• Adobe Launches ColdFusion 2016
    [February 23, 2016] Adobe just launched ColdFusion 2016, the latest version of the solution for developing and deploying web and mobile apps. In an email, a representative for Adobe told WebProNews, “ColdFusion 2016 contains an all-new API management tool that allows ColdFusion Enterprise users to quickly move APIs from concept to production.” “There is also a new security […]
  • UPDATED The Complete Guide to Mastering Your Heading Tags
    [January 20, 2016] Whether you are optimizing your website for search engines or your site visitors, heading tags are an important aspect of your on-page optimization strategy. The overall pull of heading tags in regards to search engines is up for debate, but very few SEOs believe they hold no value at all. While they may not be […]
  • Focus on Mobile in 2016
    [November 24, 2015] I was recently asked to provide an answer to a question about what SEOs should focus on in 2016. My response was: Mobile Mobile Mobile (Not necessarily in that order.) Mobile is big and it’s only getting bigger. While I don’t think mobile devices will ever fully replace desktop (or laptop) computers, there is already a […]
  • Avoid Devastating Link Equity Loss by Documenting Old URLs
    [October 23, 2015] Launching a new website? Don’t flip the switch just yet. I’m sure you’ve done all your site testing and everything looks good. But one thing you absolutely, positively, without a doubt must do is make sure you have a list of all URLs that will no longer work once the new site goes live.
  • Google Encourages Webmasters To Use Their Structured Markup
    [September 15, 2015] Historically, Google hasn’t counted structured markup as a ranking signal in search results. I’ve always found this somewhat surprising considering how actively they’ve encouraged webmasters to use it, but based on what the company has said on occasion, it has not been included in the over 200 signals. Now, Google is implying that this could […]
  • IOS App Support Is Coming To AWS Device Farm
    [August 4, 2015] Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services announced the launch of AWS Device Farm, a way to automate and scale app testing on actual mobile devices. It was only announced for Android and the Android-based Fire OS, however.
  • New Console API Comes To Yelp
    [July 7, 2015] Yelp announced that it’s giving developers a new API Console enabling them to “explore the detail and depth of responses” returned by its API without having to write any code. It’s also ending v1 of the API.
  • Developers For Android Get New Tools for Promotion Efforts
    [June 2, 2015] Google made a plethora of announcements at Google I/O on Thursday. These include a bunch of new things to help mobile app developers better measure, promote and monetize their apps. Let’s run through these.
  • Developer Platform Comes To Pinterest
    [May 11, 2015] Pinterest just announced the launch of the Developers Platform, a suite of APIs for building apps and integrations that “bring pins to life,” as the company puts it. “This is the first time we’re opening up API access for the development of consumer apps,” a spokesperson for Pinterest told WebProNews in an email. “We’re starting […]
  • Google Says Panda and Penguin Algorithms Still Require Manual Updates!
    [April 13, 2015] There have been no confirmed updates or data refreshes for both the Panda and Penguin algorithms since 2014. Yesterday in a Google Hangout, it was addressed that the algorithms are not updating regularly, and that someone at Google has to push them out manually.
  • Weekly Infographic: For Webmasters Facing Penguin’s Ire!
    [March 17, 2015] Getting penalized by Penguin is one of the most frustrating experiences a webmaster may face. Most have no idea why they are facing the ire of Penguin and what needs to be done to escape and gain resurgence in rankings.
  • Google Panda and Penguin Algorithms Don’t Have Whitelists
    [February 13, 2015] Google’s John Mueller in Google+ webmaster hangout addressed a question where he talked about the whitelists. He said that for some algorithms Google does have a whitelist but for others they did not.He specifically mentioned that for the Penguin and Panda algorithms, a whitelist or exception list does not exist.
  • Chromebook Will Run Linux in Its Own Window
    [January 5, 2015] Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort announced on Google+ that a Google intern added support to run Crouton (Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment) in a Chrome OS Window. This means people can run the Linux distributions of their choice on Chrome OS Devices in a window without having to jump between virtual terminals, which was the […]
  • Facebook Parse Hits Important Benchmark With Apps Created
    [December 4, 2014] Facebook just provided some growth stats for Parse, the cloud application platform it acquired last year. According to the company, 500,000 apps have been created with Parse and hundreds of thousands of Parse developers are located outside the U.S.
  • Google Adds Mobile Usability Reports as a New Feature to Webmaster Tools!
    [October 31, 2014] Mobile is expanding at a fast pace in terms of usage as well as screen size. Keeping this in mind, Google has added the Mobile Usability feature to Google’s Webmaster Tools. This new feature enables identification of issues pertaining to mobile usability with graphs so that progress can be tracked. Mobile friendly sites can be […]
  • SEO for Web Developers
    [October 6, 2014] September 26th, I presented at the Little Rock Tech Fest, held in Little Rock, Arkansas. The topic was SEO for Web Developers or simply SEO for Developers. The site UserGroup.TV was there, and recorded just about all of the presentations and put them online. If you weren’t at the conference, or were unable to see […]
  • Webmaster Tools API Receives Update From Google
    [September 15, 2014] Google announced that it has updated the Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those who already use other Google APIs, the company says, should find this one easy to implement.
  • Facebook App Links Receive Analytics Support
    [August 29, 2014] Facebook announced updates to App Links to give developers new analytics support, so they can analyze and segment mobile traffic.
  • Ahead Of The Fire Phone Release, Amazon Sees Heightened Developer Interest
    [July 28, 2014] Amazon’s new Fire phone will see its release on Friday, and the company is taking the opportunity to talk about the developer “excitement” related to the platform and features that are unique to the device.
  • Now Add Bing Knowledge Widget Feature Directly into your Site through Bing Webmaster Tools
    [July 3, 2014] Bing announced, it has added Bing Knowledge Widget feature directly into Bing Webmaster Tools. Also, a new type called “Interactive only” has been added which will only work when a user highlights content on the page. The Knowledge Widget is a JavaScript-based widget for webmasters that helps in detecting and visualizing entities on the webpage. […]
  • 8 Cool things About iOS 8
    [June 9, 2014] So, the day has come and gone and Apple has unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, giving users incredible new features and developers the tools to create amazing new apps. So what’s the big deal? Well, there’s a ton to discuss about this release, however, to kick things […]
  • DevTip – Open Data Means Opportunity: The Food Truck App Example
    [May 9, 2014] So, you wanna grab a bite to eat. Chances are good that if you live in or near a cool, hipster filled city that a food truck may be close by. Think opportunity! I recently stumbled onto a cool mobile food truck app for my city (Victoria, BC) and there’s no reason why you can’t […]
  • Use jQuery To Create an Interactive Map
    [April 15, 2014] jQuery is a popular technology tool with the map geeks these days. Here’s a training resource that might help you to get up and running with jQuery – enjoy! In Create an Interactive Map with jQuery, Chris Converse shows how to design and create a rich interactive map for a web site, working in a […]
  • Google Recommends Disavowing Links Even If You Haven’t Been Penalized
    [March 17, 2014] Google suggests you go ahead and use its Disavow Links tool if you know of bad links you have out there, even if Google has not penalized you. If you only have a couple, don’t worry about it, but the more you have, the more you’ll want to do it (again, according to Google).
  • Samsung wants you to make Gear 2 apps, ASAP
    [February 28, 2014] Samsung on Wednesday introduced tools that will allow developers to create apps for the company’s new wearables and flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone.The company, speaking at a developer day at Mobile World Congress, released a software development kit for its Gear 2 smartwatch, which is based on the Tizen operating system, and an SDK for its […]