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Create SEO Friendly Images in WordPress with alt text

An often overlooked part of on-page SEO is image optimization. I’m not talking about optimizing the images themselves so that the images will load faster—this post is about how to create SEO friendly images in WordPress using the alt tag. Alternative (alt) text are the words used in the alt tag field to describe the image.… Read more Create SEO Friendly Images in WordPress with alt text

Places move to Google+ Local

This past week roughly 80 million Google Place pages worldwide were automatically converted into 80 million Google+ Local pages. In September 2011 Google acquired ZAGAT.com a restaurant rating and reviews service. Zagat reviews and ratings are the cornerstone of the new Google+ Local experience. Google+ Local reviews will be displayed from people in your circles… Read more Places move to Google+ Local

Search, Plus Your World – Personalized Search

This week Google launched a new service called “Search, Plus Your World”. Users who log into their Google accounts will be provided personalized search results based on items shared within their Google+ circles. Each personalized search result displays Google+ information such as: the avatar image and linked profile name of who shared it, and how… Read more Search, Plus Your World – Personalized Search

SEO for WordPress – WordCamp Toronto 2011

Today I spoke about search engine optimization at WordCamp Toronto, a WordPress conference.  Here are my slides from my presentation “SEO for WordPress: How to do better in Google”. I realize that in my talk I inadvertently skipped over Google Plus. Here is what I intended to discuss – +1 and it’s effect on SEO… Read more SEO for WordPress – WordCamp Toronto 2011

Google+ and Social Media Fatigue

Social Media Fatigue I appreciate this cartoon. I for one, am suffering a bit from social media fatigue. I’m usually an early adopter but I’ve barely looked at Google+. I don’t really want one more social media platform! Few of us can really engage on multiple platforms and maintain quality conversations. Is the answer to… Read more Google+ and Social Media Fatigue

Easy Google Fonts for WordPress | Embedding Fonts made easy

The Font Problem Clients often ask that a web designer use a specific font on their website. The challenge is that unless a website user has that font loaded on their computer a substitute font will be displayed. We are really limited to a small number of web-safe standard fonts. Using an image is one… Read more Easy Google Fonts for WordPress | Embedding Fonts made easy

How do I get to the top of Google?

Your new website looks great! It has been developed using WordPress, your web copy has been optimized for your keywords, everything has been done for on-page search engine optimization but now what? What more can you do to get to the top of Google? 1. Get a Google Local Business listing Google Business search results… Read more How do I get to the top of Google?