30+ Search Engine Optimization Techniques You Cannot Miss You completed a web site for your business about three months ago, but you are still not seeing very many people visiting your web site. You do a little research and find that your web site is buried about ten pages deep on all of the major search engines. It seems that you have created a very nice web site, but it is not optimized for search engines, so your page rank is very low. Search engine optimization has become a very large field for many different consultants all over the internet. 1. Many people do a good job putting a good description and group of keywords in their meta tags, but they do not use these same keywords throughout the rest of their web site. 2. Many search engines will try to index your site’s pages by following links to all of the different pages. 3. Flash is a very neat technology and it has its place on the web. 4. One of the best things that you can do for search engine optimization is to get inbound links to your web site. 5. 6. www or not www 7. 8. 9. 10.
Web development tips: Ten (or a few more) files every Web site needs Introduction There are a few standard files that every Web site should really have, but that most neglect. Most of these are matters of convention, not of technical requirement, but you are doing your site wrong not to provide them. Exactly how a given resource is provided depends on the Web server and Web application layers you use. 404.html When users use your Web site, they will inevitably seek resources that do not exist. A warning when you create a custom 404.html (or whatever mechanism your Web server uses to deliver a custom "not found" message): Far too many Web sites are misconfigured to deliver "soft 404" messages. about.html So why did you create your Web site, anyway? A good about.html page provides a quick overview of what your site does, maybe why you created it, why users might care, and probably has a few links to navigate back to the core functions of your site. contact.html So who are you? copyright.html To whom does this stuff belong? index.html (and index.htm) index.rss
Use Buttons Instead of Links and Increase Your Clicks There has been some research around whether using “buttons” on your website and in your email marketing campaigns as a call-to-action instead of words with links drives more clicks. It’s one of those things that every company really has to test for themselves. For businesses that market to consumers, you’ll probably find buttons like “Sign Up Now” or “Buy Now.” If you’re marketing to businesses and you offer a white paper you might use the text “Download Now” or if you’ve got a tutorial for your viewers to watch it might be “View the Demo.” Our marketing team developed a few buttons for us to use internally. In the end, it’s all pretty scientific, so as always we suggest you test both and see what works for your own audience! Some great resources I found for creating buttons: Best Practices for Using Buttons 35 Creative call to action buttons for inspiration How to Make an Effective Call to Action Button Are you seeing a better response with buttons? © 2010 – 2012, VR Marketing Blog.
Summer Festivals - Alan Taylor - In Focus Summer weather brings people together outside to enjoy music festivals, county fairs, carnivals and religious observations. I've gathered here some recent images of these celebrations, including a flaming horseman in Kyrgyzstan, Bastille Day in France, a German fun park inside a former nuclear power plant, and much more. [39 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: A girl on her father's shoulders looks through a maze of sunflowers growing in a field during a three-day sunflower festival in the town of Nogi, Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo, on July 24, 2011. A total of some 200,000 sunflowers welcomed guests for the summer festival, an annual draw for the small town. A monk wearing a mask performs a dance on the first day of two-day festival in Hemis Gompa, 45 km (28 miles) southeast of Leh, on July 10, 2011. Brazilian children of Japanese descent perform on their drums during the Festival of Japan in Sao Paulo, on July 15, 2011.
Top 6 tips for ranking high in google places | aceinternetmarketing.net Ranking in Google Places for several searches is not just easy. This also shows that Google Places has evolved to become very important. Google Places usually occupy the top segment of the result page for a search phrase. Now, what techniques are effective when it comes to ranking high in Google Places? Business Page Set Up The initial step towards ranking high in Google Places is to set up your business page. These valuable tips are too effective to be neglected!
Dot: 360º video capture for the iPhone 4 by Jeff Glasse Hey Kickstarter-onians, Thanks for checking out our project! We call it Dot. It’s a stylish, durable and downright pocketable 360º (panoramic) lens attachment and app for the iPhone 4. What does it do? Dot lets your iPhone capture immersive, fully navigable, panoramic video in real-time - and share with friends on your phone, as well as on Facebook and Twitter, or streamed online using our awesome panoramic video web platform and player. Cool, right? We're excited too. But seriously, our secret beta testers have already had a lot of fun taking it to concerts, the park, on moped rides in Italy, and showing cramped apartments to mothers halfway around the world. So? We haven’t slept much. We’ve spent the past few months researching, designing, prototyping and coding. Let's do it! We’re excited to bring our cutting-edge (read: magical) panoramic technology to a much wider audience – and even more excited to see what you guys will do with it. Thanks for your support. Kogeto team www.kogeto.com
Business Plan Archive SEO Google Search Links 50 Search engine optimization (SEO) Google Search Link List SEO Google Search Links Search Engine Optimization Blogs: The world of SEO is constantly changing because search engines constantly change their algorithms. These sites offer news, information, and tips about SEO. Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a web site or a web page in search engines via the “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results. Other forms of search engine marketing (SEM) target paid listings. In general, the earlier (or higher on the page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine. 50 Search engine optimization (SEO) Google Search Links: Information: Although blogs are going to be your main source of information, they don’t cover everything. Tools: SEO is a very time consuming process. Forums: Sometimes you are going to be unsure of what to do. Vergelijkbare berichten:
Eight Easy Backlinks from Social Media Profiles | Hostway Web Resources | Hostway Web Solutions Link-building is one of the most important activities you can do to maximize search engine optimization (SEO) for your website; it’s also one of the most daunting. Luckily, there are dozens of sites you’re likely already familiar with that can get you started. These sites provide dofollow links – also called backlinks – which incorporate HTML markup that informs the search engines to follow the destination inside the link. Dofollow links offer a wealth of benefits: They help improve indexing when good quality links are created;They increase credibility and ranking in search engines;They boost traffic to your website. Many sites alternatively use nofollow links, so it’s imperative to understand the difference between the two. Because the vast majority of social media sites only provide nofollow links, it’s important to concentrate only on those sites that allow dofollow links. Google+: On Google+, not all links are created equal. Republication Requests
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How Bill Gates' Favorite Teacher Wants to Disrupt Education In 2008, Sal Khan had a bright future making millions as a hedge fund manager. He gave it up to produce low-budget math films on YouTube for free. Fortunately, hidden among his millions of loyal students, were the wealthiest of educational philanthropists, Bill Gates and the Google Foundation. Now, with a whole lot of cash and even more street cred, Khan aims to demote the institution of "school" to just one of many educational options. Beginnings Khan Academy, the YouTube open-course series, began as verbal contract with a 7th-grade girl. Since YouTube encouraged universal access, Khan thought “Why not? “Random people started watching it, and I started getting good feedback,” Khan tells Fast Company. The Success Factor and Company Growth To his amazement, the videos were far more popular than his dedicated tutoring sessions. Five years and dozens of lessons later, the YouTube series was reaching tens of thousands of views a day. The Motivation Changes to the System
QR Codes - The Best and The Worst QR codes have been gaining in popularity in Europe & the US over the past years. Commonly used throughout Eastern Asia – including Japan and China – their uptake in the Western world has been a little slower. However, with everyone starting to jump on the band wagon, we look at a few examples of where businesses got it right, and wrong. The Big Mistakes 1. Seems obvious right… Yea, some of the worst throughout QR codes are ones that go to flash sites (I’ve seen this with plenty of alcohol brands who look to look great but they’ve just lost the iPhone/iPad audience). 2. Kind of the same as above but a bad mobile experience is as bad (or potentially worst) than just a blank screen. 3. These things can be designed people, stop chucking ugly black QR codes on your beautifully designed packaging! 4. Duh. 5. In the subway, no-one can hear you scan a QR code. The Good…. Real Estate A really good use of QR codes is in real estate – you drive past a house and want more details. At Events The Bad…
30 things you need to do to be a great web developer - Web Development - Seopher.com Posted on Monday 26th of September 2011 at 12:44 in Web Development I'm forever being asked what it takes to be a web developer; and it's not as complicated as it might seem. Learning a subset of the overall skills will get you hired, while a good attitude will keep you employed. But is that really all it takes? Clearly not. Core skills I'm not even going to discuss the concept of core skills. Accessibility and SEO I maintain that good SEO is a bi-product of strong accessibility adherence. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Security Every single developer needs to know a basic amount of security stuff; otherwise every site you build will get hacked. 6. 7. 8. 10. User experience, wireframes and basic interaction This is one of those areas that developers either don't have an aptitude for, or simply don't enjoy. 11. 12. 14. 15. Testing and risk management Unquestionably, testing is a crucial element to being a good developer. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Working with other departments 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.