Fort Lauderdale SEO

The Barton Organization is a small Internet Marketing Agency located in Broward County, Florida. We know the area, and we also work with clients in Boston, Chicago, New York, and Seattle (and all over the United States).

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We do the research, and write the content for you. You just give us the thumbs up.

On-page Optimization

We’re coders at heart. We can really dig in and get Google to love you. Some would say we turn programming into an art form.

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Located in South Florida, The Barton is one of the Best SEO Companies in Florida. No matter where you are in the United States, The Barton is there for you.

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From the SEO blog

What Does RankBrain Mean for Content Marketing?


The purpose of a Google search is to find information about a specific topic. When you type “Chicago parking garages” into the search engine, you want to get a list of Chicago parking garages. Google uses algorithms to search through the trillions of web pages to find matches to your search. You want a list of relevant links, and Google wants to provide relevant links. One algorithm used by Google to make sure links are relevant is RankBrain. In order to make sure RankBrain ranks your website for relevant searches, it is important to provide meaningful

What is RankBrain? Fort Lauderdale SEO.

Improve Your Local Ranking on Google


Google creates business pages for known local businesses in Google My Business. If your business isn’t showing up in local searches, then you may need to update your information on Google My Business. Recently, Google came out with information about how they rank businesses for local searches, and ways to improve your chances that your business will rank in that search. They identifies 5 Key Tasks that every business should complete to improve their rankings. Keep reading to learn more about what your company can do to rank higher on local business searches.

5 Key Tasks

1) Enter complete data about

Google My Business - How to Rank Better | Fort Lauderdale SEO Company

WordPress: How to deploy a theme file from your plugin


WordPress is great. We love it. It keeps evolving way faster than Drupal ever did. Well, in the beginning Drupal was great. But for some reason, Drupal died. Anyway. As a South Florida WordPress Development Agency, we get to dig into WordPress pretty deeply. One thing that might not be too obvious to most people, is how do we create a plugin and use a theme file that can be overwritten as needed?

Here’s how:

add_filter(‘single_template’, ‘my_plugin_single_template’); function my_plugin_single_template($single) { global $wp_query, $post; $filename = ‘single-‘.$post->post_type.’.php’; if(!locate_template($filename)) { $filepath = MY_PlUGIN_PATH . ‘/templates/’ . $filename; if(file_exists($filepath)) { $single = $filepath;

Deploy template file from Wordpress | Wordpress Experts in Fort Lauderdale

Prevent Hotlinking with Nginx


What is Hotlinking?

Hotlinking is the process of displaying an image on a website by linking to that same image on a different website. Instead of loading the picture onto their own site, they link to a picture on a different site. When the picture is loading onto the site, it is actually being loaded by the site of origin. If this occurs, it uses the bandwidth of the website that is loading the picture and can cost the website owner’s money since website hosting companies can charge for the amount of data used by the site. This can be

How to prevent hotlinking with Nginx | Florida SEO

How To Grow Your Twitter Following


Social media is a great tool for marketing. A presence there can help bring in your targeted audience. While many companies have figured out how to use Facebook, Twitter can be a little more confusing. They may wonder how to use 140 characters to get their message out. The key is to have a large following. Tweeting a message or two a day to a small following won’t get you the response you want. It is important to grow your followers in order to reach a larger audience. A great way to get a larger following is to follow others.

How to get more Twitter followers? Twitter SEO

What is the Marvel App?


The Marvel app is an app that allows you to design and create prototypes of your own apps. It is a great way to use your imagination and create your own apps. Best of all, you can start using it for free.

Design Your App

Marvel makes it easy to design your very own app. You can use the Marvel design tool, import images from other tools, or import images that you’ve drawn on paper.

  • Use Canvas. Canvas is the name of the Marvel design tool. You can use it to create designs for your app.
  • Use Photoshop or
What is Marvel App | Florida SEO Specialist

Improve Your Website’s Security


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Websites are easier than ever to create. With all the great tools and services available on the web, companies can create simple websites without extensive knowledge in computer programming. Website security is important to protect every website, but if you created your own website, you might not know what to do. Here are a few tips for how to keep your website secure.

Update Your Website Frequently

Keeping your CMS (content management system) up to date is one of the simplest ways to keep your website secure. Outdated software is a security risk,

Florida Web Hosting & Security | Florida SEO

How to manage remote MySQL servers with phpMyAdmin. A nifty way to do things in phpMyAdmin.


We love phpMyAdmin here at TBO (The Barton Organization). We’ve written a few great articles about phpMyAdmin. Our most popular being phpMyAdmin SSL; take a look at that one, but only after you read this article.

Managing servers can be a pain. That’s why people hire Development companies like us. A tip we’re willing to share, or a way of doing something, is using phpMyAdmin to manage multiple database servers. phpMyAdmin has a config.inc.php file. That file has the ability for servers to be added to it. So let’s add a server to it:

$port = 3307; /**

Securely Manage Remote Database Servers w/ phpMyAdmin

SEO Essential Before Launch of New Site


SEO is something you wait to do until after you launch a new site, right? Wrong. There are quite a few things that can be done before launching a new site that will help you succeed in the rankings. Doing SEO even before the new site is ready to go will make sure the site is able to leap in the ratings as soon as it goes live. Having a website is important, but it does little good unless people surfing the web can find your site. Make sure to do these essential SEO steps before you launch your site,

SEO Essential Before Launch | Florida SEO

Get Rid of Spam in Google Analytics


Nobody likes spam—mostly it is just annoying, but sometimes it can be harmful. Referrer spam in Google Analytics is annoying because it confuses the data, making it less useful and more difficult to understand. When you want to know how much traffic your site is getting, referrer spam can be a real problem.

What is Referrer Spam?

Referrer spam is fake referral traffic recorded in your Google Analytics. This fake traffic is created by spam bots, not actual visitors to your site.

What is a Spambot?

Crawler programs designed to perform repetitive tasks with accuracy are called bots. Bots whose

Fix Google Analytics Spam by Florida SEO