Google AdWords? Usability Guidelines For Paid Search Campaigns – Part 1

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When starting a paid search campaign, whether you are using Google AdWords or another popular platform, you will always want to make sure that consideration is given towards on-site usability first and foremost. There is no use in paying for site traffic when your visitors could struggle to find the information they are looking for or find it difficult to convert. Therefore … [Read more...]

6 Ways To Recruit Participants For Remote Usability Testing

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One of the main pillars of the user-oriented design involves testing your own assumptions and design solutions. Usability testing is very important in the design process. It allows you to verify ideas, helps to reduce the costs already at the initial stage of design and allows you to explore the user expectations. These have significant meaning when it comes to the user … [Read more...]

Conversion Rate Experts’ Method: Scientifically Enhance Conversion Rates

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For any business, conversions are important. Until recently, increasing your conversion rate has been a matter of trial and error. You would have to do your best to guess what will entice customers the most, implement it and hope it worked. Now, the Conversion Rate Experts have developed a scientific methodology to boost your conversion rate. It's not trial and error. It's not … [Read more...]

Landing Page Optimization With Google Analytics

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Google Analytics is a powerful tool when it comes to assessing the performance of a website. It allows e-businesses and web designers to get a clearer picture of how website users interact with their products and services. They can then establish which pages are the most successful and which need work. But in order to make the most of the facts and figures that Google Analytics … [Read more...]

4 Keyword Optimization Guidelines For Usability And SEO

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Since most users visit websites after using search engines, optimizing your website for those engines is valuable in obtaining more traffic. The basic factor which determines how websites rank on a search engine's Search Engine Results Page (SERP) is that when users search for certain keywords, relevant sites are listed. The more relevant the content is to those keywords, the … [Read more...]

5 Quick Ways To Improve Your Website’s Usability

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Usability is one of the major and often overlooked aspects of web design. Indeed, it should be considered even prior to the commencement of designing any website be it an eCommerce site or one that just provides basic information about a product. Usability should be part of the entire website or software development process. But usability does not stop there. After the website … [Read more...]

12 Typography Guidelines for Good Website Usability

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Improving your website usability can be a real headache especially when you are novice in this field. Typography plays a key role in improving the usability of web projects. Even if you classify yourself among the experts in web design, investing some time to learn more about typography would most certainly help you in discovering something new. In this article I will be … [Read more...]

Website Image Usability and SEO Best Practices

Website Image Usability and SEO Best Practices

There is often a fine line between usability and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Usability folks often moan and groan when the SEO team shows up because their recommendations and “best practices” are often at odds with each other. Fortunately, when it comes to website image usability and SEO best practices, both sides of the table get what they want – images that look and … [Read more...]

7 HTML Guidelines For Website Usability & SEO

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It can be safely stated that everyone who owns a website wants their site to attract more traffic as this presents it with better growth opportunities. This is where many would state that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) comes to play. But in the bid to win the love, admiration and favor of search engines, people tend to forget the importance of website usability as a force … [Read more...]

Colour: User Experience And Psychology

Color User Experience (UX) And Psychology

Colour plays a crucial role in User Experience. It transmits a psychological message to your users and choosing the right colours for your brand, logo or product can be vital as it helps your brand or product get easily recognised and identified with your industry. Coca-Cola is red whilst AT&T is blue and this is not just a coincidence. The correct use of colour is vital … [Read more...]

Inviting Stakeholders To Usability Sessions: 14 Tips & Considerations For Email Invitations

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Sending out invitations for observing usability test sessions sounds easy. But to potential observers of your sessions, there are a lot of details they have to process in order to decide to add sessions to their over-crowded calendars. Here are 14 tips and considerations for designing better, more inviting email invitations for your usability sessions. … [Read more...]

5 Simple Guidelines To Improve Your Website’s Accessibility

5 Simple Guidelines To Improve Your Website's Accessibility

With each and every passing day, the World Wide Web (WWW) is becoming more and more advanced. It has also established itself as one of the most vital and powerful resource of information, and a source abound with exciting possibilities. Sites have become the easiest and convenient forms of information exchange, surpassing most of the traditional media channels like the radio … [Read more...]

Future Trends In User Experience Web Design Through Gov.uk

Future Trends In User Experience Web Design

In January 2012, The UK government launched a BETA version of the new website Gov.uk to replace the existing direct.gov.uk site. This is the latest attempt by the government to provide access to all their information in one place. The new interface is essentially a search engine with a simple user interface which is similar to that of Google search; a box to ask a question and … [Read more...]

5 Signs That Indicate Website Usability Problems

5 Signs That Indicate Website Usability Problems

Web site usability is based on the factors that make it easy for a visitor to your website to accomplish his goals. For example, if someone wants to find your customer service contact information then a website maximized for usability will allow that information to be found in as few clicks as possible. The average visitor to your website will spend less than one minute … [Read more...]

10 Guidelines for Writing Usable and SEO Friendly Content

10 Guidelines for Writing Usable and SEO Friendly Content

Effective search engine content can be termed as the content that appeals both to readers and search engines. It can be quite tricky as you are basically writing articles and reviews for readers, but at the same time it is search engines that take your contents to readers. It is not enough just to create a website. Its future development and visibility to search engines is much … [Read more...]

12 Effective Guidelines For Breadcrumb Usability and SEO

12 Effective Guidelines For Breadcrumb Usability and SEO

The term “breadcrumb” in web terminology is a metaphor for the way-finding technique employed by Hansel in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Although the metaphor is slightly misleading since within a web context, breadcrumbs do not always represent the path from which one has arrived at their current location, the term is clever, catchy and has caught on as the … [Read more...]

An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability

An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability

As most of you may know by now, last week I have made my debut as a guest blogger on the almighty Smashing Magazine, specifically in the User Experience Design Section. Being chosen to write for them, interacting with such a professional team and eventually seeing my post published is one of my dreams come true as I have been a fan of the mag ever since its commencement. … [Read more...]

Official Usability & Web Site Guidelines of Governments From Around the World

Official Usability & Web Site Guidelines of Governments From Around the World

In most countries, including the United States, the government is the largest single producer, collector, consumer and disseminator of information. With such a strong presence in the daily life of its citizens, most governments, as well as their agencies, develop their own web sites from which they render a number of services. Just like any other web site, these sites operate … [Read more...]