What’s The True Value of Your Website? Prevent SEO Scammers, Wisdom From Web Pioneers, and Embrace Minimalism
Forget everything you know about conventional website valuations! Justin from FlipFilter has put together an excellent presentation on website valuation looking at all the variables of today’s marketplace.
If you’ve got an SEO consultant on the books, this article on how to make sure they’re not scamming you is required reading. In an industry that’s often jumping at shadows you want to make sure you’re getting what you paid for.
A number of ‘digital pioneers’ have weighed in and offered advice to those wanting to make it big in the industry and have offered 10 tips to success.
Minimalist or flat design is definitely ‘hot’ right now, you only need to look at the success Microsoft is having with their Metro/Windows 8 UI. But minimalism doesn’t mean a title in Helvetica and not much else, it’s a focus on simplicity and cutting the clutter. Website owners can benefit from applying these principles to their site.
Google’s Marketshare Climbs; As Does Bing, Cutts on Locating Unnatural Links and Analytics For Novices
Google’s US search marketshare is back where it was in November at 67%, Bing made gains but it was predominately at the expense of Yahoo and overall search activity was also up 11%. Plus, Bill Gates has hit out and said that “Bing is the better product”. But you’d expect him to say that, right?
Matt Cutts has released a video outlining how webmasters can locate the ‘unnatural’ links pointing to their website. Google has been sending warnings out the links for around 12 months now but this gives you more information on what you need to do and why.
Google Analytics should play a central role in the day-to-day life of your website says one web pro. However, if you are just getting started out it can be pretty daunting, so to make it a little easier BigLeap has explained the basics of Analytics and 7 metrics every marketer should watch. Analytics can also be a fantastic resource for PR, with a bit of insider knowledge you can get even more out of Analytics.
Graph Search for Business, Stop Wasting Your Time With These SEO Tasks and the Death of Desktops?
The ins and outs of Facebook Graph Search are starting to be fleshed out by the lucky few who have access to it, so how can you use it for your business? This week it was Facebook’s turn to be in the courts as they face a legal challenge over their Like button.
Many of our users have limited time for their website or SEO strategy, so cut the fat and forget about these tasks that are wasting your time.
If mobile is going to dominate the web for the short to medium term, does that make desktops the new Fax machine?
Some news of our own, this week we doubled our Twitter presence. @Flippa is where you’ll see announcements from the team, industry news and exclusive staff pics. If you were already following @Flippa you are now following @FlippaListings which is now a devoted account to our best auctions. We’d love it if you could show our new account some love and follow @Flippa.