This post has been added to a more recent review located here. However, you shouldn't be seeing this as a 301 redirect should have happened already!
Having another URL or domain point to your website is a great way to get more exposure. In fact, we set up precise.host to do just that. That domain points to a landing page on precision-digital-llc.com with a long URL alias. Rather than try and market this long URL, it is easier to forward precise.host to this URL. This is especially great for advertising. Radio jingles, business cards and other media can be very beneficial in driving traffic to your landing page. The shorter the link, the easier to remember.
I actually received my first email from Google notifying me of mobile-first indexing. The website is for a client of mine that I manage. Since I design all of my websites to be responsive, I’m not sure what sort of difference this might make. However, prioritizing content for mobile devices is a balancing act. Using CSS, content that appears on desktop can be shifted or omitted. Maybe you have a tagline that shows on your desktop website but want to push more important content further up the screen on mobile. With CSS, you can apply display:none; on that tagline.
I noticed this on my chrome for android browser several days ago. It makes a lot more sense now-a-days vs. the conventional next page button. Why? Because there is no need to render an entirely new page and load static assets along with the new results.
Crawl errors can range from being a small issue to a major problem. In order to become aware of any issues on a website you manage it is crucial to set up Google Webmaster Tools. It’s a free tool that helps with not just these issues but also can detect malware to a certain degree. You’ll get email alerts notifying you of any issues that have been detected. You may have double and triple-checked your website pages, but errors can occur at any time. I’ll still get emails from Webmaster Tools (Search Console), mostly warning me of index coverage issues.
It should be no mystery that optimized websites rank better than ones that perform poorly. It may not be a huge factor, but every positive ranking signal does add up. After each website I build, I test it through Google’s PageSpeed Insights (as well as other benchmarking websites). I’ve always assumed that it was Googlebot measuring the speed of a website. However, Googlebot doesn’t accurately represent the experience of an actual visitor. There is something to be said for balancing user experience and loading speed. Now that actual user data is used to gauge performance, developers don’t have to worry about catering to both Google and visitors.
With a significant new milestone and some great improvements to WordPress as a platform, this month has been an important one for the project. Read on to find out more about what happened during the month of March.
WordPress Now Powers 30% of the Internet
Over the last 15 years, the popularity and usage of WordPress has been steadily growing. That growth hit a significant milestone this month when W3Techs reported that WordPress now powers over 30% of sites on the web.
The percentage is deter..
Over the last several decades there have been anywhere between 400,000 to 600,000 new businesses formed each year. Most new business owners are rightfully concerned about providing their service or product to customers. Marketing and advertising may not be high on their radar, but it should be. Unless your business is in a niche market, it will be difficult to get any exposure without a concerted effort towards advertising. In today's age, if your business doesn't have a website, you'll be at a huge disadvantage. There are many free and cheap solutions for having a website built. However, as the...
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We think you'll be pretty impressed with our website design and SEO package features. We've worked hard to incorporate the latest trends in website and SEO optimization from Google. Optimizations like adhering to guidelines set forth by PageSpeed Insights and treating mobile devices like they matter instead of just an afterthought. Building a website can be tricky, but online marketing is an even more daunting task. Especially if your business has never had any online presence before. Our basic website packages offer things that should be the new standard such as a free SSL certificate and a responsive design. What...