Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Google's Quality Update - Is Your Website Ready?

For several years, I've enjoyed a partnership with the fine folks at SiteQuest Technologies, the creators of a tool called SQWatcher. While originally developed to help regulated businesses (like banks, where I spend a majority of my time) automatically archive page content and updates, with the recent announcement of Google's "Quality Update," one of the added benefits of the system is that it's looking at ALL of the website resources - and now provides even more value for users given the Google announcement.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Is Your Bank Ready for .Bank? Here Are Some Things You May Want to Know…

For all my friends in the north braving the cold weather and snow, you’re probably not going to like what I’m about to say, but here goes… Recently I was invited to present at the Southeastern Conference of Community Bankers in Key West, Florida (jealous yet?). As someone who lives in Michigan, the idea of being in the Keys during the end of January was an great opportunity to charge the batteries, get some sunshine and meet some new bankers, as I’ve not presented at this event before (but hoping they ask me back… hint, hint).

This was the view out the back of the room!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Is Your Website "Mobile-Friendly" And Why That's So Important, Especially To Google

The writing has been on the wall for some time now. You may be hearing things like...

Mobile is an important part of your online success and without a mobile strategy, your business will suffer long-term

People will stop visiting your site via their mobile device if you don't support a mobile layout

Google will penalize you for not having a mobile-friendly presence on the web when people use search on their mobile device

Everyone is using smartphones (and tablets) to access the web

Do you believe all the hype around the importance of having a mobile strategy? You should... and here's why.