SEO with GooGle Alerts

Use Google Alerts to find out new links gained by your competition, do research and help your SEO efforts in a tremendous way. Setup on an ongoing basis web alerts without you ever needed to move a finger.

Go to Google Alerts and try it yourself.

New Links By Competition

Enter in search query field
competition.com -site:competition.com
Enter in How often field
As it happens
Enter in How Many field
All Results

Find Sites to Submit to

Enter in search query field
“subject” intitle:submit OR “subject” intitle:add
Enter in How often field
As it happens
Enter in How Many field
All Results

Find Data to Write Content About

Enter in search query field
“subject” filetype:txt site:.gov
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As it happens
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All Results

Speed up site with Gzip

Gzip is used for compressing your text files including text, html, php, js and css. There is no need to gzip images for they are already compressed and gzipping them will cause extra server work.
Speed up site with Gzip & PHP

Use the following code at the top of your php files to gzip your page.

Place this at the top of your htaccess file. BE SURE TO REPLACE EXAMPLE.COM WITH YOUR DOMAIN ON LINE 2 & 3:

<?php
ob_start(“ob_gzhandler”);
?>

Speed up site with Gzip & Htaccess

Use the following code in your Htaccess file: (linux and unix servers ONLY)

#Gzip
<ifmodule mod_deflate.c>
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/text text/html text/plain text/xml text/css application/x-javascript application/javascript
</ifmodule>
#End Gzip

301 Redirect www with Htaccess

301 Redirect Non-WWW to WWW URL’s with Htaccess

It is important to decide on a consistent URL formatting from the beginning of your site.

Place this at the top of your htaccess file. BE SURE TO REPLACE EXAMPLE.COM WITH YOUR DOMAIN ON LINE 2 & 3:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L]

301 Redirect WWW to Non-WWW URL’s with Htaccess

It is important to decide on a consistent URL formatting from the beginning of your site.

Place this at the top of your htaccess file. BE SURE TO REPLACE EXAMPLE.COM WITH YOUR DOMAIN ON LINE 2 & 3:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.example.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://example.com/$1 [R=301,L]

NOTES…
* Htaccess redirects works only with linux and unix servers (not IIS)
* After completing redirect check at least two pages (homepage and sub-page) with our server header tool – Look for 301 redirect

Jcarousel Problem FIX of highlighting page selection on quick clicks

Depending if you are using the jcarousel vertical or horizontal jquery script which by the way is well pretty awesome.

Place the following bold in your skin.css (see below for vertical mode)


.jcarousel-skin-tango .jcarousel-next-vertical {
position: absolute;
bottom: 5px;
left: 90px;
width: 32px;
height: 32px;
cursor: pointer;
background: transparent url(next-vertical.png) no-repeat 0 0;

-webkit-touch-callout: none;
-webkit-user-select: none;
-khtml-user-select: none;
-moz-user-select: none;
-ms-user-select: none;
user-select: none;

}


.jcarousel-skin-tango .jcarousel-prev-vertical {
position: absolute;
top: 5px;
left: 90px;
width: 32px;
height: 32px;
cursor: pointer;
background: transparent url(prev-vertical.png) no-repeat 0 0;

-webkit-touch-callout: none;
-webkit-user-select: none;
-khtml-user-select: none;
-moz-user-select: none;
-ms-user-select: none;
user-select: none;

}

Android Tablet Honeycomb (3.0) Development

As Astral Web has known for quite awhile, Android is under the radar becoming the top mobile operating system and skyrocketing even higher than that while most people are still blinded by the IOS. We are happy to announce that Astral Web is adding to its resources additional ones for Android Development, including phone and Table Dev.

After Google I/O 2011, we have received great feedback and another spark of positive reenforcement from the developer community and specifically from the Google engineers that were extremely helpful in questions we had during the San Francisco visit.

Also, Astral Memo is days away from its launch and we will test and conduct an initial paid campaign to learn more.

Android all the way! [and a bit of Chrome web store as well [coming soon] :) ]

 

Power of the People – Viral and Social

Working on the internet is a pleasure each and everyday and when we see expression of speech online and the amazing outreach ANY word go reach, we are always delighted.

See below the example of the …. in UCLA and how much information was created based upon this:

What a crazy world.

Don’t waste your old work – reindex

Today is another day of great optimization tips and we would like to mention the following tip:

REDINDEX OLD PROFILES AND FOLLOW LINKS

Keeping tracv of your work is extremely important and every once in awhile we need to make sure that the search engines remember and us and ofcourse index our links and efforts.

See our links below that are not indexed and we will update the number of indexed and how long it took.

Remember, you already spent time working on them so let’s get the rankings for them

Let’s do it~

Importance of Great Title in Viral Articles

Today, our attention span has shortened tremendously from the pace we had 50 years ago. We are much better at multitasking and want more and more feeds and information quicker. The downside to this effect is that we scan everything and miss out, so for a viral marketer, we need to make every entry point count so we can get a chance to prove our point. (if only the radio producer were to hear our new song, then we would…)

An great viral title tag is golden.

We would like to present a few samples taken from digg.com

10 Most influential people on web – 2010
In Home Do-It-Yourself Small Hadron Collider (GIF)
Why you shouldn’t have your boss on Facebook (Pic)
8 Things That Suck About the iPad
A truly honest protestor [PIC]