Web Design Leeds My Daily Musings

What does a Leeds web developer think about and get up to on a daily basis? Find out in this Journal which is part of a #100blog posts in 100 days challenge.

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A Web Developer's Day Off - Part 1

A Web Developer's Day Off - Part 1

Day 30: Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales is a wonderful way to spend a day. Here are a few photos of one of the things that I like to do on a day off.

Reviewing My Website With Google's Webmaster Guidelines Part 4: Images

Reviewing My Website With Google's Webmaster Guidelines Part 4: Images

Day 29: Images, are different to text, when people search for images the way they scan the results is different to lists of websites, this might be worth looking into...

How To Find If All The Images On Your Website Have Alt Tags

How To Find If All The Images On Your Website Have Alt Tags

Day 28: Bash shell script to help you track down all the images on your website that don't have alt tags. Google like's them so get hunting, and get them put in.

Reviewing My Website With Google's Webmaster Guidelines Part 3

Reviewing My Website With Google's Webmaster Guidelines Part 3

Day 27: Alt tags, valid html and broken links all get my attention today, what might they reveal, and what changes may I have to make?

Improving My Website's Performance, A Penny Drops!

Improving My Website's Performance, A Penny Drops!

Day 26: While systematically reviewing my websites's performance, I realise something I have been doing has been impacting the speed of my web pages, what can I do about it?

Reviewing My Website With Google's Webmaster Guidelines Part 2

Reviewing My Website With Google's Webmaster Guidelines Part 2

Day 25: The task continues of comparing what way Google suggests that a website should be constructed against how I have constructed mine and seeing if I should make any changes, I should....

Reviewing My Website With Google's Webmaster Guidelines Part 1

Reviewing My Website With Google's Webmaster Guidelines Part 1

Day 24. I start, what I think is going to be a long process, comparing my website with Google's Webmaster Guidelines, and seeing what I might have to change to improve it's performance in the search engine rankings.

Does The Speed Of Your Website Have Any Effect On Your Google Ranking?

Does The Speed Of Your Website Have Any Effect On Your Google Ranking?

Day 23. The post mortem continues as I look the the importance of speed on a websites ranking.

Some Research Using Webmaster Tools

Some Research Using Webmaster Tools

Day 22. Today I started a post mortem into the drop in my rankings since I started blogging, are they really that bas!?

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Day 21. I think most people start out in business with a genuine product and a genuine desire to make money by giving other people something useful in the form of a product or service. But then there are other more cynical players who pray on people's hopes and dreams...

20 Days Of None Stop Blogging

20 Days Of None Stop Blogging

Day 20. So I have been blogging for 20 days none stop. Is it going to help my Google ranking? You would have thought so wouldn't you.

Open Source Software

Open Source Software

Day 19. Open source software is the unsung hero of the internet and just an all round good thing. What is it?

My Favourite Podcasts

My Favourite Podcasts

Day 18. There are loads of podcasts out there in the interweb! Here's four that I enjoy. It's a great way to find stuff out while you are doing mundane household chores.

Be A Producer Not A Consumer

Be A Producer Not A Consumer

Day 17. Consuming is encouraged, that's how the economy works, but if you only consume bad things happen. Why not try producing, produce a blog! And see what happens.

Restructuring The Website To Make The Journal More Prominent

Restructuring The Website To Make The Journal More Prominent

Day 16. I'm getting impatient with my onsite SEO. I want to see more effects from my daily blogging. It's certainly keeping the journal pages fresh, but what about the front page?

Web Developing Is Like Playing A Computer Game

Web Developing Is Like Playing A Computer Game

Day 15. It can't be all bad when your job is like playing a game! Sometimes, when I'm writing code, I get the feeling that I'm on a particular level of a computer game and I need to get to the next one up.

I Have Nothing To Say

I Have Nothing To Say

Day 14. Well it's a journal, and on some days maybe you are better off just admitting you are too tired to think.

Scheduled Tweeting

Scheduled Tweeting

Day 13. I have some pithy sayings and quotes I have collected over the years that I like to tweet every now and then, mostly for the benefit of myself ( yes I read my own Twitter stream) and maybe my followers. But how do I do it?

One Way To Spot The Modern Day Snake Oil Salesmen

One Way To Spot The Modern Day Snake Oil Salesmen

Day 12. No one likes to be taken for a ride. I never trust anyone who is using too much jargon or making something sound over complicated. Find out why in this post.

Some Observations From Reading Other People's Blogs

Some Observations From Reading Other People's Blogs

Day 11. Since starting the 100 blogs in 100 days challenge I have started to become more aware of other blogs, and made a bit more effort to read them, and taken more notice of blogs in general. In today's post I talk about a few things that I have noticed.

An experiment in blogging

This is an experiment to see what effect posting a blog post every day for 100 days will have on this website's Google ranking.

If you would like to receive a full search engine optimisation (SEO) report on the results of this experiment and the techniques I used at the end of 100 days then leave your email in the form below.



 

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