Tips, tricks, and resources for devloping and maintaining your website.
One of the things that you have probably heard before, and one that you will hear blogger’s say is the money is in your email list. This is often followed by a highly recommended email marketing software or service.
Aweber is probably the most mentioned and talked about service in the blog world.
If you have a Google Webmaster Tools account Google makes it fairly easy to remove a post, article, or what have you from the search results index. If you don’t have an account you really should get one if you have a website. It is free, and pretty simple to add your website. Not to mention it will provide a lot of additional statistics and information about your website and links.
I have read a lot of articles recently how adding the Google Authorship Markup can greatly influence your traffic. That’s the little face / head shot image that appears in the search results next to some pages/links.
Many people believe that even if your page or website happens to rank lower in search results that some people are more likely to click on one with an author image than one without it. Now that is a tough call and I think it varies from one person to the next.
I have been reading a lot of articles recently that suggest a post should contain a certain number of words, and that you should publish new content often. Many of them go so far as to say that you should post something new on a daily basis. Ouch! Really? Daily? I don’t know how much time you have on your hands, but I know I don’t have time to write something new daily.
When I was younger I remember every spring my mother would go on a cleaning spree. Not just your average every day kind of upkeep, but she really did a thorough top to bottom power clean.
I am not nearly the clean freak that my mother is, but I thought spring cleaning can be a good motivator and a good time of year to do some website maintenance and cleaning too.
First of all I should mention that I have been a big fan of Smushit by Yahoo for a number of years now. If you have never heard of it, it is a lossless tool that basically removes unnecessary bytes from images. The end result is smaller file size images with absolutely no noticeable change in visual quality. It does not resize images it just removes bytes.
When was the last time you visited a website that happened to be using a dark or black template theme? The ones I am referring to have mostly or all black backgrounds with white text. Even the actual post content area has a black background with white text.
It would be nearly impossible to have 100% uptime all the time for most websites. Even big sites experience outages and glitches from time to time. Sites like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are not immune.
If you look into web hosting most companies like Hostgator will boast a 99.9% uptime guarantee. A few years back it was more like a 99.5% uptime guarantee. I guess tacking on another 0.4% looks a little better, and once one of them did this the others followed.