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It is important that
the content of your website is optimized. The question is what should your
website be optimized for? Should it be optimized for validation, optimized for
search engines, optimized for browser load times or optimized for visitors? The
simple answer is yes! Your website should be optimized for all four.
Many new website
designers focus solely on W3C Validation (World Wide Web Consortium). W3C
Validation allows users to check html and other documents to see if they are
“marked up” or written correctly. While this is good, it may not help you find
your way in to top search engine placement and it may not play well with all
visitors. It is important to note that there is a balancing act that needs to be
done when optimizing a website. Some designers think that if they use specific
software to design a website all of their optimization issues will be taken care
of. This simply isn't the case.
While W3C validation
is a good start experienced designers know that optimizing content for search
engines is just as important. Key words and phrases, properly applied help
connect your product or service to your website. A search engine reviews your
website and if your site content is relevant to the key words and phrases found
on the site it will index the site in its search results accordingly (simplified
Browser load times are measured by the length of
time it takes to display your website content in a given browser. Each browser
can be different but typically if a site loads quickly in one browser it will do
to name a few, as well as the number and size of photos, videos, embedded
objects and more determine the load time of a given page. It is critical that a
page load quickly or visitors may leave before they see your content.
website should be optimized for your visitors. The content should provide
relevant information about your product or service. Your website should be easy
to navigate and load easily in the most common browsers. Ideally your visitors
will view your website as a resource they can return to again and again.
Is Your Refrigerator Attacking People on the Internet?
Probably not, but if your refrigerator is connected to the internet (some are),
and it is not secure (maintains it's own firewall etc.), it may be hacked and
used along with thousands of other insecure technologies to attack unsuspecting
online victims. Hackers are using botnets (insecure tech items joined or hacked
together creating super computing power) to execute distributed
denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, brute force password crackers, pay-per-click
scams and other potentially nefarious acts.
Web cams, video security
cameras, smart home devices and more are being hacked to create these powerful
networks that are controlled by criminals, governments and even kids that are
playing around with connecting technology.
To find out more about these
attacks read this interesting article by Bruce Schneier,
Lessons From the Dyn DDoS Attack.
Urban Planning and Development Consultants in San Francisco to the PPP Design
Family. CITYshapers was founded by Dwane Kennedy (an Iowa Native) in 2002.
CITYshapers offers professional urban planning and development services to
businesses, institutions, housing developers, and property owners in the Bay
Area and through out the United States.
Visit the new CITYshapers
Just for Grins
Someone Had to Say It!
1. I was at the bank the other day, and an elderly woman asked
me to check her balance. So I pushed her over.
I'll never forget my grandpa's final words, "stop shaking the ladder you jerk."
There are so many scams on the Internet these days....but for $19.95 I can show
you how to avoid them.
My wife asked me if she could have some peace
and quiet while she cooked a meal. So I took the batteries out of the smoke
5. I hate it when people
get simple sayings wrong. I mean it's not rocket surgery.
I just blew the sugar off my donut. Dieting is so hard.
It's okay password, Sometimes I'm insecure too.
I wonder what my parents did to fight boredom before the internet. I asked my 17
brothers and sisters and they didn't know either.
I named my dog 6 miles so I can tell people that I walk 6 miles every single
10. If you want a successful
relationship, find someone who likes the same thermostat setting you do.
Links of Interest
Area Website Directory, Recipe Database, Family Resource Links, and E-Minder
Highlights, Scores, Schedules and More..
Marketing Edge Blog
Marketing tips and Commentary
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July 2017 Marketing
Edge Blog Post
Urban planning and development services in the
Bay Area and the United States
MusicBee is a free music manager and player
with several functions that will make it easier to manage your music collection.
A CD Ripper is included so you can turn your CD's in to digital files.
From the MusicBee Website
"The Ultimate Music Manager and Player
MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer.
MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration"
You can normalize the volume of your music collection and convert your
music files to your favorite file type.
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