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Category: Websites

Web Hosting that turns the worst nightmare into a dream host

Worst nightmare: One of my sites got hacked. Best outcome: My ass was saved. This happened rather quickly, so within the first 12 hour period I’m alerted by my hosting service about the situation. They outline in their email what happened and the steps they have already taken to eliminate the attack. Included is a bunch of technical language telling…

Killing Keyword Search with Google Tools

It’s not often I get to write about Internet Marketing related software tools from a perspective of support. Quite often, I’d be found ripping some programs apart, demanding more for the consumer. In this instance, I see extremely high value with the use of tools like this one I’m suggesting as a useful add-on tool. Many competitors of yours use…

Leveraging Existing Web Content for Optimizing Your Website

New content is important to a website, however, constantly striving to create new content can become burdensome, and more importantly, distract us from capitalizing upon the content we have that is working well. What do we mean? With the content you already have published online, our strategy is to maintain awareness of our inventory. Following some basic steps, we’re then…

A Blog with RSS Feed is Your Best Social Media Asset

Meeting with a past client over lunch recently, our conversation spent some time discussing what was happening with his new business launch and the website development he had his nephew do on his behalf. Learning that there was no blog at all included in the website delivery, I reacted strongly with disappointment and disbelief. As a past client, in the…

Engage Your Website Visitor Audience

What I’m about to say usually comes as a big surprise to many folks. Your Website is Not About You, your website is about connecting to a site visitor, and ensuring they come back and you have an opportunity to build a relationship with them. When you create your website, and add to the website, your thoughts want to be…

Using the Keyword Research to Buy the Domain Name

Once you’ve completed your research with Google Adword Keyword Tool and identified a number of potentially viable keywords, you are ready to buy a domain name. A versatile and favourite tool used to find a well-chosen domain name is found at DomainsBot.com. Entering the keyword(s) as separate words, this handy service includes a tool on the next screen containing the…

A Website’s Business Purpose vs. Client Purpose

Purpose: This is the single most important consideration to being laser-focused on your research to get the results you desire. When thinking about Purpose, most often we think about our own sense of purpose, dreams, and desires related to the business we are creating. Too caught up on this singular point-of-view, however, can and usually does interfere with reaching your…

About Your Web Hosting

Buying a domain name simply registers ownership of the domain name to you, reserving it from being scooped by anyone else. Once purchased, when the site is hosted somewhere else, the domain name needs to be pointed (directed) to the server on the Internet where you website will reside (hosted). A personal favourite web-host, Dreamhost, offers One-Click Installers, and a…

Search Engine Optimization with Google Keyword Tool

There are a number of facets to Search Engine Optimization. The first one is knowing a little more about your keywords than you may yet be aware. Google’s Keyword Search Tool is invaluable in seeing what is being searched every month, both globally and locally. Pay attention to both, as more often you’ll benefit from the Local Traffic more than…