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A website is like a flower bed

In the old days having a website was like putting up a brochure. These days a website can’t be static. You have to tend it like a garden. Add in good content and weed out spam

SEO and SEO Scams

My customer forwarded me this today. He was worried that his website was missing out on tons of traffic. I get millions of this crap, so it’s probably easier for me to spot as spam (I added the stop sign) From: Cool sounding (English) name@gmail.com Subject: Can I give some honest feedback on your website? […]

Custom WordPress login and registration page

My client wanted to have extra forms on their user registration page on their WordPress site so they could capture more information about the visitors who signed up for their website. In the past I had used a plugin called Register Plus Redux, but unfortunately it’s not supported any more. Because of the popularity of […]

Everyone wants to optimize their website

People ask me all the time what the best way to “Optimize” their website. To be found by the search engines. When I think of the word “optimize”, I don’t think of the search engines, I think of my human visitors. What’s the best and easiest way for them to get what they want. This […]

Non sharable video embeds

A customer of mine wants to have a video site for lessons. Video is in a state of flux these days. Up until recently you could just embed a Flash stream. Then, Apple decided not to support Flash and now your iThingy won’t play it. It’s not such a bad thing. The web is much […]

How to get visitors to your site

I have written many times before that the best practice when writing new articles for your site it to write for your human visitors. So many website owners these days are putting articles on their site that are stuffed with  “keywords” looking to be found on the search engines. They don’t realize that if the […]

Website security news from Google

One of the things I try to constantly pay attention is security. Especially website security. it’s very important that you keep the programs running on your site up to date. Ones like WordPress and their plugins are constantly updating and they make it really easy to install the upgrades. usually with one click. What about […]

Starting on a new website? Read this

If you are thinking of building a new website or redesigning your old site this great post on speckyboy.com is definitely worth reading. When starting a new site I try to ask my prospective client not just, how do you want your site to look, but what do you want your site to do? That’s […]

Online Generators For Web Development

Every once in a while you run into such a great collection of tools online that you just have to stop and play with them for a while. That’s what happened to me today when I discovered this post on a site called Splashnology. There are links to so many good tools here like background […]

Why you can’t trust PayPal

There have been many times when I have recommended that my clients use PayPal for credit card processing. They are simple to set up with no upfront fees. Unfortunately they also have a long history of freezing peoples accounts for minor infractions or even unfounded accusations. Usually the problems can be resolved, but in the […]

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