New Google SEO Rules for WordPress Users

It’s good to stay up on this type of thing. Google is continually attempting to subvert the cause of the ranking scammers. I also think that with the explosion of the social media scene, things had already been changing with rapid Google algorithm updates. As the social media platform evolves, I imagine we will see a lot more of this and more extreme.

New Google SEO Copywriting Rules Essential for WordPress Users.

New Site Design

I just posted this new layout. Hope you like it!

I have said elsewhere that in the past few months I have had this obsession with blue. All shades and variations. I couldn’t help but choose a cool color to immerse myself in. I express this infatuation in, not only this layout but, also one of my new sites:

With this update I wanted to include my latest design but, alas, time did not forgive me this time. I should have something to post in a few weeks. A local business’s website (Estes, CO) is in need of some heavy-duty maintenance. Every facet of the site will be renovated. I was also approached by two other companies and will have more details about that shortly. In the mean time and as always, take a look around and do not hesitate to get in touch. If you have a website that is hard to update or just plain old and rusty, get in touch!

Quick Update

Hello everyone! If you are a new visitor to the site, take some time to look around and, as always, please contact me if you have questions and especially if you need some work done.

I wanted to add an update since it has been so long. A lot of work this summer as well as a brief training internship for a local magazine made for an interesting few months. I have learned quite a bit and am anxious to get to work on a couple projects that are coming up.

First is It is a site dedicated to helping people discover a short-term or long-term contract/1099 job. Please take a moment to check it out. WordPress is the foundation of this site and a great job search plugin allows for easy use and easy development. Something I was particularly excited about is the home page. I used a fair amount of CSS3 to design the hover image. First, the crowd fades and each captioned person becomes highlighted. Using the great :before and :after pseudo classes, I was able to add a caption to each hovered image with very little effort. One problem becomes clear though. Content residing within a stylesheet is never a particularly good thing but, in this case I think an exception can be made since the content with those pseudo classes does not need to be updated often, if at all.

I also learned that I can “nest” a pseudo class within a pseudo class. For instance, I only wanted my :before and :after pseudo classes to display when the mouse is hovered over a particular person. I had never tried this before but it worked quite well: an example .doctor:hover:before. I will have to add support for IE7 and below.

Second, is It has been a long time coming but I was commissioned to design and build the MAS website and inventory system. Using wordpress, I used the custom post type functions to create a robust inventory. This website will be up and running within the month. Stay tuned.

Speaking of IE, isn’t it great that although its user numbers are relatively steady, more and more people are opting to use much better browser technology in Google Chrome and Firefox. STOP USING Internet Explorer 7! This is just an assumption on my part but, if you refuse to upgrade your browsing technology then your internet experience is suffering. There is another explosion of ideas coming through the use of HTML5 and CSS3 and Internet Explorer is stuck in the past. The purported beautiful internet that IE9 was to show its users is stagnate and based on old technology. A fair amount of CSS3 does not work in IE. Not only this but Internet Explorer has always made the dream of standards on the internet nearly impossible with its proprietary rendering engines and various other system flaws. IE is a bad browser no matter how much I want to like each new version.

Alright, that’s all for this update.

What is WordPress?

It seems there is some confusion about what exactly WordPress can do. WordPress is not only blogging software but is also a cms (content management system). It can be customized in almost every way. There is a difference between (the wordpress hosted blog) and (the self hosted wordpress installation option). The latter is one of the best cms applications I have ever used. WordPress can handle high traffic and is adept at avoiding spam (within the right hands).

I know some of you will say “…but I don’t want a blog.” Well, that is the point. WordPress can be a blog but it can also be so much more. In fact, if you do not want a blog (posts/comments), that part can be left off of your site completely. WordPress plugins/functions are easy to create. This means that you can have an easily updated inventory or a database of photography and videos. The possibilities are almost endless.

For instance, I am working on a site that I chose to compile in wordpress. It is not a blog, it is a product inventory/description site. I began developing a custom cms program for this client but was not happy with the process of development. Rather than reinvent the wheel, wordpress was there to show me its ease of use.

WordPress is literally thousands of lines of code and is a beast that has become more and more domesticated over the past 8 years or so. Sites built using wordpress as their back-end are very popular. In fact, wordpress is one of the most popular content management systems in the world. It is easily configurable. It is easy to customize and your current design can be adapted to fit around the skeleton that it provides. So, for those less inclined to start-up a blog, allow me to recommend wordpress. For those who wish to start-up a blog, try wordpress.

I can design you a wonderful site using wordpress as the glue that binds it all together as well as update your current wordpress installation/design. If you need assistance with wordpress, I can help you! Post a comment or Drop me a line.