I came across a site owner stuck on some issues involved in moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted site. Her main concern was having her new site still searchable from the wordpress.com reader. It’s easy to see why, as she has built a loyal tribe of over 5000 followers. After writing a quick caveat about cheap web hosting, I didn’t think much more about it. But a follow-up comment from her the next day prompted a revisit and some more investigation on my part. And I’m glad I did.
As a site owner in a competitive environment, you need every edge possible to do well in search results. Both Google and Bing have openly stated that page loading speed plays a factor in their ranking algorithms. Page speed is clearly important, and corrective action is usually a simple task.
Have you been sitting in your easy chair too much lately, pondering the subtle differences in how to respond to someone via Twitter? No? Good. Perhaps your real-world social life is healthier than mine. But for those of you wondering whether to use the Twitter reply or mention, and how they differ…well just kick back the recliner and take a few minutes while we go over when to use each one.
This new bit of tech wizardry helps keep track of your stuff. When technology can alleviate some of life’s aggravations, you know it’s a winner.
Maybe I shouldn’t expect good customer service anymore, but I still do. When someone goes beyond good and gives excellence, I…well…I guess I write about it.
Content is what engages your site visitors. It’s the text that keeps them reading, the pictures that pull them in. It’s the audio and video clips that inform and entertain them. It’s also the magic juju that gets search engine love. Content is the lifeblood of a website. Without a consistent flow of quality content, your website is just a billboard on the outskirts of a ghost town.
A recent LinkedIn post by Fortune Magazine editor Adam Lashinsky has garnered quite a bit of attention. Oh, it’s good attention—if you subscribe to that “all publicity is good publicity” thinking, anyway. It’s also a great study in how not to use social media.
For years, content creators and SEO specialists have focused on keyword-related tactics for improved Google search result rankings. Those days…
Installing Magento has been an uphill battle. Even the simple things are a pain. When installing most applications that have file permission requirements, you get a list of what needs to be changed. Magento doles them out two at a time.
I installed php on my Mac using Macports. I guess, at this early stage in my Mac experience, that it’s…
A new wave of protests started in Brazil this week. The protests center around political corruption and irresponsible government spending….
You tend to trust a person more when you have mutual connections. I just found what appears to be a Twitter bug that throws all that trust out the window.
Microsoft apparently decided to take an unconventional approach with its latest browser offerings—they’re going to support standards.
After the recent discovery of a plugin vulnerability, I’ve been busy looking for ways to button up all areas of…
One of my clients recently found out the hard way that there’s a security hole in the tinybrowser plugin for tinyMCE. It’s a quick fix if you’re already using a session variable to manage authenticated users. But it’s not necessarily a straightforward fix if your sessions are managed by Zend_Auth or some other framework.