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Creating Your Space joins with Google, Wordstream

cyslogoSan Rafael, Calif.—Creating Your Space (CYS), a Google Partner, is participating in a conference hosted by Google and Wordstream live from New York. Layla Altman, search engine marketing director at Creating Your Space, was invited to attend this conference along with other paid search experts and strategists from Google and Wordstream. CYS has since developed and presented educational webinars based on the key takeaways resulting from this conference.

“Our invitation to participate in this event was prompted by our status as a Google Partner,” said Jay Flynn, vice president, CYS. “We are proud to have had this opportunity and look forward to continually provide the most relevant education, best service and value to our clients.”

CYS is the flooring industry leader in the development of custom websites, SEO, pay per click and social media services for over 400 flooring stores, including a third of the country’s top 50 flooring retailers.

For more information visit the Creating Your Space website.

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Shaw continues to add to Web Studio package

With basic, custom and mobile options, dealers can have it all

By Matthew Spieler

Volume 26/Number 26; May 13/20, 2013

The home page of the Carpet Gallery in Hagertown, Md., is just one of many website designs offered through the Shaw Web Studio package.

Dalton—With 97% of consumers going online to research local products or services, Inter-net presence is more important than ever. Unfortunately, the web is still a scary place for many businesses, especially smaller operations.

But for any dealer doing business with Shaw, using the Internet does not have to be a daunting experience. In 2010, the company introduced its Shaw Web Studio (SWS) package of web products and has continually expanded and improved upon the system to keep up with technological advances and retailer needs. The most recent edition was launched May 15. Continue reading Shaw continues to add to Web Studio package

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Why you need to get in on the online experience

In honor of our forthcoming second edition of the Guide to using Social Media in Business, we’ve decided to share some statistics that didn’t make it into the update:

We all know websites are the cornerstone of any integrated business. But did you know that:

•There were 255 million websites at end of 2010

•21.4 million websites wereadded in 2010

•16.91 billion web pages exist

•There are 2 billion Internet users worldwide

•There are 273 million Internet users in the U.S.

•1.1 billion Web searches per month in U.S.

•1.7 billion terabytes of information created and stored on Web each year

One social site that didn’t make it into the guide but really should have: Are you familiar with StumbleUpon?

•2.2 million web pages added every month

•51 pages added every minute

•50.34% of U.S. social media traffic driven through StumbleUpon

•Average session on StumbleUpon is 69 minutes

Can you believe this?

•186 online videos average Internet user in U.S. watches per month

•2,232 online videos average Internet user in U.S. watches annually

•53% of employees research potential job candidates on social networks

•17% of time spent online devoted to a social network

•20% of couples now meet online

•20% of divorces are blamed on Facebook

•37 million people watched VW’s Super Bowl Darth Vader ad on YouTube

•Groupon will reach $1 billion in sales faster than any company in history

•1.5 million real farmers, compared with 80 million Farmville farmers

•90% of consumers trust peer recommendations; 14% trust ads

•Babies in Egypt have been named Facebook

•If users were citizens, Facebook would be the 3rd largest country in the world behind China and India. Combined with Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube they would be the largest country in the world. Yet, Facebook, and Twitter are technically not allowed in China so they do not count any users from the world’s most populous country, and both YouTube and LinkedIn users have had services cut off now and again.

Google+ has 26 million users, 72% of which are are male

•Most users will click shared content within the first 2 minutes. If each page view generated a second of attention we would see 90 years of attention daily

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Anderson launches new interactive website

Dalton—Anderson Hardwood Floors has launched a new interactive website designed to offer training materials, lead generation, business updates and purchasing tools to distributors and retailers under one comprehensive web portal. Showcasing Anderson’s signature organic colors and graphics, the sleek new site was built to replace the Anderson Distributor Portal, and provides distributors, retailers and salespeople with the tools needed to successfully sell and market Anderson Hardwood. Continue reading Anderson launches new interactive website