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Dallas Course: Online System for Small Business Success

Are you a new small business owner who needs to build an online presence, or an experienced one who wants to learn more about building your website and improving your online marketing? If you're in the Dallas area, then I have a learning opportunity for you!

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Drupal 8 Extravaganza at the March North Texas Drupal Users Group Meetup

Drupal 8 is likely going to launch sometime in 2015. So we all need to get ready - Drupal 8 is a whole new ball game. Some come learn and share at the March North Texas Drupal Users Group meetup.

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AngularJS and Structural SEO in Drupal - Feb North Texas Drupal Meetup Notes

The February meetup of the North Texas Drupal meetup featured Hot Drupal News, AngularJS in Drupal, and Structural SEO in Drupal. Read more for notes and links.

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Firehose Program for Fixed-Price (nearly) Unlimited Drupal Development

There’s no reason to hire an expensive full-time Drupal developer- sign up for Firehose instead and get (nearly) unlimited Drupal development for a fixed monthly cost.

North Texas Drupal February Meetup

Come join your fellow Dallas-area Drupal developers, site owners and managers at the first meetup of the North Texas Drupal Users Group for 2015 - learn about AngularJS and Structural SEO for your Drupal site. And fish apparently..

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Advanced FlexSlider Construction in Drupal 7

Flex Slider is a popular Drupal module used to create responsive sliders with the FlexSlider 2 jQuery plugin. It's powerful and flexible with hooks available for customization. It's not always clear, though, how to construct sliders in more complex situations.

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Advanced Page Title Tags Using Drupal Views

In Part 1 of Page Title Tags in Drupal we looked at setting your front page and individual page title tags. But we learned we still had duplicates! Time to use another submodule and some configuration to fix pages generated by Views.

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Page Title Tags in Drupal - Make Them Descriptive and Unique

Your page title tag might just be the most important factor in on-page SEO. Yet most Drupal sites pay it little attention- leaving it to defaults and resulting in a site full of un-compelling and un-unique page titles. I'm not sure either of those are actual words.

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Drupal 101 Evening Course in Dallas in January

Learn Drupal 101 in a 6 week, 18 hour Collin College course in Plano from Jan 20th - Feb 24th, 2015. Drupal basics, hosting, maintenance, modules, themes, SEO and build several complete Drupal sites!

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Dealing With Email On Drupal Development Sites

Do you dread working on email issues for existing Drupal sites with notifications systems, fearing you would spam live site users? Well fear no more, the Reroute Email module will save you!

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Get Insights from Google about your Drupal Website using Webmaster Tools

Learn how to use Google's Webmaster Tools to monitor, understand and maintain your Drupal site's presence in Google results. Crawl and security issues, search queries, backlinks, loading speed, and more are available with just a little setup work.

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Setting up Goals in Google Analytics for your Drupal site

You can't tell how well your page design and marketing efforts are working if you aren't measuring goals and conversions. Fortunately for Drupal sites, with a little help from Google it's easy to do.