Understanding the Basics of Alexa Skills Development

Amazon Alexa provides a platform for users to answer questions, play music, access weather forecasts, and more. These functions are known as skills, which consumers can access easily by simply speaking to Alexa. In addition to using built-in skills, users can teach Alexa new skills using the Alexa Skills Kit. Building New Skills The first… Read More »

SEO Tips for 2018

New years bring lots of changes. For those marketing a website or business, paying attention to the changes for search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial. Tips to help a business owner get the most out of optimizing their website in the new year can enable them to grow their business and draw in more customers.… Read More »

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HTTPS as an SEO Ranking Factor

I now recommend that that you get HTTPS access for your website, even if you don’t collect any secure data. Why? Here’s the scoop. I’ve already seen Google issues warnings in Chrome browser when a person opens even a simple contact form that is not secured with HTTPS. It makes the customer have doubts about… Read More »

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8 Reasons to Consider the AWS Cloud Platform

Cloud computing is the delivery of database storage, applications, computing power, and other resources via the internet on an on-demand basis. Whether a user shares photos or supports critical business operations, Amazon’s cloud services platform offers access to low-cost and flexible IT services. In this guide, users can learn more about AWS (Amazon Web Services)… Read More »

Use NotePad++ to extract only domain names from a file

Scraping is the common name for extracting desired information out of a file.   I copied and pasted some auction domains from GoDaddy.com into a file.  I then wanted to delete everything except the domain names.  While there might be a Regular Expression to do this, I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted.  Instead I came… Read More »

Understanding the Bounce Rate Metric

Everything a Website Owner Should Know About the Bounce Rate of Their Website The main goal of every business website is to convert potential customers to customers. There are quite a few techniques a person can use to entice new potential customers and to work on their website’s landing pages to help convert them to… Read More »

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The Top Ranking Factors for Optimizing a Website’s Search Ranking

Websites need to be highly ranked for a potential customer to easily find them. Customers aren’t likely to click past one of the top three websites listed and rarely click through to the second page of results. However, there are actually around 200 factors that Google uses to rank websites to determine who’s at the… Read More »

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Geo Targeting SEO – Get Ranked for a Location

Geo Targeting SEO is a subset of SEO that ascertains the Geographical Location of someone visiting a website and delivers specific content to that person’s location. The geographical criteria are parameters such as country, state or region, zip code, IP address, or other specifications. Also called local or city targeting is commonly used in both… Read More »

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Selecting Keywords That Will Get A Business Ranked and Seen

Simply stated, a keyword (or keyword phrase) is one or multiple words that someone using the internet uses to search for something. With so many websites on the World Wide Web, keywords help search engines match users with content that is relevant to what they are looking for. The more relevant that a search engine… Read More »

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