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Adding Users to Google Search Console (Webmasters)

How To: Add Users to Google Search Console (Webmasters) We often get asked, here at AWD, to add our websites to Google Analytics (GA) and to the Google Search Console (GSC), which was formerly called Google Webmasters. You can always send us your login information, but that is not recommended. A much safer way is…
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Leveraging browser caching

What does leveraging browser caching mean? When a user visits a webpage their browser must download the files that make up the page to be able to display it. The more files they have to download, the longer the page will take to display. This is bad for SEO, bad for mobiles and bad for…
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) configuration

Yoast Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plugin is awesome and used correctly it can have a massive impact on getting sites to rank well for their chosen keywords and phrases but the downside of being so highly configurable is that it can be a daunting prospect to get it set up properly. Follow theses simple steps…
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Austin Web & Design earns spot in top 5 on Clutch!

Austin Web & Design was highlighted as a top 5 web designer yesterday in Clutch’s Austin, Texas Web Design press release yesterday. We were recognized for our strong market presence, our diversified clientele, and our positive feedback and reviews from our clients. Clutch, a ratings and reviews platform based in Washington DC, provides research on…
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SEO in 3 easy steps

AKA: How we Got to be # 1! SEO really takes some effort, but it can be done. There's no real secret to it - just consistent, diligent activity. Step 1: Determine your target terms. These are the keyword groups you most want to come up in search for. For us, it's "Austin web design."…
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How to come up with a good brand

Before we can build anyone's website, we always want to get to the bottom of what our client's brand is about.  Some know their brand attributes well, but most do not.  Here is what I sent one recent client prospect on that topic. What makes you guys a great choice, for your clients? What unique…
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The 8 most important DIY things you can do for your SEO

These are the 8 main things you should do for SEO: 1) Get great backlinks. These are links from other sites, preferably sites with similar keywords to yours, that go back to yours when clicked. The sites should have something to do with yours, or at least the page where our link is should have…
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Setting up iThemes Security

Setting up iThemes Security Adding iThemes to your site is a great way to add basic security measures and reduce the risk of automated attacks crippling your website. Here we'll run through the steps to set up a basic installation. 1) Install iThemes Security Pro - while in the plugins section click 'License' under iThemes…
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