Posts by Mike Shannon

Mike Shannon
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Roll out onto the wrong side of bed this morning? Rich snippet photos got you down (not showing for you yet and you've been wondering why)? I can't really help you with rolling out of bed thing but the latter we'll take a crack at today... Google has a couple of methods for getting author photo rich snippets to show in search results, but one way appears more effective than the other. I've h...

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Save your SEO efforts. Preserve that link juice. Don't let users end up at a 404 error page in frustration on your website. In the past I've written on how to 301 redirect URLs, but today we'll find 404 page errors as they occur and fix them in real time! We recently launched our new site, and in the process ended up changing a bunch of page URLs around. A good number of page and media URLs...

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Hello Best Rankers! I'm happy to announce (and I'm sure you've noticed by now) that we launched our new website this past Sunday--Hooray! The goals we've had in mind for our new look included increased conversions, of course, but we wanted to keep things simple, clean, and focused around our major core services: Search Engine Optimization PPC Social Media Conversion Rate Optimizati...

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Here at Best Rank we create websites and manage search engine optimization (SEO), among other things.  Our web design portfolio has about 30 select websites and will likely jump to about 40 by the end of the year, and that's not to mention other non-website development related projects we work on (that we don't mention in any gallery, yet).  Whew, it's a busy time for us! And ...

Mike Shannon

Drupal 7 Preview

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With just 30 critical bugs to go Drupal 7 is nearing completion and is shaping up to be the most elegant (powerful yet simple) version yet.  While not officially released just yet and possibly a few months to go until we see a solid release candidate, Drupal 7 is already looking very good. Here is a quick video on my first impressions of the Drupal 7 alpha 6 release: Here are some p...

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Hello Best Rankers! Today I’d like to point out a single, interesting fact about our organization. You may not realize it but Best Rank does more than just SEO. But why should that be important to you? If you’re a business owner in need of online marketing services, look no further. If you’re an SEO, social media expert, web developer or consider yourself an overal...

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Hello fellow Best Rankers, today I have just a quick post.   Matt Walker, our CEO, was recently interviewed by the Small Business Advisory (SBA) internet talk radio and provided a segment discussing some basic tips and tactics to increase website visibility from a business owner's perspective. And here is the direct link to the mp3 sound file. In addition during the interview Matt also g...

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This week I thought I'd share a little drupal web development nugget I'm sure many other developers will find useful. The problem: we were recently tasked with creating dynamic, multi level drop down select form elements.  What I mean is, the user is to be presented with a single drop down select with several options to choose from, they choose one, then another drop down select appears belo...

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Hi there Best Rankers, thought I'd share a few CSS tips and tricks today.  I know, I know, CSS is one of those things hated by many developers who work server side... but is a modern web technology and does help to know a little bit about the subject, especially if you're developing websites like we are!  I've actually grown to really like CSS and found it quite powerful when it com...

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Last year I talked a little about the semantic web and how I think search might change as a result.  I've been getting the feeling that as the web evolves, search is moving towards being more semantic in nature, allowing people to find what they're looking for more intuitively with less effort. Today, Steve, our Director of Search (he has the weekly recap going each Friday) sent over a video...