e-Works http://www.e-works.am Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:01:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=266 5 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS WEBSITE… FAST!http://www.e-works.am/2014/10/5-easy-ways-to-improve-your-business-website-fast/ http://www.e-works.am/2014/10/5-easy-ways-to-improve-your-business-website-fast/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:12:36 +0000 http://www.e-works.am/?p=2096  Here are 5 simple changes you can make to improve your website.   5easyways-feature

They’re fast.
They’re easy.

And your webmaster should be able to make them for very low investment.

Ready? Let’s go!

#1: Make it painfully obvious what’s clickable.

It seems so simple, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, far too often we see websites where links get lost because they aren’t underlined or they’re too light of a color.

If your website visitors have to think about how to navigate through your website, you’re losing opportunities.

So: Underline or bold or darken your links. Create buttons that pop. Make sure that everything on your site that’s clickable is obviously clickable.

#2: Tell your website visitors what you want them to do.

When people visit your website, you want them to do something: Request a quote. Make a purchase. Subscribe to your newsletter. Visit an important page.

Even if it seems obvious what you want them to do, be sure to tell them.

Go through each web page in your site and identify which ones are “dead ends”—pages that don’t include a clear call to action. Add in text or buttons that highlight what you’d like people to do next, especially at the end of each page.

Bonus tip! If you include a reason as to why people should take action, it’s proven you’ll increase the likelihood they’ll actually take that action. (Go figure!) Here are several examples: “Complete this conversation request form and you’ll be taking the first step towards a profitable website.” “Sign up for our blog to receive free tips on how to make your site more effective.”

#3: Make it crystal clear what your business does, particularly on your home page.

This is especially important if your business name isn’t overly descriptive. If people arrive on your website and they haven’t heard of your business before, briefly explain what you do. You can do this through your tagline. Or your main headline. Or even a brief description in the upper right corner of your page.

If people land on your site and they aren’t instantly clear on what you have to offer or how you can help them, they’ll leave for another business. You only have a few seconds to engage visitors. Make the best of those few seconds!

#4: Clearly describe your geographic reach.

We’re always surprised when we come across local business websites that don’t specify the geographic areas they serve.

Clearly sharing your geographic reach can make a positive impact on your search rankings, particularly if you depend on local search results for web traffic. But even more important, if you have website visitors who are researching their options, you’re making it very easy for them to know whether you’re a good geographic match. You aren’t eliminating potential prospects because they can’t determine what areas you serve—and thus leave your site for good.

#5: Make it very easy for people to contact your business.

In other words, take away any barriers that might prevent potential customers from reaching out to you. You want contacting you to be as easy as possible. Here are a few examples of the types of tweaks you can make to your website so your company even easier to contact:

  • Include your phone number in the upper portion of all pages in your site.
  • Make the link to your “Contact” page a clear element in your top navigation.
  • Add your phone number, email address and/or physical address to your footer.
  • Incorporate a simple contact form. (Want an easy online form builder? Check out Wufoo.)
  • Make your email address clickable and large enough to see.

Ready to get started?

Great! Use this post as a checklist, and you’ll be cruising in no time.

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First technology center opens in Gyumrihttp://www.e-works.am/2014/09/first-technology-center-opens-in-gyumri/ http://www.e-works.am/2014/09/first-technology-center-opens-in-gyumri/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:54:54 +0000 http://www.e-works.am/?p=2034 The large scale program of recontructing Gyumri into a technocity launched with te opening ceremony of Gyumri’s technopark 13 September, 2014.  e-Works  with its Gyumri branch became one of the leading companies of the center.

Gyumri technology center was founded as a result of cooperation between the Armenian government, Enterprise Incubator Foundation, and the World Bank. After investment of AMD 700 million and preliminary works of 6 years the technopark opened its doors in front of IT enterprises. The technological center will provide information and incubator services to the startups to promote their production and help with exporting it abroad. Around 300 experts will be trained at the center which has 60 employees and 100 students at the moment. The center will have not only an educational, but also a scientific and research center, where locl and international authoritative organizations will extend activity. e-Works became one of the first organizations with a sustainable and functional branch established in Gyumri (Photos see below).

This strong movement aims to change the atmosphere in the city and create a productive incubator for start-ups and young companies. It will use the city’s creativity and technical skills to make the city competitive in the modern business market and transform it to the second technocity after Yerevan.

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3 MIRCO-TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR EMAIL NEWSLETTERS’ SUBJECT LINEShttp://www.e-works.am/2014/07/3-mirco-tips-for-improving-your-email-newsletters-subject-lines/ http://www.e-works.am/2014/07/3-mirco-tips-for-improving-your-email-newsletters-subject-lines/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:12:29 +0000 http://www.e-works.am/?p=1898 While marketers besiege our inboxes with thousands of emails/email newsletters each week, only a small percentage of those icon-257 (1)emails are ever opened.

So why do some business’s email newsletters get opened at astronomically higher rates than those of other businesses?

It often has to do with the email newsletters’ subject lines.

The Nielsen Norman Group has conducted research on this subject and offers simple tips about email subject lines you can implement immediately to begin improving the open rates of your email newsletters.

Micro-Tip #1: Be crystal clear + simple

Many marketing professionals think that making their subject lines somewhat vague or generic will entice recipients to open their emails.

In fact, research shows that the exact opposite is true.

So, quite simply: be clear, straightforward and specific.
For example, the Word of the Day emails from WhatIS.com—which have exceptionally high open rates—provide the word of the day right in the subject line, like this:

Word of the Day: COPE

Perfect.
Recipients know what they’re getting. Straightforward, obvious, crystal clear.

Micro-Tip #2: Don’t be vain, exclude your name

You have a limited amount of space for your emails’ subject lines—about ~40 characters—that will be displayed in your recipients’ email inbox views.

Because of such incredibly limited real estate, if you already have your company name in the sender information, don’t repeat it in the subject line.

For example, let’s say your business is XYZ Company. If your business’s name is already displayed in the “From” line, don’t have your subject line read:

XYZ Company | Funny Video of Cat

Instead, omit your company name:

Cat Chases Fly Around Room

The second option is more descriptive, interesting, and you’re not wasting valuable real estate with your company name, which is information that’s already displayed in the “From” line.

Micro-Tip #3: Skip the special characters

We’ve seen it.

And it’s usually not pretty.

We’ve seen businesses (and even our own clients) trying to add emphasis or interest to their emails’ subject lines by using special characters. (Think stars or, even worse, hearts.)

The problem here is that many people’s email programs don’t display special characters correctly, if at all.

The example below shows what an email from Carter’s looks like to a standard recipient; note the problem where the hearts were supposed to be displayed:

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And that’s it for today, everyone. Three simple tips you can start using immediately to increase the open rates of your emails and email newsletters. Enjoy!

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Our French partner Web-ISI director general visited Armenia with Francois Hollande’s delegationhttp://www.e-works.am/2014/06/our-french-partner-web-isi-director-general-visited-armenia-with-francois-hollandes-delegation/ http://www.e-works.am/2014/06/our-french-partner-web-isi-director-general-visited-armenia-with-francois-hollandes-delegation/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:55:41 +0000 http://www.e-works.am/?p=1842 Our French partner Web-IS director general visited Armenia with Francois Hollande’s delegationDirector General of French Web-ISI company Armen Mnatzakanian visited Armenia together with other businessmen accompanying President Francois Hollande during his trip to  Armenia,  Nouvelles d`Arménie reported. 

Our French partner Web-ISI, a company working in IT sector for over 10 years, is chosen as an enterprise representing successful economic cooperation between Armenia and France.

Armen Mnatzakanian says one of the advantages is an opportunity to use experience and contribution of French and Armenian employees. A 35-member Armenian team of skilled engineers quickly responds to the most difficult tenders, he says. 

Armenia-France business forum was hold within the framework of Hollande’s two-day state visit to Armenia.

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e-Works in CEBIT 2014http://www.e-works.am/2014/03/e-works-in-cebit-2014/ http://www.e-works.am/2014/03/e-works-in-cebit-2014/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:49:52 +0000 http://www.e-works.am/?p=1734 This year e-Works joined the leaders of the world IT industry and took an active part at CeBIT 2014, Europe’s premier tech trade show, from the 10th until the 14th of March 2014 in Hanover, Germany.

The IT trade show CeBIT has been an important platform for several IT companies from around the world for last 27 years. This IT show is organized specially to help companies display their innovations and present new trends in technology. 2014 was another such year for CeBIT that proved to be a common platform for various thought leaders and a great avenue for the industry to showcase several technology solutions, current trends and capture the future inclinations. This year also, CeBIT defined the latest IT trends, presentsed talks by high-calibre speakers and forward-looking panel discussions, and showcases product innovations from all over the world. 

We had a great opportunity to present e-Works on European markets  and made a big number of interesting contacts.

Photos below:

 

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OUR PARTICIPATION IN CEBIT 2014http://www.e-works.am/2014/03/our-participation-in-cebit-2014/ http://www.e-works.am/2014/03/our-participation-in-cebit-2014/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:15:39 +0000 http://www.e-works.am/?p=1710 cebit-2014-for-blogCeBIT is the world’s leading international event of the digital industry. The unique combination of exhibition, conferences, keynotes, corporate events and lounges is a major driving force for efficient business contacts and business success.

e-Works will participate at CeBIT,  in order to strengthen its presence on European markets. The trade show will continue from the 10th until the 14th of March 2014 in Hannover, Germany.

We’ll be back soon with more info and photos…

 

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Meet our Teamhttp://www.e-works.am/2014/03/meet-our-team/ http://www.e-works.am/2014/03/meet-our-team/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:07:18 +0000 http://www.e-works.am/?p=1703 We work, organize, learn, think and create together. We do everything with our core values of hard work and trust.


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New Website Launcheshttp://www.e-works.am/2014/03/new-website-launches/ http://www.e-works.am/2014/03/new-website-launches/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 07:43:46 +0000 http://www.e-works.am/?p=1650 e-Works have recently launched a number of new websites for our clients. Please see links and information below and let us know what you think.

Laura Ashley Armenia

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Laura Ashley Armenian Brand Store website design and development.

http://www.lauraashley.am/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuerte Hotels                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

fuerte-hotelsDevelopment of the Russian, Norwegian and Swedish websites for luxury hotels chain in Spain.

http://ru.fuertehoteles.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mommy Brand Store

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Mommy Children Clothing Brand Store website design and  development.

http://www.mommy.am/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sixt Armenia

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Sixt Car Rental website design and development.

http://sixt.am/

 

 

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New IOS Application Armenia Business Guidehttp://www.e-works.am/2014/02/new-ios-application-armenia-business-guide/ http://www.e-works.am/2014/02/new-ios-application-armenia-business-guide/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:55:27 +0000 http://www.e-works.am/?p=1642 app

We proudly present this mobile application for iPhone/iPad. This is a multilingual, web based application with intuitive interface and user friendly content management system.
The application provides foreigners with an introduction to the main laws and regulations that might affect the to the main laws and regulations that might affect the attracting the interest of investors towards Armenia.

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French-Armenian Economy Awardshttp://www.e-works.am/2013/06/french-armenian-economy-awards/ http://www.e-works.am/2013/06/french-armenian-economy-awards/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:58:50 +0000 http://blog.e-works.am/en/?p=819  photo-1The Gala Closing of the French-Armenian Excellence Week organized by the French-Armenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFA) and under the patronage of the municipality of Marseilles was held in the hotel “Massalia” in Marseille, on June 22. The “French-Armenian Excellence Week” awas supported by a number of French-Armenian organizations, as well as French and Armenian media outlets.

During the evening more than a dozen
photo-3 “French-Armenian Economy Awards” were distributed. Among the guests participating in the evening were Hranush Hakobyan (Minister of Diaspora RA ), Varujan Voskanian (Romania’s Minister of Economy and Commerce), Valérie Boyer (a member of the National Assembly of France) and many other famous people.

 

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