Plain Old Semantic HTML POSH! Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:13:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Plain Old Semantic HTML Going Social! Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:13:06 +0000 Martin We will be adding Facebook and Twitter integration within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

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Getting Your Pages at the Top of the List Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:12:51 +0000 Martin Have you noticed that your websites just can’t compete with your rivals when it comes to page rankings, no matter what kind of content you’re posting? So what is it that they’re doing that you’ve missed out on entirely? Chances are, your competition is paying much closer attention to what’s known as white hat SEO in order to achieve a higher Search Engine Ranking.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of crafting the design and content of your web pages to be more appealing to search engine indexing programs called bots. These bots are constantly analyzing every page on the Internet, determining content quality, link quality and a host of other factors outlined in mathematical programs called algorithms.

Google, and other search engines, are constantly changing these algorithms in order to keep up with webmasters who are intent on gaming the system. That means keeping up with SEO best practices can practically be a full time job. For SEO consultants the ones working a 4th Media it is, of course, a full time job. These Internet niche specialists are skilled at taking their client companies to the top of the page rankings.

If you’re not feeling up to the task of handling your own SEO strategy, leave it to the professionals.

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What’s New in Semantic HTML? Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:21:04 +0000 Martin More of a “what’s going on this early Monday morning” question…
Have a great week folks!

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Effective Internet Marketing Strategies Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:56:51 +0000 Martin There are many benefits that are witnessed by marketing your business via the internet. This has led to the popularity of internet marketing for both small and large business organizations. Some of the benefits include increasing traffic to your site, enhancement of your company’s brand and the products you offer and generating reliable income. In order for this to be achieved, you need to put in place some of the most effective internet marketing strategies.

First and foremost, ensure that your website is designed in the most attractive way. This should be in accordance with the advanced features and ease of use. This will ensure that your prospective customers are attracted easily. With this in place, you need to consider the optimization of your site. Your site will only get high search engine rankings if it is well optimized. This requires the services of a good seo consultant. Consequently, take some time to do some research on a number of companies that are available in the market before settling for a particular one.

Another perfect strategy has to deal with affiliate programs. Many online users are interested in participating in affiliate programs. When a site offers more programs, more clients are attracted to it. This is a perfect strategy to beat all the other companies in your niche. You also need to ensure that your site offers reliable information and content to clients. Most online users are looking for solutions to their situations. If they are assured of getting the solutions from your site, they will always visit the site no matter what. Ensure therefore that the site is not only attractive and offers many affiliate programs but it should also have valuable information.

The use of press releases is another important consideration that should not be overlooked. Press releases usually attract people since they offer news and important stories. In addition, make it a point to interact with your visitors through blogging and forums.

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Branding Yourself Tue, 15 Sep 2009 02:11:49 +0000 Martin I’m going to buy this book. And if you are creating a brand for a client, or yourself, I suggest you read Crushit by Gary Vaynerchuk:

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Anyone Care About HTML 5.0? Sun, 13 Sep 2009 04:36:38 +0000 Martin small
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Since the majority of people use Internet Explorer, are you designers even looking at HTML 5.0?

Let us know!

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Gary Vaynerchuk’s Changing The Wine World! Sun, 02 Aug 2009 23:06:52 +0000 Martin Gary on UStream
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Here is one voice that is changing – not only the wine world, but internet marketing as well. I follow him on Twitter, and so should you!

Here’s a video of Gary Vaynerchuk on CNN:

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SEO What? Sun, 26 Jul 2009 05:55:14 +0000 Martin I’ve stopped thinking, “SEO, SEO, SEO!” every time I create content for my sites. Simply put, I just write for my niche, make it informative, funny, and relevant. That takes a load off!
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[Slashdot] [Digg] [Reddit] [] [Facebook] [Technorati] [Google] [StumbleUpon] ]]> 0 Sat, 07 Feb 2009 02:43:23 +0000 Martin I have been looking everywhere for standards compliant, XHTML 1.0 Transitional (1.1 and Strict of course) website templates to use on sites I manage. Of course I can create them myself, thank you very much :) , but if you ever have had an order as a web designer for 50+ sites within the timespan of a few days to fill, and you are busy with other things, then you’ll agree with me that finding a treasure like this would be a real help.
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I actually found a web site that offers free templates (keeping a footer link to their site), or for a purchase, you can buy your own. If you go to the web site, you can view the website templates they have available. What I did was download one, and viewed the page source. Yes, they have a XHTML 1.0 Transitional DOCTYPE, and minus a few validation errors (like a non closed BR), the markup was very semantic. Great for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as well, but that’s for another post. Let me just say that semantic coding is the benchmark for SEO.

If you’ll notice on their site,

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WordPress Gurus Thu, 15 Jan 2009 20:27:43 +0000 Martin Hey all of you WordPress admins out there, can you please help us out? I’d like to see your career path as you get to work/consult on WordPress projects.Hey all of you WordPress admins out there, can you please help us out? I’d like to see your career path as you get to work/consult on WordPress projects.
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Hey all of you WordPress admins out there, can you please help us out? I’d like to see your career path as you get to work/consult on WordPress projects.

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