Hey Scottsdale – What is Your Web Design Missing?

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Here is a quick article I found about things you should consider for your website.

Web design is one of the newer ways a lot of people can make a good amount of profit from in today’s digital age. If you want to learn how to make some web sites so that you can pursue some of your personal endeavors then this article is the place for you.

It is always good to add a favicon to your website. The favicon is a 16×16 image file in the .Ico format. This image is the one you see next to the URL bar, next to the title of the page on an opened tab and is also visible on your bookmarks tab if you choose to bookmark a page. The favicon will help users quickly recognize your page in their browser without reading any text or directly viewing the page.

Free software is great to start with when you’re getting into web design. Costly software is also available, but you can get good results with free tools since you are the main factor in the success of your site. With a little search effort on your part, the kinds of tools you need can be found, and for free.

If you intend to use advertisements on your site as a way to increase your earnings, make sure to maintain an appropriate ratio. Keeping your advertisements at no more than 25 percent of your content ensure your site is not cluttered with too many of them. Just like people would not watch television if it was nothing but commercials, site visitors are less likely to stay on your site if you have too many advertisements.

For your image tags, always try to include a brief description in the ALT attribute. Not only is this good for search engine optimization, but it is also beneficial to the sight-impaired users who rely on screen readers to describe image tag contents. Make your description short and as descriptive as possible.

To help you create good web pages and fix mistakes on your own, learn computer languages. Educating yourself on how a website actually works will help you quickly fix any mistakes. Knowing how to deal with problems on your site will save you time and money, as you will not have to rely on outside help to remedy the situation.

Learning all of the material from this article can be a bit much to take in, if you need to go ahead and read through this article again to make sure you digest all of the information presented. Once you feel confident use the tips from this article to assist you with web design.

If your looking for help with a new website or a website redesign – give us a call.

YouTube Launches ‘American Idol’ Search For The Best Teachers | TechCrunch

See on Scoop.itYoutube Seo, Youtube Branding, Video Marketing

This is really interesting and a great development for finding new and innovative ways to teach.  My head can’t help but ponder.  How can compaines and business utlize these concepts to give back educationally while building brand awareness and ideally brand loyalty?  

 

Something to thing about.

:)Sylvia

 

 

YouTube is looking to give some much-needed celebrity status to the most engaging teachers in the world.

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Is Science is Getting Popular on YouTube?

See on Scoop.itYoutube Seo, Youtube Branding, Video Marketing

Regardless of your business there are interesting and popular facts behind it.  If science is popular, then what is the science behind your business?  

 

This could easily be material for your next youtube video.  Allowing you to highlight your knowledge and expertise and connecting with current and future clients.  So don’t just look to “sell”.   View your next youtube video as an opportunity to educate and connect.  

 

Remember quality content has always been key.  So look at the science behind your business for your next video.

 

:)Sylvia

 

By now, many people have seen or at least heard about Bill Nye the science guy and his rant on YouTube about evolution. Although the high hits for his…

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Facebook Fanpages NEW Timelines

Hello. Just a quick post. Facebook is release a new layout for fanpages. The timeline layout that are available for personal facebook pages will now be available for fanpages as of March 30, 2012. As with any change there will be opportunities and challenges to maintain your brand.

One of the major changes I want you all to be awayre of is the cover photo. Facebook has specific things that cannot be included in your cover photo:

coupons — your cover photo cannot be a coupon or a discount offer
do not make it text base
do not infringe on any copyrights
Pricing and purchase information are a no no
Contact info not allowed — this means no email address, website address, or location. This should be included in the About section of your Fan Page
Incentives for users to share or like your post or page, contest, promotion
Call’s to action are a no no — such as “Download this” and “Call Now”

Basically…use an image. Be creative. Limit the text.

If you want to read the ins and outs on some of the things you should do or be aware of to maximize this new format. Here is a great article:
http://mashable.com/2012/02/29/facebook-brand-timelines-changes-marketing/

As always, if you need help you know where to find me 🙂

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How to Make Your YouTube Brand Work

Hi Gang,

Found another great youtube related article I thought was useful. These are a bit broad but the goal is to connect with your market, clients, etc.

10 Ways to Make YouTube Work for Your Brand

YouTube viewers have to sift through an estimated 60 hours of content that are uploaded every minute to the site. To get a share of the page views, which totaled 4 billion in February, brand marketers have to be creative. After interviewing the experts, Mediabistro’s AvantGuild found 10 ways to make a YouTube channel stand out from all the rest:

1. Allot a portion of your social media strategy specifically to YouTube; set goals and objectives.
2. Download YouTube’s Creator Playbook (PDF) for a peek into the dos and don’ts of fine-tuning your channel.
3. Build a brand page with the look and feel of your company’s personality. Don’t leave all the glitz to Facebook and Twitter.
4. Create videos that are useful and interesting to your audience. Remember that practical is as important as flashy.
5. Concentrate on making the first 15 seconds of your video compelling, as viewer attention spans are short.
6. Drive traffic to your page by creating a strategy to push or pull viewers in.
7. Reward your viewers with sweepstakes and contests.
8. Maintain a regular frequency for posting and engaging with your audience.
9. Cross-promote your YouTube page on your website, other social media channels or through YouTube marketing options.
10. Measure your success with YouTube analytics.

original article: http://socialtimes.com/10-ways-to-make-youtube-work-for-your-brand_b90413

Let me know what you think!

India Court Rules On Social Network Comments, Apple TV For Q2 2012?, Google Tablet Coming In Six Months

I think this article can reflect how powerful social media is.

India Court Rules On Social Network Comments, Apple TV For Q2 2012?, Google Tablet Coming In Six Months
FAST COMPANY | DECEMBER 27, 2011
http://pulse.me/s/4nRRL

Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day. **Christmas Is For Online Shopping Too**. In a sign that online shopping is an… read more

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