Archive for August, 2013

Google+ Beginners Guide

Posted by Christopher Long

This young social network was born in 2011 and has over come the number of Twitter users. Has over 360 million users, but most of them do not take advantage of this channel to 100%.

This is why below we will give you the necessary guidelines to get out the most of it:

1. Create an account: Just with this you can use all the products of this great social network. Keeping a simple name people can easily find and remember you.

2. Add users to your circle: As in other social networks add people that you know is the basic of creating connections and interest.

3. Make friends: In this network besides adding people you know you canal some inteteresting people looking for them by category or popularity. There are different ways to decide whether to add a stranger or not, as for example, if the user has profile picture or not (if not indicated that is a new user who does not use the account or which may be a spammer), TheNumber of people added to their circles, not necessarily a lot of followers means that he is a good user to follow, becaus eif he does not use the account there is nothing that interest you, but a good sign would be that the user comments and share. If you use Google Chrome you can also know just by mousing over the name of the user how many publications and shares he did.

4. Buttons: These buttons allow you to navigate the social network:

a) Home: Here you will find the updates of people you follow.

b) Profile: You will see your posts and comments.

c) Interesting Topics: The most popular items.

d) Events: You can invite users to events as parties, meetings, conferences.

e) Photos: You will find photo collections that have been published, coming from you and from the other users.

f) Circles: Your circles and those who interact with you.

g) Local: Recommendations for local restaurants, stores, etc.. That are close to you besides scores and opinions.

h) Games: find different games that you can share with your circles.

i) Hangouts: video conference sessions with up to 9 people simultaneously and with the ability to share live on your You tube channel. It also lets youa dd tabs that take you to pages created by you. A must if you use this social network for your company.

5. Browse: You can explore other ways to find users, like keywords that identify your interests, and also Google+ can suggest people to you with similar tastes so you can add them to your circles to follow their publications.

6. Profile photo: This is a very important point because it is the first impression that users will have from you, and the cover photo is large so you can add a photo of high quality and great detail.

We hope this helps you !

13 Tips to improve your website

Posted by Christopher Long

Do you want to improve your website and do not know where to start?

There are hundreds of things you could be doing. If you do not know where to start here are 13 tips to improve your page:

1. Make the navigation easy – Reduce thenumber of options

Got thirteen elements in the navigation bar? A cleaner navigation makes things easier to find. Whenthings are easier to find, itcreates a better experience for visitors.

2. Having a call to action oneach page

Do not make your visitors think. Put a button, a hyperlink or something on every page that leads to action, which ultimate is what you want them to do.

3. Put your phone number on the home page

It seems obvious, right? However, many do not do this. Oftenthe pone isburied in a contact page … Big mistake! Many visitors go to your web site only to find your phone number, so it’s important to keep it in your home page. The upper right corner is the best place.

4. Add the opening times

Can I call you at 6 in the morning? This question and others are in the heads of your customers more than you think.

5. Add a page about yourself or your business

Who are you? Do you work with a big team? When a business person – or a customer – select a company to do business, they often want to know with whom they are working. Adding photos from your computer with real biographies is a plus. In short: it shows you’re a true human being.

6. Use big, bold images

This seems to be a trend in web design, but it is because larger images speak for them selves. Capture y our visitors with beautiful images.

7. Make your website look good on mobile

It’s hard to navigate a site that is not optimized for a small screen. One of the facilities available today is the responsive design.

8. Branding

Did you just updated your logo or you changed the colors of your company? Make sure your site is up to date as much as possible.

9. Cut the distractions (music and splashpages)

The music on a web is an error, rather than help can annoyed the user because he has to look into how to turn it off and frustrate him so he would probably abandon your web site.

10. Put links to your social networks

Start with a Facebook page or Twitter account and focus on the control of one of them, then jump to the next one.

11. Put your customers to work – get testimonials

Your current customers are a great asset to your company because that may give case studies of real world – and evidence – as to how your company has helped save time, save money, etc. … Ask your best customers for testimonials.

12. Be clear about the main goal of your website

Why have a website? What do you want your web site to do for your business? When you answer this add or remove pages and consider restructuring your website if necessary.

13. Hire a professional

All points above lead me to the lasttip; Hire a professional. You can get the Project done yourself, but if you want to level up let a professional help you and give you advice.

We hope this have been helpful. Anything that you need we will be at your disposal.