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Community Blog is an web development and design blog created by the community members of concrete5. Learn more about our contributor network and read our contributor guidelines and proposal form here.


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May 18, 2016, 11:05 AM

We love our community members. These "Featured Members" are a way for us to shine a light on the people who make up our great community.

Meet Willem. He's a veteran contributor to the concrete5 community. His most recent contribution efforts is with the security, PRB, and certification.

Now, let's hear from Willem...


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May 2, 2016, 2:39 PM

You might know Google as a search engine, but the company behind it has made investments in everything from robotics and artificial intelligence to travel and data mining. You may not be able to play with those Google robots anytime soon, but you can take advantage of other technological innovations the company has made.


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Apr 29, 2016, 4:48 PM

You have about 15 seconds to impress a visitor to your website and make them want to stay. You can do this in many ways including the design, page speed, and content. However, one overlooked method to optimize your website is to optimize your 404 error page.

A 404 error occurs when a visitor lands on a page that doesn't exist and the standard page is just the browser telling you that the page can't be found. This standard page certainly isn't going to impress anyone.


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Apr 28, 2016, 4:55 PM

Meetings by nature are not very exciting. A productive meeting can make everyone's job easier. A badly organized meeting can feel like a waste of time. Meetings are an important part of life in the office. Learning how to host more effective meetings can save a company money and improve productivity. Featured below are ways to host effective meetings.


Apr 15, 2016, 2:18 PM

We love our community members. These "Featured Members" are a way for us to shine a light on the people who make up our great community.

Meet Serene. She’s a brand new contributor to concrete5 community. Her most notable contribution efforts is with the help writing certification questions.

Now, let's hear from Serene...


Apr 12, 2016, 5:16 PM

Despite all the talk and focus on social media marketing, email remains the most effective means of reaching customers. According to a recent Salesforce Study, nearly 70 percent of internet consumers prefer email as the method of communicating with businesses. The study also indicates that 80 percent of marketers feel email marketing is crucial to business success. But here's the challenge: according to econsultancy.com, more than 200 million emails go out every minute of every day. For an email message to make it through all that noise and reach its intended target, it needs to be backed by a well thought out marketing plan.


Apr 8, 2016, 12:49 PM

Recent years have seen the SEO industry shaken to its core by a series of major algorithm updates designed to help weed out spam and make the virtual world a better place for all. Consequently, offending websites that don't meet Google's Webmaster Guidelines have seen an onslaught of penalties, some of which are applied manually. You'll know if you receive a manual penalty, since you'll receive a message in your Webmaster Tools dashboard, most likely followed by a very significant drop in traffic to your website.


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Mar 28, 2016, 12:57 PM

If you’re a Web Designer then you don’t need me to tell you how competitive it is out there.

That applies to you and to your clients.

Whenever you look there seems to be more and more competition.

So as a trusted adviser to your clients, they look to you to help them navigate a safe course for their business.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a predictable formula which was mutually beneficial to both you and your clients?