Chromecast vs. Roku vs. AppleTV vs. Everything else

in Google hardware

I decided to venture outside my usual blogging sphere and discuss Google Chromecast. I have a SmartTV in my living room and even so, I have connected to it a DVD player, a ROKU box and a Chromecast. And they all have specific uses not served by the other devices. I guess we still have not met the world where everything converges into a single device.

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Detecting Hacked Sites with Google Webmaster Tools

in Website Management

I'm getting 3-4 inquiries a month because of a businesses site being hacked. This is an issue that will only get worse! If you have a Word Press site, you are particularly vulnerable if for no other reason, Word Press is targeted because of its sheer numbers. By some estimates almost 50% of websites are Word Press. Word Press or not, you need to know if someone has compromised your website.

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Blogging Your Newsletter

in Content Blogging Content Marketing

HEY! NEWSFLASH! Nobody reads your blog! It's not THEIR fault? Who wants to read about plumbing experiences, my latest dental exploits, what's new in the world of landscaping or heaven forbid, what Google did yesterday to screw up your SEO results! So why blog?

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Web Management is BETTER than SEO

in Content

Everybody seems to want a quick fix and traditionally paying for SEO services has yielded really good results. I sell SEO services. Why would someone like me tell you NOT to buy SEO services?

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The Monster That Google Created

in Local SEO Google Organic Search

When the original founders of Google left Yahoo, they left with a big idea that would literally change the world-wide-web. The simplest thing in the world - seemingly - left in its wake a huge path of destruction. If you're wondering why Google is changing their algorithms it's simply a matter of looking at the beast they created. I'm am one of those beasts. : )

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How Google Ads (Adwords) Affect Organic Clicks

in Google Adwords Organic Search

"I never click those..." I hear that all the time. Google would not be the company it is today if that were universally true. But beyond the simple fact that people do in fact click the Ads on a search result page, there is some interesting data associated with how those clicks might be affecting the organic clicks. It only stands to reason. If the ads clicks go up, the organic clicks go down. You might be interested to know exactly in what manner...

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Customizing Templates For Cost Effective Web Design

in Web Design

Website templates were once viewed as a boxy, one size fits all approach to building a website, They were simple to use, and the user didn't have to think about creating a professional looking site. All he had to do was edit the pictures and the text. I want to let you in on a dirty little secret. Web designers use templates! Not always but in many cases, you might think you're buying a custom designed site and really what you're getting is a customized template. Should you feel cheated?

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What Pinball Can Teach You About Business

in Marketing Small Business

Pinball seems lost on the younger set mostly because of the instantaneous access to handheld Nintendo’s and home video games. But to many of us pinball is nostalgic retreat. I saw pinball evolve from those old wooden machines with a few bumpers to some pretty amazing stuff. No joke, I have played pinball at least 10 thousand times. Most of that was with friends in college every day after classes. We had a pinball machine in the dorm. If you play pinball, my favorite was Black Knight, one of the best multi-ball machines to have ever existed.

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Keeping Up With Change or How To Remain Unpredictable

in Local SEO Google SEO

I am Google's biggest competition. Without the slow steady progress and 1st page placement my clients enjoy and have come to rely on, they would be relegated to the average, me-too, I'm nobody placement of those who don't consider SEO important.

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Hacked Websites - Why I Avoid Wordpress For Web Development

in Web Design WordPress Web Development

I don't mind saying it... if you want a site designed in Wordpress, go somewhere else. My clients do NOT find it easy to maintain, add/edit/delete pages, add video, etc. But worse, every wannabe web designer is using WordPress because they have a very low cost entry into that market. BUT, I don't think most website owners understand the risk they take when building a website with a buddy they know that knows computers really well... There's more too it than that!

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