/Tag: SEO

Does My Website Need an SSL Certificate?

What is a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate? Techopedia defines an SSL Certificate as “a form of Web authentication used to validate website security and provide identity protection to website users.” When someone visits your website, the SSL process encrypts the communications between his/her browser and your website. SSL Certificates enable your website to use the HTTPS secure protocol, helping to ensure any information submitted on your website is encrypted. What is HTTPS? Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) enables encrypted communications between the site visitor and the web server. Having an SSL Certificate properly configured on your web server [...]

12 Areas of Your Website That Should Be Kept Current

As someone who loves to learn something new every chance I get, it’s exciting to see rapid advances in technology are connecting more people every day. This is also leading to a broader set of creative minds coming together to solve complex problems and inventing entirely new products and services. A lot of information is being generated as well, at times more than we can process, so we’re having to invent new ways to manage it all. Just as important is the need for up-to-date and relevant information. Secure, reliable and fast platforms to support this are required as well. [...]

2018-09-05T08:49:12+00:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: , , |

How to Improve Your Web Site’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

How to Boost Your SEO with Key Words and Page Titles If  you've been following the Tell Your Tale blog, you now know how to select your keywords for your web site. Now let's focus on where to implement the key words on your web site because not only should the keywords be in the copy that's visible on your web site, but also in the code that's hidden behind the scenes. Let's start with page titles. Page titles are one of the most important pieces of search engine optimization (SEO) and are often overlooked. Your page titles show up [...]

2018-09-27T09:05:27+00:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: , |

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Basics – post 1

There's a lot of talk about search engine optimization (SEO) for websites so I thought I'd share some tips that any business or individual could use. When Tell Your Tale launches a web site for a business, we make sure to address these items and many more. Since there's a lot to cover, I'll share these SEO tips in a series of blog posts so check back often and look at some of the websites that Tell Your Tale has created. One of the first things to consider is which tools people use for Internet search. The latest research shows [...]

2018-09-27T09:05:47+00:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: , |

SEO Basics – post #2: Choosing the Right Key Words

When you need to develop key words to use on your web site, start by making a list of the words you think prospective customers may use to do an Internet search. Capitalization is not critical. Just make a list of the words you'd enter into a Google search to find a company or product like yours. Think of any features that make your product or service unique as that could be helpful. For instance, if you primarily do business in Houston, you might consider adding that city name to your keywords (also spelled "key words" with the space in [...]

2018-09-27T09:06:00+00:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: , |