segunda-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2014

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google's Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a tiny, Philadelphia-based startup, go up against Google? One way, he wagered, was by respecting user privacy. Six years later, we're living in the post-Snowden era, and the idea doesn't seem so crazy.

In fact, DuckDuckGo is exploding.

Looking at a chart of DuckDuckGo's daily search queries, the milestones are obvious. A $3 million investment from Union Square Ventures in 2011. Just prior to that, a San Francisco billboard campaign. Inclusion in Time's 50 Best Websites of 2011. Each of these things moved the traffic needle for DuckDuckGo, but none of them came close to sparking anything like the massive spike in queries the company saw last July. That's when Edward Snowden first revealed the NSA's extensive digital surveillance program to the world. The little blue line on the chart hasn't stopped climbing north since.

"Every year, we've grown 200-500%," Weinberg says. "The numbers keep getting bigger." As of early February, DuckDuckGo was seeing more than 4 million search queries per day. One year ago, that number had just barely broken 1 million.

Surprisingly, the sudden success didn't send the site crashing down. Nor did it change the company's stripped-down, razor-sharp focus. Here's how one small company is slowly, surely beating its way into the most monopolized category in technology.

segunda-feira, 16 de setembro de 2013

O que é prioritário na caixa de entrada do Gmail

Conforme mostra a figura abaixo 7% das mensagens foi parar na pasta de prioritários.


sexta-feira, 13 de setembro de 2013

Email Client Market Share

Segue abaixo uma classificação feita pela Litmus em Agosto de 2013:


segunda-feira, 24 de junho de 2013

Voltamos com tudo!

Em breve novos posts, aguarde.

sexta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2012

Black Friday 2012 nos USA


quarta-feira, 1 de agosto de 2012

Site search for e-commerce: 13 best practice tips

An effective site search function on an e-commerce site has a number of potential benefits. Customers are accustomed to finding results quickly and (mainly) accurately from search engines, and will expect a similar experience on e-commerce sites.

On e-commerce sites, up to 30% of visitors will use the site search box, and each of these users is showing a possible intent to purchase by entering product names or codes.

Here are some tips and examples showing best practice in search box placement and design...

Why do retailers need site search?

Improved sales. Effective site search means better usability, so customers can find things more quickly. This can translate into higher sales, as customers who find what they are looking for easily are more likely to make a purchase, while site search also offers opportunities for merchandising. 

Higher conversion rates. More intuitive search and navigation means higher conversion rates.
Increased site usage. A better user experience means that customers are more likely to spend more time on the site, and can boost the number of registrations and return visits.
Improved customer retention and loyalty
. More loyalty as customers know they can find products more easily. 

Improved branding
. Improving user experience means more customer satisfaction, and a better customer journey compared to competitor websites.

Site search best practices

Offer a site search function
"What incredible insight" you're thinking, but you'd be amazed that some big name e-commerce sites don't actually offer this.

See more: Site search for e-commerce 13 best practice tips

quinta-feira, 12 de julho de 2012

less : The dynamic stylesheet language.

Introdução, ver artigo no site da Caelum, também indico uma visita ao site oficial LESSCSS.
Aproveito para indicar o Blog de Web Design da Caelum com vários artigos legais.
Boa sorte...