Archive for October, 2015

Another great web dev tools

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

UPDATE: Damm it this site has been down for a couple of days so I am going to have to find another good phone and ipad emulator :( as soon as I do I will be updating this post .

I am loving the emulator tool.tweedremovals

Why? You ask?

  • Let me list the reasons for my love  :)
  • It actually renders mobile webpages more accurately than any other web-based simulator.
  • It simulates a touchscreen interface and sends requests with your chosen user agent eg iphone 4, iphone 5, samsung galaxy etc- ok it doesn’t have the latest devices you web devs probably do and its actually old devices you need to test in.
  • Its quick without a ton of advertising and closest scams- I know everyone has to make money but some sites just take it way too far.
  • Its free  and you don’t need an account. Sometime I just need a really quick testing option

When I was testing the visual rendering of my example responsive  tweed removals website it was a life saver.

Gold Coast wedding celebrant

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

I have been doing a bit of maintenance work for Gold Coast wedding celebrant Shauna Rowe on her website. It is a beautiful website but the WordPress theme that it uses isn’t out of the box overly SEO friendly so I’ve just been cleaning up the html and fundamental SEO tags.

I also install google analytics and webmaster tools ‘so that we can track any changes and improvements over the long term. This in it self was very interesting because it showed that the sites most popular page is her Gold Coast beach weddings page which without the tracking I would have never realised this longtail search phrase was a potential gold mine.

So what is the moral of this post – there is no point in spending money or effort unless you can effectively track your changes– basically how are you going to calculate the ROI (return on investment) of your time and energy. Without effective tracking you may be focusing on the wrong areas or key phrases. And in this competitive day and age that is the last thing you want to be doing :)

This graphic from illustrates the value of longtail key words beautifully just like a romatic beach wedding :)

long tail keywords like gold coast beach weddings