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Blogging

Abusing Google Trends – Unethical blogging

I stumbled upon the website BlogFlux today and found myself reading a blog titled Jehzlau Concepts. I found one of the articles very interesting about how to increase rank on your blog even if you don’t post often. You should check out the article. The article says that a great way to get traffic is […]

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Tutorial

How to publicize your business events online

I wrote a newsletter article previously called "How to Schedule an Event Online," but recently I’ve had a few clients ask me how to get their events noticed. I’ve republished the article below: Here’s the situation: consider that you have a business event coming up, and you want to organize everything online. You have a […]

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KWS

Are you looking for a great place to meet clients?

As many small-business owners do, I work from home. It’s great: I get to be with my rascal of a cat, I check the mail mid-day, and I have the comforts of home. It’s not, however, a good place to meet my clients.Instead of wildly cleaning the house in preparation for meetings, I meet at […]

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SEO

Denver Democratic Convention Vendor List & Link Exchange

The Democrats are doing something no one has ever done before. It’s revolutionary. It’s amazing. It’s a cost-saving measure. For the first time in the convention’s history, there will be no printed vendor list. Instead, it’s all being featured online. Are you a business in Denver that wants additional exposure? If so, you too can […]

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Code Design

Exploring and learning: Are you taking alternate routes?

When you first move to a new city, you aren’t familiar with the roads. You buy a map to help guide you, you ask Google how to get you from here to there most efficiently, and you stop and ask people directions. After you’ve lived in the city for a while, you become familiar and […]

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Code

Cars and Code – Not all that different

Customizing under the hood I was talking with one of my clients who is a mechanic, and he was telling me about how he used to do a lot of car customization and performance enhancing, and that he really loved it.He told me that the problem with customizing cars is that when you start tinkering […]

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SEO Tutorial

How to get better search results with 5 simple steps

Search Engine Optimization is not voodoo; it directly translates into how well your website performs.  The Ignite Matchmaking website was not performing well last September for their main keywords.  Katz Web Design redesigned their site, optimized the site for their keywords, and now, look at their ranking: Denver professional matchmaker: 1 Denver match makers: 2 (up […]

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SEO

Real Results from a Website Redesign

As I previously mentioned, I recently redesigned the Ignite Matchmaking website. I spoke with the site’s owner yesterday, and she told me she was overwhelmed with new business because of her website. Since Katz Web Design redesigned my site, I’m completely overwhelmed with leads. I have 11 from last Thursday and Friday, and then I […]

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KWS

10 Things a Day: My New Schedule

My wife and I had coffee last Thursday to discuss our new plans: we are going to have a daily schedule that we follow that will help us avoid distractions and keep us focused.  Here’s my daily schedule that we pieced together:  Make list of daily tasks and define the Main Project for the day Check and […]

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KWS

Amazon Marketplace to the rescue

I have lots of DVDs that have only watched once.   I have many books that I will never read again.  I wanted to sell them for money.  Should be easy, right?  Well it turns out, it is!  Amazon Marketplace is a simple solution.

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Code CSS Design Tutorial

Multiple Matte Colors for CSS Sprites

Here’s the problem: I want to use CSS Sprites for transparent images, and they require different matte colors. The promise of CSS Sprites is great: you can combine many small images into one bigger image, and use CSS to reveal only the revelant parts. But what if you have a background image, and the background […]

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Code KWS

How to "Hack" VonageMe™

Integrating Call Me Link into Your Website VonageMe™ is a new service from the VoIP service Vonage. If you have service from Vonage, you should have a VonageMe account. How to set up click to talk using Vonage Vonage uses a simple form to enable the calling feature. Instead of using their form, you can […]

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Blogging

Posting consistently

Set up a blogging schedule that aligns to your slacking habits  If you find yourself not posting to your blog and letting your website stagnate, set up a schedule that fits your cycle of procrastination. We all know how hard it can be to do anything consistently, but we manage when the results are immediate.  Take […]

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KWS

How blogging helps your search ranking

  Why blogging helps your rank  The more you write about relevant content that is interesting, informative, and helpful, the more people will link to your blog. Consistently updating your website shows search engines that your site is active. Using keywords in your posts on a regular basis adds rich content to your site that a […]

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Web Design Portfolio

Ignite Matchmaking Complete

Ignite Matchmaking is a professional matchmaker in Denver, Colorado. Sheryl Williams, President of Ignite asked Katz Web Design to increase the effectiveness of her website. The Previous Ignite Matchmaking Homepage was not visually interesting, had little information about the matchmaking process, and was not well constructed (using XHTML and CSS). The new home page has […]

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KWS

So I've finally given in…

The cobbler’s son has no shoes One aspect of being a web designer is that when you create websites all day for other people–and get paid to do so–making your own website seems to fall by the wayside. I have so many great things to share with people, lots of really helpful web design resources, […]