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GitHub: Powerful Repository Tools for Developers

GitHubGitHub keeps track of your ever-changing website

Whether you’re working solo or in a team of hundreds, get a GitHub repository

Have you ever decided to rework the style of the header, only to change your mind back the next day? It would take a while to undo every change, if you could even remember every tweak. Maybe you work with a partner on the other side of the country, and they accidentally rolled back a slew of changes you got from the client while they were asleep. If your team at work can’t agree on the best heading, and that masterpiece you thought of gets lost amidst the infighting, it’s time for a solution. GitHub’s powerful repository system solves all of these problems, and more, all in their free plan!

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Last Pass

Last PassLast Pass:  Password Management

The most powerful password management system add-on for your browser, period!

Last Pass is a password management tool that allows you to save yourself a great deal of time punching in your username and password on every site you have an account on.  And, lets face it, we all have many online accounts today.  Managing and remembering your username and password can be quite cumbersome.  As always, the general rule of thumb is to make a really strong password.  Then, that very strong password (known only to you) can be used across all of your accounts.  This practice should be done while updating the password to an equally strong password once every six months.  Last Pass can help with these changes.

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Google AdWords: Advertising on a Budget!

Google AdWordsGoogle AdWords is a great way to promote your business online

No budget is too small to get started with Google AdWords!

Are you a new company?  How about just looking for a little more exposure?  Do you need a little help to get your site ranking well?  A well structured Google AdWords account that is managed by you and your Google AdWords account specialist will help you with all of the above.  Google AdWords allows you to post as many advertisements as you want.  For free!  Not only that, you can also set a price of your choosing on each advertisement.  As if it couldn’t get any better, you can also put bids on specific keywords for each advertisement.  This will enable you to get better placement for those given keywords and your advertisement will be shown more often.

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Guest Blogging: What You Need to Know

Guest BloggingGuest blogging is a diminishing tool for SEO and page ranking purposes

Why is guest blogging taboo these days when it use to be one of the best ways to get valuable links and site content?

The web, as you may know, is constantly changing.  These changes are typically guided in some way by search engines and how they compute their page rankings based on their algorithms.  Google is constantly changing their algorithm in an effort to stay ahead of SEO abuse tactics and to provide you with the most relevant search results possible.

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Sitepoint $99 Deal: Books, Videos, and Courses

SitepointSuper deal on all of Sitepoint’s resources!

Are you looking for a seriously sweet deal for your business or just for personal development?  Read on!

Sitepoint is a very well respected company in the web community for their variety of resources.  They offer online videos, complete volumes of books on various subjects, classes, and a great deal more.

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Every good webmaster uses Google Webmaster Tools!

Google Webmaster ToolsGoogle Webmaster Tools gives you the resources to see your website as Google sees it

Google is the largest search engine out there.  It pays to understand what they are looking for from your website!

Two of the best tools a webmaster could arm themselves with are the resources from Google Webmaster Tools and the analytics from Google Analytics.  Analytics gives you very detailed and robust information about your website’s behavior.  Webmaster Tools gives you the tools to communicate with Google to see what they found on your website when their spiders crawled your website’s pages last.  The spiders take a look at things like your sitemap, errors on your site, malware detection, site speed statistics, download speeds on pages, search queries and rankings, and so much more that one article will not serve it any justice.  So, in this article I am going to focus on the most important aspects of Google Webmaster Tools and how I use it the most in my day to day web management operations.

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Is Your Website Safe?

Website SecurityYour website security should always be at the top of your concerns

Website security has many different layers.  There are applications you may run that hook up or “tie into” your website such as Facebook and Google+ or various types of plugins that make contact with your databases and information.  Another type of security issue is assigning users to your WordPress website.  Will they share their password and login information with someone else?  And if they do, how would you know?  What types of roles should users in your site have?  In addition to user role security their is the ever present risk that someone could attack your database with measures such as SQL injection attacks.  Also very important is having a user name and a password combination that is secure.  And lastly, but certainly not least, your server and FTP accounts and any admin roles that may have access to your hosting account.

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Get The Recognition You Deserve!

Google+ AuthorshipDo you ever wonder how some websites get a thumbnail image next to their page in search results?

Google+ Authorship is the answer!

Google+ Authorship links your website’s authored content with your Google+ account.  In some regards Google is sort of like Facebook with respect to how they manage their account setup.  Your normal Google+, personal account, is the account in which you must have first before making a business account page.  Your personal account can manage one or several Google+ Business Pages.  The personal account is what Google refers to as the “author” account.  The business account is what they call the “publisher” account.  So a good analogy would be a writer for a magazine.  The magazine is the publisher and it can have many different authors as it’s contributors.  Website’s with Google+ author images in their search results have been statistically shown to have a higher click through rate (CTR).

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Content Writing for SEO

Content Writing for SEO

Content Writing for SEODid you know how you write your content matters to search engines?

When you write your content for your web page it needs to follow the guidelines for online writing.  Online writing is a different style of writing than books, magazines, and journals.  Content writing for SEO has to take into account key word density, Flesch Read Score, use of headings, page length, page titles, meta data, media (images and video), quality links, and so many more weighting factors from search engines; that this topic can warrant it’s own book.  In this article I will talk about the aforementioned and their role in content writing for SEO.

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Understanding Your Website Traffic

Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics:  The key to understanding your website

Do you know how users are interacting with your website?

Conversion rates

A conversion rate is the percentage of users that visit your site and take a particular action.  This action could be downloading a free download, they may be signing up for something, they could be participating in a certain exercise, etc.  Essentially your website exists for a purpose.  When that purpose is fulfilled, then that is considered a conversion.  The percentage of your site traffic that makes a particular conversion is known as the conversion rate.  Paying attention to these conversion rates is important.  If you are running a low conversion rate then that typically means your content is not well written.  It can also mean the user is unclear of how to make the contact.  Known as a “call to action.”

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