Year: 2013

Does CDN help SEO? – CDN, Google, Page speed and ranking factors

Content Delivery Network (CDN )  is in talk for the last few years and it has got more attention when Matt Cutts of Google presented its importance during SMX West 2010 (Check Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1iuqHdNfGo) and how Google treats Page speed as  important criteria for search rankings.   As  discussed earlier, some of the best practices for SEO in 2014, and I believe we can add “Setting up a CDN” as another good SEO practice too. Since site loading …

SEO Strategies to Focus on 2014 and beyond (updated)

We expect new things to happen every new year. We also love to retain some of the best things happened to continue from the previous year. SEO isn’t an exception. In the every changing world of SEO, As you think about what your SEO strategies did for sales and transactions that took place on your business’ website, how effective were they in 2013?  Long tail Humming Bird  At the end of every year is the chance to reevaluate the …

Google conversational search – a challenge to SEO? (Updated)

People search for answers, and Google wants to give them it Crisp and clear. This is why Hummingbird is here! In their effort to make the usage experience better, Google periodically updates its core search engine algorithm to make it better and more efficient. This also helps search query to return more accurate and relevant SERP‘s, and website indexing more in tune with their content and its quality. With its Panda and Penguin updates over the last couple …

Practical SEO Techniques (2013) – Free EBook for SEO professionals

Ever since we launched the free EBook (PDF), Practical SEO techniques in 2006, more than 4000 downloads were made.  Undoubtedly, It was a success. Though, Techniques we use in SEO might be changing every day, what is more, important is, Search Engines (primarily Google) changes its algorithm almost every year resulting the SEO community to exchange heated discussions, share knowledge and provide advice. So, We found the necessity to upgrade the book, and including social media would be …

Flat design + Less framework + WordPress = Our new responsive Blog design

After few years we had decided to give a new look and feel. As you are aware 2013 was a year of Responsive Web Design and we are no exception to this. So, RWD was in priority for the blog design. Why not applying new trends in our own blog ?  So, we added Flat design too. Flat design: Design trends change over the years. Now, people like to get rid of curved edges, gradients, reflections or shadow effects. …

Hashtags vs Keywords

Hashtags vs. Keywords: A Basic How-To for SEO Good search engine optimization starts with thorough mastery and understanding of the keyword. Among the keyword is its close cousin, which is the Hashtag. Still a rather young adaptation to digital media and modern technology as a whole, Hashtags and keywords work interchangeably in a way that internet marketers will find helpful. As related as the two may be, however, there are subtle overlaps and distinctions that are also imperative …

How Blogging Helps SEO (Updated)

With modern business dealings spilling over into the virtual sphere, a web presence has become a staple that any company must have as long as it seeks to thrive, stay healthy, and remain competitive. Further to that, blogging is another essential component of a healthy web presence. It has the potential to help keep a company’s web page visible and relevant to what its consumers are searching for. Good search engine optimization factors into this because without these blogs they …

Web Development life cycle – Process flow diagram

Years ago, we wrote an article, web development life cycle , which explains how a web development business flow might work between the client and a web developer. The process is simple and straight forward. I decided to create a simple flow diagram for better understanding, and here is that process flow diagram.  The diagram widely covers the process in terms of business perspective, Starts from a call/email inquiry from a potential customer till the final project delivery. Leave …

4 PHP IDEs for Serious PHP Developers (updated)

Sitting in a performance work chair from Herman miller, a cup of Colombian Folgers’s coffee  with Apple MacBook Air – all these can make a programmer enjoy an idle workplace. But the comfort zone doesn’t just end up with this list. They all love to explore a nice IDE, where they do not have to invent any code syntax. An IDE is Integrated Development Environment, which is a coding/development tool where the programmer has to peek in all …

Build custom PHP applications with Yii PHP Framework (2016 updated)

Frameworks help get basic tasks done automatically without the developer having to write specific code for the same. These frameworks also allow common tasks to be carried across different projects thus removing redundancies. There are quite a few frameworks available at the developer’s disposal, but one framework that is certainly catching on is the Yii PHP Framework for building custom PHP applications. Released in December 2008, Yii Framework is one the newest open source PHP frameworks. However given its …