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Polling

Online Polling Tools Rarely Give Good Data

Online polling tools surged in popularity after they were first developed and remained in vogue for a number of years. But they have faded for good reason.

They don’t have any credibility, and many people know it. (more…)

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Subindex Pages Create New Website Entry Points

Website entry points usually consist of a homepage, article pages and internal index pages that aggregate articles. Opportunities abound.

Index pages have a natural limit with the number of titles or headlines along with abstracts that don’t exceed a certain visual appeal. (more…)




Click Depth Impacts SEO, Users and Navigation

Click depth is a navigation and user interface term that defines how many clicks a user needs to get to a specific page.

For example, any pages with a link from the homepage of a site have a click depth of one. Obviously, search engines will have an easy time to reach those pages if they begin indexing the site with the homepage. (more…)




Code

Website Code Reviews Reveal Hidden Problems

A periodic website code review is a healthy step toward maintaining quality control over the product.

Websites are far more complicated these days than they were 10 or 15 years ago. For sites that display advertising, the code is much more sophisticated because advertisers want to target their ads and track their results. (more…)

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Analytics Exit Rate Pinpoints Problem Content Pages

Exit reports from Google Analytics and other providers will reveal problem pages that send people away from a site.

There is no escaping the fact that site visitors will leave at some point. The important question is where they leave and why. (more…)




Hosting

Quality Web Hosting Impacts Advertising Revenue

Advertisers never ask about Web hosting on sites where they are thinking about running a campaign.

Account executives don’t ask management anything about it. Technical people don’t tell management to spend more money on hosting in order to make more money with advertising. (more…)

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Quality Content Development Mixes Interest and Importance

Online content development often becomes focused on what drives the most clicks to an article. But too much of a focus on clicks becomes pandering.

Pandering, which is often called clickbait in the online industry, undermines the credibility of a website. Visitors start to lose confidence in the quality of the site as a result. The practice is not much different than the old bait and switch technique. (more…)






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