Tag Archives: SEO

The “S” in https Stands for Sexy

I wanted to run-down a quick analysis on our recent obsession with that green padlock that gives us the warm and fuzzies all over. What exactly is it; what exactly does it mean; what exactly does it do? When you see https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) alongside a solid padlock with no error messages in […]

The Unprofessionals

I’ve listed spammers, scammers, and charlatans in the past, but that doesn’t cover everything. There’s a sort of in-between area of so called professionals that seemingly provide a legitimate service, but are clearly awful in their approach and abilities as self-proclaimed professionals. We’ll call them the unprofessionals. Sadly, this article will probably only be used […]

How to Make Money Blogging

My first piece of advice is an ironic and possibly radical one. The best way to make money online blogging, is actually to make that goal secondary. The methodology here, is that you should first, actually enjoy writing about a certain topic, whether you’re making money or not. If your blog isn’t a labor of […]

Google Results Extras

There’s much more to the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) than just your page title, URL, content, and meta tags. Let’s speak, strictly appearance-wise, what control you have over your SERP results. For this, let’s start by looking at an example of the most basic result type: We can see three spots in which we […]

Google +1 Button Script

If this is the first you’ve heard of this new Google +1 (Plus One) Button, checkout the official page. First, add this in between your <head> tags: <script src="https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js" async defer></script> Second, add this just below the <body> tag: <div style="position:fixed;bottom:0;left:50px;z-index:1"><g:plusone size="tall"></g:plusone></div> This will fix the Google +1 Button bottom-left on your pages. It will […]

I’m on a Mission to Completely Destroy All www.

To me, www. is dead (read that article here), and has been for sometime. It has no comprehensible use or purpose any longer that I am aware of except for taking up space and time and frankly, looks a little dated. I’m on a mission to strip it from all of my personal websites and […]

How to Properly Submit a DMOZ Listing

DMOZ has now been closed. An unofficial clone, that this tutorial may still be relevant to, has been created here. A lot of people want to get listed on DMOZ.org (Open Directory Project). Why? Because Google likes DMOZ. What weight this has on your PageRank or SERPs isn’t precisely known. But, it certainly can’t hurt. […]

How to Submit a Website to the hengine Search Engine

hengine.org is a human search engine that I created. I call it “The Human Search Engine” because I put an emphasis on human-filtering the results. This means that like DMOZ, I only accept quality websites that meet a certain standard. I don’t send out search engine crawlers to automatically collect and index websites/webpages like Google […]

Getting Started with Your Very First Website

Many people these days need a website for business or just want one for personal use. Whether you have no idea how or where to start or you have some vague idea about where to start, this article is for you. Possibly, you’ve heard from word-of-mouth about how GoDaddy is the way to go, this […]

Dynamic SEO-Friendly .htaccess File

The Code Copy the following to a plain text editor and save as .htaccess. Then, via FTP, upload to the root folder of your website (usually called public_html). It will be suitable for most hosting environments, but not all. You can find the website template I’ve also written which contains this .htaccess example here. <files […]