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FTP Training Manual: How To Upload Files to The Internet For My Website

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  • 10 Jun 2010
Definitions FTP – stands for File Transfer Protocol, and it’s a method of uploading and sharing files throughthe internet. Overview FTP is the main program Cal Coast uses to transfer edited files to our custom websites. We like CORE ftp or ACE ftp, the programs are easy to download and simple to use: ALL FTP

Will there be any duplicate pages? Why?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Will there be any duplicate pages? Why? No, Because search engines will not index duplicate content.  It also weighs your website down. We have seen websites where a link goes to “page a” of a site but then another link goes to “page b” but they both say the same thing. Why not just link

Will you be using links and navigation that the search engines can read?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Will you be using links and navigation that are searchable by the search engines? Why? Java, flash, images and all that good stuff are not readable by the search engines yet. It’s just that simple; they can’t read it 🙁 Ideally, we will design your website with text links not only for the keywords, but for

How To Disable Number Highlighting Initiated By Skype

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  • 01 Dec 2008
One of the cool features Skype provides is something called Number Highlighting. What is Number Hightlighting? Well, once Skype has been uploaded to your computer, Skype will automatically recognize phone numbers found online (numbers must be in specific format to be recognized – Example: 999-999-9999) and change the simple text phone number into a link

Websites Missing In Action

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  • 26 Nov 2008
While the Internet is indeed great we often overlook some of the problems that the Internet brings with it. For owners of a website there is nothing worse than having your website go offline for any reason. While it’s common for websites to be unavailable for a short time every now and then when a

SEO For Dummies

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  • 26 Sep 2008
From the people that have brought you the “For Dummies” series of books which focus on teaching the general public the basics of numerous types of computer related issues, continue the series with Search Engine Optimization For Dummies. This book focuses on how to increase rankings and placement within the Internets top browsers like Google,

The Best Kept Secrets to Search

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  • 19 Sep 2008
In this session we learned about some of the secrets of paid and organic search. First we heard from Katee Crawford from the California Chamber of Commerce and Jamie Smith from Engine Ready. Katee got things started by giving us a little insight into what goes on at the California Chamber of Commerce. She explained

Google Blocking Web Position Ranking Reports? Not to Worry!

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  • 13 Aug 2008
Hi folks! In the ever-changing world of search we wanted to report a new development with Google reports. Unfortunately, as of recently, Google has somehow blocked Web Position ranking reports from reading their system: http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/017890.html What does this mean to our clients? In a nutshell? If your report was ran after Aug 5th, its going

Custom 404 Errors!

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  • 10 May 2008
We’ve all seen them when browing websites or even clicking links from search results. The dreaded 404 error rears its ugly head when a website or a specific page related to a site are unavaliable or no longer exist. According to a recent online poll, it is commonplace when encoutering such an error for the

Websites and Monitor Resolutions

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  • 16 Apr 2008
There are many times clients of Cal Coast Web Design ask us for a “full” paged website, meaning that they want the entire site to encompass the entire viewing area of their monitor. This question and it’s answer can sometimes be both complicated and confusing to those individuals who aren’t very tech savvy. Most webpage’s

Flash And Search Engine Optimization

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  • 20 Nov 2007
There is a lot that can be said about Flash and it’s presence on the Internet. Flash became very popular in the late 90’s and has retained its popularity throughout this new decade. Having worked within the Internet/Website industry for about 15 years I can tell you that the majority of clients I’ve worked with

Calls To Action

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  • 14 Sep 2007
Making your website eye catching to search engines is important and making it eye catching to your visitors is equally important if not more in most cases. A majority of website owners only focus on ways to increase traffic but never consider what happens when that traffic actually arrives at their site. One way to

SES 2007 – A one on one with Kelly regarding Google Analytics

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  • 25 Aug 2007
Google analytics helps small businesses, local or worldwide, track their website progress. Go ahead and login to your analytics, here’s some quick tips: The dashboard is your “report central” where you can see snippets of reports you prefer. You can add any snippet to your dashboard, and any customized email reports you specify are also
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