2 days ago
WebStarts is proud to announce our latest app, Google Maps. Google Maps for WebStarts let’s you create custom maps with Google Maps and put them directly onto your website. There are three different ways you can create a custom map with the Google Maps app.
The first one is by simply entering the address of a location. So if you’re a small business and you want people to be able to locate you on a map this is a perfect … Read More
6 days ago
Just about everyday we hear about an SEO firm promising one of our clients they can help them get better search engine ranking on Google. This is usually accompanied by a bewildering technical request – our client has been told to ask us from his “SEO guy”. Of course not every website will get top search ranking, and if getting great search ranking were simple everyone would be doing it. Here are 5 of the biggest mistakes SEO firms are … Read More
8 days ago
Studies show people will only wait seven seconds for your website to load before clicking the dreaded back button. It’s hard to get people to come to your site and with so many options it’s highly unlikely once someone leaves they’ll ever come back. That’s why it’s important to have a fast loading website.
A fast loading website will ensure your visitors get a glimpse at your content. The more people who see your website, the more people you’re … Read More
13 days ago
Every once in a while I come across a tool on the web I find so helpful I just have to share it with the WebStarts audience. CloudCovert.org is one of those tools. If you’ve ever had to convert a Word file into another format you know this can be a pain. You either need to open the document in a software program on your computer to convert it or upload it to something like Google Docs and then download … Read More
16 days ago
SEO is short for Search Engine Optimization. Search Engine Optimization is the way you tweak a webpage in hopes of getting better ranking on search engines like Google. Google takes many factors in to account when ranking a website. In this article I’ll address the most basic. These things are really the minimum you need to do in order to get good search ranking.
All good SEO starts with keyword research. You have to know which keywords and … Read More
22 days ago
There are two main ways to sell products online, buy now buttons, and online stores.
Buy now buttons are perfect when you’re selling one product from your website. They help increase conversion rates by reducing customer confusion and taking your customers directly to the checkout page.
Online stores are better when you’re selling many different products. Online stores let you organize your products by category and allow your shoppers to add several items to their cart for a single checkout.… Read More
29 days ago
When someone comes to your website and they like what they see… Do they immediately know what to do next? – They should. That’s why you need a strong “call to action”. A call to action answers that critical question and gives people a straight navigation route through your website. Here are three things you can do to make sure you’re creating a compelling call to action.
1. Make it obvious
I’d love to say otherwise but the truth is … Read More
36 days ago
A website without images can be boring and a real turn of to your site visitors. But chances are you’re not a professional photographer or graphics artist. These are some of the reasons people turn to “stock images”. Stock images are those ready to use photographs and graphics you find on the web. Most of them require you to pay a small licensing fee to include them on your website depending on the type of use.
Stock images however present … Read More
42 days ago
Is your website looking stuck in the 90′s? There’s a few things you can do to spruce up your website and make it look more modern. One of those ways is to add rounded corners to your page elements.
In what I like to call the “Internet Explorer” years browser weren’t capable of displaying rounded corners through code. The only way you could add rounded corners to a site element was to round the corners of your images in an … Read More
48 days ago
What’s an ISP email? An ISP email is that free email address you get from Verizon, Comcast, Brighthouse Networks, and other Internet Service Providers. If you’re using one of these emails you should stop immediately. Here are three reasons why using that free ISP email address sucks.
1. It’s unprofessional.
When I go to a business meeting and someone hands me a card with something like email@example.com my confidence in that person immediately drops. I can’t help but wonder whether … Read More