Tuesday, 26 June 2018

How to Choose a Web Host

Choose your right Web Hosting Server

Most free web hosts impose advertising on your website. This is done to cover the costs of providing your site the free web space and associated services. Some hosts require you to place a banner on your pages, others display a window that pops up everytime a page on your site loads, while still others impose an advertising frame on your site. There is really no hard and fast rule which is to be preferred: some people hate a pop-up window, other webmasters dislike having to stuff banner codes onto their pages, and many people cannot stand an advertising frame (which may cause problems when you submit your website to search engines). Whichever method is used, check that you're comfortable with the method.

File type and size limitations
Watch out for these. Some free hosts impose a maximum size on each of the files you upload (including one with a low of 200KB). Other sites restrict the file types you can upload to HTML and GIF/JPG files. If your needs are different, eg, if you want to distribute your own programs on your pages, you will have to look elsewhere.

Amount of web space
Does it have enough space for your needs? If you envisage that you will expand your site eventually, you might want to cater for future expansion. Most sites use less than 5MB of web space. Indeed, at one time, one of my other web sites, thefreecountry.com, used less than 5MB of space although it had about 150 pages on the site. Your needs will vary, depending on how many pictures your pages use, whether you need sound files, video clips, etc.

Reliability and speed of access
This is extremely important. A site that is frequently down will lose a lot of visitors. If someone finds your site on the search engine, and he tries to access it but find that it is down, he'll simply go down the list to find another site. Slow access is also very frustrating for visitors (and for you too, when you upload your site). How do you know if a host is reliable or fast? If you can't get feedback from anyone, one way is to try it out yourself over a period of time, both during peak as well as non-peak hours. After all, it is free, so you can always experiment with it.

CGI-BIN access / PHP
This is not particularly crucial nowadays for a free web host, since there are so many free CGI hosting services available that provide counters, search engines, forms, polls, mailing lists, etc, without requiring you to dabble with Perl or PHP scripts.

However if you really want to do it yourself, with the minimum of advertising banners from these free providers, you will need either PHP or CGI-BIN access. Note that it is not enough to know they provide PHP or CGI-BIN access: you need to know the kind of environment your scripts run under: is it so restrictive that they are of no earthly use? For PHP scripts, does your web host allow you to use the mail() function? For Perl CGI scripts, do you have access to sendmail or its workalike?

Bandwidth allotment
Nowadays, many free web hosts impose a limit on the amount of traffic your website can use per day and per month. This means that if the pages (and graphic images) on your site is loaded by visitors beyond a certain number of times per day (or per month), the web host will disable your web site (or perhaps send you a bill). It is difficult to recommend a specific minimum amount of bandwidth, since it depends on how you design your site, your target audience, and the number of visitors you're able to attract to your site. In general, 100MB traffic per month is too little for anything other than your personal home page and 1-3GB traffic per month is usually adequate for a simple site just starting out. Your mileage, however, will vary.

Tell a interesting story to consumer

Mentioned website will first emerge in front of you is what? About Us? Latest news?

Many companies build a website that will naturally after someone to visit, as long as doing basic SEO, several waves of marketing activities, it will naturally lead to the topic. Most of the enterprises of the site as a bulletin board that public information to the users browse like, so a fixed structure on the site is always about us, product introduction, contact us .... and so on. But as the community development of the times, the behavior of the network has been a huge change in consumer behavior affected by more people, we have to look to buy things before the evaluation, eat dinner before a certain look in mind, to do any act necessarily we rely on word of mouth just right move. This trend, companies boast, forced into the effectiveness of advertising has been gradually limited, and most need to do to change it is to adjust the "passing information" approach, think carefully about how to get consumers to accept messages that do?

How company manage a new media website

think hard
Now the trend has shifted to branded content (Branded content on wiki) and native advertising (Native AD). Content needs through the packaging, the use of story-telling approach to engaging, while businesses and consumers also need to change the angle of communication, whether it is the language of communication, or content presentation must be a more humane way, with the sincere tone and communicate with consumers, and always through data analysis, interactive way to learn about consumers; rather cater to this trend website, we called new media sites.

"New media site" is not a revolutionary flip, which is persistent trend evolved, whether in the technical, operational content is progressive conversion.
AnchorTraditional WebsiteNew Media Website
Website ContentBasic InformationBranded Content, Native Ad
Website ObjectiveConvey informationConvey experience
Website FunctionWaiting for client needsAddress customer needs
Web Browsing behaviorWebsite Passive browsingWebsite promotion Initiative
User ExperienceWeb Navigate no user friendlyEffictive web guidance
User RelationshipLow , InterativeSocial Network, Interative
User DistanceNot as closeClose
Web TechnologyEx: Adobe Flash, wmvCSS3, HTML5, Jquery, Responsive Web Design
If you still feel "new media" sounds very mysterious, you can first think about what is media? What is is's features?

Most people's first impression flashed in my mind is probably TV! What characteristics do that TV?

Television reports have tidied content (Well-curated content), there is a visual layout, audio-visual presentation with rich content, it actively push messages to you. When you have a head to watch a particular television program, television may bring you more often unimaginable experience, for example, you only want to see the original idol, but later found footage is also very attractive to you, but I did not expect was immediately followed by broadcast popular variety show, so you are constantly being content to attract, and even after the transfer to this customary units. Perspective into the site think that today may be just the user wanted to see up site-specific information, but was surprised to find there are these advantages, and not filled with infomercials to bomb you, it is really useful to propose to you, there are solutions to problems, this time the "Site" is no longer simply to provide information, but one that can give users a great experience "new media sites."

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Top 9 Features Mobile Consumers Want On Your Mobile Website

Click-to-call and click-to-sms buttons

I think this could be treated as the most significant element of a mobile site! It acquires new customers and provides revenue opportunities for small businesses. Why? Because it enables the user to easily contact the company. Smartphone users need to tap the button on the mobile website and then they will automatically contact the business. As a result, the number of customers calling the business may increase. Be sure that you attach such buttons on your homepage and the page with the contact information.

Contact Forms

Thanks to this feature, the prospects are able to ask questions concerning a particular product or service. This is a perfect source of gaining leads. You cannot make the form too long. Focus on the most important information. Remember that in case of longer forms the users will have to scroll the page. It would be inconvenient.

Mobile maps with directions

Well, the purpose of this function is quite obvious. Small businesses can provide the information necessary for users to locate the address and get directions. Google’s research on consumers led to conclusions that consumers are locally-oriented. The majority of smartphone searches focus on the local area. Mobile users act quickly after they finished their search. It is said that 50% of consumers visit the store within a day after their mobile search! This is why you just have to implement a map with the directions leading to your business.

Easy navigation

Navigation is as import as the loading speed of the mobile website. The point is that users should be able to perform the most import ant action from the level of the main page. Usually, the navigation of the main page is designed with a vertical list of buttons with text or the so-called grid navigation with text and icons large enough to be easily recognizable. Placing the “back” button at both the bottom and the upper part of the page is also a good solution – you must know that this is really convenient for the smartphone users. At last, a quite obvious but very often neglected element – is the linking of the company’s logo in the header that redirects from subpages to the main page.

Video content

Reading text on the smartphone is not the most pleasant task. About 41% of users would prefer watching a video instead. This is the reason for you to place a short video about your company. The video should not be too long and e.g. show a particular product in use. It will convince the potential customer to take action just after watching your video.

Collapsible content and image sliders
You should avoid excessive amount of content. When it comes to pictures and text, I would advise you to make use of all sorts of collapsible and accordion content that will allow presenting these elements in a very useful way. Remember, scrolling down through a page s really tiring for the mobile device user. Avoid it at all costs!

Links to social profiles and social buttons promoting your mobile site

The profile of your company on community portals etc. is a nice extension for presenting the information about your company, team, current events etc. You do not have to copy all of this to your mobile website, which should should be focused on actions based on your goals. Instead, add to your site some buttons linking to your community portal profiles. Try also to provide buttons such as e.g. facebook like button or g+ button. This is the free option for advertising your company, so why should you not be using it?

Link to visit the non-mobile site

in the case of a dedicated mobile website, it is important to separate it from your desktop version of the site. Dedicated mobile sites display a limited action-oriented content. That is why you should also provide the users with a link the full version of the website (even if it is adjusted for desktop use only).

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