Reader's Corner No. 84: Google Web.Dev Site Scanner, Trusting Web Design Best Practices, and PageSpeed Insights Migrated to Lighthouse

November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving Thursday to all of our followers! Today's article features Google's new beta web.dev audit tool, whether or not you can trust current web design best practices, and Google's PageSpeed Insights' recent migration to Lighthouse!


Reader's Corner No. 77: The Logo Design Revolution, Search Ghost vs. WordPress, and Google Turns 20

October 2, 2018

Featuring an eclectic mix of development, design, and industry news; today's staff picks will keep your industry knowledge up-to-date and well-rounded!


Reader's Corner No. 74: 100 Most Popular Keywords on Google, Google Dataset Search, and New Search Console Graduates out of Beta

September 12, 2018

It's a windy day in NC as a historic Hurricane Florence approaches! So before the power goes out take a look at our themed Reader's Corner edition for the month, which today covers internet search engine optimization (SEO)! Discover the 100 most popular search terms over the last year, Google's new "Dataset Search" tool, and the official announcement of Google's new Search Console graduating out of beta!


How Abandoned Blogs and National Public Radio can help a Black Hat SEO

May 14, 2012

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.


Is Black Hat SEO a Good Idea for Business?

April 11, 2011

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.


A Guide to All In One SEO Pack for WordPress

March 17, 2011

WordPress as a platform is an elegant solution for content management. While it is generally search engine friendly, unfortunately it does not provide fine-grain control for search engine optimization (SEO) out of the box. All In One SEO Pack fills that void. For those who are just jumping in, here's some tips for using this excellent plugin.


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