Posts by katy

Is SEO as we know it going away?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in techie | 0 comments

SEO is like a big black hole. Just as you think  you have a handle on the basic’s. Whole new way of searching for content comes into play and everything you just spent the past year on learning is out the window. I came across this article on Audience Bloom, written  by Kathrina Tiangco, published September 20, 2015. This is a classic example of quickly online technologies are moving Search engines are evolving in strange new ways. Mobile searches have overtaken desktop searches (at long last), and competitors like Bing and Yahoo are growing more and more like Google every day,...

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Give your web images detailed, informative filenames

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in techie | Comments Off on Give your web images detailed, informative filenames

I have been working on a couple of sites and was curious to see the new “best practices” for image titles and “alt” tags. Going through Google recommendations I came across this posting of Peter Linsley from Google, which helped to answer my question. He says “The filename can give Google clues about the subject matter of the image. Try to make your filename a good description of the subject matter of the image. For example, my-new-black-kitten.jpg is a lot more informative than IMG00023.JPG. Descriptive filenames can also be useful to users: If we’re...

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5 Ways to make you a better writer.

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Think-It Articles | 0 comments

I came across this article by Gina Horkey on freelancefreedomfighter.com and thought she had some great tips about writing and where to start to become a better writer. This article resonated with me as I have always farmed out my copywriting to a professional copywriter. I have this fear of writing or rather fear of writing badly, but I realize now that writing is just like drawing it takes practice.  Here is an excerpt from Gina’s article. “As writers, we are crafting words that can turn into anything we want them to. However, there’s more to writing than just putting words to...

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Blogging Basics.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Marketing | 0 comments

Blogging Basics.

With all the different social media platforms it is hard to keep up with it all. Which is the right one to use for the right customer. I am constantly asked by my clients how to manage their social media. I came across this article on Weebly written by Gina Schreck of SocialKNX. She does a great job of laying out a very simple stratedy. Take a read and visit SocialKNX for some great information. How to create your social media strategy “Bloggers always want to know how to build a bigger, better social media following. Unfortunately, this is cart-before-the-horse thinking. The right...

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IS THE GRID A BETTER WEB DESIGNER THAN YOU?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in web news | 0 comments

IS THE GRID A BETTER WEB DESIGNER THAN YOU?

I’ve often heard WYSIWYGs, and more recently website builders, likened to robots replacing human workers on factory production lines; I’ve yet to hear of a robot making it into the design department. Certainly, there is scope for automation in web design: When once you spent an hour setting up basic stylesheets, now you import a framework; when once you spent a day considering design options, now you choose a design pattern; when once you spent a week coding specific functionality, now you download a plugin. We all want to think of our skills as essential, but are we essential to our skills?...

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