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SEO Tip for Joomla

Joomla is a fantastic content management system (CMS). It is one of the most widely used CMS systems in the world.

With all the good, does come some bad. Joomla in its default state isn't the most search engine friendly CMS. The URLs that it creates from the system have variables and values passed through them. This is all well and good for the system but means nothing for a regular browser and in the lines of keywords for search engines.

Now, I can't be too harsh because Joomla…

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Migrating Joomla Websites to a New Server

I've just rewritten this tutorial using JoomlaPack. So if you're familiar with using JoomlaPack and would like to learn how to use it to migrate to another server please read the new tutorial on moving a Joomla site to a new server using JoomlaPack.

Migrating a Joomla website from one server to another is a very easy process. It shouldn't take very long but there…

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Joomla Template Designs

Nothing beats a uniquely designed website. A design that is visually appealing to the users as well as being user friendly in its interface.

So, when is it a good time to use a template? Should a template be used at all? This question comes up time and time again and I believe that there are certain situations where a template can help speed up the development of a website.

Why Use a Template

If you're lacking in the design skills or can't afford to contract a designer to…

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Tagging and Tag Clouds

Tagging became popular with the growth of Web 2.0 sites over the last few years. You may see on some sites such as Technorati, Del.icio.us or Flickr having these tags implemented throughout their systems.

Tagging allows users within these networks to categories information with specific keywords. It makes it easier to find images, music or any type of information or media that is tagged with particular keywords.

How your site can benefit from tagging

Any site with a large…

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Pinging Web Services in Joomla

A lot of people use Joomla as a blog. Now compared to other blogging applications out there it is very powerful, but it is missing a few key features here and there.

The key feature that I'd like to talk about is ping services for Joomla.

If you use Word Press, you'll know that you can set it up to ping these web services and let them know that there are new posts on your website as soon as your article is published. Now, Joomla doesn't have this built in to it. So, here is how you…

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13 Methods of Online Marketing

Search Engines Are Not Everything!

Well there are many different ways to market your web site online and drive that traffic to your site. Most people know about search engine optimisation or at least have heard about search engine optimisation and have a general idea of what it is and what it is all about. So what about the other methods of marketing a website.

We can't all just search engine optimise a website and then just wait for the search engines like Google to come by and…

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Top 7 AJAX Addons for Joomla

There are so many different plug-ins, modules and components for Joomla it's not funny. A HUGE selection of them are on the main Joomla Extensions site but even more of them hide somewhere on the internet yet to be found and discovered.

Here is just a selection of my favourite Joomla add-ons that make my sites stand out a little more.

YOOeffects

This is a fantastic Web 2.0 style plugin. What does it do? Well, three few key features that really stand out al…

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13 Methods of Online Marketing

Search Engines Are Not Everything!

Well there are many different ways to market your web site online and drive that traffic to your site. Most people know about search engine optimisation or at least have heard about search engine optimisation and have a general idea of what it is and what it is all about. So what about the other methods of marketing a website.

We can't all just search engine optimise a website and then just wait for the search engines like Google to come by and…

Continue reading...