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  • Bug eyed sales person eyeing networking attendees like they are piles of money

    Grow Your Business with Networking

    I don't know about you, but I hate business networking.  I love meeting people and getting to know them, but when it comes to networking, I have never liked it.  It took a long time for me to figure out why.  You see, I had this vision of wild eyed sales people practically running through an event doing the sales equivalent of speed dating! It wasn't until I started doing networking that I realized my perceptions were wrong, at least for me.  My goal with networking was not to see how many cards I could collect or how many cards I could pass out.  My goal was to make honest connections with other business owners.  This doesn't mean that I didn't meet a lot of people, but it meant that I wasn't worried if I only gave and received 3 or 4 cards. 

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 15 May 2013
  • Google Penguin 2.0

    Google's impending Penguin 2.0 update

    It has been just over a year since Google released the Penguin updated to their search algorithm.  Penguin's primary focus was on a combination of identifying and dealing with black hat SEO practices as well as dealing with sites that have been hacked or have malware associated with them. As Google prepares to roll out Penguin 2.0, SEO professionals are looking to Matt Cutts to help them manage the changes that will be coming.

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 14 May 2013
  • The ubiquitous Google!

    Alternatives to Google Services

    If you are concerned about your personal privacy in the internet age, one of the most important items on any website is their privacy policy.  Recently Google has come under scrutiny for its privacy policy and the modifications Google has made to what they do and how they share the data they collect on you.  So the $64,000 question is: Does Google's privacy policy make you concerned? 

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 12 May 2013
  • Responsive Web Design in Today's World

    The challenges of developing a website in today's changing world of browsing devices can be difficult.  The rise in mobile computing and browsing means that your website, at the very least, should be usable on most, if not all interfaces.  But, how should you accomplish this goal?

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 08 May 2013
  • [Info Graphic] - The importance of Mobile in Business Today

    Mobile computing and content consumption continues to grow.  Are you riding the wave as your visitors and potential customers move away from browsing on a computer and towards browsing on their mobile device? 

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 02 May 2013
  • Coca Cola's branding is cohesive across all of their web properties

    Foundations of a Good Website Redesign

    Redesigning a website can be a scary proposition.  But after a certain amount of time, even the best design looks dated.  

    There are several things to keep in mind anytime you undergo a redesign.  Some of them are easy and simple, some are more challenging.  

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 29 April 2013
  • Canonical URLs in Joomla 3.x

    Did you know that in Joomla 3, the SEF system plugin automatically sets the Canonical URL for any page you create?  Did you know that the SEF system plugin has a bug in it that displays incorrect information for the Canonical URL that will prevent any sub-pages to a "blog roll" display from having the correct Canonical URL? 

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 05 May 2013
  • Google Analytics Bounce rate

    Bounce rate reporting in Google Analytics

    I don't know about you, but I often look at my analytics reports to see how my site is working.  In fact, I look at the analytics, pretty much every day.  I have watched my bounce rate go back and forth, especially when the site was brand new.  There were days that would show a bounce rate of 0% and days when the bounce rate was 100%.  And I had to scratch my head.  

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 30 April 2013
  • Starting a business

    Starting Your Business

    Starting a new business is a scary proposition.  There is, certainly, a time commitment and often times, with the need for a website, Search Engine Optimization and other marketing services, it can be a costly investment, too!

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 28 April 2013