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9 ways increasing page speed can help your business

At the most basic level, a faster site will do two things: save money and increase revenue. Since those tend to be the two things that boost any company’s bottom line, page speed is increasingly becoming a concern for businesses, especially now that Google’s counting it toward search rankings.

It’s true that to be successful now, your site has to be fast. People just don’t have the patience to wait for a site to load. The basic attention limits have been the same since Robert Miller wrote his 1968 paper: Anything under 0.1 seconds seems to happen instantaneously. Anything that takes less than a second allows users to keep their trains of thought and doesn’t require special feedback. Anything over 10 seconds, and users have pretty much forgotten all about your site or app.

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Should you Upgrade to Universal Analytics?

openerp-upgradeOver the past several months you may have heard lots of mention of the new Universal Analytics, the latest-and-greatest version of Google Analytics that left beta testing in April. This update includes new features that provide better insight into how users interact with your website.

But is it worth the time and effort to upgrade? This is the question that many of our clients have asked. Short answer: Yes.

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HTTPS as a Ranking Signal: What Does This Mean for Your Website?

securityLast week the Webmaster Central blog published a post about using “HTTPS as a Ranking Signal.” What does this mean for you and the websites you access? I’ve broken it down below.

What’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the underlying protocol used by the Web. Whether you know it or not, as soon as you open a web browser, you’re using HTTP. When you type in a URL an HTTP command is sent to the web server to retrieve the data and transmit the requested page. In short, HTTP defines how data is transmitted and determines how web browsers respond to commands.

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5 Tips to Optimize a Website for International Audiences

internationalseo-webdesignInternational marketing and SEO is important. More people are accessing information through search engines, making it crucial that businesses be found in Google by potential clients or customers. Before designing and developing a new website, it’s important to know the specific SEO steps that will set up the site for future success.

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Tech Tip: Dayboard Chrome Extension

Orange cat sticking its head through a box."Today is going to be a productive day. Yep. today is going to be the day I complete my entire to-do list. Knock it out of the park, that's what I'm going to do. Here we go, just going to boot up and…

What?! That cat can fit into that tiny box? Surely it must be magic! 

There’s a quiz to teach me what Disney Princess I am?

According to science, plants have feelings?!"

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Tech Tip: Track Your Productivity with RescueTime

Rescue Time app logoTruth time: how much of the day do you spend on Facebook instead of doing your work? This was a question our own Steve Puiszis asked himself once he learned that certain friends of his were wasting five to six hours a day on social media, and he wanted to see how he stacked up (thankfully, not as high). But the effort led him to discover a nifty tool called RescueTime, which tracks the time you spend on different websites and applications.

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How Content Marketing Works: Think Glink Partner Spotlight

Think Glink Media Logo“Content Marketing” is the buzzy phrase on everyone’s lips these days. But, what is it, really, and how can you do it well? Many of us know that there’s a link between good, current content and search engine results, but is there more to it than that? Table XI partner and Think Glink Media president Ilyce Glink walked us through the benefits of creating good content and how strong content marketing can yield real results.

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Tech Tip: Discourse

Discourse logoWhat do you do when you want to share specific information with your company, or solicit feedback on a certain project, or ask a question of your colleagues? You could email your entire company, but these days, people are pretty sensitive about extra emails cluttering their inboxes and interrupting productivity (and if you work with developers, you know that can be annoying and costly). Depending on the topic, it might even feel spammy.

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Tech Tip: 11 Tech Tricks to Beat Winter


The polar vortex has blasted Chicago. The blizzards have bamboozled Atlanta. Sunshine and highs in the 60s have nearly torn San Diego apart...wait...

Winter is terrorizing most of the country, but luckily we live in the 21st century, and there's an app for that. These 11 tech tricks will help you survive February from morning to night.

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Tech Tip: Score Great Photos with Fotor

Fotor, a mobile and desktop app.Want attractive images in your blog, newsletter, or social media accounts, but don’t need the heft of Photoshop? Try Fotor, a mobile and desktop app that gives you a suite of one-click editing and collage tools.

When you just want to make minor edits to photos or images—like resizing, adjusting brightness, straightening a crooked shot, or adding a frame or text—Fotor gets it done fast and simply, no comprehensive photo editing skills required.

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