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What we’ve got here – is failure to communicate

Top 15 favorite movie: Cool Hand Luke Top 10 favorite line uttered ever: “What we’ve got here – is failure to communicate!” Strother Martin This is not only a great line – but it also describes perfectly the state of inactivity of this woefully neglected blog. It is languishing and I have no excuses other than a ...

Google’s Mobile Algorithm – Are you mobilized?

Google's Mobile Algorithm - Are you mobilized?
If you’ve been paying attention – and I know you have – these mobile devices they have now are pretty popular… 😉 Pretty popular as in, “what’s a desktop computer?” popular. As in, “Star Trek is so old school, the phone in my pocket is more advanced than Seven of Nine’s PADD from the 24th century” popular. As an early ...

WordPress Posting How-To 1

WordPress Posting How-To
When you’ve done it once – and you do it often enough – posting to WordPress is easy… But what if you’ve never done it before? What if you’ve got a brand new blog and you’re not so hot on a computer? What if your web designer didn’t offer you any instructions about how to ...

SEO, Link Building & Penguins

SEO, Link Building & Penguins
Penguins – let’s face it – are really cute. They’re cute when Morgan Freeman narrates their journey across the ice. They’re adorable when they represent the awesomeness of an operating system that is not Windows. They are cute, no matter what. They’re even cute if they’re the (relatively) new search algorithm roll-out from Google that just might ...

SEO in a Nutshell

This document is meant to be used as a guideline.  It is by no means a complete listing of everything that can be done to insure a site is the most visible, has the best page ranking on Google, etc; however, everything in this document will contribute to that end. Make sure your site is ...

SEO: Hows, Whats & No Nos

SEO: Hows, Whats & No Nos
How It Works When people “google,” that is, when they type in something to search for, the search engines take the keywords and phrases entered and match them to the most relevant sites for those keywords.  They do it by crawling the web and searching several things in a page including the underlying code of ...

Stickwithitness!

It’s hard keeping a blog.  Isn’t it? It really requires your time and your dedication.  It requires follow-through and a level of stickwithitness that verges on the obsessive/compulsive.  In fact, being obsessive is probably a valuable characteristic in being a blogger. Of course, there is a difference between those whose sole purpose it is to ...

Social Networking: Privacy is such a buzz kill

Social Networking:  Privacy is such a buzz kill
I was asked to join Facebook once – for business reasons.   After avoiding it for so long, I hated to mar my spotless record of declination in the Social Networking universe, but it was for business, so I plunged.  Within the first week, I was contacted by an old friend (good) – who was connected ...