Posts Tagged ‘Web Design’

Great Social Media Statistics

by Mark Hess
Myths of Social Media Debunked
Myth by R. Hess

Author Michael Stelzner, has put together an interesting report based on a survey of 900 marketers. The report looks at the state of social media marketing. The link at the bottom of this post takes you to the source which includes a video by Stelzner about  his in-depth report, “Social Media Marketing Industry Report”

Interesting stats from the report include:

  • 88% indicated they were employing social media for marketing purposes
  • 72% have only been using social media marketing for a few months
  • 64% of marketers are using social media for 5 hours or more each week
  • 39% are using it for 10 hours a week
  • 81% say the number-one benefit is generating exposure, followed by increasing traffic and building new (more…)

SEO Mistakes When Redesigning

by Mark Hess

Tropicana's Bad RedesignWe here at Full Voice Media are getting ready to redesign our site; to update our ideas and thinking; to add more portfolio pieces and to have some fun. Our online marketing and website design experience always leads to new, evolved perspectives on the easiest, most stimulating and useful ways to present information and attract viewers and clients, so we commit to tweaking the site every year or so. It’s just so amazing how fast social media marketing changes and how many possibilities are out there for new improved web design and communication avenues.
Apropos of our eminent change, I came across this interesting article by Robbin Steif (more…)

How Important Is SEO to You?

by Mark Hess
Young Man Coming Out of Old
Evolving by R. Hess

A lot of what passed for search engine optimization a couple of years ago was just scamming search engines into giving out high ranks. Now it’s much more about creating quality, provocative, engaging content. Yes, a lot of blogs are still over exposed ego trips, but there is also an incredible amount of deep, thoughtful commentary, useful advice, helpful tutorials and just good information out there. And I think Google is chiefly the reason why. By constantly evolving their search criteria and endlessly catching the scammers and tricksters, they have forced a raised bar mentality. Good content is being rewarded with high rankings. And we’re all a little better for it. I can’t believe I’m praising the behemoth Google has become, but so far they’ve been pretty good citizens. As far as I know… Anyway HubSpot has a nice little article about SEO I thought you might like. How important is SEO to you?

SEO is Evolving Fast: Is Your Website?

Just a few months ago, Mike Volpe blogged about Page Rank becoming irrelevant.   (more…)

Twitter Tips for Marketing & PR

by Mark Hess
Factory and arrow
Direction by R. Hess

Twitter marketing is time consuming, but many companies are starting to see results. Our friends at HubSpot just released this concise and easy to understand guide to all you need to know. Thanks HubSpot!

How to Use Twitter for Marketing & PR

Twitter is a tool for “micro-blogging” or posting very short updates, comments or thoughts.  In fact, since Twitter was designed to be very compatible with mobile phones through text messages, each update is limited to 140 characters.  Truly, a micro-blog.  Another way to think of Twitter is like a cross between instant (more…)

How Google Search Works, Briefly

by Mark Hess

Google video

cccccccccccccccccccccccHow does Google decide a websites ranking? Well there’s a little video they made to help explain it. It’s not very deep, but you do get the idea that quality links to a site are more important than links out or keywords, and quality is measured by how in depth and targeted the whole set of pages are on any given site. There are also little videos on how Google ads and apps work. It’s worth a few minutes.

Great Business Website Tips, Part 6

by Mark Hess
Tips Graphic #6Search Engine Optimize (SEO): Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an incredibly complicated field with new techniques and schemes being devised constantly. Its’ goal is to get your site to the top of any keyword search that might relate to your business. Search engines index your website by looking at all the html text on your pages, by keywords and descriptions behind the scene in your “metatags,” and by examining how your site links to and is linked to other sites on the world wide web.
For the best keywords use a service such as the Google keyword tool or  Google search based keyword tool to find the best keywords related to your business, and write a concise clear description of your site using these keywords. This description is what will appear in a search engine results list. Follow the Google Webmaster guide. It’s a free guide that explains all you need to know about how to appear as a result on relevant searches. If your business is in a single (more…)

Great Business Website Tips, Part 4

by Mark Hess

Tips #4 graphicIn order to make your website experience one people will refer to and recommend you need to get an emotional response. When someone comes to your website, what do they remember? You want them to get the feeling of a trusted friend, or at least a trusted, thoughtful and/or useful business source. To make that warm and fuzzy connection you need to remember that websites can sometimes be cold and distant if they’re only glorified sales pitches. Adding customer support features and other human touches goes a long way to “friending” your viewer and creating a personal connection. After all, your website should be an extension of your best practices and present best side. With that in mind here are this installments tips:
Be Memorable: Try not to use templates that give your site an impersonal look. Use great images and (more…)

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