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10+ Useful Articles You May Have Missed – II.

When you are looking for interesting content or inspiring information, this article contains a collection of useful articles.

1. The Button Color A/B Test: Red Beats Green

Button color is one of the longest standing debates in the world of conversion and optimization. Everyone seems to have their favorite color. At different times in the last two years, I’ve heard green, pink, red, orange, and even light blue as THE ONE COLOR that works best. Obviously, this can’t be the case.

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2. 8 Features to Consider for Your Portfolio Website

Many freelancers designers rely on their portfolio to land them new client work, so it’s of high importance to make sure you’re providing enough information about yourself and capturing the interest of your potential customers. Here’s an overview of clever features designers are currently implementing on their sites that you might consider for your own portfolio.

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3. The future of CSS layouts

For all the wonderful features it provides, CSS does a surprisingly poor job of the fundamentals of page layout. But options for richer, more dynamic pages are on their way, as Peter Gasston explains.

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4. How to Apply Social Media Optimization to Your Blog in 33 Steps

Social media optimization (SMO) is the process of optimizing content for social interaction, discussion and sharing. SMO can be applied to blogging, microblogging (social status updates), product pages, email, and more. Similar to SEO, there are on-page specific factors. This guide reviews the benefits, factors, and checkpoints for you to successfully apply on-page SMO to your website blog.

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5. 5 Ways To Improve Your Site’s Design & Rankings

When building a business website, the two main things to keep in mind are usability and optimization. Usability refers to the ease of use of the site for the end user. Optimization refers to having the site place as well as it can in search engine results. Often, web design is done in a way that actually trades off search engine optimization value. This need not be the case.

Here are 5 Ways To Improve Your Site’s Design & Rankings.

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6. 43 Web Design Mistakes You Should Avoid

There are several lists of web design mistakes around the Internet. Most of them, however, are the “Most common” or “Top 10” mistakes. Every time I crossed one of those lists I would think to myself: “Come on, there must be more than 10 mistakes…”. Then I decided to write down all the web design mistakes that would come into my head; within half an hour I had over thirty of them listed. Afterwards I did some research around the web and the list grew to 43 points.

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7. 10 Steps To A More Usable Ecommerce Website

Improving usability is all about making the buying process on your site as quick and easy as possible. The smallest of changes can have the most dramatic effect on conversion rates. The 10 steps explored below will all help to improve both sales and customer satisfaction. It’s not necessarily a case of employing all 10 of these steps on your site- some smaller merchants will find this nearly impossible. Pick the ones that you think will work best for you and don’t be afraid to try something new.

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8. 9 Actionable Tips for Link Prospecting

I find link prospecting to be one of the most time-consuming and challenging parts of link building. In order to build and maintain a natural link profile for your website, your prospecting activity needs to cover a wide range of opportunities and generate the right targets and leads for your project/campaign. So prospecting is usually pretty easy to start off with – run a few Google searches and you’ve got yourself a set of content-rich websites within your target industry. However, once you’ve gone through this initial list, you realise the challenge that you’re faced with.

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9. The Ultimate 20 Usability Tips for Your Website

So how do you make your website as usable as possible? Well, you’re in luck, because this article features 20 usability tips for your website. Technology will always change, thus changing the usability tips. So make sure you share your own tips and tricks with the rest of us.

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10. SEO is More Alive Than Ever

The business side of things can absolutely make you prematurely gray and maybe even drive you a bit insane. SEO as an art/science/practice can also age you a bit, if you don’t have a healthy attitude about it.

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