Why Your Website Sucks – NorthIQ

The NorthIQ Website

Once upon a time we had a cool website, it had a bunch of pages that nobody visited, and some content that nobody read.

In January 2017, I decided to rip it to the bare studs and redo it. My plan was to post a blog post every single week in 2017, and I wanted to focus on the content only.  I used the default WordPress 2017 template, and got to work making it pretty.  A few hours later, I relaunched the site with the new template.

“That’s it?” Craig said. “This website is pretty bland isn’t it?”

“Yup” I replied. “It’s content first. Let’s see what works and what doesn’t, and we’ll see where we go from here.”

It’s been seven months since I launched that “temporary website”, in that time we have launched many different client sites, and we’ve completed untold other things, and yet NorthIQ is still using a temporary website.

This is what is wrong with that website. Continue reading “Why Your Website Sucks – NorthIQ”

We Want to Make Your Business Smarter!

NorthIQ Email Newsletter

My favourite email every week is Mark Evans Weekly Startup newsletter.  Not only does he feature some of his own content every week, but he rounds up a ton of other content each week.

It’s a curated email of incredibly valuable information. Check out a recent issue of the newsletter.

Craig and I send each other links almost daily. The other day he asked a simple question.

“This is cool stuff, why don’t we share it with more people?”

It was so obvious! Of course, why aren’t we sharing this out? We’ve got the tool (MailChimp) to do it, we even have a small mailing list.

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Huge Updates Coming Soon to Manage Comics

Manage Comics Tasks

Manage Comics has been around for a little over a year now, and we’re really happy with where it is. We’ve had a year of heavy usage, we’ve monitored trends, and we’ve seen places we can improve.  Plus we actually talked to our users, which gave us an entirely different point of view.

The first thing we did was actually speak with the first beta user of the site. Peter runs All New Comics, and he’s been integral to getting Manage Comics working (including being our first customer). He’s had a few requests, and we’ve tried to accomodate him with little things here and there. Continue reading “Huge Updates Coming Soon to Manage Comics”