The trouble with building your own website.

The trouble with building your own website.

I can do this myself The trouble with building your own website. So you have a service or product and want to get it online, You search and see a website like wix that uses a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor and you think, I can do this myself. Hence, you build your webpage, but it never seems to get any visitors or traffic. Consequently when you search it NEVER comes up in results, even in the first 50 pages of results! The hype.. "You Love & Customize It. No Design Skills Needed. Customizable online store.…
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Business Checklist

Business Checklist

This should be easy, right? Start with a business checklist!  Most customers will expect they will be able to find your business on the internet.  Whether you are selling your products online, or simply want to provide some information about your business and your contact details.  Hence, having a website is almost essential and will be on your business checklist! It's a good idea to think about what you hope to achieve with your website before you start creating one.  Researching your competitors' websites can help you get a clear idea of what may work best for you. So to…
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Submit Your Website to Search Engines.

Submit Your Website to Search Engines.

So, SUBMIT YOUR WEBSITE! You've developed an amazing site, it looks great! You've put together some seriously valuable and relevant content, spent time on the design, and gathered a ton of feedback. Now, you're finally feeling ready to share it with the world. Submit Your Website! And as soon as you publish your new site for the world to see, all of your content will  magically and immediately show up on Google. Wrong! It takes a little more than just hitting the publish button. To get your site listed on search results, Google needs to "index" and "crawl" your websites…
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H1 Headers Tags and Title Tags for SEO

When we develop online content header tags are a big part. HTML coding behind the scenes plays a big role in search engine rankings, making the Title Tags and H1 Headers all-important for SEO. Used correctly, they can increase your position in search engines. However, used incorrectly, header tags can negatively impact rankings and even lead to penalties and lower results. Define the Title Tags & H1 Headers Here is the actual HTML code we’re discussing:       Title Tag: <title>       H1 Header Tag: <h1> In a broad sense, the title and H1 header tags share a similar function, which is why confusion often stems between…
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EU approves Copyright Directives.

EU approves Copyright Directives.

First of all. So the EU approves copyright directives, it seems the European Parliament has above all else found another victim source.  Known by the parliament as, Tax Tax Tax Tax Tax, It has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive. This is a controversial piece of legislation intended to update online copyright laws for the internet age.  Likewise the FEES and TAX that go with that! The directive was originally rejected by MEPs in July following criticism of two key provisions.  Those were, Articles 11 and 13, dubbed the link tax and upload filter by critics. However, in parliament this morning, an…
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Schema markup

Schema markup

Schema markup. Schema markup is code (semantic vocabulary) that you put on your website to help the search engines return more informative results for users.  If you've ever used rich snippets, you'll understand exactly what schema markup is all about.  Here's an example of a local business that has markup on its event schedule page. Phone number & email address. Highlighting a customer service or sales number can lead to more customer engagement and conversions.  Email addresses also have the potential to appear in knowledge graph panels and branded featured snippets. Alternate names. If your brand name is searched often with different variations. This is a great way…
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Font Awesome 600+ scalable vector icons

Font Awesome 600+ scalable vector icons

Font awesome. Font awesome gives you over 600+ scalable vector icons. You can use them in website design. The font awesome icons can instantly customize through CSS (Cascading style sheet).  You can change the size, color, rotation, shadows pretty much anything. These days’ font awesome has become very popular for adding icons in websites. After this quick tutorial, you will be able to use any type of font icons in your design like Bootstrap Glyphicons, Fontello etc. #1 Download and Install Font awesome First, you need to download latest font awesome kit from their website. Go to https://fontawesome.com/free then click on start…
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Search engine optimization.

Search engine optimization.

SEO - Search Engine Optimization Search Engine Optimization is the process of getting traffic from any free, organic, editorial or natural search results on any search engines. Is SEO Important? YES! As well as probably the most important part of the page that is never seen.  Therefore because all major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo have primary search results. Also, web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to the users. No payment is involved, likewise it would be with a paid search ad. Search queries. The…
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Mobile Friendly Web Design

At AWebsiteGuy, mobile friendly web design is what we do. We are dedicated to the reality that any business success increasingly depends on one simple, increasingly irrefutable truth. To have a good listing result, your website better employ mobile friendly web design PERIOD! What exactly is mobile friendly web design? First of all at its core, it is mobile friendly design. It makes your website’s information images, texts, videos, links are easily accessible across different platforms. Therefore, mobile friendly web design is very important. Always build for screens of tablets and smartphones as well as laptops. Likewise with a more complex look mobile friendly…
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Sitemaps are important?

Sitemaps We get asked, 'So sitemaps are important?', our answer is absolutely yes! It is because they make it easier for Google or any other search engine to find your site's pages. This is because Google and others rank web PAGES not just websites. There is no downside of having an XML Sitemap and having one can improve your SEO, so we highly recommend them. Sitemap linking Sitemaps are important and can be used to tell search engines or other robots where your sitemap is located. For example the complete robots.txt could look like this: User-agent: * Disallow: SITEMAP: https://awebsiteguy.com/sitemap.txt Limitations robots.txt are accessible…
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