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People are increasingly using mobile devices like tablets and smartphones to browse the Web. The variety of screen sizes, resolutions, and platforms people use to access webpages has given birth to the rise of responsive Web design, where developers create one single site to function properly across all devices instead of producing multiple dedicated site designs to work with particular screen sizes and platforms.
While responsive Web design can be a great way for developers to ensure that their site is compatible with all devices, implementing it instead of targeted Web designs also comes with certain drawbacks. Here is an overview of the changing climate of Web devices, followed by tips for evaluating whether or not you should implement a responsive design.
Search engine optimization has not been dependent on a minimal number of factors for a long time now, such as number of times a keyword appeared on a page, and it continues to become a more complex web of on and off-page factors every month. One of the more recent factors that has had an impact on search ranking is social media.
This infographic breaks down ways that social media influences the visibility of your website in search results, including:
Want your website to look great on smartphones, tablets, PCs and even TVs? Learn how to go fully responsive.
The Web and the mobile browsers remain one of the top ways that users interact with websites and if they have trouble on their smartphone, there is a good chance they are not coming back.
That’s where responsive design can help.
Responsive design is a concept where you build your website once and then format it so it can adapt to any screen size that accesses it. Designers use HTML5 and CSS to build the sites and set parameters so the content will resize itself whether the user is in vertical or horizontal viewing mode, on a tablet, desktop or smartphone or even a screen as large as a television...
57% of mobile web users will end up not recommending a website if they had any trouble visiting it on their phones. If a business has a bad website for mobile devices, 34% of visitors will end up going to a competitors’ website.
According to WebpageFX, businesses should use CSS for the layout and not tables. They should code with XML or XHTML, and put all the important information on the top of the landing page. ”Mobile website users are usually busy doing something else like waiting in line, walking through town, or spending time out with friends,” reports WebpageFX. “Their main focus is not necessarily your website so information needs to be quick and easy to access.”
By 2015, mobile sales in the U.S. are expected to reach $31 billion (right now they’re at $6.7 billion). Businesses have to get ready and have a solid mobile site, since that’s where many sales will start taking place...
2012 was a huge year for social media.
Facebook’s IPO and Instagram buyout dominated the headlines. Twitter is noweverywhere, and celebrated the tail-end of the year by reaching 200 million active users. LinkedIn has strengthened its position as the premier business social network while shaking off Facebook’s share price nightmare to continue to trade near its stock peak. And Pinterest had one of the best twelve months of any social network, ever.
But which of these social behemoths experienced a year that they’re never going to forget?
This infographic takes a closer look at the winners and losers of social media in 2012.
Content is the most important factor for search engine optimization in a post Panda world.
Search engines rate a site based on the relevancy of content and therefore, one of the primary factors for ranking on search engines is having quality and user friendly content.
As shown in this infographic, content fuels Google organic traffic with 92% marketers in support of having effective content for seo.
Engaging customers online requires more than just being on the same social networks they are on. You first need to determine what your goals are for social media, how to measure the success of those goals, what tactics to use in your plan, and how to execute that plan. In other words, you need a strategy.
Click on the link for the complete infographic, including details on what options are available in terms of social media platforms, the different values of each, and how they relate to your potential needs.
Additionally, learn about how well they perform with regard to the 4 defined steps in developing a effective social media plan of action, which are:
So, for those getting started, or anyone who may be re-evaluating an existing social media strategy, check out this infographic that helps inform, organize and achieve online social media goals.
Kiss Metrics has released a webmaster friendly infographic that displays various online testing essentials for website functionality, search engine optimization, and various marketing campaigns. To stay ahead of your niche competition, webmasters need to test and experiment with various marketing and online visibility strategies to maximize success.
Click on the link for the complete infographic...
Many folks are making a living online out of blogging.
Blogging can be a lucrative business for those who are passionate about it and don’t mind going out of their comfort zone to make their business work. Bloggers do need to wear multiple hats. They will have to worry about their site’s design, tools to use on it, and many other things. Here are 5 infographics that could help those interested in this field get a better sense for it...
When it comes to design, user experience is one of the key things.
According to this infographic, 68% of users leave because of poorly designed websites and 62% of customers base future purchases on past experiences. These stats alone are clear enough that UX (User Experience) isn’t something that can be taken lightly. The life and blood of your business might very well depend on this factor alone.
Have a look at this infographic to learn more about what User Experience is all about.
These 10 infographics will teach you many essential elements to begin to know about Responsive Website Design- a major design trend for 2013.
Simply put, Responsive Website Design is a way for designers to create one website with a few style sheets, which allows the website to be seen on any device without having to create it from scratch for a tablet, mobile device, desktop device, etc.
With Mobile Search increasing rapidly, having a website that works for every device is a necessity and responsive design allows the site to reformat content appropriately.
Learn more at the infographic gallery at the article link...
If you are just getting started on the journey of developing your website, you may feel overwhelmed with all the things you need to figure out and plan before you even get started. There are definitely enough details to consider that it’s worth making a list so you don’t forget any of them. Or, instead of making your own list. This infographic from Pixaal showing the basic things to note before someone or company develop a website...
The number of social media followers are growing. But how do they all make a profit? This infographic indicates which websites make money with ads, paying customers, mobile apps or affiliates.
Take a look at which revenue streams help major social networking companies go from social service to successful business.
There’s nothing new under the sun?
There’s an assumption that, just because social media keeps evolving and we start to use new tools, that ‘social media’ is a new phenomenon. Nothing could be further from the truth.
This informative infographic tells the story of how people have been social on the internet, from the birth of email and Usenet to up-to-date tools like Pinterest and Google+.
Lauren Moss's insight:
Interesting timeline of events, statistics + trends, as they pertain to the 'social history of the internet'...
The format and graphics enable a strong and clear visual understanding of the content being shared and a straightforward means to compare various points in time with regard to the internet in general, as well as specific social media platforms.
Apple's Siri, along with mobile apps and mobile searching in general, are changing search habits and posing new challenges and opportunities for search marketers.
Alchemy Viral has created an infographic that covers a variety of things to keep in mind about how to better react to the growing number of mobile searches, including those being routed through Siri. (Alchemy is a UK-based firm, hence the use of “optimisation” rather than the US English spelling:)
Take a look at this infographic for more details on responsive web design, search tools, social and content optimization, content, and more factors that are relevant to SEO for the mobile internet...
Infographics are trending on the internet. There are used as a backlink bait by many of the popular brands. It serves as a dual advantage as it benefits both the creater and the user. The creator of the infographics is benefitted by getting a backlink to its website and the user of the infographic has an advantage of displaying visual friendly content on the site.
What are Infographics?
Infographics is short form for "Information Graphics". These are image visualization of data or information. It draws inspiration from Pictographs which are used as a picture language. Human mind accepts visual data more accurately and clearly than the raw text data. This concept relies heavily upon the creation of images which are used to convey complex data,graphs,information etc in an easier way before the audience.
Infographics are really useful in getting good backlinks to your website. The best way is to publish an infographic with a code to allow further embedding (The embed code contains the source of the image which is your website). People who visit your website would be able to see the embed link and if they like our picture, they would surely use it on their own website thus providing you a backlink.Moreover, you can even distribute your infographic to hundreds of specialized infographic directories thus increasing your chances of getting backlinks...
With one in three small businesses using social media, its no longer enough to just have a website, small businesses must have a social media presence, too. Don’t know where to start? This cheat sheet done in collaboration with Flowtown will help you navigate the major social media sites on the web.
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds the best of the web, recommended just for you.
You may have heard the stat that StumbleUpon drives more traffic referrals than any other social media site. We wanted to shed some light on this by describing the lifecycle of a web page in StumbleUpon, especially how long you could expect the average web page to keep getting visitors...