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Web Design and Marketing I am website designer, a marketing professional and a little bit of everything between. I received my master's degree in engineering from the University of Louisville. I graduated in 2005 after keeping myself afloat using very shady SEO and Affiliate marketing schemes. Back in the day I was a master of Black Hat SEO, but my experience over time has led me to using White and slightly Gray shades of Search Engine Optimization. Search Engine Marketing with Google, Bing & Yahoo For over ten years I have watched as the internet search engines have reshaped the world. The constant changes making Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines churn is what I focus on. It used to be possible to trick them easily. Today content is king and the SEO tricks are the pawns.

Easily Embed Google Adsense Ads or Other HTML Blocks with WordPress Custom Shortcodes

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The following tutorial comes after a client recently requested to be able to add adsense ads to their site. The client uses multiple authors for their site, but feared allowing them to have unfiltered html access. This tutorial explains in very simple terms how to create a shortcode using the WordPress application to embed AdSense ads. You can use the same guidelines to set up a shortcode  to display any html code block. First we are going … Continue reading

Adding Expires Headers and HTML Compression | htaccess Example

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If you have ran an SEO report of your site and got some results about how you need image expire headers and html compression, or if you would like to increase the speed of your website then the following tutorial should help you drastically. It applies to apache servers and requires a couple Apache modules for it to work. BlueHost shared servers are already configured so once again, we have to give them our recommendation! Apache Module … Continue reading

Google+ for Business

Martin Shervington originally wrote an article titled, Google Plus For Business and Individuals. In this article he goes over the importance of using Google+ and also gives some excellent tips on setting up your Google Plus profile and more. The original article is here. You can find the CircleCount statistics of his post here. Martin Shervington puts it this way: If Google+ is Google then ignoring Google+ would be like ignoring Google! The benefits for an individual … Continue reading

Change or Remove WordPress Multisite blog url slug to Post Name

We all hate the multi-site blog url that is used. Here is how you can change it or even remove it entirely. Use caution when using this if you have a large network as url structures between posts and sites can become crossed. To begin you will first go to the permalinks setting for your primary multi-site WordPress website url. Seems confusing? Sorry. After you are in the permalinks settings make sure default is chosen and that … Continue reading

Favorite Part 1- Fast Amazon AWS Optimized WordPress EC2 RDS S3 Manual Cache Gzip Config

This is part one of a five part tutorial on using the Amazon Web Service to run a virtual private cloud EC2, RDS and S3 WordPress website that fits into the Amazon Free Tier. This site and this tutorial are put together by the staff of a Jacksonville Website Design and SEO company. That is right! Free Hosting for 1 Year on Amazons Cloud Network Index: Part 1- Fast Amazon AWS Optimized WordPress EC2 RDS S3 Manual … Continue reading

What does a Website Cost? | Static | Dynamic | E-commerce

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What is the difference between static, dynamic and e-commerce websites? Why pay more? First off, you don’t have to pay more. In the same amount of time required to start any of them, an experienced developer can also install a complete e-commerce solution.  Contact Us at 904.802.1211 and we will explain over the phone or you can continue reading. Please contact us if you have any questions. We want you to be treated fair and honest. We … Continue reading

Keyword Research Tutorial | Free SEO Tool

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Keyword research and gathering information from free online tools is part of the arsenal for successful SEO professionals. The best strategies for creating keyword lists and developing content are dynamic and must respond to the always changing cloud. The goal remains the same. We want to focus traffic to sites that will convert to sales or whatever your intended goal may be. Below you can find a free Keyword tool that will help you build a list … Continue reading

WordPress Multisite Network www. Subdomain for Primary Site

Using the www. subdomain for your WordPress Multisite network’s primary domain is a simple process requiring 3 steps. The following has been tested and shown to work with Apache servers using .htaccess, but should also work with NGINX, IIS servers and others. Step 1.  In the networks wp-config file add the www. subdomain to the CURRENT DOMAIN setting. Step 2. Using PHP-MYADMIN or other method of accessing your wordpress multisite database go to the options table. In … Continue reading

Godaddy Ultimate Shared Hosting Review

Godaddy is one of the world’s largest hosting and domain providers. They have excellant service at very affordable prices, but the prices seem to fluctuate from year to year and the services they offer with their products are dynamic. They provide great up-times, but are susceptible to attacks from hackers who protest their support of government regulations. While using their services we have had very few problems and with Godaddy’s most recent server upgrades our sites using … Continue reading

Bluehost Cloud Hosting Review

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Bluehost has been providing web hosting since 1996. They have excellent service at very affordable prices. They maintain and upgrade services without any additional cost to their customers. Continue reading below! We have added updates to this post. Over two years have past since this article was wrote and our opinions on this company have only improved! Their cloud network uses a data center with UPS power, diesel generators, and numerous 10 gigabit fiber connections that connect … Continue reading

Adwords Optimization | Top Ten Tutorial

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This tutorial will save lots of money on clicks if you are just getting started with Adwords or if you have not already studied the subject. Give us a call and we can set up your Adwords, manage your campaigns or provide you training on how to make the most of your CPC. 904.274.0787 Lowering the CPC and Increasing ROI Google Adwords is an great platform for small or large business. Recently we were contracted to optimize … Continue reading

Responsive Web Design for Mobile Phones, IPads and Tablets

Responsive Web Design uses a fluid grid design and CSS3 media queries (the @media rule) that adjusts to screen and monitor widths as needed for the best visual presentation of data. Our company designs responsive websites, and mobile applications for clients. We host the sites on either our client’s choice of server provider or if our client wishes, we help them choose the hosting service that best fits their individual needs and budget. If you need assistance, … Continue reading

Using Google Search Tutorial | Link Building SEO

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Using google search can get very advanced when using their query modifiers. Google offers classes on how to use their search features, but the following tips on query modifiers takes the search to another level of science. Why use search modifiers? On an html page crawled by google, there is a lot of information to take in. For SEO professionals, it is possible to use the advanced google search queries to find relevant websites where links may … Continue reading