Toeing the Line… Keyword Stuffing, SEO and Customer Experience

When you start any new website, or want to promote an existing one, one of the most important things to consider is how you rank in the search engines. Search engine optimization, or SEO for short is the process by which designers, developers and webmasters make a website more appealing to a search engine, and make it appear higher for certain relevant search terms. In this post I’ll talk about some of the dos and don’ts in SEO

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What you are really telling the web

Most people when the browse the web believe they are aware of the information they are giving away on the web; and these people are mostly wrong.  Although for the most part, browsing the web casually is a harmless affair and the details that you give out our benign, being aware of exactly what and how you are giving out your personal information and what you can do to stop it will make you a smarter, safer surfer.  As an added bonus you’ll get less spam, and less targeted ads.

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Selecting a Good Webhost

As part of my job, and also as a freelance web developer, I am frequently using a variety of web hosts ranging from excellent, to barely adequate.  Unfortunately selecting a good web hosting isn’t a matter of paying the right amount of money, or even reading reviews.  So in this post I want to outline some of the more critical things to consider when choosing a web host, and how to spot the bad apples.

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Protecting yourself online

Recently web security has been a hot topic, and for good reason.  Edward Snowden leaked documents showing that the NSA was responsible for mass surveillance of foreign entities, and chances are that means you.  Other malicious parties also troll the web looking for vulnerabilities, in websites and trying to steal sensitive data. Although you may not control the websites which you use, you do control what you put on those websites.

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