Archives for July 2009

How Fast is Your Website? Does it Matter? Test it!

How Fast is Your WebsiteDoes the amount of time it takes your web site to load have an effect on your Google Search Results? As with all things “Google” the answer is Yes, No and Maybe all at the same time!

YES – Adwords: Website load times have a direct impact on placement and cost for Adwords Pay-Per-Click advertising. Google states that Landing Page load speeds “will begin to impact your landing page quality and, therefore, your Quality Score.” This means that slow pages will pay more. Read more here – adwords.google.com/support

NO – Organic Results: As of this writing Google does not currently penalize sites with poor load times unless the site “times out” and the Googlebot Spider can not access your sites content and interior pages.

MAYBE – The Future: Its safe to speculate that in the (very near) future Google will be adding a “load time” calculation to its organic results ranking algorithm. It really makes sense when you think about it – slow sites create a poor user experience. Google Search Results are one of the primary products they deliver to customers, so why serve up a frustrating slowpoke. If your slow, your gonna go!

How fast is slow? A reliable source has indicated that your site should load in less than 4 seconds according to this tool – webwait.com

What can you do if your site is dragging its feet? There are a number of elements that determine the speed your site is rendered. Hosting and servers, site structure, graphic design and on-page scripting all contribute to your sites delivery speed.

RightNow SEO clients, contact us for a free WSO (Web Site Optimization) analysis report!

VIDEO: Google’s Matt Cutts on Speed and Shirts

Let Netrafic Make Your Blog Mobile

Link-a-Billy Dave blogs from the phoneGoing Mobile for WordPress Blogs

Let Netrafic make your standalone WordPress Blog mobile friendly for iPhone, iPod Touch, Google Android and BlackBerry Storm visitors. We install a Plugin that automatically detects the visiting device and serves up a slick, mobile themed version of your blog that loads faster and makes your blog easier to navigate.

Cost? It’s Free!

Fine Print – This service is only available to RightNow Communication’s clients. We install the necessary plugin, modify the mobile theme and size your logo to match your existing website colors. Then we get the whole thing running for you. Turnkey and easy peazzy.

Don’t have a standalone WordPress Blog? Thats crazy talk! RNC Clients participating in the Link Building, Social Media Marketing, or Reputation Management services are eligible for a WordPress Blog as part of the package. All you have to do is write! Contact Dave for details.

Best iPhone Apps for Website Owners

Best iPhone Apps for Website Owners

Mobile madness for busy web marketers is here! Check your web visitor Metrics while your out to dinner with your spouse, calculate CPM’s in your sleep, Twitter from the toilet, and receive an urgent alert the next time your server crashes – generally on the first day of the family vacation.

Here is our list for the best iPhone Apps for website owners and internet marketing

    Analytics Pro – Check your Google Analytics accounts from your iPhone or iPod Touch.

    SEO Ranking – helps you monitor and track your websites search engine rankings within Google. Perfect for the obsessive compulsive keyword position people.

    Elite SEM Calculator – This application gives you multiple calculators which allow you to figure out everyday Search Engine Marketing equations. These calculators are also applicable for professionals who do online media buying of banners or emails

    TwitterFon – TwitterFon is a simple, clean, easy to use, and is a superfast Twitter client for your iPhone and iPod Touch.

    MyPhone+ for FaceBook – MyPhone+ is an all-in-one premium dialer and Facebook synchronization application. It provides all dialing options: keypad, contact list and favorites, while keeping your contacts up to date with their latest profile picture and information from Facebook.

    Server Status – Keeps tabs on your sites by pinging them at specified intervals and recording the results for your review.