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One of the biggest concerns of the online consumer is knowing which companies to trust and which companies to steer clear of. It's often difficult to determine who is and is not reputable in the online world.
One way that you can help build consumer confidence is by including a well written About Page on your web site. Small businesses often make the mistake of not including an 'About Us' page on their web site because statistically speaking it's the least read page on your web site....
MiNeeds.com has many different types of people that view the "Ask The Experts" articles. Small business owners from many walks of life use the section to talk about their niche and educate people in an attempt to show their knowledge and entice potential customers to try their services.
I received an email tonight from one of the community members who stated that they would place negative reviews about my company if I didn't remove the negative review I left about their company on...
According to the MiNeeds Email . . ."Under our new membership options, your Basic Membership will be upgraded to Standard Membership today."
With this new billing package that MiNeeds has rolled out I wanted to go make certain that I wasn't signed up for something that I hadn't agreed to pay for. I had discontinued my paid membership a few months ago and when I went here:
A few years ago when the economy went ka-put a whole new group of small business owners were created out of a neccessity for people to earn money for the well being of their families. Many of us worked long hours for jobs that we actually enjoyed doing. Yet suddenly, through no fault of our own, we were faced with unemployment due to the companies we worked for downsizing, outsourcing or worse ... declaring bankruptcy.
We often work with clients that are new to the printing-side of things - so we are often faced with the same type of questions. "Why doesn't this look like the PDF I saw on my screen?" and "Is there an easy way to pick my color?"
There isn't really a simple answer to this, but we thought it would be a good idea to discuss color gamuts. For those of you who want to get all scientific about it, we offer this explanation: Monitors emit light,...
Making yourself accessible and allowing for 'Googlers' to find you quickly and easily just got simpler! The folks over at Google have introduced Google Places, complete with QR codes, (read my article about QR codes) a one-stop resource for listing your business on the web. Below are the features taken directly from Google's site.
Businesses unlock their free business listing with Google Places, allowing them to enhance the content of their...
Contrary to popular assumptions, designing a website for usability does NOT have to be boring. Customer friendly, easily navigatable, engaging content and legibility is primarily want all visitors want. They need to be able to move around your site and find exactly what they're looking for or they will move away from your site.
Our lives continue to get busier and we are presented with an increasing array of ways of accessing information quickly. Almost everyone I know owns a...
How many times have you been browing the interwebs and landed on a web page that was designed well but you didn't understand how to navigate your way through the site, sign up for the newsletter, find the price of the product or service that was for sale or contact the company? Too many times! These sites need a better Call To Action.
A Call To Action is nothing more than the item on your web page that tells the user what you want them to do.
Just a quick note: Today while meeting with a client I was informed about Seth Godin, a published author, popular blogger / maketing guru that is very inspirational. Some of his quotes that I now have posted on my wall include:
So here is another idea, MiNeeds readers -- I want you to get some additional hits on your web site. In order to make that happen I am wanting to setup a program where MiNeeds community members review each other's web sites and list 3 things they love, 3 things they would change and an overall feedback.
How To Participate
1) Reply to this message with the URL to your web site.
As I sit here this morning and sip at my steaming cup of hot cocoa and dream of when the big thaw will finally hit Upstate New York so I can start getting excited about Spring, Summer and Fall - I find myself wondering why so many people neglect to comment and rate other people's articles.
As someone who tries to contribute to the community here and deals individually with many of our authors and community members on an individual basis I would like to ask...
Cmon folks - enough of the lurking and the lack of participation. If you read an article - rate it. Even a 5, 6, 7 or 8 can help the individual users who take their time to write on here. I don't operate a blog any other places (save for my web site) and I write specifically for MiNeeds.
In order for this community to take off and to get more people communicating we have to work together to dive into conversations. Comment on articles, ask...
I'm just asking everyone who can read this message.
At the top of this article there is "My Questions" and "My Answers". On my end I see little red asterisks. Does everyone else see those or do I need to have the largest subscription to get access to this section?
I'd love to start answering questions and helping more people with their graphic design or web issues - but it doesn't appear to be working.