SEO Tip: An introduction to Search Engine Optimization, Placement, and Marketing; SEO

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Many of you may already know, I’m involved with SEM (including SEO & SEP) with my employer. First off, let me give you some background and define terms: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) What is SEO? This term is almost universally used incorrectly. Most SEO Strategists or “purists” call this “on-page” SEO; in other words, SEO…

Google gets hopped up on Caffeine

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As we’ve discussed before, Google (and other search engines) are continually tweaking their search algorithms in an attempt to make search results more relvant to what the user is actually searching for. How they do this is closely guarded and always moving, but we suspect there is some component of Sangria and Voodoo involved. Most…

Four Design techniques to quickly add a callout to your web pages

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There are times when you may want to call attention to something on your website. It could be a special event, an new product or service, an upcoming redesign, or any other number of things. If we haven’t previously answered this question from a design perspective (such as including a special “breaking news” element in…

CSS Media Selectors: Screen versus Print

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As we move ever onward with our online web presence there are certain conventions that we’ve already agreed upon and have implemented (opening external links via target="_blank", using icon sprites indicative of what type of link the hyperlink refers to (email, pdf, external link, tag, etc.)). As we march ever onward there are new technologies,…

ASP.NET Tip: Debug mode

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Background ASP.NET applications let you specify if they should be run with extra debugging “stuff” turned on or off via the web.config file. Production applications should run with debug mode turned off to reduce overhead, while development and test environments should run the application in debug mode. In addition to the built-in debugging stuff that…

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

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Barry Mower of Lifetime Products recommended Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover to his employees. He said that the “system” in the book wasn’t easy but that a lot of people recommended it to him. I started to imagine the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series that advocates finding ways to get your money to work…