Some useful tools for web design and analytics


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With Clicktale, record visitors as they use your website

Recording website visitors opens up a powerful new aspect of website analytics. The ability to watch... 

Protect (and share) the passwords of your team with Password Depot Server

Password Depot: what is it, how do you use it? It is hard to ensure an optimal security... 

ASP WebHosting

How much should you pay for a good website host?

Summary: For sites that are static HTML and have fewer than 1,000 pages, you should... 


Tips & tricks to increase traffic


3 Oh-So-Horrible things you have to absolutely avoid when doing SEO

When you are doing SEO, you may try to find a lot of information on what you need to do in order to rank... 

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When fishing for customers, use educational information as your lure

No fisherman lowers an empty hook into the water; if he does, the fish take no interest... 

Graph of press release readership over a 28 day period.

Well Written Press Releases Will Generate Traffic

Press releases are an excellent way to promote your company and website. My last... 


Sales strategies and your website


Top 3 TED Talks on Business and Social Media

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

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... 

Use online surveys to listen to your customer

Success through customer feedback Successful businesses must be successful at listening... 


Some questions you may ask


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... 

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How to keep visitors from leaving your site?

How is your homepage like the window of the store in the picture above? 60-80% of... 

Example customer categories as part of a web site strategy.

What is Web Strategy and Why is it Important? 10 Questions to Help Explain

I have watched friends build a website to generate income with very little planning;... 


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Using a grid for your web design

The use of grids is very common in the web designing industry. While grids were initially used for graphic... 

Lessons from Our, November 7th, Website Marketing Class

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

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What is a blog and do I need one?

The technology world tends to get excited about new products and new ideas, blogging... 

How proper site design can be used as a potent online marketing tool

When thinking about online marketing, most people confine their ideas to issues such... 

Content presentation tips for non profit websites

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

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