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The importance of keywords for on-page SEO

How often should I repeat my main keyword on a page? Should the keyword only appear on one page, or on every page of my website? What is the importance of keywords in the URL? What about close variants, plural and singular? Fortunately, the over-emphasis on keywords is a thing of the past. But a […]

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Comparing SEO Tracking Tools: free alternatives to AuthorityLabs

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s unpaid results. If your site is higher ranked on the SERP (search engine results page) it will generally get more visitors, more ad views, more sales etc. Many businesses target a lot of keywords […]

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Switch from Godaddy (WordPress.org) to WordPress.com for SEO

Happy New Year everyone. Some more notes about SEO and WordPress and various hosting options… An interesting account of one person’s experience with Godaddy and WordPress Hosting. Continual frustrations, annoyances and poor value for my money I switched from my old hosting provider (Godaddy), to WordPress.com because Godaddy was giving me issues every other week, […]

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WordPress SEO Research Tools

In this article I will review some web-based tools and some WordPress plugins that can help your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) process on your website. Web-based tools Google AdWords Keyword Tool This tool helps you evaluate the usefulness of keywords and helps you find related terms for your WordPress based site.  Just input a series […]

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WCSF: Notes from WordCamp 2011 (part 2: WordPress theme framework review site?)

One framework to rule them… One idea I had recently (and discussed with Ryan of WPCandy and others at WordCampsf2011) was to create a WordPress theme framework review site. I’d like to present this idea here and see if anyone is interested in pursuing this idea with me. There are so many frameworks out there. […]

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Free WordPress Workshop by HelloARI: Web sites for Performing and Visual Artists in Chicago

  Peter McDowell and I will offer the free workshop “WordPress Web sites for Performing and Visual Artists” at the 2011 Creative Chicago Expo on March 12, 2011. The Expo is held at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington and offers free admission. Using dynamic discussion and visual examples, this workshop will go through […]

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JCSEO: Dirty Little Secrets

The New York Times had a long article about Black Hat SEO they uncovered for JCPenny.com over the last few months. Google has severely lowered their ranking as a result. …the digital age’s most mundane act, the Google search, often represents layer upon layer of intrigue. And the intrigue starts in the sprawling, subterranean world […]

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WordPress com-vs-org

The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org can cause some confusion. Overall WordPress.org allows for complete customization of display/design/branding and also full control over  functionality. Design: .com has limited number of themes to start with. every theme has some customizations like header/logo and bg color. paying for css upgrade gives another layer of possible customizations. .org allows […]

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Register.com’s sinking prices: try coupon “RENEW77”

I have worked with a number of registrars over the years and they’re all bad. Bad  UI design, constant upsells and confusing policies. On top of that they make it so annoyingly hard to transfer from one bad option to another. But when they start charging exorbitant rates that is going too far! Register.com seems […]

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Design To Sell: User Experience Optimization

Some recent links for geneal inspiration when staring at a blank Photoshop browser chrome… Your homepage’s primary real estate (the top left corner, middle section above the fold and the primary navigation) must answer the following questions for your visitors: Who are you?  What do you have to offer me? How do I learn more? […]

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