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Articles and thoughts about web design, search engine optimization and more…

 

Backlinks Gonna Jack You Up!

Here We Go Again! It always pains enrages me when I meet a new client that has been taken by an underhanded search engine optimization company.  And trust me, they are everywhere!  They honestly don't care if they burn a website to the ground, their goal is simply to...

White space is not wasted space

When designing a website or piece of media I many times work with clients who view white space as something that needs to be filled.  Often, open space motivates a client to think “what can I put there?”  It is easy for a design to get bogged down with unessential...

How your behavior affects Google

In a recent interview with techcrunch.com, Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, explains that in order for Google to continue to improve it: ...needs to move “from words to meaning.”  In other words, Google needs to understand queries better, and return results that best match...

Understanding Google & Ranking

Old dog, new tricks While most website owners are concerned about ranking well in Google, most do not have a full understanding of how Google operates and what it takes to have a well-ranking site. Some of you may be completely new to the whole industry of Search...

Do you own your domain? Are you sure?

Today I received a telephone call from a perspective client who was interested in redesigning his company website. He had not had a particularly good experience with his original web designer and was looking to end the business relationship and start over with a fresh...

Second hand pickle juice

Most of us are well aware of the dangers associated with second hand smoke, but I would like to "rant" for a moment about another second hand contaminant that is just as insidious, but less spoken of. Second hand pickle juice. I hate pickles. HATE them. They give me...

5 big no, no’s when shopping for a web designer

While not an exhaustive list (I could definitely come up with more!) here are some major things to avoid when hiring a web designer: 1. Don't let your web designer purchase your domain name for you. Suppose down the road you end your business relationship with your...

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