Some useful tools for web design and analytics


bounce rate, an important metric

Your site’s bounce rate, why important?

Improving your site’s conversion rate largely starts at lowering your bounce rate. Why? Because... 

Snapshot from homepage of WebsiteGrader.com a tool by HubSpot.

Grade Your Website – Find Areas for Improvement

WebsiteGrader.com creates a report for you showing where your website is doing well... 

1st visit. 2nd visit. 3rd visit. 4th visit. 5th visit. 6th visit.

Repeat site visits – a critical goal for a successful website

What data should I track for my website to see if I’m doing well? What indicators... 


Tips & tricks to increase traffic


The website of mid-town lunch. This company is generating $1,000 per month as of December 26th, 2007.

Increase Site Traffic By Giving Customers a Reason to Visit Your Site Frequently

Summary: To increase site traffic, post entertaining or educational content (whichever is appropriate... 

Screenshot from the MicrolabGallery.com website.

Increase your site traffic with compelling content

A great selection of pictures helped my client go from zero visitors a day at site... 

Image from the blog homepage of lightninglabels.com

Guest Article: How can Patience Provide Rewarding Sales Growth?

Summary: Over a 2 year period, Peter Renton’s blog has helped him grow his... 


Sales strategies and your website


Top ten websites by conversion rate in December 2007.

What is a good website conversion rate?

The best retail websites have a double digit conversion rate. If you are a retail website you do well... 

Generate sales with the good website

What makes a website good at generating sales?

A successful website should provide plenty of examples of how your product or service... 

Business and social media in TED talks

Top 3 TED Talks on Business and Social Media

With social media dominating the Internet, it’s a powerful tool, but since... 


Some questions you may ask


how preventing click bombing on your site

Click Bombing – What it is and How to Prevent It ?

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there on the web and it seems that many webmasters are willing to... 

Map of various advertising methods.

Readers ask: how do I advertise my website?

Here are 7 ideas that will show you how to advertise your website to get more traffic.... 

writing a good article in 5 steps

How to design the perfect article everyone will want to read in 5 simple steps

I’m guessing you know a lot about your niche which is why you built your website... 


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encourage donation with a good webdesign

Content presentation tips for non profit websites

While nonprofit websites share many of the same characteristics as any other website, there are certain... 

website analysis course

Lessons from Our, November 7th, Website Marketing Class

7pm on a Wednesday evening is always a difficult time to start a class. Most attendees... 

top ten mistakes by searchenginejournal

Are mistakes on your website costing you business?

Searchenginejournal has published a list of ten mistakes to avoid if you want to... 

Social networking companies to gain exposure for your website

How Can You Get Free Website Promotion For Your Website?

Social networking sites are great sources for free website promotion and great tools... 

an effective landing page by netmechanic

Is the first page your customer sees the correct one?

It’s easy to always point your customer to your home page. However, is that what... 

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