Friday, December 23, 2016

A good post in 2016

How to rank better

From Axandra a good bit of information on how to rank better in the organic search engines.

1. How your website design influences the rankings of your web pages on Google

Good website design is important. Although there is no perfect website design that guarantees that Google will rank your web pages highly, there are several website design elements that can have a positive influence on the position of your web pages.
Good web design - better rankings
Make sure that your web pages are crawlable
Search engines won't be able to index the content of your pages if it is hidden in fancy scripts or images.
To make sure that search engines can index your content, use plain text and easy to follow text links on your page.
Both the regular content and the navigational elements on your web pages should be easy to parse for search engine robots. Style your pages with CSS and regular HTML tags. Do not hide your content in Flash or JavaScript.
Use responsive web design
Google is building a 'mobile first' index. Your web pages should look good on mobile devices. Of course, they should also look good on desktop computers. Responsive design is the easiest way to achieve that goal.
Responsive web design means that the look of your web pages changes based on the size of the browser window. This is done through CSS.
If you use a CMS (content management system) such as WordPress to create your web pages, chances are that you can install a responsive template quickly and easily.
Web pages that look good on mobile devices get better rankings in Google's search results for mobile devices.
Use an easy-to-understand website navigation
A good website navigation helps your website visitors to find what they are looking for. It also helps search engines to categorize your pages.
If the navigational elements on your web pages use texts that make it clear what the linked content is all about, it's much easier for search engines to rank your pages for that topic. For example, if a category on your website is about 'brown shoes', link to the category page with the words 'brown shoes' in the menu.
Also use a folder structure on your website that makes it easy to understand what the pages are about. For example, list all the pages that deal with the different variations of brown shows in a directory with the name '/brown-shoes/'.
Fast loading pages are good for the user experience
Some people say that the performance of a website is a major ranking factor. Of course, it's always good to improve the performance of your website. However, it won't improve your rankings much.
According to Google, only 1% of all websites need to worry about page load times. If your website belongs to these 1% of the slowest pages on the web, improving the performance will have a positive influence on the rankings. All other sites won't notice a major improvement.
Don't forget that fast loading web pages are good for the user experience. For that reason, your pages should load as fast as possible, even if this does not have a direct influence on your rankings.

More to come soon.

Joe Rossini

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish every one a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  More posts to come!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

The key to sales

I have been in sales for over thirty years and ever since I was a young pup I have been nervous and antsy about getting sales. I wanted to close the deal! What I often forgot is that it takes time to close that dea, You have to take into account the other side and their desires and needs. Often all we think of is ourselves. Remember that the sales cycle is just that a cycle and sometimes it moves at warp speed but I have found it most of the time takes it time. Be patient if you have done your job, it will happen. If you do not get the sale remember a no is just the right time to really start to sell!

More to come later.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

What does it take to get leads or sales from your web site

I had a nice conversation with a friend who uses SEO services and Google Adwords and pay per click advertising and we agreed that you must spend money to make money. You can not peace meal things but you must have the right guidance and support to accomplish the goals you wish and the sales you wish. You also have to have patience and if you listen, act on the advice and understand that Rome was not built in a day, you will succeed.
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Joe Rossini

Friday, December 2, 2016

Do you need web support?

I have come across several companies in my sales career that have told me that they no longer had web support.  I ask how can you no longer have web support I would ask and nine times out of ten it was because their web vendor had left the industry. This fact happens so regularly you would be shocked. For many it is a quick way to earn a buck. For some it was a dream or a passion but that dream fizzled out. I have heard all sort of excuses and I have to say look close at who you choose and choose wisely. Choose a company with experience and one that will be there not just today but tomorrow.
Rossini Management Systems has been writing web pages and multi media since 1994!!

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Joe Rossiniu