Read Gmail Offline

Google’s Gmail Labs has come up with another nifty feature. Offline Gmail; even if you’re offline, you can open your web browser, go to, and get to your mail just like you are connected to the Internet. Once you turn on this feature, Gmail uses Gears to download a local cache of your mail. […]

View a Web Page as Googlebot

Are you wondering why you never get traffic or good keyword ranking on your internal pages? Perhaps your site navigation is created in JavaScript or even worse your entire site was built in flash. Here is what Wikipedia says about Googlebot: It is the search bot software used by Google, which collects documents from the […]

Send Free SMS Messages with Google Chat

We love Gmail! It is a very robust email application with awesome spam filters. We have just found an awesome new feature which allows you to send free SMS messages via Google’s chat feature. Now, no one has to listen to your ridicules ring tone every time you want to send and receive text messages […]

Custom 404 Error Pages and Site Usability

The most common reasons that a server will return a 404 error page are:

  • Incorrect URL (or an out-of-date bookmark/favorite)
  • Search engine link that points to web document on the old site
  • Internal broken link that the webmaster hasn’t noticed

Most 404 custom error messages tend to be generic, and not particularly user-friendly, so making custom messages for a site is highly recommended. We recommend you create a custom 404 error page with the same look and feel as your current website.

Google’s Guide to SEO for Web Designers

As a website designer you should have a basic understanding about SEO when building sites for clients. Google has put together a brief document which outlines the SEO basics. It would be worth your time to get these basic principals and best practices incorporated into your next web design project. Here is what Google says […]

How to Install Google’s Website Optimizer in WordPress

If you are using WordPress as a CMS then you should be testing the major aspects of your landing pages.

With Website Optimizer you can try any combination of content/web assets to find out what leads to the most conversions. Testing your website also makes it easy to increase your site usability/effectiveness and visitor satisfaction. With this data you can make scientific enhancements to your website.

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How to Sell SEO/SEM to Your Management

In this post, I offer some tips on how to sell SEO to your management. If you have a question about SEO/SEM or web design please ask. We will do our best to get you an answer. Q: Do you have a successful formula for selling non-SEO savvy management/executives on the importance of making SEO […]

How to Find a Good Web Designer?

I was at a Barnes & Noble recently and encountered a woman sitting on the floor amidst a pile of books related to web design. Looking rather helpless she asked if I did web design, feeling rather helpful I felt like pointing her in the right direction. I had a sense she had a print design background and it wasn’t so long ago I was in her position. I had

5 Tips to Make Your Blog a Success

About a year ago I decided to start a blog. I didn’t know much about SEO at the time but it turned out to play a huge role in it’s success.

I’d like to share with you a few things I learned along the way that I think are applicable to anyone trying to market a website. Hopefully, by looking at what worked for me and what didn’t, you