Can you get me ranked #1 on Google?

This is a common question. Here’s Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Webspam team, with part of the answer… What I can do for you: 1. Make sure your site is technically structured in such a way that helps Google and … Continue reading

SPAM ALERT: “Domain Notification – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing”

Watch out for this email spam that looks like a domain registration! It comes from “Domain Services” and the subject line is “Domain Notification – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing” – and then your domain name in … Continue reading

SEO Trends

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Gone are the days when you can put your desired keywords in a meta keyword tag and expect them to work with the search engines. Google especially doesn’t look at meta keyword tags, preferring to analyze the text on the … Continue reading

How much will it cost to build a website for my vacation rental home or cottage?

The quick answer? Maybe you don’t really need one. Why is a web designer telling you that? Shouldn’t I be trolling for your business? Not at the expense of selling you something you may not need. I love building vacation … Continue reading

Flashy isn’t always best. Keep it simple.

(UPDATED IN 2017) In 2010, I redesigned two websites for companies selling office furniture and supplies. The previous versions of the websites made extensive use of Flash and JavaScript. Some of their biggest customers (e.g. government offices) operated behind a … Continue reading