If you are running your site with Drupal, you are reaping the numerous benefits this publishing platform has to offer. In fact, because Drupal is built in open source and eats its Wheaties every morning, it is the best open source content management system (CMS) in the business for search engine optimization. Yet even the outliers of society need practice and fine-tuning their art to become the best: The Beatles had Hamburg, Michael Jordan had Larry Bird, and Superman had his kryptonite. My point is that Drupal doesn’t fall out of the box ready to shoot your site up to numero uno in Google’s SERPs. The good news is it doesn’t take several years, an entire career, or the destruction of a fictional (TBD) planet for your Drupal site to appear where you want it to be ranked. You will just need to do some configuring and enabling of certain Drupal SEO modules to get your site running like the finely optimized website it deserves to be. Although you don’t have to install these modules on your Drupal site, they are practically required in order for your Drupal site to be ranked well in Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Do you want your website to perform well in search engine rankings? Join me after the jump for 6 Drupal SEO modules required for superior search ranking performance.
If any ounce of your body is infected with "nerd" than you are aware that Comic-Con is currently underway at the San Diego Convention Center - conveniently where this photo was taken. What you are looking at is a trolley sign outside of the Comic-Con. Can't read it? Try busting out your Klingon Translator. That's right, in order to avoid any unnecessary discrimination lawsuits and (inevitable) bloodshed, the trolley signs outside the center has been translated to Klingon. Not only am I proud to be a Trekkie right now, but very proud that nerds are rising up to certain level of awesomeness that can only be measured in light years. But I digress. Good news for all you Drupal fans. Join me after the jump for DrupalCon Copenhagen sessions, news for the drupal.org redesign, and a experimental and historical video contest of sorts called "Life In A Day".
Do you want to know why there is a lion in that photo? So do I. Maybe he is earning money to buy a ticket to DrupalCon Copenhagen. If I was a lion, that’s probably what I would do. Or I would just walk in. Because I’m a lion. What are you going to do, ask to see my badge?! I would probably eat your computer first. Then chew up your power cord so you had to rush to an Apple store. But I digress. (Did I ever progress?)
Join me after the jump for DrupalCon Copenhagen keynote speakers, the DrupalCamps Organizer Survey Results and Google’s new App Inventor.
I hope everyone had a wonderful and patriotic 4th of July! It's been another eventful week in the world: A dynamite basketball trio takes Miami by storm, Spain and The Netherlands make it to their first World Cup Final, and the United States is conducting their first spy swap with Russia in decades. Now its back to business as (un)usual here at Volacci.
This week Drupal Gardens received yet another update, featuring some improved SEO features. The Mollom module was also very busy over the holiday weekend, and a very intriguing new cinematic experiment was officially launched this week. Join me after the jump for this week in Drupal SEO news.
Happy 4th of July Weekend! One of my favorite smelling holidays of the year: burning charcoal, cooking meat, freshly cut grass, chlorine and sunscreen, ice cream and pie, melting ice... I’m fresh off a patriotic injection a la Landon Donovan, and feeling like fireworks should happen every single day. But maybe not this year.
The summer slammed the Northern Hemisphere and Hurricane Alex slammed the Texas coast this week. While it appears to have been just a good practice run for most of the coastal residents, we are still glad to get the rain here in Austin.
Join me after the jump for DrupalCon Copenhagen training sessions, why you need to give a dollar to the Pilot Program, and how Google is now delivering your news.
It has certainly been a week to remember. The United States win one of the most intense and dramatic victories in its World Cup history from a late goal by America's newest hero, Landon Donovan, BP thinks they may have recapped the leak, Volacci sent off team members to two different DrupalCamps (Chicago and Denver), and the iPhone 4 was released to reports of issues. (taking a breath) Join me after the jump for new important tracks, dates, and deadlines for DrupalCon Copenhagen, as well as a modern look at human communications via infographic.
Do you have World Cup fever yet? Are you annoyed by the vuvuzellas? Are you reading this as the United States scorches the “jubalani” into the back of the ol’ onion sack against Slovenia? There is plenty of soccer to be enjoyed this summer and I hope you are able to catch it. But enough soccer talk.
As I head to Boston this weekend for Drupal Design Camp 2010, I wanted to share with you a few juicy stories that have come across the Volacci news desk. Acquia just finished up a code sprint that brought some great improvements to Drupal Gardens. And Google’s search algorithm update last month may be impacting your SEO. Join me after the jump for this week’s Drupal SEO news.
Unless you live on Tramalfadore, you know that the World Cup 2010 in South Africa is kicking off as I publish this post. The entire Volacci office is decked out in soccer jerseys, face paint, the passion for their squads. We've got fanatics for Spain, Greece, England, and, of course, the United States. But what about you? What team, other than the USA, are you routing for in the World Cup?
It's been a busy week at Volacci and some very intriguing stuff has come across the news desk. Join me after the jump for DrupalCon Copenhagen information, a video of Dries from DrupalCon Paris, and BP purchasing top spots for the term "Oil Spill".
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, full of grilling, family, and friends! It has been another eventful week in the world: a giant sinkhole in Guatemala City swallowed up a three-story building, an umpire blows a call in an MLB game and costs a young pitcher, Armando Galarraga, a perfect game, and BP is announcing they have made progress with a new containment solution for the oil spill. But I digress.
Join me after the jump to read about the milestone Drupal Gardens hit this week, new developments in Mobile Search results, and a better-late-than-never moment with the AP Stylebook.
Another exciting week is wrapping up at Volacci! And as much as we all love our jobs, Volaccians throughout the office are looking forward to Memorial Day Weekend. More specifically: the smell of charcoal grills, cooked meat, freshly cut grass, and the sounds of opening cans and the sizzle of sunburns and shish-kabobs. But let's also not forget to honor our soldiers!
This week witnessed the release of the SEO Checklist 3 for Drupal and one of our country’s most scandal-free divas, Christina Aguilera, migrate to Drupal.. in a bottle. Baby.
Join me for more Drupal SEO News after the jump.