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Google May Soon Launch a New Search Results Design

March 14, 2014 by Ajay Prasad

A new design for Google?

Over the past few months, Google has been testing the search results user interface. The new tests involve making the screen easier for users to read the results by increasing the spacing between individual search results and removing underlines for the hyperlinked content.[read more]

Time Spent on User Experience Results in Higher Sales

August 19, 2013 by Douglas Karr

User experience for higher sales

Econsultancy’s User Experience Survey Report, conducted in association with WhatUsersDo – an online usability testing and user experience research site – uncovered quite a statistic: 74% of businesses believe user experience is key for improving sales, conversions and loyalty.[read more]

SEO versus User Experience: The Problem and Solution

June 14, 2013 by Amanda DiSilvestro
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For any small business looking to get involved in online marketing, this is the age-old dilemma. User experience and SEO should, ideally, work hand-in-hand, but that never seems to be the case. Company owners and Webmasters have to make changes to their websites in order to please the search engines, but this doesn’t always coincide with what readers want to read.[read more]

When Privacy and Enhanced User Experience Collide Online

January 13, 2013 by Ken Mueller

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One person’s creepy is another person’s cool.That’s the thought I had when my friend Amber posted an article on Facebook about Disney World’s new plan to track visitors with wireless bracelets. Long story short, Disney is going to distribute the wristbands to park goers.With the ability to opt out, the wristbands will be encoded with...[read more]

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The Mouse that Roars: Why RebelMouse May Just Make Twitter Work for the Rest of Us

August 29, 2012 by Robin Fray Carey
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Paul Berry, CEO and Founder of RebelMouse, in his New York office.

“We’re the public de-nerdifier for Twitter,” says CEO and Founder Paul Berry. “As a best-practice user of their API, and with the new version of Twitter incorporating RebelMouse, this could be the very thing that makes Twitter seriously competitive with Facebook in terms of ‘friendliness.’” It also represents a threat to Facebook’s dominance with small businesses.[read more]

What is Glaringly Missing in Google+

March 28, 2012 by Saul Fleischman
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Working with social web apps developers on getting things made: my role tends to be functionality ideation, user experience, and also, marketing communications and community development.[read more]

Pinterest VS. Stumbleupon - For Page Views

March 22, 2012 by Saul Fleischman
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Pinterest is all the rage, as of this writing... People are motivated to visit blogs from Pinterest by one thing: image quality --Let's remember, every action in liking, re-pinning and sharing in Pinterest is visually-driven.  Recipes, kittens in coffee cups, hot infographics, and inebriated people removing themselves from the gene...[read more]

Personalization: A Key Tenet of User Engagement

January 21, 2012 by Alakh Verma

Photo by claudia gabriela marquez vieria via Flickr

In today’s constantly changing and competitive business environment, consumers are seeking more personalized care and services for any engagement enter into prior to committing to any transaction. Relationships begin with humble greetings and a smile, progresses to a natural conversation and eventually evolves to understanding the needs...[read more]

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Six Tips for an Effective Online Community

July 13, 2011 by Christina Inge
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"What type of community you should have depends on the goals for the community—whether it’s lead generation, customer loyalty, or awareness. But no matter what you community looks like, there are some simple ways to create a community that keeps your customers engaged with each other and your brand."[read more]

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

January 10, 2009 by Evelyn So

Walk into a pub and everyone knows your name, your favourite drink and the name of your best friend. Does that make you feel … (a) Popular and Cool(b) Exposed ad Scared ?                I read on www.avc.com that …Caterina Fake, co-founder of...[read more]

The Truth Shall Set You FREE Corporate America!

August 28, 2008 by Daniel Schawbel

The days of holding criticism back are banished. Forget about it! Now, with the click of a mouse, you know the ins and outs of any company. As the user, YOU are given the ability to fully examine any company based on what's viewable online. This could be a few corporate blogs (with spokespeople), a YouTube video, the corporate homepage...[read more]

SMT interface - issues for discussion

May 8, 2008 by Kirk Petersen
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These primarily are questions for Tanya, but some of them involve issues about which reasonable people might disagree -- so here's your chance.  In my self-designated role as Usurper of User Experience, the following describes what I would like to do.  What say you? I've changed the permissions to prohibit anonymous...[read more]

About those orange links

May 8, 2008 by Kirk Petersen
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Here's an idea, let's keep the orange but change the default so that all links show up in orange boldface.  That way links will look like this (you may need to click through to the post to see it), rather than looking like this.  See how much easier it is to read?[read more]

 
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