Unnatural Google Inbound Links Scam

Did you receive an email from Google Webmasters Tools saying your site has unnatural links, and soon after or even before received an email from a foreign company saying they can fix unnatural links?

There is a very good chance the foreign company placed the unnatural links on the spam websites with the hope that you will pay them to remove the links. Continue reading…


Create SEO Friendly URLs for OpenCart – The Easy Way

It is very easy to have search engine friendly urls for OpenCart information pages when you make a quick change to your .htaccess file, and use the SEO friendly url option in the admin. We are always ready to help you setup your OpenCart SEO friendly permalinks. We are just a quick phone call away!

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OpenCart Firendly URL Step 1

Here is the .htaccess file you need to have in the base directory of your OpenCart installation.

Pay particular attention to the RewriteBase. If your website is at http://yourwebsite.com/opencart/upload the RewriteBase would be /opencart/upload

# 1.To use URL Alias you need to be running apache with mod_rewrite enabled.

# 2. In your opencart directory rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess.

Options +FollowSymlinks

# Prevent Directoy listing
Options -Indexes

# Prevent Direct Access to files
<FilesMatch “\.(tpl|ini|log)”>
Order deny,allow
Deny from all

# SEO URL Settings
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /opencart/upload
RewriteRule ^sitemap.xml$ index.php?route=feed/google_sitemap [L]
RewriteRule ^googlebase.xml$ index.php?route=feed/google_base [L]
RewriteRule ^download/(.*) /index.php?route=error/not_found [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !.*\.(ico|gif|jpg|jpeg|png|js|css)
RewriteRule ^([^?]*) index.php?_route_=$1 [L,QSA]

OpenCart Friendly URLs Step 2

The final step is to change the SEO keyword in the Information page data tab.

That is all there is to creating a SEO friendly URL for your OpenCart Information Pages.


What Stands Out About Your Website Design?

According to the Von Restorff effect whatever stands out gets recognized and easily recalled, and what blends in gets ignored.

Did you ever visit a website and didn’t know what to read because it was cluttered, and jam packed with information? Chances are you didn’t remember the most important content that would help you purchase something, visit, or call the business.

Downing Media designs clean, uncluttered websites that force the visitor to look at the most important content.

Website designers have many ways to design websites while keeping the Von Restorff effect in mind.


Downing Media is a Cleveland Ohio area website design company that specializes in e-commerce website design, search engine optimization, and internet advertising.


E-Commerce Companies In Mentor Ohio

Downing Media is a e-commerce website design company located in Mentor Ohio.

Downing Media understands e-commerce website design better than most e-commerce website developers. Take a look at our search engine optimization or the municipal website design page and you will see we use e-commerce features on our website. Downing Media understands what works, and what doesn’t work because we actually use the features this website.

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