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- 13 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 -
  • 12 WordPress Plugins You Should Install on Your Blog

    … in quality). Like the OptinMonster plugin, Link Patrol is a paid WordPress tool. But given the important role organic search traffic plays in many websites’ success, it’s a tool that all businesses should consider. Editor note: LinkPatrol was created by SEJ, but we didn’t ask Sujan to include it in his post. Gravity Forms Forms are a fantastic…

    Sujan Patel/ Search Engine Journalin Blogging- 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- 6 readers -
  • 7 Places to Learn to Code – for Free!

    … have built your own search engine and social network! You can browse the course materials free of charge, or take a full course with coaching for a fee. 6. Coursera Opens the Door to International University Courses Think of Coursera as a doorway to free courses from universities the world over. Their free introductory coding courses come from…

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

    … for most of you (we honestly hardly ever do this). Not to worry, using Google Trends should give at least some idea, in a creative way, about search volume. Google Trends allows you to compare the search volume between two search terms over time. This will give some insights in the volume of the search terms people use (always relative to another…

    Search Engine Journalin How To's- 19 readers -
  • 50 Awesome and Inspiring Responsive Website Designs from 2014

    …” on November 29. Screen Shot Google Glass Experiment 12/11/14 This is another Awwwards “Site of the Day” of the winner – it also was named “Site of the Day” by TheFWA. Why? Because this is a really cool and interactive site that shows the potential of Google Glass for use in sports. Not only is the high-flying imagery enough to give you a first…

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

    … users and their goals, the easier it will be to make the necessary changes to your website in order support their needs. Now you’re wondering, “How do I find out what those goals are?” Keep reading… Requirements A requirement explains what your product is supposed to do or characteristics of your product. In order for requirements to be useful…

    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- 15 readers -