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We started this blog to give the opportunity to small business owners to learn how to have a successful web-presence. Month by month our team will publish new subjects, with simple words and phrases to make you familiar with our work, and our vision.

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Website Design for start-ups. Keys to Success.

startup-bookI have been involved with the development and consulting of several startups over the last 15 years. Some of them failed, others managed to stay afloat over time. At one point I even had under my command the biggest Portal in Greece, and few of the most traffic generating websites in the gaming industry worldwide.

While that’s not totally relevant I just wanted to back up my claims with some real achievements and experience. Either way, we got the introduction to this article underway – we will try to figure out the good and the bad startup ideas.What this article will not be is another list of things you need to have to create your own startup. You probably can get tons of those from uncle Google, so let’s not be repetitive and try to dig deeper.

This article is going to be more about the factors you need to take into consideration. Launching a startup is actually not that hard, the tricky part is not letting it die.So let’s begin with a clear -and at the same time hard- question:

Why might you fail?

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How to setup an Instagram Account for Business

When you deal with a strong social media campaign visuals (pictures) are the #1 priority and Instagram is a big proof of that. As of of May 2019, 1.5 billion monthly visitors are using Instagram to view and share photos, with 500 million using it in a daily basis. 71% of Instagram users around the globe are under the age of 35.All online audiences - especially the ones below 35 - are used ads and content poping up from everywhere.

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Adwords vs SEO - Pros and Cons

When it comes to Search Engine Marketing (SEM), one of the most common issues we face as professionals is choosing what's best for our clients. Adwords or Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Here is a complete - in-depth – analysis that explains the benefits and disadvantages of each tool.

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10 Most Important Steps for a Website to succeed 2nd part

SuccessHow to succeed in today's web industry

In my last blog article I described and analyzed the 5 most important factors that someone should consider if he/she wants to have a succesfull website. These rules are personal opinions through my 20+ years experience in this industry and few of them are changing year by year. It's important to understand that these are generic rules for a multi purpose website and that they don't always fit all types of websites or businesses.

Let's take a look now at the other 5 factors:

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The Power of AI in Website Design: Unlocking Benefits

In today's digital age, websites serve as virtual storefronts for businesses. With the rapid advancements in technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changer for website designers and owners alike. This article aims to shed light on the significance of AI technology for website designers and the tangible benefits that website owners can enjoy by partnering with a company that utilizes AI.

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The Importance of Mobile Friendly Websites

How important are mobile-friendly websites? In today’s market, crucial. The amount of visitors using mobile devices to view websites or search the internet is constantly increasing. According to Emarketer in 2016 “… nearly one in 10 US internet users (11.7%) will go online exclusively through a mobile device,” and that number is expected to rise.

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We Received the 2022 Best Web Developers in Yonkers Award

The Web Empire has been selected for the 2022 Best Developers in Yonkers Award in the Web Development and Web Design category by the Expertise.com program. Each year, the Expertise.com program identifies all the potential providers in a community.

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10 Most Important Steps for a Website to succeed (Part 1)

How to succeed in today's web industry

There are probably hundreds or thousands of important steps, and factors that someone should consider if he/she wants their website to be succesful. Succesful means incoming traffic and results. Period.

Through my experience i have came up with some final conclusions as to the most important factors for almost any kind of business or cause:

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Create a Successful AdWords Campaign - Tips

AdWords CampaignA website landing page is the first page that a user lands on when they visit your website. Statistics are saying that you have less than 5 seconds to grab their attention.

A campaign landing page though is a separate page that is trying to make the visitor take action, such as subscribe to a newsletter, purchase a product, sign up for an event or register to get more info from a business.

Businessess spend thousands of dollars a week on Google AdWords, trying to increase traffic and of course revenue. 

The problem occurs when an ad promotes an offer, but clicking on that ad takes a visitor to a website homepage that makes no mention of the offer. This is a lost opportunity to sustain the initial attention and interest of the user. 

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How you should know your e-commerce website is well made

These days, anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can build a website. The question is, what kind of website will you get? Will your new website function well and be able to expand as your company grows? Your website is often the first impression that clients have of your business, so you need a professional web design company —not some guy who pirated a copy of Dreamweaver with a stack of business cards using a Vista Print template.
There are many things which you need to check before signing a contract and handing over a deposit—especially if you are building an eCommerce site. Below are some of the key points to check before deciding which design company to use.
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Create a Dynamic website, without the cost for a Content Management System

cmsA very important cost for any serious business website development, is the cost of the licences for the Content Management System. That cost varries from $2,000 up to $100,000 and this is a really considerable amount to start with your expenses. On the other hand there are hundreds of solutions out there, that TWE strongly supports, with similar results and management possibilities, SEO engines, ecommerce, blogging, etc and the most importan with zero CMS cost at all. Let's see what are the options.

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Better Website is Better Business for you

Many clients are coming to our company, dissatisfied with their website’s results or under a bad user review. They know their websites can be doing better, but they’re just not sure how.

With more than 18 years of launching and re-launching websites, we have developed many affordable and proven ways to enhance and increase the performance of the sites we work on.

But first, let us define what we mean a better website.

When doing business online, better website - except the results - means:

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How to Develop an iOS app for your Website

startApple is one of the most successful corporations of this century. They have been pioneers in the industry, always showing the way for the competition to follow. They have been responsible for revolutionary products like the macbook, iPhone, iPod and the iPad.

More and more consumers are now picking apple products over those of the competition. This has as much to do with superior technology as the ңoolҠfactor that has come to be associated with Apple devices over the years. The tablet market was a creation of Apple and understandably so, they hold most of the market in that segment. In 2012, 63.5% of the devices sold so far in this category were iOS devices. The real war is being fought over in the smart phone market. Even there, Apple holds 32% of the market. That's a very significant number. All in all, 47.04 million iOS devices have been sold so far in Q1, 2012.

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Important rules for web typography

typographyThe basic rules of Typography is a resubmit from an article of Webdesigner Depot. This article came to my attention few years ago and since then I'm constantly trying to follow all of them. 

When someone visits a website you’ve designed, the odds are that they don’t care much about the colors, images or sounds, they’re immediately looking at the text. No matter how many bells and whistles you’ve built into a website, everyone relies on text to accomplish whatever they’re visiting the site to do. That alone should make typography, the art of arranging type, a priority for any web designer.

In this article we take a look at 10 easy rules to keep in mind when designing your next web project.

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Should a website look like 1999 design?

Many "designers" are still making money out of nothing. Day by day i found new launched websites, that looks like 10+ years old. Only when i check for the domain name or the copyright info i find that "Hell, this is a new website omg!".
 
Why is this happening? Are people and specific business owners have no idea how a website should look like? Never heard of user experience? And if the answer is yes why they proceed with something they don't know or get it?
 
The truth is a combination of reasons:
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A website is for humans

Everyone knows that we live in an age in which survival in business depends on the ability to communicate effectively with proven results through the internet.

Million of companies globally are trying to make this happen for their clients, but very few of them knows the right way. The realization that just having any old or bad looking website isn't enough, is something that thousands of business owners comes with everyday. The quality, the appearance, the applications, the design and development of a website combining with the content and the nature of the business are the keys to success. 
 
A great website is built in two basic truths:
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