Despite the prevalence of the internet usage in nearly every choice that modern consumers make, there are still many businesses that have yet to launch a comprehensive and strategic online marketing campaign in the wired environment. While a handful of the small businesses out there have yet to make the move to spreading their message online due to a fear or lack of understanding of the profound impact of the internet on modern commerce, the vast majority of businesses that have yet to make the plunge have simply felt overwhelmed at what a large undertaking establishing a meaningful presence on the internet appears to require. Thankfully, it is not nearly as complicated to let your business start benefiting from online marketing as many think provide that they hire the right people for the job.
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Have you done everything you can to promote your business and present it in a positive light? Do you have an effective, well designed custom website? If you don’t have an effective website for your business, you may be losing a lot of potential customers, and a lot of money.
Six Revisions has posted a thorough article listing 20 websites that improved web development skills. Learning new skills is a constant part of web development, as the industry prone to constant growth at an accelerated pace online. Productivity standards and applications are consistently revised and improved upon by fellow developers, and the urge to stay knowledgeable is a necessity. And instead of pouring over thousands of websites to find the some of the most helpful ones, review a few from the post above. It’s a consolidated list of great resources for web developers, and will save you a lot of time searching, so more time can spent learning and improving a myriad of related web development skills.
Entrepreneur.com has corralled together The Top Ten Free Website Tools and Services. As they appropriately mention, there are a lot of great tools and services that provide a quality product at a great price. But in the spirit of the internet being a public place to share and build together, free tools that are genuinely helpful are discussed in detail. Each tool or service can help a website owner improve their visitor experience and increase traffic over time. They touch on subjects from visitor tracking to content distribution and even online project management. Each recommendation is worth consideration for improving productivity online.