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3 Design Tips for Building a Website for a Small Business

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 10.06.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Many small businesses will turn to local developers when it comes to building their first business website, while others will rely on agencies, or even step up and take on the challenge themselves. Today, we want to help those who're brave enough to be building their own website.

6 Ways to Make Visitors Fall in Love With Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 09.26.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

If you are familiar with your website analytics you would have heard of a metric called "bounce rate." The bounce rate is the percentage of website visitors that leave your website after visiting one page.

Is Your Small Business Website Like a Bad First Date?

Michael LaVista | Posted 09.23.2014 | Small Business
Michael LaVista

Small companies that want to use their online presence to drive new business need to step back and take a critical look at their sites to make sure they're not delivering a bad first date experience.

A Billion Websites and Counting

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2014 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

In 25 years, we've gained choices but we may have lost our confidence we're making good ones. Happy birthday, Internet.

Making My Case: Why Authors Need Websites

Fauzia Burke | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Fauzia Burke

If you are an author, you may view getting your website up as a time-suck or annoyance, but that doesn't mean you don't need one. Authors without websites, your careers are like houses without foundations. Not convinced?

8 Ecommerce Mistakes that are Costing You Sales

Ian Mills | Posted 09.30.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Converting visitors to buyers is one of the most important components of a successful ecommerce business because increasing this conversion rate has a...

The Right Digital-Marketing Partner in 5 Steps

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.22.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Most small-medium businesses (SMBs) would rather pick potatoes than pick a digital-marketing partner. Digital marketing is filled with clutter and confusion. SMBs know digital can help but are unsure of where to start. Having a great partner helps, but finding a great partner can be expensive and counterproductive to your goals.

Want a Winning Website for Your Non-Profit?

Laura Packard | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Laura Packard

Say you have a successful long-established non-profit advocacy group. Or perhaps you just launched your political campaign or non-profit online. Now it's time for your organization to do a full website build (or rebuild)!

On Being a Foreign Correspondent

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.04.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Rachele Kanigel's "10 Tips for Training the Next Generation of Foreign Correspondents" immediately drew my attention but her headline didn't quite mat...

How to Know When Your Business Needs a Mobile Website

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 08.20.2014 | Small Business
Gabriel Shaoolian

In order to ensure that your business gets the most return on investment possible from a mobile optimized website, you need to understand whether or not users are actually coming to your website from mobile devices.

5 Important Reasons to Redesign Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 08.20.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Technology and design styles change quickly and so too can the focus of your business. It is important that your website remains current with these changes and that your business is getting the most out of the new online opportunities that are available. Here are five excellent reasons to consider a website redesign,

Search Engine Optimization Is Ever-Changing: 2014 SEO Trends You Need to Know

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Gabriel Shaoolian

It is important to keep up with the latest trends in the space so that your business doesn't find itself on the wrong side of a Google manual penalty that keeps you from showing up in Google's organic results.

Thanks To Apps, Websites Will Never Be the Same

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

From the way we choose a restaurant to the way some people search for a date, mobile apps have encompassed almost every aspect of our lives. And unsurprisingly, the websites of yesteryear are beginning to disappear in favor of refined app-like experiences.

Learning: A Continual Quantum Leap > Of Change

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As a career long content producer and marketer, I feel my professional journey has been full of change.

New Animation Site Lightheartedly Celebrates Cesar Chavez

Larry Magid | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

John Grimes, a San Francisco-based cartoonist, animator, illustrator and moviemaker has recently launched the site Fizzdom.com which he describes as a place for "amusing and provocative quotes, cartoons, videos and backstories."

8 Steps to Recovering From Google Search Penalties

Tom Lowery | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Tom Lowery

Whenever you're trying to recover from a Google search penalty put on your site, you have to work quickly, keeping your future SEO in mind.

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website: Q&A With Ric Dragon

Fauzia Burke | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Fauzia Burke

"The best tactic we've deployed to consistently increase traffic to web sites is blogging. This isn't simply about writing another blog post, it means writing really valuable and relevant content."

Where Would You Live On This Amazing Map Of The Internet?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.31.2014 | Technology

Some people -- your friendly editors and reporters at HuffPost Tech included -- are on the Internet so much, they may as well live there. Over on ...

What's Your Real Hair Color and Other Nosy Security Questions

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

Those website security questions used to be so easy and straightforward like, "What's your mother's maiden name, high school mascot, or favorite pie?"...

5 Websites You Should Be Glad Exist

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

It's a little hard to say, since most of my reading is via RSS feeds. But if I were to pick a few sites I couldn't live without, I'd have to go with the following.

The Glitches of Outsourcing IT Services

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The healthcare.gov launch is a debacle for those who believe that we should outsource public services to for-profit companies without adequate planning and oversight. Sadly, when it comes to outsourcing government IT services, the healthcare.gov example is par for the course.

A Story on Why You Need Web Hosting

Greg Narayan | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Greg Narayan

Sure, you need social media traction and content and a mission statement, etc. etc. to get people excited, but avoid hosting and everything could go "poof" one day. You could literally wake up to an email saying, "We're sorry. You're screwed."

10 Free Services Every Tech Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Dan McCormick | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology
Dan McCormick

With this variety of great freemium offerings, it's easier than ever to take your website idea from dream to reality, with minimal expense.

11 Things That Are Better Than An Orgasm

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 02.20.2014 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

The next time you're feeling the pressure to have an orgasm, or have more orgasms, or have a certain type of orgasm... remember that life offers you many forms of bliss.

Why Your Company's Website Is Useless

James C. Gibson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
James C. Gibson

For many companies today, there is a big disconnect from what their potential customers buying process is and how their website enables that buying process.