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Evolving Home Pages Through the Ages- SEO Moving Away from Sliders

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  • 19 Aug 2016
Search Engine Optimization has evolved over time. Websites and webmasters keep up with changes to Google and other search engines by watching trends and trying to keep ahead of the curve. SEO specialists and webmasters use complex tools to monitor what users do: Where they click, what pages they visit most, what elements they spend

Referencing Another Blog Post: Guide to Formatting

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  • 29 Sep 2015
So you love a blog post that you saw on another site, and want to share with your audience?  Below is a simple guide on how to format a blog on your page to link to the other blog. Directing traffic through your page is key when it comes to the search engines, so make

WordPress Basic Training Guide

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  • 24 Jun 2015
Now that your website has been completed, it is time to move on to learning how to maintain it a bit. At the very least, keep your content current with updates to your blog.  This document provides a quick and basic summary of training steps on WordPress. Whether you’re skilled at using computer systems or

WordPress Maintenance & Security: Website Security Upgrades & Packages Available to Keep Your Cal Coast Website Secure

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  • 31 Mar 2015
Your website is complete. And it feels so good! Let’s keep it that way. No website is perfectly complete or perfectly secure. Like any marketing resource, they require maintenance. Like any software, they require updates. Most websites have potential “loopholes” that can be a security threat.  These security flaws, errors and other vulnerabilities are what malicious users (‘hackers’)

Tips for Creating an SEO Friendly HTML Basic Website

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  • 17 Jan 2013
There are several ways to build an SEO friendly website. With today’s technology, there are simple plugins for ensuring your Blogger, WordPress or other blog site is automatically built to include many of these components. If you are planning on hiring an outside party, ensure that they are practicing search engine friendly techniques for creating

Tips for Picking a WordPress Theme

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  • 13 Aug 2012
Are you designing a website or thinking about redesigning a website and looking to save on cost, time, or don’t need a custom website? I mean, someones been there, done that right?Why not use a design thats even greater than something you can think of!?!? If you are looking for templates (or themes as WordPress

Mobile Apps and Websites: Take Advantage of Easy to Use Tools Today

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  • 06 Jul 2012
The explosion of the smartphone has dawned a new age of instant communication and limitless tools. Today we now have access to an innumerable amount of information at our fingertips. How do we access this information though? Today we use smartphones. Every business associated with smartphones is growing. You should use some of the easy simple tools

Google Analytics

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  • 02 Aug 2011
Have you ever wondered who’s checking out your website? Of course you have! Could you believe that there is a way to get rich insights to the views your website gets on a daily basis? Google has developed a powerful, easy-to-use solution that lets you do exactly this. It’s called Google Analytics. Originally developed from

Turning a Template or PSD Into an HTML Website

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  • 09 Jun 2010
Template Instructions Download the template file as necessary from favorite website like TemplatesBox.com Open template folder Install fonts (if not on your computer already) Open PhotoShop Open PSD file (*start here if creating own PSD image from scratch for design*) Change text to the names you need and feel free to move things around Change

Creating a GoDaddy Form in DreamWeaver

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  • 09 Jun 2010
If you need to create a form for your site, we say skip all the fancy programming and go with a product like JotForm that you can embed in your site. If there’s just no way around it, let this manual share with you how to do so using Dreamweaver and GoDaddy hosting… Please note

Making Your Website Work by Jim Marks

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  • 06 Nov 2009
Wow, I’ve known Jim Marks since my Advanced Access days. And he’s definitely one smart go-getter. I met Jim because he just happened to be on one of the biggest power real estate teams in Orange County. He has walked your walk, fellow Realtors. Time to listen up! First things first. Your website must convert.

What is your website design style?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
All Cal Coast websites are designed with Google Webmaster guidelines in mind. Often times web designers will build an entire site out of images with text embedded. Search engines can’t read images. They began as an encyclopedia type resource where people came for information. To them, text (or content) does just that. An image intensive

When going to deep interior pages of the website, will directories and folders be named relevantly?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
“When going to deep interior pages of the website, will directories and folders b named relevantly? And, will you be programming so that the URLS don’t show more than 3 instances (Levels or question marks) in the URL?” Why? Yes.  All directories, subdirectories, and pages will be named revelantly.  Search engines will not always index
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