For management consulting firms, finding new sources of business is an increasingly urgent challenge. But today’s leading firms are rising to the occasion by making transformative use of their websites. When we surveyed over 500 professional services firms to ask about their biggest marketing priorities and business challenges in 2015, over 72% of firms identified “attracting and developing new business” as their top challenge for the coming year. But it’s an even higher priority for management consulting firms, cited by 81% of respondents in the industry.
Even though mobile may have its challenges in the future, mobile is clearly not only becoming a trend, but a growing trend that is not going away. The long term benefits of going mobile outweigh any potential challenges in the future. Also, with evolving customer expectations and more websites than ever popping up, you and your team will be ready to be there for your customers, have better communication with your clients, and more.
Finding distribution channels for your products can be tough, especially if you are a new company with a product that no one has ever heard of. In the startup world, there are websites and newsletters like Product Hunt and Betalist that aggregate cool new apps and software on a daily basis and bring in a game-changing amount of new users and customers for those who get listed. It's harder to find anything like this for the e-commerce world, so we set out to compile a list.
Do you know that 3 in every 4 of online users admit they decide on a company's credibility based on its website design. And that, 17—50 milliseconds is the time it takes for a person to decide whether he or she finds your website appealing.
For many websites, ad revenue is the only source of income for content creators, so it’s in their interest for it to be easy for readers to see and click on ads. However, it’s an unfortunate truth that many of the ads that are displayed on the web are ignored by intended audience, even when the ad is right in front of them.
Domain Name Registration Information: It is imperative that you know - and have written down, backed up in the cloud and stored on a flash drive in a safe deposit box - with whom your domain name is registered (domain registrar), the domain registration expiration date and the username and password information for accessing your account.
The days of having to build a website “brick by brick” (i.e., code it line by line) are long behind us. For small businesses and “single shingle” professionals in particular, who don’t have in-house resources and can’t afford the time or money for complex development projects, there is a wide range of website builder and hosting options available that can enable them to create or update their site(s) relatively quickly and inexpensively.
There are a number of reasons why websites suffer downtime. The server may be experiencing systems overload, hardware malfunctions or data center issues. It may be DNS-related like the DNS address may have been wrongly encoded or the domain name has already expired.
Good web design is so much more than simply making a website look good. You have to ensure it conforms to the standards put in place by Google. There are so many things you have to take into account with web design. Here are some free web design tools recommended by web design experts.