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The essence of responsive web design is to create a website that provides an optimal experience for users across all devices. This means that the user interface elements of a responsive website re-adjust themselves to suit the devices they are being viewed on. Businesses prefer responsive sites as opposed to creating separate ones for desktops and mobile devices. Having an expert design separate websites for the same business is expensive not to mention impractical.

Changes in technology leave businesses no choice but to conform or be left behind by competitors. This means upgrading your website to work seamlessly on whatever device the user chooses. Whether they are in Smart TV, Smart phones, Desktop P.C or tablet visitors should be able to view everything on your site without having to resize, wait minute for pages to load or change their device settings. Having a responsive website brings several benefits to your business:

With a responsive website you will only have to publish content once rather than consuming time adapting the same content for different platforms. When changes take place in tandem across all devices that potential buyers use you can expect better returns on your investment.

A business site that has one URL and HTML on all devices is important to your seo efforts. This is because such a website makes it easy for Google and other search engines to index with the intention of organizing content. According to Google responsive website design is ideal as it eases the process of sharing and linking for users. To emphasize the need for responsive design Google have made it one of the factors to consider when ranking sites. This means that content isn’t the only thing that will land you on the first page of search results.

Easy navigation without the constant need to zoom or click ‘next’ creates the ideal user experience. Visitors enjoy an optimized website because besides saving time it also saves them money that could have been used to buy extra data. This means that they will possibly return to your site, recommend it to a friend and hopefully buy your products and services.

The prospects of designing a responsive website might be scary for some businesses but that shouldn’t be the case as it is a great way to cut costs. You will definitely use less money creating content for one site instead of two.

Responsive websites are the way to go for businesses that want to maintain a profitable online presence. It guarantees high rankings on Google, saves money for you and your visitors as well as prevent time wastage managing content on different platforms. You might not be conversant with responsive web design as a business man but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of the trend. There are lots of experts out there selling their design skills to companies that wish to conform to modern ways. Be careful as you choose a professional to make sure that they clearly understand responsive web design and are in a position to match it to the needs of your business.

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Ways to Monetize Your Website written by: patoh15
There are four excellent ways to monetize your website, and you can use all four at the same time.

One important method is, of course, using AdSense ads or similar programs that are available from Yahoo, MSN, and others. With these programs, you place the script on your website, and AdSense spiders your site to find out what it is about. Then when it displays ads on your site it shows ads that are likely to be relevant to your visitors because it matches your pages content. Your visitors are far more likely to click on highly targeted ads than on- targeted ads.

Different advertisers pay different amounts for the ads depending on the subject matter. Some ads go for pennies, and some ads go for tens of dollars per click. If your subject material attracts lower paying ads, it could be worth looking into the second method of monetizing your site, pay per view ads. If you are making more than $1.00 per 1,000 page views, you might want to stick with pay per click ads.

I have a site where an ad agency is paying me 50 cents per 1000 page views for each of two ads on my pages. The ads must be above the fold and the ads cannot be the same size and shape. I use a banner ad across the top of the page, and a skyscraper ad on the right-hand side of the page.

That leaves room for another Google AdSense ad on the right-hand side below the CPM ad and one banner ad across the bottom of the page. I make a dollar for every 1,000 page views, and I still make more money from clicks on the Google ads.

I also am a member of several affiliate programs, the third method of monetization. With the affiliate programs you place an ad on your site from the affiliate program you are a member of, and if someone clicks through to the advertiser's site and buys something you get a commission. There are lots of affiliate programs available. I joined Commission Junction, and I'm very happy with the selection of programs available.

Commission Junctions collects the money and pays you for any and all of the programs you join. They provide you with comprehensive stats and all kinds of support. If you are a webmaster you should at least check out their programs and see what's there.

The Fourth method of monetizing your site is called 5-second audio ads. The program is brand new, in fact, it's still in beta, but it is very interesting. When a visitor lands on your page, a 5-second long audio ad plays. Every time an audio ad plays you get paid. The ads will not play again for at least 3 minutes after your visitor hears one. After 3 minutes since the last ad played, the visitor can hear another if he refreshes the page or goes to a new page on your site.

The ads are very effective, since the visitor isn't off in the bathroom, or grabbing a snack as so often happens with radio and TV. Your visitor is not driving a car either. He is sitting in front of the computer waiting for a page to finish loading. His mind is receptive to the ad. It's actually a quite remarkable way to advertise.

You as a webmaster or publisher can also sign up other webmasters and publishers who want to run ads on their own sites. If you are the one that signs them up then you receive a commission on every ad that plays on their site. It can add up to quite a bit of income if you get some decent sign ups.

The 5-second audio ads program is free to join so you don't risk anything. It doesn't even take up any real estate on your pages. It has no effect on any of your other advertising. And perhaps best of all, the visitor never leaves your site. It's like finding free money.

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How to Choose a Domain Name Relevant to Your Business written by: Mr.Write
Just like a company name, businesses have to be very keen about the domain name they pick. This name is your online identity which must suit your business and be memorable. Here are a few ways in which you can choose the best domain name:
· The first trick is to pick a name that best describes your business. A food and beverage company should use a domain name that tells exactly what their specialty is. By picking such a name you are sure that people know what you are about by simply typing your domain name. Using descriptive keywords means that your establishment will enjoy high search engine rankings.
· Make sure that the domain name of choice is easy to type to ease the search for potential customers. Short forms, slang or numbers and hyphens might seem appealing but they are not recommended for domain names. People will be confused about how to type these and when it comes to numbers one might not be sure whether to type it out or simply write the numeral.
· Local searches are trending today making it necessary for businesses to target their areas with the domain names they choose. This can be done by including city, state and towns in domain names to make it easy for locals to find and remember them.
· The most important factor to consider when choosing a business domain name is how easy it is for people to remember. A memorable name is not easy to find bearing in mind the fact that there are millions already registered. You have to conduct ample research so you can find one that is not yet registered and once you find it, make sure to register it quickly before someone else does.
· Domain name extensions are important as the one you choose could send a certain message to would be customers. The most common extension is .com but users have a hard time finding unique ones that haven’t been registered already. The option is to choose among some generic names that are specific. There are extensions like .org, .me and others that one can easily use to identify their businesses.
Once you’ve found the right domain name for your business, copyright and trademark it just to be sure that no one else is using it. This will give you peace of mind in the knowledge that you will not be faced by complicated legal tussles over the name.

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