Change is Coming?

Change Is Coming?

Our main offices are located in the Philippines, where the people have recently elected a new president promising "change". One of his main campaign slogans was "Change is Coming". It's simple, and is an extremely effective way of conveying that…

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CEC CROSSWorld: A Website Launching We Will Never Forget

CEC CROSSWorld: A Website Launching We Will Never Forget

Last November, my wife Paulyn and I decided that we wanted to offer our pastor, Al Termulo of Christ Enthroned Church, a larger capacity hosting account and to clean up his current website. We called him up and a few days later, we met with him at our office. We discussed some of the limitations of their existing site as well as his vision for a new website. During our meeting, it became clear to both Pastor Al and myself that this had the potential to become an extraordinary website. We agreed to pursue the new website and to start gathering ideas, internally and externally and with the help of Marky Alviento, by mid-January we already had some preliminary content ready and we began building out the new site.

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How to Avoid the Pitfalls That Lead to Startup Failure

How To Avoid The Pitfalls That Lead To Startup Failure

My wife and I founded DCGWS back in 2007, with zero budget and an old, run-down PC sitting in the corner of our studio apartment. I would spend all day creating freelance profiles and bidding for projects on websites like GetAFreelancer and WebDesigner123, and spend all night studying HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript. Oh, those were the days and I sometimes remember them and start to feel nostalgic and think I miss those days. Stakes were low, risk was low, and yes, the rewards were low. But, I felt on top of the world back then as the one-man show that got it all done – and that’s how things were until February 2012.

Today, things are quite different. In less than 2 years, my one-man show has somehow ballooned into a company of 15 employees. How did that happen, you ask?

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A Complete Guide to the Google Hummingbird Update

A Complete Guide To The Google Hummingbird Update

On September 27, Google celebrated it’s 15th birthday and, instead of receiving gifts, this time Google decided it was better to give than receive. What a better gift to the SEO community than a totally new search algorithm, and that new algorithm is aptly named ‘Hummingbird’, for being fast and accurate!

Is Hummingbird an update like Panda and Penguin?

The Google Panda updates that started in February 2011 were algorithm updates that were meant to lower the rank of low quality sites, and return higher quality sites closer to the top of the search results. There have been a couple of Panda refreshes since then, also targeting low quality sites.

SEE ALSO: 13 Tips to Recover from the Painful Penguin

The Google Penguin update of April 24, 2012 was also an algorithm update designed to decrease search engine rankings of websites that are in violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines by using questionable SEO techniques involved in increasing artificially the ranking of a webpage by manipulating the number of links pointing to the page. Unlike Panda, Penguin was believed to target individual pages on a site, and not the entire site.

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