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.
Search engine-optimizing your website is a process that takes time and knowledge. There is no magic SEO wand that you can wave to instantaneously appear #1 in Google – the closest thing to it in our opinion, The SEO Checklist, is the most efficient way to SEO a Drupal-powered site. But with every completed stage of the process, you are making progress!
After keyword research, your next step in the SEO process is on-page optimization, aka configuring and writing website elements that affect the way your site is presented to search engines and human readers. You need to configure and writing your page titles, rename your site, set up great navigation, optimize and use “clean” URLs, all while using keywords along the way.
One of the most important on-page elements your site needs to have optimized is your headings. Not to be confused with page titles, headings are the visible text at the top of a web page and are read by both spiders and human alike. Join me after the jump for on-page Drupal SEO tips for your website’s headings.
Read this article: On-Page Drupal SEO Tips for Headings
It’s a great day to be alive and an even greater day to optimize Drupal! Thanks for stopping by this morning for a dizzying force of Drupal SEO news. You might want to sit down for this. (As if you were standing up anyway..)
Join me after the jump for a head rush of Drupal SEO awesomeness: Drupal Commons Demonstration Video, Google TV and HTML5 buzz.
Read this article: This Week in Drupal SEO News: Drupal Commons Video, Google TV, and HTML5
Volacci loves everything about Drupal – from the community to the functionality – but we don’t specialize in all the different disciplines required for firing Drupal on all cylinders. It is true that there was a time when we dabbled in development and design, but found that our strengths lied in optimizing websites for higher search engine results. So Volacci now specializes on one thing: Drupal SEO.
For most people not intimate with SEO and design and development, this may seem like a gray area. Mostly because it is critical for all three disciplines to work closely together in order to have a fine-tuned, well-oiled website blazing a trail up the rankings. Volacci doesn’t build the sites, we work with our client’s design and development companies (usually the webmaster) to search engine-optimize the site. To butcher an old BASF ad campaign: “Volacci doesn’t make the websites, we make them rank better.”
One of the many advantages of the Drupal platform is the deep resource of tools that is available for fine-tuning and customizing a website. The tools and modules are free for download and usage, and allow for nearly endless ways to tinker with your Drupal site.
Today I am featuring five great Drupal “community-focused” tools that address the growing needs of this crazy Web 2.0 world we live in. Each one of them can be easily implemented into your website, and allows you to build a community while leveraging your business, brand, and content in a variety of social channels.
Join me after the jump for 5 Drupal community tools that will help you build a social community.