Archive for June, 2009

A couple of years ago the web exploded with tags – user defined words or phrases to identify information such as photos and bookmarks. The hype has since faded away but tags are still popular and usually always included in new information based websites. Here we look at the effectiveness of tags and how useful they really are.

Magento eCommerce took the open source software world by storm when it officially launched on March 31st 2008. Many developers, including myself, jumped on board and started using it. While the feature set and branding is unquestionably great what is it actually like to work with?

Read on as we take a look at the code, architecture, complexity, hosting issues and the goals that an open source eCommerce system should strive to achieve.

Link building is an important part of Search Engine Optimisation and different methods are discussed in forums, blogs and meetups every day. Here we take a look at an alternative approach to finding link building opportunities.

When you manage multiple websites and wear many different hats it can be awkward finding a good solution for receiving and answering email for each of them. Here I explain how I manage this problem and what works for me using Google Mail.

What is contained in the Google Analytics Cookies and how could you use them? In this article we take an in depth look at the data, how to extract it, how to record it and possible uses for your website.


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