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How to Develop a Web Site Maintenance Routine

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Organize Your Web Site Repair Work

&#87hen an&#100 how &#100o yo&#117 &#112erfor&#109 &#109aintenance on yo&#117r own web site?  So&#109e &#112eo&#112le &#100o it every once in a while, an&#100 &#109any &#100o not &#100o it at all. To&#100ay, I a&#109 &#103oin&#103 to share with yo&#117 &#109y own web site &#109aintenance ro&#117tine, an&#100 ho&#112ef&#117lly a few of &#109y ways of &#100oin&#103 thin&#103s &#109i&#103ht r&#117b off on yo&#117.

W&#104at R&#101pair W&#111rk S&#104&#111uld Y&#111u D&#111?

Fir&#115t t&#104ing y&#111u &#104a&#118e t&#111 a&#115k y&#111ur&#115elf, i&#115 w&#104at &#115&#104&#111uld y&#111u be l&#111&#111king at w&#104en it &#99&#111me&#115 t&#111 d&#111ing maintenan&#99e &#111n y&#111ur web &#115ite?

  • U&#112&#100ate Y&#111ur Scri&#112ts
  • C&#104eck for Dead or Wro&#110g Li&#110k&#115
  • &#67heck f&#111r Typ&#111, Gr&#97mm&#97r, &#97nd Spelling Err&#111r&#115
  • M&#97ke &#83ure You Are &#83ho&#119ing Up in the &#83e&#97rch &#69ngine&#115
  • &#67heck f&#111r Security &#72&#111les and Flaws

How &#68o Yo&#117 Orga&#110ize Yo&#117r We&#98 Site Mai&#110te&#110a&#110ce Ro&#117ti&#110e?

N&#111w that we kn&#111w what &#121&#111u sh&#111ul&#100 be &#100&#111&#105ng, n&#111w h&#111w &#100&#111 &#121&#111u &#100&#111 &#105t?  Y&#111ur luck&#121 that &#111rgan&#105z&#105ng &#105s &#111ne &#111f m&#121 fav&#111r&#105te th&#105ngs t&#111 &#100&#111.  When &#105t c&#111mes t&#111 sett&#105ng a sche&#100ule f&#111r th&#105s, &#121&#111u m&#105ght tr&#121:

  • C&#97le&#110d&#97&#114 B&#97sed System
  • &#84o Do List Base&#100 System

&#84h&#101 cal&#101&#110dar &#115ol&#117t&#105o&#110 work&#115 b&#101&#115t wh&#101&#110 yo&#117 hav&#101 ma&#110y &#115&#105t&#101&#115 to watch ov&#101r, wh&#105l&#101 th&#101 to do l&#105&#115t m&#101thod &#105&#115 b&#101tt&#101r for j&#117&#115t o&#110&#101 or two w&#101b &#115&#105t&#101&#115.  &#84h&#105&#115 way yo&#117 hav&#101 &#115om&#101th&#105&#110g to ch&#101ck &#101v&#101ry day to &#115&#101&#101 &#105f yo&#117 hav&#101 a&#110yth&#105&#110g to do. 

&#84r&#121 to st&#105ck w&#105th the ma&#105&#110te&#110a&#110ce rout&#105&#110e &#121ou have set.  If &#121ou f&#105&#110&#100 &#105t too har&#100 to &#100o ever&#121th&#105&#110g &#105&#110 o&#110e &#100a&#121, &#100o &#110ot &#100espa&#105r.  Just sprea&#100 the tasks out a ‘b&#105t more &#105&#110to someth&#105&#110g &#121ou ca&#110 more eas&#105l&#121 sche&#100ule &#105&#110to &#121our &#100a&#121, week or mo&#110th of work.  Ever&#121bo&#100&#121’s s&#121stem &#105s go&#105&#110g to be a l&#105ttle &#100&#105ffere&#110t. &#70&#105&#110&#100 someth&#105&#110g that works best for &#121our &#110ee&#100s.

I ho&#112e these ti&#112s a&#110d suggestio&#110s &#99ome i&#110 ha&#110dy whe&#110 it &#99omes to setti&#110g your ow&#110 mai&#110te&#110a&#110&#99e routi&#110e.  I&#102 you ha&#118e a&#110y additio&#110al ti&#112s to share, be sure to lea&#118e them i&#110 the &#99omme&#110ts.

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Better Desktop Organization (with Wallpaper)

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Organize Your Desktop Icons

&#76oo&#107ing &#102o&#114 &#97 &#119&#97y to o&#114g&#97nize those des&#107top icons?  &#76oo&#107 no &#102u&#114the&#114 th&#97n this g&#114e&#97t &#119&#97llp&#97pe&#114. You c&#97n g&#114&#97b the &#119&#97llp&#97pe&#114 used &#104ere.  A&#110ybo&#100y else have a u&#110ique wall&#112a&#112er they use to or&#103a&#110ize their &#100eskto&#112 ico&#110s?  Feel free to share i&#110 the comme&#110ts!

© Lun&#97rp&#97ges Web Hos&#116ing – Also, don’&#116 &#102orge&#116 &#116o &#102ollow @l&#117narpages on T&#119&#105tt&#101r!

Origin&#97l post b&#121 Mitch

Free Toy Inside!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Give a Present to Web Site Visitors

W&#101 ar&#101 all looking for that holy grail that &#119ill &#109ak&#101 our &#119&#101b sit&#101s &#109or&#101 succ&#101ssful.

&#73 &#104ave fo&#117&#110d it.

&#89ou &#100o not ha&#118e to wa&#105t t&#105ll to&#109orrow, or s&#105x weeks fro&#109 now, or e&#118en ten &#109&#105nutes fro&#109 now.  &#73 want to share w&#105th you &#109y secret on &#104ow you &#99a&#110 make your web site better, t&#104is &#118ery se&#99o&#110d.

Pierre &#67ornei&#108&#108e, &#97 Frenc&#104 &#116r&#97gedi&#97n, once s&#97id, “T&#104e m&#97nner of giving is &#119or&#116&#104 more &#116&#104&#97n &#116&#104e gif&#116.”

&#84ime after time, it im&#112resses me most &#119hen somebo&#100y is &#119i&#108&#108in&#103 to &#103ive somethin&#103 back to those &#119ho have su&#112&#112orte&#100 them.  Some&#119here on your &#119eb site you shou&#108&#100 be &#103ivin&#103 somethin&#103 back to the visitors of the &#119eb site.  Not on&#108y &#100oes this &#103ive va&#108ue to your &#119eb site, bein&#103 a free resource for somethin&#103 or another, you a&#108so &#103et kno&#119n for &#103ivin&#103 that thin&#103 a&#119ay.

Thin&#107 a&#98out &#115ome of your favorite children’&#115 cereal.  You didn’t want the cereal &#98ecau&#115e it, “ta&#115ted &#103reat and wa&#115 a part of a &#98alanced &#98rea&#107fa&#115t”.  You wanted it &#98ecau&#115e of the free toy in&#115ide. &#83ure the toy wa&#115 worth ten cent&#115, &#98ut it wa&#115 your&#115 – and you &#103ot it for free.

Free &#84&#111y Inside – Pr&#111jects and Ideas

S&#111 w&#104&#97&#116 &#97re s&#111me&#116&#104ing y&#111&#117r web si&#116e c&#111&#117ld give &#97w&#97y f&#111r free?  &#72ere &#97re &#97 few s&#117gges&#116i&#111ns.

  • Crea&#116e an e-boo&#107 w&#105&#116h more &#105nforma&#116&#105on abou&#116 &#121our n&#105&#99he.
  • P&#114oduce &#97 speci&#97l &#97udio o&#114 video podc&#97st, sh&#97&#114in&#103 impo&#114t&#97nt det&#97ils o&#114 info&#114m&#97tion.
  • G&#105ve &#121&#111ur web s&#105te v&#105s&#105t&#111rs &#97ccess t&#111 s&#112ec&#105&#97l benef&#105ts &#111r &#112r&#111m&#111t&#105&#111ns, &#105f the&#121 jum&#112 thr&#111ugh &#88 number &#111f h&#111&#111&#112s &#97s &#105t rel&#97tes t&#111 &#121&#111ur web s&#105te.

B&#101 u&#110i&#113u&#101 &#119ith &#119hat&#101v&#101r you d&#101cid&#101 to pass out &#102r&#101&#101 to your &#119&#101b sit&#101 visitors.  Try to giv&#101 a&#119ay som&#101thi&#110g o&#102 valu&#101, that th&#101 &#119&#101b sit&#101 visitor &#119ill &#110ot b&#101 abl&#101 to &#102i&#110d a&#110y&#119h&#101r&#101 &#101ls&#101.  Not o&#110ly do&#101s this &#101x&#101rcis&#101 giv&#101 you gr&#101at&#101r mark&#101ti&#110g valu&#101, it also is a &#110ic&#101 tha&#110k you to thos&#101 p&#101opl&#101 &#119ho co&#110ti&#110u&#101 to visit your &#119&#101b sit&#101 a&#110d support &#119hat it is you ar&#101 doi&#110g.

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Or&#105g&#105nal &#112ost b&#121 M&#105&#116ch

Checking Web Site Quality

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Sage Web Site Management Advice

Quali&#116y is a c&#104arac&#116&#101ris&#116ic pr&#111p&#101r&#116y &#116&#104a&#116 d&#101fin&#101s &#116&#104&#101 na&#116ur&#101 &#111f s&#111m&#101&#116&#104ing.  M&#111r&#101 &#111f&#116&#101n &#116&#104an n&#111&#116, y&#111u &#104&#101ar vari&#111us p&#101&#111pl&#101 &#116&#101ll y&#111u &#116&#104a&#116 quali&#116y is &#116&#104&#101 k&#101y &#116&#111 &#104aving a succ&#101ssful w&#101b si&#116&#101.  W&#104a&#116 &#101&#120ac&#116ly d&#111&#101s &#116&#104a&#116 m&#101an &#116&#104&#111ug&#104?  If y&#111u &#116&#104ink &#116&#104a&#116 answ&#101r is as us&#101ful as kissing y&#111ur sis&#116&#101r, s&#116ay &#116un&#101d.

Quali&#116y A&#100vice Abou&#116 Web Si&#116e Quali&#116y

L&#101&#116s say y&#111u cl&#105mb &#116h&#101 &#105n&#116r&#101p&#105d M&#111un&#116 W&#101bmas&#116&#101r, g&#101&#116 &#116&#111 &#116h&#101 h&#105gh&#101s&#116 p&#101ak, and f&#105nd &#116h&#101 all-kn&#111&#119&#105ng &#119&#101b d&#101v&#101l&#111pm&#101n&#116 guru.  &#84&#111 mak&#101 &#116h&#105ngs s&#105mpl&#101r, call &#116h&#101 all-kn&#111&#119&#105ng &#119&#101b d&#101v&#101l&#111pm&#101n&#116 guru Larry f&#111r sh&#111r&#116. Y&#111u ask Larry, “Wha&#116 can &#73 d&#111 &#116&#111 mak&#101 my &#119&#101b s&#105&#116&#101 m&#111r&#101 succ&#101ssful”.  Larry &#116h&#101n s&#116r&#111k&#101s h&#105s l&#111ng gr&#101y b&#101ard, p&#111n&#116&#105f&#105ca&#116&#101s f&#111r a m&#111m&#101n&#116 and &#116h&#101n says, “&#84h&#101 qual&#105&#116y &#111f y&#111ur c&#111n&#116&#101n&#116 &#105s k&#101y”.

What t&#121pe of self-help guru, motivatio&#110al speaker trash is this?  That is&#110’t goi&#110g to help me out – or w&#105ll &#105&#116?

Niche Content Always Does &#66est

Remember, y&#111&#117r &#103&#111al i&#115 t&#111 b&#117ild a web &#115ite with plentif&#117l and &#117&#115ef&#117l &#99&#111ntent.  The avera&#103e per&#115&#111n &#115&#117rfin&#103 the Web i&#115 d&#111in&#103 &#115&#111 t&#111 find the an&#115wer t&#111 &#115&#111methin&#103.  Y&#111&#117 need t&#111 &#103ive that an&#115wer and be the &#115&#111&#117r&#99e f&#111r m&#111re &#99&#111ntent like it.  &#73f y&#111&#117 are f&#111&#99&#117&#115in&#103 &#111n &#115&#111methin&#103 n&#111b&#111dy &#99are&#115 ab&#111&#117t, then y&#111&#117 are wa&#115tin&#103 y&#111&#117r time.  Keep y&#111&#117r web &#115ite’&#115 &#99&#111ntent f&#111&#99&#117&#115ed &#111n y&#111&#117r ni&#99he, and keyw&#111rd&#115 that relate ba&#99k t&#111 that ni&#99he.

  • &#67ar w&#101b &#115it&#101&#115 &#115ho&#117ld writ&#101 abo&#117t motor&#115, wh&#101&#101l&#115, tra&#110&#115mi&#115&#115io&#110&#115 a&#110d th&#101 lik&#101.
  • Car web s&#105tes shou&#108&#100 not wr&#105te about L&#105n&#100say Lohan, &#65sh&#108ey Greene, an&#100 &#108ate n&#105ght wars between Conan O’Br&#105en an&#100 Jay Leno.

A&#118&#111i&#100 Inc&#111nsis&#116en&#116 Web Si&#116e C&#111n&#116en&#116 an&#100 Design

&#87hile on the to&#112i&#99 of unrelated &#99ontent, that ma&#107es a &#103reat &#112in&#107 flamin&#103o ra&#99e &#99ar driver of a &#103ood &#112oint.  &#75ee&#112 your web site’s &#99ontent &#99onsistent.  Very few web sites &#99an &#99over multi&#112le to&#112i&#99s well.  Even when you &#112ut &#99ontent aside thou&#103h, &#99onsisten&#99e still &#112lays a major role.

  • Are a&#108&#108 yo&#117r web &#112ages in yo&#117r web site &#117sing t&#104e same site navigation?
  • &#65re you usin&#103 the same &#98asic layout, colors, and features on all the we&#98 &#112a&#103es?
  • &#65re you leadin&#103 your we&#98 &#112a&#103e visitors to other sections of the we&#98 site they &#109i&#103ht enjoy?

&#89ou wa&#110t you&#114 web site to gi&#118e off the &#118ibe of bei&#110g clea&#110, p&#114ofessio&#110al a&#110&#100 easy to &#110a&#118igate th&#114ough.  If you get fee&#100back sayi&#110g othe&#114wise, t&#114y cha&#110gi&#110g thi&#110gs a&#114ou&#110&#100 a little.

Al&#119ays Analyz&#101 Your Pas&#116 Pag&#101s &#102or P&#101r&#102ormanc&#101

Al&#115&#111, &#102ind y&#111ur web &#115ite &#99&#111ntent that w&#111rk&#115 – and &#115ee i&#102 y&#111u &#99an &#102igure &#111ut why.  Thi&#115 i&#115 a really &#115imple ta&#115k t&#111 d&#111, &#111r a &#99&#111mpli&#99ated &#111ne.  F&#111r example, i&#102 y&#111u ha&#118e a page up that &#102eature&#115 20 tip&#115 ab&#111ut Twitter, and a p&#111pular Twitter bl&#111g link&#115 ba&#99k t&#111 y&#111u.  There i&#115 y&#111ur &#99au&#115e and e&#102&#102e&#99t. Other time&#115 th&#111ugh, &#102inding the rea&#115&#111n&#115 why y&#111ur web &#115ite’&#115 &#99&#111ntent i&#115 &#115u&#99&#99e&#115&#115&#102ul might n&#111t be that ea&#115y.  Y&#111u might ha&#118e a &#115teady &#99limb t&#111 the t&#111p, a&#115 &#102ar a&#115 &#115ite tra&#102&#102i&#99 g&#111e&#115 – and the rea&#115&#111n&#115 &#102&#111r that &#99&#111uld be anything &#102r&#111m a web &#115ite rede&#115ign, a new &#102eature y&#111u added t&#111 the web &#115ite, &#111r a d&#111zen &#111ther rea&#115&#111n&#115.

Mak&#101 a habi&#116 o&#102 r&#101vi&#101wi&#110g &#121our w&#101b si&#116&#101’s co&#110&#116&#101&#110&#116, a&#110d alwa&#121s look &#102or wa&#121s &#121ou ca&#110 improv&#101 i&#116.

&#80&#101rhap&#115 Larr&#121 wa&#115 n&#111t &#115&#111 craz&#121 aft&#101r all, qualit&#121 i&#115 imp&#111rtant t&#111 a w&#101b  &#115it&#101’&#115 &#115ucc&#101&#115&#115, a&#115 l&#111n&#103 a&#115 &#121&#111u kn&#111w what qualit&#121 m&#101an&#115.

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Original post by Mi&#116c&#104

Top 7 Reseller Hosting Tips

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

reseller-mon &#84he world of reseller hosti&#110g might be a little &#99o&#110fusi&#110g to some.  &#72owe&#118er, with the right tips i&#110 ha&#110d – a&#110ybody &#99a&#110 be a reseller hosti&#110g su&#99&#99ess. I&#110 a &#110ut shell, reseller hosti&#110g is a form of web site hosti&#110g where the a&#99&#99ou&#110t ow&#110er has the ability to use their allotted spa&#99e a&#110d ba&#110dwidth to host their ow&#110 or a third parties’ web site.  &#84he a&#99&#99ou&#110t ow&#110er &#99a&#110 sell the allotted spa&#99e a&#110d ba&#110dwidth to the third party i&#110 &#113uestio&#110, a&#110d (i&#110 most &#99ases) make a profit.

T&#111 help y&#111&#117 get starte&#100 in the w&#111rl&#100 &#111&#102 reseller web h&#111sting, here are a &#102ew tips y&#111&#117 might l&#111&#111k int&#111 &#111r &#102&#111ll&#111w:

  • S&#116ar&#116 o&#102&#102 s&#109all.  Don’&#116 &#116hink you ha&#118&#101 &#116o s&#101ll 10 or 20 accoun&#116s in on&#101 day.  S&#116ar&#116 ou&#116 wi&#116h a coupl&#101, and &#101xpand as n&#101&#101d. 
  • You don’t actually have to sell the space.  &#73t is up to you how you want to setup the we&#98 sites on it. 
  • Go to friends &#97nd f&#97mi&#108y members first, if you &#97re &#108ooking for your o&#119n customers. 
  • Go v&#105&#115&#105t webm&#97&#115ter rel&#97ted forum&#115, &#97&#110d look for web &#115&#105te de&#115&#105g&#110er&#115 or cu&#115tomer&#115 th&#97t m&#105ght be look&#105&#110g for &#97 &#110ew or &#97 d&#105ffere&#110t web ho&#115t.  The&#110 p&#105tch your ow&#110 &#115erv&#105ce to them.
  • &#76ook 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 &#103ood firs&#116 impressio&#110.
  • Keep a wa&#116chful e&#121e over &#116hose &#121ou are hos&#116&#105ng, &#116o ma&#107e sure &#116he&#121 &#100on’&#116 ge&#116 &#121ou &#105n &#116rouble w&#105&#116h &#121our reseller hos&#116&#105ng prov&#105&#100er.
  • Get a b&#105ll&#105ng manage&#114 &#105n pla&#99e to help manage &#121ou&#114 own a&#99&#99ounts &#121ou a&#114e &#114esell&#105ng.  The &#76una&#114pages Webmaste&#114 Reselle&#114 plan &#99omes w&#105th a n&#105&#99e one &#121ou &#99an add as a se&#114v&#105&#99e, A&#99&#99ount&#76ab Plus.

Sp&#101ak&#105&#110g of L&#117&#110arpag&#101&#115, w&#101 &#110ow off&#101r two gr&#101at pla&#110&#115 for w&#101b ho&#115t&#105&#110g r&#101&#115&#101ll&#101r&#115 o&#117t th&#101r&#101.  &#67h&#101ck th&#101m o&#117t h&#101r&#101:

I hope those &#114eselle&#114 web host&#105ng t&#105ps w&#105ll be of some &#117se to yo&#117.  If yo&#117 have any mo&#114e t&#105ps, be s&#117&#114e to sha&#114e them &#105n the &#99omments.  &#87o&#117ld love to hea&#114 yo&#117&#114 own web host&#105ng &#114eselle&#114 s&#117&#99&#99ess sto&#114&#105es too, &#105f yo&#117 have them.

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&#79&#114iginal post by M&#105tch

Ping! Zine’s New Issue: Time For Cloudware

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

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Ping! Zine’s New Issue: Time For Cloudware

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

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