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'Google Doesn't Laugh': Saving Witty Headlines in the Age of SEO - David Wheeler - Technology

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May 15, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News

There are headlines you can write which, because they're so clear and have so much of the subject in them, you will get a little bit more SEO," Plotz says. "But if you write a really clever headline that your most Slate-like readers love, and they think, 'I'm so in on this joke,' you will deepen that relationship with them.

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Joomla 1.6 and Beyond: Should I upgrade? Should I build my new sites in it?

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Apr 10, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News
People are asking questions about how the upgrades from Joomla 1.5 to 1.6 are going for client sites. They're also debating whether to build sites in Joomla 1.5 or 1.6 as of this writing (February 2011).
These are great questions to consider, but for 4Web, the answers are very clear.
First of all, Joomla's leadership has made an announcement concerning the roadmap to Joomla 1.7 and 1.8, as well as support of Joomla 1.5. All companies relying on Joomla for their websites need to read this very important post. This deeply impacts your business.
People are asking questions about how the upgrades from Joomla 1.5 to 1.6 are going for client sites. They're also debating whether to build sites in Joomla 1.5 or 1.6 as of this writing (February 2011).
These are great questions to consider, but for 4Web, the answers are very clear.
First of all, Joomla's leadership has made an announcement concerning the roadmap to Joomla 1.7 and 1.8, as well as support of Joomla 1.5. All companies relying on Joomla for their websites need to read this very important post. This deeply impacts your business.
Read the full article at http://www.joomla4web.com/

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Announcement: Joomla Security Release 1.6.2 and How to Upgrade

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Apr 08, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News

Joomla 1.6.2 was released today (Apr 15, 2011) and we recommend that everyone running Joomla 1.6 upgrade their version to Joomla 1.6.2 A.S.A.P. Joomla 1.6.2 is a security release and contains a number of bug fixes as well.

Read the full article at http://www.ostraining.com/

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Barnes & Noble Uses Joomla | Joomla! Community Portal

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Mar 28, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News

 

Barnes & Noble is the largest book retailer in the United States with over 1300 stores. Their company history goes back to 1873.
They're also known for the Nook e-book reader that was launched in 2009. The company is encouraging developers to create apps for the Nook and as part of that effort they've just launched a new Nook Developer site, built on Joomla.
Barnes & Noble is the largest book retailer in the United States with over 1300 stores. Their company history goes back to 1873.
They're also known for the Nook e-book reader that was launched in 2009. The company is encouraging developers to create apps for the Nook and as part of that effort they've just launched a new Nook Developer site, built on Joomla.
Read the full article at http://community.joomla.org/

 

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The Offical Joomla! Book is Available at Amazon

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Mar 05, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News
In October 2010 Joomla!Press, an alliance between Open Source Matters and Pearson Publishing, was announced to the community.
Now, The Joomla! Project is proud to announce that the Official Joomla! Book, the first in the series of publications, was released for sale at Amazon and InformIT on December 23, 2010.  The same day the book was rated #2 on the Hot New Releases in Programming list from Amazon.ca and #40 on the Bestsellers list in programming.
Today Amazon.com released a Kindle version of the Official Joomla! Book available for purchase.
Purchases of Joomla!Press books are a great way to help support Joomla as proceeds from books, including The Official Joomla! Book, go to the Joomla! project.  To learn more about Joomla! Press please click here.
In October 2010 Joomla!Press, an alliance between Open Source Matters and Pearson Publishing, was announced to the community.
Now, The Joomla! Project is proud to announce that the Official Joomla! Book, the first in the series of publications, was released for sale at Amazon and InformIT on December 23, 2010.  The same day the book was rated #2 on the Hot New Releases in Programming list from Amazon.ca and #40 on the Bestsellers list in programming.
Today Amazon.com released a Kindle version of the Official Joomla! Book available for purchase.
Purchases of Joomla!Press books are a great way to help support Joomla as proceeds from books, including The Official Joomla! Book, go to the Joomla! project.  To learn more about Joomla!
Read the full article at http://www.joomla.org/

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Google PageRank Checker - MultiPageRank.com - Check Google page rank of any web pages

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Mar 02, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News

A multi page rank chjecker from google check it out here

Go to the site http://multipagerank.com/

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Joomla showing heavy growth in 2011

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Mar 01, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News

 

Over the last week Joomla (see our joomla review), the enormously popular open source CMS, was downloaded for the 22 millionth time.
22 million. That’s an incredible number to achieve, but that’s not the only impressive number they’ve been able to boast about.
Over the last week Joomla (see our joomla review), the enormously popular open source CMS, was downloaded for the 22 millionth time.
22 million. That’s an incredible number to achieve, but that’s not the only impressive number they’ve been able to boast about.
Read the full article at http://www.cmscritic.com/

 

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This is the place for all your Joomla news and How To's

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Jan 29, 2011 Category Latest Joomla News

This Joomla Blog will be populated with the best in original commentary and reviews, as well as the best curated articles from around the Web.

We are Joomla professionals and we are putting our practical experience to work bringing you the most useful information available anywhere.

thanks for showing up,

Bram Larrick

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Best Extensions

The Joomla Extensions listed below are some that we highly recommend.

  1. Easy Blog ($) The best blogging solution for Joomla [review]
  2. WordPress for Joomla ($) If you don't want to use Easy Blog, try this. [review]
  3. JomSocial ($) Build a social network
  4. JoomlaMailer (free) Brings a MailChimp interface to your site.
  5. ccNewsletter ($) An extremely easy to use newsletter component
More to come soon.

SEO Tools

Some of the best resources for better ranking of your sites.

  1. Keyword Density (free) Tried but true way to get the details for on page keyword densities
  2. SEO in Practice ($) An easy to follow, DIY Guide On Search Engine Optimization
  3. SEO Powersuite ($) SEO We've used this for years. It's the de facto standard software for anyone who promotes websites.
  4. Rank Tracker ($) SEO tool designed to research keywords and track search engine rankings. Is included in SEO Powersuite, this link is for for the stand alone version
  5. SEO Spyglass ($) Have you ever wondered why your competitors are ranked #1 in major search engines, while your own site is stuck on page 24 in Google? Not anymore! SEO SpyGlass will take the mystery out of why your competition are ranking well -- instantly! Copy them and watch your rank increase.
  6. Directory Maximizer ($) Slick, easy to manage way to get hundres of links in Web directories

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Web Hosting

These are among the best Hosts for trouble free Joomla sites.

Hostgator - The biggest and possibly the best for most sites. Great prices, unlimited domains, bandwidth and storage, and supurb tech support.

Lunar Pages - A very good host, very compatible with Joomla. (as you may know, not all are) Great prices, expecially by the year, and unlimited domains, bandwidth and storage