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By: Clifford Petry
As local restaurant owner, one of the most important things for the success of your business is attracting new customers and keeping your existing customers happy.
Today, in order to accomplish both of these goals, it’s crucial to have a mobile-friendly website that makes it easy for mobile users to connect with your restaurant.
Times are changing drastically in the world of technology. Not long ago, most people relied on their laptops and desktop computers to find local restaurants. These days, mobile device usage has increased dramatically.
Millions of people use their smartphones and mobile tablets to seek out information about local restaurants. So if you don’t have a website that is optimized for mobile use, there is a great chance that thousands of your potential customers are quickly leaving your site and opting for a competitor that has a mobile-friendly site.
A mobile website differs from traditional websites. While traditional websites focus on attractive graphics and banners and have the extra room to provide more heavy displays, mobile phones forgo most of these features in order to provide a convenient mobile viewing experience.
In addition, headers and footers are usually more prominent on traditional website, whereas mobile sites employ a more condensed version. Most traditional websites also offer “quick links” in their footers while mobile websites do not.
Keep in mind that these changes do not take away from the value of a mobile site. In fact, it makes it that much easier for consumers to find the most important information without the hassle of a difficult, slow website.
Mobile users are typically looking for one of a few things: your contact information, your menu, and directions to your establishment.

As previously mentioned, mobile phones are used now more than ever and usage is expected to rise. Consumers especially depend on their smartphones and mobile devices to seek out new local information.
Restaurants in particular are one of the most searched-for businesses via mobile phones. Most people on-the-go will search for a local restaurant while they are out and about and looking for a place to go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Therefore, having a mobile-friendly website will triple your chances of gaining new customers; and not having one could cost you more than you think.
Did you know…?
* 30% of all web traffic comes from mobile devices.
* 81% of consumers have searched for a restaurant on a mobile device.
* 70% of consumers think it is important to be able to read the menu of a restaurant on a mobile device. In fact, 62% of consumers will not choose a local restaurant if they cannot read the menu on their mobile devices. They usually end up choosing a competitor with a clear, mobile-friendly menu available.
* Conversion rates for restaurant searches are extremely powerful. Searches for restaurants on mobile devices have a 90% conversion rate. 64% convert within ONE hour.
* Unfortunately, 95% of all restaurants don’t have a mobile website yet. Furthermore, only 40% have online menus.
There are a multitude of advantages when it comes to mobile websites. The fact that mobile users are constantly seeking restaurant information on their mobile devices is enough for any serious local restaurant owner to invest in a mobile website.
Here’s why:
* Mobile Websites are Easy to Navigate: If your website is hard to navigate, consumers can and will find another restaurant. Traditional websites are extremely difficult to navigate on via a mobile device. The site usually crashes or takes so long to load that people give up and move on. A mobile website ensures that navigation is simple and convenient.
* Content is Easy to Read: Traditional websites are made for laptop and desktops computers. With much larger screens and more powerful processors, it’s easier to read website information. Yet, mobile devices, being much smaller, are incapable of handling all the information on a traditional website.
It’s extremely difficult to read content on a website that’s designed for much larger devices if you’re using a smartphone or mobile tablet. A mobile website is created to ensure the text is larger and easy to read.
Try visiting a website on your mobile device that has not been optimized for mobile use and you’ll understand why it’s so important to offer your customers a mobile website.
* Easy-to-find Contact Details: Besides your menu, one of the main things that consumers search for on a mobile device is contact details, including your business phone number and address. With a mobile website, you can also incorporate a “touch to call” feature directly on your main page, giving consumers an easy way to reach you without having to scramble through a bunch of information.
* Easy-to-scroll: Mobile websites can be created in a way that makes it easy for consumers to scroll through the information using their thumbs. Viewing a traditional website on a mobile device is almost impossible.
* Clear Menu and Ordering Details: Another important benefit of a mobile website is that you can have a simple, easy-to-access menu available for mobile users.
With a mobile website, they can clearly view your menu in a clean, pleasing layout.  You can also add a touch-to-call option where users can easily call for a take-out order or reservations. In addition, mobile websites can provide users an easy way to order online without having to call you at all.
Tracking Your Mobile Performance
Another beneficial feature of a mobile website for your restaurant is the ability to track and measure your overall performance.
* Tracking your mobile website’s overall performance lets you know what’s working and what’s not. You can make changes easily if you see something that’s not doing well.
* You can keep track of your overall monthly visitor count, as well as what area they are in when they visit your site. This will give you an idea as to when most people are ready to eat, which will help you develop marketing plans to entice consumers to choose your restaurant.
* You can measure the amount of time that visitors spend on your site and the most popular options they use.
* You can track how many visitors use the touch-to-call feature, map feature, and/or GPS feature.
* You can track how many people use your mobile coupons and specials as well as the ones that are the most-used. This, of course, will give you an idea of which coupons and specials are working the best and which ones aren’t.
Mobile users are an extremely fast growing market. More and more people are turning to mobile websites for their business needs; and since many smartphones can now do what a laptop and/or desktop computer can do, a lot of people now rely solely on smartphones for their online needs.
With a mobile website for your restaurant, you can easily boost your brand to new heights. This in turn will increase your online exposure and help people remember your business.
The return on investment (ROI) for creating a mobile website is excellent. In fact, several case studies on restaurants that already utilize mobile websites confirm that ROI was positive.
Tips for Your Mobile Website
Keep in mind that once you decide to create a mobile website for your restaurant, there are several things you should do that will help your site stand out and attract more business, including the following:
* Extremely Fast Loading Times: Your mobile website should load completely within around five seconds. Make sure your mobile website is optimized for fast loading times at all times.
* Keep it as Simple as Possible: One way to make sure your mobile website loads fast is to keep the navigation clear and concise. Important information should be listed clearly on the landing page, but in a way that’s simple for people to read.
* Map/GPS Option: Along with your contact information, it’s a good idea to incorporate a map and/or GPS capabilities into your mobile site. This makes it easier for customers since they won’t have to go to a different website or application to get directions to your restaurant.
* Include Your Social Media Accounts: Social media plays a powerful part when it comes to consumer satisfaction. When someone eats at a great restaurant, they are likely to share their experiences via their social media accounts. You may already have your social media accounts integrated with your traditional website, but put them on your mobile site as well.
* Limit Images: While you don’t want to go overboard, you can put a few images on your mobile website. However, they don’t need to be too flashy and they don’t need to take up a lot of room. Use images that match your brand, but just keep them at a minimum.
* Make your Logo and Brand Prominent: Along with your contact information, your brand should be prominent on the landing page where it’s easily noticeable. People who land on your site should be clear about who you are.
* Major Search Engines are Important: It’s imperative to get your mobile website into the major mobile search engines, such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. Take measures to ensure your mobile website is optimized effectively so that search engines will be able to pick it up.
Remember, mobile devices are here to stay, and as they become more affordable, more and more people are expected to rely on them. Restaurants are one of the most popular searches for mobile users; but without a website that works with their devices, you risk losing a plethora of potential customers.
Not only is a mobile website an excellent investment, but it also provides a way to boost your brand, increase customer loyalty, and add to the chances of more people finding your restaurant.
Most restaurants don’t have a mobile website, and unfortunately, they are missing out on more business than they probably realize. When you invest in a mobile website for your own restaurant, you’ll be ahead of the competition and you’ll let customers know that you are thinking of them by creating a site that’s easy for them to use.
Text Message Marketing
Mobile websites also work hand-in-hand with text messaging marketing. At certain times of the day, you can create a plan to send out promotional text messages to your mailing list. Text messages are usually read immediately, resulting in a high chance of increasing your sales.
Therefore, if you are using text message marketing, it only makes sense that you are sending those mobile users to a mobile-optimized website.
Let’s take a closer look at Text Message Marketing…
In today’s day and age, restaurants are turning to text message marketing as their primary way to increase profits. This method can be quite effective as long as you do it right and remain consistent. Not only does text message marketing pack a punch, but it’s cost-effective and doesn’t require a lot of time or energy to set-up and maintain.
First off, it’s important to note that text message marketing campaigns are far cheaper than other forms of advertising (like radio and newspaper advertisements). Not to mention, they’re powerful for filling up your seats with hungry customers.
Did you know that mobile coupons received via text message are redeemed 10 TIMES more often than traditional paper coupons?
Since your text message database is going to be your most important asset during your marketing campaign, you’ll want to make sure that you accumulate as many subscribers as possible. In short, you need to learn how to properly ask for sign-ups.
* One tactic that you can’t do is to walk right up to a customer while they are eating and ask them to join your mobile text list.
* You can use advertising cards to ask consumers to join your list.
* You can ask your social media following and email list to join.
* You can place a call-to-action on your website asking visitors to join.
There are a number of ways to get more mobile subscribers. The key to making it successful is to always make an immediate offer to get them to sign up – such as a coupon or discount.

Creating Valuable Text Message Material
It’s important to engage with your mobile customers and get them by sending them information that’s worth opening in their eyes.
What could that be?
Well, most of your customers love your food, which is why they joined. So, here are a few examples:
* Discount offers on lunch or dinner specials
* “Buy One, Get One Free” coupons
* Upcoming events and promotions
While there are numerous types of promotional text messages you could send, there are also some non-promotional ways to use text messaging in your restaurant:
* Reservation Notifications – If someone makes a reservation at your restaurant and then later cancels it, try giving your text message subscribers rights to the table. Simply send them an alert that you’ll have a table ready between a pre-specified amounts of hours throughout the day. This will make them feel wanted and could help bring in more income for the day.
* Table Ready Notifications – Years ago, restaurants would use traditional pagers to let customers know that their tables were ready. Now, you can use text messaging to let them know. This can be exceptionally helpful during busy nights.
* Menu Change Alerts – As a restaurant owner, you probably enjoy featuring new foods and beverages on a regular basis. Perhaps the only problem behind this is that customers may not even be aware of them. As a result, providing customers with alerts about menu changes can be a great way to keep them in the loop.
It is often said the customers will eat with their eyes before they eat with their mouths. Knowing this, you could also send subscribers images of featured meals via text message. Occasionally doing this could send their hunger into overdrive and leave them wanting more.
Customers like to feel involved, especially when it comes to their favorite restaurant. Make sure that you provide engaging text message content that will entice them to make another visit to your restaurant.
When Should You Send Text Messages?
Studies show that text messages have a nearly 97% open rate. Basically, this means that most of your customers will read your message. Secondly, approximately 90% of text messages are read within minutes of receiving them.
Therefore, you should carefully choose the perfect time of day to send them.
For instance, if you want to attract a larger lunch crowd then you should send your messages about one hour before lunch time. This is most likely when people are going to be the hungriest and take you up on your offer.
Also, make sure your offers last for a specific duration of time only for that day. This will increase the response rate.
While finding the right time of day to send text messages can be tricky, it can be done with enough practice and experimentation.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
There are some common mistakes that restaurant owners should avoid in their text message marketing campaigns:
* Sending Too Many Messages – The last thing your customers want is to become annoyed by your text messages. If you do this then it’s very likely that they’ll unsubscribe from your messaging list. Try to avoid sending messages more than a couple of times per week (generally speaking). Based on your type of restaurant and the level of activity you have, it could be slightly more or less. Just be sure to monitor your results with each campaign so you can make adjustments going forward if needed.
* Not Sending Enough Messages – Some restaurants make the mistake of sending out one text campaign and their customers don’t hear from them again until months later. When they do, many may forget who you are and immediately unsubscribe from your list.
* Making Messages Too Long – On the same token, make sure that you aren’t making your messages too long. Text messages can only hold so many characters, but you don’t have to use them all. By limiting the amount of characters you incorporate into each message, you allow your audience to remain more focused on your call-to-action. Keep it short, simple, and to the point for the best results.
Try to develop a “personality” for your restaurant via your text message marketing campaigns and be consistent. This will make it much easier for customers to relate and identify with you. For instance, keep your text vibe fun and playful if it fits your type of restaurant so they can connect with your emotion.
While utilizing text messages to reach customers can be quite effective, you need to make sure that you are being versatile and flexible. More specifically, use trial and error to determine what works and what doesn’t.
Experiment with different content to see what customers are responding to the most.
Text messaging pricing has gone way down and this has allowed small restaurant owners the ability to utilize this powerful marketing strategy for just pennies on the dollar. With such an affordable and effective marketing method at your fingertips, it would only make sense to spend your time and energy on it.
Mobile Apps
Why a Mobile App?
Mobile apps are a great way to reach potential consumers – in fact, there are currently more than 1 BILLION people worldwide using mobile apps. That’s a huge pool of potential customers just waiting for you to reach them.
Launching a mobile app specifically for your restaurant provides you with an opportunity to directly reach your target market, while also giving consumers direct, convenient, anytime access to your restaurant.
Consumers can access your business even if your restaurant is closed; your mobile app can answer any questions and also service customers looking to do things, such as make reservations.
Restaurant mobile apps provide information, flexibility, and an unparalleled level of customer service and flexibility.
There are a variety of firms out there that specialize in developing mobile apps – predominantly for iPhone and iPad or Android. Costs vary based on the developer as well as the required turnaround time, overall design requirements, level of feature complexity, and number of features or screens.
This may sound like there is quite a bit up in the air, but in truth, it gives you flexibility to develop an app that works within any budget and keeps your specific needs in mind.
What do Mobile Apps Do?
Mobile apps are custom developed, so they can do any number of things – it really depends on what voice you want your restaurant to have. That said, here are some suggested actions or features for inclusion in your restaurant’s mobile app:
• Book Reservations: If your restaurant allows patrons to reserve tables, nothing is more convenient – for you and potential diners – than an online reservation system. For potential diners, it means that they don’t have to call and potentially wait on hold while the hostess services in-person patrons.
For your restaurant, it means that your hostesses will be less inundated with reservation requests and questions, freeing them up to focus on in-person customer service or other responsibilities. You are also better able to prepare inventory because diners are more likely to book a reservation if they do not have to actually call to do so – this mobile app feature is convenient and benefits everyone
• Show Custom Photos: Let your food sell itself. Nothing makes potential diners decide on a restaurant faster than beautiful images of what they will receive. Show photos of the restaurant to set the scene and point out any special features, such as a water wall, private dining, or special bar. Post professional photos of the dishes to create an appetite.
• Promote Featured Menu Item: A mobile app is a convenient way to let diners know about any special featured menu items. Promoting this information not only gets the word out, but also has the potential to pique diners’ interest and secure extra clientele.
• Share Special Stories about Your Restaurant: Perhaps former presidents or famous actresses have frequented your restaurant, or maybe it is the top place in the area for pizza parties after soccer tournaments. Sharing stories creates a form of nostalgia, interest, and a bond – opening up will generate excitement and buzz.
• Offer Daily Deals: Daily deals are a great way to generate buzz and to entice new customers to your restaurant. Posting the deals through your own custom mobile app provides a seamless transition for potential clients to learn more about your restaurant and visit the website for additional information. Daily deals are known to spark conversation and word of mouth marketing is a powerful tool – and better yet, it’s free
• Provide Customers with an Online Ordering System: An online ordering system benefits everyone – for customers, it provides convenience and effort-free meals; for your business, it provides added predictability and extra revenue. Whether your restaurant offers curb-side pickup or delivery, providing customers with an easy way to order – such as through your own mobile app – is a great way to increase sales.
• Allow Customers to Leave Comments and Reviews About Their Meals and Experiences: Sites like Yelp and Urban Spoon have paved a path for customer feedback and restaurant reviews, but allowing customers to post feedback directly onto your restaurant’s app gives you a level of transparency, ownership, and control. Customers appreciate transparency – it shows that a business is honest and direct. Having reviews and feedback posted using your own mobile app leaves no room for error; those great reviews are most certainly about your restaurant and are not to be confused with a similarly named venue.
Also, it provides you with direct feedback so that you know exactly what people are saying about your restaurant and areas in which you might improve – or keep doing exactly what you are doing. Customers will appreciate the direct line of communication and also like to feel like their opinions matter. Good reviews are bound to help your restaurant gain new clients
As a whole, there are many potential resources that you might consider incorporating into your own custom mobile application – one thing that they all have in common is the level of convenience they provide to you and your clients. Additionally, they open up a direct line between you and your potential customers, make your restaurant easily accessible, and are bound to create additional buzz about your restaurant.
From hot dog joints to four-star restaurants, mobile apps provide a wealth of benefits and are a great way to connect with customers and grow your restaurant business.
Knowledgeable mobile app developers will walk you through every step of the process, from planning through design, skinning, and launch – and will come up with solutions within your scope and budget.
Taking your restaurant into the “mobile arena” is not hard as you may think. In fact, we’ve helped many businesses in the area mobilize, which has helped them see an increase in leads, sales, and profits.
Contact us at 785-850-1327 for a free, no-obligation consultation if you would like more information about mobile marketing… and how you can implement it immediately.

Mobile App Strategies

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Highly Effective Mobile Apps Strategies. With nearly everyone carrying a smartphone these days, all businesses need to have mobile apps as part of their marketing and business strategies. But just having a mobile app or two isn’t all a company must do in order to get more clients and keep ahead of their competitors. Learning mobile app strategies is not that easy. So take you time with the learning process.

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Mobile App Strategies

Use Social Media Correctly

By now, most business owners will have figured out that engaging in social media like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Google Plus is vital to their marketing strategy. This applies even more when we are talking about mobile apps.

Twitter is a big winner An experiment by Nike shows that Twitter is a major contender when it comes to mobile apps. Nike decided to give an app to customers who had been tweeting about their athletic activities. After two weeks, they discovered that they had received more than three clicks for each outbound tweet, twice as many positive reviews in their app store, and the same amount of downloads as they had previously gotten on one of their biggest paying channels. That shows that Twitter is a valuable social media site to market your next mobile app!

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Facebook is also extremely vital to most marketing campaigns. If your mobile app has anything to do with a new movie, a TV show, or a game, then studies have shown that Facebook marketing has given these types of apps a major boost in popularity, which can turn into more clients and profits for the company making it. The morale of the story? Don’t neglect social networking when developing your mobile app strategies.

2. Tell people about your company or brand Potential consumers usually look for new apps to try while they are browsing inside one of the major app stores. So, that makes it vital to optimize your brand’s presence in the app store you use for your mobile apps. For instance, you should ensure that you have picked a good name, as well as choosing an icon people will remember.

You also need to experiment with different categories and different
kinds of keywords when you list your mobile app’s category inside the app store to make sure it has a good description that will attract potential clients. You also have to use this opportunity to tell the story of your brand so your potential customers will know and trust your company and want to try your latest mobile app offering. This will help make your brand more human and that can lead to people trusting you more and thereby wanting to download your apps.

3. Word of Mouth is not dead Besides telling your potential customers about yourself from inside the app store you use for your mobile apps, be sure to tell it in other ways. If you can get your current customers to talk about your new mobile app and your company, that is a great form or marketing. People are more likely to trust their friends who have already used some of your products when they tell them to download your app rather than trusting you if your company isn’t a national one known and trusted by everyone already. To do this you have to do things like make suggestions for your current customer to put reviews and ratings for your product onto the review area of the app store, on your website, Facebook page, etc. Remember to Mobile App Strategies Highly effective strategies. mobile device ear buds

Plus, they are likely just talking to others about it too, which will also help you to build your brand and sell your mobile apps.

Study the behavior of your clients It is vital for businesses to know their targeted audience and to engage them in any way they can. The business must know the habits of these customers and potential customers in things like knowing the kind of smart phone they use, what operating system they prefer, etc.

For example, a business professional is likely to use a mobile device like a tablet more so than a teenager, who will want a phone that can play games and text and go online to interact with his or her friends.

All in all, the main thing you want to be able to do is give your customers a mobile app that provides them some sort of entertainment or gives them an app that makes their lives easier or more productive. Remember, above all your client is the key to your future success in the world of mobile marketing. Get the app created today with the complete series. Mobile App Strategies Highly effective strategies with Cliff. More mobile apps?

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High Quality Mobile Apps Tricks

If you are getting ready to develop a mobile app for your business, then you will want to be sure it is of high quality and will meet your customer’s needs, as well as bring in some profits for your company. In order to assure that occurs, here are some mobile app tricks and tips: device _mobile

  1. Be sure that you hire high quality employees. If you want to produce a quality product, then it’s logical that you must have top employees to help you to do it. For instance, when creating a new mobile app, it always should be bug tested. This needs to be done by skilled and experienced experts.  A true expert gives very clear steps and does more than just tell you what is right or wrong with the app, they give context and that makes all the difference in getting bugs fixed properly.

Don’t Test Your App Without a Plan.  All companies should also have a plan of action for testing a new mobile app. It’s not a good idea to launch an app to your customers without a through test. This test must be written by the app developers so it will contain relevant information from someone who totally understands your app from the inside out.

For example, every aspect of a new mobile app must be looked at, including Wi-Fi usage, usage during Airplane Mode, using it when you suddenly get a text message, etc. Think of every possible scenario that your users could place the app in and test them. This way you won’t overlook anything that could go wrong.

3.   Make Sure the App Description fits the App

This may sound obvious, but it really isn’t in all cases. If the name of your app and its description in the app store don’t give the correct or main information concerning how the app works and what it is good for, chances are the customers may not always know what to expect or if they should download your app. This could lose you customers or even make some of them frustrated or angry if it doesn’t do what they expect it to do.

4. Make sure the App is User Friendly

Even if an app works perfectly and has the correct name and description, if it isn’t user friendly you will lose clients who won’t trust you in the future. If the user can’t navigate it very well, or it looks too slowly, or they have to go through so many steps to get it running that they lose interest, then even if it’s an app to cure cancer or help them make a million bucks, they won’t take the time to find out. Be sure to completely get your app user tested via things like a forum group or other methods.

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High Quality Mobile Apps Tricks

If you are, for instance, creating a mobile app that is supposed to work on the Android operating platform, it needs to work on all versions of the Android operating system. This may sound crazy, but not all customers or potential customers upgrade their devices or buy the latest and greatest mobile device. They may not have the budget to cover it, or they just like their device and don’t want to go through the hassles of learning a new operating system. Ensuring it works on all versions will give you more potential customers and won’t frustrate your current customers who have an older operating system.

5.   Make Sure Mobile Apps Fit the Needs of Your Target Audience

Any marketer knows that in order to do a proper job of selling your products and services that you must know exactly who your target audience is. This is the same truth for all mobile apps! If your target audience is, for instance, the under 25 years old crowd looking for cheap car insurance, then giving them a mobile app that shows tips for seniors to get better deals isn’t going to do them any good at all.

The bottom line is that you must be willing to test, meet your customers’ needs, and make sure your mobile apps are working properly with no bugs and on all versions of an operating system. Great Video and PDF Training

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“Permission Email Marketing”, the only way to market your business via Email without getting yourself into trouble and giving you the ability to stay in touch and build a ongoing relationship with your customers and/or subscribers.

The only question is… is email still a reliable vehicle to deliver your marketing messages to your potential customers and/or subscribers? RSS is the answer!

With the rising concerns of SPAM, Blacklisting, Email Filters, and CAN-SPAM laws, it’s getting Harder and Harder for legitimate “Permission Email Marketers” to reach there Target audiences with there Product or Service offers.

The end result is… “Time Wasted” and “Loss of Profits”.

Is your online business suffering from this?

Only you can answer that.

Email used to be the MOST effective form of direct marketing online at one time before everybody started abusing it and there guidelines.

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Don’t get me wrong, email still is effective, the question is… how effective?

The benefit to marketing with email was that you were able to get your marketing message in front of your Target audiences within a matter of minutes with a single click of your mouse, which at one time made MANY marketers “Buckets-Of-Money” literally over night.

Email WAS the answer at that time, but, what’s the solution for the future of “Permission Email Marketing”?

Is there an answer to this rising problem with Email?

I’ll give you three letters… RSS!

Yes, there is a solution for “Permission Email Marketers” and/or for any online business owner who uses email to stay in touch with there customers and/or subscribers and that is RSS(Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication).

RSS is the NEW technology on the block(though its been around for quite some time) and is transforming the Internet and how businesses communicate with there customers and/or subscribers as we speak.

The BIGGEST benefit you’ll receive by incorporating RSS into your online business is… your customers and/or subscribers will receive 100% of your Product and/or Service offers.

I’m going to say that again, “your customers and/or subscribers will receive 100% of your Product and/or Service offers”.

No other online technology offers this benefit.

Just imagine the increased response to your offers, which in turn will convert into more Sales and Profits for you and your online business.

Rest assured, you could sleep at night knowing that your messages are reaching 100% of your Target audience without the worry of SPAM filters mistakenly marking your email as “SPAM” and that all that time you spent putting your offer together didn’t go to waste.

Would you then consider RSS?

I think you would. But, that is just my opinion.

There are many others benefits to using RSS which you can read about in a earlier article I wrote by clicking on this link —

Things are changing online, so we must change with it and adapt any new technologies we can in order to get the most out of our time and online businesses.

So, with that said, if your a “Permission Email Marketer” and your not happy with the results your currently getting from using “Email”, then you might want to consider switching to “RSS”.

100% delivery rate is unheard of with Email, but, is GUARANTEED with RSS(Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication). Grab this RSS feed Here

Mobile Apps Do or Do Not Do

Mobile Apps Do this and Do not do this

If your company has developed a mobile app for your business and are launching it out to your customers, you still need to be aware of the Mobile Apps Dos and Don’ts. Being aware of the following will help to ensure that your mobile app and your business will continue to have success:

Do Be Sure to Update as Platforms Change

If you want your mobile app to continue to be used by your customers with no crashing, timeouts, or other annoying problems, then you had better keep it updated. Platforms are ever changing and getting new operating systems, so keep track of them and be sure to update your mobile apps accordingly.

Do Keep Your Mobile Apps Intuitive and Easy to Use

If you create a new mobile app, it’s vital to ensure that it is user friendly and easy to navigate and work properly. If not, your customers are going to ditch your app and find one that meets their needs. So, be sure to optimize your mobile apps and keep them intuitive and easy to use.

Do Keep Your Apps Simple and Working on Most Phone Systems

New versions of smart phones are coming out all the time with various improvements and new operating systems. However, not all users update their phones every time a new version appears, as this can be expensive. For that reason it’s vital that even though you keep your mobile app up-to-date, be sure it is backwards compatible with the older versions of operating systems. If not, you will surely lose some of your clients. device _mobile_ apps

Don’t Get Too Fancy with Apps

It may be fun to put cute animations and other sophisticated graphics and other things into you mobile apps, but these can make the app so slow to load that your customer will get frustrated. It’s better to just put in a second or two of some sort of intro to the app because your client wants to be able to get into using it as quickly as possible.

Don’t Make Apps with Low Resolution

These days most users prefer high definition graphics and video and most smartphones can accommodate them. If a mobile app has low resolution it will look grainy and bad on their screens and make you look cheap and horrible. So, always design an app with high resolution graphics.

Do Maintain Your Client’s Login

Smartphones are usually kept with the owner 24/7, so it makes perfect sense to only require your customer to login once to your mobile app. Once they have logged in for the day, let them stay logged in until they decide to log out. This saves time, and you can make things go faster like saving their info or speeding up messages, etc.

Don’t Use Cheesy Gimmicks in Your Apps

It may seem like fun for your users, but don’t be so quick to use silly and cheesy gimmicks when you create your app. For instance, there is a store that has an app that works when the user shakes their smartphone to activate it. This sounds cool, but it really isn’t that practical and can annoy some types of clients.

Do Give Clients Recommendations

Your Mobile App homepage is just as vital as the one for your business website. Be sure that it is user friendly, and that clients can use features like search or browse, etc. as appropriate to your type of app. If possible, you can list recommendations on what part of your app is used the most, for instance the app used by a popular book store lists personalized suggestions on what book to buy.

Do Make Payment Options Easy

If your mobile app involves the customer needing to purchase something within the app, make it easy for them. If your business already has a method of storing frequent customer’s payment information, give them a way in your mobile app to use it seamlessly to pay for products or services in your app. For instance, PayPal makes it possible for clients to just use their email and a PIN number in their apps instead of having to totally login to PayPal to pay for items. Get your traing here today!

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