Google announced in mid 2014 that they would start using HTTPS as a ranking signal. This means that sites connecting to the web via HTTPS might fare better in rankings than those connected via HTTP. Initially it affected only a small number of sites but Google indicated that over time, they might decide to strengthen it so as to encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS. Should you make the switch for your site from HTTP to HTTPS? Here are some guidelines from Google to consider.
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The team at Moore Tech Solutions has a wide degree of experience across various development platforms. We have chosen to focus the majority of our efforts on developing sites using the Joomla content management system. While there are certainly several platforms which can be used to craft a modern responsive website, Joomla best fits the needs of the majority of our clients. Where custom code or integrations are needed, we find that Joomla can be coupled with other solutions to solve some pretty challenging problems.
Keywords, Keyword Phrases, Long Tail, Short Tail, Search Result Rankings, Results…….aaargh! WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO RIDICULOUSLY COMPLICATED?
Ok, now that that is out of my system, the title of today’s post is a subject that is important to most organizations that have a website. The question to be answered is “How does my site rank in search engine search results for keywords or keyword phrases that are relevant to my business?
We have discussed on this blog the change in viewing habits to mobile devices and the need for your website to be mobile friendly. More than 50% of website visits are being initiated from mobile devices so it is very important that your site respond to the device viewing the site by presenting the site in a visually appealing fashion.
At Moore Tech Solutions, we love our icons. We use them all the time because they are easy to manipulate with css, they are screen reader friendly for the vision impaired, and they work well with responsive design. Joomla comes with a core set of icons from IcoMoon, but locating a directory for the icon library that Joomla! uses is a difficult thing to find.
You have likely heard of encryption or been cautioned to look for “https” in your browser bar when going to a website, particularly if you are going to make an online purchase. What does this mean and how does it help secure my transaction?
Have you ever been to a website, whether looking up weather, news, or searching for a particular answer to a question and experienced a slow response? Of course you have. What was your response? Perhaps, if the information was important you hung around, waiting for the site to load so that you could get your answer. But if you needed a quick answer to something which was important to you, you likely went to another site that could give you what you were looking for.
You have a Real Estate company and you want to put your listings into the MLS and have it display on your website. You don’t want to enter it into the MLS and then have to enter in the same information (images, fields, address, everything) in again on your site.
Your MLS is using a piece of Real Estate software developed to make it easy for you to add in your listings and then have those listings display within the MLS, on any site that displays that MLS, until they are removed or sold.
What is Responsive Design?
Responsive web design means that a website has been developed to provide an optimal viewing experience across a broad range of devices including desktop computer monitors, popular tablets or pads, and popular mobile devices. With a responsive website design you don’t have to worry about having different websites for different devices. Responsive sites provide a consistent user experience across devices.
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