Stephen Mandala

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Are you reading this on your phone?

If so, you're not alone. More and more people are now visiting web sites using their mobile phone. According to the Pew Internet Research Project, 63% of adult cell phone users use their phones to go online. What does this mean for you? Whatever your own habits may be, you can be certain that some of your customers are definitely trying to visit your web site with their phones.

Take a moment and see what your web site looks like from a smartphone. Can your customers see what they need quickly? Can they find your number? Make a purchase? How does the mobile experience compare to your full site? Is the design consistent with your branding, yet optimized to work intuitively on a smaller screen?

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Getting Started with Internet Marketing

In today's competitive marketplace, creating an internet marketing plan is vital to a small business' long-term competitive success. Implementing an internet marketing strategy can increase your name and brand recognition locally and it can greatly expand your sales reach. Once you have a business plan or vision, creating a web strategy is not difficult or expensive to do. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

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The World Wide Web Turns 21

On March 13, 1989, the internet was born. A physicist named Tim Berners-Lee proposed to his boss at CERN (the world's largest particle physics laboratory) a concept of using hypertext—those still-familiar underlined links, which, when clicked, take you to another page of content related to that link, to facilitate sharing information among researchers. By Christmas of the following year the world wide web was up and running on two computers. Eventually CERN put the web in the public domain, ensuring the world would have a single system for accessing the internet. Today it is hard to imagine a world without websites, Google searches, video streaming or music downloads. Happy 21st Birthday World Wide Web!

Here are some interesting facts about the World Wide Web:

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