Author: blarneys_www

Good News! Google, through their “Google My Business”, is again publishing descriptions about businesses. “Google My Business” is that block of detailed info on businesses when you make a search. It provides some photos, hours of operation, Q&A and more. The guidelines for posting a description about your business are not too restrictive. You can Read More

Web Design Agreement

There are many myths you’ll likely run across when you are looking for someone to provide you with SEO services. You likely have gotten an amazing amount of spam promising guaranteed results (keep reading to see why Google says to run away from those!). You probably have had official-sounding phone calls wanting to show you Read More

What is a Mobile-Friendly Website A mobile-friendly website is a website that has been optimized to look great on a variety of mobile devices such as Smartphones, iPhones, etc. Over 50% of your visitors to your website use their mobile device to view your website. Here is an example of a regular website on a Read More

secure certificate for domain name

Cool! The Hartford Courant newspaper published an article I wrote based upon the below  secure certificates alert. Google Has Issued the Official Warning—Encrypt by July 1* or Else! (changed to July 24) Google has been nudging everyone toward using a secure certificate for their website. There have been a few soft deadlines but now it appears that Read More

McDonalds

One of the most popular misconceptions I hear is from small business owners is that they think they’ll never be listed near the top of Google in their town because of the competition from large businesses with large budgets. If you do a Google search for “hamburgers near me” or “coffee shop near me”, you Read More

Do you ever wonder if you should spend your hard-earned money to update your web site when it looks satisfactory to you the way it is. Here are 3 important reasons. First and most importantly, is to keep the attention of the search engines. Second is to keep the site updated with the newer technology Read More

domain name addresses

Many people look for the domain name that they want and, finding it is taken, grab something that doesn’t match their image. Here are some suggestions when getting a domain name. Most importantly, try to find a dot-com name. Yes, they are hard to find but dot-net, dot-biz, dot-anythingelse is going to leave some of Read More

Domain Name Registry of America tricks unsuspecting folks by sending them mail or email that looks like legit invoices. Here’s how it works: I register your domain name and bill you for it. A year goes by and, prior to renewal date, Domain Registry of America (DROA) sends you a letter telling you that it Read More

Search Engine Optimization

A client of mine, an attorney, provided me with a Privacy Policy to put on his web site (see it). I learned from him that the State of Connecticut now requires it. They don’t require that it be put on a web site. They state that it be “publicly displayed”. Then they use the example Read More

A client of mine got a demand notification from Getty Images that a photo on his web site was one of Getty’s copyrighted photos. The client was told to remove the photo immediately PLUS to pay $1000 settlement to avoid a copyright infringement suit. Naturally the first reaction when my client sent it to me Read More