Web Design in Dallas: Watch Out for the Penguin

Web design trends this year go beyond being responsive into keeping online readers glued to your website. All your web design efforts, however, will be a waste if your site failed a look-see from Google Penguin.

Penguin is Google’s spam eradicator algorithm designed to ensure users of the best search results and spam-free content. Even if your web design includes infographics and maps for online readers, Penguin may demote or remove it from results pages if it detects bogus content on the site. Continue reading


More Than Just Connecting: Facebook Marketing

Facebook started out as a way to connect people, from old friends, to teachers, to relatives in another country. It was a great way to stay in touch with everyone you know and stay abreast of what they’ve been up to. Over time, though, it has evolved into an essential online marketing tool for many businesses. Its millions and millions of users make it a way for companies to make themselves and their products known.

One of the things to remember when using Facebook for SEO is that besides wall posts, links, media such as photos and videos, and notes are equally important. External content such as blog posts should be keyword optimized, especially in the title. Remember that these can appear on search results as well. Continue reading

Hydraulic vs. Electric Trailer Brakes

Trailer brakes are essential in the safety of your travel no matter what it is you’re towing. There are two types of trailer brakes that are available: these are the hydraulic and electric trailer brakes. Although their functions are basically the same, these two types of brakes are very different. Here is a list that illustrates the differences of the two:

  1. Hydraulic or surge brakes work the same way as a car’s brakes. The hydraulic brake requires hydraulic fluid, master cylinders and brake lines. On the other hand, the electric brake controller only requires electricity from the vehicle’s system to work the brake.

  2. The electrical brakes work by taking 12 volts DC from the vehicle that is sent through a wiring system that signals the brakes to activate. In contrast, the surge brakes go live when the vehicle stops, pushing brake fluid to the wheel cylinders which then causes the brake shoes to come into contact with the drums.

  3. When it comes to maintenance, electric brakes are much easier to manage compared to the hydraulic trailer brakes because there are less parts to replace or repair.

Despite these differences, both types of trailer brakes are very effective especially when used and maintained properly. Whichever type one uses will now depend on the state’s laws regarding trailer brakes as well as his or her preferences.

Detecting a Broken Trailer Bearing

Bearings play a very important role in facilitating the smooth rotation of cargo and boat trailer wheels on the road. They bear the force exerted on the wheel, keeping the latter from slowing down due to load weight or from the pressure applied once the vehicle rounds a tight curve. Due to friction, sharp impacts, or seawater corrosion, pits and dents may appear on the bearing balls and result in premature wear. Continue reading