Datastores can allow for flexibility for end users to style content. A datastore is a mini database of information maintained by site editors. Developers can filter and render data in just about any manner requested on the website. Where other content types require you to use custom fields to add new data to items, a developer can bake it into the definition of your own objects using datastores.
Marketpath CMS offers an extension to our image editor interface that we call Image Presets. Image presets are simply groups of settings that are easy to apply to edited images in the future and are easy to apply to images in templates. This gives the user or the developer control to dynamically resize images "on the fly" so that they are the correct size or aspect ratio. You can even add "special effects" such as alpha transparency, rotation, and more if desired.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation that has been passed by the European Union (EU) to protect and strengthen individual’s personal data on the internet. Does your website collect personal data from your visitors? Do you do business with the EU? If so, your company’s website must be updated by May 2018 in order to remain compliant. Companies that fail to update their website will be subject to massive fines.Learn how to make your website compliant.
Marketpath recently worked with Indianapolis based development company, BWI, on the launch of a website for a very exciting development project. The innovative project, is unique because it may become the model for future low-income development and urban revitalization initiatives. The project, named Posterity Heights, is a transformative, community revitalization housing and mixed-use community development project for low-income families in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
BWI’s website was overdue for a refresh - it was an outdated site with little information about BWI’s innovative projects and leadership in community revitalization projects such as Fort Wayne's Posterity Heights Scholar House, the first energy-efficient affordable housing and transportation project in Indiana. The project included a custom website design and website development in addition to the following new features:
Webinars can be an intimidating marketing tool especially if you are not 100% comfortable with the topic or speaking to a large audience. One benefit is that a great webinar has the ability to connect companies with people. These connections can lead to conversations with new prospective clients which could potentially drive sales. The more comfortable you become with webinars the more fun you can have with them!
Wabash Steel needed a new site that clearly highlighted the company’s bridge fabrication experience and service offerings along with their culture. After meeting with the Wabash Steel team, Marketpath was able to identify core features that would improve their online presence and create future opportunities to attract new business.
We had the privilege to attend the event and see IndyCar drivers face off (with their TherAplay Kiddo partners) in an adaptive tricycle race to raise funds and awareness for equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies at Children's TherAplay. Thanks to all the drivers that came out to support such a wonderful cause and thanks to TherAplay for all you do. And keep an eye out for the new Children’s TherAplay Foundation website, which will launch in the next few months!
As a small business, companies worry about having the time to create successful blog content. They also worry about the frequency of blogging. While the fears our clients have are legitimate concerns, the positives of blogging far outweigh the negatives. I am here to share a few statistics that will convince you that blogging is a necessity for your website.
Financial Health Federal Credit Union (FHFCU) approached Marketpath about redesigning their website to promote who they are and what they do. As a credit union, they wanted to highlight the difference between credit unions and banks, while increasing their visibility and better communicating their unique services and value-adds to both customers and prospects.
As the end of 2016 approaches, we’re looking back at some of our most memorable, interesting, and useful blog posts related to web design and development, SEO, social and content marketing. The following is a list of our top 11 most popular articles of the past year from our Digital Marketing Insights blog.
LinkedIn is essential for a company. It is a great platform to showcase services and industry related news. LinkedIn is a great place for a company to post jobs and company updates. It is a great way to connect with current and former employees. Here is a step by step guide to set your business page up.
Facebook has become very influential in our daily lives. If your company is currently not on Facebook it is time to make the shift! Why is it important? The average user spends 55 minutes on Facebook daily (Convince and Convert). Facebook is important for customer interaction and new customer acquisition. Here is how to set it up for your business.
If you have never set up social sites for a company it can seem daunting. How horrible it would be if you set up something incorrectly!! Or so you think… I am here to show you that it isn’t that difficult or terrifying to set up your company’s social pages! The most important and beneficial social site for a company is Google Plus.
On average, you have 2-3 seconds to grab the attention of your website visitor and pull them into your website before they go looking elsewhere. Therefore you want your site to look as nice, perform quickly, and grab the viewer’s attention all within milliseconds. The worst thing you can do is anger or frustrate your website visitors.
The world is not a perfect place. Things do not always go according to plan, and sometimes things fall short of expectations or simply fail. This is just as true in software development as in life. When software fails or fails to meet expectations, that is often where the often dreaded support ticket is called upon to rectify the situation.
Google Analytics is a powerful tool in helping you understand what people are accessing on your website. It can help drive the content and strategy for your website and overall marketing when you know exactly what the consumer wants. It can also point out flaws in a website if you notice users are never getting to the destination you want: conversion. But how the heck do you even access that data??
Most small companies do not have a dedicated social media manager. Employees typically have other responsibilities than posting to their company’s social media sites. When taking on a social media role, you quickly realize how easy it is to run out of new and refreshing content so you fall into lazy habits.
The speed at which your site loads for end users is enormously important. And it’s not just that Google thinks it’s important, it’s that your visitors think it’s important. Make them wait around too long and your traffic will drop like a rock, if you have any to begin with. Here are a few simple tricks you can use to improve site speed without calling a developer.
When you click on a link or type a website address into your browser's address field the invisible gears of the Internet get to work. When everything is working hunky dunky you probably give little thought to how it all works. But if you're like most people you become lost and helpless when a single piece of this massive orchestration fails. My goal is to help clear that up for you, at least a bit.
Accent Maid Service is a professional cleaning service that has been around since 1982. They offer home cleaning, condo and apartment cleaning, corporate housing cleaning, and commercial office cleaning. With a small team, Accent Maid creates a more personalized cleaning experience for the customer. Accent Maid uses the best products including eco-friendly and green products.
Have a local business? A small business? It might be a difficult decision to decide whether to do more online or offline marketing - online being website marketing and social media and other outlets, offline being mailers, newspaper ads, etc. On average, before a consumer will convert with a business, they will find information about your company seven times
Thanks to all of our Veterans, the men and women who have served this great country and sacrificed to give us the freedoms we sometimes take for granted, but should always cherish. And thanks to the families of Veterans who have also sacrificed in so many ways. Finally, thanks to all the men and women who are currently in our armed forces. We greatly appreciate what you do and have done for us.
Visibility, Engagement, and Conversion. These are the three pillars of effective website marketing I started writing about in 2008. A great deal has changed since then but the basic premise behind these has not. Let's dive into each and learn how building a fundamental understanding of each phase can help you become a better marketer.
Kids are going back to school and family vacations (or "trips" as my wife refers to them) are coming to an end. Maybe the content ideas have flowed freely for you this summer, but like many, I seem to step away from the mode of being a creative writer for my day job. It's not until the school year calendar kicks in that I tend to get back on track. And that's when the writer's block really begins to kick in.
For your small business, the way in which users experience your website is a critical factor for turning them into happy, paying customers. Big businesses already have a leg up with their strong brand awareness, loyalty, and of course, deep marketing pockets. While you may not be able to compete with their reach and spend you can compete with them by implementing a simple, intuitive user experience on your website.
Marketpath Blog: 8 Reasons to Have a Responsive Web Design: With the growth of mobile devices, it is essential that your website is mobile friendly. The growth of mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, and mobile device usage, via games, apps, social media, and websites, it is now essential that your business website is mobile friendly, so that your clients and prospects can easily browse and find information, regardless of what type of device (phone, tablet, desktop, etc.) they are using.
When discussing website strategy, everyone likes to discuss visibility and conversion, but for many small business websites, generating credibility may be the most important factor in your online success. Your website is the new yellow pages for any small business – it’s the first place any prospect will go when they want to learn more about your company and what you do.
Marketpath is honored to have Marketpath CMS, our easy to use website content management system, named as one of the industry’s Top Content Management Platforms by Website Magazine. Last month, Website Magazine selected Marketpath CMS as one of their Top 50 Web Content Management Platforms (CMS), based on extensive evaluation criteria.
Financial Health FCU launches new website!
Financial Health FCU launched a new website to highlight their services and financial health tools.