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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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Google recent searches bug, Google mobile shopping & flight search upgrade

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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Google’s new #SmallThanks Hub automatically creates digital & printed marketing assets for SMBs

In a move to help SMBs — as well as drive up its verified business listings — Google has launched #SmallThanks Hub, an online resource that creates customized digital marketing content and printed materials based on Google reviews. “Simply search for your business name on the site, and we’ll automatically create posters, social media posts, window clings, stickers and more — based on the reviews and local love from your customers...

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