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Our theme for Chrome Browser on the Webstore

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This is a Chrome browser theme that is compatible with screen resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.

 

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Why Copying Competitors That Outrank You Isn’t an SEO Strategy

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By Sean

 

In my years in this industry I have seen time and time again the mantra “Let’s copy the competition! They are number one, so they must be doing something right. Right?”

The process usually begins with the following: “I noticed our competitor X is number one on Google. Competitor Y is number 1 for a hundred different keywords. We should copy everything they do down to the minute detail! Let’s get going!”

While in some business disciplines that is a semi-ok idea, in SEO copying your competitors utilizing this reasoning is a waste of time.


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9 Tips For Maintaining an Up-to-date Website

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Here Are 9 Tips For Maintaining a Up-to-date Website in Today’s Online Environment

By Jeff George

If you are concerned with whether or not your website looks up-to-date, here are 9 tips to consider when maintaining a up-to-date and healthy website.

 

 

  • Bios – Is your photograph current? Does your picture look like you? If you are meeting a prospective client whose only previous experience of you comes from your website bio, then you don’t want to be giving them any nasty surprises! (if you require a photographer we can help)
  • Ensure your People pages are up to date (and if somebody is leaving remind them to update their LinkedIn profile as nobody else can do it for them, (at least not without the login details).
  • Trust Icons – If you won the Law Firm of the Year at the American Legal Awards in 2009 and proudly displayed your winners badge on your home page, that is great. It doesn’t look so great if it’s still there in 2013 though. The same goes for any type of membership or accreditation. Make sure these trust icons are up to date or take them off.
  • Content – It sounds obvious, but ensure that your content is up to date and aligned with current accepted best practices and that you have kept pace with regulatory changes and changes to the legal landscape.
  • Responsiveness – More and more people are searching on the go. Your website needs to be optimized for mobile and tablet. Unless your site was created or updated in the last couple of years the chances are that it’s not responsive.
  • Images – Has your website had the same homepage image for the last five years? This (along with old content) gives the impression of your website (and business) being static. Google does not like static websites and neither will visitors.
  • Contact details – Again, this sounds obvious, but make sure your contact details are up to date. If you had to close a satellite office but didn’t remove it from your website and a prospective client pitches up there for a meeting and finds a McDonald’s instead, well, you can imagine.
  • Call to action buttons – Are you providing your target audience with the means to contact you that is most appropriate to them? Does your website have, for example, a free phone number? An online inquiry form? A dedicated email address? You know your audience better than anybody, make sure you make contacting you very easy for them.

 

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  • Testimonials – It’s important to keep adding new testimonials to your site as this is a great way to build trust with prospective clients. If a visitor comes to your site after a six month lapse and views the same testimonials as the last time they visited then that can look lazy, or worse still, give off the impression that you haven’t completed any work worthy of a testimonial in the past 6 months!


 


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Content Is King by Bill Gates | 1/3/1996

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Content Is King by Bill Gates (1/3/1996)

 

Content is where I expect much of the real money will be made on the Internet, just as it was in broadcasting.

The television revolution that began half a century ago spawned a number of industries, including the manufacturing of TV sets, but the long-term winners were those who used the medium to deliver information and entertainment.

When it comes to an interactive network such as the Internet, the definition of “content” becomes very wide. For example, computer software is a form of content-an extremely important one, and the one that for Microsoft will remain by far the most important.

But the broad opportunities for most companies involve supplying information or entertainment. No company is too small to participate.

One of the exciting things about the Internet is that anyone with a PC and a modem can publish whatever content they can create. In a sense, the Internet is the multimedia equivalent of the photocopiers. It allows material to be duplicated at low-cost, no matter the size of the audience.

The Internet also allows information to be distributed worldwide at basically zero marginal cost to the publisher. Opportunities are remarkable, and many companies are laying plans to create content for the Internet.

For example, the television network NBC and Microsoft recently agreed to enter the interactive news business together. Our companies will jointly own a cable news network, MSNBC, and an interactive news service on the Internet. NBC will maintain editorial control over the joint venture.

I expect societies will see intense competition-and ample failure as well as success-in all categories of popular content-not just software and news, but also games, entertainment, sports programming, directories, classified advertising, and on-line communities devoted to major interests.

Printed magazines have readership’s that share common interests. It’s easy to imagine these communities being served by electronic online editions.

But to be successful online, a magazine can’t just take what it has in print and move it to the electronic realm. There isn’t enough depth or interactivity in print content to overcome the drawbacks of the online medium.

If people are to be expected to put up with turning on a computer to read a screen, they must be rewarded with deep and extremely up-to-date information that they can explore at will. They need to have audio, and possibly video. They need an opportunity for personal involvement that goes far beyond that offered through the letters-to-the-editor pages of print magazines.

A question on many minds is how often the same company that serves an interest group in print will succeed in serving it online. Even the very future of certain printed magazines is called into question by the Internet.

For example, the Internet is already revolutionizing the exchange of specialized scientific information. Printed scientific journals tend to have small circulations, making them high-priced. University libraries are a big part of the market. It’s been an awkward, slow, expensive way to distribute information to a specialized audience, but there hasn’t been an alternative.

Now some researchers are beginning to use the Internet to publish scientific findings. The practice challenges the future of some venerable printed journals.

Over time, the breadth of information on the Internet will be enormous, which will make it compelling. Although the gold rush atmosphere today is primarily confined to the United States, I expect it to sweep the world as communications costs come down and a critical mass of localized content becomes available in different countries.

For the Internet to thrive, content providers must be paid for their work. The long-term prospects are good, but I expect a lot of disappointment in the short-term as content companies struggle to make money through advertising or subscriptions. It isn’t working yet, and it may not for some time.

So far, at least, most of the money and effort put into interactive publishing is little more than a labor of love, or an effort to help promote products sold in the non-electronic world. Often these efforts are based on the belief that over time someone will figure out how to get revenue.

In the long run, advertising is promising. An advantage of interactive advertising is that an initial message needs only to attract attention rather than convey much information. A user can click on the ad to get additional information-and an advertiser can measure whether people are doing so.

But today the amount of subscription revenue or advertising revenue realized on the Internet is near zero-maybe $20 million or $30 million in total. Advertisers are always a little reluctant about a new medium, and the Internet is certainly new and different.

Some reluctance on the part of advertisers may be justified, because many Internet users are less-than-thrilled about seeing advertising. One reason is that many advertisers use big images that take a long time to download across a telephone dial-up connection. A magazine ad takes up space too, but a reader can flip a printed page rapidly.

As connections to the Internet get faster, the annoyance of waiting for an advertisement to load will diminish and then disappear. But that’s a few years off.

Some content companies are experimenting with subscriptions, often with the lure of some free content. It’s tricky, though, because as soon as an electronic community charges a subscription, the number of people who visit the site drops dramatically, reducing the value proposition to advertisers.

A major reason paying for content doesn’t work very well yet is that it’s not practical to charge small amounts. The cost and hassle of electronic transactions makes it impractical to charge less than a fairly high subscription rate.

But within a year the mechanisms will be in place that allow content providers to charge just a cent or a few cents for information. If you decide to visit a page that costs a nickel, you won’t be writing a check or getting a bill in the mail for a nickel. You’ll just click on what you want, knowing you’ll be charged a nickel on an aggregated basis.

This technology will liberate publishers to charge small amounts of money, in the hope of attracting wide audiences.

Those who succeed will propel the Internet forward as a marketplace of ideas, experiences, and products-a marketplace of content.

This essay is copyright © 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

 

You can read more on Bill Gates here.

 


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Have us Setup Your Google Analytics

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Have Our Experts Setup Your Google Analytics Properly For Tracking

 

Setting up the tracking in Google Analytics for your website can be quite a hassle. How do you know what you should track? Are there any details you might have missed? There are so many different aspects to Google Analytics that you need to think of and even more that you should simply ignore. We will take that wondering out of your hands and setup your Google Analytics properly.

 

 

We can set up your Google Analytics goals for you. We’ll also go over the ones you might have  already set up yourself. We will look at your website, your business, and the things that are important for you to track. After that, we’ll set up the goals for you! Once we’ve set up your goals, we’ll tell you which goals we have set up and why.

Goals are a way of tracking in Google Analytics. They’re useful, because they’ll allow you to see how many people have completed your funnel, and where the rest dropped off. Funnels are the steps you can specify in your goals. By specifying steps, you can see how many people went from one step to the other, which is basically your conversion rate for that specific task.

Our expert team will setup your Google Analytics properly

Lets face it: Google Analytics isn’t very user-friendly. We have set up hundreds of Google Analytics accounts for webmasters all over the world. That’s experience that you can trust.

We will make sure you’re tracking what you should be tracking, ignoring the unimportant stuff, and that your goals are set up perfectly.

Set up my goals

All you have to do is give us access to your Google Analytics account. After that we’ll send you an invoice. When you’ve paid the invoice, we’ll get started on creating your goals!


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Google Webmaster Tools Disavow Feature

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Disavow “Spammy Links” with Google’s Disavow Links Tool

 

When webmasters attempt to drive traffic to their website by means of spammy back links, it can hurt your ranking on Google Search. Here, Matt Cutts explains how to have the almighty Google ignore those SPAMMY back links. In turn, Google will not hold these page rank-degrading back links against your website. When I say messy or bad back links, I’m referring to links to your site from either porn sites or other notoriously SPAMMY sources. Mass blog commenting and/or article marketing/spinning are a couple of ways to get a messy back link profile. Please keep in mind, unless you or your company practiced improper or poor internet marketing strategies and have caused you to have a negative back link profile that is hurting your page rank, in most cases, it isn’t necessary. Improper use of the Disavow Link Tool can hurt your site’s current rank with Google. I  recommend that only advanced users that are knowledgeable on this topic use this tool. Most of the time, it’s not even necessary. Simply cleaning up the bad links will help improve your site’s ranking with most search engines. The Google Webmaster Tools Disavow feature is a last resort for webmasters that have really poor back link issues that are directly hurting their site’s rank.

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Disavow Links with Google Webmaster Tools | Video by Matt Cutts