Harnessing the Power of Reviews and Testimonials

Harnessing the Power of Reviews and Testimonials

Reviews build businesses. Need proof? The Spiegel Research Center reported that displaying customer reviews increases conversion rates by 270%. Why are reviews so vital to your business success? How can you make the most of them? Let's explore the power of reviews and...

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Pillars of Web Design

Pillars of Web Design

What are the pillars of web design? Are there strong foundational principles of web design that stand up over time? Web design has changed a lot since the birth of HTML in 1990. I've been involved in web design, web development and online publishing since 1998, and...

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Manufacturing Growth

Manufacturing Growth

Manufacturing growth is accelerating in the UK and the USA, according to recent reports. In contrast to 3 Signs the Economy is Still Hurting - manufacturing companies in the UK and USA are expecting to grow by 3% to 9%. However, the method, or process used to gather...

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Three Signs The Economy is Still Hurting

Three Signs The Economy is Still Hurting

Why do we care what "the economy" is doing? You can't control the weather, but you can invest in a rain coat or an umbrella. Anthony Mirhaydari, a market strategist at InvestorPlace  reported on May 6 that "Payrolls jumped by 288,000 (vs. the 215,000 that was...

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Three Ways to Test for Heartbleed

Three Ways to Test for Heartbleed

The recently discovered Heartbleed security bug  lets hackers gather and decipher data sent by your computer's browser over HTTPS/secure 'encrypted data connections' using SSL. This security bug, a severe flaw in OpenSSL, might have allowed hackers to steal user...

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Gentlemen: This is Inbound Marketing

Gentlemen: This is Inbound Marketing

Fundamentals of Inbound Marketing Marketing your business on the internet can be complicated, frustrating, and painful.  If you're not careful you will end up a big loser, after spending hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on strategies, methods, and techniques...

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“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” ~ Vince Lombardi

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Football is Like Life …

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” ~ Vince Lombardi ... What are the Fundamentals of Inbound Marketing and how do they relate to Football?

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Creative Coffee Color Palettes

Creative Coffee Color Palettes

Today we begin exploring various color palettes generated from photographs at the Queen Bean Coffee House in Modesto, California. We want to create authentic color palettes for a variety of new website design projects. Perhaps it will inspire a new series of coffee...

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