Web Marketing, SEO & SEM

Google updates LocalBusiness Schema

It seems we may have had a Google structured data update yet again . The next thing they changes was to require the Image and priceRange data fields in the LocalBusiness schema requirements. If you run the Google structured data testing tool against LocalBusiness schema, you will see they throw an error if the Image and priceRange…

How to Optimize Images for SEO

Images are a vital part of engaging online content. People have short-time attention no one wants to open a page only to find an unbroken wall of text. Photos, infographics and illustrations are a key way to supplement your text to make your page look more attractive. Choosing the right image for…

Best tools for creating infographics

Creating infographics using online tools has never been easier. In the last few years some tools have emerged that allow anyone to create great visual content. Whether you are working on a project for work, personal use, or social media, each new project will starts with a visual template. In this article, we…

Google's 200 Most Important Ranking Factors

  Domain Factors   1. Domain Age: In this video, Matt Cutts states that: “The difference between a domain that’s six months old verses one year old is really not that big at all.”. In other words, they do use domain age…but it’s not very important. 2. Keyword Appears in Top Level Domain: Doesn’t give the…

Matt Cutts Talks SEO for Google: 9 Things You Should Expect This Summer

The latest Google Webmaster video features Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts talking about what webmasters can expect to see in the next few months in terms of SEO for Google, particularly changes combating black hat web spam from many different angles in a variety of areas. Here are nine search and SEO changes webmasters…

Tips for Writing Content that Ranks in 2013

There are many schools of thought as to how best to optimize a website for top keyword placements in search engine results.  The concept of search engine optimization is basically a science, but like most sciences, there is no definitive "right" answer, just a series of practices that tend to work in…

Attracting women to developer events

GirlDevelopIt SF is now 1,500 members strong, and all but a handful of them are women interested in learning to program, make websites, and generally become more technically literate. Because of my involvement in GDI and likely also because I'm a fairly visible "woman in tech", I often get approached with…

what's an infographic and what isn't

We are well and truly in the age of the online infographic. Or are we? These colourful ‘data visualizations’ of information have flooded the internet in numbers; however, there’s many of them which just aren’t up to scratch. So, what makes an infographic an infographic? The original definition basically means…

Open Source Cloud Is Failing To Gain Traction: Survey

  Open source cloud infrastructures are not capturing the imagination of cloud implementers, if research from Opsview is to be believed. When asked to identify their existing cloud service providers, 56 percent of respondents chose Amazon Web Services (AWS), while only 19 percent selected Rackspace. Over half (52%) of the 420 respondents indicated that their preferred…

Is Your User Content Online Legally Yours?

Instagram, the phone app that lets you take pictures, apply artsy filters and then share them, is huge. So huge that in 2012 Facebook bought it for $1 billion. Then, late last year, Instagram did something massively stupid: it changed its terms of use, the document of rules for using the…

Programming

The HTML5 Quick Learning Guide

HTML5 syntax is compatible with both HTML4 and XHTML1. Want to close empty elements with a slash? Go for it.…

How to Create a Password Strength Indicator With jQuery

If you are building a system that allows the users to login in, then it is always a good idea…

21 PHP Libraries You Should Know About

The aim of the Standard PHP Library-or SPL is to provide a standard library of interfaces which allows developers to…

How to Retrieve Twitter Timeline and Hashtags in PHP

How to Retrieve Twitter Timeline and Hashtags in PHP (Twitter OAuth API 1.1) So, here we offer a guide that explains…

Servers

How to install and setup Varnish in Ubuntu 16.04

One of the problems with running a site with many users is that the constant requests for dynamic content can…

Install HHVM + Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04

  The LEMHH software stack is a group of software that can be used to serve dynamic web pages and web…

Display Linux TCP / UDP Network and Socket Information with the 'ss' command

The ss command is used to show socket statistics. It can display stats for PACKET sockets, TCP sockets, UDP sockets,…

How to setup FTP server on ubuntu 14.04 with VSFTPD

FTP is used to transfer files from one host to another over TCP network. This article explains how to setup…

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