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Seo Success

When all is said and done, the only way that an Internet based business is going to thrive (even survive, in point of fact), is through ever increasing traffic to a particular Internet based venue. Traffic to a website is the key to the success of Internet business. One of the most effective methods of increasing traffic to a business website is through search engine optimization or SEO. In this day and age, a great many people continue to find out information about businesses that are operating on the Internet and World Wide Web through search engine searches. Additionally, for …

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Search Engine Marketing Guidelines

SEO guidelines also known as Search Engine Optimization set the rules used by major search engines like GOOGLE, Yahoo, and MSN, etc. to judge whether or not to include a website in their search engine results. Believe it or not , having your website included in Google results is not part of the Bill of Rights under the constitution. There are Search Engine Marketing guidelines that govern which websites are included and those excluded from their results. SEO Guidelines – Thou Shall… Write your pages for people, not for search engines. It seems obvious, doesn’t it? We have all gone …

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Google Patent Application – Seo Highlights

The recent patent application filed by Google details numerous items the search engine uses to rank web pages. The specific application is summarized as: “A method for scoring a document, comprising: identifying a document; obtaining one or more types of history data associated with the document; and generating a score for the document based on the one or more types of history data.” The patent application sheds significant light for those pursuing search engine optimization with Google. Patent applications can be difficult to understand, so following are highlights that you should consider for your SEO efforts. Update Your Site Updating …

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How To Get The Most Seo And Web Traffic Benefits From Blogging

The best way to get people and search engines (which means more people) to your website is by getting relevant inbound links. If you have some spiffy new gimmick on your website this may be easy as everyone will be linking to you. However, with a basic, solid web page the process maybe much more difficult and slower. How do you get people to link to you? The best way is to empty your wallet! Ok, just kidding, but first we will learn how easy that is. For example there is a pay for blogging service that will cost you …

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Broken Links Are Bad News

A webmaster or website owner’s role or responsibilities do not end when the website he operates goes “live” and is now accessible by visitors online. There are a whole new set of responsibilities and functions that a website owner has to assume in order to make sure that his website continuously works perfectly and is able to fulfill its intended functions. Some of the responsibilities he has to assume include providing fresh content as much as possible, submitting the website to search engines and actively looking for reciprocal links in order to raise the ranking in search engines. One of …

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The Ultimate Website Launch Checklist

Launching a website can be a huge undertaking. A successful launch requires managing many moving parts including content, design, marketing and the technical side. That’s why we have created this handy checklist for you to use on your next website launch or redesign. And don’t forget, you can get this as an interactive checklist that you and your team can collaborate around. Just create a free account with Process Street and grab it from the examples section. I also exported a PDF version from the app if you prefer that. Click Here to Download the PDF Version. Website Launch Checklist …

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Qualsys test results

Qualys FreeScan – Online Vulnerability Scan Accurately scan your network, servers, desktops or web apps for security vulnerabilities. Scanning takes just minutes to find out where you’re at risk. With FreeScan You Can: Scan computers and apps on the Internet or in your network. Detect security vulnerabilities and the patches needed to fix them. View interactive scan reports by threat or by patch. Test websites & apps for OWASP Top Risks and malware. Test computers against SCAP security benchmarks. Qualys FreeScan service enables you to safely and accurately scan your network for security threats and vulnerabilities, and experience the benefits …

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Speed up your WordPress site with 2 lines of code

In your WordPress Settings, you specify the WordPress address and the site address. Those are added in your database, and every time the developer calls it in the template, it is running a database query. These WordPress settings were introduced to override the database values without changing them : define (‘WP_HOME’, ‘http://www.mysite.com’); define(‘WP_SITEURL’, ‘http://www.mysite.com’); By adding these in your wp-config.php, you are reducing the number of database queries thus increasing your site’s performance. If you use ssl certificates, use https If your default url is not-www, then use http://mysite.com

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The Importance of Maintenance

Clients are the livelihood of our business, yet, they do not understand the technologies we use. If they do, they are probably in the wrong business. Recently, WordPress released WordPress 4.7.2 to fix a Content Injection Vulnerability. Sucuri called it a severe risk. This week, there have been hundreds of thousands of websites that have been affected by this vulnerability according to Sucuri and WP Tavern. According to the two sites, the phrases “Hacked by NG689Skw” or “Hacked by w4l3XzY3” are an indication of the hacks. Now, the hackers are hacking the hacked sites as well! so you have layers of …

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Free public domain image websites

The last thing you want is to get sued for ‘Borrowing’ an image for your site. Here’s a list of free public domain image websites Public domain images are defined as images for which the copyright has expired or never existed in the first place. They are free to be used by almost anyone for personal and commercial purposes. Museums, individuals and libraries like the Oxford’s Bodleian Library are releasing thousands of public domain images online, making them more freely available to the public. Free public domain images are an important cultural resource for everyone. But when you’re using them in design jobs you need to …

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