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Reciprocal Linking Overload - Any old link back will do?
At one time it was extremely important to get as many sites linking to you as possible, so the Google bots see all of these sites linking to you, and think that your site must be of some importance because so many others are linking to it. More ...

How to Build an Ecommerce Web Site
You've got a brilliant idea for selling products online that's been festering in your mind for a long time. This means you need to build an ecommerce web site or online store as others would call it, but have no idea what is involved and how much it is going to cost you. More ...

Top Five Design Tips
Great graphic design looks effortless, but it requires lots of attention to details. Think back to an eye-catching advertisement, publication, or flyer you saw recently. Do you remember why you liked it? Perhaps it was something specific like the use of a cool graphic or font. Or, more likely, the layout and the words worked together to create an eye-appealing, memorable message. More ...

Your Own Name Servers
Registrars require at least two name servers. My site only had one. I could have defined two by asking my dedicated hosting company for another IP address, but this had a problem. The reason for requiring two name servers is redundancy. More ...

Mini Site or Content-based Web Site?
The purpose of creating a web site should be to attract visitors and convert them to paying customers. Is a mini site with a few pages enough to do this or should you spend more time and create a content-based web site which contains many pages? More ...

404 Error Page Options
When a user attempts to follow a broken or dead link the web server will generate a 404 error. Most web hosts are configured by default to return a webpage displaying the standard 404 Error message. A webmaster can use the website's control panel to configure an alternate 404 page. More ...

White Space in Web Design
Inexperienced designers focus too much on the text, images, and photos on a webpage design. Deliberately constructed white space, not to be confused with unconstructed or empty space, is often overlooked. More ...

How You Can Make Your Own Professional Website For Free With Weebly
Having a professional website is becoming mandatory for all businesses these days; if you're not online you don't exist! But you may not want to spend thousands on custom web development and web design. In this article, I will walk you through the steps you need to take to make your own professional website for free, very simply, with a technology called Weebly. More ...

What is Metadata?
Definition, description, and examples of metadata. More ...

Tips and Tricks to Optimize a Website's Speed
An online shopper expects a website to load in four seconds. Websites are becoming complex and bigger with each passing day. This is leading to slower loading of websites and ultimately, decreased sales conversions. More ...

Sitemap Construction for Beginners
You wouldn't think of going on a vacation trip without a map or guide to refer to but many websites present a rich source of information without a sitemap. Your visitor needs a roadmap of your website if they are going to find what they are looking for and that is the primary job of a sitemap. More ...

Preplanning Your Website, The Secret To Success
I've known several people who put together a website, and within a month or two had to do major redesigns and rewriting of the copy. They wound up spending twice as much time as was necessary just because they didn't preplan. More ...