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Work Smart. Here are the 3 types of clicks that Google values the most.

By Cloudrovia

Are you wandering if your website engagement level affects your Google rank? It does. How they do it is still up for debate but we know one thing for sure. They factor clicks; not just any clicks, specifically click-throughs, long-clicks & last-clicks. Lets take a brief look at a few ways to improve your clicks & get the attention your brand deserves.

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11 Signs that you’re a lazy website owner.

By Cloudrovia

Hey, wake up. Stop neglecting your site. It’s been the same in like forever. If your site could talk it would say “you never take me anywhere anymore”. No new functions, no new looks, no future plan, no new web hosting… serious. Do you want a divorce? Thats what you’re heading for. Don’t be upset when you don’t get the results from the work you didn’t do. Put the work in. Now. Your website isn’t just an online business card, it is your business. Get with the program. Take a look at your favourite websites, I guarantee they add features & change design regularly. That’s how you get the best out of a site. Put time into it. Blog, Design, Re-design, Test, Monitor, Plan, Act, Go!

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Achieve #1 on Google in 3 steps.

By Cloudrovia

Google changes a lot. Quickly. They do however still use the same three factors for ranking a site. Get it right & the algorithm can send you to the moon!

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Does your brand have trust issues?

By Cloudrovia

Have you built a flakey brand? Are people visiting your site & bouncing like a space hopper? There are lots of symptoms that your brand is having trust issues with your visitors. Don’t fret, it’s a short fix. You’ll need to make some changes to the way you’re presenting yourself. The cause is likely to be that you are focussing more on what you want to say, rather than what your visitors want to see. It’s okay. You need to reverse engineer you user experience. Below we’ve listed 7 things to change on your site to help increase trust in the online community. Believe us, these changes go a long way. Let take a look.

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The reason you’re not getting traffic on your beautiful website

By Cloudrovia

This article is for the shallow websites out there, the pageant queens of the web, the ones who think it’s all about the looks. Sorry to tell you, but you’ve got no personality… Yes you’re proud of launching & you might look great, but on the world wide web we don’t speak gorgeous graphics & branding, we communicate in txt, html & xml. You’re going to need a revamp, so lets redesign your website. Google rewards sites that put in effort. This time around, try not to spend all your energy on the visuals. There are plenty of templates that make this step easy (you can launch a good looking site with very little effort these days, so do that). Instead, save your energy for the SEO. This should be the most important factor of your new website. Too many people launch websites that look smart but behind the scenes, in the source code, there is little to work with. It’s all smoke & mirrors. Don’t be that site. Don’t build a surface site, go deeper if you want google to acknowledge your presence.

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Make better marketing: 5 free tools

By Cloudrovia

You can’t even begin to think about marketing without slick visuals. The images your business releases must represent your brand perfectly. So many tools are available, it can overwhelming and expensive to try all of the platforms available. So we’ve gone ahead & rounded up our 5 favourite free tools you can use when creating standout marketing content.

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The 4C’s of website usability (UX)

By Cloudrovia

The day you start gaining traffic isn’t the day you start celebrating. Its nothing but an opportunity to compete for that all important second click. Keeping your visitors around isn’t always easy, Conversion XL estimates that the average website bounce rate typically ranges from 44%-66%.That means around half the people who get on your site will leave immediately, never to be seen again. The most common reason for bouncing is they didn’t find what they were looking for… the other main reason is they had a poor experience on your site. Websites are pretty boring if they aren’t designed around the user. A great website helps visitors understand who you are, what you do & why they should choose you. A decent site says all the things you want to say but a great website gives the user everything they want. The distinction is important. User experience is vital to converting visitors into customers. In this post, we’ve created 4 principles for UX & employed some helpful alliteration. Follow these tips & let the money come to you. This is Cloudrovia’s “4 C’s of User Experience”. Lets get into them.

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Tell your customers where to go!

By Cloudrovia

You know when you walk into a coffee shop & don’t know where to stand, sit or order? A simple sign is all thats needed. Instructions. We all need them. Your website visitors are no different. In fact, the human brain is always on the lookout for signs & instructions. We are instinctively looking for signs showing us what to do next. Should your visitors sign up to your newsletter, buy your product or get in touch? If your website doesn’t included powerful call-to-action then its really quite flat for your audience. Make them dive into the next step. If its not clear what they should do, they’ll likely do nothing. Below we will be breaking down calls-to-action (CTAs) & their role in converting your web traffic into valuable business. We’ll also show you how to create strong CTAs that can get your more visitors.

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Your website is boring. Change it with our 9-factor UX checklist.

By Cloudrovia

So, you launch your site. You hoped for a home run but sadly you are 2 strikes down in front of Google’s entire audience. You can hear the crowd calling your site ‘the trampoline’ because its bounce rate is so high. You think you might throw in the towel. Your dream of web-stardom is dwindling. You don’t know what to do next. You closed your eyes and prayed to the web-gods for a sign. This is their answer. This is your sign. We will give you what you need to make it online, but it’s going to involve a little effort from your end so get your notes ready. Like all great journeys this one starts with acceptance. Your site is weak. Accept it. Your website is a clutter of jargon jumble, a heap of horrible html vomited onto a tiresome template. We’re going to keep this as short as possible because you need help, fast. (before you end up here). Be quick, use our 9-factor checklist to ensure your user experience (UX) is more engaging than Disneyland in December. This is going to keep you in the game. Go!

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Show your site some love today

By Cloudrovia

Whether you’re single or taken, if you’re a webmaster, you’re in a relationship with your website. If you’re a successful one, then you know that your website is your true love. Take today as an opportunity to give back to your site so your site can give back to you. Here are a few ways you can show your site that you care:

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