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Options For Keeping Your Form Submissions Spam-Free

Despite often being a source of frustration to users, CAPTCHA has long been the “golden standard” to keep website form submissions relatively spam-free. Now, some privacy advocates are questioning whether CAPTCHA is still the best option. A Brief History of CAPTCHA CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. [...]

By |2019-11-11T22:07:09+00:00November 11th, 2019|Blog, SEO Audit, SEO Technical Audit, Technical Audit, Technical Issues, Website Development, Wordpress Development, Wordpress Webmaster|Comments Off on Options For Keeping Your Form Submissions Spam-Free

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth About Homepage Sliders

Homepage sliders and all their variations (carousels, rotating offers, parallax scrolling backgrounds and banners) are widely employed by website designers, loved by clients and pretty much universally hated by SEOs. Tons of hard data exists tying homepage sliders to negative performance and usability, but this design element is clearly not going away. So, what gives? [...]

By |2019-10-29T17:26:43+00:00October 17th, 2019|Blog, Digital Marketing, Technical Issues, Website Development, Wordpress, Wordpress Development|Comments Off on The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth About Homepage Sliders

The Foundations Of Creating An Online Store

You’ve built a successful local retail business with steady foot traffic. You’re looking for a way to take your business to that proverbial next level and e-commerce seems like the best way to go. You’ve got a website up, but it was more for the sake of providing an online presence and credibility than it [...]

By |2019-10-24T17:40:03+00:00October 11th, 2019|Blog, Ecommerce, Google Analytics, Mobile SEO, Search Engine Marketing, SEM, Wordpress Development|Comments Off on The Foundations Of Creating An Online Store

Getting the Highest Score on PageSpeed Insights Will Not Help Your Keyword Rankings!

We have clients that come to us on a daily basis asking why their Google PageSpeed Insights score is not higher. Some want to know how they can achieve a score of 100. Page speed tools attempt to give a score to a website, which is independent of the ranking process on Google or other [...]

By |2017-12-27T19:53:54+00:00January 17th, 2017|Blog, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, SEO Audit, SEO Technical Audit, Technical Audit, Technical Issues, Website Development, Wordpress, Wordpress Development, Wordpress Maintenance, Wordpress Webmaster|Comments Off on Getting the Highest Score on PageSpeed Insights Will Not Help Your Keyword Rankings!

WordCamp Denver 2016 – Online Accessibility & More

This was the my first WordCamp ever. As a developer, I found WordCamp Denver 2016 to be great in some areas and lacking in others. For the coder, there were a number of highly informative talks about tips, tricks, and coding ideas. The rest of the sessions revolved around business and marketing strategy and how [...]

By |2018-01-29T18:10:19+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Blog, Technical Issues, Website Development, Wordpress, Wordpress Development, Wordpress Maintenance, Wordpress Webmaster|Comments Off on WordCamp Denver 2016 – Online Accessibility & More

Giving Away Our WordPress SEO Setup Best Practices

Even though this article is geared towards a more technically versed audience, there’s still plenty to learn for any business when it comes to WordPress SEO. These little tidbits come from years of study, trial and error. Here’s what we find works best for our clients. Don’t tell anyone though, OK? The WordPress CMS is [...]

By |2018-02-21T14:43:06+00:00November 9th, 2016|Blog, SEO Audit, SEO Technical Audit, Technical Audit, Technical Issues, Website Development, Wordpress, Wordpress Development, Wordpress Maintenance, Wordpress Webmaster|Comments Off on Giving Away Our WordPress SEO Setup Best Practices

Is Google Making Us Pay For Branded Traffic?

We’ve seen a few changes lately with Google Shopping ads that may compel a website to have to pay to regain lost traffic on brand searches. Here are two recent brand searches for the website, ConantCollection.com. ConantCollection.com sells products through distributors who are bidding on their brand terms, but Google has recently put image based [...]

By |2019-01-24T18:43:48+00:00March 19th, 2014|Blog, Google Ads, Marketing Strategy, Search Engine Optimization, Website Development, Wordpress Development|Comments Off on Is Google Making Us Pay For Branded Traffic?

Launching A Website

A client recently asked us what we recommend when launching a website. From an SEO standpoint, we at periscopeUP do a LOT to ensure the search engines are properly indexing a site, including quality control on the site using our SEO checklist, and webdesign checklist, submitting the site, XML sitemaps, webmaster accounts, and redirecting the [...]

Search Engines And A Website Outage

Do SERP Rankings Drop After A Website Outage ? Oh yes, they do. We’ve learned the hard way that if your site gets hit by a virus, the search engines will penalize you. On a few occasions recently, we’ve seen our clients websites hosted by major providers get hit and go down. We notice it [...]

By |2019-01-24T18:12:20+00:00July 26th, 2010|Blog, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Website Development, Wordpress, Wordpress Development, Wordpress Maintenance, Wordpress Webmaster|Comments Off on Search Engines And A Website Outage