Search engine optimization (SEO) is an integral part of your overall Internet marketing strategy. A successful SEO strategy is not just a one and done activity, it is a long-term process that requires constant attention. Below are high-level onsite SEO basics to make sure your site meets the minimum requirements to perform on the search engines. Continue reading “Onsite SEO Basics”
Two weeks after GoDaddy filed for its IPO, Google expanded upon their ever-increasing Internet dominance with Google Domains, a domain name registration service. With this service users will be able to purchase and sell new and existing domain names directly through Google.
“Businesses will be able to search, find, purchase and transfer the best domain for their business – whether it’s .com, .biz, .org, or any of the wide range of new domains that are being released to the Web.” -Google
The service is currently in invite-only beta, offering select companies a free one-year registration for a standard domain.
Users can apply for a trial code by visiting http://domains.google.com/about/ and searching for a domain name. When the project leaves Beta, registration is expected to be $12 a year.
Features of Google’s service include:
- Free private registration (other services charge to keep name and personal information private. Go Daddy for example, changes $7.99 for privacy protection).
- Up to 100 branded emails. Google also includes free email forwarding from user’s company accounts to their personal Gmail addresses.
- Access to domain management tools, and easy integration with popular website builders.
- Complete email and phone support is available once you purchase through Google Domain services.
- Up to 100 custom sub-domains.
- Domains will use Google’s DNS servers so users can expect a quick response time when hitting your favorite websites!
Given the fact that they were once partners, it’s noteworthy that Google would choose to reveal their domain registry services just after GoDaddy filed for it’s IPO. It will be interesting to see how Google’s new service affects GoDaddy’s share prices.
Late last week Google rolled out an update to their local search algorithm. Search Engine Land broke the story, dubbing this algorithm change the “Pigeon” update.
The update includes factors from the web search, incorporating more traditional signals into the local search and Google Places algorithms. Continue reading “Google Releases “Pigeon” Update to Local Search Algorithm”
Ten years ago, Atomic Design owner Christopher Hanna, a veteran in Digital solutions, moved his company and family back to Rochester, NY from Atlanta, Georgia. Hanna was born and raised in Rochester but founded Atomic Design in 1996 in Atlanta.
Today, Atomic Design continues to offer award winning Digital solutions for businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions. Atomic’s focus on responsive website design and development, and organic search engine optimization provides their clients with complete solutions that provide quantifiable results.
Atomic Design celebrated the occasion by launching a completely revamped website showcasing their responsive mobile website design and development capabilities. The website features streamlined navigation, a beautiful portfolio of work, and focuses on the user experience. They are also taking a day off to go to a local Red Wings baseball game.
President Christopher Hanna said, “Ten years ago I started the Rochester office with the mindset that we could create a successful company and attract talented people by nurturing an environment of collaboration and innovation, and committing to our customers a standard of excellence. To Atomic’s employees and customers it has been a wonderful decade of achievements, I thank you for your dedication. We’ve done amazing things together, but the best is still yet to come.”
Atomic Design is the essential partner to any business in need of robust web technology and design solutions, Internet market presence, or those seeking new concepts to energize and reinvigorate existing brands. Their experience, vision, and passion for all things web, help businesses accomplish their objectives. The company has been recognized by countless industry organizations for outstanding website design and development and are currently ranked the 25th best web development company in the country by Top SEOs.
To learn more about Atomic Design visit their website at http://atomicdesign.net or call 1-800-677-5476.
About Atomic Design
Keeping up with the fast-paced technology industry, Atomic Design continues to revolutionize how organizations use their websites to better service or acquire new customers. Atomic Design is a leader in digital marketing solutions and has been recognized by industry organization throughout the years for outstanding mobile web solutions, website design and development, and Internet marketing solutions.