When you make a request for an address in a browser, a series of events happen in a matter of microseconds: You type an address with http or https and hit enter. The http stands for hypertext transfer protocol and is routed to a domain name server. Https is a secure connection where the host and browser do a handshake and send data encrypted. The domain name server looks up where the domain is pointing
While marketers often work to produce content that both differentiates them and describes the benefits of their products and services, they often miss the mark on producing content for each type of person that is buying their product or service. For instance, if your prospect is seeking a new hosting service, a marketer focused on search and conversions may be focused on performance while the IT director may be focused on the security features. It’s
We were meeting with a perspective client today and were discussing what impacts website load speed. There’s quite a battle going on on the Internet right now: Visitors are demanding rich visual experiences – even on higher-pixel retina displays. This is driving larger images and higher resolutions which are bloating image sizes. Search engines are demanding ultra fast pages that have great supporting text. This means valuable bytes are being spent on text, not images.
Years ago, we had to migrate our site to a new host after our current host just started getting slower and slower. No one wants to shift hosting companies… especially someone that’s hosting multiple websites. Migration can be quite a painful process. Aside from the speed boost, Flywheel offered free migration so it was a win-win. I didn’t have a choice, though, given that quite a bit of the work I do is optimizing sites
There’s more to YouTube than cat videos and fail compilations. In fact, there’s a lot more. Because if you’re a new business trying to raise brand awareness or boost sales, knowing how to write, film, and promote YouTube videos is an essential 21st-century marketing skill. You don’t need a huge marketing budget to create content that converts views into sales. All it takes is a smartphone and a few tricks of the trade. And you can
DesignCap is an online graphic design platform packed with thousands of professionally designed templates that help you easily create graphics, including: Data Visualization – Design infographics, presentations, reports, and charts. Marketing Graphics – Design posters, flyers, brochures, or menus. Social Media Graphics – YouTube Banners, YouTube Thumbnails, Facebook Page Covers, Instagram Posts. Other – Design cards and invitations. Not everyone is an Illustrator guru or has access to a graphic designer, so platforms like this
The browser industry continues to move at full-speed with amazing innovation. Email, on the other hand, drags behind in its technological advancements as email lag in adopting the latest in HTML and CSS standards. That said, it’s a challenge that makes digital marketers work that much harder at being innovative and creative in their use of this primary marketing medium. In the past, we’ve seen the incorporation of animated gifs, video, and even emojis used
I’ve seen some great CRM implementations in my career… and some absolutely terrible ones. Like any technology, ensuring that your team is less time working on it and more time providing value with it is the key to a great CRM implementation. I’ve seen poorly implemented CRM systems that froze sales teams… and unused CRMs that duplicated efforts and confused staff. What is a CRM? While we all call the software that stores customer information