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Forum: Programming 12th September 2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Your Current Preferred Split Testing Solution?

Google Experiments of course! Free, powerful, directly tied to Analytics.
Forum: Programming 12th September 2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,280
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Easiest CMS to use for HTML/CSS design?

Something that has not been mentioned to date is that if you want to just edit the existing pages with a CMS, you can use something like SnippetMaster snippetmaster.com to allow you to edit the HTML...
Forum: Website Design 12th September 2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Custom Social Share WP Plugin

Have a look at Addthis.com - their plugin is brilliant. It's easy to install, can be customised (but immediately presents the social services the user most often uses), has great stats and their new...
Forum: Website Design 12th September 2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By JezWebb
Re: LFMTE Design Enquiry

Sounds about right. I'm sure you've looked a quite a few marketplaces for design talent, but I quite like PeoplePerHour.com.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th September 2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Hosted e-commerce site recommendation?

Do also look at shopify.com - a great hosted solution.
Forum: Programming 30th January 2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Creating an mobile App

Get in touch and I'll give you some idea of costs for development and promotion of apps via webbactivemedia.net.

Jeremy.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th January 2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Sudden Drop of Keyword Ranking After Changing the Content

Sounds from your first message that you made a change to better comply with "best practice" (adjusted your keyword balance) and rankings went down! I sometimes wonder if the Google algo is actually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th January 2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Continue SEO for my site or create a new one?

It can be extremely difficult to recover from a huge drop such as the one you describe, and dropping the domain and starting again is an option to weigh up (and suggested as an option by Google's...
Forum: Social Media 30th January 2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,845
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Is it true that Twitter can boost your web traffic?

Absolutely. Here is a link to a book I've written on using Twitter for non profits - pretty much all of the advice applies to people / organisations wanting to make a profit too!

Twitter for...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,041
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Revamping my website

It's a "how long is a piece of string" question. But it's become so much easier to create a site using great CMS like Joomla, WordPress or ecommerce carts like OpenCart and Magento. Then you have...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th January 2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By JezWebb
Re: which is your favorite open source shopping cart and why?

I've used Virtuemart for over 5 years, mainly because it is an easily installed component of the Joomla CMS. It's not the best ecommerce platform, but for getting a complete site with ecommerce off...
Forum: Website Design 3rd July 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By JezWebb
Lightbulb Re: Struggling to create custom form fields. :(

I hope this will put you on the right lines :)


<style>
.link,
.link a,
.signupframe
{
color: #226699;
font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
Forum: Website Design 3rd July 2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By JezWebb
Re: robots

Spiders and robots can index just about anything nowadays, including previously obtuse things like Flash. Hiding with CSS won't stop content being indexed.

Jeremy.
Forum: Website Design 3rd July 2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By JezWebb
Re: same site different question

The background is created using this file. http://mpb.jdistatic.com/images/page-bg.png

You can use something like Fireworks to get the RGB values. Top is #1D71BA, bottom is #5FA1E5.

Jeremy.
Forum: Website Design 20th June 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Web-safe fonts

I second xtrapunch's answer. Google web fonts are super easy to use.
Forum: Programming 20th June 2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Good outsourcers for software building???

Highly recommend rightwaysolution.com. Used them for over 6 years for web and app development. You'll probably find a video of me on their site bigging them up, but don't let that put you off! They...
Forum: Programming 20th June 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Did My Site Get Hacked?

Yep, SEOpress is right, but I wonder where it went!? I'd maybe also ask topnichewebsites to find an answer to that.

WordPress has improved a lot in terms of helping with maintenance. There is now...
Forum: Programming 20th June 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By JezWebb
Re: malware attacts

Likely that there is a doorway created by the hacker within your legitimate files. The only sure cure is to delete all files on the server, and replace them with a known good backup. Or install a...
Forum: Programming 20th June 2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Google Calendar

Try this - How to embed a Google Calendar: Embed on your website - Google Calendar Help (http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=41207)
Forum: Programming 20th June 2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Website Host Server Firewall Problem!

Try this - get a copy of Fiddler 2. ( Fiddler Web Debugger - A free web debugging tool (http://www.fiddler2.com) ) This will show you every request being made from your computer as you access your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th June 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,422
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Recommend a rank tracking tool

Raven Tools rocks - ranking, backlink analysis, social media management, link management and more.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th June 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Strange issue with Search Result

Sounds like you have maybe fallen foul of the Google Penguin update. There is good advice on this site on how to tackle this. Try:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th June 2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Penguin Upadte Recovery

Useful tool for backlink analysis is ahrefs.com. Once you have an idea as to how your backlink profile looks, you can get to work on making it a bit more balanced.
Forum: Programming 13th June 2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Looking for Magento E-commerce website quote

Worth getting a quote from rightwaysolution.com. Used them for years - very good, very reliable.
Forum: Programming 12th June 2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By JezWebb
Re: WP vs. Static Websites: Security Issues?

WordPress and other dynamic solutions get attacked by hackers as they are popular and easy to identify. It's a sad fact that hacking is a fact of life now, and much hacking is subtle - rather than...
Forum: Website Design 12th June 2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By JezWebb
Re: 404 error codes

If your server is returning a clear 404 error for any missing pages, then these pages should be deindexed over time.

I'd find out where the requests for these pages are coming from. If from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Giving Google Too Much Information?

Google Analytics is a remarkable product - a few years ago, stats like that simply did not exist, and the products that did were very expensive. We had to make do with Webalizer!

Google is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Are people still trying to sell on Ebay and Amazon?

eBay does seem to be on the decline. An abundance of sellers has seen a race to the bottom when it comes to prices, meaning that unless you have a low competition product (good luck there) then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,802
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Content Controversy

Google have applied for many patents recently that suggest they can understand a lot about article structure, reading age as well as more common duplication issues. I'd suggest that original content...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By JezWebb
Re: What are some ways to get IDEAS coming?

Read, observe, gather information and perspectives around the subject, but don't force finding your solution. Take a shower each morning. I often wondered why I get great creative ideas in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By JezWebb
Re: How do I track my traffic properly?

Yep, Google Analytics is remarkable, and getting better all the time. It provides amazing features like real time stats, and a visual representation of the flow of visitors through your site. You...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By JezWebb
Re: YouTube Video Question...

I'm afraid I agree. Original content is the way to go. Everyone has an interest or passion and can convert that into compelling content.

I've interviewed a couple of highly successful video...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By JezWebb
Re: How To Stop Google Giving Me Personaly Enhanced Search Results

MSU is on the money. The concept of "rankings" is pretty fuzzy now, with the vast majority of web users seeing personalised results.

Understandably we need a measure of ranking over time to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th June 2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Question For SEO Experts

Yes, this is an algorithm. Check your link profile with ahrefs.com to see where the problem lies. Unfortunately, as I pointed out in this recent blog...
Forum: Website Design 11th June 2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Suggest Latest SEO Material Online

Check out the blog at seomoz.org/blog. Consistently useful articles from the sharpest minds in SEO.
Forum: Website Design 11th June 2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Can I change my site from html to WP without losing Google rank?

MSU is right - redirecting even just the most important pages would be a wise investment of time. By important, I mean not only the ones that are key landing pages, but also those that have the most...
Forum: Website Design 11th June 2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Php Help Needed Please

I'm afraid your site seems to depending on an XML feed that is long gone. You'll see a warning message at the foot of the page. This is trying to pull info from
...
Forum: Programming 11th June 2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,199
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Is there a way to track who has shared my site?

I really like AddThis - ridiculously easy to install and customise. It's clever in that in it's default set up it displays the services that the visitor uses most, so if the visitor is a Facebook and...
Forum: Programming 11th June 2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Is it safe to always update to new WP Version?

XCloner is a nice WordPress plugin for backing up your site and database. It makes recovery very easy, and also can clone / move your site. Makes it super easy to backup your site prior to upgrading,...
Forum: Programming 11th June 2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Redirect URL except GoogleBot? Please Help!

As pointed out - this is not recommended, but if you wanted to redirect to a certain page based on the referrer such as google.com, google.co.uk etc, I've just tested this and it works:
...
Forum: Programming 11th June 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,240
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Godaddy Or Hostgator ?

No experience with HostGator, but I think GoDaddy are the VistaPrint of the hosting world. Huge operation, expert marketers (expect a lengthy checkout process, and continued badgering post sale) but...
Forum: Programming 11th June 2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By JezWebb
Re: Software ideas for an iphone apps product

Hi,

If you are looking for something to build mobile apps, I recently interviewed the folks from Bodyrock.tv who have just created an amazing app using Mobile Roadie.

Mobile Roadie is a self...
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