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How to Install and Test a WordPress Development Site Before Switching DNS

How Can You View a Development Site in WordPress When it Has a Different IP Address? Building a website in WordPress for a client that already has an existing and active website, but who also wants to move to another hosting account is as easy as it gets. The advantage to building a site this […]

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AI Design: Robot Apocalypse Warning Number 1

(licensed for reuse, credit to artist: The electrician by Lemondjinn) HAL 9000, Skynet, and Agent Smith. Malevolent AI is a well explored trope in both film and literature, one that’s been around long before computers were even a thing. The first reference to an “information generating machine” appears way back in 1726 in Gulliver’s Travels […]

Google Testing More Green Ads, Santa Monica Movers Get Stars

SERPs looking particularly uniform today? Google appears to be running another test with the green “Ad” tag for AdWords ads. Several sites reported on people seeing this back in April and I noticed it again today via private firefox window, logged out. In national SERPs–particularly search queries returning ads without extensions–there’s virtually zero visual differentiation […]

24 Examples of Insanely Cool 404 Pages

http://theollybanks.deviantart.com/art/Another-Creative-404-page-209339620 Nothing’s worse than searching for a page that isn’t there. Frankly, bluntly, and in all other ways candid: hitting a 404 page usually sucks. There are, however, some creative methods one can employ to make the frustrating 404 experience suck a little less. Humorous attempts have been made by imaginative webmasters all over the […]

Google Testing Paid Nearby Businesses for Broad Local Terms

Noticed Google testing paid Nearby Businesses listings for broader terms that look nearly identical to the new local snack pack that recently rolled out, with one major difference: pay-to-play listings. I took a number of screenshots so you can see the various ad layouts they’re currently testing. Quality results for “dermatologists nearby” at the bottom.’= […]