If you’ve been coming here often you may have noticed more and more posts piling up on the same page. I got to adding pages to the blog tonight, as well as adding links to the Behance Network. The network was really the secret reason I hadn’t added pages or posted in a while. It was great to finally launch “our baby” this week so the tech team here could focus on some other things. We definitely learned a lot of new tricks while building the site that will help us in the future. Good times.
On Monday, the Behance Team was thrilled to launch the Behance Network for creative professionals.
We invite you to read the latest article on Behance.com that explores the need for a tight network in the creative professional community.
You can also check out some press reviews of our “soft launch:”
I am going to take a guess and say if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you too own a blog. This means you probably run into annoying spam bots. The issue kicked up around here as of late so we took some action. I have to recommend using Akismet. It is an awesome plug-in that allows you to greatly reduce spam from ruining your site. The system has a database of “2,191,704,433 spams caught so far” to detect if a comment is legitimate or not. I enjoy it’s use and so should you. It was made for WordPress, although it has plenty of third-party options available on the site. All it really takes is grabbing the API Key.
Sometimes I gloat. I can’t help it. I’m a programmer that codes all day and has no friends so I’m forced to try and show my talents harder to people that will read. I’m kidding… or am I? In any case I ran this nifty marketing tool at HubSpot that analyzes how marketable any website is, based on some SEO criteria. We got a 96, which means we scored higher than 96% of other websites that have used this tool. They say they’ve had thousands of people use it so I’m happy. Not only that but it alerted me to the fact my Google Page Rank is up to 3 after only two months of existence. Surprisingly I found that some pages had a PR of 5.
All people interested in boosting their rank in search engines should pay attention to what Hubspot has to say. I’ve done SEO work for a bit now and agree with all of their suggestions. Also if you are curious to see any site’s Google PR you can get the Live PageRank add-on. It’s interesting to see how your favorite sites compare to your own.
Oh I almost forgot to say, my score was 94 originally, but within 5 minutes of work from their suggestions I had it up another two points. Check back soon because I may just post a blog specifically about SEO tips.