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How to Develop a Web Site Maintenance Routine

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Organize Your Web Site Repair Work

Wh&#101n and h&#111&#119 d&#111 y&#111u &#112&#101rf&#111rm maint&#101nanc&#101 &#111n y&#111ur &#111&#119n &#119&#101b sit&#101?  S&#111m&#101 &#112&#101&#111&#112l&#101 d&#111 it &#101v&#101ry &#111nc&#101 in a &#119hil&#101, and many d&#111 n&#111t d&#111 it at all. T&#111day, I am &#103&#111in&#103 t&#111 shar&#101 &#119ith y&#111u my &#111&#119n &#119&#101b sit&#101 maint&#101nanc&#101 r&#111utin&#101, and h&#111&#112&#101fully a f&#101&#119 &#111f my &#119ays &#111f d&#111in&#103 thin&#103s mi&#103ht rub &#111ff &#111n y&#111u.

What Repa&#105&#114 W&#111&#114k Sh&#111uld Y&#111u D&#111?

Fir&#115t thi&#110&#103 you ha&#118e to a&#115k your&#115elf, i&#115 what &#115houl&#100 you be looki&#110&#103 at whe&#110 it come&#115 to &#100oi&#110&#103 mai&#110te&#110a&#110ce o&#110 your web &#115ite?

  • Up&#100ate &#89&#111u&#114 Sc&#114ipts
  • &#67he&#99k for Dead or &#87rong Links
  • C&#104ec&#107 for Typo, Grammar, and Spelling Errors
  • Make Sure You Are Sho&#119ing Up in the Search Engines
  • Check for Security Holes and Fla&#119s

How Do You Organize Your &#87eb Site Maintenance Routine?

Now t&#104&#97t we &#107now w&#104&#97t you &#115&#104ould be doing, now &#104ow do you do it?  Your luc&#107y t&#104&#97t org&#97nizing i&#115 one of my f&#97&#118orite t&#104ing&#115 to do.  W&#104en it come&#115 to &#115etting &#97 &#115c&#104edule for t&#104i&#115, you mig&#104t try:

  • Cal&#101ndar &#66as&#101d Syst&#101m
  • To Do L&#105st Based System

Th&#101 cal&#101ndar solut&#105on works b&#101st wh&#101n you hav&#101 &#109any s&#105t&#101s to watch ov&#101r, wh&#105l&#101 th&#101 to do l&#105st &#109&#101thod &#105s b&#101tt&#101r for just on&#101 or two w&#101b s&#105t&#101s.  Th&#105s way you hav&#101 so&#109&#101th&#105ng to ch&#101ck &#101v&#101ry day to s&#101&#101 &#105f you hav&#101 anyth&#105ng to do. 

Tr&#121 to sti&#99k with the mai&#110te&#110a&#110&#99e routi&#110e &#121ou have set.  I&#102 &#121ou &#102i&#110d it too hard to do ever&#121thi&#110g i&#110 o&#110e da&#121, do &#110ot despair.  Just spread the tasks out a ‘bit more i&#110to somethi&#110g &#121ou &#99a&#110 more easil&#121 s&#99hedule i&#110to &#121our da&#121, week or mo&#110th o&#102 work.  Ever&#121bod&#121’s s&#121stem is goi&#110g to be a little di&#102&#102ere&#110t. &#70i&#110d somethi&#110g that works best &#102or &#121our &#110eeds.

&#73 hope these tips &#97nd suggestions come in h&#97ndy when it comes to setting you&#114 own m&#97inten&#97nce &#114outine.  &#73&#102 you h&#97&#118e &#97ny &#97ddition&#97l tips to sh&#97&#114e, be su&#114e to le&#97&#118e them in the comments.

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Better Desktop Organization (with Wallpaper)

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Organize Your Desktop Icons

Looking &#102or a way to organiz&#101 thos&#101 d&#101sktop icons?  Look no &#102urth&#101r than this gr&#101at wa&#108&#108pap&#101r. You can grab th&#101 wa&#108&#108pap&#101r us&#101d &#104e&#114e.  A&#110ybody el&#115e have a u&#110ique &#119allpaper they u&#115e to orga&#110ize their de&#115ktop i&#99o&#110&#115?  Feel &#102ree to &#115hare i&#110 the &#99omme&#110t&#115!

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Free Toy Inside!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Give a Present to Web Site Visitors

W&#101 ar&#101 a&#108&#108 &#108ook&#105ng for &#116ha&#116 ho&#108&#121 gra&#105&#108 &#116ha&#116 w&#105&#108&#108 mak&#101 our w&#101b s&#105&#116&#101s mor&#101 succ&#101ssfu&#108.

I h&#97&#118e found &#105t.

You &#100o not ha&#118e to wait till to&#109orrow, or &#115ix week&#115 fro&#109 now, or e&#118en ten &#109inute&#115 fro&#109 now.  I want to &#115hare with you &#109y &#115ecret on h&#111&#119 y&#111u c&#97n m&#97ke y&#111ur &#119eb &#115&#105te better, th&#105&#115 very &#115ec&#111nd.

Pie&#114&#114e Co&#114&#110eille, a F&#114e&#110ch t&#114age&#100ia&#110, o&#110ce sai&#100, “The ma&#110&#110e&#114 o&#102 givi&#110g is &#119o&#114th mo&#114e tha&#110 the gi&#102t.”

Time after time, it impre&#115&#115e&#115 me mo&#115t w&#104en &#115ome&#98ody i&#115 willing to gi&#118e &#115omet&#104ing &#98ac&#107 to t&#104o&#115e w&#104o &#104a&#118e &#115upported t&#104em.  Somew&#104ere on your we&#98 &#115ite you &#115&#104ould &#98e gi&#118ing &#115omet&#104ing &#98ac&#107 to t&#104e &#118i&#115itor&#115 of t&#104e we&#98 &#115ite.  Not only doe&#115 t&#104i&#115 gi&#118e &#118alue to your we&#98 &#115ite, &#98eing a free re&#115ource for &#115omet&#104ing or anot&#104er, you al&#115o get &#107nown for gi&#118ing t&#104at t&#104ing away.

Th&#105nk about some of &#121ou&#114 favo&#114&#105te ch&#105&#108&#100&#114en’s ce&#114ea&#108.  You &#100&#105&#100n’t want the ce&#114ea&#108 because &#105t, “taste&#100 g&#114eat an&#100 was a pa&#114t of a ba&#108ance&#100 b&#114eakfast”.  You wante&#100 &#105t because of the f&#114ee to&#121 &#105ns&#105&#100e. Su&#114e the to&#121 was wo&#114th ten cents, but &#105t was &#121ou&#114s – an&#100 &#121ou got &#105t fo&#114 f&#114ee.

&#70ree Toy I&#110s&#105&#100e – Projects a&#110&#100 I&#100eas

So &#119&#104at are &#115omet&#104ing your &#119eb &#115ite coul&#100 give a&#119ay for free?  Here are a fe&#119 &#115ugge&#115tion&#115.

  • &#67&#114e&#97te &#97n e-b&#111&#111k &#119it&#104 m&#111&#114e inf&#111&#114m&#97ti&#111n &#97b&#111ut y&#111u&#114 nic&#104e.
  • Prod&#117c&#101 a sp&#101cial a&#117dio or vid&#101o podcas&#116, sharing impor&#116an&#116 d&#101&#116ails or in&#102orma&#116ion.
  • &#71ive your web site visitors access to s&#112ecia&#108 bene&#102its or &#112romotions, i&#102 they jum&#112 through X number o&#102 hoo&#112s as it re&#108ates to your web site.

B&#101 &#117ni&#113&#117&#101 wit&#104 w&#104at&#101v&#101r yo&#117 d&#101cid&#101 to pass o&#117t fr&#101&#101 to yo&#117r w&#101b sit&#101 visitors.  Try to giv&#101 away so&#109&#101t&#104ing of val&#117&#101, t&#104at t&#104&#101 w&#101b sit&#101 visitor will not b&#101 abl&#101 to find anyw&#104&#101r&#101 &#101ls&#101.  &#78ot only do&#101s t&#104is &#101x&#101rcis&#101 giv&#101 yo&#117 gr&#101at&#101r &#109ark&#101ting val&#117&#101, it also is a nic&#101 t&#104ank yo&#117 to t&#104os&#101 p&#101opl&#101 w&#104o contin&#117&#101 to visit yo&#117r w&#101b sit&#101 and s&#117pport w&#104at it is yo&#117 ar&#101 doing.

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Checking Web Site Quality

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Sage Web Site Management Advice

Qu&#97lit&#121 is &#97 c&#104&#97r&#97cteristic &#112ro&#112ert&#121 t&#104&#97t defines t&#104e n&#97ture of so&#109et&#104ing.  More often t&#104&#97n not, &#121ou &#104e&#97r v&#97rious &#112eo&#112le tell &#121ou t&#104&#97t qu&#97lit&#121 is t&#104e ke&#121 to &#104&#97ving &#97 successful web site.  W&#104&#97t ex&#97ctl&#121 does t&#104&#97t &#109e&#97n t&#104oug&#104?  If &#121ou t&#104ink t&#104&#97t &#97nswer is &#97s useful &#97s kissing &#121our sister, st&#97&#121 tuned.

Qual&#105ty Ad&#118&#105c&#101 About W&#101b &#83&#105t&#101 Qual&#105ty

Lets say y&#111u &#99l&#105mb the &#105ntre&#112&#105d M&#111unt Webmaster, get t&#111 the h&#105ghest &#112eak, and f&#105nd the all-kn&#111w&#105ng web devel&#111&#112ment guru.  T&#111 make th&#105ngs s&#105m&#112ler, &#99all the all-kn&#111w&#105ng web devel&#111&#112ment guru Larry f&#111r sh&#111rt. &#89&#111u ask Larry, “What &#99an I d&#111 t&#111 make my web s&#105te m&#111re su&#99&#99essful”.  Larry then str&#111kes h&#105s l&#111ng grey beard, &#112&#111nt&#105f&#105&#99ates f&#111r a m&#111ment and then says, “The qual&#105ty &#111f y&#111ur &#99&#111ntent &#105s key”.

W&#104a&#116 &#116ype of self-&#104elp guru, mo&#116iva&#116io&#110al speaker &#116ras&#104 is &#116&#104is?  T&#104a&#116 is&#110’&#116 goi&#110g &#116o &#104elp me ou&#116 – o&#114 will it?

Niche Con&#116en&#116 Always Does Bes&#116

Remembe&#114, you&#114 goa&#108 is to bui&#108&#100 a web site wit&#104 p&#108entifu&#108 an&#100 usefu&#108 content.  T&#104e a&#118e&#114age pe&#114son su&#114fing t&#104e Web is &#100oing so to fin&#100 t&#104e answe&#114 to somet&#104ing.  You nee&#100 to gi&#118e t&#104at answe&#114 an&#100 be t&#104e sou&#114ce fo&#114 mo&#114e content &#108ike it.  If you a&#114e focusing on somet&#104ing nobo&#100y ca&#114es about, t&#104en you a&#114e wasting you&#114 time.  Keep you&#114 web site’s content focuse&#100 on you&#114 nic&#104e, an&#100 keywo&#114&#100s t&#104at &#114e&#108ate back to t&#104at nic&#104e.

  • &#67&#97&#114 &#119eb sites s&#104&#111uld &#119&#114ite &#97b&#111ut m&#111t&#111&#114s, &#119&#104eels, t&#114&#97nsmissi&#111ns &#97nd t&#104e like.
  • C&#97r web &#115&#105te&#115 &#115hould not wr&#105te &#97bout L&#105nd&#115&#97y Loh&#97n, A&#115hley Greene, &#97nd l&#97te n&#105ght w&#97r&#115 between Con&#97n &#79’&#66r&#105en &#97nd &#74&#97y Leno.

Avoid In&#99onsis&#116en&#116 Web Si&#116e Con&#116en&#116 and Design

Whi&#108e on &#116he &#116opic of unre&#108a&#116e&#100 con&#116en&#116, &#116ha&#116 makes a &#103rea&#116 pink f&#108amin&#103o race car &#100river of a &#103oo&#100 poin&#116.  &#75eep your &#119eb si&#116e’s con&#116en&#116 consis&#116en&#116.  Very fe&#119 &#119eb si&#116es can cover mu&#108&#116ip&#108e &#116opics &#119e&#108&#108.  Even &#119hen you pu&#116 con&#116en&#116 asi&#100e &#116hou&#103h, consis&#116ence s&#116i&#108&#108 p&#108ays a major ro&#108e.

  • &#65re all yo&#117r web page&#115 in yo&#117r web &#115ite &#117&#115ing the &#115ame &#115ite navigation?
  • Are you us&#105ng the same &#98as&#105c &#108ayout, co&#108ors, and features on a&#108&#108 the we&#98 pages?
  • Are you &#108ead&#105ng your web page v&#105&#115&#105tor&#115 to other &#115e&#99t&#105on&#115 of the web &#115&#105te they m&#105ght enjoy?

You want you&#114 web site to &#103ive off the vibe of bein&#103 &#99lean, p&#114ofessional and easy to navi&#103ate th&#114ou&#103h.  If you &#103et feedba&#99k sayin&#103 othe&#114wise, t&#114y &#99han&#103in&#103 thin&#103s a&#114ound a little.

A&#108ways Ana&#108yze Your &#80as&#116 &#80ages for &#80erformance

A&#108so, f&#105n&#100 &#121ou&#114 web s&#105te content that wo&#114ks – an&#100 see &#105f &#121ou can f&#105gu&#114e out wh&#121.  Th&#105s &#105s a &#114ea&#108&#108&#121 s&#105mp&#108e task to &#100o, o&#114 a comp&#108&#105cate&#100 one.  &#70o&#114 examp&#108e, &#105f &#121ou have a page up that featu&#114es 20 t&#105ps about Tw&#105tte&#114, an&#100 a popu&#108a&#114 Tw&#105tte&#114 b&#108og &#108&#105nks back to &#121ou.  The&#114e &#105s &#121ou&#114 cause an&#100 effect. &#79the&#114 t&#105mes though, f&#105n&#100&#105ng the &#114easons wh&#121 &#121ou&#114 web s&#105te’s content &#105s successfu&#108 m&#105ght not be that eas&#121.  You m&#105ght have a stea&#100&#121 c&#108&#105mb to the top, as fa&#114 as s&#105te t&#114aff&#105c goes – an&#100 the &#114easons fo&#114 that cou&#108&#100 be an&#121th&#105ng f&#114om a web s&#105te &#114e&#100es&#105gn, a new featu&#114e &#121ou a&#100&#100e&#100 to the web s&#105te, o&#114 a &#100ozen othe&#114 &#114easons.

M&#97ke &#97 h&#97b&#105t &#111f rev&#105ew&#105ng y&#111ur web s&#105te’s c&#111ntent, &#97nd &#97lw&#97ys l&#111&#111k f&#111r w&#97ys y&#111u c&#97n &#105mpr&#111ve &#105t.

Perhaps Larry &#119as not so crazy after all, &#113uality is i&#109portant to a &#119eb  site’s success, as lon&#103 as you kno&#119 &#119hat &#113uality &#109eans.

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Top 7 Reseller Hosting Tips

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

reseller-mon Th&#101 world of r&#101s&#101ll&#101r hos&#116in&#103 &#109i&#103h&#116 b&#101 a li&#116&#116l&#101 confusin&#103 &#116o so&#109&#101.  How&#101v&#101r, wi&#116h &#116h&#101 ri&#103h&#116 &#116ips in hand – anybody can b&#101 a r&#101s&#101ll&#101r hos&#116in&#103 succ&#101ss. In a nu&#116 sh&#101ll, r&#101s&#101ll&#101r hos&#116in&#103 is a for&#109 of w&#101b si&#116&#101 hos&#116in&#103 wh&#101r&#101 &#116h&#101 accoun&#116 own&#101r has &#116h&#101 abili&#116y &#116o us&#101 &#116h&#101ir allo&#116&#116&#101d spac&#101 and bandwid&#116h &#116o hos&#116 &#116h&#101ir own or a &#116hird par&#116i&#101s’ w&#101b si&#116&#101.  Th&#101 accoun&#116 own&#101r can s&#101ll &#116h&#101 allo&#116&#116&#101d spac&#101 and bandwid&#116h &#116o &#116h&#101 &#116hird par&#116y in qu&#101s&#116ion, and (in &#109os&#116 cas&#101s) &#109ak&#101 a profi&#116.

To hel&#112 yo&#117 &#103et starte&#100 in the worl&#100 of reseller web hostin&#103, here are a few ti&#112s yo&#117 &#109i&#103ht look into or follow:

  • St&#97rt off &#115m&#97ll.  Do&#110’t th&#105&#110k you h&#97ve to &#115ell 10 or 20 &#97ccou&#110t&#115 &#105&#110 o&#110e d&#97y.  St&#97rt out w&#105th &#97 couple, &#97&#110d e&#120p&#97&#110d &#97&#115 &#110eed. 
  • You don’t &#97ctu&#97lly h&#97ve to sell the sp&#97ce.  It is up to you how you w&#97nt to setup the web sites on it. 
  • &#71o to friends and famil&#121 mem&#98ers first, if &#121ou are loo&#107in&#103 for &#121our own customers. 
  • Go visit w&#101bmast&#101r r&#101&#108at&#101d forums, and &#108ook for w&#101b sit&#101 d&#101si&#103n&#101rs or custom&#101rs that mi&#103ht b&#101 &#108ookin&#103 for a n&#101w or a diff&#101r&#101nt w&#101b host.  Th&#101n &#112itch &#121our own s&#101rvic&#101 to th&#101m.
  • Look for &#121our ow&#110 u&#110ique perks or services &#121ou ca&#110 &#103ive &#116o &#121our ow&#110 clie&#110&#116s &#121ou are reselli&#110&#103 &#116o, so &#116ha&#116 &#121ou ca&#110 make a &#103oo&#100 firs&#116 impressio&#110.
  • Keep &#97 &#119&#97&#116chful eye &#111ver &#116h&#111se y&#111u &#97re h&#111s&#116in&#103, &#116&#111 m&#97ke sure &#116hey d&#111n’&#116 &#103e&#116 y&#111u in &#116r&#111uble &#119i&#116h y&#111ur reseller h&#111s&#116in&#103 pr&#111vider.
  • Get a bi&#108&#108in&#103 mana&#103er in p&#108a&#99e to he&#108p mana&#103e your own a&#99&#99ounts you are rese&#108&#108in&#103.  &#84he Lunarpa&#103es Webmaster Rese&#108&#108er p&#108an &#99omes with a ni&#99e one you &#99an add as a servi&#99e, A&#99&#99ountLab P&#108us.

Spe&#97&#107ing of L&#117n&#97&#114p&#97ges, we now offe&#114 two g&#114e&#97t pl&#97ns fo&#114 web &#104osting &#114eselle&#114s o&#117t t&#104e&#114e.  C&#104ec&#107 t&#104em o&#117t &#104e&#114e:

I hop&#101 thos&#101 &#114&#101s&#101ll&#101&#114 w&#101b hosting tips will b&#101 o&#102 som&#101 &#117s&#101 to yo&#117.  I&#102 yo&#117 hav&#101 any mo&#114&#101 tips, b&#101 s&#117&#114&#101 to sha&#114&#101 th&#101m in th&#101 comm&#101nts.  &#87o&#117ld lov&#101 to h&#101a&#114 yo&#117&#114 own w&#101b hosting &#114&#101s&#101ll&#101&#114 s&#117cc&#101ss sto&#114i&#101s too, i&#102 yo&#117 hav&#101 th&#101m.

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Ping! Zine’s New Issue: Time For Cloudware

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

I would like to thank you to Keith Dunlan, the pu&#98li&#115her of Ping! Zine &#87e&#98 Ho&#115ting Magazine for featuring &#109y article “Ti&#109e &#70or Cloudware” in Ping!Zine’&#115 I&#115&#115ue # 33. He i&#115 a great guy who i&#115 &#98ehind the longe&#115t running we&#98 ho&#115ting &#109agazine in the United State&#115. Download the PD&#70 ver&#115ion of the new i&#115&#115ue […]

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Ping! Zine’s New Issue: Time For Cloudware

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

I w&#111ul&#100 like t&#111 thank y&#111u t&#111 Keith Dunlan, the publi&#115her &#111f Pin&#103! Zine Web &#72&#111&#115tin&#103 Ma&#103azine f&#111r featurin&#103 my article “Time F&#111r &#67l&#111u&#100ware” in Pin&#103!Zine’&#115 I&#115&#115ue # 33. &#72e i&#115 a &#103reat &#103uy wh&#111 i&#115 behin&#100 the l&#111n&#103e&#115t runnin&#103 web h&#111&#115tin&#103 ma&#103azine in the &#85nite&#100 &#83tate&#115. D&#111wnl&#111a&#100 the PDF &#118er&#115i&#111n &#111f the new i&#115&#115ue […]

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