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SEO series part 5 – Quality guidelines from Google
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If you have a Google Webmaster and go to the tools' section, you will see that the search engine king highlights a long list of quality guidelines. They mainly describe the "what not to do" on your website. Over the years, bad online marketers have used non ethical and unreliable methods to attempt to trick Google and other search engines. Some of these tricks may have worked for a few weeks or months but, eventually, it always backfired and the poor site owner was left with a website t...

SEO series part 4 – Technical guidelines from Google
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We spent the past two weeks reviewing the 10 recommendations offered by Google itself to ensure top ranking for your website. In this post and video, we cover part 2 of the 3 part-guidelines from Google. Today we chat about the technical guidelines. Though they can be intimidating, they are nonetheless extremely important to optimizing your website. =1= Google recommends to allow all of your site's files to be crawled. By this they me...

SEO series part 3 – More on design and content guidelines
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Last week in our webinar, we discussed the webmaster guidelines presented by Google. We spoke in details about the first 5 of the 10 specific items Google wants and expects to see in the design and content of a good website. By doing what the top search engine wants, you ensure top ranking for your website for the keywords of your choice. Ranking on #1 on page #1 (or close to that top spot) will guarantee more visitors to your website therefore help you increase your visibility and revenue strea...

SEO series part 2 – Design and content guidelines from Google
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In recent years Google has offered "guidelines" to webmasters to help them better rank the websites they design. It is a full time job to keep up with the guidelines' continual changes but a good web designer should make it a priority in order to better serve his or her clients. Google currently organizes its recommendations into three distinct sections which we will be reviewing over the next three weeks. =1= Design and content guidelines =2= Technical guid...

SEO series part 1 – Forwarding versus pointing multiple domain names to the same website
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Why do people register multiple domain names? Many business owners register multiple domain names for various reasons. =1= In most cases, it is done to protect their brand such as registering the same name with different URL extensions ( .com, .net, .info, .org, etc.) or registering domain names that are similar to their company name or their brand. =2= There are ti...

New Trend – Earning rewards when using Bing
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Bing is thinking outside the box to gain market share against the mega power Google. Since the release of their search engine, Bing has worked hard to stay relevant with new modern design, interesting features, and efficient ways to navigate. Now they are offering Free Rewards if you use their search engine for your Internet searches. How does it work? As they describe it, it works similarly as a frequent flier program. You earn points when searching Bing on your desktop a...

What is Microsoft Edge?
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You may have heard the words Microsoft Edge but are still wondering what it is. Guess no longer. It is the new replacement for the Internet Explorer browser. Most of us are very happy to see IE (short for Internet Explorer) go away. As web programmers, we spent countless hours making websites work well on IE while other browsers had no issues displaying great websites using up-to-date coding techniques. When Microsoft announced in January of 2015 the release of their new browser...

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