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10+ Useful Articles You May Have Missed – III.

When you are looking for interesting content or inspiring information, this article contains a collection of useful articles that you might otherwise overlook.

1. All Links are Not Created Equal: 10 Illustrations on Search Engines’ Valuation of Links

In 1997, Google’s founders created an algorithmic method to determine importance and popularity based on several key principles:

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2. Big Brother’s Watching You

Targeting advertising to your audience is something that every advertiser or ad server works extremely hard to do. It’s expensive to create and put up ads, so why not make sure that they’re as relevant as possible for their viewers, right? This might make perfect sense on paper, but this philosophy is starting to lead ad providers like Google into some dangerous territory.

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3. 10 HTML Entity Crimes You Really Shouldn’t Commit

It has been over a couple of years since I posted my HTML tag and usability crimes posts, both of which are amongst the most popular articles here on Line25. There’s something about this title people just can’t resist! Let’s take a look at ten crimes you may be committing in your HTML content. These won’t exactly land you a life sentence, but I bet almost every one of us will be guilty of at least one of these petty crimes.

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4. Blog SMO Guide: How to Apply Social Media Optimization to Your Blog in 33 Steps

Social media optimization (SMO) is the process of optimizing content for social interaction, discussion and sharing. SMO can be applied to blogging, microblogging (social status updates), product pages, email, and more. Similar to SEO, there are on-page specific factors. This guide reviews the benefits, factors, and checkpoints for you to successfully apply on-page SMO to your website blog.

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5. Getting Started with WordPress Shortcodes (+Examples)

Shortcodes were introduced in WordPress 2.5, and help you to create macro codes to use within your content. If you think about it, this is a great way to create something like a dynamic ad spot or a call-to-action button in your posts.

If we use the call-to-action example, you could add something like this to your blogpost to show the button, and then edit the output in your templates functions.php file, which we’ll get to in a minute.
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6. 5 Ways To Improve Your Site’s Design & Rankings

When building a business website, the two main things to keep in mind are usability and optimization. Usability refers to the ease of use of the site for the end user. Optimization refers to having the site place as well as it can in search engine results. Often, web design is done in a way that actually trades off search engine optimization value. This need not be the case.

Here are 5 Ways To Improve Your Site’s Design & Rankings.
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7. The future of CSS layouts

For all the wonderful features it provides, CSS does a surprisingly poor job of the fundamentals of page layout. But options for richer, more dynamic pages are on their way, as Peter Gasston explains

After years of promise, CSS3 has finally arrived in style (if you’ll pardon the pun). It’s added a whole new array of tools to our front-end toolbox, giving us rounded corners, gradients, opacity, transformations, transitions, animations and much more. But now that we have the fun stuff, the eye candy, what’s next?
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8. 43 Web Design Mistakes You Should Avoid

There are several lists of web design mistakes around the Internet. Most of them, however, are the “Most common” or “Top 10” mistakes. Every time I crossed one of those lists I would think to myself: “Come on, there must be more than 10 mistakes…”. Then I decided to write down all the web design mistakes that would come into my head; within half an hour I had over thirty of them listed. Afterwards I did some research around the web and the list grew to 43 points.
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9. 9 Actionable Tips for Link Prospecting

I find link prospecting to be one of the most time-consuming and challenging parts of link building. In order to build and maintain a natural link profile for your website, your prospecting activity needs to cover a wide range of opportunities and generate the right targets and leads for your project/campaign. So prospecting is usually pretty easy to start off with – run a few Google searches and you’ve got yourself a set of content-rich websites within your target industry. However, once you’ve gone through this initial list, you realise the challenge that you’re faced with.
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10. 7 Steps Toward Google SERP Domination

Once upon a time, search engine results consisted of 10 site listings as well as the occasional 1/3/7 pack of local listings. Then we saw the progression of search results with the introduction of universal search. This consisted of shopping, images, video, news, and book listings.

Within the last year or so we’ve begun to see local listings integrating with site listings, as well as the display of ratings and additional site data via rich snippets usage.

While many of us do a good job staying tuned to SEO to help garner an optimized Google SERP presence, many sites still don’t take advantage of the needed steps to gain an edge in Google’s SERPs.
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