My Favorite Quiche Recipe

This is my favorite Quiche recipe, since the 70’s
You decide what ingredients you want to add, you just need to follow the basic recipe.
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup milk
5 eggs
8 oz of your favorite cheese or combination of cheeses.
(I like Gruyère and white cheese)
A mix your favorite things
(I like spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes slices, onion, & ham)
Don’t forget your spices: a dash of salt and I like garlic pepper. 
2 – 9″ shallow pie shells or 1 deep dish pie shell

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
In a bowl mix together mayo & milk till smooth, then add eggs.
Begin layering your veggies, meats, and cheeses, then pour in the egg mixture.
Cover Quiche with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove cover and allow top of Quiche to slightly brown.

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If you love prim you will want to visit A Primitive Place

A Primitive Place is filled with prim home and garden decorating ideas, If you are interested they do offer a magazine subscription and a list of places to shop. I think it is worth dropping by to see all the prim decorating ideas. They have got just about every nook and cranny covered for home and garden decor ideas.

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Alice Cantrell Free Herb Calendar

I just love the Alice Cantrell Free Calendar.  Alice Cantrell created the herbs theme calendar with her daughter.  While you are on her blog, please look around, it is such a delightful blog.  You will get lost in the magic of her photographs and stories.

http://www.alicecantrell.com/blog/2011/11/2012-calendar.html

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SEO = Search Engine Optimization

Here is an article that I wrote many many years ago, but it still holds true today!
SEO FUNDAMENTALS – EASY TO UNDERSTAND SEO GUIDELINES
 
CHAPTER 1 – THE SEO WALTZ by PCC Website Design
 

There is a considerable amount of support available on SEO. It can consume your time and you can spend somewhere between hundreds to thousands of dollars on SEO consultants. I have put together a few easy to understand SEO fundamental guidelines.
 
The good thing is that you can do fundamental SEO work that will increase the traffic flow to your website pages. Search engines fetch free traffic to all sites, but most sites are not optimized to take advantage of this free service. Stick to the fundamental SEO steps provided in this article, and you’ll be on your way to increased traffic to your website’s pages.

PAGE ACCESSIBILITY
It is crucial that every page have a unique URL.
Do not use drop down flash menus for your navigation, the search engines can’t read them.
Do not use the new CSS drop down menus at this time, you could be scrutinized as a spammer.
JavaScript should only be used for enhancement and not a requirement for the page to display important subject matter information.

THE TITLE META TAG and HEADING 1 TAG MUST WORK WITH ONE ANOTHER
The page <title> is the headline in search results, the title words must reflect the page’s content. It is useless to have redundant titles and non descriptive wording in the title tag. The page title meta tag is the most essential element on your pages. <title> This wording appears in the browser’s tile bar</title>
 
There are different beliefs on the amount of characters one should use in a title tag. Major search engines generate from 65 – 70 characters in the headline search results, but the major search engine are always updating their title tag character guidelines. The <title> should begin with the key phrase subject matter, and can be followed by the name of the site.
 
Always keep the subject matter as the main focus. Include as many keywords and keyword phrases as needed to describe the page’s subject matter, but try to keep the characters down to 70.
 
The <title> tag should be unique for each page on your site, it is essential to reflect the wording that is in the <h1> Header Tag </h1> of each page.
The requisite here is to insure the <title> tag and the header <h1> tag, must use the same keyword phrases that describes the page’s subject matter.
Making sure this step is taken, will reinforce better search engine results and more traffic to your site.
 
The <h1> to <h6> tags are used to define HTML headings. <h1> defines the most important heading. <h6> defines the least important heading. Your <h1> tag  should contain keywords and keyword phrases that represent the pages main subject matter. The <h1> tag should be the first words that describe your subject matter on each page. Common <h1> tag mistakes are: the page has no <h1> tag, the <h1> tag is in <p> tags or other tags, <h1> tags aren’t explicit enough to describe the subject matter on the page. Make sure that your page begins with an <h1> tag. The <h1> tag does not need to be visually huge in the largest font. (See more about Tag descriptions at the bottom of page)
 
THE META DESCRIPTION TAG
The meta description tag <meta name=”DESCRIPTION” content=” YOUR DESCRIPTION HERE”> is also important. The description tag should be 150 characters long, because this is what fits into most major search engine listings. Characters over 150 are discarded or concealed. The description tag is an introduction that promotes your pages subject matter. The description tag should be written for your audience and not for the search engines. However, it is beneficial to include your targeted keywords, since the search engine will highlight them and this draws your audience to your search engine listing.

THE KEYWORDS META TAG
There are strong attitudes about the keywords meta tag. BE HAPPY DON’T WORRY is the main theme. Because of the immense abuse of meta keyword tags, the dominant search engine ” Google” ignores them. Other search engines use them, but most SEO consultants theorize that you sacrifice little by ignoring them. I still use the keyword meta tags in my web design practices. I do not spam and I follow the old guidelines. We all agree at this point in time that the most important places to use your targeted keywords are in your page’s <title>, <h1>, and <body>.

SEO WALTZ CONCLUSION
I call the above steps the SEO Waltz. If you follow the steps above with grace and balance it will bring you satisfaction and rewards.
Do not word spam, be honest and use good judgment when creating the <title> and <h1> tags.
If you create first-class tags you will not be punished by the major search engines, but instead you will be rewarded with increased traffic to your site’s pages.
 
HTML TAG DESCRIPTIONS EXPLAINED
The above tag descriptions <p> and <body> used in above statements are further explained here. Differences Between HTML and XHTML are none!
 
<P> html tag: The <p> tag defines a paragraph.  The <P> tag automatically creates space before and after itself. The space is automatically applied by the browser, or you can specify the amount of space in a style sheet.
 
<body> html tag: The <body> tag defines the document’s body. The <body> tag contains all the contents of an HTML document, such as text, hyperlinks, images, tables, lists, etc.
 
HTML, which stands for HyperText Markup Language, is the language used to build web pages

 

PARSABLE means able to be parsed. The word “parse” means to analyze an object specifically. It simple terms it’s a method of reading code and delivering it to the web server in a readable format.
 
META TAGS OR METADATA IS INFORMATION ABOUT DATA
The <meta> tag provides metadata about the HTML document. Metadata will not be displayed on the page, but will be machine parsable.
Meta elements are typically used to specify page description, keywords, author of the document, last modified, and other metadata.
The <meta> tag always goes inside the head element.
The metadata can be used by browsers (how to display content or reload page), search engines (keywords), or other web services.
To learn more about html visit http://www.w3schools.com

 

Don’t have the time to do your own SEO, contact PCC Website Design and we will quote you a price. Phone: 618-585-3634
 
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“The only way to grow competently is to share knowledge.”  Kind regards, JP

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Unique IP Address is a Must!

Unique IP Address is a MUST for all serious online websites!
 
Search Engines will take your web site a lot more seriously if it has a unique IP address.
 
Only use web hosting service providers that offer a unique IP address with your web hosting package. Danjo is one of the best hosting companies out there. 
  
If you use a shared IP and any website within your IP group is penalized by a search engine, your site will suffer too, via association.
 
Not all hosting service providers offer a unique IP address with their hosting packages, most will charge you for a unique IP address.  Sometimes up to hundreds of dollars.
 
Danjo is one of the few superior host providers that include your own IP address in their hosting packages.

This is not a Danjo advertisement, I do not get any payment for mentioning the Danjo Hosting Services. I recommend their services because I use Danjo Hosting Services and all of my clients use them for hosting their websites.

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Search Engines Can Not Read Images BUT

Search Engines Can Not Read Images BUT
 
A search engine can not read information within your images, so do NOT use images to tell your story.  Instead tell your story with text and add images to enhance the viewers experience.
 
Search engines DO read image names, so name your images effectively and your site may be found thru your images.

Good image names should reflect what the image is all about. Use descriptive words that you would use to find your image on the web image search tool.

Use the hyphen (-) between the description text. This is important. NO spaces.
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Remember to add the alt text to your website’s images. It is minimal, but does improve your site’s scores.

Blessful Website Building to you all!
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Common Sense Meta Tags & Html

Important Meta Tags
If you are going to be online, at least get these two meta tags done right.
Title and the Meta Name Description.
 
Let’s not forget the Robot Tag, you do want to tell the search engines to crawl your site.
The robots tag should be as follows:
<meta name=”robots” content=”index, follow”/>

Important Html
Please make sure your title and header 1 are in synch!

If you get the above tips in place on your website, you will find a big difference in your search engine numbers.
 
You would be surprised how many sites are still using the word Home in their title for  their website’s index page. 

If someone is searching for Country Graphics and the title is Home instead of Country Graphics, most likely they will never find Country Graphics. 

Blessful Website Building to you all!
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