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


Flashiest isn’t always best. Keep it simple.

I’ve finished redesigning a pair of websites for Valley Stationers Ltd, and its furniture division, Contract Furnishings.  Valley Stationers is a well-established, family-owned business operating since 1962. The previous versions of the websites made extensive use of Flash and JavaScript. … Continue reading