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Website Development – What Needs to Be Done and How Much Does It Cost

Today’s businesses require letterhead and envelopes, business cards, ads in the Yellow Pages, and web pages as part of their business stationary. Even if you have the smallest of businesses with a limited clientele, a website is part of your professional arsenal to attract and keep clients. People new to the Internet or web pages […]

New Yahoo Site Explorer – Investigate Your Website

Yahoo has recently announced beta testing of a new feature called Yahoo Site Explorer. The goal of the site is to help you search all the posts and articles within a specific site that are in Yahoo’s database, and “view the most popular pages from any site, dive into a comprehensive site map, and find […]

Website Development – Search Engine Submission Preparation

After you have produced amazingly worthwhile material and resources, and spent time optimizing your web pages, adding tags and categories, and making sure your site is as search engine friendly as possible, it’s time to begin the process of submitting your site to search engines. BUT, there are a couple more things to do before […]

Website Development – Make a Schedule and Calendar

Part of keeping a viable website is to keep it current and updated. To keep up with all the tasks associated with running a website or blog, here are some tasks you need to aded to your calendar to help you keep track. Checking Your Site Statistics Who is visiting, where they are visiting from, […]

Website Development – International Standards and Languages

While the majority of web pages are in English, moves by the UN and other international groups are working hard to change that. As more and more people speaking a variety of languages gain access to the Internet, foreign language and international issues will become more and more critical to the web page designer. There […]

A Day in the Life of a Paranoid Website Administrator

Let me introduce you to a typical day in a paranoid website administrator. In WordPress v1.2, after several months of spam free use, the comment spammers slammed my site. I tried all kinds of spam catching tools that worked, but my paranoia grew. Like most site administrators, I hated those time wasting monsters. With WordPress […]

Secret Out – How Google Ranks Websites

You might have heard about it this June, but I thought it bore repeating. The secret is out on much of what Google uses to rank your website on their search engine. To read the actual patent information released to the public, see Google’s patent for their search engine ranking technique from 2005 on evaluating […]

Winning Blog and Website Awards and Contests

Did you know that there are a variety of awards you can win for your website and/or blog? There are blog specific annual awards and there are a ton of website awards and contests. Since I’m having a sort of contest of my own to pick 5 wordpress.com bloggers to interview on this site about […]

Website Hammered by Hotlinking, Spammers, and Free Loaders?

My main site recently was hammered by Hotlinking, Spammers, and Free Loaders. This can happen to any website, so we all need to learn how to keep an eye on potential abuse of our sites. Hotlinking Images Hotlinking is the technique of linking to images on your site for use offsite. That’s the simple description. […]

Benefits and Uses of Website Feeds

Feeds are seriously one of the hottest advances in web technology. The ability to view the most recent content from hundreds of websites from a single program not only keeps you up-to-date on the news and information, it is fast and easy to use. As a website owner or administrator, or even a blogger, you […]

It’s About Access

If you have a few minutes today, watch this. Oh, watch it anyway. And share it. It won a Webby, the equivalent of the Oscar for the web world. And I have to admit that at the end, I cried. Seriously. Like those in the satirical episode, I don’t live in the wildest woolliest of […]

Russia’s Bloggers Under Attack

If you haven’t been paying attention to one of the largest countries in the world is persecuting bloggers. I’ve written up a summary in the ClarkWP Magazine site produced by my Clark College WordPress students, “The New Blogger’s Law in Russia.” In December 2013, the Russian parliament passed a law to allow the blocking of […]

Clark College Students Want to Interview You

Students in my Clark College WordPress class are required to interview a WordPress professional and member of the WordPress Community as part of their assignments for our student managed site, ClarkWP Magazine. Would you like to be an interview subject? Here are the qualifications. You must use WordPress actively as part of your business. The […]

WordPress For Writers: WordPress Author Sites

In this part of my series on WordPress For Writers, I’ll cover the basic things to consider when using WordPress on site promoting the work of writers and authors. For more on the subject, see other articles in the WordPress for Writers and Authors series. This article assumes you have some basic familiarity with WordPress […]

WordPress For Writers

I will be speaking this year at several workshops and conferences on the subject of “WordPress for Writers.” The workshop covers the basic elements of WordPress content structure and organization, then adds the complexities of a site for writers and authors. This is one of a series of articles on WordPress for Writers and Authors. […]

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