2009
12.29

The following are 10 things you can do to optimize your Website for search engines:

SEO-Best-Practices

  1. Focus on writing convincing content for humans, rather for search engines.
  2. Add meta description and keyword tags to each page.
  3. Use relevant <title> tags on each page.
  4. Use <h1>, <h2>, etc., tags instead of <font> tags for your site’s headlines.
  5. Keep page content to a minimum, but make sure to still completely communicate a full idea. Longer content should be broken up into separate pages with “keyword-laced” title tags.
  6. To find the most common search keywords for your topic, make use of NicheBOT or Wordtracker.

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2009
12.24

This year children will have a range of hi-tech options when it comes to following the progress of Santa on Christmas Eve.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad), a military organisation that is responsible for the aerospace and maritime defence of the US and Canada has been tracking Santa for over 50 years.

norad-tracks-santa

Children can follow Santa’s progress via its website or on Twitter, Facebook or via Google Maps or Google Earth. It is becoming the hi-tech equivalent of reading The Night Before Christmas to excited children on Christmas Eve.

Santa’s journey starts at 1100GMT on 24 December and children can track his progress as he passes 24 “Santa cams” around the world. This year they can also check out Santa’s village and see how well the elves are getting on with making presents.

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2009
12.22

Today, we will continue from where we left off in our previous blog post, and discuss about the Pros and Cons of working with Joomla and WordPress. As I stated previously the two heavy-weights we have decided to review today are two of the most notorious CMS systems out there: Joomla vs WordPress. Although, we have vast experience in both – each have their benefits and disadvantages.

Advantages and Disadvantages with using Joomla

Joomla Pros

• Full fledged CMS
• More powerful and robust
• Admin Users and Password protected areas
• Much more than just articles
• SEO Friendly System with plug-ins

Joomla Cons

• Bigger learning curve
• Slower loading times
• Javascript and CSS can get bulky

Joomla

Advantages and Disadvantages with using WordPress

WordPress Pros

• Excellent blogging software right out of the box
• SEO Friendly right out of the box
• Easier Installation
• Friendlier graphical user interface (GUI)
• Administrate articles, comments, and blogs easier
• Lightweight and easy to use

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2009
12.21

For those of which are unfamiliar with what a CMS is, or what it can be used for. A CMS is computer software that is used in organizing and collaborating the creation of content and other documents. CMS is a combination of large database, File System, and other related software modules, which are used to store and retrieve huge amounts of data when required.

These web-publishing systems are different from the databases in the sense that these can index text, audio clips, video clips, or images in a database. So Content Management Systems are one of the most significant ways a company can improve its website effectiveness, and simply being able to edit your own website without any HTML knowledge needed.

Joomla

Joomla

Joomla is an open source solution for CMS (Content Management System) which helps you to build websites and powerful online applications. Joomla is easy to use and good for extensibility, thus making it the most popular website software available today. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. It is extremely robust and there are a wide variety of extensions readily available for Joomla, which can be found at: Joomla Exensions.

WordPress

Wordpress

WordPress is one of the most popular open-source and free blogging software. WordPress is written in PHP using MySQL. Today, it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people each day. We’ve found that WordPress works great with blogs, but lacks as a primary CMS (in our view) but it keeps improving day by day! A list of free themes, extensions, and plugins for WordPress can be found at: http://wordpress.org/extend/

Are you interested in designing a new website for you or your company? Or looking to implement your already existing website into a CMS? Then look no further. Our specialized services at ExtremeWeb can help you achieve just that.

If you wish to design, build and optimize your website by top professional designers and CMS specialist, please do not hesitate to contact Extreme Web Designers Sri Lanka on ++94115050939 or simply fill out the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

2009
12.15

First let’s be clear, organic search engine traffic isn’t a thing which you can get quickly; it is a ongoing process which involves  refining, amending, tweaking and monitoring your website code and content to get optimum results. Its similar to fine tuning a car engine. You will not be able to see the difference from outside, but you could most certainly feel the benefits.

Its really nice to have a gorgeous good looking website but it is useless if anyone is not looking at it of finding it through search engines. When it comes to the online business you should make sure that you are targeting the correct audience and getting traffic to your website much as possible. You have to be easily found on search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.

Further you must keep track of from where your traffic is coming from and continue improving your keyword listings on search engines. Optimizing your website is a fine art, below are a few tips which you could find interesting.

  • Make sure your website is table-less CSS/DIV HTML code and validated with W3C.
  • Use the Title and Alt tags effectively for links and images throughout the site.
  • Include keywords in header tags.
  • Individual pages should have unique Titles, and Meta keywords/Descriptions.
  • Build in-bound and out-bound links.
  • Create a XML sitemap and submit it to major search engines such as Google, Yahoo & Bing.
  • Set up Google Analytics to track visitor data.
  • Submit the site to local business directories.
  • Join discussions on forums/blogs and link back to your website with appropriate keyword links.

Hope these few tips were useful to you, further tips will be posted in a few days..!!

2009
12.02

When it comes to launching a new website, there are many areas that you need to be focused on, for example, using the right SEO strategies to gain a head start from your competitors. Therefore, to help you get a better understanding in this area, we have come up with a list of six SEO tips that could help kick start your campaign. Today, we will discuss the first SEO tip for launching a new website.

competition

1. Having a Reasonable Goal in Mind

Having a reasonable goal in mind refers to whether you choose to spend lots of time fine-tuning your campaign yourself, or pay someone else to do it for you. For this, you will first have to get an understanding that this decision will be dependent on your strategy, resources and competency.

It would take almost up to a year, with consistent optimization applied in order to secure the more competitive keywords. Therefore, it is important that you understand the competitive thresholds for your keywords and the degree of trust required for your website to “break loose” and start climbing over competitors.

>>Read our article on “Choosing the right SEO tactic for low and high competition

With today’s competitive landscape and the challenging nature of it, those who are easily discouraged and seeking short-term gratification can be overwhelmed due to the range of competitors fighting for topical relevance and keyword positioning.

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