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Website Search

Today’s marketplaces are busy, and information is abundant. Your customers want access to your product and service information quickly and easily. They expect this timely, convenient access starting from their initial search and then once they have moved onto your website as well. Your company’s success depends on ensuring that your organization’s abundance of data is readily available, which is no easy task. A good search tool on your site can help increase customer engagement, increase sale conversions, and mitigate customer service requests. So you need to keep up this aspect of your site to ensure your search tool provides the necessary intelligence visitors expect. Here are three tactics exerts recommend for maintaining a successful search approach on your company website: Simplify. ...

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Is your company or brand looking to expand into international markets? Consider that more than 1/3 of all Internet users are non-native English speakers. To optimize your website for a global audience, you will need to adapt your existing website to local language and culture in your target marketing. This is called website localization. Website localization is important for a variety of reasons. According to Forrester Research, visitors stay for twice as long (site stickiness) if the website is in their own language (Languagescientific). A properly localized ecommerce website can increase sales by up to 10 times (Locayta). Below we will share 3 considerations for website localization including functionality, cultural difference in online shopping behavior, and payment methods, followed by ...

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Search engine optimization or SEO that employs so-called Blackhat SEO techniques is a NO-NO! These aggresive and unethical techniques are used in an effort to improve rankings of a particular website. On blackhat SEO techniques Google says, “In the pursuit of higher rankings or traffic, a few sites use techniques that don’t benefit users, where the intent is to look for shortcuts or loopholes that would rank pages higher than they deserve to be ranked.” How does Google deliver search results? Google crawls, indexes, and serves your website in search results. Google describes crawling as “the process by which Googlebot discovers new and updated pages to be added to the Google index”.  Then, “Googlebot processes each of the pages it ...

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