2018 was a whirlwind of a year for everyone- news, entertainment, and the internet. In the business world, we saw massive changes on Google Business , reputation management recoveries, and the rise in “DIY Experts” In the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the year of the pig. A new year means new trends movements in the areas of graphic design and marketing overall. It’s important to keep up with industry trends. This is your time to grow, stay up-to-date, earn respect and recognition, and take advantage of opportunities. In graphic design and web design, trends change every year. It’s your job as a business owner is to keep up. A font or logo style from last year can already look dated. Looking forward, watch these graphic and web design trends for 2019.
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In 2018, we cannot stress the importance of using Google for your business. According to Alexa’s top 500 websites on the web, Google is the #1 top ranked site on a global level. Google is the #1 most visited website in the United States and Gmail is the most popular email provider in the world. Having your business appear on Google is enough to boost your websites SEO, and overall search and visibility. Organic search is the primary source of website traffic. Google owns about 75% of the overall search market.
This year, Google has gone through a few changes in their platform for business owners. The search engine giant is already planning on getting rid of Google Plus by August 2019. Google has also made massive changes with Google My Business for business owners.
In the past few years, DIY website builder sites have really taken off. Websites such as Wix, Weebly and Squarespace offer free templates, your own website and easy to use technology. For startups and new businesses, the lure of low-cost, low-risk and easy-to-manage web builder software is irresistible. One of the biggest mistakes that a startup can make is attempting to take the easy route when building their website. In fact, building a company website with a website builder platform such as Wix can prove to be detrimental. At Faceless, we’ve witnessed how these cheap website builders can be a faulty platform, create website issues, cost money, and harm your company image.
“I need marketing” is something that a good business owner would say. However, there is not a business in the world that doesn’t need marketing or advertising.
There is a surprising amount of business owners who do not understand the difference between marketing and advertising. As a business owner, you should know where your dollar is going and how it is being spent. Part of that is understanding how you’re budgeting for marketing and advertising is taken care of. On the surface, marketing and advertising seem to be synonymous. Interchangeably, they are used to describe a process that helps you sell more products or services. However, there is a world of difference.
FREE Download Of Social Media 2018 Templates
Your business accounts on social media are more than just informational profiles. Your social media showcases your business, promote branding, have a customer service aspect and can be used as a shop for a retail-focused business. Therefore, the look and feel of your business’ social media account certainly matters. Faceless has many free downloads for social media. Unfortunately, many businesses overlook a simple detail like the sizing of graphics on major social media profiles. A social media 2018 template is going to be your guide.
At Faceless Technologies, we’ve built a lot of websites for our clients, including landing pages, e-commerce, sliders, animation and everything in between. One of the biggest challenges of web building isn’t development and design. Rather, it’s explaining the process to our clients in a way that they can comprehend. We realize that not everyone is an expert in web development, web hosting, or domains. However, we want our clients and future clients to have a preliminary understanding of how their website functions. At Faceless, we are more than happy to explain our process. Additionally, we offer private education courses on everything from SEO to web design. Today is your special day: we are giving you this handy guide on domains, web hosting, and websites.
Have you ever done a quick search for your business online with different keywords and realized that your business information is not visible in most results? Or even worse, the incorrect information was listed? Read more
Have you ever landed on a 404 page or “page not found’ and had no clue what it was about? Yes, this has happened to many. 404 pages appear when you follow a broken link or type a web address that doesn’t exist. If you own a website or blog, having a broken link creates a really bad experience for your readers. Time is everything now a days. You have a very short time to get someone’s attention. Search engines view it as an indicator of low quality, which in turn is affecting your websites visibility & ranking. But don’t be discouraged, there are ways to make a 404-page beneficial to you.
Google’s Update on Local Pack Search: Will This Hurt Your Local Business?
Google has recently come out with an update on Google’s local pack search. This is the Google Maps view on your devices. If you are not aware of the update, it will hurt your local business. There are many business owners who are not aware of this update, and it’s beneficial to you to learn about the update before your competition does. As a business, you can take this opportunity to get ahead of the SEO curve!