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Forum: Programming 23rd April 2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By ehicks727
Re: What Are Your Thoughts on Certifications?

If you work for a consulting firm, then you need certs. If you are freelance, then you don't need certs, but you need either history/portfolio or good salesmanship. If you work for corporate and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Experience in Leaving NameCheap?

I listened to a Mike Filsaime podcast once where he talked about the dangers of GoDaddy. GoDaddy has a little hidden thing in their ToS where if they get a complaint about spam, they'll lock your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Robot Text?

Sorry, I'm going to be an HTML nazi for a second...

Please don't use all caps in HTML. It's not standard.

Also, make sure you close your meta tags...

<meta name="robots"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By ehicks727
Re: How to automatically update all your site using one template.

Dreamweaver has "library" capabilities in it. You can set up your nav, footer, etc. all as a separate library and you can edit the library item and then it will propogate it throughout the whole...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th April 2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Site Error on Goolgle

Did you change your URL structure at all? i.e. under SETTINGS/PERMALINKS... did you change this recently?

You can do one or two things... you can go into Google Webmaster Tools, and I think it's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th April 2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Site Error on Goolgle

for not founds: If you delete pages, you must redirect them to another page, otherwise, they show up as not found.

urls not followed: are you using a robots.txt? This is not necessarily an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,631
Posted By ehicks727
Re: "Pay What You Want" Using Pay Pal

You'd need a web form with a text box for the price they want to pay that submits to a page and brings the price and populates the code for the PayPal button.

Probably best done in PHP. This is...
Forum: Programming 9th April 2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Whats the best free shopping cart

Magento... bar none, the best shopping cart software right now. It's tweaked for maximum SEO, and it's just a well designed cart.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th April 2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,356
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Is it possible to outrank Local Business Listings in Google?

I think you're referring to what is commonly called the Local "onebox". There's more than one "onebox" type... movies, music, news, images, etc.. but I believe you're referring to the Local, or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th April 2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By ehicks727
Re: I Ask For Your Input...

I think the most important reason to stick with one domain is the code maintenance. Trust me, I've gone the multi-domain route with directories. It becomes an up-keep nightmare.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th April 2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Burning SEO Question..PLEASE HELP

Large sites do funny things in the SERPs when you make changes. Sometimes when I make even a slight change I cringe waiting for the SERPs to re-index. I have several sites in the 4-6k page range......
Forum: Programming 7th April 2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By ehicks727
Re: googlemap.xml question

don't forget "http://"
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Anyone know how to do this with Windows Movie Maker?

I think you need a little more sophisticated video editor to do that stuff. I personally like Vegas Movie Studio. I have the Premium edition... it does some powerful stuff, and doesn't have the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th April 2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,000
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Artisteer Wordpress template SEO issues

One of the biggest problem with Wordpress templates is its mis-use of content hierarchy.

For instance, by default, most themes put the blog name in an H1 tag, which is a complete waste of an H1. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Need a Site Critique...Please...

I agree... who in their right mind would give you their twitter password??
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd April 2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By ehicks727
Re: How To Get Site To Top Of Yahoo And Msn

You need to be really careful dishing out advice like this. I would say that most people disagree with you.

Google, just from a market share of search, has the most volume, and most SEOs target...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Backlink competition spying?

I don't like Yahoo site explorer because they show EVERY link from every domain. I like to just see what domains links are coming from and Google does that very nicely with the link command
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Simple Yet Confusing Question

Correct it with your .htaccess file.... do a rewrite. I'm too lazy to look it up right now :) , but I'm sure you can find it with an easy Google query.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By ehicks727
Re: 100+ sites in different towns, Duplicate content question - Offline Business

I've done this on a site with over 6,000 pages. It's a web directory and it's all database-driven. The variable data is city and state. As long as you insert your variable data in the title tag,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By ehicks727
Re: 100+ sites in different towns, Duplicate content question - Offline Business

As long as you liberally sprinkle the city's name, and substitute out some unique text in every subdomain, you won't have a dupe content problem. However, if you just blanket copy exactly the same...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,766
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Contest - $50 for best tagline for ticket company

You missed....

#4 - CLOSE YOUR META TAGS!


<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Event Tickets - TicketStorm.com</title>
<meta name="Keywords"...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th March 2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Interesting SEO WP Question

There's external linking (links from other domains) and internal linking (links from the site to other pages on the same site)

If your home page is all flash, you don't have a lot of good text...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th March 2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By ehicks727
Re: Interesting SEO WP Question

Experiment with some internal linking.

In the blog, put some keyword rich anchor text pointing to the home page.

Here's the trick... DON'T DO SITE-WIDE LINKING! Drop your links to the home...
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