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View and Ask Launches New Type of Buy & Sale Site!

[Kennesaw, Georgia] – Zachary Jensen, CEO and Founder of View and Ask launched ViewandAsk.com, an online marketplace where you, the buyer, can view and ask questions about the item for sale. You can also list your own items, such as an old watch, a sports collection, or even a car, and then add pictures or video of it.   “I was sick and tired of being burned online seller after seller” said Jensen. “I always seemed to be giving the seller the benefit of the doubt, and after wasting so much time and money, I set out to find a solution to the online buying problem.”

 

View and Ask incorporates live two-way video conferencing so that you can see for yourself how the item looks or works, which is useful in cases such as if you are making a sale that requires you to drive a bit to meet. You can search for items by keyword, the state you reside in, or a specific category. Privacy was a concern for each step of the development process, noting that each user has control over what information they allow others to see.

 

“Along the way, I have added a few extra features like the Blooper Zone,” chuckled Jensen. “My goal for this idea is to bring the trust back to online buying one sell at a time.” Jensen hopes to add additional features and functionality as they grow, through the help of MediaLinkers Web Design, who was contracted for the branding, web design, and development of the website. Charlie Jensen, Zach’s father, and part of his team was thankful to MediaLinkers for their “vision, experience, and guidance leading to the successful launch of viewandask.com”.

 

In honor of their launch, View and Ask is offering FREE listings for all items, so list away! However it is not mentioned for how long, so make your way over to ViewandAsk.com now before this deal is expired.

 

 

About View and Ask

ViewandAsk.com is committed to offering a premier online buying and selling platform that integrates the latest technologies for user economy, honesty, integrity, and security. Launching its new website this past summer, ViewandAsk.com’s online system provides an anonymous, two-way visual communications system that allows a buyer to see and speak with a seller in real time and, at the same time, to visually inspect the item being sold without exchanging personally identifying information. For more information, visit our web site at www.viewandask.com.

 

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10 Web Design Trends For 2016 by Medialinkers

Top 10 Web Design Trends to Follow in 2016

2016 promises eye-catching and interesting web design trends to provide a great and smooth web experience for everyone. Paying attention to these web trends will not only help you to stay on top of your designs, but also to impress clients at the same time. Reportedly, clients prefer hiring a company based on the look of its official website. Here are the 10 most important web design trends presented by Medialinkers website design agency that will dominate the year 2016.

 

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An Overview of UX & UI

UI & UX are the two most important terms in digital designing. You can think of UI as the saddle, the reigns, and the stirrups, whereas UX can be thought of riding the horse and roping the cattle.

 

This is what how it was considered in the old days. No matter how this may sound, there are still a lot of misconceptions and complications which can come around when it comes to differentiating between the UI and UX designs. Even the concept has been around for quite some time, it still causes the community to go into a complete stir whenever it’s brought up.

 

The interesting thing about both these terms is that there are people working in a field which get paid more only because they act and know the differences between both these fields and most of the time, they are harnessing  the knowledge of a little bit of both.

 

The standardized definition of User Interface design is termed as the part of the product which the user faces when looking at the site while the User experience is something which they feel when looking at a site. The user experience can be taken into a broader spectrum and it’s tested and known through various tools.

 

Furthermore, a good user experience is part of all good user interfaces, but not all user interfaces are good at providing a good user experience. In other words, you can say that a good user interface is an important inner element of a good UX.

 

The infographic published below gives a visual explanation between both these terms. For any query or assistance, you can feel free to consult with the UI/UX professionals of Medialinkers, web design agency in Kennesaw. Read out the Medialinkers Reviews to learn more about the company.

Medialinkers UX vs UI

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Up Your Blogging Game with Facebook Author’s Tag

Up Your Blogging Game with Facebook Author’s Tag: Looking to up your game with blogging? Well, Facebook has released a new “authorship” feature powered by Author Meta tag. It is somewhat similar to Google’s Authorship, but that was discontinued last year.

By implementing a line of Meta tag, the publishers and writers can indicate the author profile, including the publishing page regarding any topic. With the help of this tag, your name would be shared along with the blog post, giving users the ability to follow you as the author.

This would surely add an incredible power to your blogging work. Also, if you are not willing to share your name with the post, you can always link to a brand or a page instead of a personal profile. If you want to build your brand name and don’t have the right bloggers, you can always hire professional bloggers from digital marketing web agencies such as Medialinkers.

Enabling the Facebook Authorship

To make your Facebook audience know who is behind the written posts on your blogs, you can easily add the code “<meta property=”article: author” content=”https://www.facebook.com/medialinkersllc” /> in the  header section of your HTML page and that would do the job for you.

With the help of it, your website would now automatically populate the existing content, along with the future posts.

In case, you are using a CMS such as Drupal or WordPress for running your blog, you would have to include the Facebook URL in the Meta Tag URL. The SEO/ Social plugin you would be using for the platform will give you the option for doing it.

 

Testing the Facebook Author Implementation Setup

In order to verify whether the site has correctly implemented the article: author tag, you can open one of your pages and see the browser’s view source option for checking the generated HTML code. This way, you would be able to see the new Meta tag within the other lines of code. However, make sure that it is added only once, as otherwise it’s possible to have multiple plugins or modules installed which would create the tag. However, Facebook considers it draw back in case there is more than one tag present there.

You can also check by running your blogs through the Facebook debugger for clearing the Facebook’s cache for the content. All you need to do is to go to the Debug tool, enter the article URL and click on the Debug. It will show a preview of what the content would look like when shared on Facebook. However, if it doesn’t look right to you, all you need to do is to click on the Fetch new scrape information button again and again to ensure correct preview.

How will it help the Bloggers, Business Owners?

The Facebook author tag will go a long way in building your personal or brand name on the world’s most popular social media network. They have added this to their engine for helping people spend more time at their site, in the meanwhile also helping the publishers of great content.

Facebook is looking to further strengthen its position as one of the most linked to and shared network for information and news. So with this author tag, the users would be able to follow them just like they do on the regular blogs to learn and read more of their future articles.

As a blogger, you can surely make use of this new yet great marketing tag for your content to reach your targeted audience in a much better way.

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Cherrypickprices.com

CherryPickPrices.com is Now Live!

Cherrypickprices.com was a six month project which has successfully been launched thanks to long hours, and intense dedication from all parties. Looking to save time and money within his own business, Dave DeSantis, CEO and Founder of Cherrypickprices.com and local business The Jammin Pie, decided to develop a macro interface that allowed him to analyze and determine the best price of his regular inventory purchased. This proved to be exhausting and extremely time consuming.

 

“The worst part about the four hours it took just going through two vendor lists, was knowing that when Friday came, most of the prices would change based on market fluctuation,” said DeSantis.

 

The successfulness behind his initial experiment led to savings of over $12K for the first year, approximately 12% in his supply costs. Realizing the additional benefits that occurred from competition, and the basic economics behind supply and demand, DeSantis ventured out to find a web development company who could replicate and improve his spreadsheet on a BIGGER scale.

 

After talks with various web development companies, MediaLinkers Web Design‘s small business approach appealed to DeSantis.

 

“I realized a lot of different companies are overpaying for goods.” DeSantis worked alongside MediaLinkers‘ Chief Technical Officer M. Sajjad in improving his original spreadsheet, and converting it over to an easy to use web interface. Profitability can be achieved much easier with technology and competition working for you. There are various ways that Cherrypickprices.com can benefit your business; don’t miss out on the free trial from now until the end of June 2015.

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eCommerce Sales

Thinking about starting an eCommerce website, but afraid it might not prosper? Or do you already have a website, but having doubts on whether starting one was the best idea? Analysts over at The Custora eCommerce Pulse, a free online dashboard that tracks online transactions in real-time from over 100 million retailers, definitely seem to think so! Most online retailers rely on “Cyber Monday” sales to help finish out the year on top, and with the exception of last minute gifts, sales trends tend to drop off in the final stretch of the holiday season. This year, however, the growth of US eCommerce sales hasn’t slowed; it has grown.

 

The holiday shopping season typically lasts from November 1st until December 14th. For 2014, eCommerce revenue has grown by 15% over the last year. Lower gas prices and bigger sales may have triggered the rise, but in either case, consumers are spending more online. Also increasing in strength this holiday season is mobile sales. Mobile shopping, which includes both tablet and phone orders, accounted for approximately one-fourth of online shopping in just the first two weeks of December alone. This is a big skip from sales in the same period last year.

 

The popularity of Apple’s mobile products has continuously increased, as well as the amount of online transactions performed on Apple devices. Android devices are surely catching up, but the bulk of sales is still is ruled by Apple. This also supports the importance of making sure your eCommerce website is also “mobile-friendly,” meaning your website is optimized to display correctly on any mobile device. It should be realized that a potential customer will become frustrated, and as a result, not purchase from your site, if they experience difficulties while using the site on a phone or tablet.

 

Email marketing, usually in the form of subscribed advertising, as well as search engines, still leads the industry with marketing related online sales. Free searches (or organic) through sites such as Google, was the largest means by which companies showcased their goods for sale. This is another reason to increase your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) quality and rank, which will direct more traffic to your site.

 

The staff at MediaLinkers understands the constant change of the online world, and works hard to make sure that you do too. While custom websites are our specialty, eCommerce websites, SEO, and payment integration (which is a vital tool in business automation), are a part of the wide range of services we offer. We can schedule a free consultation to go over any and every need for your business, and get you on your way to increasing your profits for your e-commerce website. Using our ability to work with any industry, we can make your online business a success! Contact us today for a FREE quote at (678) 369-6000.

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