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Journey Back In Time - Web Design 0.0

Just for kicks, I wanted to see if Wayback Machine had a snapshot of the first Website I worked on (Dec 1996).  Turns out they do, although the secondary pages aren't indexed. Here's what it looked like.  Got to love the background pattern.  Note the "Made with Macromedia" badge.  Memories...

Updated Guidelines for Link Schemes

An updated warning and explanation from the Google Content Guidelines. My take by the rules or be penalized. In summary: "The best way to get other sites to create relevant links to yours is to create unique, relevant content that can quickly gain popularity in the Internet community. The more useful content you have, the greater the chances someone else will find that content valuable to their readers and link to it." Read full article: Updated 10/02/2012
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Official Google Blog: Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

Official Google Blog: Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

Web Site's Launched for Area Businesses

We recently launched two new web sites for local companies.  Here is a summary of the projects and links to completed work: Lozier Environmental Lozier had an existing web site but wanted to update the look and feel to integrate the new branding (logos, colors, images) we designed a while back. Here's a "before" shot: Here's an "after" shot: Note, we incorporated SEO friendly navigation as well as clean XHTML code with CSS3. Visit Lozier's new web site

Lessons From Penguin Update - Follow The Rules

From Danny Sullivan over at "The Penguin Update launched on April 24. It was a change to Google’s search results that was designed to punish pages that have been spamming Google. If you’re not familiar with spam, it’s when people do things like “keyword stuffing” or “cloaking” that violate Google’s guidelines." Bottom line, follow the Google Webmaster Guidelines .  In other words, don't bite the hand that feeds you.