Branding Your Email Address Is as Important as Your Business Domain

I’m likely preaching to the choir if you’ve ever heard me talk about email marketing. But, it’s worth stating again and again for every Small Business owner to hear this message loud and clear: if you have a Gmail, Yahoo,

Branding Your Email Address Is as Important as Your Business Domain - Web and BeyondI’m likely preaching to the choir if you’ve ever heard me talk about email marketing. But, it’s worth stating again and again for every Small Business owner to hear this message loud and clear: if you have a Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, or any other free email address that’s not [email protected], you are missing out on an amazing marketing opportunity. And, you’re likely hurting your professional reputation. I’d like to unpack how branding your email address is as important as your business website’s domain, and ways in which you can take advantage of a branded email address by getting and using it.

Professional Reputation and Legitimacy

Think about the ubiquity of email in business today. And you’re telling people implicitly to visit AOL or Yahoo instead of your company’s website by not having a brand-enabled email address. As well, some people look down on your business or don’t see you as stable by using a free email service.

As an example, I get at least one email a week from a purported Small Business owner asking me if we can help them with their website and whether we “take credit cards.” It’s the strange way the senders write their email messages that make it a dead giveaway that it’s a scam, but their email addresses are always from generic email services. Identifying this kind of scam spam is important for everyone receiving email today. I see email from those I don’t know and I immediately don’t give them as much credibility because they so similar to those that aren’t legitimate. We all only have so much time in the day to manage our email and if you decrease your legitimacy factors to not only spam filters, but to the humans trying to identify you as a real business, having a professional email address is vital.

Furthermore, when you create a branded email account and their accompanied aliases, you can setup DMARC records for your email accounts (as well as DKIM and SPF), which is an email-validation system so that when mail exchange servers receive, they know it’s coming from you (or third-party services you’ve approved to send on your behalf, like your email marketing software). This increases chances you get into the inbox of your intended recipient in the first place.

Proper Email Boundaries

Turn off your email when you are away from the office, whether for just a few days or on a multi-week vacation. That’s simply a free bit of life-work balance for you as an entrepreneur.  However, setting good email boundaries and expectations is a form of customer service (which is, in my opinion, a part of the marketing department in small businesses). When you use your personal email account for business email, now you have conflated those two roles in your life. This makes it difficult when you wake the screen on your phone in the morning on vacation and you see an “important” email message from a client. Instead of that client getting a professional automated response noting that you’re away and when you’ll respond (logically), you react (emotionally). Responding to email messages when you’re in work mode is always going to be better than reacting when you’re trying to rest and rejuvenate.

I personally don’t check my personal email accounts that often, but when I’m on vacation I turn off my work email accounts and switch my personal email accounts to notify me as messages come in. I’m usually traveling and wanting higher engagement with my friends and family at those times, and having a separated business email account structure gives me the comfort in knowing those email messages coming in are the right context for me at any given time.

As well, using a branded email, I can add the appropriate persons in my company to contact in my absence via my autoresponder “away” message, or I can forward specific client emails to staff, should they be able to help in my stead.

Marketing Your Website

Your website is where sales happen. And, it takes time, energy and resources getting visitors to your business website. So, why would you squander the marketing opportunity to expose your website domain name to people with whom you share your email address? When someone meets you and receives your email address, this is the chance to get them to become curious in checking out your website. But, you most often than not won’t ask them directly to visit your website. By, giving them a branded email to stay in touch, say, at a networking event, you have planted some curiosity for them to check out your website when they see [email protected]

For different marketing campaigns you can set up forwarding email addresses (which are not real email accounts, but merely fronts for forwarding inbound email along to another email address of your choice). So, when leads and potential clients email you from a business card, flyer, postcard or brochure, you can identify from where they learned about you and/or your business.

As well, your email is more memorable when it’s [email protected] When you give someone a generic email address, like [email protected] or [email protected], it’s harder to remember why they were going to email you or what your name or your business name is.

A good rule of thumb: whenever you have an appropriate chance to share your website domain name, do so.

Present Yourself (as Bigger or Smaller) Depending on your Business Situation

With branded email, you can create accounts such as [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] These represent departmental emails that go to the correct person for handling inbound messages. In a Small Business, all these hats may be centralized to a few people, if not one person–you. But, your clients don’t need to know that!

Also, as I do, I have separate public and private email addresses. I use my public email address for all public-facing marketing materials, such as when I present to audiences at workshops and seminars. However, I have a private email address that’s only used between my staff and me so that those messages can be segmented and focused on our client needs, and not distract me from all the other email I get every day. This public-facing email is also a shared account with my assistant so email I don’t need to deal with can be processed and organized while I’m in meetings, presenting seminars, or teaching workshops. The remaining, non-time sensitive email messages from the public email address will then we be waiting for me when I get to it.

Branded Email Is Low-Cost and High-Value

I think a big concern for most business owners, established and startup alike, is that branded email is going to cost a fortune. And, the reality is, that most branded email today is very cost effective.

By hosting with a proper email hosting service provider, you get technical support. Email is important for your business and free email services don’t have any guarantees about their uptime. But, your email hosting provider will be able to give you 99.9% uptime guarantees.

As you might imagine as the Google Small Business Advisor for Productivity, I’m a huge fan of G Suite, Google’s business productivity suite. It includes almost every type of software a business owner needs today to get started and grow their business over time; what’s not available in G Suite proper is possible through an integration partner in the G Suite Marketplace. But, to our topic at hand, every G Suite license comes with branded email powered by Gmail. This is substantially and substantively different than consumer-grade Gmail as G Suite email is your business data, owned by you, private, no advertising, and secure. Yet, it has all the features you have come to love about Gmail; it does have the ability to turn off features you don’t like. As well, for those who are in a Microsoft-preferred ecosystem, you can get business email through Office 365 Business Premium or Exchange.

Also, W3 Consulting’s Web Services provides 100 free email forwarding aliases for departmental email addresses (as I indicated above, such as [email protected], [email protected], etc.) with the purchase of any domain registration or Managed WordPress hosting purchase. These will forward to one or several email addresses in your company that cover the appropriate roles. If you’re using G Suite, you can create these within the Admin Console as Groups.

Protecting your Brand with Employee Emails

When you hire new employees, you want them to use your company’s email address when corresponding with clients. This not only positions them professionally and legitimately as acting on behalf of your company, but it also gives some protections for you and your employee.

When an employee leaves, you don’t lose control over that email account. You can change the email alias (which is the yourname in [email protected]) and direct it to your email or another employee’s email account when an employee resigns or the business terminates an employee. This continuity with your client communications is very important in marketing and other operations management areas of the business.

How to Create a Branded Email Account for your Business

It’s increasingly easier to get your branded email account set up for your business today.

If you didn’t know, you can have branded email without having a business website yet. I recommend that you have your business’ branded email account set up as soon as possible when you are starting out. You can plan and launch your website thereafter, but it’s never too early to get your audience aware of your business website’s domain.

So, here are the basic steps to getting your branded email account for your business.

  1. Register a business domain name, which you want to use for your business and email.
  2. Decide on your business email hosting provider, whether that’s G Suite or another email hosting provider.
  3. Set your domain’s MX (mail exchange) records in your Domain Manager to direct to your email hosting provider.
  4. Now, choose an email program that you want to handle your email management on desktop and mobile. From your email hosting provider, get the email setup information so you can establish control over the branded email within your software on both desktop and mobile.
  5. Create a professional email signature for your email account, and you’re ready to go!

Do you have any questions about branding your email address? How about creating a branded email address? Feel free to contact us, or comment below, and we’ll be happy to answer questions or direct you to a resource that can help!

What’s New at Google – May June July 2017

In the past few months, Google has been busy! Google added some fancy charting features to Google Sheets, Android Pay partnered with PayPal, Google NoCaptcha reCaptcha arrived, Backup and Sync from Google became available, and easy HIPAA compliance showed up

What's New at Google | Web and Beyond

In the past few months, Google has been busy! Google added some fancy charting features to Google Sheets, Android Pay partnered with PayPal, Google NoCaptcha reCaptcha arrived, Backup and Sync from Google became available, and easy HIPAA compliance showed up for G Suite (with help from partner, Virtru). I’m going to highlight the important ones in this installment of What’s New at Google (WNAG). I’m restarting these WNAG posts again, and since it’s been a while, I’m mashing together a few months’ worth of news.

Google and G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work) constantly changes and some of it’s pretty important to the overall productivity of a Small Business. Other changes, not so much. This ongoing Web and Beyond blog series, What’s New at Google parses through the chaff so you know what’s going on at Alphabet and its most powerful Search Engine subsidiary, Google. These posts update you about new updates to the Google ecosystem that affects you as a Small Business owner and entrepreneur. These are the exciting and frequent enhancements that Google makes to deliver better products for you, as well as danger zones to avoid when they fall short.

Backup your Computer Files and Photos Easily with Google – What’s New at Google

It’s really important for Small Business owners to secure their business data. Laptops and mobile devices break, get lost, and are stolen. And, when (not if) these incidents happen, Small Businesses are put in catastrophic positions. Don’t let this happen!

Google has finally released its anticipated backup solution (for Windows and Mac OS X) and it’s available for G Suite too, so this is going to be really great for Small Business. It uses the data of your Google or individual G Suite user account storage space for the data you backup. It allows you to selectively choose which folders to backup in Google Drive, and which folders to backup to Google Photos.

Head over to Google’s Backup and Sync for Google Photos and for Google Drive and get your computer data securely backed up to the cloud.

What’s next for Google payment and loyalty experiences – What’s New at Google

Google’s The Keyword blog, which is the omniblog for all of Google’s products and services, wrote an article about its new payment and loyalty upgrades it’s making across the Google and Android ecosystems. This may seem technically trivial and summarily benign to you but if you’re a local Small Business, this is incredibly important.

As Google upgrades it Google Payment API and Card Linked Offers API (the services that connect Google tools to your eCommerce websites and mobile apps), the more you’ll have the ability to drive retail traffic into your business.

Here’s an example that will be possible someday very soon, and even sooner if you’re using a Clover Small Business Point of Sale solution:

Jane Shopper is searching for a yoga school to join. Up pops not just yoga studios in her area, but Google now surfaces a list of classes and the ability to “Book” a class today, right now from Google Search or Google Maps. (As a business owner, this currently works if you’re using one of several scheduling services in a supported industry, including Genbook, SalonRunner, Rosy, Yocale, and WellnessLiving. In short speed, Google will be also bring on board Booksy, Envision, MyTime, Schedulicity, Setmore, Shore, SimpleSpa, SuperSalon and TimeTrade.)

Now Jane walks into that yoga class and has a great experience. Before leaving, you, the savvy yoga studio owner, let’s call her Yogi Jill, have Jane sign-up for your loyalty program. If she comes to a few more classes, then she’ll get a discount on a monthly package going forward. Every time Jane uses Android Pay for touchless payment at the yoga studio, Yogi Jill is able to track data about Jane and push new offers to her when they’re earned. This keeps the relationship warm, Jane getting her asanas sharp, and the retail traffic continuous.

And, if you’re selling products, note that this works similarly for retail stores as well. My advice to Small Business owners right now is to make sure that you’re using the technology that connects to Google and don’t invest in any Point of Sale solution provider that isn’t going to integrate with NFC payment (i.e., Android Pay and Apple Pay), as well as connecting to your loyalty program, and Google Payment and Card Linked Offers APIs.

Google adds some fancy charting features to Google Sheets – What’s New at Google

Visualize data instantly with machine learning in Google Sheets

Image: www.blog.google

Google Sheets has introduced machine learning into its skill-set through the Explore feature. You can use natural language searches for data you have in your spreadsheet workbook and get that data visualized more easily.

Learn more in Google’s article, “Visualize data instantly with machine learning in Google Sheets.”

If you’re a Small Business trying to make better decisions, the more you can centralize your data into Google Sheets and make it visual, the easier those decisions can be. You can export data from Google Analytics, your CRM, and recent purchase information from your Point of Sale or invoicing software, then import those into one Google Sheets workbook. From there, you can use the Google Sheets Explore feature to unearth insights that will help you create stronger customer relationships.

Google NoCaptcha arrives – What’s New at Google

So, we all know the bane of Internet’s existence are spammers, hackers, and trolls. But, for the average user, the most prevalent annoyance are the images that you need to decipher and complete in order to complete forms, known as CAPTCHA/reCAPTCHA.

As Google explains it,

reCAPTCHA is a free service that protects your website from spam and abuse. reCAPTCHA uses an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive CAPTCHAs to keep automated software from engaging in abusive activities on your site. It does this while letting your valid users pass through with ease.

reCAPTCHA offers more than just spam protection. Every time our CAPTCHAs are solved, that human effort helps digitize text, annotate images, and build machine learning datasets. This in turn helps preserve books, improve maps, and solve hard AI problems.

Of course, this is less than ideal, because the onus is on your fickle website visitor to have the patience to complete the reCAPTCHA puzzle in order to submit a contact or other types of forms on your website. Google is solving this with invisible NoCAPTCHA. With the new NoCAPTCHA, the common website visitor won’t see a reCAPTCHA puzzle unless they’re identified as a likely spammer. The website publishers and visitors the world over all exhale a collective sigh of relief.

As a business website publisher, all you need to do is setup Google reCAPTCHA on your website, and the rest is taken care of for you by Google.

Google brings Smart Reply to Gmail on Android and iOS so you never have to type again – What’s New at Google

The last update I wanted to cover is Google’s update to its mobile apps for Gmail. They’ve implemented Inbox by Gmail’s Smart Reply functionality into Gmail Mobile. This is great for those one word to one sentence responses that comprise of many email messages we receive on a daily basis. This is available in the consumer-side Gmail and in G Suite Gmail, so check it out and see if it’s helpful to your productivity.

More Updates – What’s New at Google

Here are some other highlights over the past few months, if you want to dig deeper:

Until next time on What’s New at Google!


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Getting Found on Google: Search Engine Optimization for Local Small Business

In our latest Beyond Google Webinar, I had the pleasure of talking about “Getting Found on Google: Search Engine Optimization for Local Small Business.” This is an important topic and one in which is even more important today with increased

In our latest Beyond Google Webinar, I had the pleasure of talking about “Getting Found on Google: Search Engine Optimization for Local Small Business.” This is an important topic and one in which is even more important today with increased Web traffic competition, especially in local communities.

Getting to the top of a Google Search Engine Results Page (SERP) is more complicated than ever when updating and contributing content to your website, blog, and Social Media. For local Small Business, there is an added layer of trying to drive local Web and Mobile traffic to our websites, not traffic from national or international audiences who can’t buy or use our products or services. For the majority of local Small Business, most of your revenue comes from a five-mile radius from your business location. In this Web-based presentation, we talked about what you should do to create a Web presence that optimizes for a local audience.

In this Webinar, we covered:
– Who benefits from local Search Engine Optimization (SEO)…and why the answer is every business;
– How to create a targeted local Web presence for your business; and,
– Tools you can use to help you know you’re on the right track for getting found on Google.

This Webinar, as part of the Beyond Google: Marketing and Managing on the Web series from Virginia SBDC (http://www.virginiasbdc.org/training-…), are presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, Web & Mobile Strategist, author of SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Web Small Business Marketing Strategy Explained, President of W3 Consulting, and Managing Director of W3C Web Services, providing affordable Web/WordPress hosting, domain name registration, SSL certificate, and email hosting services focused on helping Small Business market and manage on the Web.

Who should watch?
– Small business owners, entrepreneurs, micropreneurs, and solopreneurs
– Office/sales/customer service managers, marketing directors, executives and professionals
– Administrative/executive assistants and sales/account representatives
– nonprofit executive directors and board members

What the Long Tail, Netflix, Blogging & SEO Have in Common

Netflix, you might have heard of it. It’s a billion dollar company that provides movies to your devices. The company has evolved and leveraged technology better than most in its industry. When I first heard of Netflix years ago, you could rent a DVD from their catalog of movies. They would mail you a copy of the DVD (or more depending on your subscription), you would watch it and they would mail another one to you from your list. Even then it was kind of innovative. Now, with technology, a subscriber can now stream from Smart TVs, Smartphones, Tablets, Computers and even Game Systems.

This is all well and good but what can a digital marketer learn from this company?

Well, a lot.

I recently had a meeting with a potential client. One of the first questions he asked was, how would I describe SEO and the Long Tail. To this I answered, have you heard of Netflix? 

The reason that I brought up Netflix was because it’s a perfect example of the Long Tail coined by Chris Anderson in a book back in 1999 (you will even see a review from Reed Hastings from Netflix on the book–go figure). Taken from Anderson’s website, he defined the Long Tail as:

The theory of the Long Tail is that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of “hits” (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail. As the costs of production and distribution fall, especially online, there is now less need to lump products and consumers into one-size-fits-all containers. In an era without the constraints of physical shelf space and other bottlenecks of distribution, narrowly-targeted goods and services can be as economically attractive as mainstream fare.

Do you see the connection yet? If not, let me drill down…

The best comparison is Netflix versus Blockbuster. Traditionally speaking Blockbuster was a storefront that you went to more than likely Friday night to pick whatever movie (or game) that you wanted to watch over the weekend. I remember doing it as a kid. I would get in my parents car and we would go to Blockbuster typically after dinner and I would get to rent a movie.

Of course the movies (or games) that I wanted were never there because someone (or a lot of “someones”) would often get there before me and I would have to wait for them to bring the movie back. Now, from a business standpoint, Blockbuster was always limited by the size of their store. They could only keep so many movies and so many titles on hand.Growing up in Northern Virginia, we even had 2 Blockbuster stores and I would try to go to either to get the movie that I wanted if I could talk my parents into it. Still, I often couldn’t get the movie or game I wanted.

So, how did Netflix disrupt that industry? Well, in short it allowed an entire catalog that Blockbuster never could shelve because the demand was too small. In other words, if someone was looking to watch 30 vampire movies over the next month, Blockbuster would only have 5 or so of the most popular ones. There wasn’t enough demand for the others so they couldn’t justify the shelf space.

That’s where Netflix changed things. They increased the catalog of movies that people could rent. There were way more movies that they could send to you because instead of having a storefront they shipped from a huge warehouse where they were able to stock more movies and as technology increased they were able to offer more and more movies that could be streamed on demand. Not only that, I’ve noticed that TV series that people were sad to hear were canceled, were now being picked up on Netflix. This was incredibly disruptive because as people started to realize their choices weren’t limited, they were able to “search” for exactly what they wanted to find. If someone wanted to search for Zombie movies with werewolfs, they would find that. So, Netflix was basically not competing with Blockbuster on the “Blockbuster movies” but instead were focusing on developing a different way for people to rent movies (subscription) and a larger catalog they could access. This would eventually (along with Redbox)sink Blockbuster.

This is where your blog and SEO are so important. 

There are so many niche products and services that are making a “killing” largely because they are catering to these target markets. With the changing customer (the same one that is watching movies on Netflix or Amazon or tuning into YouTube series) that is now able to click a button and search specifically for what they are looking for, the long tail is an enormous opportunity.

Here’s one takeaway that you should remember–it’s not that the small long tail searches are more than what is mainstream but collectively if you add them all up it’s more. 

In other words 10 (searches) is greater than 1 (search) but it’s not greater than 1+1+1+1+1+2+4+3+5+8+1…(you get the picture).

That’s were Netflix blazed a trail that business owners and entrepreneurs can now follow. It’s where you can become top of mind not just for that one keyword that you are trying to show up for but the 1,000 other searches that are more attainable and honestly probably add up to more.

On a practical level when people are searching on Google, it’s where your blog can show up. You will quickly be out of business if you target an entire website for 1 search but you can target a blog post for a specific keyword. It’s how you build your own Netflix model.

It’s something that has not been leveraged in most industries.

So, how do you get started?

I would say after you start your blog and you get everything up and operational, do a really strong and dedicated discovery exercise and determine what people are searching for–think of everything–product names, DIY searches, product alternatives, frustrations, everything you can think of. Don’t forget to ask employees, clients, everyone.

Then, just develop a calendar and start blogging. There’s more to it of course from an SEO standpoint but this is the approach you want to take to answering your client or potential clients questions.

Another future note, don’t neglect the importance of social media as well. Some people are searching natively on these networks especially with hashtags so make sure you pay attention those changes as well.

That’s how you become the digital Netflix of your industry!

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Originally posted: What Does Netflix Have in Common with Blogging & SEO?

#AskaMobilePro Twitter Chat – June 23, 2016 with @GoogleSmallBiz

As you know, there is a month for everything! From heritage to interests to social causes, there is an opportunity to focus your marketing on likely for every 30 day cycle of the year. I know that retail sales goes

As you know, there is a month for everything! From heritage to interests to social causes, there is an opportunity to focus your marketing on likely for every 30 day cycle of the year. I know that retail sales goes on the traditional marketing schedule starting with Valentine’s Day and moving through the calendar straight through winter holidays (Christmas, Chanukah, and others) season.

While this may work naturally for some businesses, most of my Small Business product and service businesses don’t align easily with these typical holidays. In contrast, using commemorative months, your business can likely find appropriate and complementary month(s) to focus your marketing efforts based on the topic around which your target audience can rally.

As a 2016 Google Small Business Advisor, I work with the Google Small Business team in the Google Small Business community help businesses like you learn about marketing and managing on the Web, Mobile, Social Media and beyond. As you can see, this aligns well with W3 Consulting’s mission so being a Google Small Business Advisor (GSBA) helps to broaden my reach to help more business owners.

So, I was delighted to learn that Google identified June as Mobile Month–an entire 30 days devoted to helping you learn about mobile marketing–and they needed a few GSBA’s to sit on a panel via Twitter to help answer Mobile website and marketing questions. Below is the slideshow and text archive of the June 23rd tweetchat; pan through the slideshow or read the transcript, and feel free to reach out with questions.

User Tweet Timestamp
GoogleSmallBiz Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optimized for mobile. Thu Jun 23 19:00:05 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:00:12 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Check in! Let us know where you’re Tweeting from and tell us about your #smallbiz! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:01:00 +0000 2016
Tbach84 RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:01:02 +0000 2016
ConradSaam RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:01:13 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Check in! Let us know where you’re Tweeting from and tell us about your #smallbiz! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:01:17 +0000 2016
NewMedia4Agents RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:01:18 +0000 2016
csavio RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:01:21 +0000 2016
MartinSherv A very good day @GoogleSmallBiz and everyone attending! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:01:33 +0000 2016
JOEury Jeanne with NC Retail Merchants Assn here…love the Google programs and share them with our members
#askamobilepro
Thu Jun 23 19:01:41 +0000 2016
w3consulting @MartinSherv @GoogleSmallBiz Hey, Martin! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:02:13 +0000 2016
w3consulting @JOEury Welcome, Jeanne! Glad to have you on the #AskAMobilePro chat today! Thu Jun 23 19:02:28 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @MartinSherv: A very good day @GoogleSmallBiz and everyone attending! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:02:47 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Q1: Why is mobile important to you and your business? #AskAMobilePro

Mobile is important because it is a new gateway to find customers.

Thu Jun 23 19:02:59 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Let’s start out by having you share your most pressing questions about #mobile for #smallbiz. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:03:00 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Check in! Let us know where you’re Tweeting from and tell us about your #smallbiz! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:03:08 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Let’s start out by having you share your most pressing questions about #mobile for #smallbiz. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:03:13 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:03:29 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Good to meet you @JOEury! #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:03:39 +0000 2016
curatormary Hello to all #smallbiz from San Diego! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:03:39 +0000 2016
JazGreer A1 Because more people are using mobile and we need to engage with customers where they are at! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:04:35 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @curatormary: Hello to all #smallbiz from San Diego! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:04:44 +0000 2016
csavio Hi. Carlo Savio in Las. GSB for this venue #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:04:46 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach #AskAMobilePro Greetings from Victoria BC Canada – My first Live Twitter event Thu Jun 23 19:04:58 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q1: Why is mobile important for small business? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:05:00 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson RT: @NandoJourneyman RT AllyDigital: How User-Friendly Is Your Mobile Site? #AskaMobilePro AllyDigital | https://t.co/a2pwCSv80e Thu Jun 23 19:05:04 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q1: Why is mobile important for small business? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:05:10 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @csavio: Hi. Carlo Savio in Las. GSB for this venue #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:05:17 +0000 2016
w3consulting A1: #Mobile is important for #SmallBiz because that’s where people are engaging with the Web today. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:05:43 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Ready to answer questions about why mobile is so important to a business owner #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/kTFNOg7yuj Thu Jun 23 19:05:43 +0000 2016
Aplitic RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q1: Why is mobile important for small business? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:06:02 +0000 2016
JazGreer Hello, Jaz Greer from Derby in England United Kingdom. I’m a Social Selling advocate helping small businesses grow! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:06:07 +0000 2016
w3consulting A1a: If you’re not able to view your website well on a mobile device, your customers are not going to stick around. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:06:19 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @w3consulting: A1: #Mobile is important for #SmallBiz because that’s where people are engaging with the Web today. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:06:21 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Looking forward to this #AskAMobilePro Session https://t.co/6uJGqdZ0tC Thu Jun 23 19:06:44 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz @LowellAnnCoach Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here! Do you have any questions to #AskaMobilePro today? Thu Jun 23 19:07:00 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson A1 – Innovation is key to biz success. Today’s consumers are attached to their phones. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:07:57 +0000 2016
w3consulting A1b: The analogy I use with clients is, try to send a smoke signal nowadays. Who’s going to comm. w/ur #smallbiz that way? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:08:03 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile is very important b/c it allows small biz to connect directly where their audience is most attentive. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:08:11 +0000 2016
giovannipuntil What’s the best navigation nowadays? Side menu? Tab menu? #AskaMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:08:14 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A1 – The stats don’t lie. We want to be where our targeted audience is. They are all on their phones. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:08:30 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Because over 50% of searches comes from a mobile device, so it is a new gateway to find customers. #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/VNFLrsqKgH Thu Jun 23 19:08:58 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz Checking in with #Google and #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:09:02 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @giovannipuntil hamburger menu! #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:09:19 +0000 2016
w3consulting @tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz Yes! The trifecta: when, where and why I have a need/want for your product/service. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:09:32 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister The #AskAMobilePro Event is live! https://t.co/VNFLrsqKgH Thu Jun 23 19:09:35 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A1 – Our clients want to reach home buyers and sellers while they are looking aka via their smartphones #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:09:50 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz @LowellAnnCoach Hey Lowell Ann, Thanks for joining today’s event, glad to see you here #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:10:27 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q2: What are the biggest challenges for you in optimizing your mobile presence? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:10:33 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Hey @giovannipuntil great question. On WordPress, really pleased with the upper left pop out menu on mobile- super clean.
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:10:45 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q2: What are the biggest challenges for you in optimizing your mobile presence? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:11:10 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @MartinSherv: Hey @giovannipuntil great question. On WordPress, really pleased with the upper left pop out menu on mobile- super clean.… Thu Jun 23 19:11:16 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Thanks for the welcome. This is very new for me.#AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:12:26 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A2 – Not compromising branding and design while optimizing your site #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:12:29 +0000 2016
w3consulting @MartinSherv @giovannipuntil I agree 100% with Martin here. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:12:43 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q2: What are the biggest challenges for you in optimizing your mobile presence? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:12:45 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A2 – Figuring out what features to sacrifice (death to slideshows) #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:12:58 +0000 2016
MartinSherv And the theme @giovannipuntil is Salient.
BUT still working on optimizing speed – not easy; Don’t let menus rule all.
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:13:03 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo @ConradSaam I’ve heard hamburgers cause lower engagement? have users caught up to that design trope? @giovannipuntil #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:13:44 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Question from @giovannipuntil: What’s the best navigation nowadays? Side menu? Tab menu? #AskaMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:14:00 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach Forgot the hashtag #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/MWtlwgIPkh Thu Jun 23 19:14:00 +0000 2016
gyitsakalakis A2 limitations of AMP #askamobilepro https://t.co/FgLes4oQXZ Thu Jun 23 19:14:32 +0000 2016
moniscope Any questions about mobile? come and #AskAMobilePro right now on duty :) https://t.co/AZqFTJRudU Thu Jun 23 19:14:55 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @LowellAnnCoach: Forgot the hashtag #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/MWtlwgIPkh Thu Jun 23 19:15:00 +0000 2016
fraseo_online RT @gyitsakalakis: A2 limitations of AMP #askamobilepro https://t.co/FgLes4oQXZ Thu Jun 23 19:15:11 +0000 2016
w3consulting @ferkungamaboobo @ConradSaam @giovannipuntil Not that that isn’t true, but I haven’t seen any data to support that notion. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:15:14 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @mygeigermeister: @GoogleSmallBiz @LowellAnnCoach Hey Lowell Ann, Thanks for joining today’s event, glad to see you here #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:15:35 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo @gyitsakalakis AMP seems to be a solution to a problem that wouldn’t have existed but for bad mobile design at the outset #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:15:37 +0000 2016
w3consulting @ferkungamaboobo @ConradSaam @giovannipuntil It’s also very dependent on your audience…if they’re tech-savvy or tech-averse.#AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:15:42 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q2: What are the biggest challenges for you in optimizing your mobile presence? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:15:45 +0000 2016
moniscope RT @PlusYourBiz: Join Us For A Twitter Chat Today @ 12pm PT / 3pm ET. Tweet Your #Mobile Questions W/ #AskAMobilePro @GoogleSmallBiz https:… Thu Jun 23 19:16:02 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @moniscope: Any questions about mobile? come and #AskAMobilePro right now on duty :) https://t.co/AZqFTJRudU Thu Jun 23 19:16:17 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz knowing which automation services provide the best analytics and services for my audience #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:16:19 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q2: What are the biggest challenges for you in optimizing your mobile presence? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:16:23 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz @LowellAnnCoach Check Your Website Here For Mobile & Speed https://t.co/WKBRU2gXPI #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/9FtaJ8Bu9e Thu Jun 23 19:16:25 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Question from @giovannipuntil: What’s the best navigation nowadays? Side menu? Tab menu? #AskaMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:16:31 +0000 2016
JazGreer A2 Site speed! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:16:46 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @ferkungamaboobo @giovannipuntil oh – and you run lawyers…. so big fan of the hamburger! #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:16:56 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @mygeigermeister: @GoogleSmallBiz @LowellAnnCoach Check Your Website Here For Mobile & Speed https://t.co/WKBRU2gXPI #AskAMobilePro http… Thu Jun 23 19:16:59 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @tptwyman: @GoogleSmallBiz knowing which automation services provide the best analytics and services for my audience #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:17:05 +0000 2016
w3consulting @LowellAnnCoach One way is to engage them in strategic ways to mobile. The better the experience, the better off they are. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:17:20 +0000 2016
w3consulting @moniscope We’re here to help! :) #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:17:45 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz @giovannipuntil Best navigation is to use large call to Google AMP FAB Or Floating Action Button. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:18:16 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @gyitsakalakis seems like you and I are always bumping in to each other. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:18:28 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Just got my report today.#AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:18:43 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q3: What have you already done to optimize your mobile website? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:19:00 +0000 2016
ConradSaam #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/lZNiFZ3pyq Thu Jun 23 19:19:08 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q3: What have you already done to optimize your mobile website? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:19:21 +0000 2016
jesseblucero RT GoogleSmallBiz: Check in! Let us know where you’re Tweeting from and tell us about your #smallbiz! #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz myvsf_brandon Thu Jun 23 19:20:09 +0000 2016
jesseblucero Glad to be here GoogleSmallBiz and looking forward to answering any questions… #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz myvsf_brandon Thu Jun 23 19:20:10 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A2. GoogleSmallBiz speed of our website and mobile responsiveness are two of our biggest optimization hurdles. #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz myv… Thu Jun 23 19:20:11 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U The #AskAMobilePro Event Is Live, Send Over Your Questions! https://t.co/ImovTCNRU0 Thu Jun 23 19:20:11 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A1. GoogleSmallBiz mobile gets us local qualified traffic in the door of our business… and they’re ready to buy! #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz… Thu Jun 23 19:20:11 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister The #AskAMobilePro Event Is Live, Send Over Your Questions! https://t.co/9eYNVraF2B Thu Jun 23 19:20:15 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U The #AskAMobilePro Event Is Live, Send Over Your Questions! https://t.co/slQ1PqzRGI Thu Jun 23 19:20:18 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @ferkungamaboobo @giovannipuntil #askamobilepro Depends on business objective – but if you are trying to drive calls…. hamburger it Thu Jun 23 19:20:34 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A3 – Consolidated our and client’s CSS and moved must have javascript to the footer. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:20:42 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo A3 Site speed site speed site speed.

Most users are at 2G connection speeds. Love the Chrome Dev Tools Throttle

#AskAMobilePro

Thu Jun 23 19:20:50 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @w3consulting First they need to know about it. Many don”t #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:20:58 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz Of course we have extended keyword research using @googleanalytics. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:21:15 +0000 2016
JazGreer A3 Ran the mobile speed test tool, got report and actioning recommendations. Mainly looking at image compression #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:21:24 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A3 – Going back and compressing over 1,000 images since we launched our website. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:21:25 +0000 2016
MartinSherv I think the testing tool is best tools/indicators we’ve had as to the important of mobile speed, @GoogleSmallBiz
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:21:29 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @mygeigermeister: The #AskAMobilePro Event Is Live, Send Over Your Questions! https://t.co/9eYNVraF2B Thu Jun 23 19:22:07 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @MartinSherv: I think the testing tool is best tools/indicators we’ve had as to the important of mobile speed, @GoogleSmallBiz
#AskAMob…
Thu Jun 23 19:22:16 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A3 – Going back and compressing over 1,000 images since we launched our website. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:22:21 +0000 2016
BtzMedina RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q3: What have you already done to optimize your mobile website? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:22:26 +0000 2016
w3consulting @LowellAnnCoach Yes, and if you’re engaging them & reducing overwhelm with a great mobile experience, that’s demonstrative. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:23:03 +0000 2016
MartinSherv A3. And still working on my site with a crew of people.
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/11enl2sXNP
Thu Jun 23 19:23:03 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @LowellAnnCoach Education is key. esp during design & redesign stages. Offer mobile consults and stats on why mobile is impt. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:23:17 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Question from @lowellanncoach: What is the best way to introduce #mobile to #solopreneurs? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:23:31 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz one we drive traffic to a site, I use #Google servies as much as I can to get my mobile sites ranked. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:24:10 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @w3consulting So I shall begin there – an invitation to networking groups to come have coffee & mastermind. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:24:38 +0000 2016
csavio RT @MartinSherv: I think the testing tool is best tools/indicators we’ve had as to the important of mobile speed, @GoogleSmallBiz
#AskAMob…
Thu Jun 23 19:24:42 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Join us in 30 min for #AskAMobilePro Twitter chat. Experts will be available to answer your questions about the #mobile… Thu Jun 23 19:24:43 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here Is Question #1 From The #AskAMobilePro Moderated By Google On Twitter! https://t.co/Hs5u71rurG Thu Jun 23 19:24:59 +0000 2016
curatormary @LowellAnnCoach I like the articles from @ThinkwithGoogle Mobile Guide: https://t.co/7Tqi5r32a1 #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:25:04 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here Is Question #1 From The #AskAMobilePro Moderated By Google On Twitter! https://t.co/Y5fONXOzqv Thu Jun 23 19:25:07 +0000 2016
w3consulting @SpecDigitalMkt @ferkungamaboobo @ConradSaam @giovannipuntil 2 yrs ago…that’s an eternity in cultural tech adoption. ;) #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:25:15 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Here Is Question #1 From The #AskAMobilePro Moderated By Google On Twitter! https://t.co/VNFLrsqKgH Thu Jun 23 19:25:16 +0000 2016
w3consulting @LowellAnnCoach Sounds like a great idea! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:25:38 +0000 2016
MartinSilverFox RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Join us in 30 min for #AskAMobilePro Twitter chat. Experts will be available to answer your questions about the #mobile… Thu Jun 23 19:25:41 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo I feel asking how they use their phone is a 1st step. Then, traffic in analytics & shortfalls in conv rate. @lowellanncoach #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:25:43 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @TierraMWilson That was my thinking. Thanks for confirmation. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:26:08 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt large click to call phone number or click to call button near the top of the page would drive more calls #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:26:20 +0000 2016
rajnijjer A1. Consumers are on mobile, be where your customers are! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:26:33 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q4: When you use a mobile site, what information are you looking for first? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:00 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @curatormary @ThinkwithGoogle Thank Mary I shall check it out. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:05 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q4: When you use a mobile site, what information are you looking for first? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:10 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q4: When you use a mobile site, what information are you looking for first? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:17 +0000 2016
BtzMedina RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Question from @lowellanncoach: What is the best way to introduce #mobile to #solopreneurs? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:36 +0000 2016
rajnijjer A2. Site designed for fingers (not desktop) and content designed to be bite size with a primary CTA #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:49 +0000 2016
MartinSherv This is a great first step. Find out which platform, which apps they have, and what works for them.
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/IbPEmNXuEX
Thu Jun 23 19:28:57 +0000 2016
w3consulting A4a: Context matters. Walking around the city? Then, I’m looking for the basics: locations, hours of operations, telephone #. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:29:13 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @ferkungamaboobo Love that question. Thank you Doug. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:29:18 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz About Section. I want to know who they are, what they do. It’s best if the Home tab had welcoming content #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:29:48 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A4 – easy to read navigation, quick way to search, contact info, location info #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:30:04 +0000 2016
w3consulting A4b: If I’m sitting in my office, I will likely be asking questions. “How to install Linux Mint on an old laptop?” #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:30:05 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q4: When you use a mobile site, what information are you looking for first? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:30:06 +0000 2016
w3consulting A4c: If I’m out with friends, “How tall is Matt Damon?” (Answer: 5’10”) #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:30:34 +0000 2016
csavio RT @MartinSherv: This is a great first step. Find out which platform, which apps they have, and what works for them.
#AskAMobilePro https…
Thu Jun 23 19:30:57 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Mobile Navigation On The #AskAMobilePro Event Hosted By Google On Twitter Join The Conversation! @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/9eYNVraF2B Thu Jun 23 19:31:06 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Question About Mobile Navigation On The #AskAMobilePro Event Hosted By Google On Twitter Join The Conversation!… https://t.co/CQsuI1oyYG Thu Jun 23 19:31:06 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Mobile Navigation On The #AskAMobilePro Event Hosted By Google On Twitter Join The Conversation! @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/ImovTCNRU0 Thu Jun 23 19:31:08 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson RT @MartinSherv: This is a great first step. Find out which platform, which apps they have, and what works for them.
#AskAMobilePro https…
Thu Jun 23 19:31:08 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @GoogleSmallBiz A4 – have to separate informational vs. transactional traffic. from a business perspective -favor the latter. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:31:09 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach I shall be prepared as a result of this – thank you @PlusYourBiz. #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/8GoijflIHm Thu Jun 23 19:31:16 +0000 2016
w3consulting @SpecDigitalMkt @ferkungamaboobo @ConradSaam @giovannipuntil I’ll politely disagree. It’s ubiquitous. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:31:21 +0000 2016
AVsyntax RT @rajnijjer: A2. Site designed for fingers (not desktop) and content designed to be bite size with a primary CTA #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:31:39 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo Odd but true – by conv rate, typically users don’t mind a “non-optimized” layout.

Could save some $$ & incr. ROI.

#AskAMobilePro

Thu Jun 23 19:32:14 +0000 2016
moniscope Watch out to the #MicroMoments ??
#thinkwithgoogle and #AskAMobilePro ? https://t.co/NhhWz1oBRy
Thu Jun 23 19:32:35 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @GoogleSmallBiz either a phone number preferably click to call or business hours #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:32:41 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here Is Question #4 From Google About Mobile #AskAMobilePro Do You Have A Mobile Question? Ask @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/XxzbLm8Ea1 Thu Jun 23 19:32:43 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Here Is Question #4 From Google About Mobile #AskAMobilePro Do You Have A Mobile Question? Ask @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/aF3XAf0fRe Thu Jun 23 19:32:45 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @w3consulting @SpecDigitalMkt @ferkungamaboobo @giovannipuntil the hamburger? #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:32:51 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here Is Question #4 From Google About Mobile #AskAMobilePro Do You Have A Mobile Question? Ask @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/F8BdX6GLxR Thu Jun 23 19:32:52 +0000 2016
w3consulting A4d: There are rare times when I want deep content on mobile, and then I want the mobile experience to facilitate readability.#AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:33:24 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q5: What is the most important content to have on a mobile site? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:33:34 +0000 2016
giovannipuntil @TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz search navigation and content is the king #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:33:41 +0000 2016
JazGreer Thanks for the input and engagement. Got to go but catch you all soon! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:33:53 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo A4 For brick & mortars, typically it’ll be directions, hours, etc. But don’t discount value of research during #micromoments #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:34:17 +0000 2016
giovannipuntil @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro text and images. Not infinite scroll tho. Thu Jun 23 19:34:53 +0000 2016
w3consulting @ConradSaam Yes. Most #smallbiz websites use Jetpack or other mobile themes with the “hamburger” menu. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:34:53 +0000 2016
payprofinance RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Join us in 30 min for #AskAMobilePro Twitter chat. Experts will be available to answer your questions about the #mobile… Thu Jun 23 19:35:19 +0000 2016
MonologueHQ @GoogleSmallBiz A5: Easy-to-find contact details, such as telephone and email! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:03 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz What you offer. Give details and specific benefits, where & how they can purchase your product or service. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:10 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q5: What is the most important content to have on a mobile site? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:14 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @GoogleSmallBiz click to call phone number, business hours, physical address, possibly menu or product list #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:32 +0000 2016
moniscope Hello, Monika Schmidt from Bavaria, GER, this is my 1st #LiveTwitterChat , still looking for the “live” part? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:50 +0000 2016
w3consulting A5a: The content your target audience tells you they want on #mobile. How does #smallbiz know? Ask your customers! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:52 +0000 2016
MartinSherv A5 Analytics show many read blog posts on mobile – making sure the font is readable is one important factor @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:37:01 +0000 2016
vgemci RT @SpecDigitalMkt: large click to call phone number or click to call button near the top of the page would drive more calls #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:37:08 +0000 2016
w3consulting A5b: Survey your customers. Do user testing. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:37:21 +0000 2016
InboundCanada Call-to-actions are important to convert then your content must convince your visitor to trust your expertise. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:37:21 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @moniscope Live is the way that live people answer your questions as soon as you ask them #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:37:44 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach #AskAMobilePro Re:#4 – Most revolves around Search, Maps, Contacts, Text Messaging and Social Media Thu Jun 23 19:37:52 +0000 2016
w3consulting A5c: Unless you’re a fortune teller, then you already know what to put on your mobile website. ;-P #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:38:03 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here is Question #5, from the #AskAMobilePro Live Event @GoogleSmallBiz My Advice Is Use Videos, Easy To Click Play https://t.co/aPStRn6a9n Thu Jun 23 19:38:36 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Here is Question #5, from the #AskAMobilePro Live Event @GoogleSmallBiz My Advice Is Use Videos, Easy To Click Play https://t.co/2snjSomgCN Thu Jun 23 19:38:39 +0000 2016
MartinSherv @moniscope it is live tweeting. You have been spoiled with Hangouts :P
But you are doing great.
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:38:41 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here is Question #5, from the #AskAMobilePro Live Event @GoogleSmallBiz My Advice Is Use Videos, Easy To Click Play https://t.co/JwqscsCkz1 Thu Jun 23 19:38:43 +0000 2016
w3consulting A5d: When working with clients, we never presume to know what will be wanted for our clients’ target audience. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:38:45 +0000 2016
w3consulting A5e: We are frequently surprised by the quirky and sensible things customers respond with that they need/want on mobile. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:39:18 +0000 2016
csavio RT @InboundCanada: Call-to-actions are important to convert then your content must convince your visitor to trust your expertise. #AskAMobi… Thu Jun 23 19:39:27 +0000 2016
InseevTweets @GoogleSmallBiz besides faster loading, how does AMP impact rankings in the mobile SERP? #AskAMobilePro #digitalmarketing Thu Jun 23 19:39:58 +0000 2016
csavio RT @MartinSherv: A5 Analytics show many read blog posts on mobile – making sure the font is readable is one important factor @GoogleSmallBi… Thu Jun 23 19:40:10 +0000 2016
w3consulting @ConradSaam Unless your product/service makes people smarter. ;-P #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:40:34 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q6: What are some reasons why my mobile friendliness test score is high but my mobile speed test is low? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:41:00 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q6: What are some reasons why my mobile friendliness test score is high but my mobile speed test is low? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:41:14 +0000 2016
MartinSherv @w3consulting agreed! Love different views about buying behavior, using this tool too, from Google: https://t.co/ZE1hzaPnb6
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:41:33 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @MartinSherv: @w3consulting agreed! Love different views about buying behavior, using this tool too, from Google: https://t.co/ZE1hzaPnb… Thu Jun 23 19:41:42 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Use Videos to deliver content. It’s easy to click a play button then read text #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/G0ILW2h2k4 Thu Jun 23 19:41:51 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U @GoogleSmallBiz Use Videos to deliver content. It’s easy to click a play button then read text #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/tXsLimjiNN Thu Jun 23 19:41:51 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz This is taking a bit of experimentation because not all SM sites allow or accept. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:41:53 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Use Videos to deliver content. It’s easy for a mobile user to click a play button then read a lot of text #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:41:54 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @w3consulting oh, how I wish….. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:41:55 +0000 2016
InboundCanada A5 Having the right content on your mobile site is everything since you are restricted in real estate. Study your ideal buyer #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:42:21 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Lesson learned. Mobile design might be great, but your site could still be slow. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:01 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Yep, there is an art to driving desired outcomes when people are paying attention to a webpage.
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/1ymUHTT2CY
Thu Jun 23 19:43:05 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Images too big. Compress them and Make sure they are the right size & format #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:11 +0000 2016
w3consulting @moniscope Please do! I’m happy to hear your experiences! :) #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:43:12 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Too many redirects. Figure out what your redirects are and fix. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:18 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A5. GoogleSmallBiz mobile sites need a clear call to action, an easy to find address, and an easy to find phone number. #AskAMobilePro #sma… Thu Jun 23 19:43:22 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A4. GoogleSmallBiz when I visit a #mobile website I’m usually looking for an address or contact number. #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz myvsf_bran… Thu Jun 23 19:43:22 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A3. GoogleSmallBiz we updated our #WordPress theme and eliminated render-blocking JavaScript and CSS above-the-fold. #AskAMobilePro #smallb… Thu Jun 23 19:43:22 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Custom fonts. They can slow down your website. Disable them on mobile. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:26 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Lesson learned. Mobile design might be great, but your site could still be slow. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:26 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Javascript usage. Know when to use it and when to remove. Ex: Ditch the slideshow. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:34 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q6: What are some reasons why my mobile friendliness test score is high but my mobile speed test is low? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:43:50 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Javascript usage. Know when to use it and when to remove. Ex: Ditch the slideshow. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:44:18 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Custom fonts. They can slow down your website. Disable them on mobile. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:44:20 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Too many redirects. Figure out what your redirects are and fix. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:44:25 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Images too big. Compress them and Make sure they are the right size & format #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:44:28 +0000 2016
InboundCanada Speed and friendliness are two different things! One is strictly UX & UI and the other is about being lightweight and fast. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:44:46 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q5: What is the most important content to have on a mobile site? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:45:06 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q3: What have you already done to optimize your mobile website? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:45:11 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile speed is determined by your web hosting bandwidth, Increase your bandwidth #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/egI2APhgU6 Thu Jun 23 19:45:33 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile speed is determined by your web hosting bandwidth, Increase your bandwidth #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/2OoOcWn9Az Thu Jun 23 19:45:34 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile speed is determined by your web hosting bandwidth, Increase your bandwidth #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/PblHjSX2jH Thu Jun 23 19:45:35 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile speed is determined by your web hosting specifically bandwidth, Increase your bandwidth #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:45:35 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q6: What are some reasons why my mobile friendliness test score is high but my mobile speed test is low? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:46:08 +0000 2016
MartinSherv I’ve run 70+ speed tests using https://t.co/wRJfnncnoV and @TierraMWilson makes a very good point.
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/DPhVIDImHS
Thu Jun 23 19:46:16 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q5: What is the most important content to have on a mobile site? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:46:35 +0000 2016
BtzMedina RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q6: What are some reasons why my mobile friendliness test score is high but my mobile speed test is low? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:46:47 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson RT @mygeigermeister: @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile speed is determined by your web hosting specifically bandwidth, Increase your bandwidth #AskAMo… Thu Jun 23 19:47:39 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz 13 minutes left in our #mobile Twitter chat. Ask your questions now using #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:48:00 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach #AskAMobilePro Business is calling Must run Thanks for the experience & advice. Thu Jun 23 19:48:17 +0000 2016
MrBteer RT @GoogleSmallBiz: 13 minutes left in our #mobile Twitter chat. Ask your questions now using #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:48:40 +0000 2016
curatormary A6: Here is a guide to improving mobile site friendliness https://t.co/JuHCgtGiaq @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:49:07 +0000 2016
InboundCanada Understanding Javascript and CSS is becoming necessary in today’s world as a business owner. Align your rendering! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:49:32 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @curatormary: A6: Here is a guide to improving mobile site friendliness https://t.co/JuHCgtGiaq @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:49:41 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q7: What are some things you can do on your mobile site that you can’t do on desktop? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:50:42 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q7: What are some things you can do on your mobile site that you can’t do on desktop? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:50:51 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo Let’s talk failures: What was the worst ROI you’ve gotten on a mobile project? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:51:05 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Good resource. Thanks @curatormary
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/fSQSqKEbxn
Thu Jun 23 19:51:22 +0000 2016
natashasamani RT @ferkungamaboobo: Let’s talk failures: What was the worst ROI you’ve gotten on a mobile project? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:51:36 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz what are the experts favorite mobile marketing apps and best tools for mobile optimization? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:51:42 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U @GoogleSmallBiz Here To Help! Here’s A Stat Mobile Phone Users Pick Up Their Phone 150 Times Per Day #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/dgW5fs9YFW Thu Jun 23 19:51:48 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Here To Help! Did You Know That Mobile Phone Users Pick Up Their Phone 150 Times Per Day! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:51:51 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Here To Help! Here’s A Stat Mobile Phone Users Pick Up Their Phone 150 Times Per Day #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/lDfs8aSfDq Thu Jun 23 19:51:51 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q7: What are some things you can do on your mobile site that you can’t do on desktop? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:52:01 +0000 2016
curatormary A7: Search in the moment: waiting in line, need to know now :D @GoogleSmallBiz
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:52:52 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @ferkungamaboobo a while ago everyone wanted apps. even in our industry Doug. Who on earth wants a personal injury app? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:52:54 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @GoogleSmallBiz reach potential clients where they are at any given moment #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:53:17 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo A7. Fingers are totally different than one single mouse pointer — I’m not sure how to work with that though… #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:53:21 +0000 2016
DasfNYC What to do when search results are come from another place far from local (ei. Another country)? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:53:28 +0000 2016
InboundCanada @ferkungamaboobo all efforts toward a friendlier mobile site are wins in my book! #AskAMobilePro #getyourmobileon Thu Jun 23 19:53:32 +0000 2016
MartinSherv I love the ease of using Google Apps on a mobile device @GoogleSmallBiz
From ‘Search’ to ‘Maps’ app is almost seamless.
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:53:47 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Question from @tptwyman: What are your favorite mobile marketing apps and best tools for mobile optimization? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:54:28 +0000 2016
w3consulting A7: Click-to-call. Access to app integrations (data and seamless redirection). Geolocation data collection, tied to intent. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:54:31 +0000 2016
DonaldRobak Thank you folks. Great event. Must leave. #AskAMobilePro #SmallBiz #mobile Thu Jun 23 19:54:42 +0000 2016
csavio @GoogleSmallBiz AQ7. “Click 2Call”
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:54:46 +0000 2016
w3consulting @GoogleSmallBiz @tptwyman Check out Primer app by @Google! It’s a great marketing educational tool for #SmallBiz! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:54:59 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A7 – Click to call buttons – but in the correct locations. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:55:31 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A7 – Custom content based on a user’s location. (fun stuff!) #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:55:46 +0000 2016
InboundCanada @DasfNYC Could it be that you travel with your phone a lot? The SERP’s are never perfect yet it could be a million things #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:55:56 +0000 2016
InseevTweets If you have a responsive site & want to serve a different version to mobile users for UX, is dynamic serving the best option? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:56:47 +0000 2016
w3consulting @DasfNYC If you’re a local business, filter that out of your Google Analytics data. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:56:50 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q8: To wrap up, a final question for our experts: What are some industry-specific tips for optimizing mobile? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:57:00 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Question from @tptwyman: What are your favorite mobile marketing apps and best tools for mobile optimization? #AskAMobi… Thu Jun 23 19:57:38 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @GoogleSmallBiz @tptwyman web developer tools in chrome browser can emulate various mobile screens #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:57:41 +0000 2016
InboundCanada The largest advantage in my books would be click to call and get directions. Some clients get great results with Live Chat #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:57:51 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz @tptwyman Google Amp, Accelerated Mobile Pages, which allows for a FAB or Floating Action Button #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:57:53 +0000 2016
csavio RT @MartinSherv: I love the ease of using Google Apps on a mobile device @GoogleSmallBiz
From ‘Search’ to ‘Maps’ app is almost seamless.
#…
Thu Jun 23 19:57:55 +0000 2016
csavio RT @curatormary: A7: Search in the moment: waiting in line, need to know now :D @GoogleSmallBiz
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:58:09 +0000 2016
w3consulting Did I re-interpret that incorrectly? I interpreted that as search traffic reports like in GA. Haha #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/xs8MKl4ei5 Thu Jun 23 19:58:12 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q8: To wrap up, a final question for our experts: What are some industry-specific tips for optimizing mobile? #AskAMobi… Thu Jun 23 19:58:33 +0000 2016
csavio RT @MartinSherv: Good resource. Thanks @curatormary
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/fSQSqKEbxn
Thu Jun 23 19:58:40 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A8 – WP Plugins that help = Autoptimize. optimizes and compresses code. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:59:33 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz @tptwyman Buffer App great application to help with mobile social marketing! #AskAMobilePro and @HelpOnSocial Thu Jun 23 19:59:33 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @InseevTweets I think a well-developed responsive site is still the best but dynamic is a close second #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:59:40 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A8 – WP Plugins that help = Better WordPress Minify. Minify CSS and js files for faster page loading. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:59:43 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Last question before we wrap up!
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/CQUhCerWzO
Thu Jun 23 19:59:56 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A8 – WP Plugins that help = CDN Linker. If you use a CDN for your images, use this to tie it to WP. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:59:58 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @mygeigermeister @SpecDigitalMkt @RajNijjer @conradsaam @MyVSF_Brandon 1/2 Thu Jun 23 20:00:03 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A8 – WP Plugins that help = EWWW Image Optimizer. Optimize all your images in one click. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 20:00:07 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:00:29 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A8 – WP Plugins that help = Lazy Load. Load images only when visitor needs them to improve page load times. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 20:00:33 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @InboundCanada IMO-live chat when someone is holding a phone (especially outsourced chat) is a miss.(& oversold by chat co’s) #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 20:00:34 +0000 2016
InboundCanada Built your website with speed and UX first. A lightweight site will get you farther Javascript and Plugins should be limited #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:00:47 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo A8.

• Services: location & contact methods are key.

• Product: take the time to work with touch interactions – show off!

#AskAMobilePro

Thu Jun 23 20:00:52 +0000 2016
w3consulting A8: Whenever you see a friend, family, or trusted colleague, ask them to visit your mobile website. Ask them for an opinion.#AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:00:54 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: 13 minutes left in our #mobile Twitter chat. Ask your questions now using #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:01:01 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz This ends our Twitter chat. Thanks for joining us! Keep using the #AskAMobilePro hashtag if you have any further questions. Thu Jun 23 20:01:01 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q7: What are some things you can do on your mobile site that you can’t do on desktop? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:01:07 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q8: To wrap up, a final question for our experts: What are some industry-specific tips for optimizing mobile? #AskAMobi… Thu Jun 23 20:01:09 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: This ends our Twitter chat. Thanks for joining us! Keep using the #AskAMobilePro hashtag if you have any further questi… Thu Jun 23 20:01:11 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: This ends our Twitter chat. Thanks for joining us! Keep using the #AskAMobilePro hashtag if you have any further questi… Thu Jun 23 20:01:18 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @mygeigermeister @SpecDigitalMkt @RajNijjer @conradsaam @MyVSF_Brandon 1/2 Thu Jun 23 20:01:24 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:01:29 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @mygeigermeister @SpecDigitalMkt @RajNijjer @conradsaam @MyVSF_Brandon 1/2 Thu Jun 23 20:01:34 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Hey @GoogleSmallBiz people need to know their outcomes for mobile. Could leads in one industry, and sales in another.
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 20:01:49 +0000 2016
InboundCanada @ConradSaam Live chat is very successful in certain industries. Their is a shoe for every foot! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:02:41 +0000 2016
curatormary RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:03:20 +0000 2016
csavio RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:03:41 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @GoogleSmallBiz thanks for having us! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:03:53 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Good to see everyone!
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 20:03:55 +0000 2016
csavio RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @mygeigermeister @SpecDigitalMkt @RajNijjer @conradsaam @MyVSF_Brandon 1/2 Thu Jun 23 20:03:59 +0000 2016
InboundCanada RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:04:17 +0000 2016
FarinazParsay1 RT @MartinSherv: Hey @GoogleSmallBiz people need to know their outcomes for mobile. Could leads in one industry, and sales in another.
#Ask…
Thu Jun 23 20:04:25 +0000 2016
giovannipuntil @TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro run a test with https://t.co/0rAdIzsD1h and follow w3c 10 points checklist Thu Jun 23 20:04:42 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson RT @giovannipuntil: @TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro run a test with https://t.co/0rAdIzsD1h and follow w3c 10 points checklist Thu Jun 23 20:05:18 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:05:34 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz thanks to all the guest experts. Thanks for you insights and recommendations #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:06:13 +0000 2016
moniscope Thank you all for taking time! Inspiring Q&A ?? #AskAMobilePro ?? Thu Jun 23 20:08:16 +0000 2016
InboundCanada Thanks Google for having us help out! #AskAMobilePro
#getyourmobileon @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/2M4p3ZF1m7
Thu Jun 23 20:09:10 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A6. GoogleSmallBiz render-blocking JavaScript, CSS above-the-fold, and no browser caching make your mobile site slow. #AskAMobilePro #small… Thu Jun 23 20:10:30 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A8. GoogleSmallBiz test your small business website with Google’s mobile website https://t.co/BSC2Vog5fh grader. #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz … Thu Jun 23 20:10:31 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A7. GoogleSmallBiz you can strip down your mobile site to just the important text content like #GoogleAmp does. #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz my… Thu Jun 23 20:10:31 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson That’s a wrap! Thanks everyone #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/UOnbIQXR6Z Thu Jun 23 20:11:28 +0000 2016
RichTeaMedia360 What in-store method can you suggest in collecting more e-mails from customers using mobile? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:49:14 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @RichTeaMedia360 something like a coupon that is only available from a mobile device and used in the store #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:56:55 +0000 2016
nowsourcing RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 21:06:40 +0000 2016
RichTeaMedia360 @TierraMWilson interesting, TY! If they send texts is there a software that can collect these email addresses easily? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 21:17:58 +0000 2016
tptwyman Check @GoogleSmallBiz on Twitter. The Twitter chat #AskAMobilePro was dope. We got great tips to maximize my… https://t.co/QtPB1TdefV Thu Jun 23 21:49:53 +0000 2016

Webinar: Google Chrome: The Little Browser That Can

Most people don’t realize the importance of vital resources until it’s missing suddenly from their lives. Case in point: you likely don’t contemplate the air you breathe at any given moment, unless you’re deprived of it. Not to be too

Most people don’t realize the importance of vital resources until it’s missing suddenly from their lives. Case in point: you likely don’t contemplate the air you breathe at any given moment, unless you’re deprived of it. Not to be too melodramatic, but that’s kind of what the Web is to most businesses today. It’s a commodity that’s taken for granted and only until you cannot access it do you realize it as sine qua non for running your business in this modern era.

And, of course, we access the Web through Web browsers. You may not think about how different Web browsers really are, again, until they inhibit your ability to get things done. Google had been thinking about this for years and in 2008 released their own little browser that can, Google Chrome. I say “little” because it’s code is compact and therefore very fast, and I said “that can” because it has some many abilities, you just need to ask and it can likely do it. That’s what this Webinar is all about: Google Chrome and using it in your business.

In this Web-based presentation, we cover:

  • why Small Business should be using Google Chrome;
  • the best features and extensions for Chrome for Small business; and,
  • how to implement Google Chrome on your computers/laptops and smartphones.

Resources

The Chromium Projects
What are extensions? – Google Chrome
Google Chrome Terms of Service
Chrome for Work: Chrome for Work
100 Chrome Extensions That You Should Install
20 Best Chrome Browser Extensions You Need To Have
The 13 best Google Chrome hacks – Business Insider
11 Google Chrome Extensions That Will Boost Your Productivity


These Webinars are hosted by the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network – http://virginiasbdc.org – and presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, Managing Director of W3C Web Services, providing affordable Web, WordPress, email, domain and other related services for Small Business – http://web.w3cinc.com. With the transfer of your business’ domain, Web *and* email hosting services, get a complimentary 1-hour Web, Mobile & Social Media strategy session. Email [email protected] to get started!

3 Simple and Easy Steps to Get Started with Your Business Blog

Blogging is not a new phenomenon. It was introduced as a term in the late 90’s but for entrepreneurs and business owners, it is just starting to become mainstream and be seen as a way to promote, brand and generate leads for your business.

I think blogging is going to become more and more relevant in 2016 and beyond. I decided to write a step-by-step guide on how business owners can get started with blogging.

What is a Blog?

First, I thought it was important to define blogging. I have a more “broad” definition for blogging that most. I don’t see it as only having a Blogger, WordPress or Medium account. I see it simply as the publishing of digital content. It’s a lot more of a broad definition than is traditionally thought. There’s two reasons for this broader definition:

  1. Some of the social media sites are building a way to blog within their platforms. Twitter was always defined as micro-blogging. LinkedIn has Pulse and even Facebook has Notes. (Side Note: Be on the lookout for Facebook’s Instant Articles launching in April)
  2. Blogging can take many different forms including video (YouTube), audio, and photos (Instagram). When I’m speaking with clients, I usually recommend blogging related to their strengths. Are you great at talking to people, maybe start a Podcast? Are you great in front of the camera, maybe start a YouTube channel?

3 Steps to Get Started

  1. Come up with a list of ideas for blog ideas. As a business owner or entrepreneur often your best way to use your blog is to educate your target market. I always believe the best way is to provide content and information that is simultaneously relevant to your target market and your business. So some blog topics can include questions that your clients might ask you.
  2. Choose a way to blog. There are many ways to blog including guest blogging. You can even blog on one of the existing platforms like LinkedIn, WordPress.com or Medium. If you have a blog on your website, you can also start to blog there.
  3. The most obvious step is just to start writing. While, it is always better to have a strategy and an approach. I think one of the biggest reasons that people don’t get started is because they think too much about it. Really, what you should be doing is to just start writing. Find a blog within your industry or target market and reach out to the editor and ask to guest blog there or add a blog to your website and just blog there.

If you thought this was interesting would love to see your comments below! Also check out my FREE Business Blogging Course at CEO Blog Nation.

Google Keep, Voice Search, and Voice Typing in Google Docs – What’s New at Google

Periodically, I will be writing a What’s New at Google post here to update you about new updates to the Google ecosystem that affects you as a Small Business owner. These can be warnings as well as the many frequent enhancements

This is just the beginning! Click the title of this article to read the full text. Enjoy! And, comment. And, share. 😉

Periodically, I will be writing a What’s New at Google post here to update you about new updates to the Google ecosystem that affects you as a Small Business owner. These can be warnings as well as the many frequent enhancements

This is just the beginning! Click the title of this article to read the full text. Enjoy! And, comment. And, share. 😉