Inbound Links = Networking Opportunity

Searching and Backlinks

Inbound links really are, as of right now, the Holy Grail of gaining more favor with Google. The theory goes that if your site and content are so good, that site visitors are going to be compelled to link to you when mentioning you on their site. Inbound links are harder to get than ever. Back in the day folks didn't hesitate to link to other sites they found interesting, nifty or cool. … [Read more...]

Spiders, Crawlers and Bots Oh My!

Webbots and WordPress

Bots, Spiders, Crawlers are all nick-names for the little programs that are constantly scouring the Internet indexing every file they find. You can see which Bots have visited your Website in your site's stats/logs. For example, Googlebot is Google's little indexing bot. If you do not see Googlebot in your stats -- that means Google is not visiting your site. These Bots are how search … [Read more...]

Ten Commandments of Search Engines

Ten Commandments of Search Engines

Time for a little updating to one of the most popular articles on this site! Even after Panda and Penguin where Google made it clear that we should be concerned about our site visitors first, on a daily basis I have clients who want to do the very things that Google has made clear are spammy, lack quality and will cause your site to not rank well. Both of those algos haven't even been run again … [Read more...]

Does Your WordPress Site Look Dumb on Smartphones?

WordPress Responsive Websites

I've been moving my sites to responsive designs as time permits. While I'm not 100% satisfied with how every site displays, I have reviewed each on mobile platforms and the ones that aren't yet redesigned, do degrade gracefully. Have you looked at your site on a smartphone or tablet? Mobile makes me feel like I'm in the "way-back machine". Back in the day in a land far, far away, web … [Read more...]

My 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

The IStudio Best of 2014

At this time of year the "resolutions" articles can get overwhelming and redundant! Being my 2014 Resolutions still apply, I thought this year I would share with you the "best of" from The IStudio®. Each year during the slow week between the Holidays I look at my various site's stats and try to gleam information, discover patterns and most importantly look at what was most popular so I … [Read more...]

SEO Bullseye Marketing PDF

WordPress SEO Bullseye Marketing

Let’s see here... The Indexed Web as of today last count contains at least 4.33 billion pages. Not all are quality, not all are of interest – as a matter of fact many are just dead files located on a server out in Internet-land. With that in mind, and the added fact that certain markets have become saturated, how are you going to get found in this mess? Bullseye marketing! You know what a … [Read more...]