Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: Google’s Guide to SEO

Search Engine Optimization

If you’re looking to improve your blog’s page rank, Google has posted a compact guide Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide that will guide you on adopting some best practices that teams within Google and external webmasters alike utilize to improve their sites’ crawl-ability and indexing.

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Firefox Add-ons and Themes I Can’t Live Without

Mozilla FirefoxPerhaps the best thing about Firefox is the ability to install add-ons and turn your browser into something more than just a piece of software you use to navigate the Web.

Here are some of the add-ons and themes that I like and cannot do without:

GreaseMonkey
Essentially, GreaseMonkey allows you to customize the way web pages look and function. Once installed, you can easily add a plethora of free scripts to enhance your web surfing experience. For example, I use the Better YouTube, Better GMail 2, Better GReader, WordPress Comment Ninja (which is great for managing comments on your WordPress blogs) and Blog Comment Autofill scripts.

Download | Search for, and download GreaseMonkey scripts

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Ultimate Guide to WordPress Theme Search Engine Optimization

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If you run a self-hosted blog on the WordPress platform, you might be interested in this great guide to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) by Nathan Rice.

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Top 10 Best-Designed Christian Blogs

Most Christian bloggers, in prudence, host their blogs either on WordPress.com or Google’s Blogger. There are, however, a good number who prefer to have a unique domain name and host their blogs with commercial web hosting companies.

Since most blogs on the aforementioned blog services are limited in the variety of themes/templates they can use, not many of them will be featured in this list. There are, however, a couple that have made the list because of their innovative use of graphics that make them stand out.

All 10 blogs featured are listed solely on the merit of their designs. This is one of those rare cases where, like the Emergent church, I’ll ignore theology and just look at the superficial, i.e. I do not necessarily agree with all that’s written in the featured blogs. Without further ado, here are the top 10 best-designed Christian blogs in no particular order:
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