Posts tagged seo
My website, www.chris-smith-web.com, is 5 years old today.
I registered the domain name and started building the site on 15th June 2004. This has made me all nostalgic so I thought I’d take a quick look back over the last 5 years and how the site and business has changed in that time.
I registered the domain with a company called 123-reg whom I still use to this day. They provide good value domain registration with a nice simple control panel. I also hosted my first site with them though now I have moved on, mainly due to the more advanced technologies I More >
Yes, there’s no disputing that appearing at the top of the Google search results for the right phrases will bring in visitors but using this as your sole strategy could be very risky. You shouldn’t be too dependent on Google as things can change very quickly.
I’ve experienced it myself a number of times. I’ve had my site sitting pretty in the top 5 results only for it to suddenty plummet More >
Search on the internet is changing. We all know how Google works – you type in your search term, hit the “search button”, Google beavers away in the background trying to match what you typed with the most likely matches and you’re presented with a list of results, all within a split second.
If you are logged into Google when you do the same search things are now slightly different. Once the results come back you are given further options. You can “promote” a site by clicking on the little up arrow next to it. This is your way of saying that this is More >
We’re all used to the idea of search boxes on websites. The visitor types in a word or series of words which are then used to filter database results or web pages and return a list of matching results. It’s a quick and easy way of finding something without having to drill down through endless options.
By capturing the text typed into the search box the website owner can see what his/her visitors are More >