You are here: BLOG
The SWAYsearch blog
Anyone who uses Virtuemart 2 for their joomla ecommerce website has probably come across custom fields for products which are displayed to the user in the front end shop. In this way you can increase the functionality and depth of the Virtuemart core offering.  Sometimes however it may be necessary to add a product field to Virtuemart’s backend. So that when a product is either added or updated in the administrative back end this new product information can be stored to the database. In this blog post we will run through the process of adding a new field to the…
If you use the Virtuemart 2 component for web design with Joomla! then there will come a time when you will need to add attributes to products. When I use the term attributes I mean variations on a product that may or may not affect the price. For example we have been working with a company that produces LED displays. These displays may be red or yellow (another example may be having a Tshirt in various sizes Small, Medium, Large).  The site visitor needs to be able to select one of these values for each product in Virtuemart. In older…

Overview – pinging for indexing and extra traffic

In other SEO strategies we employ, like press release submission, we create backlinks pointing to our client’s website which help them rank better in Google’s results pages.  Google however may take some time to find these new links or may not find them at all. If Google doesn’t find and index these links they will give our client’s website no benefit.

This is a simple, fast and powerful way to get backlinks from websites that Google considers authoritative.

There are a number of websites out there that contain domain statistics about  other websites. They list information such as ip address domain age, date of registration or the page title and metadata.

More importantly these site include a backlink to the site they contain information on.  Below is some information about www.swaysearch.com on the meta site www.howismysite.com (http://howismysite.com/swaysearch-com).

It is common knowledge that having duplicate meta descriptions for different page in your website can harm your SEO efforts. If you are using the Kunena forum component for Joomla! you may have noticed this can create duplicate meta descriptions that will appear in Google Webmaster tools.

Avoiding duplicate meta descriptions on your website is desirable thing for your SEO efforts. If you are using JReviews you may have found that you are getting duplicate meta description errors in Google Webmaster tools.

For JReviews you can configure the title and meta data for each List Type. From within the JReviews component select List types Manager (under setup JReviews) you will see the list types you have created i.e. Mobile Phone, Radio, Recommended suppliers etc.
 

If you use this Joomla! component you may well find that you have many duplicate meta descriptions entries.

To see if this is the case go to your Google webmaster tools (if you don’t have an account you should get one). Select the website under investigation. Click on the Diagnostics menu item on the dashboard and then HTML suggestions from the submenu. On this page you will see a section for Duplicate meta descriptions – click on this link to view a detail reports of any pages with have duplicate meta descriptions.

We're developing a solution for a local wholefoods shop that involves connecting their existing Filemaker Pro database to their new website. We've come up with a solution that can be applied to any company looking for unique database driven solutions for web design, Cambridge. Here's how to connect your Filemaker Pro database to Joomla: First off let external sources access your MySQL server by going to your web host Cpanel and selecting the 'Remote MySQL' button and enter in the relevant domain you're connecting from or a % for a wildcard.

OK, so you’ve identified the keywords and phrases that you want to compete for in the search engines. You’ve assessed these and think you’ll get a decent volume of quality traffic from them and that you have a fair chance of competing.

So what next?

The next stage of the process is onpage (or onsite) optimisation. This involves tweaking your web pages to make full use of the keywords you’ve selected.

The last few blog posts have been looking at the tools and science behind finding and evaluating the keywords to optimise your website around. Unfortunately search engine optimisation isn’t a science. In this blog we’ll look at how using a solid marketing approach to finding keywords will help you identify what your customers are really searching for.

The first thing you’ll need to do is ditch the analytics hat and dig out your marketing hat. In essence keyword research is a similar process to that used by marketers – you’re trying to understand the messages that attract customers. Marketing is all about delivering the right message at the right time to the right person for the lowest possible cost. What you’re trying to do with your keywords is deliver the right keyword to the right prospect when they’re in the right phase of the buying cycle. By using the natural search engine results you’ll be doing this at the lowest possible cost anyway.

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »
Page 1 of 2

Latest from our blog