In healthy living circles, the idea of doing cleanses and detox of the body have been around for a long time. But one of the newer buzzwords has been taking detox baths. And while many people think you may need to visit a spa, it is one of the easiest methods of detox to do right from your own home! A detox bath is a great way to help facilitate our body’s natural detoxification process.
You may have heard that there is a debate going on in England over whether or not they should ban Donald Trump. Which, in and of itself, is ridiculous, but it lead me to find this great slide show from CBS news. So who has the British government actually blocked from entering the country? Quite the odd list with some names I bet you will be surprised to see!
- Martha Stewart
- Terry Jones
- Edward Snowden
- Mike Tyson
- Louis Farrakhan
- Michael Savage
- Dog the Bounty Hunter
- Shirley Phelps-Roper
- L. Ron Hubbard
- Snoop Dogg
- Chris Brown
Check out the whole gallery and the reasons for their bans at CBS news and let us know what you think of them!
Hollywood loves to make remakes and redo things. One that I remember from my teenage days is clueless, and while Hollywood isn’t planning to butcher this movie with a reboot…yet. It did show up on W Magazine’s casting call series to see how Jake Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen, Bradley Cooper and Paul Dano do as the iconic Cher from the movie.
And they like totally nail it, like for real! Give it a watch and see how these guys pull off the clueless valley girl we all came to know and love back in 1995. The group tackled the debate class scene, which is most likely the most well known scene from the whole movie. Enjoy the show!
The world is getting more and more mobile every day! Because of this, businesses and how they design their digital marketing needs to work with and be designed to interact in a mobile world. And, a nice perk is that website design and web apps built for this mobile world can make you a lot of money!
Everyday new mobile apps and mobile websites prove that a good concept, and an addicting feature or two, can bring people back over and over. Kim Kardashian’s mobile game has made $43 million so far since launching in late June last year, proving once again that life is not fair.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a freemium game in the style of Candy Crush Saga, has earned more for Glu Mobile than all the company’s other apps combined, disclosed Glu Mobile in their third-quarter earnings report. So, what does this have to do with your small business? Everything! The same things that are done in this game, can be built into your website and mobile experiences for your users.
Mobile apps are now being talked about or used in every field of business; industry and size are no longer factors, as technology expands it is giving businesses a chance to have equal footing. Almost every business now has a website, and if you don’t, your first step should be developing a website with a designer. But having a mobile or web app can only make your business more profitable if you approach it with a strong idea, and a hook to draw people to your business.Apps as a Promotional Tool
Phones are no longer just for calling a business to learn about them. They are the way a large portion of people will connect and interact with your business. Most mobile users access the internet on their smartphones and other mobile devices. Today, everything your website does can be done on a mobile platform. Many businesses now use their mobile to include commerce, trading and payment. That being the case, web apps has proved to be the very future of computing. Developing a web app and promoting it among your users is extremely beneficial to further your business, to promote new products and services, or find new ways to gain feedback and stay on their mind.Earning with Your App
Many small businesses try to avoid designing apps or mobile websites for their business for fear of over spending and not getting any return, which would ultimately break their budget. It is true that mobile app design can turn out to be an expensive investment, but this is certainly not always the case. Going in for a basic app, and not going for the next candy crush off the bat, will bring down your cost. You can also reduce the cost by planning your app well in advance and bringing a strong idea to the table. And, when working an idea out, either by you or with a designer, be sure to keep in mind you want to build for the now, but leave room for the future. By not keeping the future in mind this could mean a whole redesign from the ground up and that would add a lot of extra cost.
Think about the websites you use every day or at least every week. Now think about some of the sites you visited and then left right away. How much of the content on each page was relevant to you and your interests? How hard was it to find the information that you were looking for? How difficult was it to perform the task that you wanted to complete?
When it comes to the internet there are two types of websites. Ones we want to go to, and ones we have to go to. If you look at the sites you use often, I would bet the ones you want to visit supply a lot more information you desire in a way you desire it, then most of the ones you just need to go to.
Why does this happen? It can be broken down to one major reason: the site wasn’t built for you (the user), it was designed for the masses – or worse – a site was built to be what the company stakeholders wanted, and not what the people who use the site wanted. Here are some of the telltale signs:
- • Very little of the site is about why you came to the site
- • The homepage seems to be more for the company, then for you
- • Hard to follow and understand the flow of the page
- • It takes too many clicks to get to the content or it’s an “adventure” to find anything on the site.
This is one of the biggest challenges to anyone who manages or builds websites. Sorting through the many voices, and making sure people stay focused on the end goal and not on what makes them excited or what they want to see. This is one of the reasons we try to walk with our clients through a full and detailed as possible user experience session before we start. If you’re looking to create your first website or redo your current one, it’s important to learn about what your users want, and what type of experience they expect from your website. It is important to look at who you hope to attract and then build out a product they will enjoy and want to spend time using and interacting with. Taking the time to do this, can and most likely will, lead to an increase in sales and customer satisfaction!
If you would like helping building a website or have your’s audited for user experience we would love to talk with you at Serious SEM!