The Rapid Growth of Web Design

Posted onMonday, 21 April 2014

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Early 1990’s – Snail Paced Dial Up

The very first website was published in 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee. The internet consisted mainly of text based sites with no sign of visual considerations such as typography and imagery. Lightweight websites were built and optimised for the current internet speeds which was dial-up.

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14 Black Hat SEO Techniques You Should Stop Using Immediately

Posted onTuesday, 04 March 2014

Tagged withSEOGoogleBlack Hat

In the world of SEO, the techniques you use to improve your search engine ranking can usually be classed as either Black Hat or White Hat. Here, we will list the techniques that you should stop using and the White Hat techniques that you should be using instead.

Black Hat SEO

Black hat is everything that seems slightly dodgy, spammy or makes you think twice about the authenticity and whether or not it is worth the risk.

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4 Reasons Why Blogging is Important

Posted onMonday, 24 February 2014

Tagged withBloggingSEO

Blogging regularly is absolutely essential to your online content marketing strategy. Let’s look at some of the reasons why;

1. To drive traffic to your website - Your blog gives you the perfect opportunity to create relevant, useful content for your users. Use it as a marketing tactic to drive traffic back to your website by making your blog the foundation for all of your social media platforms. Share your blog posts across your social sites, giving users a reason to scroll through your website.

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Responsive Site Redesign: 4 SEO Considerations

Posted onSaturday, 23 March 2013

Tagged withSEOSyndicate

Whether you've already decided to go responsive or you're still considering a responsive site redesign, there are some things you'll need to look out for from an SEO standpoint.

Above the fold issues, content strategy, internal links, and mobile specifics can trip you up.

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6 Indispensable Free & Freemium SEO Tools

Posted onThursday, 06 December 2012

Tagged withSyndicateSEO

When you are working on search engine optimization for your own business or for a client’s website, you will need some great SEO tools. If you have the budget, you can certainly pay for the best SEO tools the Internet has to offer, but if you don’t, then free and freemium tools are the alternative.

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Search Engine Optimization for Newbies

Posted onSunday, 21 August 2011

Tagged withSEO

With so much information - and misinformation - available on the topic of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) it can tricky trying to separate fact from fiction.

Coupled with the fact that SEO changes only slightly less rapidly than the weather, it can be downright overwhelming to know where to start.

So, if you're an SEO newbie looking for a place to start, here's a look at some Search Engine Optimization (SEO) basics. What Is SEO?

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Search Engine Optimisation and Web Standards

Posted onFriday, 01 July 2011

Tagged withSEO

by Roberto Bell

Most Webmasters have never consider web standards when optimizing their websites for the search engines. To date, it is true that the most search engines are forgiving. However, no one can guarantee that the search engines will continue to overlook crappy codes. Having a well-formed and validated website will not only help the bots in indexing but also reduce the chances of errors when loading in the users' browsers.

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The Periodic Table Of SEO Ranking Factors

Posted onSaturday, 25 June 2011

Tagged withSEO

Search engine optimization - SEO - may seem like alchemy to the uninitiated. But there is a science to it. Search engines reward pages with the right combination of ranking factors, or "signals." SEO is about ensuring your content generates the right type of signals. The chart below summarizes the major factors to focus on for search engine ranking success.

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The Ultimate SEO Strategy is a Useful Website

Posted onMonday, 21 March 2011

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by Joel C. Carlson

The biggest challenge an ethical website optimization company must deal with is the expectations of clients. All too often a client will expect the SEO to achieve top rankings on competitive terms for a website that is nothing more than a brochure for the company. Usually this is just a misunderstanding about SEO and how search engines work.

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