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Module Search Engine Optimization

Hello, Hello! It is another day, another week. Finals week is fast approaching!

For class this week we had to read about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I did not realize how often SEO is used nor the importance it has for companies’ website and web designers. SEO is the process of web designing and creating key terms that would be easily found while searching for a certain website or site page using a search engine.

For your website you want to have key words that will make it easier and faster for an user trying view your site . One of the reading we had assigned was (Infographic: Five SEO Strategies Every Company Needs to Master), which I thought informed me a lot with just 5 SEO strategies Below, are so tips from within the 5 strategies that I found to be helpful.

Do’s:

  1. Create authoritative content people want to read & share
  2. Tell search engine which page is preferred (in case of duplicates)
  3. Examine competitor backlinks
  4. Influence page ranke
  5. Since HTML code for the page serves desktop & mobile

Don’ts:

  1. Article marketing
  2. Exact match anchor text
  3. Exit domain name
  4. Sidebar & footer links
  5. Links in widgets

To find more useful tips go to (Infographic: Five SEO Strategies Every Company Needs to Master)

By reading the articles, for my website I will make it easy to navigate so my users can find what they are looking quickly and easily. I do not want to have my website difficult to search through, so I don’t lose users that view my site. With that said, reading about SEO, I plan on having my site organized and easy to follow.

Module- Domain Hosting & Registration

Hey everyone- hope all is well. As of last week we discussed about online privacy and how everything doesn’t seem as private as may it seem on the internet, which I think ties into what we had to read for this week.

When thinking of a name for a website where do you even begin? For class we had to come up of a few domain names that we wanted our website name to be and look in WHOIS database to see if the domain name was already taken. The domain name that I want for my website, k.kiminskisscenicroute, is not used and is available for $12.99. This is the one domain name that I would like purchasing.

As of right now I will not be buying myself a domain name, but who knows maybe in the future I will buy a domain name for anything business related or for my personal use.  I currently do not have purpose for such a purchase. It is not that it is a bad idea, its just that I don’t have the money for it.

I use wordpress which is free and easy to use, so right now I will just use wordpress and weebly or any other free services. If I get into anything more serious I will purchase a domain name either for myself or for business related.

Module #9

Hey everyone!

For our module we had another reading assignment. For our assignment we read websites discussing how everything associated with social media can be traced back to the very individual who posted it. In that case, it can be a very good thing or in other cases- a bad one. Just because someone has their Facebook, Instagram, or any other type of social media account set to private does not mean it necessarily is.

What I post on social media or online has a huge impact on what I decide to do for a communication profession- in the near future. I’m always cautious about what I post on my social media. Every time I post something, I always ask myself, “Is this something others are going to view as a positive or negative” or ” is what I said representing me as a positive individual?”

From one website, it mentioned, “If you don’t want something causing you embarrassment in the future, then it’s a very good idea to be careful about how you represent yourself on social media” (PC Advisor: “Manage your digital footprint: what does your internet profile say about you?”).

Today, in our generation, social media is entirely new. The internet will change how we view privacy, affecting demorcatic society. In past years, people did not have to worry about their twitter comments coming back years later to haunt them. It is said, “Society has never been in a position before where our thoughts and beliefs are matters of public record, easily found and collated with the most basic search tools” ((PC Advisor: “Manage your digital footprint: what does your internet profile say about you?”).

Think twice before you post!

FiRsT tImE oN a CrUiSe!

This has been one memorable experience! I have never been on a cruise before not have I been to the Bahamas. This was one of my favorite family trips! The food was delightful, the weather was perfect, got a bit sunburnt, and many laughs to go around. I am so thankful to experience a trip to the Bahamas- with family!
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Module #8

Hello again everyone! Hope everyone is doing well. So for our class module assignment we had to some reading assignments.

For one our reading assignments we had to read, (Web Design Training: The Top 22 Online Resources) which discussed about top web design training out there. The one I found to be the most useful is W3Schools. For tutorials or learning how to doing something I like videos to be short, straight to the point and easy to understand, which the same with reading. From the reading assignment the source said, “If you’re looking to start from the beginning with the most basic lessons in HTML and CSS, the site offers a steady progression of interactive tutorials that explains everything in plain and simple language and, more importantly, lets you play with markup live on the site” (Web Design Training: The Top 22 Online Resources).

Also we were asked for opinion if CA 260 would be totally different if taught online. I think it would be different and may be a bit difficult if trying to learn the basics of online coding. Yet, to be honest, I like online classes. I have taken a couple in the past at south and even though they were tough I still learned a lot. As long as I stayed on top of the reading assignment and homework it was not that bad. Online classes takes commitment and discipline, there are positives taking online classes. You have more time and more wiggle room to do assignments and reading on our own time.