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The Top 7 Signs of a Good Small Business Web Designer

Feb 16, 2010

Recently, I have been spending a lot of time selling and therein educating small business people on what they should look for when selecting a small business web designer. This list could actually be a top 101 list because of all of the idiosyncrasies beyond the website itself that makes for a great service provider. […]

Top Joomla Training for Small Business Websites

Jan 9, 2010

It’s been a few weeks since I wrote my last blog post. After wrapping up a very busy term with my MBA at Simon Fraser University, I opted to take some time off from work for the better part of December. Needless to say, this past week has been crazy as I’ve been catching-up on […]

DIY SEO: Two Top Joomla SEO Extensions

Dec 2, 2009

I took some time out today and I did a bit of research at the old Joomla extensions site. To my surprise, I noticed that the number of extensions being served had increased from 3,600 odd extensions to 3,754 so I was hopeful that I’d find something new to help with some of the search […]

Small Business Website: Accounts and Passwords

Dec 1, 2009

Recently, a number of my clients have had trouble understanding all of the usernames, passwords, registrations, admin access points, control panels and so on associated with their websites. I have probably written four separate emails this week explaining the different usernames and passwords and why each is important. Honestly, it isn’t easy understanding all of […]

DIY SEO: Domain Age and Registration Length

Nov 18, 2009

OK, this is going to be a very short post. But there are two things that a lot of small business people don’t associate with search engine optimization. The date of registration plays a role in determining how old your domain is. Domains that have been around for a long time are given more emphasis […]

DIY SEO: Tips on Joomla Keyword Location and Density

Nov 9, 2009

This do-it-yourself search engine optimization post is a short and sweet one but vitally important if you want to maximize your localized search results for your small business website. It is not enough to simply drop the words “Maple Ridge Vinyl Windows” (a phrase we just optimized Ecowest Renovations for) into your blog post and […]

DIY SEO: Image Optimization for Small Business Websites

Oct 27, 2009

In this installment of the DIY SEO series, we’re going to talk about images. Why? Well, images are a very communicative aspect of any website – “a picture paints a thousand words”….right? Well, it does for human beings who have the pattern recognition and intellect to be able to see that the image on the […]

DIY SEO: Power of Page Titles for Small Business Websites

Oct 20, 2009

OK, I’ve been MIA for a week or so but am back at it with another little SEO blog for small businesses. I’ve read numerous blogs and spoken to people in the SEO arena and there is a general consensus that certain elements of a website are weighted more heavily by search engines than others. […]

Why Joomla is a Great Choice for Small Business Websites

Oct 6, 2009

I think it’s obvious to anyone that has read my blog or knows me that Joomla is my preferred content management system. But when a classmate asked me about what they should use for their business (Joomla or Drupal), I realized that there’s a pretty sound argument in favour of Joomla for the vast majority […]

DIY SEO: Unique and Frequently Changing Content

Sep 30, 2009

I mentioned in the previous DIY SEO article that the semantic web is coming and even while we await its official launch, we can be sure that the Google’s algorithms are getting better and better at filtering out the garbage content from the stuff we really want to see. As a result, I always advise […]