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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.


​HelloSign API: Your development time matters

(This is a sponsored post.)We know that no API can write your code for you, but ours comes close. We’ve placed great importance on making sure our API is the most developer-friendly API available — prioritizing clean documentation, an industry-first API dashboard for easy tracking and debugging, and trained API support engineers to personally assist with your integration.  Meaning, you won’t find an eSignature product with an easier or faster path to implementation.  It’s 2x faster than other eSignature APIs.   If you’re a business looking for a way to integrate eSignatures into your website or app, test drive HelloSign API for free today. Direct Link to Article — Permalink ​HelloSign API: Your development time matters is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

A More Data-Informed, Action-Prone Culture

According to SoDA’s recent study, “acting on the data” was the most common data challenge — ahead of “getting the data I need,” “accuracy,” “timeliness,” and “interpreting the data that I have.” If an organization has necessary, accurate, timely, and understandable data, shouldn’t acting on it be the easiest step? And if an agency can’t act on its own data, can it credibly guide clients to do so? The “actionability” challenge seemingly occurs at the end of the data collection and analysis process, but the underlying issues often happen earlier. Three upfront factors, described below, must be in place before people can take action on data. 1. Prioritized goals that clarify assumptions Stakeholder feedback should focus on asking: will this approach best achieve our target outcomes, compared to other possible approaches? Instead, stakeholders’ differing assumptions about goals and priorities often cause conflicting feedback — each person may be solving for…

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Social Advocacy: Why Your Business Needs It & How to Get Started by @Jasmine_Sandler

Social advocacy programs can help drive employee retention and customer acquisition. Here’s how you can do it.The post Social Advocacy: Why Your Business Needs It & How to Get Started by @Jasmine_Sandler appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Save 15% or More on Car Insurance by Switching to Plain JavaScript

Satire disclaimer: This article is as much satire as it is serious insight if there is even any of that at all. Don’t take it too seriously, but do tell all your friends. Also, the bit about Taco Bell is 100% true. I wouldn’t joke about something like that. My day usually begins like this: I wake up at 6:15 a.m. (kill me) to get the kids ready for school. They’re mad. I’m mad. Everyone is on the brink of an emotional breakdown because it’s 6:15 in the morning. Usually the first thing that I do when I wake up is roll out of bed and start hammering out pushups like Christian Bale. BWAHAHAHA. No. Before I’m even fully awake and out of bed, I grab my phone and look at Twitter. It’s a sickness, I know. I’m not proud of it but at least I’m out here admitting that I…

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HTML Email and Accessibility

You love HTML emails, don’t you? As a developer, probably not… but subscribers absolutely do. They devour them, consume them on every device known to man, and drive a hell of a lot of revenue for companies that take their email marketing seriously. But most web developers tasked with building HTML emails merely want to get them out the door as quickly as possible and move on to more interesting assignments. Despite email’s perennial value for subscribers, tight timelines, and a general loathing of the work result in things falling by the wayside; and, just like in the web world, one of the first things to be set aside in email is accessibility. I think we all agree that accessibility is a vital topic. Unfortunately, it’s one that’s ignored in the email marketing world even more than on the web. Accessibility in email doesn’t have to consume a lot of…

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31 Call To Action Examples (And How to Write the Perfect One)

Let’s talk about the call to action. Want more email subscribers? Contest entries? Conversions? You won’t get them without the right call to action. Almost all of your marketing content should have well-crafted call to actions designed to drive action. It’s an essential part of copywriting that doesn’t always get the attention that it deserves. Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Twitter Doubles Character Limit to 280, Says Longer Tweets Drive More Engagement by @MattGSouthern

Twitter has officially doubled its character limit, following a short test which showed longer tweets receive more engagement.The post Twitter Doubles Character Limit to 280, Says Longer Tweets Drive More Engagement by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

So you need to parse an email?

Say you have a website with users who have accounts. Those users email you sometimes. What if you could parse that email for more context about that user, their account, and what they might want? There are email parsing services out there. For example, Zapier offers Parser, which is free, with the idea being that you use Zapier itself to interconnect that data with other apps. You teach it about your emails and then get programatic access to those data bits. mailparser.io is another service just for this. Same deal, you send the emails to them, and from within that app you set up parsers and do all the processing you need to do. That might not be exactly what you need. Perhaps your goal in parsing an email is to extend the data available to you right in your email client. Gmail is a pretty huge email client. I…

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How Visual Listening Can Turn Selfies Into Sales by @jes_scholz

Learn how you can use visual listening to find influencers, leverage user-generated content, and drive conversions.The post How Visual Listening Can Turn Selfies Into Sales by @jes_scholz appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How to Be Good at Being New

Starting a new job is hard. You have to get to know new people, follow new processes, and learn new tools all within an unfamiliar environment. You have to learn what is expected of you, how expectations are communicated, and how to gauge your progress. On top of all the other stress, there is the challenge of navigating the dynamic of simply being new. I’ve noticed some people are more comfortable than others in this dynamic. I think it’s a skillset worth considering more closely. Being good at being new isn’t the same as being a great teammate, or being great at your specific discipline.  If you’re good at being new, you can accelerate the pace at which you build trust and connect to the team. You bring positive, inspiring energy to the people around you (which we love). You solidify your reputation faster and, by extension, get to ditch…

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Google Analytics Metrics: How To Boost Return Visits to your Website

If you’ve been using Google Analytics for a while now, you’ve probably become acquainted with some of the popular features of this nifty web analytics tool. I love how it gives me an accurate picture of how popular my sites are, based on the number of visits and number of unique visitors. Data on Returning Visitors If you’re fairly new to Google Analytics – or if you’ve been monitoring the number of page visits only – then there’s a big chance that you’re missing out on an amazing set of data: returning visitors. To view this piece of data, log in to Google Analytics, then go to Audience > Behavior > New vs Returning. You should see a line graph of the total number of sessions per day, and a table of returning visitors and new visitors at the bottom of the page. Wondering what this particular Google Analytics data…

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Twitter Introduces New Video Ad Unit for Increasing Website Visits by @MattGSouthern

Twitter has introduced Video Website Cards, which allow advertisers to use videos to drive traffic back to their website.The post Twitter Introduces New Video Ad Unit for Increasing Website Visits by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

3 Quick SEO Wins Lurking Inside Google Analytics by @bsmarketer

Use Google Analytics data to help drive more people to your site, get them to stick around longer, and convert.The post 3 Quick SEO Wins Lurking Inside Google Analytics by @bsmarketer appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Grab The Attention of Your Site Visitors in 5 Seconds

You may have the skills of a mad (but extremely talented) web developer, but that’s meaningless if no one cares about your website. Every website owner’s goal is to pull in more followers to their pages, and that will only be possible if they can grab the attention of their target audience. Most people generally visit a website because they need information. Chances are, website links get clicked on the search engine results page (SERP) because they appear helpful for those who are looking for specific pieces of information. However, the critical part of website design is to know how to grab the attention and interest of casual page visitors. The web design strategies that you use will definitely play a significant role in maintaining the interest of your site visitors for them to stay and keep looking. In other words, although the quality of information on your site will…

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Gutenberg

I’ve only just been catching up with the news about Gutenberg, the name for a revamp of the WordPress editor. You can use it right now, as it’s being built as a plugin first, with the idea that eventually it goes into core. The repo has better information. It seems to me this is the most major change to the WordPress editor in WordPress history. It also seems particularly relevant here as we were just talking about content blocks and how different CMS’s handle them. That’s exactly what Gutenberg is: a content block editor. Rather than the content area being a glorified <textarea> (perhaps one of the most valid criticisms of WordPress), the content area becomes a wrapper for whatever different “blocks” you want to put there. Blocks are things like headings, text, lists, and images. They are also more elaborate things like galleries and embeds. Crucially, blocks are extensible…

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The 5 Steps to Becoming a Social Executive Influencer by @Jasmine_Sandler

Make your own individual executive social brand that will drive influence by following these five steps.The post The 5 Steps to Becoming a Social Executive Influencer by @Jasmine_Sandler appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

​HelloSign API: The dev friendly esign

(This is a sponsored post.)We know that no API can write your code for you (unfortunately), but ours comes close. With in-depth documentation, customizable features, and dashboard that makes your code easy to debug, you won’t find an eSignature product with an easier path to implementation. 2x faster than other esignature APIs. “We wanted an API built by a team that valued user experience as much as we do. At the end of the day, we chose HelloSign because it was the best combination of these features, price and user experience.”  - Max Mullen Co-Founder of Instacart Test drive HelloSign API for free today. Direct Link to Article — Permalink ​HelloSign API: The dev friendly esign is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

How to Create Engaging Social Media Content That Can Drive Results by @KunjalPanchal

Here are nine proven ways to create and share engaging social media content.The post How to Create Engaging Social Media Content That Can Drive Results by @KunjalPanchal appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

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