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10 SEO Tips to incorporate When Building Your Site

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Tech Tips

  Let us assume that, just like everyone else, you are building a website–after all, the Web is where it is all happening now. As soon as your website goes live–and especially while you are still in the design and development phase–you need to make sure your site’s content will be found through search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing where many people go to look for information. Whether you’re starting a blog or deploying an e-commerce solution for your clients, it’s a good idea to keep in mind some good web development practices that will enhance your chances in search rankings.   1. Use Flash Wisely Don’t call me patronising–it goes without saying–but try not to use Flash when HTML/CSS should be used. Flash has its place on the Web: it’s great for interactive components such as sophisticated learning activity games with audio and video, and 3D animation. It’s better served as components of an HTML/CSS site than as the technology that powers the entire site. For example, check out Kongregate, a popular social Flash gaming site. Although Flash is their bread and butter, they still use HTML, CSS, and server-side scripting to power their site functionalities. Flash can be SEO-friendly and web accessible, however, it’s more...

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13 Simple Tips for Improving Your Web Site

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Tech Tips

Want to ensure that visitors will exit your website almost immediately after landing there? Be sure to make it difficult for them to find what it is they are looking for. Want to get people to stay on your website longer and click on or buy stuff? Follow these 13 Web design tips.     1. Have a polished, professional logo–and link it to your home page. “Your logo is an important part of your brand, so make sure it’s located prominently on your site,” says Tiffany Monhollon, senior content marketing manager at online marketer ReachLocal. “Use a high-resolution image and feature it in the upper left corner of each of your pages,” she advises. “Also, it’s a good rule of thumb to link your logo back to your home page so that visitors can easily navigate to it.”   2.Use intuitive navigation. “Primary navigation options are typically deployed in a horizontal [menu] bar along the top of the site,” says Brian Gatti, a partner with Inspire Business Concepts, a digital marketing company. Provide “secondary navigation options underneath the primary navigation bar, or in the [left-hand] margin of the site, known as the sidebar.” Why is intuitive navigation so important? “Confusing navigation layouts will result in people quitting a...

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Schedule a meeting with other people in Outlook 2007

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Tech Tips

A meeting is an appointment to which you invite people or reserve resources for. You can create and send meeting requests and reserve resources for face-to-face meetings or for online meetings. When you create a meeting, you identify the people to invite and the resources to reserve, and you pick a meeting time. Responses to your meeting request appear in your Inbox. You can also add people to an existing meeting or reschedule a meeting. What do you want to do? Schedule an in-person meeting Change a meeting Make a meeting recurring Make a meeting private Set up or remove a reminder   Schedule an in-person meeting 1. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Meeting Request. 2. Keyboard shortcut  To create a new meeting request, press CTRL+SHIFT+Q. 3. In the Subject box, type a description. 4. In the Location box, type a description or click Rooms to choose from rooms available for automatic scheduling by using Microsoft Exchange. 5. In the Start time and End time lists, select the start and end time for the meeting. If this is an all day event, select the All day event check box. An all day event is a full 24 hour event lasting from midnight to midnight. Note:...

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