Using the Margins in Web Design

Web Design Web Development

One of the best reasons for using a boxed website design is judicious use of the margins. As monitors get wider, the websites get fancier, the trend is to fill up the space with content and graphics. You may be doing yourself a disservice.

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The Silent (but NOT Sleeping) Giant

Amazon

There are four dominant companies in the tech world. Most people will think of three immediately - Google, Apple, Microsoft. Can you name the fourth? It's not Facebook or Twitter or any other social media company but in many ways it offers ALL of these capabilities.

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Rank Fast and Often - Blog Sense

Blogging SEO

It's fascinating to me how quickly I can get a page ranked on Google. I'm not bragging here, sometimes it's downright tough! But the things that improve your ability to rank are not necessarily the things a local SEO guru can provide as a service. YOU have to want it. Here's a case in point from my own site, down to the exact detail - you'll soon see that there's no hocus pocus here, just brute force.

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Chromecast vs. Roku vs. AppleTV vs. Everything else

Google hardware

I decided to venture outside my usual blogging sphere and discuss Google Chromecast. I have a SmartTV in my living room and even so, I have connected to it a DVD player, a ROKU box and a Chromecast. And they all have specific uses not served by the other devices. I guess we still have not met the world where everything converges into a single device.

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Detecting Hacked Sites with Google Webmaster Tools

Website Management

I'm getting 3-4 inquiries a month because of a businesses site being hacked. This is an issue that will only get worse! If you have a Word Press site, you are particularly vulnerable if for no other reason, Word Press is targeted because of its sheer numbers. By some estimates almost 50% of websites are Word Press. Word Press or not, you need to know if someone has compromised your website.

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Blogging Your Newsletter

Content Blogging Content Marketing

HEY! NEWSFLASH! Nobody reads your blog! It's not THEIR fault? Who wants to read about plumbing experiences, my latest dental exploits, what's new in the world of landscaping or heaven forbid, what Google did yesterday to screw up your SEO results! So why blog?

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Web Management is BETTER than SEO

Content

Everybody seems to want a quick fix and traditionally paying for SEO services has yielded really good results. I sell SEO services. Why would someone like me tell you NOT to buy SEO services?

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The Monster That Google Created

Local SEO Google Organic Search

When the original founders of Google left Yahoo, they left with a big idea that would literally change the world-wide-web. The simplest thing in the world - seemingly - left in its wake a huge path of destruction. If you're wondering why Google is changing their algorithms it's simply a matter of looking at the beast they created. I'm am one of those beasts. : )

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How Google Ads (Adwords) Affect Organic Clicks

Google Adwords Organic Search

"I never click those..." I hear that all the time. Google would not be the company it is today if that were universally true. But beyond the simple fact that people do in fact click the Ads on a search result page, there is some interesting data associated with how those clicks might be affecting the organic clicks. It only stands to reason. If the ads clicks go up, the organic clicks go down. You might be interested to know exactly in what manner...

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Customizing Templates For Cost Effective Web Design

Web Design

Website templates were once viewed as a boxy, one size fits all approach to building a website, They were simple to use, and the user didn't have to think about creating a professional looking site. All he had to do was edit the pictures and the text. I want to let you in on a dirty little secret. Web designers use templates! Not always but in many cases, you might think you're buying a custom designed site and really what you're getting is a customized template. Should you feel cheated?

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