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Friday, November 04, 2016

Tharoo and Co Website Re-Review

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Since April 2013, I've reviewed 190 different websites and made a countless number of suggestions for updating each one. Today, and for the next few weeks, I'm going to revisit a few of those old websites to see what's new and if they've made progress.

If they have made progress, it's not because I told them what to do. The disclaimer at the bottom of all my reviews says that I don't write these to solicit business, and the only way they will find out about the review is if they search for their name online. Fewer than 5 in 190 have ever ...

AT: 11/04/2016 11:38:16 AM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

5 Ways to Improve Your Website Homepage

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In yesterday's Nugget, I gave you 4 ways to prepare for ecommerce. Long before you get to the ecommerce state, you need to have a perfectly working website that reflects how your business operates and the customer service you provide. To help you achieve that today, I'm giving you 5 ways to improve your website.

1. Make It Easy for Them to Contact You

Every website should have a specific Contact Us pa...

AT: 03/15/2016 08:03:09 AM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Let Your Website Evolve Into What It Should Be

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Every business experiences some type of growing pains; these usually have something to do with lack of time, hiring the right employees, and supply and demand of products, but there's also a website growing pain that's very real.

Eventually you will grow beyond the needs of your current website. The next time you rebuild your website it should take a lot more thought and plann...

AT: 11/18/2015 12:53:18 PM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, September 05, 2014

Jewelry Design Center Website Review

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This is the Friday Retail Jeweler website review. The goal for today is to examine a random jewelry website, pull it apart to see how it functions and evaluate the good and the bad that we can learn from.

Every week my staff gives me a random city in the United States and I use Google Chrome in incognito mode to search for local jewelers there. This week the target city was Spokane, Washington.

My search phrase was "jewelers in Spokane WA"

These are the search results Google returned:

AT: 09/05/2014 07:53:13 AM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Speed of Social Media and Its Influence As A Driving Force on Sales

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A few times of the year, a simple turning of the page on the calendar reveals not simply tomorrow's date, but triggers a complete shift of thinking.

Early September heralds the beginning of the fall season in the northern hemisphere. Summer vacations are over and school starts again. It's an overnight shift in thinking from leisurely days into a regimented structure for the next 8 to 9 months.

It's time to pack up those summer clo...

AT: 09/03/2014 06:35:41 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, March 31, 2011

GOTCHA! Your Website Put You Out Of Business.

Technology has come a long way in 10 years.

In 2001, the internet bubble had already burst and some speculated that it would not last much longer. At that time, very few people had a website running with databases. The free PHP programming language that is so ubiquitous today was in its infancy back then. The few lucky websites with content management systems were mostly programmed in Pearl or expensive ASP and ColdFusion.

In 2001, if you wanted a website you had to find the smartest person you knew and pay them a lot of money to create one for you. Programmers also didn't make website management easy for you.

We've come a long way since Palm Pilots, clunky websites and search engines like MetaCrawler and AltaVista. Technology is a lot friendlier now, and even Grandma is able to send email, talk on her cell phone...

AT: 03/31/2011 02:07:41 PM   0 COMMENTS
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