Blue Snowball Microphone Review: Top 7 Benefits

  • Do you currently use a cheap microphone to create your podcasts or video slideshows?
  • Are you fed up with with the low quality sound it generates?
  • Do you want to dramatically improve your audio with a professional microphone?

For many years I’ve been using an inexpensive Logitech USB Desktop Microphone from Office Depot to record my voice when creating slideshows or doing voiceovers for my clients. The biggest problem was that they didn’t sound professional and often had to pay someone to create them. After extensive research I finally decided to purchase the Blue Snowball Microphone.

Top 7 Benefits and Features of the Blue Snowball Microphone
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Hire A Web Designer To Build Your Site: Top 7 Benefits

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Even though it may be tempting build your own website, in many cases hiring a professional web designer to do it for you makes more sense. Rather than wasting your time creating a mediocre site, spend a little bit of money upfront and get a high quality, custom website that accurately represents your business.

Here are the top 7 benefits of hiring a professional web designer:

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How to Choose A Domain Name That Best Represents Your Online Business

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One of the most difficult decisions to make when starting a online business is choosing a domain name that best represents your company.

There are 2 ways to go:

  1. Brandable Domain Name
  2. Keywords Within Domain

Let’s look at the pros and cons of each:

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Responsive Web Design vs Dedicated Mobile Website

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In my previous article I discussed what is responsive web design and its benefits. Even though Responsive Web Design (RWD) is probably the easiest and least expensive way to create a website that displays correctly across all devices (ie desktop computers, tablets, smart phones) there are circumstances where creating a separate website makes better sense.

Disadvantages of Responsive Web Design (RWD)

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Responsive Web Design: What Is It and What Are Its Benefits?

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No longer are people just accessing websites from desktop computers. With the explosion of smartphones and tablets people are now surfing the web from a multitude of different devices. They want to have access to information from anywhere at anytime. This means website owners must create a mobile version of their current desktop website if they wish to appeal to a wide audience. If not they’re missing out on sales and or subscribers.

What is Responsive Web design?

Often referred to as RWD, it’s where your website layout adapts to the viewing environment whether it is a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone. For example the Boston Globe is a good example of a responsive website that can be displayed on multiple devices.

Here is an overview of Google’s recommendations

1. Google recommends webmasters follow the industry best practice of using responsive Web design, namely serving the same HTML for all devices and using only CSS media queries to decide the rendering on each device.

2. If responsive design is not the best option to serve your users, Google supports serving your content using different HTML. The different HTML can be on the same URL (a setup called dynamic serving) or on different URLs, and Googlebot can handle both setups appropriately if you follow our setup recommendations.

Top 7 benefits of responsive web design

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12 Things Every Small Business Website Needs To Include In Its Design

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Recently I spoke with a friend who runs a retail gift shop inside a mall. He told me his sales were down because many people search for the same gifts online. He would often spend time answering questions from new customers only to have them leave and purchase the item elsewhere. He’s wondering if he’ll be able to keep his store over the next few years.

I suggested to put his store online by designing a small business website. This way he can offer the same products online that he currently sells in his retail store.

Here are 12 things every small business website needs to include in its design:

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Critical Considerations For Killer Web Design

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Some people think that throwing up any type of design for their website will be sufficient to start a successful online business. They are greatly mistaken because your website should reflect the business you’re trying to promote. Before you even begin the design certain questions should be asked.

Will your website be personal, professional or for pleasure?

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How To Find a Professional Web Designer In 7 Steps

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Your website is the first impression a visitor gets of your business so if it doesn’t look professional, loads slowly or is hard to navigate your visitors will go elsewhere. The website you got designed several years ago may now be outdated and in need of an overhaul.

So how do you find a professional web designer?

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Top 12 Questions To Ask A Web Designer Before Building Your Website

Your website is the very first thing visitors see before doing business with you so you need to find a professional web designer who will design a website that reflects your business. The first impression visitors get of your site will either inspire them to contact you or click away to one of your competitor’s websites.

Top 12 questions to ask a web designer before building your website

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How to Choose a Web Designer: Step-By-Step

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So you decided to get a professional website designed for your business but don’t know what to look for and where to find a web designer that will meet your needs.

Here are the 10 steps for sorting through the process of choosing a web designer.

1. Know the purpose of your website

Is the goal of your site to display information (informational website), sell products (e-commerce website) or to generate new leads (landing page)? Knowing this information before you call a web designer will speed up the hiring process.

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