Webmaster Resources

  • 6 Clever Uses of Domain Extensions You’d Never Think of Registering

    … Domain extensions are not just for your website anymore. They represent and provide an online connection for a company or individual, a marketing campaign, a tracking device, a delivery device, and redirection from one to another. Domain extensions can be many things. Have you tried to register a domain name and found that it is not available…

    Search Engine Journal- 12 readers -
  • How to Buy an Online Business: 8 Funding Options

    … Editor Note: we know that buying online businesses can be a tricky business. As Mark suggests below, make sure you educate yourself and only choose an option that will work for you. While there are a lot of great reasons to buy an online business rather than starting from scratch, there’s always one major objection: buying an established…

    Mark Daoust/ Search Engine Journalin How To's- 6 readers -
  • 6 Responsive WordPress Themes to Comply With Google’s New Algorithm Update

    On April 21, 2015, Google released yet another algorithm update, this time focusing on mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. While many websites weren’t at all bothered by the news, since the merits of responsive design have been discussed for years, still some weren’t ready. Using a responsive WordPress theme solves that problem, since it allows the design to adapt to an ...

    Search Engine Journal- 11 readers -
  • 12 WordPress Plugins You Should Install on Your Blog

    Is your blog looking a bit run down? Maybe it isn’t functioning as well as you’d like? Your blog represents your company’s headquarters online, so if it is not performing up to your expectations, it is time to upgrade it with some simple plugins. Any of the following tools will help spruce up your site and simplify your marketing activities: Click to Tweet Obviously, you wan ...

    Sujan Patel/ Search Engine Journal- 10 readers -
  • The 6 Key Steps to Improve Your Website’s Loading Speed

    … Throughout 2014 (and the decade prior), Google hasn’t been shy about telling people what its algorithms are looking for. Initially, algorithms targeted spammy backlinks, keyword stuffing, and domain ownership, but those factors gradually transformed into the Google criteria we know and follow today. Now, many years after the company began…

    Larry Alton/ Search Engine Journal- 5 readers -
  • 7 Places to Learn to Code – for Free!

    … designed to build hands-on experience. You can choose from a variety of courses including HTML & CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Python, Ruby on Rails and more. Here, you’ll learn how to code, but you won’t gain a deep understanding into why you’re doing anything you’re doing. There are other resources for that, but if you’re a marketer or you’re…

    Larry Kim/ Search Engine Journal- 10 readers -
  • How to Choose the Perfect Focus Keyword

    … content will increase your findability. But how to choose the perfect focus keyword? Especially when you’re blogging and focussing on long tail keywords, it can be quite hard to decide which keywords to optimize for. In our view, there are at least three things you should do before writing an amazing (high quality) text. Choose a Focus Keyword…

    Search Engine Journalin How To's- 18 readers -
  • 50 Awesome and Inspiring Responsive Website Designs from 2014

    … You probably heard retailers began their holiday season with record-setting sales during “Cyber Week” – the shopping period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Real-time data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark shows online sales grew 8.5% since 2013. Even more interesting, although not surprising, was the fact that “mobile sales up 27.6…

    Albert Costill/ Search Engine Journal- 9 readers -
  • Using Requirements to Improve Usability For Your Website

    … users achieve their goals. In other words, functional requirements explain exactly what the product does. Business rulesTransaction corrections, adjustmentsAdministrative functionsAuthenticationAudit trackingExternal interfacesCertification requirementsReporting requirementsHistorical dataLegal / Regulatory requirements 2. Non-Functional…

    Shane Jones/ Search Engine Journal- 6 readers -
  • How to Track The Impact of Your Website Redesign

    … When a website redesign takes place, the first thing I’m always interested in is how that redesign translates into better marketing performance. If you’re an SEO or an online advertiser who owns his or her own business, you may feel that your website needs a “face-lift” from time to time to maintain that fresh look and feel. Instead of just…

    Sergio Aicardi/ Search Engine Journalin SEO How To's- 14 readers -