Research has shown that the average visitor spends 8 seconds on a site before deciding whether or not to leave. What does this mean for you? This means you only have 8 seconds to impress and inform a potential customer before they ditch your site for good. A good first impression is vital to your business’ site, and you only have one chance, and eight seconds, to make it.

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With this being said, you may be wondering what should or should not appear on your website’s homepage. Below we have outlined what to include and how to include it.

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Today, I would like to share with you a visual guide on search engine optimization (SEO) from Infographic Labs. This guide does a great job of breaking down complexities behind a very important part of building and growing a successful website — understanding SEO.

So let’s go over a few basics:

1. What is SEO? This is a process that makes your site more likely to show up higher in search engines like  Google® and Yahoo!®. This in turn can drastically increase the number of people who visit your site.

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Webs and Google webmaster tools

Today we are happy to announce easy integration with Google webmaster tools in your Site Settings page.


Google webmaster is a fantastic tool for monitoring your Google indexing status and improving your site’s traffic. Indexing is a process that search engine, like Google, go through on regular basis to find new content/websites.
Getting your site indexed by Google and properly managing its ranking is one of the best ways to enhance and increase your website traffic.  Now, it’s easier then ever.

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At the Web 2.0 Summit in November 2006, Marissa Mayer of Google gave a talk on an internal study which indicated that a half-second delay in terms of page loading can cause up to a 20% drop in site traffic (a more in-depth description of her presentation can be found here for those interested). Since then, there’s been a swarm of development over tools related to trimming down websites, and subsequently decreasing load times, all without taking away from the desired user experience.

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