Top Ten Effective Call to Action Phrases

As a design firm located in Traverse City, Michigan, Legendary Lion Web Design understands the importance of standing out in a crowd. Some of the clients we serve are in very competitive industries and need an internet presence that sets them apart from their competitors. One instrument that really makes a difference in getting our clients their “Lion’s Share of the Web” is including a call to action, above the fold, on their website.
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What is a Backlink?

Backlinks are the links that direct traffic to your website from other websites. The number of backlinks you have is an indicator to search engines of the authority or popularity of your website. Search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo will use these links to assess the order in which their search results are displayed. If you website has more high quality backlinks than your competitor, you’re on the right track to ranking higher in the search engine.

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Managing Your Interactions on the Web

Part of what makes the internet so amazing is the diversity of ideas and information that is immediately available. If you need a question answered, Google it. After that search, you may find yourself blazing around the internet looking at websites you’ve never visited before, browsing Facebook, or listening to new music. Before you know it, hours have gone by and you’ve made many new connections on the web.

It’s important to choose who and what you’re interacting with. In the age of information where you are pummeled with advertisements, call to action statements, legal statements, and shout outs to Facebook and Twitter by all of your favorite Fortune 500 companies at the end of their commercials, you naturally start improving your ability to process loads of information everyday. You try to remember what is important and discard the rest as not worth remembering.
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What is a Call to Action?

So, What is a call to action? A call to action is a statement, graphic, or otherwise loud attention grabbing ‘thing’ that asks the user to accomplish a goal. The goal should be something that the business or web application owner ultimately desires of the user. Goals are often e-mail address forms, trial sign-ups, program or media downloads, donation requests, registrations, or something of that nature.

Call to Action Buttons

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Internet Expansion IPv6 Launch Date June 6, 2012

When the internet was first created, each device required an address to uniquely identify it to the rest of the network and devices. These numbers serve much like the address to your house, only in this system the number must be completely unique to each device. Since the internet launch in 1983, millions more of devices require a number to identify them to the internet. At the rate we are accelerating these connections, the amount of addresses available are running low.

IPv6

IPv6 is a roll-out of a new system that provides plenty more numbers to identify devices with. 128 bits into address space, or 3.4×10^38th, or 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses.

340,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

There are already 5.5 billion mobile phones in the world, exhausting what would be available in IPv4 address space.
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What does Trackback and Pingback Spam Do?

Linkbacks and Trackbacks are newer ways for bots to increase the number of links pointing back to a target website. Essentially, these bots roam the web, bouncing from site to site, posting fictitious comments that include links back to their target website. This is important because search engines treat links back to a website as credibility and will rank websites higher credibility higher in search results. On the surface, that is what is happening, but the details of the process are far more complicated.

What can you do to prevent unwanted linkbacks and trackbacks? Steps you can take to prevent Linkbacks and Trackbacks

A lot, actually. Although the bots and software are becoming ever more advanced, there are preventative measures you can take to prevent these annoyances.
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Google and DNSChanger New Worm Fix

DNSChanger Worm, DNSChanger Virus. What is it? A new worm has spread that tries to redirect users to various targeted websites by modifying their DNS settings. But what does this mean for the average user?

DNS, or domain name service, is a system that allows you to type in a specific name to reach a website. For exampe, https://www.legendarylion.com will take you to the website. But there is more going on behind the scenes when you type in an address like that, or click a link from the Google Search results.

So what actually happens? When you type in a web address your computer sends a request for that name to DNS computers connected to the internet asking for which address (ip address) is associated with the name request. An ip address is similar to the your house address, it gives a location for your computer to connect to in order for you to view the website or file you’re linking to. This system allows for us to be able to remember and use names and words as aliases to numbers.
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Manage Your Website From Your Mobile Phone

This post comes to you today from my Samsung S2 Galaxy mobile phone running on the AT&T mobile network.  Legendary Lion Web Design now offers mobile management if your website as a service.  You can now manage your website from your mobile phone on the go!  Add, edit, or remove pages, share photos and comment on your live events in real time!  Updates to your website can also automatically be pushed to Twitter and Facebook!
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Cookie Cutter Websites

Services like 1 and 1 offer “build your own website” services that let you build your own website.  But what do these services really offer? The tools they provide are restrictive compared to what a web architect can offer you.
Ultimately, your main reason for using a service like this is to save money, because building a custom website with a we architect can be expensive. Well, place yourself in the shoes of a user on this cookie-cutter website. 
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Google Adds Copyright Removal Reporting for Search

Google has announced that they will begin reporting on the instances of requests to remove search results by copyright owners based on the premise of copyright infringement. The takeaway from this is that the company intends to continue to be very open and honest with its end users with the way that the search results work, without giving away the secret Google formula that creates search results.

How it works:
Google will release a report that discloses the number of requests they get, and the organizations those requests are originating from, to remove Google Search results because they allegedly link to infringing content. The disclosed information will specifically include the following who requested the correction, which organization does the requesting agent represent, and which website is being contested.
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