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Create Sitemaps and use a Sitemap Index

Sitemaps are often overlooked when creating a website, largely because most are unaware of the benefits and process. Having a properly formatted sitemap index and sitemap files that are also submitted to Google WebmasterTools will result in increased indexed pages, which means Google (and other search engines) have greater visibility of your website that they…

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Make Joomla Article Titles H1 and H2 Tags for SEO

The article titles on your Joomla website are probably not optimized to their full potential. More specifically, they aren’t H1 tags on the article pages and H2 tags on the category, section, and home pages. They also don’t have title attributes in the href links on the category, section and home pages. These header tags…

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CSS3 Text Shadows

Text Shadow… pretty! OK, that was a little extreme. But seriously, text shadow can be sexy, and it’s really easy. So stop using images for text in your banners and call-to-actions! The CSS3 text-shadow property shouldn’t be overused, but it allows web designers and developers an excellent alternative to using text, with shadows, as images…

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Adding Your Website to Google Webmaster Tools

If you’ve landed on this article, chances are you heard about Google Webmaster Tools and are either looking for more information or wanting to utilize (“install”) it for your site. No problem – it’s really pretty easy, and you’ll be up and running in no time if you follow these simple steps.

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Backup Your Databases!

This guide refers to phpMyAdmin based databases that are commonly the back end for popular content management systems (CMS) like WordPress and Joomla Yes, it happened to me. So… I was clearing out my web server files, databases, etc, to make room for the new website coming online, and I forgot to make a copy…

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