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Google’s not-too-secret social network finally launches: Google+

It’s been rumored for more than a year, and now it’s here — sort of.  You probably can’t get into it yet, but it’s out…

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How to make it all come together

Over the years, I’ve discussed a lot of ideas to help your business flourish online and today I’m going to show you what it looks…

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You can’t fake it on social media

While talking over a potential site redesign with a client, the subject turned to blogging.  We both agreed that they should have a blog for…

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Don’t run your fan club like Tim McGraw

My wife and I are fans of Tim McGraw; we’ve seen him in concert a few times, and we’ll likely see him again in the…

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How to add a Google +1 (Plus One) button to your site

A few months ago, Google introduced the +1 button to the world.  It’s essentially a simple way for you to approve of a page, and…

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Car dealers don’t listen on Twitter either

Late last year I performed a few simply Twitter tests for churches.  I found 36 churches that had their Twitter account listed on their home…

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My favorite WordPress plug-ins

Three years ago I wrote up a list of my favorite plug-ins, and decided that it was well past time to give the list a…

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Your customer service starts with the person that answers the phone

While I’m certainly not a big fan of the phone, I still use it quite often.  As you’ve probably noticed, while businesses love their fancy…

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Three videos that you must watch

Below are three of my favorite videos of all time.  They’re all quite long (averaging just under an hour each), but I re-watch all of…

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Cool new social features with the Amazon Kindle

James Brooks over at ChurchDrop just posted some neat information about the new public sharing features available on the Kindle website. For a while note,…

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Google introduces the “+1” button

Google just introduced a bold new feature today that could (maybe) become quite a huge thing: +1’s. At first glance it doesn’t seem like much:…

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The first Tweet was five years ago today

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey posted the world’s first tweet with the very exciting news that is quite similar to most people’s first tweet…

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Turn on HTTPS to make your Facebook and Twitter more secure

Facebook A few weeks ago, Facebook added the ability to always use a secure connection when accessing their site.  This doesn’t improve your security at…

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Don’t be everything – just be awesome

As I’ve been building my business for the past few years, various personal weaknesses have shown up.  Some of them, like my lack of organization,…

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Why are churches so far behind?

I was recently asked a question, based on this chart: If [that chart] is true, then why are churches so far behind in web site…

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