Web Design & SEO Blog | Global Web FX Inc.

Feb 24

Photo Sharing Best Practices

Google Plus is a great place to share amazing photos and meet noteworthy people from all over the world. While photo sharing can be a fun thing to do on Social Media, it can also get you into deep trouble with other photographers and license holders. In this tutorial I will show you how to properly share photos on Google Plus that will help create a better user experience for everyone.

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Jan 17

What are Meta Tags? And how do I use them to optimize my website for Search Engines? Meta Tags are HTML markup tags that tell search engines and web browsers about your web page. In this tutorial I will show you what Meta Tags do and how they help search engines find out what your web pages are all about. We will use my Search Engine Visibility product page as an example.

Understanding The Title Tag

For example, the HTML for a title tag would look like this.

<title> GlobalWebFX.com SEO Services | Search Engine
Visibility Internet Marketing Suite </title>

Here is what the title tag looks like on a web browser’s title bar.

Example of title tag displayed on browser

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Sep 10

Learn How To Embed Google Plus Reviews In 3 Simple Steps

Reviews are important to any business, especially 5 star reviews. In this tutorial I show you how to embed Google Plus Local Business Page Reviews from a Google Plus page directly into your website or WordPress blog. It is very simple and will only take you about 5 minutes to do.

Step 1: Share Your Google+ Review

Make sure you are signed into your Google Plus Business Page so that you can share your review to your stream.

Share Your Google Plus Review

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Sep 5

Is it true that ugly websites convert better than attractive websites?

I often hear clients, web designers, and SEOs profess that poorly designed, a.k.a ugly websites have higher conversion rates than “pretty websites”. Let’s clear up the smoke and mirrors and debunk this myth once and for all. Read More

Aug 15

Learn how to create Google Offers on a Google+ Page

Creating Offers on a Google Plus Business Page can be a bit tricky if you don’t know where to look. In this Google Plus Tutorial Read More

Aug 8

Here is a simple 3 level WordPress breadcrumb system that uses Page Templates to print breadcrumbs on your WordPress website.

WordPress Breadcrumbs

While you can use plugins to achieve the same result, this tutorial is for WordPress Theme Designers that do not want to use plugins for their custom WordPress themes.

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Aug 8

What makes a terrible website you may ask? Believe it or not there are many people that don’t know the difference between a bad website and a good website design. Ironically many web designers themselves have created the worst looking websites ever! Here is my top 10 list of the worst website designs for 2013.

1. The Worlds Worst Website Ever

Worst Website Design Of 2013

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Jul 16

Web Developer Rob Cubbon interviews me on the subject of Web Development, WordPress, Internet Marketing and how to run a Web Design Business.

Watch the full video and read Rob Cubbon’s thoughts from the original post located at

http://robcubbon.com/web-design-business-owner-matt-shuey/

For more information about London U.K. Web Designer and Small Business Strategist please visit http://www.robcubbon.com

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May 16

google-Plus-iconWhen Google Plus first came on the scene, I’ll be the first to admit – I really didn’t see the need for it.

I’m familiar with Google, and I’m familiar with the fantastic and positive effect using Google products can have on your SEO efforts.

Here’s the thing – if you have not already begun to use Google Plus as a platform for sharing and interacting – you are losing out on a valuable asset to your SEO arsenal, and by dedicating some time and effort into building a network on this robust social media platform, you can boost your results and your website credibility to almost instantaneous indexing of anything you post about. Read More

May 6

Hello, my name is Matthew Shuey. I am a local web designer based in Ventura, CA. I posses a unique set of skills and have solid experience in online marketing for businesses of all types. My primary goal is to help small and medium sized businesses in my community and abroad gain the ability to succeed with effective online marketing strategies such as website design, search engine optimization and social media.

On this page you will learn more about my personal side, what makes me tick, why I do what I do, and how my personal life “influences” the way I do things.

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Mar 28

interstate-icon

This Interstate Freeway Icon is free to use for commercial and non noncommercial use granted under the creative commons license.

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Mar 20

craigslist-html-ad-designLearn how to create HTML formatted Craigslist ads using WordPress! In this tutorial I will show you how to easily create an SEO friendly HTML Craigslist Ad in under 5 minutes.

1. Log Into A WordPress Website

You will need to have access to a WordPress self hosted website (which I highly recommend) or you can create a WordPress Blog for free at WordPress.com. Create a public blog and give it any name i.e. “Bob’s Craigslist Ads”. Make sure that your WordPress blog is public so that your images will be visible on Craigslist. Read More

Mar 6

Creating a Free Google Site can be a time consuming task for many novices and small businesses. In this tutorial I will show you step by step how to create a Free Google Site.

Step 1: Sign into Google Sites or create an account

  1. Go to http://sites.google.com/
  2. Sign in or create a Free Google account

Step 1 sign into google sites

Step 2: Create the Google Site

Click the Create button

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Feb 19

3 Tips for Web Design You Have to Follow

Tips For Good Website Design & LayoutMost businesses know they need a home on the internet. A lot of them “Google Search” an online web site builder and go with whoever looks good. However, looks can be deceiving. Just because a site looks fancy and is full of bells and whistles that wow you, it doesn’t mean it’s going to wow the customer, or the search crawlers that allow your site (and your business!) to be found. Here are three often overlooked tips to website design that can help improve SEO results as well as make things easier on the visitor. Remember getting once you get people to your website you have to keep them there.

Feb 17

Claiming your Google Places Listing will help your business show up in local searches for your business/industry.

This is a very important step to help your business show up online for searches that are conducted in your area, for your product or service.

This blog will show you the simple steps to claiming your Google Places Listing, within minutes.

First go to Google, and do a search for Google Places.

Claim Google Places Listing

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Feb 15

Snake Oil SalesmanVentura County SEO Company GlobalWebFX Inc. Exposes The Top 5 SEO SCAMS.

SEO better known as Search Engine Optimzation is a process that can be as simple as adding a few keywords to your website content or as complicated as creating a full scale content marketing strategy. Now today more than ever Snake Oil Salesmen are using SEO to sell you snake oil. In this article I will explain to you the different types of SEO Scams that are being sold to unsuspecting business owners.

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Feb 7

Learn from These Companies That Tweeted Like Champs During the Super Bowl

Twitter BirdLooking for tips and advice on how to best use social media for your business’ online presence? The recent Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens provided a great opportunity to learn from some really creative uses of Twitter.

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Feb 5

Organic SEO is a process used by Internet Marketers that is intended to naturally drive traffic to blogs and web pages through organic keyword searches.  Many website owners have controversial opinions on the processes of Organic SEO. While I am a strong believer in the processes of Organic SEO, I believe that it is necessary for successful online marketing.

Organic SEO Search Results

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Jan 12

Organic SEO by Global Web FX Inc.

What Is SEO?

SEO is the process of optimizing a website to display prominently on the first page of Google’s organic search results. Generally Google ranks websites based on relevance and quality of content. It is up to the SEO to manage a sucessful SEO campaign. The processes below are required in order to have a successful SEO Campaign.

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Jan 10

The other day I was reflecting on my current website and how I have changed the look and feel of my website designs throughout the years. While my early website work is nothing worth writing home about, I must admit that my website designs from 2002 look better than some of my competitions current websites in 2013. And not just in color and neat graphics but in overall aesthetics , useability and call to action. So I decided to share with you the many faces of GlobalWebFX Inc. since 2002. Read More