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Pop-Up Boxes Annoy Visitors While Getting Clicks

The online industry seems to go through phases with online pop-up boxes. They have them for a while, they go away and they come back again.

These pop-up boxes — which appear atop the browser window — had a life with advertising for a number of years before finally fading away. (more…)

Subindex Pages Create New Website Entry Points

Website entry points usually consist of a homepage, article pages and internal index pages that aggregate articles. Opportunities abound.

Index pages have a natural limit with the number of titles or headlines along with abstracts that don’t exceed a certain visual appeal. (more…)

What is Cornerstone Content on a Website?

Cornerstone content is a concept in online publishing that identifies the most important pages on a website.

They are the ones with the highest-quality content as well as the ones that ideally will rank highest in search engine results. (more…)

Website migration

Website Migration Brings Risk With Reward

Migrating a website from one host to another or one domain to another has rewards as well as risks.

The reward from moving from one hosting company to another usually is one of three reasons or some combination of them: (more…)

Signs

Beware Spambots That Ruin Analytic Numbers

One of the most exciting experiences in online publishing is a spike in site traffic. One of the most discouraging experiences is the discovery that the traffic is spam.

Spambots are becoming a more common problem for sites because they can distort website analytics and mislead and deceive site publishers. (more…)

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Map

Sitemaps Give Search Engines Reason to Like a Site

Sitemap tools are simple methods for giving search engines more information about content on a website.

Search engines of course will spider a site on a regular basis. Google and Bing hit many sites multiple times throughout a day. The word “multiple” is usually an understatement. (more…)

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Mobile first

Mobile Site Performance: Google Versus Bing

Reviewing mobile site performance is a useful exercise in understanding results from the two largest search engines.

Sometimes the results reveal that Bing and Google have different levels of reach with mobile visitors and different ways of ranking search results. (more…)

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