web development for search engine optimization

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A SimpleXML RSS Feed

I love playing with RSS feeds. One of the easiest ways to do this is using PHP’s SimpleXML. Here’s how you create an XML feed with this easy-to-use library

Content Updating Worksheet

I’ve developed a little worksheet that’s helped me not only identify good content opportunities but help build links. I thought I’d share it with you in case you might find it helpful as well.

The dangerous consequences of a robots.txt file

The robots.txt file is an important way to control spiders and bots as they visit your website. But if you do it wrong, you can cause some serious problems.

Excel formula to get domain name from URL

While doing SEO professionally I am always dealing with long lists of URLs. The best way to manage this is with Excel. Sometimes I need to take a list of URLs and parse them just…

Track Google Analytics Goal After 3rd Party Website Redirect

Marketing is useless without tracking. That is one of the reasons I like doing online marketing professionally. Unfortunately many developers- even developers working for companies selling marketing services- don’t consider this when building a website.…

Basic .htaccess Template- Explained

Every site needs an .htaccess file. Still, with every website I build I always forget what to put. So I thought it would be a good idea to write up one, simple .htaccess file that…

Keep Website Content Fresh with RSS and XSL

The Google Inside Search blog post from April 3rd turned the SEO world upside-down. Although Google has been telling us about changes they’ve made to the algorithm for a few months now, this one was…

Looking for Charlotte, South Carolina?

Charlotte is not in South Carolina- it's in North Carolina

Are you looking to find Charlotte, South Carolina? Keep looking because Charlotte is actually in North Carolina. I understand the confusion- many people haven’t been to this part of the country and might make this…

Get RSS Feeds from Twitter Search

Twitter recently stopped providing RSS feeds for all it’s data. You can, however, use FeedTwit to get your Twitter updates as an RSS feed.


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