Sparks November 2014 -

Sparks November 2014

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Sparks on holiday in December
Sparks will be taking its annual winter break in December to rest up and eat chocolate. We’ll be back in January with news you can use and of course VisoVerbo! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

10 interface typos you don’t even know you’re making
Is it “signup” or “sign up”? Unless you are a grammar diva like Paula, you may be making these mistakes. Check it out!

4 dead ends on your website
Do visitors come to your site and then wander away without taking action? It may be because you’ve given them a dead end.

  1. Service pages You have pages dedicated to describing your product or service, but do you tell people what to do with that information? Include a call to action such as a link to your contact page and your Facebook page.
  2. Blog posts This may be the worst offender. Many businesses start a blog because they feel they “should” have one. We advise clients only to have a blog if they can update it at least once a week consistently. There’s nothing worse than a 3-post blog that was last updated in 2009.
  3. Site search “no results” page Help your visitor take a positive step when their search returns no results by including a “Perhaps you meant [list alternate search terms]?” Give them a reason to stay on your site.
  4. Newsletter sign-up “thank you” page If someone signs up for your newsletter, that means they like you. Add a widget to your “thank you” page that allows them to like your Facebook page or follow you on Twitter.





This month’s winner: Mike Sparks!
Our VisoVerbo champ wins a digital print featuring this one-of-a-kind design. Have a favorite quote or saying? Send it in! If your quote is chosen, you’ll receive a digital print of your custom design suitable for framing! Check out your competition here.

More News

What you’ve missed on Facebook
Here are some of our recent Facebook posts. “Like” us to get in on the goodness.

  • Social media campaign for breast cancer awareness
  • Game of Thrones transit map (possibly our coolest post ever)
  • Tree-shaped skyscraper design doubles as farm
  • Most depressing home offices ever
  • Spooky animated gifs for Halloween
  • The final Tower of London poppies installation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI