SEO – what to avoid

What SEO tactics are you using to improve your ranking on Google? Could they be doing your site more harm than good?

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Young buyers are tech-savvy and can spot marketing-speak a mile away. Show them your authentic brand voice instead.

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Are you struggling to get your website to rank on the first page of Google? Want to see if you’re making any SEO mistakes that could be holding your website back?

Source: 40 Major SEO Mistakes You Must Avoid in 2019 – Infographic

Best Visual Design Trends of 2019

Always changing – always … the styles used by designers and marketers moves on with a pace every year, every season. Visual flavours move depending upon the mood, the emotional texture of the times. Business news, what is being listened to, what is being watched, what people are eating, all of this adds to the richness of the present and helps to prompt what businesses put before us.

Yes! a lot of things are revisited in particular ways – not exact copies but having that distinct flavour of whenever. Just as there are fashions in what is worn, there are fashions in what is used to illustrate, to present.

The style you use needs to reinforce the point being made – think! You do not need to be absolutely uniform in everything you post but you do need to make the message clear, even if done in a thoughtful or roundabout way. This needs to speak – loudly or softly!

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Which of these fit with you?

Finding just the right design style to aid your business can be difficult for many. Some of us have the eye, some don’t. Some of us work well with images and design, many don’t. We try to help! Yes, fitting in with the particular trends of the moment can work reasonably well, but then does that make you stand out? Perhaps a hint of difference can be just the right thing – at least it may get you talked about.

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2019 – make it happy and successful

The new year is with us – happy new year! We all want to go beyond what we have managed in 2018 and prior so why not take a moment to think about how to achieve it all.

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Some of the above might help. You always talk to us as well – design@f4mmedia.com, marketing@f4mmedia.com. Perhaps give the new year a personal business boost by making your online presence a little different – add content to your website and social media channels, add a few pieces of different design, say something new!

Here you can see a range of design styles – ask yourself, what fits with you and the message you are putting out? What style speaks to the people you are trying to reach? Above you can see the use of bokeh, retro, abstract and other stylisations, each has its use and they are not all that are possible.

Are you looking to better utilise social media for business in 2019? Want to know how to craft a campaign that generates big results?

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How culture shapes design

The design you use to help your business along needs to fit with you, your image (meaning your business, of course!) and who you are looking to reach, to touch, to influence. It needs thought and imagination. What sort of images can you place side by side with you and your business, your business dreams and hopes, what can you place side by side with those who do business with you?

 

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InVision’s Director of Design Education Eli Woolery recently hosted a Fireside Chat with Pinterest’s Design Operations Manager Anne Purves and Shopify’s Director of UX Amy Thibodeau to discuss the many ways that culture shapes design at their organizations.

Source: How culture shapes design at Pinterest and Shopify – InVision Blog

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Each of these say something different, have a different business and style background/landscape. Each of them makes a different form of statement – what is it that you want to say?

Images and more to help your projects along

Words speak to those in front of you and your content, but so do images, so does design. Ask yourself – what sort of imagery says enough about you and what you do? What style conveys what you are about? Here are a few ideas for you, there will be many more over the days and months to come – we can help …

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Your Website – build to excite, build to interest and inform

Every business needs an online presence these days. That presence needs to fulfill a whole series of things – giving suitable contact details, obviously telling what you are about, giving people a look at what you do, what you sell, what you provide. Doing all of this with imagination is great, doing it with an imagination that relates to the people you are trying to reach is the thing. The idea is to stand out! So say something right, in the right way and give it a little decoration.

Are you in the process of building a new website for your business? Want to craft an about us page that makes your website stand out?

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You need to get the design right as well – there is nothing worse than ending up on a site that has the look, feel and the functionality of 20-30 years ago. We are looking today, the people you want to reach are looking today. A retro feel is ok in design terms but make it just a feel. Give your site something that people can relate to now, can enjoy now, inform them, delight them, interest them!

Are you considering creating a new website in 2019? Want to know the design trends you should consider for your web design project?

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