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Bad Web Designs

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Web Hosting | 0 comments

The success of a good website is also due to its attractive design which makes more and more visitors visit the site. So if you are among those wondering as to why there are very few visitors to your site, you could look at some of the points below to keep in mind while designing and improving the appearance of your site.a) Begin with a clear idea of how you want your site to look and put it down in the form of a story board. Here you must also take care of how you want the various links to appear and in what order to avoid confusion at a later stage. b) Make sure that you present a home page that is comprehensive and presents to the visitor an immediate idea of what to expect from your site and where to find them. Remember that this page is very important in conveying a professional and articulate impression about your site to the outside world. c) Having decided what you want in the website in the beginning, it is time to incorporate interesting content relating to the target segment you have in mind. The content should be such that visitors must feel motivated to spend some time at your site. d) Engage the visitor in providing him the reason for the existence of the site and what is it that you are trying to achieve through the site. Avoid bad grammar and spelling mistakes. Those will surely drive away visitors from your site. e) The layout and design must appear uncluttered and pleasing to the eye. First impressions matter and unless you can engage the visitor to spend some time at your site, he would not know the services you are capable of providing. Keep away from blinking images and graphics that take too long to load as nobody has the patience to wait. Use the right colors that make it easy for the visitor to make out the contents of your site and do not cause strain to the eyes. f) Ensure that navigation within the site is not cumbersome by providing links and buttons that are consistent in looks, design and color. Make use of the top half of every page to place these buttons. The above tips should help you in coming out with a website that is pleasing and attractive to the...

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What You Should Know About DMCA Notice If You Want To Remove Stolen Content

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Google, Search Engine Optimisation, Web Hosting | 0 comments

In this post,we will talk about DMCA takedown notices. I’m sure that, from time to time, you will find a site online that is using your content. Of course, you do not think that it can harm your own site. Well, yes, in most cases; it is safe for your domain. Still, you should be aware that your content can be stolen and how it is done. Basically, there are two ways to steal someone’s content: Manually Automatically, by using RSS feeds MANUALLY If you noticed only a few articles that have been stolen, then you don’t need to worry about your site rankings. According to Matt Cutts; it won’t hurt your rankings because even big news sites like BBC, Mirror and DailyMail usually use duplicate content. NOTE: I’m not telling they steal it.Other sites are just used as a source or it was a quote, etc. On the other hand, if you think that your competitor stole your visitors, then you have to find a way to fix that. Maybe ask them to put a link to the original source or completely remove the post. Even for this post, “DMCA takedown notice,” there are many duplicate pages online. Just type “DMCA takedown notice template” and you will notice that, too. However, when someone has a unique article and, in the article, there is a template that you can find somewhere else; it does not mean stolen content. Matt Cutts recommends to use different font and add quotation marks (“”) to that paragraph. At the same time, when you have a lot of duplicate content, it may have a negative impact on your site’s visibility in Google. The Google bot does not know that your site has original articles. So be careful when you spot someone else using your own content. AUTOMATICALLY From my own experience, I can say that stealing content by using someone’s RSS feeds is very bad for your site. It means that almost all your content will be republished on low quality websites. For instance, a year ago I was faced with such a problem. You can briefly read about my experience here: http://forums.habanaija.com/forum/nigerian-webmaster-forum/947-haba-naija-how-to-stop-your-contents-being-stolen-via-rss-feeds. Now, I can add more details to that story. HabaNaija is a resource for Nigerian people. It has its own blog with many different categories as well as a forum. This is not meant to be a promotion of HabaNaija. The main point is that the forum’s RSS feed was stolen by another v-bulletin forum.I cannot recall the name of this forum, but it used many different RSS feeds and had a lot of content.It did not did not write anything unique, however; just automatically grabbedthe content from our websites and many others. Interestingly enough, except for some queries related to keywords from our posts; that forum was even higher than our own. At the time, our forum was not as strong as it is now, but that makes no difference overall. Then, I noticed that each new post we published appeared on this other forum that belonged to someone else. Now,the steps that we tookto fix that and to persuade them to stop pulling our RSS feed are as follows: We contacted their administration via contact form on the site directly. There was noresult. Added their IP address to our ban list so they can’t open the forum. There still was no result. They were most likely using different proxies. Contacted their hosting company. They responding by telling usthat they are not responsible for the website’s content. They just host them. So still no result. Sent DMCA takedown notice.That was...

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Build your own website for free

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Web Hosting | 0 comments

Very often we think of creating our own website for either promoting our existing business or just for blogging and making our ideas known to the world or simply as a creative activity. Irrespective of the purpose, it is essential to equip oneself with the appropriate tools and required knowledge to build a web site for free. There was a time when people paid high amounts to the web host and domain provider to create web sites, but that is no longer the case and you can now make your own web sites for free. The internet has made available a number of sites which make it possible for somebody to muster all that is required to create a website. Basically, you only need to be prepared with the following: A good domain name How you plan to host your site A proper code suitable for the site design Regular and interesting content You can get access to the first three at many of the sites and the fourth one, which is the content part, is something you need to arrange for. Some sites also give free access to a sub domain name along with free hosting. As far as coding is concerned, many default themes that are available on the internet can be utilised to great effect. You only need to ensure that the content you provide is updated and interesting enough to hook the visitor into visiting your site again and...

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Colorful Web Design Made Easy

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Web Hosting | 0 comments

It is a fact that the advent of the internet has changed life for a lot of people. Many of us spend a lot of time on the internet exchanging communication, enjoying entertainment and even making money online. Many social networking sites have also gained popularity due to this and if you harbor thoughts about becoming an integral part of the online social scene, then a good profile is the first step that will help you achieve that objective. Creating a good profile is not at all difficult as there are many ready made templates that can be found on the internet through a basic search. It is this easy availability of layouts that has made designing web sites so convenient and you can really play around with colors and fonts taking help of these templates to create something unique and different. Flash technology and templates have made creating profiles much more interesting and the use of brilliant colors will not only add that extra zing to your profile but also will make people view your profile more seriously. If you can add graphics to these layouts, then you substantially increase the chances of providing a different dimension to your profile. The MySpace layouts for instance help you play around with both abstract concepts and backgrounds and enable you to customise according to your own choice and fancy. These facilities have made the MySpace profiles very sought after and with every passing day; the choices are only getting more and more interesting. It is however necessary to sample the web design before presenting it on the site for real. You need to check the color and theme to see if they have come out as per your desire. Checking these things initially it self will ensure that you do not need to redesign at a later stage and the website bears a professional look right from the beginning. Making your site interactive is yet another way of ensuring its popularity amongst visitors. Besides a variety of graphics and games, flash technology with its diverse templates offer great scope to really experiment with many color combinations and themes. Care needs to be taken to ensure that the background design and color makes it easy for visitors to read the contents and is also easy on the eye. Contrary to popular understanding, it is not essential to possess great knowledge and experience about CSS, HTML or any other software to be able to design your personal web site. The ready made templates have made it easy for anybody with rudimentary knowledge to quickly access them and decide on the design of their choice for the site. If you can present a profile with a design that goes well with your personality, then you would have achieved your...

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Not So Easy Web Design

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Web Hosting | 0 comments

Today, there are many features and facilities available that can be used by even those starting off to help them design web sites. These tools do not require extensive technical knowledge on the part of the person using them and that has enabled many people to independently offer their services as web designers. However, if you wish to put up a website that has to reflect your personality and vision, it is necessary on your part to go for professionals who can adapt and design websites according to specific requirements. After all, the website is the first impression that a visitor is exposed to and if that is not appealing, the business can get impacted negatively. Web designs can be of various types ranging from the really simple to far more complex. Some sites actually guide visitors step by step and only then they are able to browse the site completely. Irrespective of the complexity of the site, certain basic factors should not be compromised as under: a)    The site must be appealing and encourage the visitor to stay longer at the site. It is very easy for a visitor to click away and you can lose him for good if you are not careful about the appearance of the site. b)     The site must be free of any grammatical and factual errors and any broken links must be set right immediately. No visitor likes sites that have errors which remain unrepaired or pages that take very long to load or give messages asking him to try later. It is possible to attract traffic and retain them by observing these simple...

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Professional Web Design

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Web Hosting | 0 comments

For a website to be popular and enjoy the favor of search engines it needs to be appropriately designed and that is the reason many professional designers of web sites are in demand and are being wooed by people wanting to put up sites. As the number of websites keeps increasing in the internet space, mushrooming of many web design outfits and associated professionals is also happening and that is allowing for stiff competition to emerge. People can now choose a service provider of their choice and one who can satisfy their requirement. How can stunning designs help your website? Companies which deal with the design of websites make use of professionals who are well aware of how to project a particular website in the most appealing and attractive manner to visitors so that they regularly visit the site. They make use of novel ideas and other innovative solutions to lend a website that crucial edge over other sites. When it comes to business and other information based sites, these professionals utilise a variety of technical tactics to introduce features as under: • Comprehensive database • Easy to use shopping carts • Usage of Flash animation • A detailed CMS (content management service) • Varied templates to choose from • A professionally designed logo • A smart and interesting Flash introductory page • A slick Flash CD presentation that details the contents of the site • Projects the Corporate identity • Innovative graphics and other images • Compelling designs in print • Online solutions for conducting buying and selling of merchandise How to achieve the best outcome for the website? Irrespective of the size of the business, a professionally designed website can really catapult search engine rankings for the site. You must ensure that you avoid heavy and jarring graphics, animations that are too jazzy and fonts or colors that are very stark. The website must reflect the vision and requirement of the client in question and usage of easy to navigate menus is an essential criterion for visitors to go around the site without problems. Infusing life and character into the site The initial impression is always important and in that regard, the design of the website and how it appears to a visitor at first glance will make the difference between the visitor going further into the site or just clicking out. Professional web designers are able to present sites such that search engines latch on to such sites ensuring high...

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