Category Archives for Websites

Understanding a URL Structure (With Query Parameters)

Have you ever been on a website before, and noticed in the address bar that the simple little www.example.com you’ve typed in turned into something very long and complicated, full of questions marks and equal signs? URLs (i.e. the address … Continue reading

15. September 2013 by Ron Stauffer
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Why Have a Website?

[About two years ago, I gave a presentation to a business group about websites and their effectiveness as a marketing tool. I've had this sitting in my "drafts" section forever, so I figured it was time to actually post it.  … Continue reading

26. December 2011 by Ron Stauffer
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Why NOT To Use A .CO Domain

A while ago, I received an email from a friend asking if he should get a .CO domain for his website. I thought for a while, and gave him my answer. “No.” He responded, thanking me, and then asked me … Continue reading

21. July 2011 by Ron Stauffer
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Definition Of A “Content Farm”

One of the hottest topics in search quality discussions so far in 2011 has been “Content Farms,” and I think it’s none too soon. I despise them. They give almost no value to consumers at all, and whatever value they … Continue reading

21. February 2011 by Ron Stauffer
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The Most Important Parts Of An eCommerce Website

Photography It’s shocking to me how hard it is to get merchants to actually spend money on photography, when the only thing that will allow a potential customer to trust you enough to purchase a product sight unseen is a … Continue reading

29. November 2010 by Ron Stauffer
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Does Anybody Use Tag Clouds?

Recently I’ve really been trying to view websites through the eyes of users, and not as a web designer. As much as possible, I always try to ask myself “would users find this helpful?” Sometimes I see trends that are … Continue reading

18. November 2010 by Ron Stauffer
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Domain Checklist: 5 Questions To Ask About Your Domain

Does your company have a website? If so, you have a domain of some sort. Whether it ends in .com, .net, .us, or dot anything else, somebody at some point registered your domain. Here’s a list of five things you … Continue reading

11. October 2010 by Ron Stauffer
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Make My Website #1 In Google

Of all the questions I’ve heard in my few years in the business, there’s one I hear far more often than any other. And I dread it every time I hear it: Can you make my website number one on … Continue reading

09. July 2010 by Ron Stauffer
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