The prospect of opting out of marketing campaigns has been a hot topic as the reach of Internet Marketing has become ever greater. It’s easy enough to accomplish this in an e-mail campaign: just click unsubscribe. But what are your opt-out options when browsing the web? Most browsers feature a ‘Do Not Track’ button, but even though this mechanism was created to allow users to shed the watchful eye of advertisers, clicking on it has no effect. After nine months of debating how the button will work, an agreement on what “tracking” means and what the scope of it includes still hasn't been reached.
Trending Now: Infographics as SEO Content Vehicles
October 4th, 2012
When the gurus of SEO at Google speak, everyone takes notice. Then we try to figure out if the latest SEO trend will serve our clients well. We do not just ‘get on board.’ So hereabouts we are cautiously optimistic about infographics as SEO’s ‘Next Big Thing’ (that is since the last big thing). Operating... Read More
Building a Better Website: Think Mobile
July 11th, 2012
Internet Marketing is an industry that evolves constantly. First sites had to be scalable. And for years they have had to be SEO-friendly. Trending now: new sites must be flexible enough to support multiple site formats across different platforms: mobile, tablet, etc. There are numerous ways for mobile users to access your site- a mobile... Read More
Adaptive Web Design
May 22nd, 2012
Responsive website design (also sometimes called adaptive web design) refers to websites created within a flexible grid. The reason for designing a website in this way is so that no matter what resolution, window size or device someone is using to view it, it should appear and function properly for them. If done correctly, using Cascading Style Sheets 3 (CSS3) Media Queries and HTML5, the site design should reorient and resize itself to fit a browser or device automatically.
Web Design Trends 2012
January 23rd, 2012
Though it is impossible to predict the future, successful website design demands keeping up with the latest web design trends. As 2011 came to a close the expert creative staff here at Active Web Group took some time to reflect on the artistic ideas that came to life over the past year. New technologies and changes to the way people are viewing websites opens the door for new opportunities in 2012.
Do I Need a Mobile Website?
December 20th, 2011
The answer to that question is buried in your analytics. Very few businesses by percentage currently have a mobile website. Those that do are ahead of the curve for their effort. Those that don’t will be behind the curve very shortly. We have been watching our client’s analytics very carefully, and the past eighteen months have shown dramatic increases in mobile website use for many of them.
What is Customer Lifetime Value?
July 14th, 2011
What is customer lifetime value and why does it matter so much to your success? Customer lifetime value is the amount of sales and profits that you earn from a customer during the period in which they continue to order from you or use your services. Lifetime means the amount of time that you are either measuring or the total span from when a customer places their first order until their final order.
How Much Does A Website Cost?
July 1st, 2011
There are many different types of websites out there. Some are informational websites, some are industry websites that people can use to generate a quote for technical products, and some are Ecommerce sites.
Finding Value in Meta Description Tags
June 3rd, 2011
When conducting a search in the search engines, the first thing you see is the title of the page, beneath the page title is a short description of the website. The description of the website is also known as a Meta Description Tag. Meta Description Tags are optional tags found in the head of a website that tell the search engines what your website is about.
Some Salt on that Password Please
June 1st, 2011
History can truly be one of the best guides for highlighting a path that should never be taken, or conversely, highlighting another path that should always be taken. If you have been following the headlines, you are aware that one of the biggest companies on this Earth, Sony, has been under constant attack by malicious hackers.