Web Applications / Web 2.0 / Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Web Applications and Web 2.0 is a term used to describe the next stage of the internet where people do more things on the internet rather than on their own computer and web-pages are not just static pages of information.
Web applications are popular due to the ubiquity of web browsers, and the convenience of using a web browser as a client, sometimes called a thin client. The ability to update and maintain web applications without distributing and installing software on potentially thousands of client computers is a key reason for their popularity, as is the inherent support for cross-platform compatibility. Common web applications include web mail, online retail sales (eCommerce), online auctions, wikis, blogs, customer portals, and many other functions.
We can build the web application you need to help enable your business to grow online. Here are just a few examples of web applications we have built for our customers:
Blogs allow you to connect with your customers and offer tips, insights, opinions, and other material related to your business, products, or services by ‘posting’ short articles. You can also allow people who read your blog to comment on your ‘posts’ or ask you questions via your blog that you then respond to highlighting your industry knowledge. They give you the ability to provide both public (anyone on the internet) and private (customers / members only) content. There are many ways to use a blog but the #1 reason you should have a blog is because Search Engines LOVE them and they help boost your page ranking on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. The best way to create a blog, in terms of Search Engine Optimization, is to use your domain name and the theme (look) of your website. While the free blogging platforms work well, they get all your Search Engine traffic instead of your website. If you want to learn more about how Green Apple Webs can create a blog for your small business please call us at 618.650.8078
eCommerce / Online Store
eCommerce or an Online Store allows you to sale your products or services over the internet anytime, day or night, anywhere around the world. You can choose to allow anyone to buy from you, or only registered users, or your pre-approved partners (think wholesale). You can also choose to accept credit cards online which allows your customers to pay you immediately or you can accept the order, contact them via phone to process their payment, and then fulfill the order. We have a number of eCommerce packages available to fit any size of small business. If you want to learn more about how Green Apple Webs can build an online store for your small business call us at 618.650.8078.
Customer Portals allow you to provide exclusive and/or custom tailored content to your customers. For example, you can allow your customers to update their contact information, opt in or out of emails, obtain purchase order numbers, review purchase histories, or access content not available to others. If you want to learn more about how Green Apple Webs can help build a Customer Portal for your small business call us at 618.650.8078.
Website Advertising Content / Web Ad Content
When we say Website Advertising Content or Web Ad Content we are referring to advertisements placed on your website that when clicked may generate revenue for your company. We can help you integrate Google Ad Sense or other affiliate marketing programs like Commission Junction into your existing website. We can also build and install a custom advertising platform that allows you to control 100% of the ads displayed on your website. Our custom solution allows you to track clicks and provide analytical reports to your clients (Google & Commission Junction offer the same reporting) as well as generate revenue by either Pay per Click (PPC) or by flat rates for the number of times an ad appears on your website. If certain pages are ‘more valuable’ than others we can create zones for your site that allow you to charge different rates based on each zone ‘value’. It sounds complicate but it’s really very simple. If you want to learn more about how Green Apple Webs can help turn your website traffic into revenue for your small business call us at 618.650.8078 and ask for Tyler.
Custom Contact Forms / Custom Information Collection
Custom Contact Forms can be used for any type of data collection from perspective customers giving you information to customize an order to support / request for help inquiries for current customers. If you need or want the information we can build you a form to capture it. Once we build the form, you have the option to email it to yourself or others, save it to a database for future retrieval, or save it to a spreadsheet and email for immediate use. If you want to learn more about Custom Contact Forms call us at 618.650.8078.
Online Surveys allow your small business to gather Voice of the Customer (VOC) data to help you improve or tweak the products and services you offer to your clients. Surveys can also be used to gauge how well you are performing a service after the sale or to gauge how well a new product or service would be received by your customers. If you want to learn more about how Green Apple Webs can help your small business by creating online surveys call us at 618.650.8078.
Product Rating System
Product Rating Systems are a very simply and highly effective way to allow your customers to tell you how well they like a product or service but more importantly they can tell others how well they liked your products or services. As long as you meet or exceed your customers expectations, rating systems can be a huge boost to your business. You can even use them in your blog to allow reader to rate an article with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars depending on how valuable or even interesting the content. To learn more about how Green Apple Webs can help increase your small business revenue by integrating a rating system on your website, call us at 618.650.8078.