Holiday Season!

It’s finally here: the Holiday Season. As the next few weeks fly by in a montage of holiday parties, marathon gift shopping and wrapping sessions and manic cookie baking endeavors, it’s easy to forget what the point of it all is sometimes.

We live in an amazing time. Information is more readily accessible than it ever has been in history. Our mastery of science and technology grows exponentially every year. While we as a country sort out our differences, we have the freedom to do so without fear of recrimination or violence. These things alone are enough to be thankful for.

I have so much to be Thankful and Grateful for these Holidays!

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Branding Rules

“Your brand is the magnet that draws consumers to your product or service.”

Here are a few rules to follow:

1. Understanding the value of a well designed brand identity.
“Make it a priority and find money to invest in it right away.” So many people have a business idea, ask their cousin or a colleague’s wife, who dables in photoshop, to design a logo and say, ‘That’s my brand.’ That’s a mistake. Your brand often is the most important thing beyond the product itself.”

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iPad’s dominance in eCommerce

Notwithstanding the onslaught of competitors from across the contemporary tablet space, Apple’s iPad remains the dominant device for eCommerce.

Apple’s iPad is still the top dog. In fact, close to 9 out of every 10 tablets that connect to an eCommerce site is an iPad. Even more important for retailers to understand is that iPad owners spend more when shopping online than their Android counterparts.

All told, tablets and smartphones claimed 21.02 percent of ecommerce-related traffic in the quarter, compared to just 2 percent two years ago. Tablets, however, led smartphones (10.44 percent) in ecommerce traffic.

Top 6 Free Ecommerce WordPress Plugins

E-Commerce industry has seen a considerable boost in the past few years as buying things online is becoming quite common. Popular e-commerce websites such as Amazon and eBay have gained popularity since their launch and have become big businesses and are growing since then. If you wish to sell some products on your website, then you can now do it easily and quickly using WordPress plugins.

Many cool E-Commerce WordPress plugins are available out there but not all of them are up to the mark. In order to help you find some of the best plugins for this purpose, today we are going to present a list of Top 6 Free Ecommerce WordPress Plugins. So check them out and pick the ones that suit your needs the best.

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First Impressions

Don’t forget to treat every page of your website as if it’s the homepage.

Everybody knows the importance of making a first positive impression, but if you assume prospective customers first encounter your website through its homepage, thin again.
Natural search results drive visitors to individual pages that best match each user’s search query, and often that page is not your site’s homepage.

On more than 200 websites we manage, nearly four of every 10 visitors enter the site from somewhere other than the homepage.  Unfortunately, most business owners and marketing managers focus 90% of their creative attention and resources on designing a stunning homepage and treat the other pages as an afterthought. Don’t make that mistake! Give every page the same attention you devote to your site’s homepage.

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