October 23rd, 2013
Often times in the smartphone market we see manufacturers focus on a few features in an attempt to give their phone some notoriety such as having a camera with the highest number of pixels, a large display, or a pretty design, while not even attempting to compete in other areas such as battery life and processing power. That doesn’t apply to the LG G2. This seems to be a phone that was created to be the best on the market period.
The hardware specs for the LG G2 are as follows: Read the rest of The LG G2 Pulls No Punches »
October 16th, 2013
Your logo: in the blink of an eye it says so much. It communicates style, customer focus, industry and can
even convey security. So, why change it?
A bit of research is needed. Does your logo reflect your current day demographics; is it something that
appeals to your core market? Does it stand out or does it fade into the background of other logos in the
same industry? Is it professional? Is it memorable?
In some cases, your company logo was designed to reflect a specific time, technology and style. Unless
you are carrying a very simple classic, ageless font with no graphics, one’s company can look out of
touch and out of the loop. A change or even a tweak can give your logo and your company a new feel
and potentially new customers who previously felt distance from the brand. Read the rest of Updating Your Logo »
October 9th, 2013
There’s a certain breed of web developer out there who invokes some shady practices designed to keep clients trapped within their service.
One common practice for these kind of developers is hosting sites on their own servers without providing the client with FTP access or Admin level access to their website, this is done with the intent of preventing clients from hiring any other developers to work on the site, and to prevent clients from moving the website to a different server.
Another practice which goes hand and hand with limiting client access to the site, is purchasing client domain names, when a web developer purchases a domain name for all intents and purposes they own the domain name and not the client, if another person owns your website domain name this is not only a concern for your brand but also for any SEO authority and value your site establishes while online. A shady developer who owns your domain name could try to charge you an inflated price to transfer domain ownership, or even worse sell your domain to someone else.
The last practice I’ll mention involves licensing agreements. As with all contracts if you’re signing a contract with your web developer read it carefully. Some developers include license agreements in their contracts which give them ownership of all source code and graphics, so essentially they own your site and all the work that you’ve hired them to preform.
Not All Bad
Now there are many developers out there who will take care of site site hosting, and domain registration, simply to make things easier for themselves and clients without the intent of extorting their clients at a later date, but as I’ve illustrated above this can be done with dubious intentions.
Avoid Being Taken for a Ride
There are a few things you can do to avoid being taken advantage of such as Read the rest of Beware of Shady Hostage Holding Web Developers »
September 28th, 2013
Google has already stated that +1’s have no impact on search rankings, but there are plenty of other basic SEO factors at play on Google+ that make it worth the time and effort for any site owners and online publishers, more so than any other major social network. Here are 5 things to keep in mind to get the maximum SEO value from your Google+ account.
1. PageRank and Indexing
Google Plus profiles and posts have page rank and are indexed just like any other web pages. In my experience the best way to build pagerank on your Google+ profile is to maintain an active presence on Google+, this means sharing content on Google+ and interacting with other Google+ users to build an active following and gain visits to your profile.
Indexed Google+ Profile
Google+ Profle PageRank
2. Follow Links
Content in certain types of post, and certain parts of the Google+ profile will result in no follow links. The posts and profile areas that yield follow links are detailed below.
Follow links on profile pages can be obtained in two sections of the profile. The first section of the profile where follow links can be placed is in the Introduction area of the Story section. The second place where follow links can be obtained is in the Links area of the Links Section, note that Links created in the Other Profiles and Contributor To areas of the Links section will be no follow. Read the rest of Maximizing the SEO Benefits of Google Plus »