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Website development using a marketing approach will insure the business website is a marketing tool for lead generation, sales support and sales. Using the latest technologies we can help insure the website’s marketability. Your website’s development is the first impression customers have about your business. We are uniquely qualified to leverage the power of the Web for your benefit.

Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, and social network services. A more comprehensive list of tasks to which web development commonly refers, may include web engineering, web design, web content development, client liaison, client-side/server-side scripting, web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce development.

The Power of Website Design And Conversion Rate Optimization

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) combined with smart website design are a powerful combination for any business. Increasing leads and sales from your business's website is the primary objective. It is important to understand that achieving this goal requires three types of disciplines. It is optimal to combine a marketer, a CRO practitioner, and a creative designer that understand user experience (UX) and the user interface (UI): The marketer understands the strategy, options, and resources to execute various solutions. The CRO practitioner understands metrics, reports, analytics, analysis, and how to interpret the results from multiple data points. The designer will be able to take direction from the marketer and the CRO practitioner to develop the visuals and the layout. It takes all three of these disciplines to continually improve the website’s conversion. This will allow you to reach the lead and sales goals of your website. Website Design Will Increase Lead and Sales Conversions The user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are important factors in your website design and design optimization. UI encompasses the creative design, visuals, layout and functional elements presented to the website visitor. UX provides an easy and enjoyable experience via how a given user interacts [...]

How New Website Design Requirements are Important for Sales

User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) are very important to website design. The design principles which UX and UI are based on can be traced as far back as the 1940s. As workplace computers exploded in the early 1990s, UX and UI became an important element for designers. Since the start of the commercial Internet in 1989, we have seen technology progress and the graphic design industry become very specialized. This is not too different from the medical industry with doctors specializing in different segments of health. Graphic designers separated out between digital and traditional graphic design. Digital graphic designers continued to become more specialized with UI Design, UX Design, web design, visual identity, marketing, and advertising design, and the categories continue to grow. As we fast forward to 2020, website design trends have become more diverse. We are seeing design work changes that include typography, color combinations, retro-style designs, line art, geometric design, liquid design and much more. While these design trends fall into the category of graphic design, there are some types of design trends that are focused in broader categories that include: Micro Animation Organic Shapes Color to Evoke Emotions Thumb Friendly Mobile [...]

Webinar: Creative Design Increases Sales! Learn from the Pros Webinar Series

Welcome to the SmartFinds "Learn from the Pros" Webinar Series. Join this free Live Website Design and Creative Webinar to increase your sales on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 2:00 PM EST The webinar will be presented by SmartFinds Marketing and Drive Creative Agency. Do you understand how important creative design impacts leads and sales from your website? WEBSITE DESIGN QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF Are you getting the sales from the volume of people visiting your website? Do you understand color theories, font usage, page space usage, or how to use dark mode design? Do you understand what is causing your website to not generate more leads and sales? Do your calls to actions have the necessary creative design to generate interest? Do you understand how Conversion Rate Optimization can help you increase your leads and sales? WEBSITE DESIGN WEBINAR WILL DISCUSS Mobile First design theory Understanding color theory User triggered animations Understanding your calls to actions Understanding how to measure your conversation rate How to use conversion rate optimization to improve your lead and sales results WEBSITE DESIGN WEBINAR WILL COVER: How creative website design impacts your lead and sales results The concepts of creative design theories to [...]

By |2020-03-26T12:02:15-04:00March 25th, 2020|Creative Design, Digital Marketing, Education and Learning, General, Internet Marketing, Marketing, News and Events, Smartfinds, Webinar, Website Development|Comments Off on Webinar: Creative Design Increases Sales! Learn from the Pros Webinar Series

Important Webinar Material Downloads Available For Everyone

On November 12, 2019, SmartFinds Marketing announced its website future planning webinar, "Website Future Planning Webinar Discusses Strategy, Security and Budget For Business". The webinar was conducted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST and recorded for everyone to listen to on-demand. The webinar was educational and intended for businesses to consider website future planning, accepting frequent technology changes, the strategy of their website, and how budgets impact how they approach the never-ending changes in website technologies. "We had a successful webinar with business attendees from different backgrounds and industries", said Melih Oztalay, CEO of SmartFinds Marketing. "Important segments of the webinar included the 4 A's of Digital Marketing and introducing new ideas on how to approach budgets in the fast-paced industry", added Mr. Oztalay. As businesses go into 2020, they will find many changes taking place in the world of digital marketing. These include website performance, separating your website’s services, designing with 5G in mind, user experience (UX), user interface (UI), creative design, and security. The 4 A’s of Digital Marketing, created by Mr. Oztlaay, include Anticipate Change, Accept Change, Adapt to Change, and Adopt the Changes. These are important concepts for businesses to consider. The alternative [...]

By |2020-03-25T08:28:36-04:00November 26th, 2019|Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing, News and Events, Smartfinds, Webinar, Website Development|Comments Off on Important Webinar Material Downloads Available For Everyone

Website Future Planning Webinar Discusses Strategy, Security and Budget For Business

SmartFinds Marketing will be presenting website future planning webinar on GoToWebinar Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 9 AM EST Birmingham, MI – Novemer 12, 2019 – SmartFinds Marketing (www.smartfindsmarketing.com) will be holding a webinar on GoToWebinar, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9 AM EST to discuss website future planning for businesses. The webinar will be educational and intended for business owners to consider how they plan for the future of their website, accepting technology changes, the strategy of their website, and budgets that impact how they approach the never-ending changes in website technologies. As we head into 2020, many changes have taken place in the world of digital marketing and website development. These include separating your website’s services, designing with 5G in mind, user experience (UX), user interface (UI), creative design, and security. 2020 websites are going to undergo an evolution in this fast-changing industry. The webinar will touch on how to stay competitive in the marketplace. It is important for businesses to not fight the technologies changes that are never-ending. The 4 A's of Digital Marketing, which include Anticipate Change, Accept Change, Adapt to Change, and Adopt the Changes, will be discussed during this webinar. The webinar will be [...]

Improve Your Website Performance and Technologies in 2020

As we head into 2020, many changes have taken place in the world of digital marketing and website performance. These include separating your website’s services, designing with 5G in mind, user experience (UX), user interface (UI), creative design, and security. 2020 websites are going to undergo an evolution in this fast-changing industry. You will find many topics in this article that talk about change. It is important for businesses to not fight these changes. The 4 A's of Digital Marketing include Anticipate Change, Accept Change, Adapt to Change, and Adopt the Changes. Are you ready and able to roll with the changes? Separating Your Website’s Performance Services A website has many services in order for it to live on the Internet’s world wide web (WWW). The Registrar, Domain Name Services (DNS), Hosting Provider, E-Mail, E-Commerce, Content Delivery Network (CDN) to name a few important segments used by most businesses. Each of these segments has become its own science, technology, process, and service. To that end, decentralizing your website’s services to separate service providers would improve your website’s performance and security. At the same time, you will reduce the risk of one area affecting another. It is time to re-think how [...]

Website Webinar: Preparing For Your Website’s Future, Reliable Strategy and Improving Security

Registration For This Webinar Has Closed Don't miss this FREE Live Website Webinar : Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 9AM EST 2020 is just around the corner. Is your website ready? WEBSITE WEBINAR QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF: Are you ready for 5G? Are you ready for the future of mobile device capabilities? Have you gotten a perfect score on Google's Page Speed Testing Tool? Have you gotten a passing grade with Google's Structured Data Testing Tool? Have you tested your website and web server's security? Have you reduced your risk by decentralizing your web presence? WEBSITE WEBINAR WILL DISCUSS: Frontline website development technologies Developing a reliable strategy for future planning Reducing the risk of your website's downtime Keeping your website flexible as your business needs change YOU'LL LEARN: New project structure Diversifying technologies 2020 creative design 8 critical website technologies Preparing for website marketability YOU'LL GET: A copy of the webinar recording (MP4) and the webinar presentation (PDF) will be provided to all registrants and attendees Presented by: Melih Oztalay Melih Oztalay is the CEO of SmartFinds Marketing. He has 25 years of experience in developing successful, [...]

Using Expert Tools Will Insured A Well Performing Website

Expert tools in the world of information makes managing a website's health and performance easy. A business has many performance tools to choose from. These performance expert tools help a company improve their web presence. A healthy website has improved search engine visibility, speed and include improved user experience. The most important thing to remember is these expert tools are free! You will find they recommend corrections to improve various web and website metrics. After all, you spent time and money to build a website to make you proud. The website looks the way you desired. The website has the information you want to present to visitors. What do you need, right? A healthy functioning website will have many advantages. The advantages include higher conversion rates from website visitors, higher search engine rankings, and improved digital marketing performance. The below-listed expert tools provide a wealth of information. You can be downright foolish to not take a few minutes to learn about these tools. After all, who needs a well-performing website, right? Let’s take at look at the technical items Google is looking to be included with a healthy website. Then we can review tools, which will ensure you are meeting [...]

By |2017-11-05T17:01:49-05:00September 28th, 2016|Articles, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engines, SEO, Website Development, Website Marketability|Comments Off on Using Expert Tools Will Insured A Well Performing Website

Google’s SSL Security Algorithm Will Affect Your Website’s Ranking

Google announced in August 2014 ranking websites in the organic search results was going to include if the website was using an SSL certificate for the entire website. This would mean using a SSL 2048-bit key certificate (preferably using SHA-2) and provide a small ranking benefit. Google did mention the algorithm change would carry “less weight than other signals such as high-quality content.” While this may carry less weight in improving the ranking position of a web page, what do you think the algorithm will do if your website is not using an SSL certificate? After all Google added they “may decide to strengthen” the signal because they want to “encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep everyone safe on the web.” At Google’s 2014 I/O Conference one of their sessions was named “HTTPS Everywhere”. The concept is if all legitimate business websites implemented an SSL certificate the Internet would be more secure. The concept certainly has merit because in order to implement an SSL certificate your business has to disclose its information. Spam and fraud websites certainly are less likely to decide having an SSL certificate on their website under these circumstances. The last [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:26:25-05:00March 1st, 2015|Articles, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Search Engines, SEO, Smartfinds, Website Development|Comments Off on Google’s SSL Security Algorithm Will Affect Your Website’s Ranking

Maserati Home Page By-Pass To See Car Models After Super Bowl TV Commercial

Maserati decided have their first Super Bowl TV commercial about the new Ghibli model featuring Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis. Considering the game was getting boring with the Seattle Seahawks constantly scoring without any points from the Denver Broncos, why not take a few minutes to do something else. The first thing I did was to check out the Maserati website. No matter how you type in www.maserati.com or look for their website in a Google search you keep coming to a landing page during the Super Bowl to their TV commercial. Well, personally speaking that seems a bit silly because after I watched the Super Bowl commerical I wanted to learn more about the Ghibli. How the heck are we suppose to by-pass this TV commercial on their home page to get more information about the Ghibli? Here is a trick to find what the URL is of the pages within their website: Go to Google and type in site:maserati.com in the search box. This will show you that Google has 62,700 pages indexed of the Maserati website. From here find the web page you want. In this case the Ghibli is located at www.ghibli.maserati.com or a list of all [...]

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