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Web Content is Critical

A successful website is comprised of quality content. Content is what keeps people returning to a site after their first visit. Most importantly, good content is the substance that allows a site to ensure future success. Daria Goetsch of Search Innovation explains: “Quality content means happy visitors, and with enough happy visitors, you become an ‘authority’ on your topic. Having a site recognized as an authority means good ranking in the search engines.” Good ranking in search engines leads to more visitors and more popularity for the website. This process is described by the Internet Marketing Monitor as a “snowball effect.” The process starts with an “expert” site linking to the newly created site and can even lead to exposure in newspaper articles and other media. Popularity builds upon popularity and, ultimately, a site becomes successful. This is all built on the quality content of the site. If the site has poor content, this effect cannot even begin: Good content is critical.Web content is different from other types of writing and must be approached that way. There are simple steps that the web’s best use to create quality content.First, it may be obvious, but spelling and grammar are of great importance. If the grammar is sloppy and there are misspelled words, the reader will be disinclined to read the content thinking that bad spelling/grammar is equivalent to bad content. Spelling and grammar are important because they make the writing look professional, pushing the writing to a higher quality.Professional does not mean stuffy or pompous. Good content is clear and accommodates all readers. The writing can be casual or conversational so that readers will enjoy the content. Big words are not equivalent to quality writing. Good content is easy to read and clear.The structure of paragraphs within the writing is important. Readers will likely skim first and by put off by lengthy paragraphs. The paragraphs should be brief, consisting of only a few sentences. There should be few (or no) long blocks of text. Concise, informative writing is necessary for web content.Lists can be very appealing to web readers. A list will point out the important information quickly and easily. Lists are an easy way to attract attention to a piece of writing by advertising the significant information it contains, drawing the reader into the writing.Again, concision is important with sentence length. Brief sentences—containing ten words or less—are the best choice, peppering longer sentences in the middle of paragraphs. Short sentences allow the reader to stay focused and continue reading the content.Utilize the structure of the website. Page layout and screen designs are important and should be taken advantage of. The use of links and other such Internet tools can improve the quality of the site (not to mention the popularity of the site). Remember the advantages the Internet presents and do not forget to use these tools.Finally, the first draft should not be the final draft. All writing grows throughout stages and the best writing is to be found after revisions. The best content has been looked over and revised several times, leaving behind only the highest quality. Content is the base to build a popular, successful website. Content is critical.

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Posted by mark - July 31, 2015 at 5:50 pm

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UIowa College Republican Answers the Conservative Calling

Ben Johnson is looking for a reflection of his ideals in Republican leaders. He wants someone who will mirror his conservative philosophy to be the next president.

Johnson, a double-major in psychology and physics at the University of Iowa, exuberantly leads more than 7000 Iowa college Republicans as the state chairman of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans.

He is energetic, charismatic and deeply committed to conservative politics and listed three cornerstones of his conservative philosophy: “family values,” “strong national defense,” and “capitalism.”
This past weekend he attended the West Coast Leadership Conference organized by the Young America’s Foundation. YAF’s website says young activists “can learn how to organize breakthrough speaking events.” Johnson said he felt honored to be chosen as one of 100 young campus activists visiting the Ronald Reagan Ranch for workshops, speakers and activist training sessions and “to aggressively promote conservatism” on college campuses.

Before entering college Johnson started the “Young Republicans” club at Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids. He said other Cedar Rapids high schools have started Republican clubs since he left for college and last week he made a speech at a barbecue for high school Republicans in Cedar Rapids.

Although his father voted for Jimmy Carter in 1980, Johnson said his family soon after became Reagan Republicans. At age 12 his family moved to Iowa from California, and that’s when he became active in conservative politics.

On the record Johnson told the Iowa Independent that the first time he worked on a presidential campaign work was for Alan Keyes. Privately he explained why he is both excited and apprehensive about a Hillary vs. Rudy match-up for the presidency next year.

The college conservative has not decided on his caucus choice yet.

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Posted by mark - July 30, 2015 at 4:27 pm

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What American party is liberal conservative?

That is, who shares similar views to David Cameron of the Conservative Party in Britain.

Anyone know? They’d be more to the left than the Democrats, I’d assume. What I’m looking for is a party most like Finland’s National Coalition Party.

while i understand your question, in america, "liberal" and "conservative" are mutually exclusive terms. The "party" coming closest to what you ask is the (american) independent party. To be fair, this group consists of folks who don’t wish to associate themselves with either republicans or democrats, and "independents" are a larger group than either the dems or the repubes.

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Posted by mark - July 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm

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Why is Fox News the only conservative news left?

Also its would be nice to have alittle moderation and have less bias. The honesty of fox without the one sidedness of O Reilly= Glenn Beck? independants are good but do we need a libertarian?

Fox and News, it should read Fox and Entertainment. You see, Entertainment brings in much more money than hard News and that is the problem these days.
So no one is interested in conservative nor liberal News Broadcasting. The money is elsewhere and
that is all that counts.

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Posted by mark - July 28, 2015 at 3:35 pm

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Name one American novel that in some fashion reflects or illuminates the ideals of the Republican Party?

Aynd Rand: The Fountainhead

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Posted by mark - July 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

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Immigration reform

Immigration reform

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Posted by mark - July 26, 2015 at 2:08 pm

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