We will be updating our servers operating system software late this evening which in turn will lead to all websites being offline for a short period of time. We estimate around 1 – 2 hours of downtime, but user data will be safe during this reinstallation. We have also taken precautions by taking an external backup of all the websites on the server.
User data will be kept intact and all hosting accounts have been backed up as a precaution to our offsite backup servers. We have also sent out an email to all our hosting clients to keep you informed. Our website Sitebee will remain online during the upgrade process should you need to contact us.
Anyone heard of DuckDuckGo? If not. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that`s giving the almighty Google a run for its money. Such a beautiful search engine!
Ive been having a play about with the new kid on the block recently and I like what I find. Firstly it`s so simple, rather reminiscent of old skool Google before they got to big for their boots. The design is so simply attractive and very user friendly.
The search results are getting better too from when I last had a play around a few months back, although thinking about it I feel it`s algorithms still rely heavily on keyword suggestions rather than the quality of content. There`s plenty of room for improvement.
As I read through various webmaster & seo forums im seeing mentions of Negative SEO much more frequently and now appears to becoming a common practice. For my blog readers I would like to touch on the basics.
So what is Negative SEO?
Well the simplest explanation is people trying to damage your website reputation, The most common way they can damage your online reputation is by creating bad links to your website (non-relevant and intermediate links). These links can number from 100`s or even into the thousands. Even worse they generally aim for websites that have already been issued a penalty to mount their negative seo campaign against the intended website passing bad link juice across. I know what your thinking “the f*****s” I agree.
What can I do to combat Negative SEO?
Unfortunately there’s not much you can do if have been targeted for a negative seo campaign, you can rest assured though it`s probably been sanctioned by one of your competitors. In most cases it`s generally one time, your most probably not going to get those nasty links removed neither, but I would recommend you try anyway and document everything.
The tricky links can be the intermediate links (hta redirects, hidden links) your not going to find them in the page source code. I recommend you contact all the websites that you have found those nasty links on and politely for those links to be removed. If you are unsuccessful in having the links removed, use the Disavow tools by Google and Bing webmasters.
I would like to talk about the Google Disavow Link Tool which was released back in October 2012! For those in the know will have already heard of the tool. But for those who have`nt yet the Disavow tool is for webmasters and SEO`s who would like to remove certain inbound links pointing to their website. For example non-relative links!
I have attached a video from Matt Cutts (Google Webspam Team) he explains how to use the Disavow tool.
In just a few years of its existence, Magento has gone from a newbie in the market to a top selling ecommerce product today. By the company’s own admission, the product has been picked up by over 110,000 merchants all over the world. The company provides best in class support to its clients on a global scale. The company and product came into the market in a big way in 2008 but was picked up by eBay just a few years after. Since the time Magento eBay came into being in the year 2011, the software has been downloaded more than 4 million times to date. In the developer community Magento holds pride of place as the most preferred software for ecommerce applications.
Such is the popularity base of the solution that Magento has now come up with a mobile version. Business owners and owners of ecommerce sites can now create and develop their own mobile storefront applications. Actually, the recent past has shown that the company and the platform is going through major progress. One such index of its progress is the fact that eBay is pitching Magento to take on major players like WebSphere Commerce and Demandware Commerce. The former is a product from the IBM stable and the latter a product of the company by the same name. eBay has also enriched its personnel strength by taking on developers who can work on further enhancement of the Magento product.
One of the industry products for this software is GoMage Feed Pro. This solution handles product feeds which is nothing but a data file that has all information pertaining to the products of a company. This file needs to be in a specific format. With the use of GoMage Feed Pro, a business owner can send information pertaining to his products to various search engines including eBay and Google Base. Since information on products is the key to success, GoMage Feed Pro enables sending data to search engines and to any Magento store as well. Sites like eBay are popular because they provide comprehensive product descriptions and this is enabled by GoMage Feed Pro. This software solution can handle multiple descriptions and multiple submissions.
Magento is an open source software and so businesses can download it and start using it. There are different editions of Magento of course and with the services of IT specialists who can work on Magento development, a business owner can enjoy benefits such as:
Easy management of multiple Magento websites
Streamlining and simplifying business processes like online payments and analytics
Enhance SEO or search engine optimization activities to drive more footfall or eyeballs on the website
Significant increase in returns on investment, growth of business and customer base
Richer user experience in terms of website interactivity and information disbursement
Greater control over product information and dissemination of the same.
A more holistic control over all aspects of ecommerce including sourcing, marketing, billing and payments.
Lower costs of managing these website and customer related activities
Magento is also capable of scaling up as the business grows. So a small business need not tie up its limited funds into software investments.
I have compiled a great selection of free HTML5 & CSS3 templates. HTML5 is really a hot topic now with most of the experienced web designers. An ever increasing number of web wedesigner are turning to html5 / css3 for building new websites for their clients.
A little info about HTML5
HTML5 is the newest edition of the HTML standard, the markup language that is used to write web pages. While HTML5 does bring some new HTML tags to the table. A new version of CSS has been developed — CSS3, which has its own novelties and a lot more functionality.
All these templates are free to use, I did not design them, these are a selection of new summer collection templates created by very talented web designers from around the planet. Please leave the designed by credits intact, the designers worked long and hard creating those free designs.
Feel free to comment on any these templates, please no spam, I check all comments first.