Get Your Website Ready for Googles Mobile Update

Get a Mobile Friendly Website TODAY!

Google’s new Algorithm Formula won’t affect searches on desktop and laptop computers, it will have a huge influence on how and where people spend their money, given that more people are relying on their smartphones to compare hotel and resort prices and look for restaurants.
This is why Google’s new rating system is so important to get your website ready for mobile.

Most of the resort and hotel websites here in Bohol are going to be in for a big surprise when they find a drastic change in the amount of people visiting them from mobile devices.

It’s probably the most significant change that Google Search has ever made to its mobile search rankings, are you prepared?

If your looking to get your site mobile friendly for the big change then contact us! We can help you convert your existing business website in to a mobile friendly site the the new Google Mobile Search will just love!

Yahoo-Directory closed

Yahoo Directory Officially Closed After 20 Years

The Yahoo Directory Closed After 20 Years? WOW, is Yahoo really in trouble?

Yahoo also said they will officially close the directory on December 31. Instead, it’s closed five days early. There’s been no blog post about the change, and given the errors, it’s likely that work will continue and culminate in an official post on the last day of this month.
Yahoo-Directory closed
Yahoo hardly gave the Yahoo Directory the send-off it deserved, when the news of the closure was first announced, buried as the third item in a post called “Progress Report: Continued Product Focus.” they obviously didn’t care.

The closing of the Yahoo Directory probably isn’t going to have a huge impact on many people except in the Philippines where they use Yahoo A lot, but what that
represents for the Internet is more significant. It represents the true end of an old era (even if that era has unofficially been dead for years).
What are your thoughts about the Yahoo Directory Officially Closed After 20 Years?

Yahoo Search? Bing Search? Google Search?

What search engines do you use the most and which search engines rank you the highest?

Yahoo Search? Bing Search? or Google Search?
Question
Well this is strange to say the least. Yahoo search loves this website. Bing search engine loves this website as well. But Google has proven time and time again to be the one to get confused. Why you ask? Because Google has put so many filters in their algorithm that relevant websites don’t appear in their results any more.

Example… Do a search for “Bohol web design” in Google, Bing and Yahoo. #2 in Google #1 In Yahoo and #1 in Bing? Ok what happened to Google search?

Repeat the search for my website philippineswebdesign.com  “Philippines Web Design” and you will find my site on top for Yahoo and Bing But 3 pages back on Google???? Hey Google wake up! DUH!

Google search has decided that the people spending money on Google adwords is only worthy of the top postilions both paid AND ORGANIC search results.

Some search engines recognize talent…some do not, like Google. I will explain in detail.

I write about 3-5 articles a week into 150 networks to keep my clients informed of trending search and algorithm changes within the search engines.

I use this Blog and others to keep them up-to-date via feedburner.com. Fare enough right? When i offer copied, poor or No-Content bad grammar articles, No Back link no information website trumps me in the search results in Google, i start to question Google’s algorithms. And wonder if the “Paying Websites” are ranking #1 because of how much they pay blcakhat seo or what?. This is for Organic search results as well as paid-per-click results which seem to be as lately one in the same.

Oh, Please correct me if i’m wrong but Google search seems to be getting dumber every day instead of providing relevant results for its hard working organic clients.
I will now change over to Yahoo or Bing search results for more accurate information on what really the scoop on search.
Google is a big Dumb Search engine! and getting dumber by the day!

TRAFFIC-INCREASE

Increase Your website Traffic in 2013

TRAFFIC-INCREASE 2013

TRAFFIC-INCREASE

WE- Increase Your Website Traffic!

WE – Improve Your Visitor Experience!

WE – Turn Those Visitors Into Buyers!

But How do we do it you ask?

We are specialists in 2013 Search Engine Optimization and Internet Marketing through social networks!
Similar to a DR or lawyer are specialists in their fields and study for years on that subject, we are specialists on our field, Web Design and Marketing!
You would never try and fix your own teeth or fight your own case in court would you? Well why try and cut corners with something so specialized? There are over 500 factors to consider when designing and building an online brand and we study them all!
We will increase your Website Traffic will get your companies website Listed in Google’s search index In a few short days or with mass posting we can get you listed on the front page within MINUTES!
We also create Army of following fans in social networks who will re-post your business in their network so your business website will bee seen by all their friends and bring them along as well to your website.

Dear Frustrated Business Owner!

Ever wondered why your competitors website ranks so much higher than yours?

Well your not alone.
FACTS: there are over 80 million websites on the web today, with a fat new 140,000 websites that are built world wide, every single day.
The bad part is, 95% of them will fail and be abandoned after a few months. Why? Because most Business Owners can’t grasp these simple concepts.

  • 1: Organic Search Results in 2013

In order to get targeted visitors, you need to have a seasoned SEO professional behind you. Someone that studies the frequent changes in search engine algorithms and adjusts your website according to the webmaster guidelines set forth by the major search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.
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  • 2: Convert Visitors to Sales

In order to earn money from your visitors, you need a 100% functional website with no dead links or script errors, theme has to be attractive and modeled in your companies type of design and easy to navigate from anywhere on the site to anywhere else on the website. This is the formula for converting traffic into “ready to buy” customers.

We have been building highly optimized, search engine friendly, visitor rich, money making websites for 12 years, and spend up to 26 hours a month studying the latest trends in marketing and the latest webmaster guidelines to keep our customers web site search engine compliant in 2012 and beyond. For some web designers, there just isn’t enough time to study, and this is where the 95% of company websites fail.

You can do like thousands of others have and choose a CHEAP $100 web design company but in the end this will just be a waste of money, time and effort.

Our Services Include:

  • Increasing traffic to your website through organic search results
  • Increase your business website’s professional appearance
  • Secure your website from hackers with the latest in website security
  • Eliminate spam from your website
  • Help you with niche marketing and branding your company
  • Social Network Setup
  • Google Places Setup
  • Web Hosting
  • Web Design
  • Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Custom PHP and MYSQL programming
  • Custom CMS WordPress Web Design and Management

Contact us here for a free quote to Increase Your website Traffic in 2013

Spammers get paid to solve CAPTCHAs in Bangladesh, China and India

Spammers get paid about $0.80 to $1.20 for each 1,000 solved CAPTCHAs to companies employing human solvers in Bangladesh, China, India, and many other developing nations.
Common Tag Announced as a New Format for Web 2.0 Developers
students there work 2 -1/2 – 3 hours a day from their homes and make at least $6 every 15 days.
The faster and more accurately they solve the CAPTCHA the more money they make.
It is not a lot of money but it requires almost no effort and can help supplement their pocket money.
Read more here.

No CAPTCHA can survive a human that’s getting paid from companies and firms across the globe.
Replacing captcha with an additional question usually will result in 0 spam.

Marketing with Reviews

Marketing Reviews Related Trust Networks – The New Age Of Social Networking Effecting Local Search For Business

Marketing Trust Networks and what you need to know to survive and stay on top!

This is the New Age Of Social Networking For Businesses that effect local search results!

Marketing with Reviews
If you haven’t caught the latest buzz yet about trust networks having a severe impact on website ranking and local search like LinkedIn, Tripadviser, Kudzu, Google Places and other major Review Related Trust Networks networks then your missing out on the best opportunity to get your company noticed on the internet and to get your web site to rank high in the search engines.

Google has announced that “Getting your business listed and getting positive reviews on Google Places and other “TRUST REVIEWS WEB SITES” will have a huge impact on your search results as a whole! They went on to say: “local search will have a big impact on how you setup your Google Places Business Account”

You MUST have a professional set these networks up for you so they are done properly and professionally and most importantly comply with the regulations set forth by the Trust Network companies and it must be SEO friendly at the same time so people looking for your services or products can find your local business easily.
Interested in this service? We can help….Contact Us Today!

Below is a list of Trust Networks we have found to boost rank:

  • Google Places
  • kudzu
  • linkedin
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Stumbleupon
  • Yahoo! Local
  • angieslist
  • yelp

And Many others!
Some are easier than others to setup but the general practices and procedures remain the same.

Want to get your business professionally set up for these networks?

Contact Us For A FREE Quote Today!

Google Apps is the wave of the future

Google Apps makes everything you do in life and on-line a little bit easier!

Bohol Web Design Google Apps Review:


We offer our web services and collaborate ideas using Google Apps. Keeping in mind how important it is to be fully interactive with our customers through the web design process.
This makes edits seamless between multiple clients website edits and offers a great deal of interactive collaboration between ideas as well as flexibility when working on a project side by side.
Google Apps offers our clients the power of bringing their ides to life. Please watch the video below.


The FREE Features from Google Apps:

Users 10
Email inbox size 10 GIG
Custom email address YES
Email, calendar, docs and team sites YES
Self-service online support YES

In conclusion, Google Apps is a time saver through and through for any small company trying to communicate better and collaborate ideas faster and more efficiently, these Apps are the wave of the future.
If you would like to take advantage of this new technology than please contact us.
We welcome your comments below.
Would you feel that these application would save you as a company valuable time?

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Internet running out of IP addresses – IPv4 to IPv6 June 6th 2012

Google announced today that the Internet is running out of IP addresses!

The answer? We move from IPv4 to IPv6 on June 6th 2012!
IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is a version of the Internet Protocol (IP) intended to replace the old version IPv4, which is the protocol currently used to direct almost all of the worlds internet traffic today!

What does this mean?
We will now be able to expand the internet almost to infinity with IPv6.

Take a look at the Google video below explaining this change.

Hire a Webmaster/web designer or Design my Website Myself?

The problem with building your own website is not knowing the webmaster ropes!
Your looking at instant internet failure!

This happens when anyone that doesn’t have the proper skills to properly design and market a website, so you have to ask yourself Do I build it myself? Or Hire a Webmaster?

Lets take a look at pros and cons of building it yourself vs hiring a webmaster.

1. Time vs Cost

The first thing to think about is how much is your time worth as a business owner? If the answer is more than it costs to learn basic html, css and web design and implement a website (which would take about 3-6 months) depending on your learning curve, then it would not be worth the hassle.

2. Marketing and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

When you hire a professional webmaster, it takes your business to the next level of “set it and forget it” let the webmaster handle everything from design, coding in your favorite social networks with custom backgrounds, setting up the domain and hosting, setting up the email accounts and completely filling out all the information for you, keeping track of updates and backing up your website regularly incase of a hacker attack. All these things the webmaster does will allow you to concentrate on what you do best to make money and run your business.

3. Communication

A good webmaster will always be in constant communication with you and coming up with new ideas to market your BRAND! If you tried to do this yourself, not only would it would take longer for you to do it as your probably not an expert with social networks and how to effectively use them.

4. Branding and Niche Marketing

Niche and branding is essential for growth of your business. A business owner would probably not be interested in spending hours on the computer for days trying to “Get His Brand Out”.

5. The look and Feel of a website…

More importantly the look and feel of your website will be greatly enhanced using a professional webmaster rather than attempting to do the graphics in paint 🙁 .

6. Webmaster VS Web Designer..Whats the difference?

The biggest mistake people make is when they hire a web designer
Folks, A webmaster knows every aspect of the “Internet” as a whole. Strong in skills like Graphic Design, PHP, SQL, CMS, HTML, CSS as well as social networking skills incorporating SEO as leverage to rank high in the search engines niche consulting you name it he knows it all.
A web designer on the other hand will only be proficient in code and development but NOT SEO or Marketing which is the foundation for success on the NET.

In Conclusion

When it comes to doing it yourself vs hiring a webmaster, you have to think “Will i study Auto Repair to repair my car?” or Study Dentistry to fix my own teeth? then why not hire a professional?
Whatever you decide, consider the entire project as a whole. The most important thing to keep in mind is making a solid decision that will make sense for you and your businesses online presence!
Doing it yourself is a great way to save money but it’s only worth it if you know what you’re doing, and most don’t. So in the end what matters is that your end product can be found easily in the search engines, Properly setup, is pleasing to the eye and the site converts into sales.

Would you build your own website? Or Hire a Webmaster/Web designer?

Please leave your comments below

SEO Price SEO Cost

How much should a website cost?

borrowerI get lots of emails from potential clients who all want to know: How much should a website cost?

Nine times out of ten, they are shocked at the price and run to the first 50$ web designer and get burned! The facts below are, based on industry news.my prices are actually very low by comparison. What? You Don’t believe me? Well Here’s the scoop on today’s web design processes – my prices and their prices.

My Prices
Take a look at this blog. Nice ha? Your looking at about $1500 for a design like this.
When people email me and ask for a design quote, I follow the same process that i have been following for years. I visit their current site and determine the following:

* What kind of havoc did the last web designer reap on their site? And how long will it take to straiten out someone elses mess?
* The type of business and their niche market “To determine how much work its going to take to get them to the top of the search engines”
* The complexity of the design or re-design. Does this client want a all kinds of bells and whistles in thier site? flash, custom java, sql, plugins?

After 2-3 hrs of research in thier market I usually have a good idea of how much to charge and send them a quote. Now, to answer the question you all want to hear. How much is all this going to cost me?

At this time, my designes start at $999. This price is for a blog that has minimal graphical complexity, no customized icons, and no logo production. What you do get at this price is rock-solid, hand-crafted, browser-tested CSS, XHTML, and simple (but striking) graphic design, includes seo, marketing and is usually done within 1-2 weeks.

In most cases, bells and whistles like plugin support, unique page designs, as well as extra graphics push the price up into the $1500-$2000 range. From there, the price is page by page specific CSS/XHTML coding and custom graphic design. A graph and back end custom coded intense web site could run as much as $3000.

“take a look at infobohol.com”  This is and example of a $2,000 website which the customer is making money on.

Rest assured, though, that the site i build you will be very user friendly and rank high in the search engines due to years of marketing and design experience under my belt! And to the customer, the design would receive many great comments.

NOW!
Their Prices:

Based on my experience, About 80% of you who just saw my prices thought, “WOW that’s too expensive!”

Well, you’re right, its alot of bread to be throwing out for a website, but actually, you’re wrong too.

You’re right because $999 is a alot of money in today’s economy being what it is. You’re wrong because companies throw this kind of money around all the time. They do so because they understand that crafting a brand holds a value that drives traffic and ultimately SALES to them and this amount is petty compared to what you will get out of one of my web sites. Having a professionally designed website for any business is a huge payoff.

I have a ton of clients that have made millions of dollars off their website in a few short months due the the fact that they:

A: are exposed to hundreds of thousands of clients that are looking for their services and or products

B: They had a web designer and marketing team that knows the niche marketing business and knows how to build websites that are attractive to thier clients which inevitably leads to sales plane and simple.

Everybody wants a Great Web Site full of bells and whistles, especially after seeing one that they really like. The problem is, nobody wants to pay for it. Few people understand the complexity of today’s web design platforms and what we as web designers have to go through to achieve the clients goals…believe me its labor intensive 16 hr days on a keyboard and lots of Coffee.:-)

Here is some info regarding industry pricing trends on web design.

For instance, other designers charge $3000-$5000 for a design- just the design! Thats IT! No marketing no SEO nothing but graphics. Some people may think this is an insane price, i think it is but people are willing to pay this.

The major elements of web design include:

* Graphical examples sent to the customer
* Graphical splicing for optimal CSS/XHTML structure
* CSS/XHTML production in standards-compliant fashion
* Unique CSS/XHTML adaptation to CMS platform of choice
* Bells-and-whistles functionality to meet client requirements

All of the steps mentioned above require a high degree of expertise to be completed in professional fashion. Unfortunately, people who want great designs are oftentimes unfamiliar with the amount of knowledge required to make their dream site a reality. Sometimes I think people see a design and think oh that’s easy …i built a website in GeoCities one time and it took me only 2 hrs…In the real world however, things are intensely more complicated.

And this is why you hire professional web designers.

One of my clients got socked for $2500 for a custom CMS design that was just plain broken. By someone that calmed he knew how to design websites. bewhere of these people claiming they know what they are doing. Get referrals and take a close look at thier portfolio.

Another example? Some semi-talented designers from India, charges $3500 as a base price. WOW and they get plenty of work they are just over priced. I asked Armod why the high price? His answer shocked me.. “I charge this because people think if they pay allot they will get allot…” Hmmm

How’s my $999 price tag sound now? Looks to me like I need to raise my prices 🙂

People like surprises. Unfortunately, when those surprises include a hefty price tag, people hate them.

Here’s some professional web designers way to “sucker you in” and then “Go for the KILL”:

1. Buy a domain name: $8.95 – Cheap you say…
2. Buy a hosting package: $50/yr. – not bad …. ok
3. They set everything up, and then you realize you need a better design because your site currently looks like 150,000 others out there. Whoops. you just stepped into a hole of quicksand!

The problem here is that when setting up a new site, newbies often think, “$8.95 for a domain? Awesome, let’s get started!”

Next, they get hit with the reality of hosting fees, and while they’re a little bummed about having to pre-pay for 1 year in order to lock you in that great price of $500 for this awfull design. Then they go ahead and say well our other designs are allot better but they cost $1000-$2000. What happened to 500$? and what about SEO? and marketing?
Ohh they say…that is a separate charge of $1000 more dollars of your hard earned money. Now your up to over $3000 for a design that started at $500.

and now what do you do? Hire another designer….no they have you locked in because you are registered in their accounts and usually they will cut you off if you try and take your business else where…i have seen this 100 times from frustrated clients and i think it gives us good honest designers the shaft.

Please leave your comments below…