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Vroooom And Mobile Web Design

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Mobile Web Design: Changes For the Future

The Internet is changing. While web development is still primarily focused on creating sites that work well for desktop and notebook paradigms, mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets are taking over. It is a trend that show no signs of slowing, and there are more smart devices being sold today than desktops and notebooks. The adoption of smart devices is a trend that is here to stay.Business have to begin focusing more into mobile web design.

The demands of mobile development differ starkly from development for desktop and notebook browsers. With smaller screens and touch-based interfaces, users interact with websites in a profoundly different way. Complex interfaces and excessive text renders web sites cumbersome and, in some cases, completely unusable. Smalls tweaks will not fix the problem; fundamental redesign is necessary. Today, web development often requires two different websites.

Ignoring the mobile web design market is not just a wasted opportunity. Potential customers are not always supplementing their web browsing with these new devices; oftentimes, they are replacing their desktops or notebooks. Concurrent with this increase in smart device users is a decline in the number of people browsing from a desktop or notebook browser. Simply put, ignoring smart devices will cost a company customers.

Having a well-designed, smart device-friendly website will attract customers and send the message that your business cares about their satisfaction. After visiting several competitors’ sites and leaving due to poor design, you future customers will be pleased that you have taken the effort to prioritize you accessibility. A mobile-friendly website shows professionalism and attentiveness. Mobile-friendly websites show that you are proactive.

Vroooom offers cutting-edge website design for the changing marketplace. By focusing on that which makes for a good mobile web design site, Vroooom can create a site that will impress your potential customers and encourage them to stay and look around. Length of stay on a website correlates with the likelihood that they will make a purchase or stop by your store.

And Vroooom offers techniques to integrate your site with social media platforms such as Facebook. With the consumer-based demand for new ways of connecting with businesses, maintaining and driving traffic to your Facebook page will lead to new customers in a way than traditional advertising cannot replicate.

How to Increase User Participation on Your Blog: Part 1

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Blogging Tips: How to Increase User Participation on Your Blog

PART 1:How to Increase User Participation on Your Blog

Blogging is an easy way to do many different things on your website, such as increasing traffic, making money, or generating content. Everyday hundreds and thousands of new blogs are put online, so increasing the number of visitors that will participate and come back to your blog can be sort of challenging. Many new bloggers will face these challengers, but with a steady focus you can have a successful blog that attracts visitors and user participation.

This will be a multipost article that will give some helpful tips on how to increase your blogs visibility online, the traffic to your blog, and user interactions on the blog.

Leave Comments on Other Blogs

Generally when a blog if first launched, there is very little user participation, such as comments. An effective way to gain comments is by commenting on other people blogs. Smaller blogs in your industry are more likely to have the owner return a comment than larger blogs with more readers. Many times a blog owner will return the love by commenting back on one of your posts.

Keep in mind to add related, intelligent comments so it doesn’t appear to be random spam. Leaving a random post saying something like “Awesome post!” won’t be as affective as typing a paragraph or so on what you liked about the post.

Pick a couple days out of the week to go around to various blogs and leave comments on them. A good strategy is to comment regularly on the same blog so the owner will remember you in the future. Once more people start commenting on your posts, others will jump on the bandwagon and the discussions will get larger.

Respond to Comments you Receive

Whenever someone leaves you a comment, responding to the comment can gain you event more responses in return. It also shows that you care about your blog and adds a personalized feel to the site. A lot of commenters will leave a URL to their website, which you may want to take the time to visit. Leaving them a comment on their blog isn’t a bad idea either.

Ask Questions in Comments and Posts

Write posts that question your readers so they feel compelled to respond. If you make it clear you are seeking feedback from the post, they will feel a greater need to respond. This is a great way to increase comments.

Controversial and Thought Provoking Posts Elicit Responses

A well written post that sparks emotion in your visitors will receive a good deal of comments most of the time. Anything that encourages your readers to form and share an opinion is great content. This doesn’t necessarily mean to write controversial pieces just to gain attention like this, although many bloggers do use this technique and it can build a large readership base. Current controversial topics are the best to write about as it’s what everyone is talking about anyway.

How to Increase User Participation on Your Blog: Part 2

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How to Increase User Participation on Your Blog: Part 1

PART 2: How to Increase User Participation on Your Blog

In our last post we looked at some simple ways to increase participation and traffic on your blog. In this post, we will look at some more simple ways. Together, both posts combined can significantly improve traffic if done right. Content plays a big part of attracting and keeping visitors to your site, so let’s look at some ways we can improve the quality of the content you write.

Evaluate Content within Your Posts

Make sure the posts you write are compelling and full of original content that is worthy of people’s attention. Your job should be to write content that makes the user want to share it with other people. If the posts you write now aren’t doing this, trying writing about other topics. Try differentiating yourself from all the other bloggers in your industry and write about things they don’t write about. If you’ve had success with some posts and not others, go back and read the successful posts to see what you did differently.

It may be hard to read your own writing and see what you need to see in order to make these changes. Try asking a friend or family member what they think, what they would change, and what they don’t like. Don’t take all their advice, but utilize the things you think may work.

Become a Guest Poster for Other Blogs in your Industry

This is without a doubt one of the easiest and quickest ways to promote new blogs. Find other bloggers in your industry and ask them if you can guest post on their blog once a week or perhaps even a couple times a month. It’s a win – win situation: they receive new, fresh content and you draw people’s attention to your blog and writing. Many blog owners will be open to this, especially for the new content they will be receiving. Make sure the quality of content you send in is top notch though, as it will increase the chances of your content being posted on their blog. Other benefits to this include possibly getting a link from their blog to yours, a higher recognition of your name in your industry, growing your writing skills, and the ability to network with other blog owners and people in the industry.

You probably won’t receive substantial amounts of traffic from single guest blog posts here and their, but if you have a constant stream of postings to multiple other blogs, it will add up over time. Any links you receive to your blog from others will help with any Search Engine Optimization efforts you may be doing to your site, and networking within the industry is a huge plus.

Try asking a couple of authors in the industry if they would be comfortable with letting you guest post. If you don’t see any guest posts on their blog already, simply ask them. They may have never had the thought occur and might be completely comfortable with the idea.

Utilize Social Media Websites

A single post on the right social media site at the right time can generate thousands of visits to your site over the course of just a few days. Another added benefit is backlinks you will receive to your site from other bloggers picking up the link from the site. There are tons and tons of social media sites to submit to, and you can probably find industry specific sites depending on what industry you write about. Major sites such as Digg, Reddit, and Stumble Upon are harder to have success with, but the success gained from those sites will be greater than the niche sites.

Sites such as Twitter and Facebook are also great sites to share your content on. Create a Facebook fan page and start gaining fans for you blog. Always remember to share your newest post with your Facebook and twitter followers, the retweets and shares come in handy.

New users of these sites may find it hard to receive votes for the content on these sites, even when their content is of high quality. Using these sites are much easier when you already have traffic to the blog or if you already have networked extensively on the social media site. Keep constantly submitting original, unique, and compelling content though and eventually you will have success.

You may be able to contact other bloggers or people in the industry, and ‘trade’ votes with each other. When you submit and articles, they vote for yours, and vice-versa. If you have a niche site, it may only take a couple of these trades to have your content trending on whichever site you choose.