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Keeping Your Website Relevant

Keeping Your Website Relevant

 

Creating a successful website is not just about designing and building it well. You also need a strategy to develop it and make it work. This means marketing your website, but it also means keeping your website relevant.

 

You have to do this for two reasons:

 

  1. To keep the search engines interested in your site so that they keep sending you visitors
  2. To engage those visitors and make them want to buy or visit again (preferably both)

 

10 Technologies and Companies that We Left Behind

10 Technologies and Companies that We Left Behind

 

The wheel is one of humanity’s first technological advances. It is also one of the most unique because it is still in use today. Most technologies that don’t keep up eventually wither and die. The same applies to companies that don’t innovate. So, here are 10 technologies and companies that we left behind.

 

1.      Typewriters

 

The typewriter was invented in its current form in the 1860s. There is some dispute as to who first developed it, so it is difficult to pin down the exact date. What is not in dispute, though, is how important the invention became.

 

Is Cloud Storage the future?

Is Cloud Storage the future?

 

There are a few buzzwords that have dominated the tech industry recently. They include “mobile”, “cryptocurrency”, “the internet of things”, “wearable technology”, and “cloud computing”. This article focuses on the last one – cloud computing, or cloud storage. It is where your files – documents, photos, and communications are stored on remote servers rather than your own computer. But is cloud storage the future?

 

Before going any further let’s get straight to answering the question. Yes, cloud storage probably is the future.

 

Seven Unique and Innovative Online Businesses

Seven Unique and Innovative Online Businesses

 

Are you looking for business inspiration? Are you trying to find a niche or an idea that you can turn into something real and successful? Here are seven unique and innovative online businesses that should help get your entrepreneurial brain ticking.

 

You never know, you might become the next Gary Dahl. His story starts way before the internet as we know it today, but it is proof that almost anything is possible. Dahl became a millionaire in 1975 with one of the most unusual business ideas ever imagined - he sold Pet Rocks.

 

No, let's rephrase that – he convinced people to buy rocks.

 

Selling on Etsy and Amazon

Selling on Etsy and Amazon

 

Selling on Etsy and selling on Amazon is an option that is lucrative for many businesses. It also presents opportunities if you’re thinking of starting a new business. But how do you do it right and become successful?

 

First, remember that lots of people before you have failed. You’re probably thinking right now: hey, hang on a minute – I came here for advice and inspiration – what’s all this talk about failure? But the fact that lots of people have failed on Amazon or Etsy is something your business can learn from. Here are the two most common mistakes:

 

Widgets You Can Add to Your Website

Widgets You Can Add to Your Website

 

A widget is a piece of code that you can add to your website to give it extra functionality. A widget can improve the experience of your website users, or it can give your website a feature that helps you grow your business. But what exactly can widgets do? The answer to that is fairly broad. You can get a widget for just about anything, many of which are cool but ultimately useless. Here are some useful widgets you can add to your website.

 

Marketing Your New Website

Marketing Your New Website

 

If you ask anyone involved in online marketing they will tell you that your work only begins once you finish building your new website. This is because the real challenge is getting people to visit your site. The internet is a busy place. And your competitors have deep pockets. But if you work hard, successfully marketing your new website is possible.

Google's Material Design - What is it?

Google's Material Design - What is it?

 

What is Google’s Material Design? After reading about the concept this is a question most people involved in Google are probably asking too. Almost everything about it is dripping with enough clichés and jargon to make your head spin. So, let’s start with the basics – Material Design is a new design concept and design language from Google.

 

The idea is to make online design more consistent, clean and user-friendly across all devices. Google is using it to create the new version of its operating system Android which they are releasing later in 2014. And the company is encouraging designers of software for tablets, mobile devices and computers to use Material Design.

 

How to Select the Right WP Theme

How to Select the Right WP Theme

 

A WordPress theme determines a lot of the functionality of your website, as well as the way it looks and behaves for your users. So it’s important to choose wisely. But how do you do this? There’s a huge selection of themes from a large number of providers. This article will cut through the noise to help you select the right theme.

The two things you need are focus and a sense of purpose. Almost everyone who has developed a website in WordPress has had the child-in-a-toy-shop experience when looking for a theme, i.e. they have no focus or sense of purpose.

 

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