The Quest for the Best (Long-tail Keyword)

The Quest for the Best (Long-tail Keyword) The Quest for the Best (Long-tail Keyword) Here are some facts on why long-tail keywords work and how to best go about finding them. Phoenix, AZ In the world of Search Engine Optimization(SEO), long-tail Keywords are all the rage and for good reason. If you manage to land [...]

Why Blog As Part of Your Marketing Plan

Why Blog As Part of Your Marketing Plan Why Blog As Part of Your Marketing Plan? While many business owners understand how important a website is to their business, far fewer understand the value of a well maintained blog to their digital marketing success. Phoenix, AZ It was shown in studies by the Pew Research [...]

SEO Tips For Landing Pages That You Can Actually Use

SEO For Landing Pages That You Can Actually Use Landing page advice is endless, and varied. Much of it centers on horrifyingly boring topic matter like "consider the user interaction flow and how it funnels" or "ask yourself how your audience might view this". Not that any of that is not valid, it is just [...]

How a CRM Can Help Your Social Media Strategy

How a CRM Can Help Your Social Media Strategy Social media has become an outstanding force for driving business activity in recent years - but managing social media for a company is no simple task. A social CRM can help turn your prospects into potential sales and clients while limiting the time you spend hunting [...]

8 Most Common Mistakes Companies Make When Doing Their Own SEO

8 Most Common Mistakes Companies Make When Doing Their Own SEO As a professional website design and search engine optimization company, we often work with clients to do SEO. A Mesa Arizona SEO company has many components with which it must work, and a key part of the program is content creation. While we do [...]

Some Of Our Best New SEO Techniques From 2015

Some Of Our Best New SEO Techniques From 2015 This is been a very interesting year for search engine optimization companies in Arizona. Many different changes in the way that Google's algorithm ranks websites have continued to force the technology of optimizing for that algorithm to evolve. Google has continued to focus on structured data [...]

Google Helpouts Really Helpout

**********Update On This Post 10/10/15*********** So, Google has shut down helpouts. Never mind that it was an incredible place to exchange information, promoting cross cultural communication, learning and engagement. Or the fact that they only had it open about 1 year before announcing the shutdown. What a waste. I am actually a member of the [...]

Good Bye WP E-commerce, Hello WooCommerce

Good Bye WP E-commerce, Hello Woocommerce! So, let me preface this article by saying that I have been amongst the most ardent of the WP E-commerce devotees. I was rooting for the team at Get Shopped when they had issues going into WP E-commerce versions 3, 3.3, 3.5, 3.7, 3.8 and beyond. It seemed like [...]

Questions And Answers From A Newbie DIY WPer

You answered this question on 02/25/14 Rating:   Knowledgeability Clarity of Response Politeness Nomination? 10 10 10 No Comment:   I asked many questions and Joshua answered each one thoroughly and promptly. Questioner: Al Category: Wordpress Private: No Subject: Wordpress Questions For A DIY HTMLer. Question: QUESTION: I'm planning to use wp to create a [...]

Chandler Search Engine Optimization By My Favorite Web Designs

Chandler Search Engine Optimization By My Favorite Web Designs Chandler is an incredibly fast growing city located near Phoenix Arizona. When I first started my business in 2009, many of the companies and homes that are now in South Chandler were just beginning to look in that direction. And there are plenty of reasons to [...]

Arizona Photography Services by My Favorite Web Designs

AZ Photography Services by My Favorite Web Designs Video Transcript Joshua Jacoby of My Favorite Web Designs: "My Favorite Web Designs also offers photography. Photography is very necessary for any online marketing program because it helps to illustrate the points being made in blog posts and other content. In fact, the photography that goes with [...]

My Favorite Web Designs Approach To Design and Development

My Favorite Web Designs Approach To Design and Development Video Transcript "Hello, this is Josh with 'My Favorite Web Designs' of Mesa, Arizona. And I wanted to talk to you today about our design process. One of the questions that we frequently get asked is, what is the process for a new website or a [...]

Hummingbird Ups The Search Ante

SEO Tips For The Hummingbird Algorithm Update So, Thursday September 26th, Google has revealed the fact that a new algorithm has been running for a month. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24292897 For people not in the industry, you may wonder why there had not been more guessing or supposition from the SEO community. As one of the search engine [...]

Josh Jacoby Discusses SEO Services in Phoenix

Josh Jacoby Discusses SEO Services in Phoenix Locations that we service Today we look on video at the differences in services offered by My Favorite Web Designs, such as the packages for SEO and how we deliver that service specifically. My Favorite Web Designs provides web design and search engine optimization services in the following [...]

New Types of Social Media Accounts

New Types of Social Media Accounts Video Transcript Josh Jacoby, My Favorite Web Designs: My Favorite Web Designs is a Mesa, Arizona web design and search engine optimization company. We were founded three years ago in 2009. We've done over a hundred WordPress websites and we perform search engine optimization for dozens of clients around [...]

Recommendations When Making A YouTube Video

Recommendations When Making A YouTube Video Video is an Effective Marketing Strategy Adding a YouTube video to your site is a highly effective marketing strategy for search engine optimization because search engines love video content. Keywords in your video will rank higher on major search engines and video is often listed in the top results [...]

Social Media For Business

Social Media For Business There are now over a billion Facebook accounts. Does that mean that your business should be on Facebook? I think so. I recommend Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest and I have accounts there (and elsewhere) for myself personally and for my business. I don’t use Social Media with the expectation [...]

Microdata and Other Advantages of Designer and Developers in SEO

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Why Is WordPress So Awesome?

Why Is Wordpress So Awesome? Video Transcription Joshua Jacoby, Wordpress Web Designer: "My Favorite Web Designs is a Mesa Arizona Web Design and Search Engine Optimization company. We specialize in WordPress because it's the most awesome platform there is. If there was a better platform, we would specialize in that. But there's not, it's WordPress. [...]

Cyber Coverage, It’s A Whole New World

Cyber Coverage, It’s A Whole New World There was a time, in fact not quite that long ago, most business was conducted with a storefront, a telephone with several 800 lines to take orders and if you wanted to expand to another market, you opened another storefront and started the whole process over. My have [...]

3 Types Of WordPress Plugins That Can Hurt Your SEO

3 Types Of WordPress Plugins That Can Harm Your Search Engine Rankings WordPress plugins can be the best thing you ever add to a blog, or they can completely destroy your blog or website. Here we are some of the common mistakes that are made in configuring plugins:

Why Does Hosting Need To Be Optimized For WordPress?

Neil asks: Why Should Hosting Be Optimized For Wordpress Websites? Hey Neil, Wordpress.com does not do standard hosting: http://vip.wordpress.com/our-services/#hosting they are very expensive. You should also never use their free service, as those things are deleted regularly. Self hosted wordpress sites are usually hosted on one of the big shared hosting companies - hostgator, bluehost, [...]

5 Very Actionable Tips For SEO You Don’t Hear A Lot But Really Should

5 Very Actionable Tips For SEO You Don't Hear A Lot But Really Should 1. NOT YO MAMA's SITEMAPS Make sure, in addition to submitting a sitemap, you also submit a video sitemap, post sitemap, pages sitemap, sitemapindex, images sitemap, and a gzip formatted sitemap. If you use Wordpress this is easy, if you don't [...]

How To Perform SEO For A Roofing Contractor

Search Engine Optimization For Roofers As a local SEO company in Arizona, we have many small business contracting outfits, and with microbursts and monsoons, Arizona is a popular place for the roofing trade. One of the lessons we have learned in doing optimization in the era of SEO penalties such penguin and panda, is to [...]

WordPress 3.4.2 Upgrade to 3.5!

URGENT UPDATE!!! ATTENTION WORDPRESS 3.5 USERS AND POTENTIAL USERS - WP 3.5 Does not break the redirection plugin! Did you see this??? Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in Evidently, redirection must be using it, it seems to have affected that plugin, so if your site is dependent on that, verify this when upgrading. There [...]

Should I Have More Than One Facebook For My Company? NO!

More Than One Facebook Per Company? The Advantages Of Consistent Branding With Social Media It may be most advantageous to do one facebook for the following reason: Lets say someone get 5000 fans. Lets say those 5000 people each has 100 friends, so now your reach is to half a million people on the social [...]

The EMD Penalty And What My SEO Company Learned

The Exact Match Domain Penalty - The EMD Penalty On Septemper 28th, 2012, Google rolled out a new penalty. The stated target of the penalty was exact match domains, particularly lower quality websites created for the purpose of targeting specific keywords. Google's contention is that these sites represent unnatural search results, and that they are [...]

WordPress Website Search Optimization

Wordpress Website Search Optimization While My Favorite Web Designs can do optimization on any kind of website, there are very clear and distinct advantages to doing optimization on a Wordpress platform. Be warned the data presented here is of a more technical nature. I do not expect every client will want to read it, but [...]

Arizona Search Engine Optimization

Arizona Search Engine Optimization Search Engine Optimization, also know as SEO, is an extremely important aspect in helping your website be found in the popular search engines by potential clients, using Key Words! A Key Word can be any word that is relevant to what you are talking about in your post, as well as [...]

Professional Arizona Web Development and Search Engine Optimization

Professional Arizona Web Development and Search Engine Optimization While anyone can know and understand HTML and ama coding, a professional graphic designer is necessary to build your website or blog site at it's full potential, offering a tasteful looking, quality website Design, that is easy to navigate for yourself and your clients, as well as [...]

WPEC wordpress e-commerce bug found and fixed

WPEC wordpress e-commerce bug found and fixed So, I needed to import 2300 products to the cart. No surprise, the packaged importer just kept saying setting saved, but never actually imported anything. So, I went and purchased the deluxe product importer from Visser labs, I like them, Good community minded developers. The deluxe importer also [...]

The Importance of Arizona Website Design and Search Engine Optimization

The Importance of Arizona Website Design and Search Engine Optimization Businesses based in Arizona are likely looking towards the internet as the source of their future advertising campaigns. At the core of any such campaign will be a well-crafted website that potential customers will find in the search engine rankings. Bland and dull websites won't [...]

The Top 5 Things A SEO Company Needs An Awesome Website Company To Do

The Top 5 Things A SEO Company Needs An Awesome Website Company To Do In the new world of Arizona search engine optimization, there are many techniques that only a web design professional can take advantage of. Here are the top 5 things most SEO companies do not do, due to the lack of web [...]

Insuring Web Design Businesses With Arizona Professional Liability Insurance

Insuring Web Design Businesses With Arizona Professional Liability Insurance Arizona Professional Liability Insurance Building a web design business from the ground up is indeed an accomplishment. But is it enough to ascertain the success and financial soundness of the enterprise? Without a professional liability insurance plan from an authorized and trustworthy Arizona based insurer, a [...]

How To Do Local SEO In Mesa Arizona

How To Do Local SEO In Mesa Arizona All Mesa SEO rests on the quality of the content. Whatever your site, whomever your target audience, the quality, originality and presentation of your content will determine your visibility. This is not as simple as writing original content, though that is part of it. Much more significant [...]

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