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Of course, each of us dreams of a daily deep and lasting sleep. But for various reasons, not all can afford that. If you need help with your sleep, check out the App Store to find the right apps for yourself.

Sleep Cycle

According to home dweller site, Sleep Cycle is a great app that will wake you up only at the right time, without interrupting non-REM (non-Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. There are 2 phases of sleep: light (REM sleep) and deep (non-REM sleep), during the first stage, we see dreams, spin, move our hands and feet, and even talk, and during the second one, we sleep like logs.

The worst thing is to wake up during deep sleep – you get up all beat up and exhausted for the upcoming working day. The Sleep Cycle is designed to wake you up only when you’re in your light sleep stage. In the app, you first need to choose a pleasant sound signal and do a test to determine where to leave your iPhone on the bed to achieve maximum effect. When the app notices you’re moving, it beeps thanks to an integrated accelerometer.

Set the alarm clock for the time you need. By default, you will be woken up within half an hour of your appointment. By the way, it is recommended to charge your smartphone because the app can “eat” the battery overnight. However, even if you close the app, the Sleep Cycle will run in the background. And in the morning, you can see all the statistics about your sleep phases and their duration, as well as start your working day in an uplifted and cheerful mood.

Sunriser

Sunriser is a very unusual and unique app that wakes you up with, obviously, the sunrise. Since the sun is the main power in our system, they say, to be healthy and active all day, you need to live by it. When the sun rises, everything comes to life, including the human body, so for those who can’t wake up without an alarm clock, a wonderful Sunriser app has been developed.

Its main screen will show a countdown until the sun rises in your area. But if necessary, you can set it as you want to avoid getting up with the lark. Despite its originality, the app is quite simple and easy to use and will be suitable for those who were looking for a great alternative to a built-in alarm clock.

Noisli

Noisli is a wonderful app that allows you to choose different pleasant sounds that will help you focus on your work or relax before going to bed. The app includes a large collection of various “noises,” including natural sounds (water splashes, leaf rustling, or birds singing) and man-made (the sound of a running fan or train wheels). The app can also change its colors, so you can always choose the best one pleasant to your eyes. The collection of sounds is constantly growing, so you can find your own relaxing melody any time you want.

Recharge

Many of us have a mixed work schedule that’s completely exhausting. Recharge will develop the proper regime within 6 weeks so that you can have a healthy sleep. The app will help you wake up every day at the same time and also offer daily exercises to keep you up through your day. At the end of it, you will be able to see a full report of your activity, as well as assess your mood on a 5-point scale.

Dreameo

Dreameo is another perfectly developed app that allows you to analyze your dreams. It’s no secret the latter is a reflection of our accumulated problems, as well as a harbinger of serious diseases or psychological issues. For some, they even help predict the future.

In Dreameo, you can record all the interesting sleep details you want to remember and read their interpretations. Track your dreams by the calendar and user-friendly search, and add them to your favorites. In addition, the app has a social network where other users can read and comment on your dreams. Turns out, you have your very own personal dream-book with many dream interpretations in your iPhone.

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It’s obvious. You want your WordPress site to rank higher in Google search.

But how do you do it?

An effective SEO strategy can make this happen. But is it so easy?

SEO is a dynamic process. If you want to maintain a robust SEO for your WordPress site, you must cope up with its ever-changing requirements.

That’s where the challenge resides.  

Only a well optimized WordPress site can generate higher traffic, leads, and sales. It’s possible when you understand SEO well enough to control it for your website.

Therefore, in this post, I am going to show you the most crucial aspects of WordPress SEO that impact your ranking. I will teach you to step by step on how to control these factors and achieve a higher ranking in search results.

Let’s keep reading.

What is SEO?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.

It is a process for developing your websites search engine rankings.

Let’s see how Wikipedia describes it.

“SEO is the process of increasing the quality and quantity of website traffic by increasing visibility of a website or a web page to users of a web search engine.”

Reread the bold words.

It helps to increase your site’s visibility in the search results. Most preferably in Google, which dominates 88.47% of the search engine market share.

So as a WordPress site owner, you have to prioritize SEO consistently to achieve your business goals.

How is WordPress SEO Different From Other Platforms?

WordPress is a free and open-source CMS (content management system). It allows users to build and manage websites easily. However, there are other CMS as well, which are pretty popular for website development.
Among all the CMS, WordPress is the leading one today. It dominates almost 60% of CMS market share and 34% of all websites on the Internet.

Source: Kinsta

Now the question is, how WordPress SEO is different from other web platforms?

Technically, they are not different. The core SEO process is more or less similar. But each web platform requires a diverse technical solution.

For example, you can’t add a WordPress SEO plugin to an HTML or Wix site. On the other hand, an HTML site is more open for customization.

You don’t need too much coding knowledge to control your WordPress SEO.  There are plenty of WordPress SEO tools to make your task easier.

Though, plugins never intend to boost your web ranking automatically. SEO tools like Yoast bring you optimization assistance like suggesting and guiding how to make your site rank higher.

When you build your WordPress site, you will find a set of customization settings. You can maximize your web pages and blog post ranking with these settings.

What Is SEO Ranking and Ranking Factor?

Ranking in SEO refers to your content position in SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages).

Suppose, someone search about “the most valuable soccer player” and Google shows this-

The first result is showing a featured snippet. If the search engine thinks a page would make an excellent featured snippet for a user’s search request, it elevates a content in the top.

How does Google measure this? Google states clearly that:

Now, see the next image.

Business Insider is on #1 place in the SERPs for the search request “the most valuable soccer player.”

So how did Business Insider and Investopedia occupied this position in the SERPs?

The simple answer is both sites followed Google’s Ranking Factors.

A ranking factor is the criteria that search engines apply to evaluate a web page or post. After this evaluation, search engines like Google or Bing determines a web content’s ranking in a search result.

Google uses these ranking factors to rank your website in various search results just as I have shown you in the example.

How Does Google Ranking Factors Work for a WordPress Site?

Now that we have learned what is Ranking Factor, here we are going to see how Google Ranking Factors work for a WP site.

People search for something using particular words. Those words are keywords. Following these keywords, Google tries to show you the most relevant search results considering their relevancy, quality, and values.

Google uses different ranking factors in its algorithm to find the most effective search results to the user.

According to its search quality guideline, Google determines these qualities to recognize a web page or content. Some of them are-

– The purpose of a webpage

– Understanding of the content’s quality and reliance

– The reputation of the website and content creator

There are plenty of other qualities Google measures, which I will discuss later in this post. However, these are a few of the most important attributes Google uses while generating search results and their placement.

How To Track SEO Ranking Factors?

Before you get on with top SEO ranking factors, it’s necessary to learn how to track them first.

There are plenty of easy ways you can do this-

  • You can manually search by keywords your customers are using
  • See where your website stands in the SERP for those keywords
  • List the top ranked pages for those keywords AKA competitors
  • Check those websites SEO profile i.e., backlinks, keywords, contents, etc
  • Check their content type, quality and also website design
  • Check their loading speed, URL construction, and navigation
  • Check their mobile device view as well

It demands hefty measures to do all these manually. So you will need to use the best SEO tools to execute these steps and get accurate results.

You can also get help from Google Analytic to know how your website is performing, understand your audience, learn which post and pages are most visited, etc.

The tools let you know where to optimize, how much you need to optimize your WordPress site.

I think, now you are ready to read about top SEO ranking factors.

Let’s get on with them.

1. An easy and accessible Website URL

The first ranking factor I want to mention is your website URL. It will be easier for Google bots to reach and crawl your site if you create an optimized and accessible website URL.

When you build your website, you need Google to visit your site to understand your content and page types. To help Google bots find your URL, you can do the following:

  • Create a robots.txt file to command Google bots where and where not to see for your website information. For example, a bot wants to visit www.example.com/gallery. Before it visits this page, it checks for http://www.example.com/robots.txt file.
  • Set up a sitemap. A sitemap is a list of all your web pages which helps Google to index them.

As a WordPress user, you can create a sitemap with any prominent WordPress SEO tool like Yoast.

2. Web Page Speed

Page speed is a crucial SEO ranking factors for many years. When you have a website that loads faster, it gives users a better experience. Google wants every website owner to deliver that.

Recently, Google announced their new mobile page speed algorithm. It will be effective from July 2019, where they stated the importance of page load speed.
This new algorithm update bides you to increase your page speed for mobile search. Google suggests you use open source automated tools like PageSpeed Insights to measure and improve your site’s speed.

This is a free tool by Google which can give you a good overview of your sites loading speed status.

3. Mobile Responsive Design

The number of mobile users around the world will reach 5 billion marks in 2019. One of the main reasons for this massive growth is the accessibility to the internet by mobile phones. People are more cozy to use the web on their mobile phones than any other device now.

Hence, your WordPress Site must be mobile responsive to rank higher in the SERPs. Google recently introduced Mobile-first indexing for all websites.

If your WordPress site is mobile-optimized, It will index faster than the site which doesn’t have a mobile responsive design.

4. BackLinks

Backlinks are the most valued ranking factor to Google for any website. A backlink is getting a hyperlink from another website. It makes your site reachable and establishes connections throughout the Internet.

Backlinks tell search engines that either a site is well recognized or not. So it has a significant impact on any website’s ranking.

You can create different types of Backlinks for your website. But first, let me show you some essential terms related to backlinks which you need to understand-

  • Link Juice: the value or equity passed from one page or site to another by links
  • No-Follow Link: tells search engines not to follow the links on a given page
  • Do-Follow Link: Every link you add to your blog posts are do-follow links, and they pass link juice.
  • Linking Root Domains: It shows how many backlinks you get from a specific domain.
  • Low-Quality Links: The links come from spammy, harvested, or automated website.
  • Internal Links: These are the links from one page to another or one content to another in the same domain.
  • Anchor Text: It is the text you use for a hyperlink.

WordPress SEO revolves around three types of Backlinks.

  • Inbound Links
  • Outbound Links
  • Internal Links

So how do you create or earn backlinks?

  1. Create informative and engaging content.
  2. Guest post on high authority websites.  
  3. Collaborate with bloggers for mentions.  

Suppose, you publish a WordPress tutorial, and high authority sites like SiteGround include this tutorial link to one of their relevant content. It will be more likely Google ranks your content higher. It happens because WPbeginner is a trustworthy and highly recognized website. After they give you a backlink, your authority also influenced by it.

You must link your website to high authoritative and niche sites. Random websites with low authority shouldn’t be your goal.

Link building with top websites in your niche makes your site’s authority trustable to Google as well as to the users. It also ensures the quality of your content and provokes users to share your content.

So plan your link building strategy in an actionable way to get optimum results.

5. Domain Age, URL, and Authority

Is domain age important? Yes. It is a crucial ranking signal, indeed. An Ahrefs study shows, they put 2 million random keywords searches and gained data on the top 10 ranking pages. It is found, most of the top websites are at least 3 years old.

Nonetheless, your URL needs some years to create a reputation. If you follow the SEO guidelines I’m discussing here then your site optimization is on course already.

Next, you must think about your domain name. People will find you with it. Unless having a great name, your chances of being addressed become less effective. How to choose a perfect domain name?

GoDaddy shares some useful tips before you choose a domain name. Take a look-

  • Make it easy to type
  • Make it short
  • Use Keywords
  • Try not to forget your niche
  • Use no numbers and hyphens
  • Create a memorable domain name
  • Research before you take a name
  • Appropriate domain name extension.
  • Build your brand

Remember one thing. Google penalizes exact match domains if you have a spammy website with low-grade content. But, exact match domains attract people more.

So, here, what happens if your intentions are honest to build a better website? Google likes the exact match domain if your site is highly optimized, you have quality content, and you deliver real values to the users.

Now let’s talk about domain and page authority. It’s a combination of your content quality and other SEO factors like link building and social media shares. It’s one of the prime SEO signals for your WordPress site.

Your site needs to score on both domain and page authority from 0 to 100. If you score higher, your chances of being in the top search results increase.

The best way to check this ranking score is by using Moz.  

Moz offers different SEO tools like Link Explorer and Keyword Explorer, to understand your site’s authority.

6. Highly Optimized Content

Content is the way that helps the users to learn something they like. Producing quality content should be your priority. When you accomplish this goal, your website and services will gain trust.

Throughout this post, I mentioned too much about quality contents which are optimized. They are the key to turn a reader into a customer.

Highly optimized content influences your WordPress SEO. 90% of content marketers like to improve their audience’s informational needs.

Google search algorithm depends on keywords. When people are searching for something, they use keywords too. Before you want to create content, you need to research your niche and find out the most popular keywords. They help you to understand what informations your potential visitors are searching for.

While writing your content, put these keywords in there. It is essential. It will help Google to mark your content most useful to users. Nevertheless, you must create your content unique and valuable. Duplicate content will drain your search rankings severely.

7. Social Sharing Optimization

According to an E-consultancy report, 74% of companies and 82% of agencies claimed that they have either high or little social media integration to their SEO gameplan.

Only after two months of E-consultancy gathered info for their report, Googles Matt Cutt released a video where he said, social shares and likes indicate a profile’s authority, it doesn’t affect search rankings.

So, social sharing isn’t a direct SEO ranking factor. Why? Because anyone can link up their site or share content without any prior quality in social media.

But most of the high ranking pages and posts have a lot of social media sharing and public reactions. They do it by using the power of social media icons to increase engagement.

When you post content in social media, and it gets a lot of shares, likes, and comments, Google does consider it as useful and rank it top in niche search results. It helps you indirectly.

Besides your social media presence, you need to make your post option easy to share through different social media, encourage your readers to share your content, and participate in discussions.

8. On Page SEO Factors

I have discussed off page SEO most of the part in this post. For example, link building, social media marketing are the top off-page SEO. Besides this, on-page SEO is also a vital ranking factor.

To rank higher in any search engine, essentially you need to improve your on-page SEO signals.

To maintain a well balanced on-page SEO, you need to cater these things below-

Content Page:

A leading content page is what you need forever. Moz shares two specific criteria for a high-quality content page. They are-

i. Supply great content and create demand for more content.

ii. You must create linkable content. Unless people can’t be able to link it, your content never going to drive any traffic. Either it’s good or bad, it must be linkable.

Title Tag:

You should use keywords in your title tags. It helps Google to find out which title is most relevant to the users. It is the second most prominent on-page SEO factor.

URL:

I have already discussed the URL factors in this post. You must ensure the post category reflected in your URL. Here is an example of an optimized content URL: www.example.com/2014/06/content-for-everybody-nobody/

There are some other particular things you should care to enhance your technical SEO.

– You should use a header tag to show content order. WordPress editor lets you use h1, h2, h3 subheaders.

– Write a meta description for each of your content. It summarizes and highlighted your topic. Help Google to index your content relevantly.

– Utilize keyword phrases in image alt tags. It will show Google how relevant your images are.

9. Authentic Business Info

When you include your real business information to your WordPress site, it will enhance your local SEO rankings. People find it necessary to get your business information through a Google search.
In 2018, 27% of customers did an online search daily to find a..

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We’re thrilled to announce JotForm Mobile Forms, a reimagined take on mobile data collection. We didn’t want to make an app just to review submission information; we wanted to create a mobile platform with robust forms that work anywhere.

And we’re happy to say, we nailed it.

It would be a mistake to simply call JotForm Mobile Forms the app version of JotForm, because it’s more than that. It’s a whole new product designed to break free from the limitations on when and where you can collect the data that matters to your organization.

JotForm Mobile Forms was an undertaking over a year in the making. Our user research and product teams took a deep dive into learning what our users wanted to see.

So let’s get started with profiles of the users and industries that will enjoy JotForm Mobile Forms as well as some tips on how they can make the most of this new product.

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Have your employees ever needed to collect data in remote places without an internet connection? Do they have to deal with a constant flow of feedback from customers?

It’s tough to gather data and respond to customers using traditional paper forms. But thanks to the mobile apps listed below, your data-collection process will be smoother than ever before.

Whether you’re generating leads, getting customer feedback, or conducting an inspection in the field, mobile form apps will allow you to collect more accurate data and to do it whenever and wherever you want. In turn, this will lead to increased company productivity and better overall performance.

Here are the mobile form apps you should check out:

JotForm Mobile Forms

JotForm has taken a big step toward making data collection easier with its new mobile app, JotForm Mobile Forms. The app allows you to create, view, fill out, and share forms on your mobile device. JotForm Mobile Forms also comes with many advanced features, like geolocation, voice recording, photo capture, and e-signatures, all of which will help you collect more accurate and detailed information.

If you work with a team, JotForm Mobile Forms makes collaboration easy. You can assign forms to your team members and customize notifications.

JotForm’s mobile app also offers kiosk mode, which locks the screen of your device so that form respondents can’t access anything but your form. Kiosk mode also automatically refreshes the form after each response so that you can collect data in a continuous fashion.

The best thing about JotForm Mobile Forms, however, is that you can collect data even if you lose or can’t find an internet connection. The app’s offline mode allows you to view and organize your forms, and lets people fill them out. When you reconnect to the internet, your form submissions will automatically sync.

That’s not all. JotForm Mobile Forms is completely free of charge. You can download it anytime for Android and iOS devices.

Brew Survey

When it comes to survey apps, Brew Survey offers most of the basic features, such as offline data collection, customizable design, conditional logic, and more. Brew Survey allows you to create smooth and easy-to-use surveys and collect unlimited form responses.

The app doesn’t allow you to create forms on your mobile device, but once you’ve created them on your browser, you can access and fill them out on the mobile app. Form responses sync manually from the app so that you can view them in your reports.

Brew Survey stands out among its competitors for its super cost-effective plan that includes access to full features for only $10 per month. Considering the cost of competitors with similar features, it’s a bargain for sure.

Survey Sparrow

If you’re looking for a survey app that work with tons of integrations, you’ve come to the right place. SurveySparrow provides integrations that allow you to create powerful surveys and enhance the customer experience. Zapier, Salesforce, and Mailchimp are just a few of the integrations available to help with management and to collect and analyze customer feedback.

You can create forms only on a browser, but you can access them on both a browser and the mobile app. SurveySparrow allows you to collect data in a smart and visually pleasing way with its various logic features and the ability to personalize forms.

The product is available only for Android for now.

SurveySparrow plans vary according to the features offered, starting from $19 per month. If you need more advanced features and higher survey limits, you can always sign up for enterprise and premium plans, for $39 per month per user and $49 per month respectively.

Tabsurvey

The Tabsurvey app comes with many advanced survey features, such as downloadable submissions and live reports that will help you develop powerful insights. You can set access to surveys based on the role of each employee, and you can create and update surveys from afar by using the location manager.

Tabsurvey outshines competitors with its iPad monitor feature, which allows enterprise users to control their devices remotely. This feature prompts users when their devices go offline.  

Tabsurvey is only available for iPad devices.

You can subscribe to Tabsurvey on a monthly or yearly basis — the latter will save you 16 percent. In addition to the free trial, which includes a maximum of 200 submissions, basic, pro, and enterprise plans are available; they cost $22, $44, and $79 respectively. If you need to use the app on multiple devices, you can always add one for a fee of $10 per month.

Netigate

Netigate provides a tool that makes it easier to analyze and develop insights from survey data. Equipped with advanced survey features and a user-friendly interface, Netigate allows you to collect feedback from customers and measure their loyalty with a Net Promoter Score feature.

You can’t build forms on your mobile device with Netigate, but you can create them on your computer by choosing from six survey templates.

Whether you’re a startup or a large corporation, you can also benefit from managed services — a team of researchers and experts that provides strategic consultancy to your firm. You’re not only able to collect data from your customers or employees through Netigate; you can also learn how to use the data you collect in a way that boosts your company’s bottom line.

You can start your 30-day trial anytime. If you’re looking for different plans with various features, you can contact the Netigate support team to get detailed information on pricing.

QuestionPro

The QuestionPro mobile app has all the features you expect from a survey app — personalization, piping, offline data collection, kiosk mode, and more. While you can create forms and surveys only on a browser, you can always access forms from your app, and users can fill out forms on the app.

If you’re looking to capture leads, QuestionPro offers strong integrations, like Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics. QuestionPro’s intuitive kiosk feature will also be helpful for your lead-generation efforts.

You need to upgrade to a paid subscription when your 14-day free trial ends. You can upgrade to a professional or corporate plan anytime for just $15 and $75 per month respectively. If you require more advanced features, contact the QuestionPro team about enterprise editions.

QuestionPro’s support team is available 24-7 in case of any issues.

Survey2Connect

Survey2Connect provides dynamic, responsive design and highly elaborate data analysis. Getting customer feedback is hard; turning the data you collect into something actionable is even harder.

Thanks to Survey2Connect’s sentiment analysis and predictive analysis, you will not only gather customer feedback but also obtain future-oriented analysis that will allow you to take appropriate action.

Dashboards and reports deliver intelligible and visualized information about where to focus for further improvement. In addition to these analytical tools, the ticketing module allows you to take care of individual customer complaints.

While the SME – CX plan is the most popular, with a monthly fee of $799, you can always start with a basic plan that costs only $249 per month. Survey2Connect has enterprise plan as well.

GoFormz

GoFormz has a virtuous mission when it comes to creating forms and surveys: going paperless. To this end, they offer a feature that allows you to convert all of your paper forms into mobile forms at no charge.

While you can create new forms from existing templates and convert paper forms only in your browser, the GoFormz mobile app makes data collection easier with advanced form features like geolocation, cloud storage, and auto calculation.

You can try the advanced edition as part of a free 14-day trial. The GoFormz team plan costs $18 per month; the advanced plan, $30 per month; the premier plan, $60 per month; and the enterprise plan, $120 per user per month. You can save money by purchasing an annual subscription.

NestForms


NestForms is the data-collection app of choice for environmental organizations that conduct nature-related surveys.

NestForms allows you to collect data in remote places with its offline feature, get location data with its GPS feature, and review and analyze submissions with graphical charts. All you need to do is to create your forms on your laptop or desktop and send them to the mobile app.

NestForms is available on both Android and iOS devices.

After the 14-day free trial ends, you can sign up for one of the NestForms paid subscriptions, which range from the standard plan for $12.95 per month to the premium plan at $129.95 per month. You can always increase storage limits and the number of users if you need more.

Inbook

A review is a gift, as inBook says. If you value customer feedback and want to improve the customer experience, inBook can help by enabling you to collect data simply and quickly.

inBook surveys allow you to create multiple question types, from star ratings to smiley emojis. After you create forms on your computer, you can access them on your mobile device.

You can also collect customer feedback in offline mode. Everything will be saved on your device and will sync when you’re back online.

inBook’s pricing structure is as simple as its interface. When your 30-day trial is over, you can upgrade to a paid plan, which costs $19 for one device per month. You can get a 10-percent discount if you have a yearly subscription.

Feed2Go

Feed2Go is an iPad-only app that allows you to create and analyze surveys on your tablet. The Feed2Go app has a simple and user-friendly interface and includes kiosk mode, offline data collection, reports based on submissions, and emoticons and impressions, all of which will simplify your interviews and surveys.

Feed2Go also has options to highlight selected questions and to show one question per page in order to help customers complete your survey. You don’t need to pay anything, or even register, to benefit from all of these features. You can always unlock pro functionality through in-app purchases to increase the number of available questionnaire templates.

Indition


Indition provides software products and services to e-commerce professionals and marketers. Their online form-building product allows you to create forms on your computer and collect responses through your Apple device. Thanks to the image upload and e-signature features, the Indition mobile app is ideal for trade shows and conferences, where you need to collect multiple types of data from your customers.

The Indition mobile app is available only for iOS devices. To use it, you need to upgrade to a  platinum account for a monthly $85 fee.

FormTabApp

The FormTab app eases the process of collecting data from multiple form submissions. Specializing in data security, FormTab stores all form submissions in the cloud and makes them accessible only to your employees. After building forms on your desktop, you can access them with the FormTab app.

The app is valuable for those who work in the field. Practical solutions, like offline mode and the capability to assign specific forms to different departments, make it great for teams as well. FormTab has many integration partners, such as Dropbox and Google Drive.

FormTab offers two different plans: the self-starter package, which costs $11 per month per user, and the professional plan, which costs $17 per month per user. You can contact the FormTab sales team for details about their enterprise plans.

To wrap up, these apps will provide you with a smooth data-collection process, which is helpful for any business. Let us know in the comments which other mobile apps we should include on the list.

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Have your employees ever needed to collect data in remote places without an internet connection? Do they have to deal with a constant flow of feedback from customers?

It’s tough to gather data and respond to customers using traditional paper forms. But thanks to the mobile apps listed below, your data-collection process will be smoother than ever before.

Whether you’re generating leads, getting customer feedback, or conducting an inspection in the field, mobile form apps will allow you to collect more accurate data and to do it whenever and wherever you want. In turn, this will lead to increased company productivity and better overall performance.

Here are the mobile form apps you should check out:

JotForm Mobile Forms

JotForm has taken a big step toward making data collection easier with its new mobile app, JotForm Mobile Forms. The app allows you to create, view, fill out, and share forms on your mobile device. JotForm Mobile Forms also comes with many advanced features, like geolocation, voice recording, photo capture, and e-signatures, all of which will help you collect more accurate and detailed information.

If you work with a team, JotForm Mobile Forms makes collaboration easy. You can assign forms to your team members and customize notifications.

JotForm’s mobile app also offers kiosk mode, which locks the screen of your device so that form respondents can’t access anything but your form. Kiosk mode also automatically refreshes the form after each response so that you can collect data in a continuous fashion.

The best thing about JotForm Mobile Forms, however, is that you can collect data even if you lose or can’t find an internet connection. The app’s offline mode allows you to view and organize your forms, and lets people fill them out. When you reconnect to the internet, your form submissions will automatically sync.

That’s not all. JotForm Mobile Forms is completely free of charge. You can download it anytime for Android and iOS devices.

Brew Survey

When it comes to survey apps, Brew Survey offers most of the basic features, such as offline data collection, customizable design, conditional logic, and more. Brew Survey allows you to create smooth and easy-to-use surveys and collect unlimited form responses.

The app doesn’t allow you to create forms on your mobile device, but once you’ve created them on your browser, you can access and fill them out on the mobile app. Form responses sync manually from the app so that you can view them in your reports.

Brew Survey stands out among its competitors for its super cost-effective plan that includes access to full features for only $10 per month. Considering the cost of competitors with similar features, it’s a bargain for sure.

Survey Sparrow

If you’re looking for a survey app that work with tons of integrations, you’ve come to the right place. SurveySparrow provides integrations that allow you to create powerful surveys and enhance the customer experience. Zapier, Salesforce, and Mailchimp are just a few of the integrations available to help with management and to collect and analyze customer feedback.

You can create forms only on a browser, but you can access them on both a browser and the mobile app. SurveySparrow allows you to collect data in a smart and visually pleasing way with its various logic features and the ability to personalize forms.

The product is available only for Android for now.

SurveySparrow plans vary according to the features offered, starting from $19 per month. If you need more advanced features and higher survey limits, you can always sign up for enterprise and premium plans, for $39 per month per user and $49 per month respectively.

Tabsurvey

The Tabsurvey app comes with many advanced survey features, such as downloadable submissions and live reports that will help you develop powerful insights. You can set access to surveys based on the role of each employee, and you can create and update surveys from afar by using the location manager.

Tabsurvey outshines competitors with its iPad monitor feature, which allows enterprise users to control their devices remotely. This feature prompts users when their devices go offline.  

Tabsurvey is only available for iPad devices.

You can subscribe to Tabsurvey on a monthly or yearly basis — the latter will save you 16 percent. In addition to the free trial, which includes a maximum of 200 submissions, basic, pro, and enterprise plans are available; they cost $22, $44, and $79 respectively. If you need to use the app on multiple devices, you can always add one for a fee of $10 per month.

Netigate

Netigate provides a tool that makes it easier to analyze and develop insights from survey data. Equipped with advanced survey features and a user-friendly interface, Netigate allows you to collect feedback from customers and measure their loyalty with a Net Promoter Score feature.

You can’t build forms on your mobile device with Netigate, but you can create them on your computer by choosing from six survey templates.

Whether you’re a startup or a large corporation, you can also benefit from managed services — a team of researchers and experts that provides strategic consultancy to your firm. You’re not only able to collect data from your customers or employees through Netigate; you can also learn how to use the data you collect in a way that boosts your company’s bottom line.

You can start your 30-day trial anytime. If you’re looking for different plans with various features, you can contact the Netigate support team to get detailed information on pricing.

QuestionPro

The QuestionPro mobile app has all the features you expect from a survey app — personalization, piping, offline data collection, kiosk mode, and more. While you can create forms and surveys only on a browser, you can always access forms from your app, and users can fill out forms on the app.

If you’re looking to capture leads, QuestionPro offers strong integrations, like Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics. QuestionPro’s intuitive kiosk feature will also be helpful for your lead-generation efforts.

You need to upgrade to a paid subscription when your 14-day free trial ends. You can upgrade to a professional or corporate plan anytime for just $15 and $75 per month respectively. If you require more advanced features, contact the QuestionPro team about enterprise editions.

QuestionPro’s support team is available 24-7 in case of any issues.

Survey2Connect

Survey2Connect provides dynamic, responsive design and highly elaborate data analysis. Getting customer feedback is hard; turning the data you collect into something actionable is even harder.

Thanks to Survey2Connect’s sentiment analysis and predictive analysis, you will not only gather customer feedback but also obtain future-oriented analysis that will allow you to take appropriate action.

Dashboards and reports deliver intelligible and visualized information about where to focus for further improvement. In addition to these analytical tools, the ticketing module allows you to take care of individual customer complaints.

While the SME – CX plan is the most popular, with a monthly fee of $799, you can always start with a basic plan that costs only $249 per month. Survey2Connect has enterprise plan as well.

GoFormz

GoFormz has a virtuous mission when it comes to creating forms and surveys: going paperless. To this end, they offer a feature that allows you to convert all of your paper forms into mobile forms at no charge.

While you can create new forms from existing templates and convert paper forms only in your browser, the GoFormz mobile app makes data collection easier with advanced form features like geolocation, cloud storage, and auto calculation.

You can try the advanced edition as part of a free 14-day trial. The GoFormz team plan costs $18 per month; the advanced plan, $30 per month; the premier plan, $60 per month; and the enterprise plan, $120 per user per month. You can save money by purchasing an annual subscription.

NestForms


NestForms is the data-collection app of choice for environmental organizations that conduct nature-related surveys.

NestForms allows you to collect data in remote places with its offline feature, get location data with its GPS feature, and review and analyze submissions with graphical charts. All you need to do is to create your forms on your laptop or desktop and send them to the mobile app.

NestForms is available on both Android and iOS devices.

After the 14-day free trial ends, you can sign up for one of the NestForms paid subscriptions, which range from the standard plan for $12.95 per month to the premium plan at $129.95 per month. You can always increase storage limits and the number of users if you need more.

Inbook

A review is a gift, as inBook says. If you value customer feedback and want to improve the customer experience, inBook can help by enabling you to collect data simply and quickly.

inBook surveys allow you to create multiple question types, from star ratings to smiley emojis. After you create forms on your computer, you can access them on your mobile device.

You can also collect customer feedback in offline mode. Everything will be saved on your device and will sync when you’re back online.

inBook’s pricing structure is as simple as its interface. When your 30-day trial is over, you can upgrade to a paid plan, which costs $19 for one device per month. You can get a 10-percent discount if you have a yearly subscription.

Feed2Go

Feed2Go is an iPad-only app that allows you to create and analyze surveys on your tablet. The Feed2Go app has a simple and user-friendly interface and includes kiosk mode, offline data collection, reports based on submissions, and emoticons and impressions, all of which will simplify your interviews and surveys.

Feed2Go also has options to highlight selected questions and to show one question per page in order to help customers complete your survey. You don’t need to pay anything, or even register, to benefit from all of these features. You can always unlock pro functionality through in-app purchases to increase the number of available questionnaire templates.

Indition


Indition provides software products and services to e-commerce professionals and marketers. Their online form-building product allows you to create forms on your computer and collect responses through your Apple device. Thanks to the image upload and e-signature features, the Indition mobile app is ideal for trade shows and conferences, where you need to collect multiple types of data from your customers.

The Indition mobile app is available only for iOS devices. To use it, you need to upgrade to a  platinum account for a monthly $85 fee.

FormTabApp

The FormTab app eases the process of collecting data from multiple form submissions. Specializing in data security, FormTab stores all form submissions in the cloud and makes them accessible only to your employees. After building forms on your desktop, you can access them with the FormTab app.

The app is valuable for those who work in the field. Practical solutions, like offline mode and the capability to assign specific forms to different departments, make it great for teams as well. FormTab has many integration partners, such as Dropbox and Google Drive.

FormTab offers two different plans: the self-starter package, which costs $11 per month per user, and the professional plan, which costs $17 per month per user. You can contact the FormTab sales team for details about their enterprise plans.

To wrap up, these apps will provide you with a smooth data-collection process, which is helpful for any business. Let us know in the comments which other mobile apps we should include on the list.

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It was almost uncanny to think how Wikipedia shifted from a mere online encyclopedic platform to a website where businesses, brands, and individuals seek recognition and notability from audiences across the globe.

However, with the competition on the rise on a worldwide scale, businesses have been facing probable issues in outweighing their current competitors. Probably the only relevant way is to seek professional help for creating their Wikipedia profiles since Wikipedia itself has strict guidelines to follow. Those pages that do not comply with the guidelines result in the deletion and at times, even permanent bans. To someone who is eager to acquire a presence and a renowned name, a permanent ban is surely not a good sign.

For that very same reason, Wikipedia page creation has now become a part of writing and content creation services and many agencies are steadfast in providing these page creation services to global clients.

Now that you have clearly understood the importance of a Wikipedia page and all the reasons to have one, here are the top 10 Wikipedia page creation agencies that can assist you in enhancing your online presence.

1- Wiki Management Inc

Wiki Management Inc. has proved itself a visionary amongst the existing Wikipedia writing agencies. Most notable individuals and businesses that want to earn online recognition but without resorting to digital marketing and branding campaigns prefer having a Wikipedia page the most. This Wikipedia agency has gained the proficiency to assist those who seek online visibility through the creation of quality content for their Wiki pages. Both the writers and editors at Wiki Management Inc. also possess the talent to follow SEO techniques to bring readability and build an online reputation for their clients.

2- Wiki Page Creators

With the competition on the rise, businesses and individuals have been looking for ways to earn better visibility and recognition. The most feasible and cost-effective solution to overcome this dilemma is to acquire a Wikipedia page dedicated to you or your brand. For that reason, writing and editing agencies such as Wiki Page Creators have emerged. The services most of these companies offer are somewhat similar as you can either get a draft written from scratch or you can send brief project details which the writers will edit and formulate themselves. Those who want already have a page but want to translate it can also contact the agency and get it done.

3- Wiki Editors

Just as any other Wikipedia page creation agency, Wiki Editors has almost a similar set of services to offer to its clients. However, the core of their services includes not only the creation of a quality Wikipedia page but also the inclusion of relevant keywords to improve your search engine rankings across popular search engines. The domain authority of Wikipedia itself is very high so those who want a Wikipedia page can get it done from professional writers at Wiki Editors since the agency is currently offerings discount offers and coupons as well.

4- Wiki Contributors

One of the main reasons to have a Wikipedia page is to acquire a visible brand or individual presence to your name. While the Wikipedia platform has strict guidelines to follow, only those who are professional writers can help the ones in need of a page. Wiki Contributors has also influenced the domain of Wikipedia page writing to a completely new extent. From the creation of page drafts to page editing and altering, Wikipedia Contributors has made sure to encompass every Wikipedia related service and solution at its core.

5- Wiki Consultant

Qualified Wikipedia writers are a rare find, for those, who are seeking to get exceptional, and worthwhile Wikipedia pages approach Wiki Consultant. It is quite astonishing how there has been a spontaneous upsurge in the popularity of Wikipedia for branding and marketing purposes. Every Wikipedia page creation agency has been steadfast in providing page creation and editing solutions so Wiki Consultant simply contributed to it. The agency is currently having a 70% discount offer so if you believe you are eligible for a page; you can get in touch with them to guide you further.

6- The Wiki Agency

Businesses are facing difficulties in gaining notability but Wikipedia page creation platforms such as The Wiki Agency exist that have been helping businesses with their esteemed page creation services over the years. One cannot rely on the credibility of any random writer or writing agency but The Wiki Agency has proven its worth and reliability by following the current and upcoming strategies of SEO, community management and factors required for building better domain authority for its clients.

7- Get on Wiki

Years of notable experience has given Get on Wiki the privilege to deem itself as a premier agency for Wikipedia writing. Their services are not limited to making and altering content for existing pages, as they also comprise of SEO consultants and agents that incorporate the existing SEO strategies into the content of the pages they make. The writers at Get on Wiki do not commence with a page’s creation without performing adequate research and assessment beforehand. So, if you are eager to have a page and you are skeptical about a specific writing agency then Get on Wiki will not overlook any of your content requirements and queries.

8- Pro Wiki Makers

Creating a Wikipedia page from scratch all by yourself is an arduous and time-consuming task. For that reason, the only possible solution is to let a team of professionals does it since making and drafting Wikipedia pages is not the task for a single person. From the curation of creative content to finalizing the final draft, a lot has to be taken care of. Pro Wiki Makers has claimed itself to promise excellence and exceptional page creation solutions for Wikipedia and that is exactly what they do. The client simply has to send a shot brief of their requirements, as per the guidelines at Pro Wiki Makers and their writers will formulate the content in a remarkable manner.

9- Guru Wiki Creators

Wiki page creation might sound easy to some but it only dedicated and proficient writers possess the talent to curate quality searchable content. The writers at Guru Wiki Creators have completely indulged themselves in the countless of benefits Wikipedia has compiled for authors, musicians, celebrities and even businesses. Not every notable person and brand has the resources for turning their profiles into a full-fledged profile so that is where Guru Wiki Creators enters the big picture. With their proficiency in professional writing and compilation of searchable content, this Wikipedia writing agency has earned a well-deserved name and position amongst its clients.

10-The Wiki Writers

It makes sense to seek professional and trustworthy services for creating a Wikipedia page and that is what The Wiki Writers agency ensures in the utmost manner possible. What makes them reliable is the fact that their strategists, writers, and editors hold the potential and qualification for coming up with content that is not promotional in nature and yet it yields their clients with traffic towards their business. You do not have to face the challenges in making your own Wikipedia page, as The Wiki Writers are there to assist you with it.

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Do you remember those animated films such as Bob the Builder and Toy Story in which non-living beings, or basically “things” talk to each other?

Well, that has started turning into a reality now.

No, they have not started making machines with mouths to utter words, at least not yet. But what these modern machines are actually using to communicate with each other is a technology called the Internet of things (IoT).

Almost everybody has heard about this technology and its applications. From connected cars to home appliances and from smart clothes to fitness trackers, the popularity of IoT cannot be ignored. But most of the eye-catching implementations of this technology are generally assumed to be existing in the consumer market. The under-attended fact related to this technology is that IoT can be useful for other businesses too, or maybe your venture also.

And if your business has an already existing enterprise mobile app, then it will act as a cherry on the cake. The combination of IoT and a mobile app can open those doors for your organization that you weren’t even thinking about knocking on. And to know how this combo can help your company, kindly pay attention to the following points:

1- Smart Offices

     The most talked about feature of IoT is its ability to sense and adjust your surroundings according to you. It can provide you with the benefits of suitable lighting and temperature with the help of a smartphone. The companies are trying to make products which will not only give you a productive atmosphere but also save energy in your office spaces.

     Lifx, a company which sells smart lights, can install an app-controlled lighting system in your office. These lights can also communicate with other technologies like smart security alarms and adjust the brightness of the space accordingly. Comfy is another company which can create a comfortable environment in your office by managing the temperature. And fortunately, a mobile app can control your HVAC settings in this case. These apps also provide you with the dashboard, which helps you track and monitor energy usage. Therefore, this technology is helping the environment too.

2- Safer Logistics

     IoT is making the world more secure by providing smart security solutions. It helps in keeping track of the consignments and cargo, which has to be delivered in the required quantity to your customers. Thefts amidst the transportation can severely affect both reputation and revenue of your business.

     A Texas-based company, Nuve, is involved in implementing IoT in the logistics area. They use advanced cameras and sensors for vehicle tracking. The trailers can be monitored from anywhere and at any time using a mobile app. It can also significantly reduce the losses incurred to the transportation businesses due to fuel thefts and late deliveries, as claimed by the company.

3- Digital Transactions

     It is not always possible for some businesses to receive online payments. Industries like retail, transportation, and banking involve millions of small cash transactions. And the biggest drawback of some of these transactions is that the two parties have to be physically nearby. But with the IoT, even these transactions can be made digital. The parties have to share the same room and open their mobile apps to execute the payment.

     A company named ProxToMe has mastered the art of converting close offline objects into digital mediums. Whether it is about withdrawing cash from the ATMs without using plastic cards or it is about transforming the receipt printers into smart devices, this company uses cloud computing and IoT to provide enhanced security to all of your transactions.

4- Intelligent office furniture

     Your traditional office furniture may have been ruining the health of your employees for many years. The standard sizes of desks and chairs make them mold their bodies to fit in. IoT has solved this problem already. Now your employees will be able to control the settings of your office furniture.

     Companies like Stirworks are making smart and healthy office furniture for your workforce. Now they can adjust the furniture settings according to their own needs with their next generation desks using a mobile app. This intelligent furniture will not only provide comfort to them but also engage them in their work.

Data Management

     Like the startups and companies as mentioned earlier, if you also have a business idea related to IoT, then you need to collect and manage your data. Don’t worry! Other companies are ready to do it for you. The sensors involved in your business need to talk to your computer to give you useful insights. For that, these companies are all geared up to provide you full  proof solution corresponding to data visualizations and management.

     TempoIQ is one such company which can give wings to your IoT business idea. This company provides you with products which can connect any “thing” with a flexible data model, collect data, perform analytics, draw useful insights, give real-time alerts, host mobile application and provide cloud computing. Hence, it can turn your IoT imagination into reality.

Summary and Conclusion

     So we saw how new companies and startups have all buckled up to provide IoT and mobile app development solutions to other businesses. From creating smart offices to perform digital transactions, you can do it all using IoT. These IoT products will not only reduce your costs in the long run but will also make your business operations more efficient.

     IoT is the future, but its application depends on your business. There are always some functional areas which require improvements. Just check if any problem can be solved using IoT in your organization. Successful and long-lasting companies are those who are quick to accept the change. So, if you want your enterprise to be one step ahead technologically, then don’t forget to think about this deadly duo of mobile app and IoT.

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The story of Zoom founder Eric S. Yuan is an entrepreneurial fable that proves even the most crowded markets are never truly full.

Before launching his online conferencing and collaboration product, Zoom’s Yuan ran engineering for Cisco’s WebEx. He expanded the WebEx team from 10 engineers to 800 and grew revenues from $0 to over $800 million annually.

Yuan was the heart of WebEx from 1997 to 2011, but he wasn’t happy. The product wasn’t good enough. Yuan (and many customers) thought it was slow, multimedia streams were often shaky, and it lacked modern features for mobile.

For years, Yuan campaigned Cisco execs to let him rework WebEx and build video conferencing on the cloud, but the existing product was still earning serious cash.

His bosses saw no reason to risk a reboot. So, Yuan left in 2011 to build Zoom.

“Cisco made a mistake,” he recently told Forbes magazine. “Three years after I left, they realized what I said was right.”

Was he ever.

Zoom’s annual revenues currently hover around $331 million.

The product has over 50,000 corporate customers, including Uber, Walmart, Slack, Ticketmaster, and Nasdaq, plus countless individuals and small businesses.

And Zoom stock rose nearly 30% in the month after its mid-April IPO.

Yuan knew his new product would go head-to-head with Google (Hangouts), Microsoft (Skype), and Cisco, of course, but he was unfazed. He knew that innovation and excellence can knock out even the biggest competitors.

I’m consistently inspired by Yuan’s story.

I launched JotForm in 2006, based on the idea that everyone should be able to create simple forms that boost their productivity.

Just like Yuan, I thought there was a better way to work. And as we built a product that now serves 4.9 million people, some serious competition began to emerge.

In 2008, even Google stepped into the ring. Many of my friends and colleagues said we were done. After all, who could compete against Silicon Valley’s ultimate Goliath?

Honestly, I was devastated. I had quit my stable job to pursue this idea, and I wasn’t sure what I would do next.

But we kept plugging away, and a strange thing happened. We continued to grow. We kept innovating and improving the product, and our customers stuck with us. They even helped us to get better.

We stayed focused on one thing?—?forms?—?while many of competitors chased each new shiny object that popped up on the horizon.

Eventually, I learned an important lesson:

You don’t have to kill yourself trying to invent the next Facebook. You don’t have to disrupt an industry to succeed. You can still create significant value in categories most write off as finished.

I’ve learned that finding yourself in a well-defined market where tech giants step into the ring isn’t an excuse to quit the battle?—?I’m glad we never gave up.

Focusing on the customer, not the competition, brought us 1 million new users last year alone and we continue to grow +50K users every month?—?all without a single dime in outside funding. We are 100% bootstrapped.

Here are my key learnings from growing JotForm next to Google and other competitors who announce one investment round after another:

1. Technology doesn’t care if you’re comfortable

Every time a new technology moves beyond the fringes, you have an opportunity to improve your product?—?and if you don’t leverage the moment, someone else will.

Think about how Kodak failed to embrace digital photography (and filed for bankruptcy in 2012), or how Xerox remained fixated on copy machines, even as digital files were becoming commonplace. By the time these companies tried to play along, it was too late to catch up. Making something great is just the start. You have to keep making it better if you want to stay relevant.

A product company that doesn’t continually reinvent itself will kill the product.

At JotForm, we’re constantly probing into our weaknesses and reinventing our product. We don’t switch lanes, but we do believe in stretching ourselves as much as possible.

Innovation is essential for success?—?technology really doesn’t care if you’re comfortable.

2. New products have low visibility

Creating a new product is like driving at night. You can only see as far as your headlights.

But once more users come on board and the product begins to grow, the horizon opens up. You begin to discover what’s missing and you can reroute as necessary.

In a few days, we’ll release our new mobile app. We started working on it more than a year ago, after a user mentioned that she needed to fill in forms offline, then sync the data when she returned to the office.

Aswe started building and testing the app, we realized that we were missing some key form fields. We added functions that allow users to take a photo, draw on an image, use geolocation, record a voice, and scan QR and barcodes. We also added a kiosk mode that locks down all device functions other than the form, gave users the ability to assign and share forms, and more.

Users and customers will tell you what they want, what they like, and what they don’t want, but it takes time to implement this feedback.

Pushing for innovation gives you the lead time you need to stay ahead of the curve.

3. Complacency kills momentum

A team that keeps moving will not only achieve its goals, it will also discover fresh opportunities.

If your product is static and you’re simply fixing bugs as they pop up, you can’t imagine what’s possible. You’re not exploring. You’re not stretching the limits.

In 1983, James Dyson created the first bagless vacuum cleaner. The invention was a game-changer, so Dyson could have sat back, counted his money, and gradually updated the external parts to match color and design trends.

But he built a multi-billion-dollar company that has innovation in its DNA. Today, Dyson makes everything from hair dryers to lighting, and the organization is constantly setting new environmental and social targets.

4. Building a product also means building a team

A team that doesn’t reinvent its products can’t lead an industry. Employees won’t understand what’s happening across your market, and they won’t be challenged or engaged. Eventually, good people will leave your organization.

The best product teams are hungry to solve problems. It’s the fuel that drives their work and stirs their creativity.

Yet, even the biggest companies don’t have unlimited resources. That’s why it’s essential to keep your star players focused on just a few key products?—?and ideally, just one.

At JotForm, we can compete with big dogs like Google because we have a singular focus. All 140 of our employees are dedicated to one thing, while Google Forms is just a tiny drop in a massive corporate ocean.

How to bake innovation into your organization

Innovation demands intention. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day cycles of growing a business and keeping even a strong product running.

In many ways, I can see how the WebEx leaders were afraid to rock the boat. Hesitating to mess with a good thing is simply human nature.

Change, however, is inevitable. It’s essential to keep moving forward, or you’ll struggle to catch up.

Here are four ways to ensure you’re building a culture of innovation.

1. Establish long-term strategies

A strategy is a lighthouse that guides your decisions and priorities. Every year, I set a new strategy for the company. Sure, we still handle the day-to-day tasks of supporting customers and making small product improvements, but we also focus on a specific challenge. For example, in 2017 we reinvented our form builder. In 2018, we reinvented the forms themselves. And in 2019, we’re reinventing mobile forms with our new app.

2. Assign open-ended projects

While strategies offer guidance, they can also feel overwhelming. That’s where it helps to begin with a question. For example, we asked our teams, “how can we create a better mobile product?” That’s it.

We knew that it would work offline and include some existing desktop features, but that’s where the constraints ended.

As our teams tackled this one question, they gathered customer feedback, conducted user interviews, and most importantly, kept their minds open.

Tackling a major strategy means learning?—?and admitting when you’re lost. That’s when it helps to look at other markets and parallel industries. Examine unfamiliar products. Eventually, you’ll find your way again.

3. Don’t set deadlines

Our cultural obsession with productivity often creates unnecessary panic and stress. We worry that if we don’t set a release date, nothing will happen. In my experience, however, that’s just not true.

Once we assign product teams to tackle a big, open-ended project, we still have check-ins.

Our weekly Demo Days are a chance to see work-in-progress features and gather feedback from other teams. These sessions maintain our momentum. Yet, the teams still have time to go deep and innovate. They even have time to get bored, which is when the brain really starts to generate new possibilities.

We ensure the product has time to evolve without rushing it. Only when it looks beautiful, tests well, and operates seamlessly do we set a release date.

4. Provide real freedom

Innovation means allowing people to hack their way through the forest. Ultimately, you have to be in there, building and struggling, in order to make valuable discoveries.

And while objectives and optimizations have their place, no one creates the first iPhone or a bagless vacuum or a better conferencing product by nudging the needle just a little.

Freedom also nurtures creativity, so trust your teams. Give them the space, the tools, and the responsibility to collaborate and think provocatively.

Remember that success comes from constant, relentless innovation?—?even in a well-defined market.

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If you are a business owner, then you must acknowledge the power that having a strong online presence brings to a business.

If you don’t, then you may fall behind your competitors who know the importance of having an online brand presence.

Strong branding in the online realm has many benefits that drive people and businesses to invest in branding programs and campaigns on the Internet. One, it will make it easier to recognize your brand, which is crucial when customers are making purchasing decisions.

Aside from that, it generates customer loyalty so that your previous customers who’ve completed a transaction with your business will come back to transact again. Additionally, it will ensure that you have brand ambassadors willing to recommend your brand to their peers.

With these benefits, it is recommended that you find ways on how to build a strong online presence if you haven’t yet. With that said, below, you’ll find seven ways businesses can create a strong online presence.

Understand what your business goals are

The most common problem that businesses have when they’re creating their online social media presence is that they don’t have a goal in mind. They believe that having a social media or online presence and posting on occasion is enough effort.

However, an aimless social media account and inconsistent approaches mean that you are hardly going to get results that you want. That is the reason why the first thing you should do before starting to build your online presence is creating a business goal.

You should also make sure that you are creating realistic expectations for your business. You can’t expect an increase in profit when you’ve only started building your community and don’t yet have a strong connection with your consumers. However, if you keep at it long enough and with smart steps, you should be able to reach the goals you’ve set.

Develop a solid platform

Once you’ve set your business goals, what you should then focus on is developing a solid platform to start off your online presence.

The best place to start with your business’s platform is your very own website. If you have a fast loading and clean-looking website, it can attract visitors to look over your business more.

Aside from that, creating a high-quality landing page experience is an excellent way of optimizing your site for search engines.

Your website should contain all relevant information about your business. Make sure that the site is easy to navigate and that you create relevant content inside your website.

Make sure that your homepage, or any other website page for that matter, is as uncluttered as possible. That will contribute to a positive brand image showing your reliability and professionalism. Otherwise, your website will seem distracting and messy and unappealing to website visitors.

Keep optimizing and improving

The key to a thriving business online is to know about how to optimize your brand for search engines.

Search engine optimization or SEO is the process of tweaking your website or content so that your site will rank high on search engine results. There are many ways you can optimize your site for search engines.

One of which is by incorporating keywords on all the right places. Keywords are the terms or phrases that will help search engines filter out the right sites based on the needs of the users who searched online.

If you already have a website and content, then you might want to look back and reoptimize or optimize previous content. That will make sure that your previous efforts aren’t going to waste.

Plus, it’s always a great touch when you continuously look for ways to improve upon yourself.

Produce consistent and valuable content

Another common mistake that a lot of brands or businesses do when they try and make a breakthrough online is that they aren’t consistent. Plus, they tend to create content for content’s sake and try to ride on trends that aren’t relevant to their business.

According to VoyMedia.com, “The key to creating a strong online presence is consistency”. It doesn’t mean that you should post content all day every day to be able to have a strong online presence. As long as you stick to a schedule, then you should be fine.

Consistency does not only refer to the frequency with which you post content. It also refers to your consistency with the tone and personality of your brand throughout all your social media accounts and even in your articles.

When you’re consistent, and you create valuable, relevant content, you establish yourself as an industry expert over time. You will build a strong community based around your brand, and you will have a stronger online presence than ever.

Engage and be social

The problem with traditional media is that too often, the brand’s communication with its target audience is very one-sided. Instead of having a conversation, all you’re really doing is broadcasting a message hoping you’ll hear positive feedback in some way.

Nowadays, if you don’t try and have engaging and personal conversations with your target audience, it can make people dislike or have a negative impression of your brand. That is the reason why you should always be engaging and social on the Internet.

Although you don’t have to ride every trend that comes your way, you need only be responsive to customers. Luckily, social media is a powerful customer service tool that makes it easy and convenient to address customer concerns.

Aside from that, if you’re engaging enough and create great content, then you are more likely to attract potential clients. Don’t forget to also connect with key influencers in your industry to make it easier to engage with your target audience.

Establish relationships

Speaking of being social, creating a strong online presence will most likely mean that you have to connect and build a rapport between you and key players in your industry.

As briefly mentioned before, you shouldn’t neglect the connections you could have with key influencers in the industry. Influencers in the online realm already have a strong community and are an established authority in the field.

With that said, it is crucial that you discern who your key influencers are. There are a couple of factors to look out for.

One, you should look at their engagements instead of their following. This is because engagement shows a better overview of the people who regularly support them. Two, you should also identify who their key demographics are and whether or not they coincide with your target market.

When you have a connection with the right people online, you will have access to an audience that you previously wouldn’t have. Remember to maintain a good relationship and not just create a strong connection at the start of the relationship.

Write guest posts for related blogs

Last but not least, you should consider writing guest posts on leading blogs within your industry.

Much like how you try to connect with key influencers, the principle is the same when you write for other blogs. They have the following and the authority that you need to create a strong online presence.

Aside from that, writing for other blogs is a great search engine optimization technique because if other blogs with authority link your site, search engines are more likely to rank your website higher.

Wrap up

A strong online presence does not only offer intangible benefits such as customer loyalty and brand awareness, but it can also influence conversions. That is the reason why any business should try creating a strong online presence for themselves.

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6- The Animation Studio

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7- Pro Video Animation

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8- 3D Animation Rendering

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9- 3D Animation Inc

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