If you are starting a new website, whether it be personal or business-related, but are not considered “skilled” in HTML or web development, it is a highly recommended that you use a content management system (CMS). A content management system is a software system that allows you to create, manage, edit, and update new and existing pages on a site. Basically, its the easiest and most efficient way to launch a website... yesterday.
There are only a handful of things Volaccians love more than Star Wars, and one of them is Drupal. Drupal is an awesome content management system for any company wanting to build a website or seven. It’s uses range from a simple blog to an extensive corporate or political site for any fevered advocate. Drupal is the swiss army knife of web site construction, and I recently ran across an impressive article by Glenn of Web Jackalope on the different clones that Drupal can be used for, you can read the entire post here. The greatest thing about the post is that it lacks the impatient whining of Anakin Skywalker, something that any original trilogy fan would use their time machine to go back and change.
Read this article: Drupal Clones: Better than Star Wars?
Earlier this week, Google announced that it was going to provide limited support of RDFa, a framework that gives web developers the freedom to integrate structured metadata on their websites. This is an important step towards a more structured web, something that Google has been struggling to embrace for, well, ever. It is also an important move for the Search Engine Optimization industry. Now sit back and watch the champagne sales sky rocket..
Read this article: Moving Towards Structured Web
For the past four years, Volacci has been working exclusively with Drupal to create an honest and successful Search Engine Optimization firm and SEO Partner program that delivers results-driven traffic, conversions and content generation. In fact, over the years Volacci has become the leading Drupal SEO firm and prides itself over the mastery of the open source content management system. However, there is one barrier we seem to face with almost every client: What exactly is Drupal? I would like to take this moment to address four years of blank stares and clarify exactly what Drupal is and how it can help your business.
Read this article: Drupal Explained
One of the first decisions you have to make when building a website is choosing a content management system (CMS). It is important to establish the objective of your site before you invest any elbow grease into your digital home. Ideally, you would like to choose a CMS that is easy to use with a wide range of functionality. Thorough research is always recommended, but that may just be how you found this blog post... Let me save you some time: Drupal is an excellent choice for any type of webmaster because it is easy to theme, it has the functionality of Bo Jackson (in his prime) and is supported by a large community of powerful “Drupalonians”. Not sold yet? Here are three ways to utilize Drupal for your website.
Read this article: Three Ways to Utilize Drupal
One of the most beneficial SEO executions for your Drupal website is building quality backlinks. The idea behind building backlinks as part of the page rank algorithm is that if a page has great content, people will start linking to it. The more quality backlinks a page has, the better. But you shouldn’t rely too heavily on the fact that the content is good and quality people will automatically link to you. It is true that if the quality of content is great, so will the backlinks, but what you get without any effort will be considerably less than what you need to successfully increase your rankings. Finding quality back links can take a lot of effort, but if you use an advanced search operator, it will deliver consistently over time.
Read this article: Researching Backlinks for Drupal SEO
For the fifth year in a row, Drupal was invited back as a mentoring organization for Google’s Summer of Code (GSoC) 2009. Drupal will be one of a handful of the 150 confirmed organizations returning for their fifth consecutive year as a mentor for the three month “coding camp”.
Read this article: For the Love of Code!
Ben Finklea talks about his new baby, the new Volacci offices, and the new Drupal 6 SEO features.
Links to resources and websites mentioned in this episode:
- The Volacci SEO Podcast Hotline: 512-989-2945 x254
- Pathauto Module for Drupal
- The Drupal Content Management System
- Greg's User Profile Page on Drupal.org
- Apple One-to-One Training program
- Garage Band
- Audio Hijack Pro
- Podbean Podcast Hosting
- Volacci's New Offices
- Volacci's robots.txt file
- Drupal Speed Tests