get rid of spam of your wordpress blog quick and easily
If you’ve ever owned a WordPress blog you’ve probably encountered web spam at several points in your life. For everything positive WordPress offers in terms of easy updating and endless plugins the experience can take a nosedive when it comes to spam comments.
Left unattended some Wodpress blogs can build up thousands of spam comments within couple of weeks. Even with the latest Penguin and Hummingbird updates from Google (designed to punish spammers in Google rankings) spam on WordPress is still more alive than ever.
Fortunately WordPress offers a variety of plugins to combat the problem, some with more positive reviews than others. After testing many of these plugins however I personally found that these plugins were either ineffective or overly difficult to install. After multiple tries I finally found the plugin that helped me get rid of WordPress Spam permanently…in 30 seconds or less! Continue reading →
Each and every website should have its own favicon which is a special icon that displays in the browser tab whenever your website is open. Favicons give your website a better sense of professionalism and helps improve your brand identity. A favicon also makes sure when a user has your website up along with several others they can find yours easily with multiple windows open.
Here is a quick and easy way to add a favicon to your website using a simple free online program. The video below shows you step by step how to add a favicon to your website within minutes…
When you own a website it’s important to keep it active and to continuously grow your content for your users. As your website gets bigger however it’s easy to lose track of how many broken links have started to pile up and doing a manual check of each page can be time consuming experience.
Luckily however there is a quick and easy to use online tool that will show you how to check all your broken links within seconds. This tool is completely free to use and is demonstrated in the below video.
Video By Jeff Moyer – Owner of The Calgary Web Design Network – Web Design & Internet Marketing Specialist.
Clearing your browser cache is something that SHOULD be considered easy but with all the new versions and updates it’s sometimes trickier then it looks. Here is a quick reference video of how you clear your browsing history in Firefox, Chrome, Explorer & Safari…
Jeff Moyer – The Calgary Web Design Network
For the few that may not already know Adobe is the industry leader in providing web and multimedia software to businesses around the globe. Aside from a few lesser known (or free open source) competitors Adobe has dominated the web software market for over almost a decade and counting.
Adobe currently provides companies everywhere with popular programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash and more which is software they either created or acquired from competitors. When Adobe purchased Macromedia almost 10 years ago in 2005 they all but eliminated the last of their true business rivals. Continue reading →
Youtube has become an increasingly popular way building your brand and bringing traffic back to your website. With new webmasters or people just learning about YouTube however they can sometimes be confused about how to add their Youtube videos into their actual website. Luckily it is a quick and simple process with WordPress (and almost any website) and a simple tutorial is provided below…
Written By Jeff Moyer
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The Google Penguin 2.0 Update Effected Business Websites Everywhere
If you are a website developer or website owner and have noticed a dramatic drop in your search engine rankings you may be a victim of Google’s latest update. In an effort to crack down on web spam throughout the internet Matt Cutts (head of Google’s webspam team) has announced the launch of Penguin 2.0 effective May 25th, 2013.
Simply put websites who have been associated with unethical or low brow SEO practices have been penalized in Google’s search engine rankings. This could include various spamming techniques such as automated linking schemes, blog spamming, low quality link exchanges and more. Continue reading →
how to improve your website conversion rates to get better leads and sales
I don’t blame people for thinking this however as I thought the same thing until my company website (www.calgarywebdesign.ca) hit #1 on Google and things, well….basically stayed the same. Make no mistake about it proper visibility in search engines is crucial to any site’s success but a high SEO ranking is merely getting your foot in the front door.
How your website performs once traffic finally gets to your website will determine whether or not you get the occasional call or more consistent business. A good website has the ability to convert visitors into sales which should be a focal point of your web strategy along with merely “getting hits”. Continue reading →