Bella Dime Design

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Monday, July 24, 2006

A New Web Design for a DIY/Indie Biz!

Check out our new site design! If you are interested in a crafty site for your biz, visit Bella Dime Design and request a quote NOW!

Friday, June 30, 2006

What's the Buzz about?

It is one of the sites we just finished for this craftinista. Check out her rad stuff at Charming Vices

Pez® Earrings are SWEET!

We just finished the site for BroLLyGaGGiNG. Here is one of their hottest products, Dispensable Pop Culture Candy Earings. They just informed us that they made a bunch more, so get them while you can! Make sure to check out their new site while your there. It was a really fun one to design and a great addition to our portfolio

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Free girly backgrounds and fly banners for your biz!

Our favorite girly web designers, Primp My Site, has posted some fun banners and buttons for your business. They are only $5.00 so check them out.

The have also added new FREE girly backgrounds for your hip web site..all you have to do to use these fly designs is link back! ~ Primp My Site

The Advance Of Algorithms - New Keyword Optimization Rules

The Advance Of Algorithms -
New Keyword Optimization Rules
By Matt Jackson

Maintaining and marketing a website can be a difficult task especially for those who are inexperienced or who have very little experience. SEO rules are constantly changing and even then, many SEO professionals disagree on the actual specifics required to optimize a website. This is in no small part due to the search engines themselves.

Major search engines like Google are constantly striving to ensure that sites at the top of their result pages offer invaluable information or service to their visitors. However, webmasters who are looking to make quick monëy while offering very little quality content are always finding new ways to beat the search engines at their own game. For this reason, search engines regularly change the methods they use to determine the relevancy and importance of your site.

Evolving Search Engines

The first step you should take is to ensure that your website will do an effective job of turning visitors into monëy. The content needs to be optimized so that both search engine visitors and human visitors both deem it to be a useful website. Once upon a time, effective optimization entailed cramming content with as many keywords as possible and while this once generated good search engine results it invariably put visitors off. It is also now frowned upon and penalized as being sp@m by all of the major search engines.

The Evolution And Improvement Of Algorithms

Search engines use specific algorithms to determine the relevance of your website. The calculations from these algorithms determine where on the search engine result pages your website will appear. In order to keep the unscrupulous webmasters guessing and ensuring that results are always up to date, major search engines regularly update their algorithms.

Recent Advances

The result of some of the most recent changes has seen the impetus move away from optimizing websites for search engines and instead the algorithms are now geared to promote websites that give true value to visitors. They're not only changing, they are evolving into more intelligent and accurate algorithms. While the use of keywords based around the relevant topic is still important, it is also important to ensure that visitors are your main priority.

Keyword Optimization

Keyword optimization is now more heavily guarded. Those who include keywords too often will have their sites labeled as sp@m, whereas not enough instances of the appropriate keyword means you won't receive the desired results. However, the algorithms have become particularly smart and as well as the keywords you want to target you should include other relevant keywords. Including inflexions of keywords is one excellent way to ensure that your site is deemed to be relevant. Inflexions are slight changes to your keyword. For example, inflexions of the keyword "advertising" include advertise, advertised, advertisement, etc...

Keyword Inclusion

Weïght is also given to keywords that are included in certain sections of a page. These sections include the title tag, meta tags (only relevant to smaller search engines now), header tags, image alt tags and formatting tags (e.g. keywords in bold or italicized) of your text. With image alt tags and hyperlink title tags it is important that you don't simply fill these with keywords because this will be ignored at best, and penalized at worst.

Natural Content Writing

One of the most effective ways to ensure that your site is keyword optimized properly is to write the content naturally first. Once you have done this, go through and ensure that any relevant keywords are included throughout the text. Only place them where they would appear naturally and remove them from anywhere where they appear awkward. Once you've written the content you should also chëck the remaining factors to ensure everything is ok.

SEO Keyword Checklist

Below is a keyword checklist to ensure that you have fully optimized your web pages to the current, generally accepted search engine algorithm rules.

URL: Get your primary keyword as close to the beginning of the URL as possible.

Title Tag: The title should be between 10 and 50 characters and include one or more keywords while still being descriptive.

Description Meta Tag: The description meta tag should be insightful and useful but it should also contain one or two of your more important keywords.

Keyword Meta Tag: It makes sense that you should include all of your keywords in the keyword meta tag. Do not include any words that don't appear in the body of your text.

Header Tags (e.g. H1 and H2 tags): More weïght is given to keywords that appear within H1 tags, then H2 tags and so on.

Text Formatting Fonts (e.g. strong, bold and underline): This may not offer much weïght in algorithms, but generally if you bold the first instance of your keywords and the last instance of your primary keyword you should see some positive results.

Beginning Of Text: The closer you can get your keywords to the beginning of your page content the better. Try to include your primary keyword within the first sentence or two and also within the last paragraph.

Key-Phrases As Whole Phrases: If you are targeting Internet Marketing as a key phrase then do not split the words up if possible. Some effect is noticed if the words are split, but much more benefit is received by including the phrase as a whole.

Alt Text: Include your keyword at least once in the Alt tag of any images. Ensure that the text is relevant to the image and gives some information.

About The Author
Matt Jackson, founder of WebWiseWords, is a professional copywriter offering a professional service. Whether your business or your website needs a website content copyrwriter, an SEO copywriter, a press release copywriter or a copywriter for any other purpose WebWiseWords can craft the words you want.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Another Zen design

Here is another Zen Cart Template. If you are interested in this design for your site, contact us through our website. This is called 'Passion Fruit'.

Zen Cart Template

New Premade Zen Cart Design Template. Quite a girly website. Fun and whimsical. If you are interested in this design, please contact us through our website.

Worth a second mention! New Boutique Blog Launched

Great boutique blog launched! The title of the site is Boutiques Rule, Department Stores Drool! They support the DIY movement, but also explore the influence of designer fashion and trends on style.

visit Boutique Bytes if you have not already done so!

New girly backgrounds

We have posted a couple new girly website backgrounds at Primp My Site. Check them out. They are only $3.99 and really cute. More Zen Cart designs coming soon! Don't forget about our custom Zen Cart design special going on through March & April! Also consider the 4700 fonts download. It is awesome for those who like to design and play with graphics! You can find them at

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Play with color

You can play with color schemes at Primp My Site with a cool color tool. It is addicting I say.

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Friday, March 03, 2006

It's a HOT one

Check out a super cute web design site at

Offering some really cool premade backgrounds, websites and Zen Cart templates.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Color Lovers

When you are thinking about the colors that you want to use in your web design, check out this site for some eye candy

Holla Back New York City - If You Can't Slap 'Em, Snap 'Em!

Every city should have one of these! Holla Back New York City - If You Can't Slap 'Em, Snap 'Em!

Botanical Moon Web Design

Design for Botanical Moon Gardens. Design, graphics, logo.

FAPOD Design

FAPOD Studio wanted a design that was both classic and a bit funky. Design, graphics and logo creation. Click image for larger view.


OK, I just had to share this one. This is the coolest thing ever. I wish I would have jumped on the knitting bandwagon. BUT I think I know someone who knits...aha, my Sis. Amo, I think you should make us each one of these when you get back! Bad hair day anyone? NOT. Check out the pattern here