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Google likes mobile-friendly websites best

Google likes mobile-friendly websites best

By The Web

Yesterday, Google made a significant tweak to how it ranks websites. Simply put, if your website is not mobile friendly, chances are it’s getting pushed further and further down on the search results list. Here’s what you should know and how you can ensure you’re not a victim of the latest changes. Read More

53% of emails are opened on mobile devices

53% of emails are opened on mobile devices

By Quick Tips, Social Media, The Web

In a study just released by email testing platform Litmus, they discovered that a majority of us (53% to be exact) now read emails on our mobile devices.

I can confirm that number in looking at our own Forge3 email statistics. Last year, we saw the tipping point when mobile usage surpassed traditional desktop usage for our weekly email blasts.

Considering that smartphones and tablets didn’t exist until a little while ago, this is pretty amazing!

Here’s what you need to know and do to embrace the changing tide of email. Read More

Getting published on LinkedIn

By Social Media, The Web

In February 2014, LinkedIn began allowing all of us mere mortals to write articles on their publishing platform. Now, on a weekly basis, LinkedIn members are publishing an average of 40,000 posts. Wow! So, as we like to do, we’ve been experimenting with it the last few months (here’s a sample) and have been quite surprised at the results. Here’s what we learned and how you can benefit from posting your own articles on LinkedIn. Read More

A quick recap of #ForgeAhead2014

A quick recap of #ForgeAhead2014

By Quick Tips, Social Media, The Web

Last week, we held our first daylong seminar in front of a sold out crowd of business owners and go-getters. We called it #ForgeAhead2014 (because anything with a hashtag in front of it sounds cool). Since not all of you were able to make it, I wanted to share a quick recap of what we covered, complete with a bunch of links to some very slick web-based services and apps you may want to check out. Enjoy! Read More

Thoughts on iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Apple Pay

Thoughts on iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Apple Pay

By Inspiration, Off the Cuff, The Web

Here’s a shocker. At Forge3, we love technology. All kinds of technology. Through technology, we see opportunity. A lot of opportunity. Technology connects us. It helps us communicate. It makes us more productive. It allows us to work remotely. We can do more with less. In fact, we can literally run the entire Forge3 business from a smartphone. So, there’s no doubt that we have access to some incredible tools. And, in many ways, Apple continues to push us all ahead. Case in point – this week’s announcement of iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Apple Pay.

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Facebook bans "like gating"

Facebook bans “like gating”

By Social Media, The Web

We’re starting to think Facebook is like the weather. If you don’t like it now, just wait a few minutes and it will change! This time, they’re changing their policy around something called “like gating”. Here’s what’s happening and why it will change the way you (and we) conduct contests and giveaways moving forward.

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