Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Developing A Good Web Development Strategy

Coming up with a website isn't just all about coding and editing images and programs. In fact there are many considerations that a developer needs to think about when conceiving a web site. And there are even a lot more of other things that one need to sort out in order to make the site a success.

Everything begins with deciding what site you want to make. And it's not just all about what color or how long it would be. In fact, before all of these, you should think what your site is supposed to be for. Everything else will then follow during development.

Your main consideration here is your target audience. Aside from knowing what your audience wants to see, you should also know how to get it to them in the best way possible. Thus, for instance, if your target audience speaks more in a certain language, you should also use that language. However, there are still many factors that you also need to look into in this area.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Link Building Through Social Networking

One of the most important factors in determining a web site's success is its rankings in the search engines. And the biggest thing that affect page rankings is the number of links that go into them. Thus, SEO specialists try to look out for new ways to get more links as possible.

And one of these methods that is becoming popular with SEO's nowadays is using social networking sites. For those not yet familiar (or for those too old), a social networking site is basically a web site wherein people get to interact with each other online. It is different from what is considered to be its brother, the social bookmarking site, in the sense that people join networking sites for the sake of interaction while those going for bookmarking do so for resources.

So how does being on social networking sites get you more links? On the most basic level, since there are a lot of people in these sites, many will be able to see you and likely link to your own website. However, just having a profile page on one popular site won't really get you that much links. In order to really get the most out of these sites, you need to closely look into what they are offering.

Friday, July 22, 2011

On Using Paid Links

One of the most important things to any online business is getting a good amount of traffic coming in. And in order to do this, a site must be able to distribute its links to as many places as possible. However, as one will soon find out, this is much easier said than done.

And it is at this point that many site managers often resort to getting paid links. So what are paid links? As the name implies, these are the links that a party generates for a site in exchange for payment. And since these links are often included in the link count in the ranking systems of search engines (where link number is important), these will greatly help in increasing the particular site's rankings. However, as good as it may sound, there is a caveat attached to this one.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Going Against C++ And Python

With the myriad of programming languages available, many software developers have difficulty in choosing which one to use. And with the entry of Google's new Go programming language into the field, it seems that it has become even tougher. But is the Go worth all that uneasiness among programmers?

Reading all the news items that have been released about the Go recently, one can surmise that the language can be easily compared to C++ or Python. And since both of these are already established programming languages, it seems that the Go is as good as both of these. And Google claims that it is designed to combined the best  features of both.

Interestingly, Go uses the same syntax as that used by C++. Thus, those already familiar with the language will likely be easily able to adjust to Go. However, there are a few minor differences between the two. This can take quite some time getting used to but will be no problem at all.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Some Handy Techniques In Designing Your Website

In recent years, the internet has become quite a competitive place for business. And with the multitude of new sites sprouting out each day, it is likely to become even more tight in the future. Thus, knowing the latest techniques will definitely help if you want to stay on top.

There are a wide variety of techniques that you will learn during the course of maintaining your site. Some will work only on certain elements of your site, while others are very useful in maintaining the overall functionality of your site. Though you won't really need to master all of them, choosing the right ones will be quite important.

One of the most important things that you need to do in designing your site is to make sure that visitors will be hooked and regularly follow your site. This is what designers call as being sticky. The best technique that can ensure that internet users will likely remember you is by having great content. Be sure that everything you put in is always up to date. Internet users are also fond of reading how to articles, so make these a staple of your content listing. Just be sure that these articles are still in the coverage of your subject matter.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Web Analytics

Web Analytics is Search engine Optimization tool that lets you understand better the performance of your existing website. This allows you to see the interaction between customers and the company site. Its goal is to develop business intelligence about customers and how they use the website.

The main purpose of web analytics is to know the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data for purposes of understanding and optimizing the web usage. By using this tool, you'll get to know the hit (popularity) of a website, page view, visit or session, first visit/session, visitor, unique visitor and unique user, repeat visitor, new visitor, impression, singletons, bounce rate, percentage exit, visibility time, session duration, page view duration or time on page, engagement time, page depth or page viewed per session, frequency, click path, click, and site overlay.

There are many web analytics tools available. Under the hosted web analytics software as a service, there are Bango Mobile Web Analytics, Clicktale, Google Analytics, VisiStat, Webtrends, Woopra and Yahoo! Web Analytics. There are also web analytics categorized as proprietary software and open source license.

All internet businesses are advised to use web analytics in monitoring the flow of their business. This is because the tool can help you in analysis and update of your business. It can tell you what changes should be made, the best example is with the use of keywords. You can find the right keywords to use so you'll be available on the searches of your target customers. You will have closer interaction with your customers and it can also take you where your target customers are dwelling.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Advanced Web Design Tips

Nowadays, anybody can be capable of making his/her own website. The task is very easy now, with just simple HTMLs and little computer skills, one will really arrive with a website. But if your website is for business, the task grows more arduous. Web designing should be more advance and must contain a very good presentation.

To come up with a good web design, there are rules and pointers that you should follow. There are many things you need to consider. First and foremost, the website content. This is important because this is what users are looking for. This is the one that will tell you if you are liked or not. The content talks of the content and structure of the site. Of course, everything should be in the right spelling and grammar. And also, it should be well-designed, with features that are very pleasant design. This is achievable through the new web designing tools and techniques.

Linking is another thing to consider. Landing pages should be in the right place and understandable. If not, people visiting your site will lose the interest to stay longer on your web page. You don't get quality visits if the users stayed there for only 5 seconds or less. Remember that users should find it easy to navigate within your website. If that happens, it means that they are convertible users. Convertible users are internet users you are actually looking for. You can find them through Search Engine Optimization, by eying the top spot of the search engine results.