Website Experience

As the number and scale of home builders enjoying the power of Homefiniti grows exponentially, we’re fortunate to be challenged with the never-ending improvement of the platform. In 2018 we released over 100 new features and enhancements to make Homefiniti more powerful… so far. When sales and marketing teams are managing hundreds or thousands of listings […]

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Why is your Google Map Broken?

| Dennis O'Neil

Have you noticed an epidemic of broken interactive maps on websites that used to work just fine? You may have been greeted with an image like the one below instead of the interactivity you were expecting. Website owners and developers have enjoyed the power and freedom of Google Maps for many years, but for some […]

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Mobile vs. Desktop. Who’s on the Ropes?

| Dennis O'Neil

In this final installment of the mid-year 2014 Builder Web Stats report, we dive into the trends of mobile device usage and traffic. Mobile device traffic has been on the rise since we’ve been measuring it, but has more recently hit some major milestones. Watch the video now for a can’t miss perspective on how […]

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Is a Bounce Good or Bad?

| Dennis O'Neil

We’re now in our 4th year of Builder Web Stats reporting, and this may be the last time we include a global bounce rate statistic. After logging more than 10,000,000 page views, the ability to learn something valuable from this number alone may not be possible. “How does our bounce rate compare with other builders?” […]

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A Glimpse into the (not so distant) Future? [UPDATED]

| Dennis O'Neil

A few week ago Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) tweeted a photo from inside the Hyatt Hotel in Santa Clara, CA. The photo, as you can see below shows how the hotel manager rolls around the hotel while remaining stationary. As you can see, this rolling stand with an iPad mounted on top allows the hotel manager […]

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Testimonials are Dead

| Dennis O'Neil

Testimonials rely on the concept of “social proof”; the idea that we look to others to help determine how we should behave. For this reason, testimonials are a powerful component of advertising. As with most things, overuse and abuse has diminished the effectiveness of the typical testimonial. Something more authentic is the only way to […]

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Your Home Page is your Elevator Pitch

| Dennis O'Neil

I expect you would agree that the sales process is different for customers already familiar with your brand, than it is for those who are not. If your website is performing like it should, it is exposing you to lots of visitors previously unfamiliar with your company. For this reason, most businesses need their website […]

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