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The revision in the Google guide is now an open discussion online. With their latest changes, everyone is checking the web traffic with the famous Goggle Tool – Goggle Analytics. With significant drop in traffic noted in the month of March, and many a sites were genuinely affected due to the changes. Since the time Google panda has released, majority of websites are noting the frequent changes in the number of visitors. Google Panda 3.3 came up with search quality highlights and over 40 modifications, in February while Google Panda 3.4 was posted with 50 adjustments for the month of March. Let us give these changes a look and check how they will fare with the online business. Here is a guide to view your …

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Websites need software and tools to analyze the web traffic.  Google analytics is one such free software that can be used by website owners to get a basic overview. Analytic software helps each site get an idea of the traffic and its sources but is not very specific. However, if you can smartly use this tool, it can certainly help you achieve great results. Finding Out the Source of Visitors Often finding the number of visitors on your site is not all you need. This tool helps the owner  to know which page led the viewer reach your site specifying the route but not the cause I.e. Was it a first time viewer or not or was it, just a viewer or a buyer stays …

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It’s really surprising to find out that many web designers know nothing about SEO. For those that don’t know, SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” Without it, sites easily get lost in the netherworld of the Net, resulting in few visitors and less business. As a designer, you’re on the front lines of web page creation, so SEO is often your responsibility. You’ll definitely want to familiarize yourself with it as much as possible. The question is, do you know your SEO? If your answer is no, check out the insights and tips below. First, we’ll explore the basics and get a good foundation under our feet. Then we’ll branch out and discover a few important do’s and don’ts. Let’s start with the mechanics. Simple …

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So you are thinking of designing a website?  Are you looking for something short and simple, but effective at the same time? Then the perfect choice for you will be non-other than single page websites. Single page design is a simple and authentic way to make a website truly stand out.  If you’re working with a relatively low amount of content and just a few pages, then the single-page format could be your best bet for a good-looking, simple site that’s still fully functional and engaging. Here are a few issues to address with this design.  First on deck is navigation.  Without ease of movement around the site, user satisfaction tends to wane – a predicament can be solved with the use of sticky headers …

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There are many reasons to give your site a redesign.  It could be that you need to add a content management system, or it could the site is using outmoded techniques, or has simply has an unfashionable appearance.  If you want further proof that you need to update your site from time to time, why do you think platforms such as WordPress have interchangeable themes? With the necessity for redesigning a site, here is a complete guide which details all aspects of redesigning a website. Time for a change? Take a look at the list below, and if these are making clear and perfect sense, then it is time to redesign. While outmoded code and programming techniques are an obvious reason to redesign your website, …

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There are many elements to SEO, and the chances are that if you are not on the money with all of it there will be a gaping hole in the page rank.  The part that tells Google whereabouts on the page to put you is determined by how many external links there are to your website, and the only way to get these links is to run a link campaign. Before you start posting on forums, blogs and issuing bribes, bear in mind that Google rates the quality of the link.  So if your website is about classic cars for example, then a link from another classic car website will count higher, as Google deems that to be a better recommendation than a link from …

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Search engine optimization is truly big business.   The process of making websites search engine friendly, has undergone several changes over the years, and so it is important that if you are planning to optimize yours or a client’s website, that you are abreast of the changes. In 2006, Google, stopped using keyword density as the main component when assessing relevance to a website following a  related search engine search.  This may seem odd at the outset, as surely the content of the site dictates how closely related the search engine search term, and the search engine result are related? Problems arose when programs were developed that could write high density keyword articles with a few clicks of the mouse.  Though the articles were laughable to …

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CSS is an amazing web tool, but it can easily get messy or sloppy.  To get the best out of it, you must stay organised.  So no more sloppy code, or unrecorded hacks.  Your education in organising your CSS code is about to begin. Keep organized.  Rather than dropping in classes and id’s at random, try and keep things structured.  Declare generic items first, followed by the not so generic items, and keep to that pattern.  That way other developers are going to be able to follow the code, which is one of the great advantages of using CSS. Title, sign, date.  Ensure that people know it was you that did the design.  This is helpful if another designer needs to clarify something with your …

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We all know that search engine optimization is crucial for business and organizations to get their sites on the first page of Google. Search engine optimization is a vast concept and many tools and applications have been written to help designers, copywriters, and webmasters get their heads around SEO. As there is no real key to search engine optimization from a web developer point of view, but lots of little ones, subsequently, there are many tools you may need to get a website high up on the rankings of Google, Yahoo and all the rest. These tools have been developed to allow you to do that. They range from checking page ranks, back links, to whether or not your site has been banned by the …

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In part 1 of our tips for laying out content in web design, we showed you four ways to display content in a web design.  Though these tips are very useful in their own right, we have another four that we wish to bring to your attention, and we are going to start with a technique called progressive design. Progressive Design:  The idea behind this technique is that a user follows a natural flow over several pages to obtain the information he or she needs.  This is normally navigated by buttons like “click next”, and so on and so fourth, and is often used for completing forms, where sections are displayed one after another.  Another use is if your site wants to demonstrate to the …

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