|July 24, 2013|
|Why is your website search lousy?|
|By Mike Moran|
| Most websites have a lousy search facility. As a web user, you probably agree with that assertion. You’ve tried searching websites and you hardly ever find what you are looking for–at least not without a lot of work. But how about your website? What is the search like there? You might not want to admit it, but it probably isn’t as good as it could be. You’d like it to be better, wouldn’t you? But, if you are like most people, you don’t really know why your website search isn’t working and you don’t know what to do to make it improve.
That doesn’t make you dumb–it makes you normal. Website search isn’t easy to make work–that’s why most of them don’t. But one of the biggest reasons behind the failure of website search is that people blame the search engine. “Our search engine stinks,” they usually say. But most of the time that isn’t what’s wrong. That’s not to say that some search engines aren’t better than others, but most [...]
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|There Are Still Businesses Out There Without a Website|
| No, it’s not 1st April and this is no joke – there really are businesses out there that don’t have a website.
And we’re not just talking about one or two. According to the Office of National Statistics 21% of small firms don’t have a website. In todays’ digital age I find that astonishing.
So who are they?
Well, they are the type of businesses you use, plumbers, florists, decorators, small retailers etc. They rely on word of mouth for their business. But times are [...]
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|Sure, many businesses believe that getting a website will usually involves a large investment and involve too much time just to keep it updated. Years ago, that statement may have been true…but in recent years technology has advanced to the [...]||The online world is going mobile and small screens are increasingly coming to represent big business. “Roughly one in seven searches, even in the smaller categories, are happening on a mobile phone, but how many of you are putting one seventh of your resources into mobile?” asked Google’s Head of Mobile Advertising [...]||Sooner or later the one last hope for a successful web site design is slashed by managers who, frankly, have no freaking idea what they’re doing. People don’t use web sites. Bots do! And with visions of search engine bots dancing [...]|
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