by Becky O.
I would like to start off by saying that despite the fact that I was born in the 80s, Gmail denied me the right to create an account today due to age requirements. They then referred me to the Federal Trade Commission’s website. Apparently, you have to be at least 13 years old to open a Gmail account. I am a writer, not a mathematician, but if my calculations (and driver’s license) are correct, I am indeed older than 13. Wait, I have a driver’s license, I think that means that I qualify.
My research this morning included looking at different web designs and what made them successful. RevBuilders is in the process of designing a new website that will follow the design of this blog. It will be an updated design with new content and fresh wording. After spending time navigating through our current website and the future website (not yet live), I was able to compare the design of our sites and the design of those that I found were successful according to consumers. I came up with a couple of ideas, so we’ll see what Scot thinks about them.
I spent a lot of time dealing with Yelp today, creating an account. We are working to get all of Connor’s Pest Protection’s locations on Yelp. Currently, the only page Connor’s has is their headquarters in Springfield, VA. They have four more locations and we would like a page on Yelp for each of their locations. I spent a long time fighting with Yelp to create a business account for Connor’s. I read about what a business account does, but it took me quite a while to actually set up the page and then Yelp would not let me activate it today. I will try again tomorrow to unlock the page. The information on Yelp’s site explaining how to unlock a business page is done solely through a YouTube video. I did not find this effective as I was sitting in our office with Tamara, at her desk right behind me, and with my ear to the computer in order to listen to the video without distracting her from work. Yelp has some work to do before they are going to win me over.
I am guessing that this was not the most exciting blog you’ve read today, but if you have used Yelp, or have experience with it, please let me know. I would love to hear success or failure stories about it.