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Most of us – and by “us” I mean website owners with blogs – are generally concerned with traffic across our sites. Traffic is an indicator of audience. It’s an indicator of performance. It̵…
If you haven’t tried it before, broken link building can be a surprisingly effective way to get good, high quality links pointing at your site. The process is pretty simple: find websites that link to a resource, where tha…
On August 6th of the year 2014, Google made an announcement that some felt was a long time coming. In an effort to increase the overall data security level of the internet, help combat phishing and scam sites, and to push people to u…
The original concept of a pop-up is a scourge upon the world. The massive exploitation and disruption it caused cannot be forgotten, and many modern design ideas have to strive to avoid emulating them too closely, to avoid any so…
When you see a question like the one I’ve posed here, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is the concept of a bad neighborhood. I’m going to talk about that, but there’s more to the story that you might…
SEO and internet marketing is a world where numbers matter, and professionals often end up having to keep a whole list of numbers up to date, charting their growth and decline over weeks, months, and years. One of the many numbers…
Years ago, Google publicly displayed one of their core metrics for rating sites, the PageRank of the site. PageRank – named after Larry Page, one of the Google founders – was a numerical indication of the value of a s…
Domain age is a public aspect of a website, and as such it can be considered to be a part of your overall SEO. However, it’s not something you can really change. You can’t “upgrade” into an older domain na…
When was the last time you looked at your backlinks? I’m not just talking about the ones sending traffic to you, showing up in your referrals list. I’m talking about the links that have sat around for a while, the link…
Every time a user wants to reach your site, they make a call to your web server with their browser. The call goes out to load the data of the page, which includes your HTML, your CSS, and any media you have on the page. The larger the fil…