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12 Ways to Design the Perfect Site Navigation

Header navigation menus can often be overlooked when it comes to inventive and creative web design. But as the primary way users explore and interact with your website, investing in engaging header navigation means site visitors spend more time on your site and end up seeing much more than just your landing page. There’s no point having brilliant web design on your inner pages if your header doesn’t make it...

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A site migration SEO checklist: Don’t lose traffic

Few things can destroy a brand’s performance in the search results faster than a poorly implemented site migration. Changing your domain name or implementing HTTPS can be a great business move, but if you fail to consider how search engines will react to this move, you are almost certain to take a major hit in organic search traffic. Use the following SEO checklist to prepare yourself as you develop a migration game...

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Ultimate Guide to the 60 Best Security Resources for WordPress

WordPress security. Oh boy, you just can’t get enough, can you? Luckily, today isn’t about teaching you something new about WordPress security. We already know what the platform’s weaknesses are and how to protect our sites from outside threats. Nope, today’s guide is going to delve into the 60 best security resources for WordPress. You can read through all of them today or you can bookmark and have them at the...

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Google printed materials, SEO migrations & development servers

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and disclosures, click over here. Read Full Article ...

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How to Create Expert Content: Demand-Based Content

Your company is full of experts. Smart, knowledgeable people who push your business forward.But I have a hunch they don’t participate much in content marketing. They give a thousand reasons, from “I don’t know what to write about” to “I’m not a writer”.And they’re totally right.Read on to learn how to build a coherent expert content strategy that involves existing employees and doesn’t frustrate them.As with every good object, a strategy needs three footholds...

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What Is a Headless CMS? Heres Everything You Need To Know

What you need to know about headless CMS PHOTO: Shutterstock There’s a lot of information (and misinformation) surrounding headless content management systems. The definitions circulating online are often correct, but sometimes misleading. There’s either not enough information, or it’s too technical for decision makers to grasp. To bring some clarity, CMSWire has asked the experts to find out what headless content management is, what is isn’t and...

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Managing Your WordPress Site and Content When You’re Locked Out

Getting hacked has become synonymous with starting fresh, losing your content and access to your website. Thing is, you can have it all and a bag of chips. Computer chips. Okay, maybe not a bag of computer chips, but you don’t have to scrap your entire site you worked so hard on after it’s been hacked. While it seems easier than cleaning up post-hack what with all the hidden spam, broken pages...

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5 Ways to Design for Customers and Search Engines

Business owners and web designers are pulled in many different directions when determining what features and content they should add to their website. Variables like site colors, button designs, animations, copy and messaging, user flow, search engine optimization, fonts, photos and video, page performance and more all play a role in how an overall design and user experience come together. Of the variables mentioned—and there are certainly some that were left...

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How to keep your staging or development site out of the index

One of the most common technical SEO issues I come across is the inadvertent indexing of development servers, staging sites, production servers, or whatever other name you use. There are a number of reasons this happens, ranging from people thinking no one would ever link to these areas to technical misunderstandings. These parts of the website are usually sensitive in nature and having them in the search engine’s index risks exposing...

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Imbalanced Layouts Offer Different Patterns to Adopt

For a long time, web interfaces were the places where balance, proportion and symmetry were considered to be the signs of good taste and attributes of great design. Everyone was struggling to achieve complete harmony and equilibrium of details. But the situation has changed. There were many attempts to embrace chaos. These days we witness another attempt to turn chaos to its advantage, represented by imbalanced layouts and compositions. Designers in...

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