We're pleasantly surprised that the poeple at Search Metrics seem to have a very detailed chart of what affects your Google listing. Of course, Google keeps their search formula secret, but extended detailed testing by SEO centric companies reveal much of what effects a site's google ranking. Check the chart out here:
Came across a great article by Mark Koester on why Drupal is the most powerful and versatile website content mangement system (CMS), and is the best if you have competent skilled Drupalers to help (such as the staff at Digital Immersion). Ok, he didn't specifically mention us, but I think he did sum up the case for Drupal pretty well. (note: Digital Immersion prefers Drupal but also highly recommends Wordpress and Joomla)
Why Migrate From Wordpress to Drupal?: Drupal vs. Wordpress
Drupal’s superiority, as many client of mine come to see, is that it doesn’t assume you just want a blog. Drupal assumes very little except that you want to organize a bunch of different content and users and you want to add extra features (=extensions, plugins, modules, etc.).
Typically clients come me desiring to migrate to Drupal, because they want more than a blog. As you can see from the amount of modules on Drupal.org and tons of examples of Drupal sites, there is almost no limit to what you can build with Drupal. So, in my opinion, you end up migrating to Drupal because eventually sites and web businesses eventually need more than just a blog.
Drupal excells particularly well with restaurant and food related websites. You'll of course want to let your customers know where you are, what's on the menu, maybe a daily specials page, and if your restaurant has events you'll want a robust powerful event calendar, all included with Digital Immersion's Drupal package. Also included is an email newsletter tool and all the social networking bells and whistles, so your customers can tell each other via social networking just how great you and your food is. Shown here (to the right) is Aki's Cuisine.
With a nod to Hostbaby's rockin' music sites (Digital Immersion was founded by former Hostbaby staff), Digital Immersion has created a rockin' Drupal based platform for music websites. We have over 25 different looks available for your music player, and amazing, powerful features like selling digital downloads automatically, Digital Immersion's music websites leave hostbaby, bandzoogle, and other caged music website systems in the dust. With over 6000 free add-on modules for Drupal, these other systems just can't compete.
Shown here, the homepage for DJ Trevor Vichas. The front page is his blog that includes links to events he is promoting or playing at. Of course, the newsletter sign up and social network widgets are must-haves to keep the fans informed and engaged. Subpages have some of his latest tracks available to play or download. Lastly, we like to do add personal touches that are just plain cool. In this case we embedded a youtube video of him playing *behind* the old fashioned tv in the header, so the tv actually plays when you visit the site. Nothing is generic over here at Digital Immersion, each project is special.
All screenshots are Digital Immersion websites. On each page you can simply view images of each feature or you can use the space provided to actually submit a question about that type of feature. On the last page you will have a chance to submit the entire questionaire.
Hey folks, to serve you in a more timely manner we've implemented a new support request ticketing system. Please use this system for any technical support, billing questions, and/or website customization requests you might have.
To use this system, simply go to http://www.digitalimmersion.org/support
or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Digital Immersion Crew
Patrick, Randall, Kyle, Laura, and David
came across this really neat list of jquery image galleries. As all of our sites have jquery automatically loading, any of these galleries should be relatively easy to implement. Check them out, some of them are really elegant. There's a long list with examples here:
Digital Immersion's Drupal sites include a variety of fantastic add-on modules to facilitate easy transfer of content. All of our sites include the CKeditor module that allows you to literally copy and paste content from your old website into the editor window. The editor will keep the html code including fonts, colors, and images! This means most pages can be transferred in a matter of seconds! To copy a page from your old site to your new Drupal site simply do the following: