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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com . He is the author of the forthcoming book “ Hooked: How to Drive Engagement by Creating User Habits ”. Follow him on Twitter @nireyal . If the Internet had a voice, I am fairly certain it would sound like the HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. “Hello, Nir,” it said to me in its low, monotone voice.
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This is a guest post by Alex Black . You can have an incredible, brilliantly coded and stunningly useful product that solves people’s problems – but if your landing page is awkwardly designed, complicated or hard to navigate, then you are probably leaving money on the table. Landing pages that aren’t as intuitive, persuasive or as nicely designed as they are likely to have lower conversion rates. This means fewer people will try out and eventually buy your product, or even tell friends about it.
In order to be successful in content marketing you need to develop high quality contents . High quality contents are not only very useful and unique but are also visually appealing . To develop such contents you need tools. The tools which you can use or your content developers can use with ease and with minimum budget .
CAPTCHA is perceived as a quick and effective way to stop bots from performing abusive actions on a website. Bots are often deployed to do things like automatically enter spam into email forms or comment forms. They can also be used to submit fraudulent entries in other forms such as registration forms or to voting forms. CAPTCHA works by presenting a challenge to the user (typically in the form of an image containing jumbled-up letters) which must be solved to proceed in the interaction flow. Example of a CAPTCHA image with the words "Following" and "Finding" which must be entered into an associated field
There is a GREAT partner solution for Social Listening for action! Our partner, HMS Technologies is getting BOLD by making this available today as a Cloud based service. They developed TACTweet to allow users to enter in key words or phrases to monitor, and see what is being said about their company, their prime leaders, their products and their competition. It is a powerful force multiplier in gaining sales and marketing intelligence to get the competitive advantage.
SEJ Editor - Melissa is the owner of SEO Aware, LLC. She is a consultant and trainer helping companies make the most of their content marketing and SEO. She specializes is the Psychology behind blogging and content marketing. Melissa is also an associate at SEOmoz.org , an associate and writer at CopyPress an editor at Authority Labs and a columnist at SmallBizTrends.com She is a self-proclaimed Star Wars and Internet geek and volunteers with big cats at BigCatHabitat.org . <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Maybe you’ve heard the term “responsive design.” Maybe you haven’t. Many people think it solely refers to the technical aspects of design, but that’s not exactly the case. Responsive design can have a major impact on your content. I’ll tell you how it works, how it can affect your content, and why you should—and need to—care. What is responsive design?
The web is such a big and wonderful place, packed with tools and resources which you all too often don’t know about.
Lately, I've been putting together a list of things that make social apps viral, mainly looking at the startups that inspire me most in that area (social). So this is loosely gathered from looking at Hashable , PlanCast , Quora , Foursquare , LikeALittle and the likes.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m off stuffing my face with copious amounts of poultry and mashed potatoes but I planned ahead so that you don’t have to miss out on your daily dose of Design Shack! If you’re like me, the holidays drastically cut in to your work time. You don’t get the luxury of having less to do, only less time to do it! If this sounds like you, check out the 20 amazing tools below to help maximize your time. Dedicating yourself to using just a few of these will boost your productivity levels to an all-time high.
Last year we published a post on 7 Great Podcasts for Web Designers which went down well with our readers. Since then, several of the podcasts have dropped off the radar including arguably the most famous one of all time: BoagWorld. At the same time a whole load of new web design related podcasts have sprung up, so today we’re going to take a look at the best way to get your web design news fix in audio format.
Web Apps are hitting the internet by storm. There are so many around on the internet, running on many different frameworks.
As we prepare to stuff our faces with a bountiful Thanksgiving feast, we turn our Thanksgiving spirit to the gobs of free software we love to say thank you to the developers, and to give our computers a feast of their own.