Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov – When will it come to your Website?

Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov – When will it come to your Website?

Image: Brick Obama by ~emeph Immediately after Barack Obama has been sworn in as the new president of the United States the Whitehouse.gov website has been relaunched. Some of the most important aspects of this change are: It has a…

7 Optimization Techniques I Learned from Playing With my 7 Year Old Daughter

7 Optimization Techniques I Learned from Playing With my 7 Year Old Daughter

Working on a computer is often frustrating when you have kids. They come over to see you sitting all day at the same place staring into a bright light source and wonder why you sit there. This Sunday though was…

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

The 10 Simplest Website Tweaks for Designers to Get More Clients

Are you a graphic, industrial or web designer? Do you want your website to look good? Do you ignore, dismiss or forget findability and usability? Well, I can help. Designers often do not implement the simplest website tweaks for more…

Quick Guide to Social Media and WordPress Categories vs Tags

Quick Guide to Social Media and WordPress Categories vs Tags

* One of the most annoying issues on social media, both from a user and a webmaster perspective is the often faulty categorization by users. Many people mix topics and categories in a way nobody really can appreciate. Why does…

The 7 Simplest Ways To Lower Your Bounce Rate and Get More Conversions

The 7 Simplest Ways To Lower Your Bounce Rate and Get More Conversions

* Every website or blog has a purpose, be it a sale, a subscription or simply conveying the message. Achieving this goal is called conversion. The worst enemy of the conversion is the bounce rate. Most people who visit your…

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

Blog Suicide: Top 7 Title & Meta Tag Mistakes that Kill Your Blog

* I’m shocked! Not only do bloggers waste time with meta tags although most of them are worthless for Google, bloggers hurt themselves using meta tags. It does not get better it seems it gets worse. Some people even commit…

Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business

Google Suggest Effects on SEO, Search Usage and Business

Who the hell is the Gossip Girl? Google Suggest offers users possible search queries based on the number of searches and results. When you start typing your search query Google suggest popular keywords or phrases to search for. Ever since…

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

The 10 Worst Findability Crimes Committed by Web Designers & Developers

* Web designers & developers often focus on web standards, table-less layouts or CSS effects like styled lists or sidebars e.g. All these things are perfectly OK unless they are executed at the expense of findability. Yet they often do….

Short URL Tools

Short URL Tools

What to do when you need short URLs (concise Internet/Web addresses or URL forwarding) for Twitter or elsewhere? Either you use the proprietary t.co shortener by Twitter itself or bit.ly where .ly stands for Libya to keep the fuss at…

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Top 10 URL Design Failures of Famous Websites

Famous painting, image by Fabrizio Verrecchia, but no clue in the URL: https://unsplash.com/photos/bv60QyW78Os Do you know what the websites of the New York Times World Bank WordPress.com PHP.net and others have in common? Their Internet addresses aka URLs suck! Right…

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

Top 10 Fatal URL Design Mistakes

* URL design? Is there any design involved at all in deciding how your website address and directory structure will look like? Yes, there is, or at least there should be! Nonetheless I see the same mistakes all over the…

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) Demand Skyrockets

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) Demand Skyrockets

Google Trends is a wonderful tool to find out what the market really demands. One problem is ambiguity though. It happens when a term means more than one thing. It happens to acronyms quite often. I compared SEM to SEO…

How to Get Attention Blogging Part-Time

How to Get Attention Blogging Part-Time

In the past I often made the common blogging mistake of trying to raise hell or be spectacular to get attention from readers. You really have to be amazing, outstanding and extremely useful to get engagement. There is an easier…

WordPress Theme Customization: How to Simplify like a Web Dev

WordPress Theme Customization: How to Simplify like a Web Dev

Most WP themes need heavy customization or rather fixing. It’s bug fixing but also removing all the visual flaws only a Web developer can notice.

10 Coding Guidelines for Perfect Findability and Web Standards

Perfect findability and web standards can be achieved with the same means when it comes to coding. Thus I compiled a very simple list of 10 coding guidelines for perfect findability and web standards everybody can easily memorize and implement:…