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Snap! Websites Blog created on October/2011

Submitted by on 10/28/2011 - 20:35

Today I watched this video about Übercart which is the e-Commerce system we offer with Snap! Websites.

The last slide presented in this video1 shows a list of pages by importance. This entry really caught my eye because the order of the pages is different from what I've seen before.

If you also have a cart and offer goods to your customers, this is very important to you because if you are like me you want to increase your sales and not just spend your time on beautifying pages that are not significant to your actual customers.

For example, my company's main website has an okay front page. We actually don't change it (it could definitively be better!) because not even 10% of our traffic ever visits our front page (i.e. out of 3,000 hits or so a month, we'd get a whooping 260 hits on the home page, often not the same people who landed on another page.)

  • 1. The slide of interest appears a little after 9 minutes. Note that the video is pretty awful otherwise...
Submitted by on 10/20/2011 - 12:42

Pines under SnowOn October 18, Google announced that all the searches for logged in users (say you have a G+ account...) will make use of their secure pages (i.e. using encrypted data.) Our new upcoming Snap! Websites version will also let you log in your account using SSL.

This is important for users of Google+ since a bar appears at the top and the functionality of that bar includes a cookie. This is a security issue since your account could get hacked since your cookie is traveling on the Internet in clear while doing searches (unless you log out of G+ each time you use it?)

Submitted by on 10/07/2011 - 20:48
Categories: Marketing Knowledge

Colorful DidgeridoosToday I got a new contact in Los Angeles named L.A. Outback. Their picture made me curious. I looked at their website and they are actually selling Didgeridoos, also called Mago. This is an instrument, a long tube, created by arborigenal tribes. They create a quite interesting vibration when you blow inside them (I put a video about it below.)

The reason why I'm talking about this on Snap! Websites is because this is definitively a niche market. Where are you going to by your next Didgeridoo? You're not likely to find it at the store down the street, although some music store may have some, it certainly is a rare item in the U.S.