The world of web design is one that is ever changing. In order to maintain a strong presence in the industry, it is necessary to master the newest techniques and trends as they become widely used. Approachnet is a Florida web design company that has been providing customers with reliable solutions to their Internet related needs since 1998. During that time, we have had to adapt to the countless changes that have taken place within our industry. In the past year, we have made advances in our techniques for designing web sites. By using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), we are able to build cleaner HTML pages that rank both better and faster, making it possible for more potential customers to find our clients’ web sites.
Over the years numerous web design features have been created and implemented on the web that may have seemed cool at the time. However, today they seem outdated and even annoying to most users of the Internet. What may have seemed trendy and popular then now only displays how old and outdated the web design of your web site is compared to newer, trendier ones. We always tell clients who are happy with their older-looking web sites that, while they may still think it meets their needs, it probably pales in comparison to the more recently updated web sites of other businesses in their industries. More and more people have realized that the site design that they had in 1999 might not be “keeping up with the times,” and have opted to refresh their presence on the Internet. Even still, you will come across these types of trends and features all the time. Many of the folks that create their own sites without the knowledge that comes with years of success in the field go overboard and include a host of features thinking that they are neat, funny, and showcase their talents in web design. In actuality, a web site that meets the needs of the business, is easily navigable, and has the ability to grow is considered an effective web site.
Approachnet has over a decade of experience as a web design company and we specialize in not only web site design, but also in SEO – Search engine optimization for relevant keywords and web hosting. We thought it would be interesting to compile a list of all of some common pitfalls and poke a little lighthearted fun at our own industry.
There really is no set number of people that you can email all at once and it be considered “ok.” Some may think, “I only sent that email about that special sale to 100 people; that’s not considered spamming because spammers send out their info to thousands.” The truth is, if you are going to send out an email like that, you only need to send it to people that have asked to receive those kinds of offers and emails from you and your company. You’ve worked hard on your HTML email template.
In any link-building campaign, the link request email is one of the keystones. Without a well-written email , it’ll be difficult to get in the door to form meaningful relationships with website owners and get meaningful links coming to your site.
Although writing a link request email isn’t rocket science, chances are if you’re just starting out on a link-building campaign, you might be making some mistakes that are getting your emails ignored or deleted (along with that forwarded message that contains pictures of puppies). The days of emailing potential sites with “Nice site, can you post a link to my site? Are long gone, but I still get these emails from time to time.