All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘usability’

Accessibility Information Webmasters Can Use

Web Accessibility organization WebAIM has posted results from an interesting survey on the use of screen readers. Webmasters should pay attention to this, as accessibility is an important part of your online presence, but is often ignored or overlooked. Just ask Target, who settled an accessibility lawsuit last year for $6 million.

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Gmail Makes Changes to Contacts

Google has announced four changes to Gmail’s contact manager. Each change is a feature to enhance the service’s usability.

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Google Looks At Itself Through Your Eyes

What captures a user’s attention on their screen can play a large part in whether or not they click through to a search engine result. Naturally, that makes finding out where eyeballs go on a SERP vital to their overall search experience, and hence, vital to Google’s strategy.

Google of course obtains this knowledge through extensive eye tracking research. The company has a post up today revealing some findings from their latest efforts in this area.

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New Twellow Feature Increases Usability

Twellow introduced a new feature today that allows users to easily follow and unfollow Twitterers directly from the Twellow interface. Whereas in the past, you would have had to clicked through to a user’s Twitter page to do so.

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7 Ways to Get More Conversions Out of Google Site Search

The future of search engine optimization is uncertain right now. Google is experimenting with personalization, and the need for quality, engaging, and usable content is becoming more important than ever.

One part of a site’s usability is the ease with which a user can find desired content. A common way to make this easier, is site search, which Google itself happily provides.

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Using the Data that Site Search Uncovers

I recently posted about ways to get more conversions out of Google Site Search. This was based on tips that Google itself offered for capitalizing on its potential. These tips were:

1. Make your search box easy to find
2. Make sure search is always available
3. Customize the appearance of search to fit your site
4. Experiment
5. Be open to feedback
6. Learn what users are looking for

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Mozilla Collects User Data for Usability Testing

Mozilla has a new project called Test Pilot, which it uses to test usability of its products. It collects data from users on a strictly voluntary basis, and shares that data with the public anonymously so others can use it too. In fact, the testing platform itself will be available to the public as well.

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YouTube User Created Help Center Videos Rolling In

Back in September, YouTube announced that it was calling upon users of the popular video site to make "informative and creative" videos to embed in YouTube’s own help center.

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How to Use Video to Improve Google Ranking & Conversions

Online video is consuming the web as we know it whether you like it or not. Some prefer text content over video in most cases, and that’s ok too. I don’t think text is going anywhere, but demand for video is on the rise from both consumers, and businesses looking to stay on top of their marketing. Just like not all text is great, not all video is great, but when done well, I think you will find that it offers plenty of reward.

Content and Reputation

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Delicious Adds Bulk Editing Feature

Delicious has introduced a "Bulk Edit" feature, that allows users to easily share, unshare, tag, and untag numerous bookmarks all at once. The feature is simply a way to make the social bookmarking service more usable.

Where Would This Come in Handy?

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Hulu Adds HD Embed and Queue Rearrangement Features

Today was "New Feature Tuesday" again for Hulu as part of the site’s Hulu for the Holidays run, an initiative that sees Hulu adding TV shows on Mondays, new features on Tuesdays, and new movies on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

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Gmail Makes PDF Viewing Less of a Hassle

Google has decided to make PDF viewing in Gmail a little more user-friendly. Now when you get sent a PDF attachment with a message, you will see a "view" link, which will simply open the file within your browser rather than make you download the file.

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