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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Web Design’

How To Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly, According To Google

As you’re probably aware, Google is preparing to launch an algorithm change that includes a signal telling Google sites that are mobile-friendly should get a rankings boost. This will remain just one of many signals Google takes into account when ranking content, but it’s going to be an important one. Is your site already mobile-friendly or do you have some …

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Infographic Looks At Web Design Trends

A few months ago, we shared an infographic from Aptitude looking at the history of web design that was pretty popular. Today, we have one from WhoIsHostingThis? examining trends in web design for 2014. “Websites have certainly changed over the past 20 years,” a spokesperson for the company says. “Remember the days of flashing graphics, crazy fonts, and auto-play music? …

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Google To Note When Pages May Not Work In Mobile Results

Google is going to start letting mobile searchers know when results include pages that may not work on their devices. On a device that doesn’t support Flash, for example (which includes iOS and Android versions 4.1 and higher), Google will include a message with the result that says, “Uses Flash. May not work on your device.” “A common annoyance for …

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Google Tells You How To Serve Your Homepage To International Users

Google is offering some new guidance on creating homepages for international users. The company took to its Webmaster Central blog on Monday morning to discuss the topic. Specifically, it looks at three ways to configure your homepage (or landing page) – show everyone the same content, let users choose, or serve content depending on their location and language. Any of …

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This Infographic Provides An Interesting History Of Web Design

Spending every day on the Internet, it’s sometimes easy to forget or to take for granted just how far the web has come, especially in terms of design. Don’t get me wrong. There are still plenty of embarrassing designs out there, but by and large, web design has evolved significantly since the early 90s. The following infographic from Aptitude gives …

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Few Top Web-Only Retailers Are Using Responsive Design

The Search Agency looked at the top 100 web-only retailers based on Internet Retailer’s Top 500 list of e-commerce sites in order to evaluate how they’re handling mobile. Specifically, they wanted to see if these sites are more mobile-ready than others. They found that a shockingly small amount of them (9) were using responsive design, which is what Google apparently …

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Demand Media Announces Designs.com Platform For gTLDs

Demand Media announced that later this year, it will launch Designs.com, as the new gTLDs become available. The site will feature a platform to create designs for sites utilizing the new domain extensions. “The goal is to have easy ways for folks who have registered a new gTLD to quickly find categorized templates and tools for building a website,” a …

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Google: We Still Need Text To Index Your Content

Google’s latest Webmaster Help video discusses Google’s need for text in indexing content. Matt Cutts responds to a question about how important text is in getting Google to understand their site. The user has a site that is mostly made up of images, and says that users like it better, bounce rate has declined, and conversions are up. “Google does …

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Matt Cutts On Google’s Handling Of Single-Page Sites

Google has released its latest Webmaster Help video. This time, Matt Cutts discusses single-page sites, and how Google handles them. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: What does Google think of single-page websites? They are becoming more complex and there are some great websites using only a single page (+lots of CSS and JavaScript) bringing the same user …

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Go Daddy Acquires M.dot For “Mobile First” Website Creation

Go Daddy announced today that it has acquired M.dot Inc., the makers of popular small business website creation/management app M.dot. Go Daddy says the move will bolster its “mobile first” strategy, as it will offer it to its 11 million customers as a way to easily create and manage mobile sites from their smartphones. “We’re pleased to welcome M.dot to …

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Look At Craigslist’s New Visual Design Style

Craigslist is well known for its design, or lack thereof, so it’s interesting that the site now has a more visual listing style. Jeremy Zawodny tweeted about the changes over a week ago, but they’ve gone relatively undiscussed until TechCrunch picked up on the story on Sunday after a lead from Matt Inouye. check out the new “grid view” on …

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The Best Drunken SEO Pitch You’ll Hear Today

McCollum & Griggs LLC, a Kansas City law firm has put out a humorous clip featuring a voicemail they claim comes from West Coast SEO company. The guy, who the firm says is drunk (which does appear to be quite possible, based on the audio) claims to be from Microsoft. “We’re pretty sure this guy is not from Microsoft,” Phil …

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