With how advanced technology has become, people searching the web don’t want to visit websites that aren’t as engaging and modern as the world around them. A well-designed website can keep traffic flowing in and make users happy. Staying current with new trends and technology is a great approach to excel in web design. Here are a few tips to keep your web design current and exciting:
Twitter’s original name was “Twttr.”
Emerging in 2005, a trend involving dropping vowels out of the names of programs and companies grew in popularity. Noah Glass, a software developer, created the original name “Twttr” but later decided to change the name to “Twitter.”
The site made $0 in its first three years.
Shockingly, the popularity of the site still hasn’t helped Twitter’s revenue. In 2016, the company had $602 million in sales but a net loss of $107 million.
Most businesses do not have endless assets they can use to help with branding and marketing. Some businesses, especially startups and small businesses, have tight budgets but still want ways to promote their company. Luckily, there are ways for businesses to market and promote their brand even if the money isn’t there yet.
1. Al Pacino was the first face of Facebook.
Pacino’s face was used in the first logo of Facebook that was created by Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard classmate, Andrew McCollum, in 2004.
2. 600,000 hacking attempts are made every day on Facebook.
Usually these attempts are made to get personal information from users that can be used to hack things such as credit cards.
Happy New Year! Fortress is starting a new feature on cool articles to read, but we know you're busy so we have added the length of time it will take to read each article for your benefit. We hope your reading time is both informative and efficient!
2017 web design predictions, PPC best practices, millennial marketing, web design secrets and local SEO trends are all on our list of articles to check out this week.
Fortress Consulting Group is proud to announce a new addition to our family, Fortress Interactive!
Fortress Consulting Group brings innovative digital media and creative advertising together to produce powerful results for our clients. We tailor our web services to grow our clients’ businesses and provide them with a professional web presence that gets quality traffic and engagement from consumers. Our services really help develop businesses and we love taking on new clients. But as Fortress Consulting Group has grown, we’ve taken on bigger projects and felt we were missing out on helping clients who have smaller budgets and need just the essentials of a web package. Thus, Fortress Interactive was born.
This is my favorite picture. This picture, although blurry, stood out to me the minute I saw it. This is joy encompassed. This was one of the first events my family took my nephew to and we were having a regular uncle–nephew moment of me tossing him up in the air (the bow tie was just a bonus). He was grinning from ear to ear as he got tossed in the air and caught each time, his first time experiencing anything like that over and over again. The expression on his face showed me that there was literally nowhere else he’d rather be and he couldn’t possibly be having any more fun. This was joy in one snapshot.
Topics: customer service
It’s easy to be focused on pursuing bigger customers when growing your business, but paying attention to your current clients is equally important. If you want to keep your business thriving, it’s important to tend to your existing customers and keep them satisfied. Here are three habits to develop to help you cultivate a lasting relationship with your clients and run a successful business.
Word of mouth is what helped Airbnb and Dropbox grow quickly into the well-known brands they are today and you should be doing it too.
As a potential client, you may ask your friends about their opinions on a specific product or place, and as an actual customer, you’ll probably give out a recommendation yourself. In the business world this is known as referral marketing, and it’s one of the best forms of marketing when it comes to making sales.
Not necessarily true (although we think so), but you must have believed it if you're reading this.
Whether you’re looking to come up with an awesome blog post title or email marketing subject line, you need to be able to write headlines that get clicked (draw people in) and shared (spread the word) or your content marketing won’t go anywhere.