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Friday, April 15, 2016

Kama'aina Diamond Co. #FridayFlopFix Website Review

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In this week's #FridayFlopFix website review, I'm heading over to Hawai'i in search for a jeweler who could use some website help. Every Friday, I search for a website that's not quite doing the best they could. I want to point out the flops on their website, and suggest some fixes.

I started my review candidate search with the query "jewelers waimea hi." Waimea is a town on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Instead of choosing from the websites that appeared on the first page of Google's results, I looked throu...
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AT: 04/15/2016 12:43:52 PM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, February 19, 2016

Tallmon's Jewelry #FridayFlopFix Website Review

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Tallmons Jewelry FridayFlopFix Website Review daily-golden-nugget-1455-71Don't want to read? This week you can also watch the video recording of this review here!

This is the weekly #FridayFlopFix edition of the Daily Golden Nugget. Every Friday, I search for a really bad website in a random town, and provide ideas for how to fix all of its flops.

This week when I searched Google for "jewelers Scottsbluff, NE" I saw these results:

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AT: 02/19/2016 08:48:32 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, December 18, 2015

Highlands Jewelers #FridayFlopFix

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This is my weekly #FridayFlopFix website review where my goal is to find a website that has a few problems and suggest potential fixes. I start this review with a jewelry store search in a random town and then I quickly look through the search results for websites with problems I can talk about in a terse evaluation like this.

I started my hunt for a candidate website this week with a search for "jewelry highland in." Google showed me these results:

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AT: 12/18/2015 01:10:53 PM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, December 11, 2015

C F Reuchlein Jewelers Flop Fix

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Welcome to the #FridayFlopFix website review. During this holiday season, I'm shopping for a few websites that have problems: websites whose features could easily turn them into a flop and hurt their business.

I started my search with the query "jewelry gifts in huntington wv" and was given these results from Google:

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AT: 12/11/2015 10:04:02 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, September 18, 2015

Vincenete Jewelers Website Review

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In this edition of the weekly website review, I'm venturing to Freeport, NY to look for a jeweler. My search begins in Google with the phrase "jewelers freeport new york." Here's a snapshot of the search results I saw:

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AT: 09/18/2015 11:02:46 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, August 28, 2015

Kevin Main Jewelry Website Review

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This is the Friday website review edition of the Daily Golden Nugget. Each week, I dig down into a random retail jewelry store website to discover the good and bad of what they've done with their online identity. The goal is to learn something that you can also apply to your own online identity.

This week I've decided to search San Luis Obispo, CA for my candidate jeweler. I'm starting my search with the phrase "wedding rings San Luis Obispo, CA." This is the Google SERP that was returned:

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AT: 08/28/2015 12:54:39 PM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Exit Pages: Practical SEO Guide

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In today's Daily Golden Nugget, I'll show you how to look at your Google Analytics Exit Page report and explain what it is, and steps you can take to analyze it.

This is part of my Practical SEO Guide series with the goal of giving you quick, actionable information to make the search engine optimization of your website a little better.

Get started by logging into your Google Analytics account and navigate your way over to Behavior -> Site Content -> Exit Pages as shown in this animated screen grab:

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AT: 07/29/2015 07:43:48 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, June 05, 2015

The Jewelers of Las Vegas Website Re-review

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In honor of the big jewelry shows in Las Vegas that came to a close on Monday this week, I'm searching around Las Vegas again for this week's website review edition of the Daily Golden Nugget.

I was still in New Jersey when I wrote last week's review of another Las Vegas jeweler, but this time I'm sitting in my hotel room at The Excalibur writing this weeks.

Last week, I simply searched for...
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AT: 06/05/2015 12:55:26 PM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, April 03, 2015

Vierk's Fine Jewelry Website Review

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This is the Friday Website Review edition of the Daily Golden Nugget. Every week I search for a jewelry store in a random town and review their website. I never know how these are going to turn out, but they are always interesting as I examine website designs, functionality, SEO, and potential customer engagement.

Using Google Chrome in incognito mode to prevent personalized results, I searched for "jewelry appraisals Lafayette, IN." Here's the search results I saw:

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AT: 04/03/2015 12:49:46 PM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, December 12, 2014

Jewelry Website Reviews in Malibu, California

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This is the Friday jewelry website review edition of the Daily Golden Nugget. This week I'm snooping around the interwebs of Malibu, California in search for a great jewelry store.

My hope is that I'll find a store whose website will lure me in and get me to visit them in person. I never know where these reviews will go when I start, but the hope is that we'll all learn something from it.

I start my search using the Google Chrome browser in incognito mode to prevent my own search history from providing pe...
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AT: 12/12/2014 12:10:14 PM   0 COMMENTS
Monday, August 25, 2014

Understanding Uptime Availability and How Google Reports It

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According to Wikipedia, uptime "is a measure of the time a machine, typically a computer, has been working and available."

Interestingly enough, the Wikipedia page only explains Uptime in relation to the physical computer servers that run just about everything in the world now, but not about websites.

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AT: 08/25/2014 12:47:46 PM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Adding and Deleting Content From Your Website

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Your business changes every day. Sometimes it's a small change like getting new inventory into your store and sometimes it's a big change like moving to a larger location.

The jewelry industry is highly competitive, and many times it's difficult to rank above your competitors if you don't have enough information on your website. You can't rely on a few educational pages, like the 4C's, and then small product catalog with images and simple descriptions. That's simply not enough in...
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AT: 07/31/2014 09:20:28 AM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Using 404 Error Pages Effectively

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Every website should be configured to return some type of error message when something unexpected happens. If you've recently changed or moved your website page around, you could accidentally create broken links on your site, or accidentally delete a page that is still in your navigation menu. When a page goes missing, is deleted, or a link is bad, the web server should display an error message explaining that something went wrong. This error message is known as a 404 Error.

Although all websites use status c...
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AT: 07/16/2014 08:38:30 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, October 19, 2012

404 Error Pages That Mean Business

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404 Error Pages That Mean Business 851-imageThe web works smoothly and users are satisfied as they browse through your website using your navigation menus and links. As long as they keep clicking on the navigation you've created you they shouldn't hit any error pages.

What is an error page anyway? 404 is the internal website code that is recorded when a page is not found. If a website were more personable it might say "the user wanted something but it wasn't on my website's hard drive, so I'm going to keep track of this request in a bucket I call 404."

Users of your website don't normally see 404/Error Pages as long as...
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AT: 10/19/2012 07:20:03 PM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Building Business with 404 Error Pages

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This is our 404th Daily Golden Nugget. In honor of that number we're going to review what a 404 website error is and how to use it for your advantage.

First, let's explain the basics of what a "404" actually is.

As websites grow and change, it's common to move or delete a web page, but sometimes the links throughout your navigation or in your content are not correctly updated. Other people might have shared your pages or linked to pages of your website, and those links will never be updated. Generally we refer to these non-updated links as "out of date links."

The next time someone clicks one of those out of date links, they won't find the page they expected to because your website will realize something is wrong and will show the user an error message.

Behind the scenes of the website, in your log file, yo...
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AT: 02/09/2012 01:59:26 AM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Be nice with your 404

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One of the frequently overlooked golden nuggets on a website is the Error Page, also known as the 404 page.

A quick check in Google Analytics, Webalizer stats, or AW Stats and you will see the 404 page (usually error.html) is one of the most commonly visited pages on your jewelry website. Users will see the 404 page when they click a bad link, or when you've removed a previously existing item from your jewelry catalog, or when you've removed a page from your website.

Most inexpensive hosting companies, like GoDaddy and HostGator, will use standardized error pages. Those pages usually have the GoDaddy/HostGator information on it rather than your own jewelry store information. They infamously say "Not Found."

For branding purposes those standardized error pages give you a bad image.

Instead, create your own Er...
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AT: 12/27/2011 11:42:57 PM   0 COMMENTS
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