Website Management

Resources for website owners. How to keep your site up to date and running smoothly.

Why I don’t post anything relevant on Facebook

I rarely (never) post anything relevant to Facebook. No status updates, no conversations, no images. Nearly everything I post is a link to something else. Why? I prefer to own my content, controlling how and where and when it's displayed. Facebook is great for a lot of reasons. But it's a closed system for content. Getting it in is easy. Getting it out not so much. That may not...

There’s no F11 key for awesome website

A colleague of mine and I used say, there's no F11 key for awesome design. This means good design takes work, and while your keyboard has a key for volume up, brightness, etc. - there's no key for awesome design. And there's no F11 key for awesome website either. Building, managing, and maintaining your own website takes a bit of work, and like anything worth doing, putting in the...

Goodbye Posterous – Hello Self Hosted

Posterous, the free hosted blogging platform was recently acquired by Twitter (see the Posterous announcement here), and while they say the service will continue without disruption, WordPress.com has seen a 250% spike in Posterous imports - suggesting that users aren't thinking the service will be around for the long haul. My guess is that it will continue for a year or so, and then quietly be 'sunsetted' as users...

Nibbler: Awesome Website Testing

There's a lot of ways to test and benchmark your website, but few are as fun as Nibbler. And it's free! What does Nibbler do? Nibbler will go through 5 pages of which ever site you specify and test them on a range of relevant criteria. Once it's finished you'll get a nice, visual report - scoring on each criteria and giving you an overall score. The report includes...

How to get Google to Like You

So you want Google to like you, eh? You want to be at the top? Well good, because the top is a great place to be. It's not easy to get there, though - so you've got to be prepared. It's not rocket science either, thankfully, and it doesn't take an army or a boatload of cash. Here's the secret: Create Awesome Content Create Awesome What? A Search Engine's...

5 tips on promoting your website for free

There are a number of ways to promote your website that involve parting with hard earned dollars, but I'll often tell clients that the best ways to market your site are actually free. Well, free might not actually be precise, since nothing is ever truly free. So instead of money, the following tips will cost you in time. Time well spent, though, and they will form the foundation to...

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