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Domain Name or URL?

The IT/computer industry is famous for having acronyms and terms. It can all get really confusing, rather quickly. One distinction that’s often confused is domain names and URLs. It’s not a big deal to confuse the two but sometimes it matters. If you’re submitting a URL somewhere to promote your …

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The Re-Brand

Well, I spent some time this weekend getting things organized with my websites and projects. It took a while but I found a pretty decent WordPress theme that I liked and then re-branded my main websites with a similar look and logos. I decided to put my main websites into …

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Forced to Use Google+

Ok,, Google – I’m finally doing what you’re obviously trying to tell us website owners what we have to do – use Google Plus but it’s hard… really painful: When I first signed up for Google+ it was called something else (I forgot what). And now they’ve changed it a …

GoDaddy Still Clunky to Use

After all the cha-ching they’ve dropped into Super Bowl commercials, I’m really surprised that the GoDaddy.com website is still as clunky as ever. Here’s my review back in 2009: The Award for the Clunkiest Website Goes To… Not much has changed. You’re still not sure if you’re really logged in …

WordPress Limitations

I have a number of WordPress websites and ran into a problem at Hostgator since I have a website with a large amount of posts. Here’s what they sent me, which is interesting (I had to fix a little bit of their English): As MySQL will begin to see performance …

Maybe People Will Appreciate Good Website Design Now

As the healthcare.gov website launches and has tons of glitches, you have to wonder if people will start to appreciate us good website designers that are out there, who do testing and all the little things that go into website design. Something I’ve never seen is standing in line on …

Get on the “Front Page” of Google?

I just got some lovely spam email and one message I noticed them saying that they can help get a website of mine on the front page of Google. Hmm… I don’t think they can promise that as Google doesn’t really put any links to other websites on their front …

New Internet Marketing Goals

I’ve been doing Internet Marketing for a long time. I got really serious about it back in March of 2009 and I’ve done pretty well at it. It’s fun for me. I like figuring out puzzles, which is why I’m into Bejeweled Blitz and those types of games. They’re really …

Google’s Disavow Tool

This is interesting. If you have bad links (or what you think are bad links – not everyone is thinking correctly when they do this review) pointing to your website, you can now disavow them. “I never knew ye!” If you want to start disavowing websites, then there are some …

How to Survive Hosting Downtime

This is something I posted at Webstix but I thought it was something worth posting separately here. There are ways to minimize damage if your website hosting fails. It’s best to have some (most) of these things set up ahead of time. Once the website is down, there’s not much …