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If you’re going to use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or the other big networks for marketing your business, I think for most business owners that actually have tried different networks, it’s obvious which one to use.  Of course, you want to have a profile on every account.  But there’s only one where you can post to all of them easily… Instagram.  When you post to Instagram, it gives you options to post to Facebook and Twitter [and Tumblr].  So it’s a no-brainer if you don’t want to post multiple times to all 3 of the major accounts.  Thanks, Instagram!

Of course, there's also the 2nd Tier Social Networks... Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn (for specific types of bus), Google+, and a few others.  Those would have to be handled individually.  Unless there's an app for that! [haha]  I'm sure there is honestly, but I don't care to look right now.  If I get that much social media SEO motivation to look, I'll edit this entry.  Back to the fun stuff! [coding]
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If you're looking for a social network to post to... in which you can add their feed to your website.  Well, facebook sucks!  They regularly change their API.  Even if they didn't, they don't offer a permanent feed.  So every 3 months, you'll have to re-implement the whole shoddy process of creating a 'long life token'.  Long life meaning only 3 months.  Just not worth it.  I'd suggest using another social network like Instagram.

Oh, and I think they're allowing app developers to steal their user's information.

#FACEBOOKSUCKS

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Just a list of a few web development directories that you can get a link back from...

Tim Johns Web Development is featured on WDD

sortfolio.com

designfirms.org

www.designerlistings.org

thebestdesigns.com
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It recently came to my attention (via Google Webmaster Tools) that Joomla was having a negative impact on my website in Google Webmaster Tools.  Joomla, out-of-the-box, restricts Googlebot from accessing files that are now very important for them to be able to see.  Specifically the template files.  If Google can't see your style sheet, for example, their bot doesn't know that buttons are far enough from each other to be mobile friendly.  It can also cause Google to think that your pages' content runs off the side of the page.  Either of these, and probably more issues, can cause your site to be labeled 'not mobile friendly'.  Which will hurt your rankings in Google for mobile devices (which most people use).

From GWT:

How Googlebot sees this page

This page uses 29 resources which are blocked by robots.txt.

Does this screenshot look incorrect? Learn how to let Googlebot view the page correctly.

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  • http://tjohns.co/…css?v=3002
  • http://tjohns.co/…mobile.css
  • http://tjohns.co/…x1.min.css
  • http://tjohns.co/…finder.css
  • http://tjohns.co/…enuhck.css
  • http://tjohns.co/…maximenuck
  • http://tjohns.co/…ition1.css
  • http://tjohns.co/…siveck.css
  • http://tjohns.co/….3.js?v=12
  • http://tjohns.co/…jax.js?v=4
  • http://tjohns.co/…ls-core.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…ery.min.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…onflict.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…ate.min.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…js/core.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…ls-more.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…caption.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…kmobile.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…box-min.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…ipt.min.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…js/main.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…rap.min.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…mpleter.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…ore.min.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…imenuck.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…ymenuck.js
  • http://tjohns.co/…/style.css
  • http://tjohns.co/…mobile.css
  • http://tjohns.co/…-small.css
 

These styles need to be accessible to Googlebot for Google to understand that your site if mobile friendly.  

So I recommend removing some of the 'disallows' from the robots.txt file.  

Untouched robots.txt file:

# If the Joomla site is installed within a folder such as at
# e.g. www.example.com/joomla/ the robots.txt file MUST be
# moved to the site root at e.g. www.example.com/robots.txt
# AND the joomla folder name MUST be prefixed to the disallowed
# path, e.g. the Disallow rule for the /administrator/ folder
# MUST be changed to read Disallow: /joomla/administrator/
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/orig.html
#
# For syntax checking, see:
# http://tool.motoricerca.info/robots-checker.phtml

User-agent: *
Disallow: /administrator/
Disallow: /bin/
Disallow: /cache/
Disallow: /cli/
Disallow: /components/
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /installation/
Disallow: /language/
Disallow: /layouts/
Disallow: /libraries/
Disallow: /logs/
Disallow: /media/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /plugins/
Disallow: /templates/
Disallow: /tmp/

 
I would also get rid of all the comments at the top.  No point in making Googlebot crawl over them.  Here, in my opinion, is the way it should be edited to be:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /administrator/
Disallow: /bin/
Disallow: /cache/
Disallow: /cli/
Disallow: /installation/
Disallow: /logs/
Disallow: /tmp/

 












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