Interesting Stats on Home Improvement Research

eMarketer reports that for Brands and retailers in the home improvement sector, over 1/3 of homeowners start their home improvement projects online. According to Zillow, a real estate website, a survey in the U.S. taken in the winter of 2013 found that 39% of adults found inspiration for such projects online. In a 2013 survey…

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3 Reasons Websites Are Vital for Small Businesses

“Running your own business is no easy task, and your to-do-list is guaranteed to never end. This said, you shouldn’t use this as an excuse to take short cuts when it comes to having online visibility. Beginning with your website, it’s vital to position yourself online with a strong, professional destination that gives customers the…

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Responsive Websites vs. Mobile Websites vs. Mobile Apps

Which is best for reaching your website’s mobile users? With the large increase of mobile device users, having mobile friendly access for your website can be a huge asset to any business. There are three main approaches to providing information and interaction to mobile device users: Responsive (and adaptive) website design, mobile websites, and mobile…

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Mobile Devices Tighten Grip on Canadian Internet Users

For some users, mobile access to the Internet has become so convenient that it’s now the only way they go online. 1.3 million Canadians only use a mobile device to access the Internet and won’t use a computer at all, said comScore’s Paul Rich, a senior account manager. About 49 percent of Canadian Internet users…

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4 Things CEOs Who Stay Off Social Media Don’t Have to Worry About

What CEO really has time to waste with social media? With “68% of Fortune 500 CEOs having no social presence on any of the major networks,” you too can be included with a top select group, who also agree that social media is just a trend. But being a part of an elite group doesn’t always mean…

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Website investment still key for online retailers despite rise of social and mobile

“Want to know where you should be aiming your e-commerce investment to increase online sales? We asked 100 senior decision makers from leading global retail brands, who were attending the latest Internet Retailer conference, about what they are planning to invest in over the next 12 months. Looking at the results, there are three key…

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10 Secrets to Producing a Video that Drives Results

“Anyone can create a video and post it online, but creating an effective video that drives action is more science than art. So whether you’re shooting a quick interview with your phone, creating a fancy PowerPoint presentation, trying your hand at animation, or wanting to simply learn how to make a viral video for your…

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Online Video Placement Best Practices

“Today there are more than 300 million websites on the internet fighting for consumers’ attention. Driving customers to your site with online ads, email, and social media is one thing; keeping them there is another, and generating multiple visits is the ultimate challenge of a customer-focused strategy. So, how do you drive a visitor to…

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Google Launches Full-Scale Shopping in Search

Google is beginning an experiment to change the way you shop online. When you search for a product, Google will deliver paid listings for shopping options right next to the search results. By searching for a product, you’ve demonstrated a possible intent to buy it, so Google has extended its search results with a department…

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Say Hello to Google’s New Online Magazine

Link: Say Hello to Google’s New Online Magazine “Google’s has quietly launched its own full-length online magazine, a quarterly publication whose aim is to create a ‘breathing space in a busy world.’” “The first edition of Think Quarterly is a dive into the world of data and its impact on business. The first thing most…

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