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Tips, news, and thoughts about design, development, content marketing, social media and everything else that goes into building and maintaining a great web presence.

…and the occasional post that is completely unrelated to any of that.

Check your page load speed

As a site owner in a competitive environment, you need every edge possible to do well in search results. Both Google and Bing have openly stated that page loading speed plays a factor in their ranking algorithms.

Twitter reply or mention: what’s the difference?

Have you been sitting in your easy chair too much lately, pondering the subtle differences in how to respond to someone via Twitter? No? Good. Perhaps your real-world social life is healthier than mine. But for those of you wondering whether to use the Twitter reply or mention, and how they differ…well just kick back the recliner and take a few minutes while we go over when to use each one.

Twitter makes tweeting…easier?

Twitter let the world know yesterday that they’ve made it easier to tweet, apparently by putting the input bar at the top of the home page timeline. In a characteristically flash-mob fashion, 95% of all Twitter users simultaneously said, “Huh?”

Yeah, it’s the content

Content is what engages your site visitors. It’s the text that keeps them reading, the pictures that pull them in. It’s the audio and video clips that inform and entertain them. It’s also the magic juju that gets search engine love. Content is the lifeblood of a website. Without a consistent flow of quality content, your website is just a billboard on the outskirts of a ghost town.