SEO – Tips About SEO Keyword Density

One of the main keys to search engine optimization is keyword density. This reflects to the number of searchable keywords and keyword phrases that you are on your web pages. Keywords are vital to achieving a high page ranking. If there are not any keywords on your pages to find the search engines to index, there is literally nothing to find in the search engine results pages (also known as SERPs).

One of the most common mistakes that new entrepreneurs make when they are first starting a small start up ecommerce site is to only submit keywords to the search engines. They either forget or just do not realize that those keywords also have to be placed somewhere in the text of the site or the search engines just will not have anything to "hook" onto when someone uses one of your keywords to do a search . So do make sure that whatever you do the same keywords you are using out of context to promote your site are also used in-content inside your site.

You also need determine how many keywords or keyword phrases should appear on your web site. The number of keywords appear on the page, makes a difference to all of the search engine algorithms. They simply pick on the keywords that are most sensitive in your pages. Of course if you choose very general or highly competitive keywords and keyword phrases you just might end up with a lot of untargeted traffic. The keywords and keyword phrases that have the most density on your site should be the ones that improve your search engine optimization in terms of bringing you customers who intend to buy. Do not make them too general or you will surely be overwhelmed with a lot of traffic and no sales! That is an anathema to an online marketer! …

Secure Your Internet and Wi-Fi

I have touched on this in past articles. Now there are Smart speakers with Alexa, Siri and Google built in I thought I would give you some suggestions on how you can protect and secure yourself.

It is important to recognize that all your smart appliances must go through some type of router before getting to your device. The router will then allow you to connect either through hard wire or Wi-Fi. Hard wire would be faster and more secure; however, Wi-Fi is easier and found in more devices. In either case make sure that your router has a strong password that you created. Make sure that you have the highest-level security for your Wi-Fi such as WPA / WPA2. Also, if your router is more than 5 years old you should consider replacing it with a new modern router. This will ensure that you are using the latest hardware and software security.

Smart speakers are appearing in homes everywhere, they were the highest selling in Amazon this past Christmas season. They are good at playing your favorite music and getting better all the time at following your commands. They can control your alarm system and lock and unlock your front door. Before you allow Alexa, Siri or Google to unlock your front door, ask yourself how secure are them. Can they differentiate your voice form the voice of a stranger? What if you left your house and a stranger came to your front door and said "Unlock the Door" would it unlock? Voice recognition is getting better every day, so test your device before trusting it.

Are smart TV's tracking what you watch? The answer is yes, they can. I have written another article that explains how they do this and more important how you can stop it.

Do you have cameras inside your house? Many of us do. Ask yourself are they secure and how do I prevent them from being taken over by some smart actor. That could put you into a very embarrassing situation.

It is important to carefully investigate every new smart device that you purchase to determine how it works and what data it collects about you. Then secure that device within your home network. If you are not sure about a particular device disconnect it from your home network. Remember, most every device that you have in your home has to go through your router, secure it! …

An Announcement of Our Love

I am so excited. After many years of searching, I finally found the love of my life. Soon, I will be marrying my fiancee Karen. I never thought in a million years that I would find the woman of my dreams. I had been through some bad relationships in the past. It left me cynical about actually finding true love. When I met Karen, that all changed for me. We have been dating for five years. I finally decided to propose to her and she agreed to be my wife. We needed custom wedding invitations online to send to our loved ones.

Before I met Karen, my love live was in complete shambles. I used to search online dating sights high and low for the perfect woman. Just when I thought I found the perfect one, they turned out to be complete nightmares. The women I met either had bad habits, had too much baggage, or were crazier than a soup sandwich. For a while, I wanted to give up on love. I was totally at the end of my rope. My mother told me that I was looking to hard for love.…

How to remove Image Background with Photoshop

How to remove Image Background with Photoshop

 

Among many Photoshop skills, background removal is one of the most useful skills. With the help of this skill you don’t have to worry about blending backgrounds or sometimes you don’t have to bear extra expenses. It’s like you have taken an image in front of “Toyota” but with a little Photoshop edit it like you are standing in front of “Lamborghini”!! Depending on the complexity, there are some easy ways to remove background. We will talk about 3 simple but valuable tactics to perform the job.

 

 

The Background Eraser Tool: In Photoshop the Eraser tools are extremely popular among many designers. It’s quite simple and it’s hassle free removal option make things easy for working with different shade you need to cut out.

 

  • Click on eraser tool, you will have three options. Please select the “Background Eraser Tool”
  • So there brush option will appear and then adjust the size of the brush by increasing or decreasing the hardness
  • The less the brush sizes the less harshness of background removal and will get slight fade into the subject of your image.
  • Adjust tolerance in accordance with the strictness to remove the back image
  • High tolerance will remove subject where selecting lower will allow more to work option to background of the selective image.
  • Setting 15-20% mark for tolerance will give enough flexibility to maintain the subject and to remove the background.
  • The circled black color of the cursor will let you to select your desired color.
  • After selecting removal color move around the cursor to your targeted removal area to strain successfully.
  • After erasing the critical part of your image to remove rest increase the brush size and drag the cursor.

 

 

The quick selection tools: To select faster this tool is yet another good option. It’s a good choice to set the perfect brush size.

 

  • You can find this tool option just above the magic wand.
  • After clicking brush size will appear just other tools. By pressing plus or minus sign you can increase and decrease the selection area of the image.
  • Changing in between nodes like “add to” & “Subtract from” made the tool so authoritative.
  • By dragging the range tool around, you will get a well outline of your targeted subject.
  • To decrease the selection size of wanted portion of image use minus selection until you reach to a satisfactory level.
  • To remove whole background use (CMD + DELETE) or (CTRL + DELETE) command.

 

 

Magic Wand Tool: This tool gives you the full controls about the range of pixels, color range and even you can add different colors to the selections. You can clearly define what need to cut and what you need to keep.

 

  • You have to click on the background layer and option bar will appear.
  • For starting value click Tolerance value to control the color range. (Select somewhere between 30 to 40)
  • Anti-alias & Contiguous options need to

Is Amazon a Good Solution to Host Your WordPress Website?

After facing the fact that I need a faster hosting provider, I finally decided to try out some of Amazon's hosting products. Amazon has so many web services that it can be a little daunting to get started with them, but I decided to give it a go.

The first thing that I looked for was the ability to host WordPress websites. After a little research, I found that Amazon had just introduced a program for WordPress. Using their new "LightSail" product, I discovered that it was actually pretty straight forward to configure and load up WordPress. There are several other popular CMS apps as well, such as Drupal and Joomla. If you are interested in an e-Commerce solution, Magento is also supported.

Lightsail is not for large deployments, but it's pretty darn easy for smaller requirements. In a nutshell, you sign up, put in your domain name, set up WordPress, set up your DNS zones, map the static ip address that's assigned to you, and it launches.

When you go to launch one of the apps, Amazon refers to them as "instances". You would select the instance that you are interested in (WordPress, Drupal, etc) and follow the step-by-step directions.

1. The first thing is to name your instance. If you do not name it, Lightsail will create a name for you. Amazon works in zones, and in my case, it's usually Virginia. You can change the zone if you like, but I've found it's better just to leave it at the default zone.

2. You will also pick your instance plan, which is the monthly fee that suits your requirements.

3. You can also run other various scrips and choose either the default SSH key pair or change the key pair. As above, I always stick with the default.

4. Then click create. It takes a couple of minutes and then a page comes up with a public ip address and a username to connect to the instance. You will need your private key from your Amazon account, so if you do not have one, you'll need to create it.

5. Bitnami is used to connect to the new site. But after, you've loaded WordPress, you login exactly the same way with every other hosting company. Bitnami is pretty intuitive and does not take more than 15 or 20 minutes to learn how to navigate around.

There is also some project guides and videos as well to help with the install. According to the WordPress project guide there is only 5 steps, but in reality, it's more like 8 steps.

I loaded this up a few weeks ago, so I have not had time to fully build it out, but I had no problems loading the theme. I'm also using an AWS plugin (free) that will copy any media files to Amazon S3 and serve from S3 Cloudfront. Hopefully, this will cut down on load times for my pages.

It takes some getting used to not having cpanel, …