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Friday, August 05, 2016

Pugh's Diamond Jewelers #FridayFlopFix Website Review

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It's time for the weekly case study of a website that's pretty old and in desperate need of a makeover. I call these weekly posts my Friday Flop Fix review. During these reviews, I look for websites that are implementing search engine optimization strategies poorly, or have poor website designs and I suggest ways to make them better.

This week, I searched Google for the phrase "jewelers Zanesville, OH" and was shown these results:


AT: 08/05/2016 09:32:04 AM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Most Popular Mobile Devices and Resolutions from December 2015

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Bring up the topic of smartphones with your friends and the conversations will soon turn into a debate over the reasons why some think the Android OS phones are better than iOS phones. While the iOS phones are only available in a limited number of models from Apple, the Android OS is available on dozens of different models from dozens of different phone manufacturers.

Regardless what your personal smartphone choice is, knowing what your customers are using will help you design a ...

AT: 02/16/2016 09:38:43 AM   0 COMMENTS
Monday, February 15, 2016

Top 10 Daily Golden Nuggets of All Time

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I'm going back to my own jWAG website tracking today to look at the top 10 Daily Golden Nuggets of all time, that are still relevant today. I see that some of the Nuggets with the highest reader count are out of date because Facebook and Google have changed things, and a few others are very similar so I'll have to do some consolidating.

Popular Screen Resolutions

1. The most popular screen resolutions change constantly as new mobile devices and laptops are introduced. I publish an updated version of screen resol...

AT: 02/15/2016 09:58:17 AM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Minimalist Website Design Causes The Revival of The Splash Screen

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Mobile websites are important, but a growing trend of mobile website design has me a little worried that websites are accidentally turning back the clock to a time of poor usability.

Splash Pages

The splash page was a very popular type of website home page design prior to 2010. A splash page was supposed to welcome a visitor to your site with a pretty image or an animation, and sometimes even music. Typically, there was a big arrow or the words "enter site" lik...

AT: 01/13/2016 08:26:52 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Most Popular Smartphone Resolutions for September 2015 #TBT

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In this edition of #ThrowbackThursday, I'm jumping back to a year ago to the last time I updated my report on the most popular smartphone resolutions used by visitors to retail jewelry websites.

The last time I reviewed smartphone screen resolutions was only a week after the iPhone 6 had been released. For several years, the iPhone has been the most...

AT: 10/29/2015 09:32:29 AM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Most Popular Smartphone Resolutions for September 2014

What role will smartphones play in the lives of the everyday average consumer during the 2014 holidays? The mobile audience is becoming more important in marketing as mobile devices become more ubiquitous in everyone's daily lives.

Everyone has a different opinion of which smartphones are better. Many software developers prefer the Android devices because they provide more flexibility, whereas the Apple devices are designed to be more user friendly for the non-technically oriented.

As a follow up to yesterdays report of VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET

AT: 10/15/2014 09:22:38 AM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Most Popular Desktop Screen Resolutions for 2014

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In this Daily Golden Nugget, I'm showing you the most popular desktop screen resolutions for September 2014 and spanning back 3 years.

Knowing the most popular screen resolutions is great to know if you are redesigning your website, but 'tis not the season to be launching into a redesign. My hope is that this will help you put the final touches on your holiday online marketing.

About This Data

The data presented here was tracked across more than 100 retail jewelry websites. This is com...

AT: 10/14/2014 08:57:24 AM   0 COMMENTS
Monday, June 23, 2014

Popular Screen Resolutions for May 2014

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I've written a lot in the past few months about responsive website design and responsive website content, but it's been a while since I went through a simple list of the most popular screen sizes that people are using right now.

I realized my lack of reporting after this past Friday's website review where I explained that N. Fox Jewelers probably never tested their website design on a smaller desktop monitor....

AT: 06/23/2014 11:02:28 AM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

4 Ideas to Increase Visitor Scrolling

4 Ideas to Increase Visitor Scrolling 5420-daily-golden-nugget-734A quick look in my screen resolution tracking tells me that there are 804 different screen sizes actively measured in the last 30 days. With that many screen sizes it's virtually impossible to design a website to please every user. In yesterday's Daily Nugget I explained how you can use scrollmapping to measure what parts of your web page are most frequently viewed. With that measurement you can get a better idea of how to des...

AT: 05/15/2013 05:40:22 PM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, February 01, 2013

Screen Resolution Statistics from December 2012

Screen Resolution Statistics from December 2012 5531-daily-golden-nugget-660I've pulled together 3 more sets of statistics showing the difference between screen resolutions of the general public, of people who visit jewelry websites, and then the screen resolutions that retail jewelers are still using during their work day.

These measurements are from December 2012.

I'll start with the general screen resolution statistics measured by Global Stats. These are the most popular screen resolutions in the United States.

(1st) 1366x768, 17.05% -- 15" to 1...

AT: 02/01/2013 05:39:54 PM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, August 19, 2010

It was easier when we all had a 14" computer screen.

Designing websites used to be so easy. The standard was 640x480 on a 14" computer screen. Then 17" was the standard at 800x600. Then 1024x768.

Unfortunately it's anything by simple now.

Our data research tells us that there are between 42 - 48 normal screen sizes that visit jewelry related websites every month. You will usually see the 1024x768 resolution in the list near the top with about 20%, but that's far from a standard now.

In your Google Analytics you should check out your own statistics. From your Dashboard click on Visitors on the left, then under that click Browser Compatibility.

Take a look at the sub-options for Browsers to see what your visitors are using. Is Internet Explorer still #1?

Then take a look at the Operating Systems and don't be surprised if our see iPhone, Android, Bla...

AT: 08/19/2010 10:41:20 AM   0 COMMENTS
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