Category Archive for: Google

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


15 Useful JavaScript Libraries to Enhance Your Site

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration daily Making a great site requires a lot of skills, but you don’t always have to develop everything completely from scratch. To use any of the JavaScript libraries presented in this article, you will need to have at least some existing JavaScript skills, but you also don’t necessarily need to be an expert. What you do need to be expert with is working out how to blend the libraries into a site to get the most benefit from them. This isn’t really something that can be taught. It’s a skill you can only learn by doing. Once you have mastered the concepts, however, there is no limit to your creativity and what you can achieve with it. Collected here is our list of the most useful JavaScript libraries available to programmers for site enhancement. You may not see your favorite listed here,…

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Google is Compressing Its Display Ads So Pages Load Faster by @MattGSouthern

Google has started compressing its display ads by up to 40% in an effort to improve page load times.The post Google is Compressing Its Display Ads So Pages Load Faster by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Posts: Share Messages in Search Results From Google My Business by @MattGSouthern

Google has officially rolled out Google Posts to all small businesses with a Google My Business listing.The post Google Posts: Share Messages in Search Results From Google My Business by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Nine (+1) Best Marketing Podcasts for Facebook Advertising Pros

If you’re reading this and you landed here starting with a Google search it means only one thing: you’re looking for the best. The best tool to make Facebook advertising easy (AdEspresso) the best -and free- Social Media Marketing blog (this) and the most accurate selection of the best marketing podcasts. We know you’re always Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Server-Side React Rendering

React is best known as a client-side JavaScript framework, but did you know you can (and perhaps should!) render React server-side? Suppose you’ve built a zippy new event listing React app for a client. The app is hooked up to an API built with your favorite server-side tool. A couple weeks later the client tells you that their pages aren’t showing up on Google and don’t look good when posted to Facebook. Seems solvable, right? You figure out that to solve this you’ll need to render your React pages from the server on initial load so that crawlers from search engines and social media sites can read your markup. There is evidence showing that Google sometimes executes javascript and can index the generated content, but not always. So server-side rendering is always recommended if you want to ensure good SEO and compatibility with other services like Facebook, Twitter. In this…

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How to Build Your Own Alexa Service

With the recent introduction of Amazon and Google products that provide Ironman-esque voice control functionality, we’ve been wondering lately what this means for the future of human computer interactions. Always on the lookout for emerging technology to get ahead of, we decided to put a project together to see what these little devices are capable of. We had about 2 weeks before the three Viget offices were assembling for an all hands gathering, so we wanted to something both fun and interactive. What we ended up with was an Alexa service that could figure out which Viget employee you were thinking about. We called it: The Know It All Trying out our latest Viget team game using voice control. Can you guess who? More updates soon! cc @alexadevs @amazonecho #Alexa pic.twitter.com/M1YgCh3obj— Viget (@viget) June 13, 2017 There are a couple pieces to this puzzle – a Rails backend, a React…

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Google For Jobs is Now Live in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google For Jobs sees the company collaborating with others in the job industry to connect employers with the right candidates.The post Google For Jobs is Now Live in Search Results by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google’s Latest Easter Egg: Fidget Spinners! by @MattGSouthern

Google is getting in on the fidget spinner craze with its very own virtual device embedded into search results.The post Google’s Latest Easter Egg: Fidget Spinners! by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Enter the dot matrix

Illustration by Nate OttoTroy Henikoff was a college student in 1984 when he wrote his first program, a piece of software to help his grandfather’s steel warehouse manage their inventory. That summer project led Troy to start his own software consulting business a couple years later. This is an atypical Distance story about beginnings, endings and unexpected legacies.https://medium.com/media/e1b07d80fba4e2163e3f63e0c604a1a0/hrefTranscriptWAILIN: Troy Henikoff describes himself as an unintentional entrepreneur. Today he’s a well-known figure in Chicago’s tech scene, but when he began dabbling in computer programming and setting up his own business, there was no established startup culture for him to absorb. No networking events, no hoodies, no cliches about hustle or crushing it or changing the world. Troy’s story starts in 1984, at his grandfather’s steel warehouse on Chicago’s south side. He had just finished his sophomore year of college.TROY HENIKOFF: So that summer when I got to Chicago, I was given a bunch…

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New Google Analytics Home Screen Now Available to 50% of Users by @MattGSouthern

A Google Analytics Project Manager has confirmed the new Google Analytics home screen is now available to 50% of users.The post New Google Analytics Home Screen Now Available to 50% of Users by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google May Be Forced to Change Its Business Practices in Europe by @MattGSouthern

Google is expected to be hit with a fine of over 1 billion euros by antitrust officials in Europe.The post Google May Be Forced to Change Its Business Practices in Europe by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google is Tackling Extremist Content On YouTube With New Guidelines in Europe by @MattGSouthern

Google is introducing four new measures for tackling extremist content on YouTube.The post Google is Tackling Extremist Content On YouTube With New Guidelines in Europe by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

4 Easy Steps to Effective Guest Blogging That Will Make Google Happy by @tonynwright

Here are four steps to turn guest blogging on its head — without making Google mad.The post 4 Easy Steps to Effective Guest Blogging That Will Make Google Happy by @tonynwright appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

10 Steps to Building Faster Websites

Google says websites should load in less than 2-3 seconds and when Google speaks you better damn well listen. Actually, it’s not only Google that comes up with numbers like this; countless studies say you want to be hitting the 2-second benchmark to stop traffic and valuable leads running out the door. There’s a problem, though. As the web becomes a more complex medium, performance tends to take a backseat to glitzy features. Which is fine, if you want a fancy website hidden behind that blank loading screen, but not so good when most people quit the session before your first line of content loads. So how do you find that sweet-spot between a fully-featured website and one that hits the 2-second benchmark? #1: Be careful with website builders Website builders are great for building websites quickly but quite so good when it comes to loading times. Bulky code working under the…

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Google Tops List of Global Brand Rankings by @MattGSouthern

Google has topped the BrandZ global rankings list for the second year in a row.The post Google Tops List of Global Brand Rankings by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

6 Components Moodboards Must Have To Be Effective

Moodboards have been in use for many years especially in the interior design and fashion industries. It’s the first step when brainstorming ideas that’ll contribute to the overall look and feel of the final product. Most established web designers create mood boards as part of their web design process. The main benefits of using a mood board include: Streamlining the design process Reducing the time taken to design the actual website Giving the client a general idea of what to expect early Less frustration Effectively communicate concepts Making it easy to make design changes and revisions A mood board can either be physical or digital. The physical ones are more time consuming since they involve putting together paper cuttings and other physical sources for inspiration. However, they tend to have a higher impact on clients. On the other hand, digital boards are easier to create and are less physically tasking.…

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The 7 Best Keyword Research Tools to Redefine Your Content Marketing

If you want Google to send you more visitors, a great keyword research tool is a must. How many times in the past week have you gotten onto Google to look something up? Since Google processes an average of 40,000 searches every single second, the answer to that question for most people will be “a Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

22 Niche Review Sites Your Business Can’t Afford to Ignore by @amelioratethis

Think Yelp or Google covers you? Think again. Here are top niche review sites to get your business listed on.The post 22 Niche Review Sites Your Business Can’t Afford to Ignore by @amelioratethis appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Releases A Website Builder for Small Businesses by @MattGSouthern

Google has officially released a single-page website builder designed for small businesses.The post Google Releases A Website Builder for Small Businesses by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

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