Using Google Trends

Google Trends allows you to see some of the most popular keyword searches and see their popularity over time. It also allows you to compare the popularity of keywords as well. You can get started at http://google.com/trends. On the main page, … [Continue reading]

Using Google Insights for Search

Google Insights for Search allows you to compare search volume patterns across regions, categories, time and more. Go to http://www.google.com/insights/search/to get started. The following screen shows how you can narrow down your … [Continue reading]

Website Hosting

Web site hosting is a part of every web site. Every web site has a “home” on the internet – that’s what hosting does: it provides your site a home. Depending upon your site, your choice in hosting provides: simple hosting, just a basic web site … [Continue reading]

Shopping Cart, Online Store Software

If you’ve got more than a handful of products, chances are, you’ll want a shopping cart for your site. A cart or online store program gives you the ability to work with your product offerings, present them to your visitors and manage tra … [Continue reading]

Accepting Credit Cards on Your Site

There are many ways you can go about accepting credit cards for transactions on your site. The most common include: using an internet gateway to process your transactions, such as Authorize.net, Linkpoint, Verisign or Echo. using PayPal or … [Continue reading]

SEO Basics

What is a Search Engine? A search engine is a tool that enables you to locate information on the World Wide Web. Search engines use the keywords you enter to find Web sites which contain the information you seek. A search engine typically … [Continue reading]

About Keywords and Your Site

A keyword is a word that when entered into a search form or search box, will return a list of sites containing information about that keyword. Keywords are found in the content or text of your site as well as appearing within the meta-tagsof your … [Continue reading]

Onsite, Page Elements

Meta-tags A meta-tag is an HTML tag that appears in the header of an HTML document. These are hidden from human view but some search engines make use of them when indexing your pages. Common Meta-tags: Keyword <META name="Keywords" … [Continue reading]

Images and the Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License is a group of copyright licenses that allow the use of and alteration of documents in other works, including websites and blogs. These licenses can be used in different combination’s, making it possible to different uses for a … [Continue reading]

Find Images with PhotoDropper Plugin for WordPress

Photo Dropper is a WordPress plugin that makes it easy for you to search Flickr for photos with Creative Commons License and insert appropriate images into your blog. Information about the plugin can be found at: Photo Dropper Plugin. Installing … [Continue reading]