As smartphone and tablet use continues to grow, it's increasingly important for your business website to look good on a small screen. These seven tools will help you build a fully functional site for phone, tablet and traditional desktop devices.
Version 3 of Cascading Style Sheets give website designers more control over page layout and page elements. If you plan to build (or rebuild) your small business website using CSS, these six applications are worth a look.
These days attracting customers to your brand means building an online community. That requires maintaining an active presence on industry-specific online forums and social media sites--and occasionally taking the conversation offline, too.
The bigger your email list, the more potential customers you reach with each email. But building an email list can be a challenge for a small business owner. Fortunately, these five strategies require only your expertise and your time.
In past articles we've been building sales pages using OptimizePress. In this article we'll cover how to add a payment processor to a small business website. This gives customers additional payment options and offers functionality to create upsells after the first product has sold or joint venture opportunities.
The A/B testing process lets you determine what words, phrases, images or other elements of a Web page lead to the most sales conversions. To help you improve your online market strategy, this article provides an overview of the A/B process and offers some hints for improving your copywriting.
The best customers come back to buy from you again. Making a list of customers and using an autoresponder to send them emails about sales and other promotions is an easy way to attract repeat business. Learn how to set up an email list and use an autoresponder to stay in touch with that list.
OptimizePress can help small (even one-person) businesses add sites squeeze pages, sales pages and other components to their WordPress sites. This will make it easier to attract customers, capture their information and offer them relevant products or services beyond the initial freebie.
Many online businesses use WordPress to build a website that can function as a sales funnel as well as a blog. Templates and themes such as OptimizePress can add a variety of features, such as a squeeze page and a sales page, which will help you connect with customers. Heres how to beef up your WordPress site and get started with OptimizePress.
Analytics help you find out what brings visitors to your small business website. With that information, you can better design your site to give visitors what they are looking for--and turn them into customers. Here's a primer on linking your site to Google Analytics and getting the most out of the data it gives you.
Everyone on the Web is a target for scams, malware, piracy and a host of other online security dangers. Small business owners are no exception. These tips will help you protect your website, your assets and your information.
Small business owners face numerous anonymous threats in the Internet era. While keeping bullies, trolls and extortionists at bay online is similar to what you should do in real life, repairing the damage they can do to your business requires a different set of reputation management skills that make the online 'noise' they create disappear.
To build a successful online business, you need potential and customers. Learn how to build a basic website that offers prospective customers a free digital product in exchange for an email address as well as how to get paid customers to sign up after making a purchase.
Critical. Authoritative. Strategic. CIO magazine addresses the issues vital to the success of IT and business executives. Solutions-oriented editorial provides a greater understanding of the role IT plays in achieving corporate goals. Subscribe to the print edition today.
Copyright 2014 IDG Communications. ABN 14 001 592 650. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of IDG Communications is prohibited.