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See You At Quilt Market in Minneapolis

Published on May 6th, 2015


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We are pleased to announce that we will be attending this year’s International Quilt Market in Minneapolis. Come by and see us; we will be rolling out some exciting new updates. We will be at booth #1118. You will also find us Wednesday evening at the FabShop Dinner and Thursday afternoon at Schoolhouse.

One of our core values here at Websites for Quilters is to embrace and drive change. We are always working on creating more features and improving our capabilities with things that will help your business. Here is a sneak peek of some of our new online marketing and e-commerce offerings:

Online Marketing

  • New Book: The Quilter’s Online Marketing Handbook

  • Marketing Dashboard. Save time and get a handle on your online marketing efforts. Tie social media, blog, newsletter, and more into one coordinated system.

  • Online Marketing & SEO Services

  • New Newsletter System. Now with templates, real-time stats, and better inbox delivery

E-commerce

  • New Point Of Sale system

  • New DashTM Design

  • More Supplier Products

  • New, Faster, Scalable Hosting

  • Quickbooks Integration

  • ...and much more!

Contact us today to learn more about any of these new features, and we hope to see you at Quilt Market!

Categories: General, Quilting Related, Online Marketing | |

Mobile-Friendly Websites for Quilters

Published on April 24th, 2015

When it comes to your website, receiving traffic from Google search users is a key factor in whether the site performs or not. Google released its new "Mobile-Friendly" update this week and some are calling it Mobilegeddon. Up to 40% of the nation's Fortune 500 companies own websites that are not mobile responsive. This is a topic that is raising concern for many business owners. 

Here is an infographic that gives an overview of Google's most recent update and the impact it could have on Quilt websites:

Google's Mobile Friendly UpdateRelated Article: How Google's Newest Update Effects Your Website

Categories: Online Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SEO Tips | |

Mobile Responsive Will Impact Your Ranking

Published on April 13th, 2015

How Google's Newest Update Effects Your Website

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Mobile users have been on the rise over the last few years. Within the last 4 years they have started showing a very strong online interaction, even surpassing desktop users.

Google wants to serve it's users the best results based on their needs, whether they are at their desktop, on their iPad, or on the road on their phone. That's why over the last 6 months Google has been testing new mobile friendly search results.

On April 21st Google is rolling out a new update to their algorithm. They have found that having a mobile friendly website positively impacts users experience and in order to give users the best results, they have decided to use it in their ranking factors.

You can test if your website is mobile friendly with this free Google Site Tester.

For the last few years, every new Websites for Quilters website has been built mobile friendly, so you have no need to worry, but if your website is older than two years you might want to think about upgrading to a new mobile responsive design.

If you have any questions we would love to hear from you!


Category: SEO (Search Engine Optimization) | |

Adding 301 Redirects App to New Websites

Published on April 2nd, 2015

We are Now Including the 301 Redirect App on All New Websites

In our efforts to always give our quilter friends the best products we are now including the 301 redirect app in every new website!

301 Redirects's are a powerful tool that you can use to keep your website's user experience hassle free.

What is a 301 Redirect?

Websites are made up of pages and those pages have unique URL's or web addresses. Sometimes those pages can get deleted. For example, a product that you no longer carry. The product's url might still be linked in someone's boomark, or as is often the case, another website, like pinterest, has linked to that product page. That link is now a 'dead link', it leads to a webpage that no longer exists.

This can become confusing to search engines and users.

In comes the 301 Redirect. The 301 Redirect is a tool you can use to tell those old URLs where to take the user and Search Engines. Keeping your site visitors from getting an error code and helping them find your other content.

We go over how to use our 301 Redirect App in this You Tube Video


Categories: Webinars, Online Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SEO Tips | |

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Published on March 17th, 2015

We hope you have a charm-ed St. Patrick's Day! 

Print this out and pin it to your shirt to avoid a pinch:

St Patrick's Day Quilter


Sincerely,

Your team at Websites for Quilters

Categories: General, Quilting Related | |

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