Website Promotion Part II: Direct Access

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I’m going to work backwards through the methods listed above. Search engines, while the most common way for “good” traffic to come to your site, are one of the most difficult methods to do well. So, it’s going to get left until the end. Direct Access If you watch your web server statistics you will… Read more »

Website Promotion Part I: Introduction

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This is going to be a serial article that I wrote for a forum. Introduction You can have the single greatest website in the world, but if nobody finds it your site doesn’t do any good. The question is, how do people find your site.

Google Sitemaps – One month in

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It’s been about a month since I uploaded my first Sitemap to Google Sitemaps. This seems like a good time to look back and see if it has made any changes and if those changes are good.

Google Sitemaps builder for WordPress

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Well this took about 3 minutes for me to stick here and on my other blog. It’s a short PHP script that loops through your WordPress blog database and builds a Google Sitemap XML file.

CSS Positioning for Search Engine Placement

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No one outside of the Google, Yahoo!, MSN, and other search engine programmers know exactly how a search engine decides which page is more valid for a particular search. Reading sites like Webmaster World you can find theories and experiments, but very little hard proof. With that, please keep in mind that this is one… Read more »

Crossbrowser XMLHTTPRequest Object

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Trying to use the XMLHttpRequest object in a non-Mozilla browser? Tired of trying to make it compatible with IE? Look here for a JavaScript object that makes it easy.

User-Agent while developing sites

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I needed a way to turn off Google Ads while I was developing a site of mine so it didn’t skew my statistics. With WordPress it was pretty easy, I just checked if user level was equal to 10 and then not show the ads. But, I needed something different for site that I was… Read more »

First Looks: Etomite CMS

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I’ve gone through several CMS packages trying to find the perfect one. Sure, I understand perfect is relative and the only way to find one that was exactly what I’m after is to write my own. Fortunatly for me, I found Etomite under the CMS-Lite category at OpenSourceCMS.com.

Review: PHP Designer 2005

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For the past few months I’ve been using TSW Web Coder for web development. It is an outstanding program. Unfortunately, my computer is too slow for it. The biggest problem was random crashes. Re-installs would help, but I got tired of it. So, out I went looking for a replacement. I found PHP Designer 2005.