Customize the WordPress admin menu based on user roles

  If you have multiple users for WordPress administration,  some can end up with permissions that you really wish they didn’t have. There are plenty of plugins that will let you customize user permissions but it’s not that hard to do ourselves by removing certain links from the admin menu for those specific user roles. Basic example […]

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Simple Guide to Social Media Cheat Sheet

Should you use social media for your small business. This guide gives a good appraisal as to whether  the various options are really relevant to your business: http://blog.ineedhits.com/search-news/the-small-business-social-media-cheat-sheet-infograph-132010964.html   Belfast Web Design Northern Ireland

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Landing page best practices to convert browsers into customers..

Landing pages are critical for any promotion specific marketing – but in particular for paid marketing where a measured ROI is essential to your success . The purpose of a landing page is to provide a hyper-focused experience that is designed to accomplish the singular conversion goal of your marketing campaign. The reason why you […]

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Bing:18 things you need to know about SEO

Here’s  a list that Bing has released which should be taken into account when optimizing your websites. It gives an insight into what factors are important for ranking well in Bing searches: http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2011/08/19/18-things-you-need-to-know-about-seo.aspx

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Securing a .Net website

There’s a harsh reality web application developers need to face up to; we don’t do security very well. A report from WhiteHat Security last year reported “83% of websites have had a high, critical or urgent issue”. That is, quite simply, a staggeringly high number and it’s only once you start to delve into to depths of […]

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Useful WordPress items

This is a list of my own references for use in WordPress sites: How to remove/hide items in admin menu: http://camwebdesign.com/techniques/simplify-the-wordpress-admin-sidebar-navigation/ 30 best website plugins http://blog.ineedhits.com/tips-advice/the-best-30-wordpress-website-plugins-for-2011-30149564.html?source=NL11-05-31BNLblog1h Customise posts in order or  a Custom Field http://kovshenin.com/archives/customize-posts-order-in-wordpress-via-custom-fields/ How to set up Home Page so can be edited as a Page http://bloggingexperiment.com/archives/wordpress-page-as-home-page.php

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Major changes to how Google ranks site

Google have made major changes to how it ranks sites. Its overall aim is to  improve the rankings of high-quality Web sites in its search results, and to reduce the visibility of low-quality sites.  The use of  article writing sites  to improve your ranking is now  massively downgraded.  They are also  prioritizing the use of original content […]

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Google doesn’t use the keywords meta tag for ranking any longer

It came as a surprise to me, and to others I informed of this, to learn that Google no longer uses the meta tag Keywords to decide where yours site ranks. And even worse, it hasn’t used them for years. I’ve been reading a lot of experts in SEO, and not one mentioned this. Google […]

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Persuading your customers to take action

When writing the content of your site and persuading your customers of the need to trust you and to buy from you, here are some factors to take into account. Otherwise known as copywriting, the author of this blog describes it as: ‘presenting a case that others find beneficial to agree with.’ The following  article […]

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Online Marketing – making it work for you

I’ve just started using classified ads etc. to try to get new clients and its actually proved to be more effective than my attempts at getting work on the freelancing sites such as Elance or oDesk. Having this website may have also helped my marketing  strategy I’d guess. I’m starting to believe that all the […]

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