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20 Sep

How Focusing On Customer Reviews Can Boost Your Bottom Line
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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get in the minds of our customers for a day? Through the endless bounds of the Internet it can be an arduous task to understand what your customers are thinking, but luckily market research can give you some insight as to how your customers make purchasing decisions and how they behave online. Understanding the buying process that customers go through can go a long way in bringing more leads and sales to your online store. In a report released this year, Demac Media...

30 Aug

Should You Be Running Your Website On WordPress?
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Many people think of WordPress as just a simple platform to run a blog on but over the years WordPress has evolved in one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) available to users today. Currently, 26% of websites around the world are run on WordPress. It’s not just small websites that are run on WordPress now. Companies of all sizes use WordPress to create their online presence. Major news outlets, large businesses, and small businesses alike use the WordPress platform and can be seen in the WordPress showcase. What exactly...

22 Sep

Google Apps for Business: Why You Should Invest In Archiving and eDiscovery for Your Business
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Google Apps for Business is a service provided by Google that enables multi-sized businesses to utilize email, messaging and content sharing in their workplace environments. The service provides many popular apps such as web applications like Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Hangouts, and Google Docs. Google Apps for Work permit business-specific features like domain specific email addresses, 24/7 support, and 30GB of storage, up to an unlimited option for email and documents, depending on your business needs. Recently, Google Apps for Business become Google Apps for Work and they came...

21 Sep

98’ to Present Day: The History and Evolution of Website Builders
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Website Builders have come along way since the first website was created back in 1991. Today there are two categories of website builders that users have access to - online website builders and offline software. Each comes with its own unique advantages and disadvantages. The History of Website Builders: Early websites were difficult and expensive to make, often taking web designers the better part of a week to finish. The first websites had to be manually written in HTML, which led to people having to hire professionals to build their websites. As...

20 Sep

The Ultimate Guide to Responsive Website Design: Build Your Website with Usability in Mind
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I get excited seeing the great websites created by our HostPapa customers. If you just registered your domain with us – welcome! I’ve got a few tips as you start to build your website. The Ideal Page Load Time Is… In 1993, researcher and expert on user experience Jakob Nielson talked in “Need for Speed” about three important limits to response times, which are still relevant more than 20 years later: Instantaneous response: It takes 0.1 second for a user to feel the system is reacting to something he or she...

19 Sep

Best Mobile Web Apps for Small Business Owners
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I’m like a kid in the candy store when I look at small business apps for my smartphone. I want to try everything! Every app promises to make my life easier, my company run smoother and my customers happier. Some have lived up to the hype, while others have left me scratching my head. Here are a few of my favorites and their best features for small businesses. Google Apps Google Apps from HostPapa are amazing from an office and business needs prospective.  It’s a one-stop-shop and part of the reason this...