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Google Panda & Penguin - How to Identify Problems and Recover Rankings

Google Panda & Penguin - How to Identify Problems and Recover Rankings

Google has been tweaking its algorithms (the systems it uses to identify how relevant it's links are to the search terms entered) over the years, with a view to improving the user experience, and promoting results which are more relevant and abide by their recommended guidelines relating to search engine optimisation. Two updates were released in recent history which have hit some sites particularly hard. This article will cover the Google update first seen in February 2011 and later rolled out internationally in August 2011 known as 'Panda' or 'Farmer', and the more recent Penguin update.

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20 Suggestions for Better Style and Script Designing in Joomla! Extensions (Part 1)

20 Suggestions for Better Style and Script Designing in Joomla! Extensions (Part 1)

Extension developers provided large number of extensions for Joomla!. But as you know, some of them are not compatible with many templates. Also, in many cases Joomla! extensions do not have standard style and script designs, and because of this many users force to hack the extensions. In this article I am going to explain 20 suggestions for better style and script designing of Joomla! extensions, and maybe these simple techniques and patterns will help you!

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Adding Cool Stuff to Search Results through Semantic HTML and other Tweaks

Adding Cool Stuff to Search Results through Semantic HTML and other Tweaks

You may have noticed recently that extra bits of information have started appearing in search results, perhaps photos of the author, reviews of a product, maps showing the location of a store or links which allow you to jump to a certain location within a page. 

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JoomlaDay Events in October 2012

JoomlaDay Events in October 2012

There are JoomlaDay events in Berlin, Germany, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Sofia, Bulgaria, Sydney Australia in October.

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Using a Joomla Template Framework to Design your Site

Using a Joomla Template Framework to Design your Site

Can't find a Joomla template that fits your needs? Want to take a crack at building your own template, but don't know where to start? There are some great tutorials out there, but if code turns you off then don't run for the hills! A template framework is just what you need.

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Website Case Study: NexGen Music

Website Case Study: NexGen Music

To execute an ambitious design, and to connect with customers who are on the move and using mobile devices, a record label owner turned to Joomla! 2.5. The results sound sweet.

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Part 1 - Review 9 Free Web Hosting Services to Make Your Joomla! Site LIVE

Part 1 - Review 9 Free Web Hosting Services to Make Your Joomla! Site LIVE

To build a good website is hard; to find a good website host isn't any easier. Seriously, a large number of web hosting services exist on the market today. Choosing a suitable hosting provider in general and a web hosting provider in particular should depend on what type of Joomla site you want to have: hobby, blog, or e-commerce site.

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Post your Haikus for October

Post your Haikus for October

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.

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