If a provider fails to meet their guaranteed up time, you can usually get your hosting charges waived for the month. If it happens regularly, you can literally go months without having to pay fees. Sounds nice, but it's really not adequate compensation for the amount of traffic, and perhaps business, you lose while your website or email is not functioning as it should. If you are currently with a host that goes down more than a couple times a year, you may want to reconsider who you host your website with. … [Read more...] about Choosing a Web Host Provider That Won’t Jack Your Rankings
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automatically add and use plug-ins).Easy to CustomizeOne of my favorite features of WordPress is the thousands of plug-ins that are available (for free) for almost any need. A few that I love and recommend are:WP-Spam Free: (by SEG writer Scott Allen) helps prevent comment spamAll-In-One SEO: adds fields for Titles and Descriptions on every post/pageCforms: customized contact formsSociable: adds buttons that allow visitors to add your content to sites like StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious, and many othersExclude Pages: allows you to leave pages out of the navigation when neededFlickr Photo Album: create photo albums/galleries/sidebar widgets on your website from your Flickr feedBreadcrumb Navigation XT: for slightly larger sitesWordPress Database Back Up: set this to automatically back up your site periodically, or run it manuallyRecommendations for Whimzie QuiltsWhimzie … [Read more...] about Site Clinic: When “Free” Actually Costs More
Video integration. The presence of video itself affects the most important SEO ranking factor: content. Video is evidence of quality content, and as part of a media mix on a site, it helps send signals to search engines that your page or site contains rich media relevant to search requests. It is expected that search engines will continue to increase the ranking factor of including video as consumers demand video in search results. So having video on your site will boost page rank. … [Read more...] about 8 Tips to Boost Your Site’s SEO With Video
Trond Lyngbø is the founder of Search Planet and a senior SEO Consultant. He has over 10 years of experience in SEO, e-commerce, content strategy and digital analysis. His clients include multinational Fortune 500 corporations and major Norwegian companies. Trond has helped grow businesses through more effective search marketing and SEO strategies. He is most passionate about working with e-commerce companies and web shops to develop and expand their omni-channel marketing initiatives. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate List of Reasons Why YOU Need SEO! (28 Reasons)
I performed a number of searches on both Google Maps and 520-Find and the data returned was consistently the same and in the same order as Google’s Map data. The 520-Find voice directory assistance included business titles exactly as they were presented in Google Maps (even mistakes) and captured business title changes that I had made only in Google Maps (and no place else on or off the Internet). In one search (and only one) it returned data from Google Maps as it was ordered about a week ago. So the connection is real although apparently not in real time. … [Read more...] about Is Microsoft Shadow Boxing Against Google In Mobile Voice Search?