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How Google searches work

Google’s search algorithm is amazingly complex, but they do a nice job of providing materials to show a bit about how it all works.  The…

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Four basics to understand about SEO

We all want our sites to rank better in Google.  No matter how we’ll you’re ranking now, a little bit more would be a good…

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Google+ launches new “communities” feature

The “circles” model has always been a bit confusing on Google+.  While it works great for posting content to a specific “circle” of your friends,…

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What is a “mobile responsive” site?

For the past few years, it’s been common for websites to have a “normal” version of their site and a separate “mobile” version.  This works…

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Protecting your digital assets

Over the years, we’ve all begun to accrue a rapidly growing collection of digital assets.  These range from photos of your kids, to business websites,…

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Google Place Pages move to Google+

While we’ve been promoting the value in Google+ for a while now, if you’re a small business owner Google+ just became an essential tool for…

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Don’t fear the Penguin; keep Google on your good side

While Google updates their results many times each day, from time to time they unveil a major algorithm change.  The most recent change, code-named “Penguin”,…

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Working toward A Brighter Web

Over the years I’ve posted quite a few video tutorials on here and on other sites.  The problem is that they were scattered all over…

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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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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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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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Why We Never Put Our Brand on The Websites We Build

You see it all the time. Browse a company’s website, and you’ll see “Designed by Random Marketing Company” or something similar. This links back to…

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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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Unemployed? Some tips for job hunting online.

I have a number of friends who are unemployed, and I’m often sharing various suggestions with them.  I thought it’d be useful to them (and…

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