Five months ago Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team said he’d love to make SSL a ranking factor in Google’s algorithm. Well, Google has made that a reality. HTTPS as a ranking signal. Google has announced that switching to HTTPS will give you a minor boost in search engine…

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If you’ve ever worked with WordPress for any amount of time, you’ve probably encountered this issue. So, you’re busy adding content in the WordPress editor, which is powered by TinyMCE by the way, and at some point you switch between Visual & HTML mode. Once you’re finished you hit save…

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A fast website equals a good user experience. It also pleases search engine spiders. Using a little PHP you can combine & minify all of your CSS files on-the-fly. This not only reduces the overall filesize, but also minimises HTTP requests. The PHP code. <?php header(‘Content-type: text/css’); ob_start(“compress”); function compress(…

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Although Rich Snippets don’t have a direct affect on your page rank or search engine position, they are an effective search engine marketing tool. What are Rich Snippets? Rich Snippets are micro data, formatted HTML with pieces of information that make it easier for search engines to display useful information…

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Responsive Design, Adaptive Design. What are they? Quite simply, they are one of the hottest new technologies being embraced by web developers worldwide. They allow websites to be viewed on a multitude of devices rather than just a standard desktop or laptop. With mobile devices, & tablets being the go-to…

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I can here the cries already, “You don’t design URL’s, they’re just identifiers.” Well, you’re wrong, they are not just identifiers, they are a part of your UI, they can increase or decrease your CTR. They are a major tool in your SEO arsenal. Let’s take a closer look. We’re…

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