After a busy week full of conferences, we are glad to all be back in the office together. We have a great variety of articles to share with you this week. The topics include: why well-planned projects fail, a year of Google Maps and Apple Maps, Trump's Twitter blocking and the First Amendment, and the complete list of Google penalties.
Search / SEO
We have a lot of interesting articles to share this week with you. We have an easy to use tutorial on how to use Vue.js 2 + Firebase, and how to improve your site's performance moving beyond Google's PageSpeed Insights. We also address the dreaded change management and how to fix it, and wrap up with a recently slowed down global cyber attack.
We hope you survived April Fool’s Day without too much stress! Our team members are kicking off April by sharing what they’ve read this week, including: successful RC Blimp Autopilot testing, the debate around the serial comma, how to help team members understand their impact, and Google advice on duplicate content SEO.
Website managers, take notice: have you heard the news on Google's mobile update? Here's the full scoop on what's happening and how to tell if you're ready.
Presentation slides from our Search Engine Optimization for Drupal 6 and 7 presentation from NTEN's 2014 NTC conference Drupal Day.
DesignHammer will host a breakout session on Search Engine Optimization for Drupal 6 and 7 as part of NTC Drupal Day.
When conducting SEO research for a client, I often examine incoming links to competitors' websites. Recently, a competitor rocketed to the top of the search rankings. I noticed links from over ten TypePad blogs to the competitor for several of their targeted search terms.
A new year is a great time to break out of old habits and establish new ones. At the January meeting of the DesignHammer hosted RTP Search Engine Optimization Meetup, the group discussed our resolutions for improving our search engine optimization efforts in 2012. Here are some of our top resolutions.
DURHAM, NC (May 18,2011) — DesignHammer Account Manager Stephen Pashby joined a select group of web analysis professionals by earning a Google Analytics Individual Qualification (IQ) today. The Google Analytics Individual Qualification provides a proof of proficiency in Google Analytics that is earned by passing Google’s own Google Analytics IQ test.
Several months ago, the New York Times featured a story that shed some light on the inner workings of Google in dealing with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices that contravene Google's accepted SEO guidelines. As I read the story about J. C. Penney's SEO and Google's reaction, I began to think about SEO practices not in technical terms, but in business terms.