September 2018 - Website Development

Google 20th birthday

Google at 20: Journeys, AI-driven results and visual search It’s hard to imagine a life without a search engine that knows what it’s doing. I remember the days of AltaVista and co, search engines that just dump random pages on you for every given query. I was so excited to see Google enter the scene and immediately do everything right — the results were great, it was fast and it had no ads. Didn’t take long before I was hooked. But a lot has happened in the past twenty years and a lot will happen in the next. Starting today, Google is looking to change search for the next twenty years. Google’s Future of Search Event On Monday, Google held a small event to celebrate its 20th anniversary and it took the opportunity to offer a sneak peek at the coming years. Google introduced three paradigm shifts in how it sees search in the future: A shift from answers to journeys A shift from queries to providing a queryless way to get information Plus a shift from text to a more visual way of finding information I’ll dive into this below. Changing how search works: from answers to journeys One of

Common Listing Mistakes on eBay

How did we earn our stripes and gain national recognition for outstanding sales and conversion rate? The answer is simple: optimized listing descriptions. We launched ourselves into the eBay world of selling by drop-shipping items from wholesalers on eBay. However, due to our savvy method of drop-shipping directly from fellow eBay sellers, our prices weren’t the lowest on the market by any means. So the question begs – how did we boost our sales so rapidly? By producing our listing editor, Inkfrog, we managed to refine and create stunning, professional eBay listings based on an acute focus to conversion rate. We set ourselves apart from the competition by fine-tuning our listing aesthetic and by presenting ourselves as professional, trustworthy sellers via CrazyLister’s optimized listing descriptions. I have composed a list of key information gathered by team CrazyLister. All our information is based on years of experience, shrewd observation, and our own magnanimous success as sellers on eBay. In addition to our own findings as sellers on eBay, this list is an analysis of thousands of case studies from CrazyLister’s very own user base which illustrates how to avoid the many common listing mistakes on eBay. 1. Great walls of text To put

eBay Selling Limit

If you’ve received a message telling you that you have just reached your eBay selling limits then you’re probably a bit frustrated. You may be wondering what these limits are, how long they last, and if you can get them removed. In this article we’ll look at each kind of eBay selling limit and tell you exactly how to get those limits raised or removed. But first let’s look at why these limits were created in the first place. It wasn’t just to frustrate new sellers. There actually are some good reasons. Why Selling Limits Were Created eBay created limits to protect themselves and their customers. In the old days scammers frequently started new eBay profiles with no intention of ever sending expensive items to their customers. Many times these scammers would post dozens of top dollar items at once and after they got the payments they would disappear. So eBay began imposing limits on new sellers to deter this from happening. Now you have to prove that you are a legitimate seller before eBay will take your training wheels off. You can’t just post dozens of items. You have to do it one by one to build your reputation

How to be a successful eBay seller

In case you decided to post your items on eBay and sell them like that, there are a few things you should know. First of all, a percentage of your profit will go to the website (based on the price of your items, the amount of sold units and so on), everything you sell will be carefully tracked by the IRS and making yourself visible in the search engine is going to be a real challenge. Without further ado, this is how to become a successful eBay seller in 10 steps: 1. Post great pictures. First of all, everybody complains about the products being different from the pictures, so ask a friend who happens to have a great camera to take good pictures. Post pictures for every color and size of your merchandise and try not to alter anything: if they are chipped, take a picture of the chip and mention this fact. Also, you may want to make sure that all the pictures are the same size, style and that you don’t abuse filters. No blurry, dark or extremely small pictures or you risk not being noticed and in business this is a disaster! 2. Insert a detailed and

Amazon Store Design

Bring the in-store experience online with a custom brand destination on Amazon.com The in-store experience is key for brands to drive shopper loyalty and increase sales. Stores—a new DIY solution that allows vendors and sellers to create their own brand stores on Amazon.com-provides customers with an immersive virtual shopping experience. Why create an Amazon Store? Building a Store helps drive shopper engagement, with a curated destination for customers to not only shop your products but also learn more about your brand. Key features include: Unique design: Choose from a selection of design templates with varying store layouts and customizable features to best showcase your brand. Custom curation: Feature a dynamic or handpicked assortment of products along with optional multimedia content to enhance the customer shopping experience. Integrated promotion: Use built-in social features like social sharing buttons, coupled with promotional extensions such as Sponsored Brands (formerly Headline Search Ads), to drive store awareness and traffic. Get the most out of your Store Customize your store space No two stores are the same—design yours to fit your brand and share it with customers via a unique store URL (www.amazon.com/your brand). The Store Builder tool empowers brand owners to create their own Stores in