How To

September 7th, 2012 - How To

What You Can Embed in Your Onepager

The Embed element is a mysterious pal when you’re creating your Onepager simple website.

Solving the mystery

The Embed element lets you incorporate content pieces from all over the internet into your site. People most commonly think of videos when you say “embed”. It’s hard not too since YouTube is the first place that many of us heard the term. But there’s a whole host of other things that can be embedded into a site. If your small business uses Twitter, for example, you can embed individual tweets. Maybe you want to include your Foursquare profile for your small business? Embed!

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September 4th, 2012 - How To

What’s a (Not Provided) Keyword?

(Not Provided) seems to be a really popular keyword nowadays. If you’re like many people getting into watching their analytics, it probably is a big source of confusion.

A little bit of research on the subject shows that Google has decided to hide some keyword searches under the cover of the “(Not Provided)” label. It turns out that it’s the most popular search term in¬†everyone’s¬†analytics. So, you’re not alone!

What is a (not provided) search?

Google enacted a policy on October 18, 2011 that any search coming from a logged in Google user would not be passed to analytics software. So anyone using Gmail, Google Calendar, or Google Docs that hasn’t logged out of their software would be able to search using Google and have their keywords hidden.

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August 31st, 2012 - How To

Add Google Analytics to Your Onepager

Want to know more about the users visiting your Onepager? Add a Google Analytics tracking ID to gain more insight.

We’ve almost always offered basic analytics to Onepager users including traffic over the past week/month, top sources, and top keywords. Those stats work well for most of our users, who just want to get a general sense of how many people are visiting their site and how they’re getting there.

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August 24th, 2012 - How To

Adding a Favicon to Your Onepager

Adding a favicon to your Onepager is a little touch that helps your brand, ever so slightly, stand out from your competitors.

You know the little icon that every website has right by the domain name? That’s what the internet calls a favicon, short for favorite icon. Microsoft coined the term with their release of Internet Explorer 5, way back in 1999. Instead of bookmarks, IE uses the term favorites, so the thought was these icons would help represent sites in a list of saved websites.

Since 1999, all browsers have implemented support for favicons and websites everywhere have been creating their own icons to represent their sites. With your Onepager, we set the default favicon as our own favicon. But, you can change it to your own, which matches your business/brand/site.

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August 14th, 2012 - How To

A Simple Business Website Your Customers Will Love

Do yourself and your customers a favor: don’t overcomplicate your business’s website.

We’ve all fallen into the trap before. You are building a website for your new company and you can’t decide exactly what to say, so you say way too much. Why not afterall? We’re trained as consumers that more is better! But, it’s important to take a step back and consider the world your website will live in.

Information overload

Today we deal with massive amounts of information and many distractions. Visitors to your site often don’t have the luxury to browse through several pages and read every bit of text you can put together. People skim to find the information they need and if it can’t be found, they’re just one “back” button press from the next listing in their Google search results.

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