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Is SEO as we know it going away?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in techie | 0 comments

SEO is like a big black hole. Just as you think  you have a handle on the basic’s. Whole new way of searching for content comes into play and everything you just spent the past year on learning is out the window. I came across this article on Audience Bloom, written  by Kathrina Tiangco, published September 20, 2015. This is a classic example of quickly online technologies are moving Search engines are evolving in strange new ways. Mobile searches have overtaken desktop searches (at long last), and competitors like Bing and Yahoo are...

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Give your web images detailed, informative filenames

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in techie | Comments Off on Give your web images detailed, informative filenames

I have been working on a couple of sites and was curious to see the new “best practices” for image titles and “alt” tags. Going through Google recommendations I came across this posting of Peter Linsley from Google, which helped to answer my question. He says “The filename can give Google clues about the subject matter of the image. Try to make your filename a good description of the subject matter of the image. For example, my-new-black-kitten.jpg is a lot more informative than IMG00023.JPG. Descriptive...

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5 Ways to make you a better writer.

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Think-It Articles | 0 comments

I came across this article by Gina Horkey on freelancefreedomfighter.com and thought she had some great tips about writing and where to start to become a better writer. This article resonated with me as I have always farmed out my copywriting to a professional copywriter. I have this fear of writing or rather fear of writing badly, but I realize now that writing is just like drawing it takes practice.  Here is an excerpt from Gina’s article. “As writers, we are crafting words that can turn into anything we want them to. However,...

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Blogging Basics.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Marketing | 0 comments

Blogging Basics.

With all the different social media platforms it is hard to keep up with it all. Which is the right one to use for the right customer. I am constantly asked by my clients how to manage their social media. I came across this article on Weebly written by Gina Schreck of SocialKNX. She does a great job of laying out a very simple stratedy. Take a read and visit SocialKNX for some great information. How to create your social media strategy “Bloggers always want to know how to build a bigger, better social media following. Unfortunately,...

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IS THE GRID A BETTER WEB DESIGNER THAN YOU?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in web news | 0 comments

IS THE GRID A BETTER WEB DESIGNER THAN YOU?

I’ve often heard WYSIWYGs, and more recently website builders, likened to robots replacing human workers on factory production lines; I’ve yet to hear of a robot making it into the design department. Certainly, there is scope for automation in web design: When once you spent an hour setting up basic stylesheets, now you import a framework; when once you spent a day considering design options, now you choose a design pattern; when once you spent a week coding specific functionality, now you download a plugin. We all want to think of our skills...

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Wearable Trends for 2015

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in techie | 0 comments

Wearable Trends for 2015

A few years ago, nobody knew what a wearable was – the category didn’t exist in any meaningful way for customers. Fast-forward to 2015, and wearables are everywhere. Regardless of what you think of them, you’ve probably heard all about smartwatches and Google Glass by now. You may even own a fitness band or two. We’ve seen more smartwatches and fitness bands than we can count. While most of the ones that showed up in 2014 were ugly and square, standouts like the Asus ZenWatch, Moto 360, and LG G Watch R prove that smartwatches are about to...

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How to Improve Your Google Pagerank

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Think-It Articles | 0 comments

Ever been confused about Google pagerank, SEO, Keywords and the best practices for setting your website up to be SEO friendly? I came across this article by Marziah Karch, a Google expert an thought she describes the best practices in a really simple straight forward way. See below to read the article or visit google.about.com. Google’s search engine uses a variety of methods to determine which pages are displayed first in the results. Their exact formula is a secret, but there are always a few things you can do to improve your...

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5 Predictions for Social Media in 2014

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Marketing, web news | 0 comments

5 Predictions for Social Media in 2014

I read this article by Dave Kerpen of inc.com and thought it had some very good information for the small business owner. The game is changing in social media marketing–big time. Are you ready? 1. Pay to play Facebook has changed its news feed algorithm in a way that hurts organic reach. Twitter is a public company that must drive revenues. Google+ has introduced ads. LinkedIn has promoted updates. Getting consumers’ attention in social media is becoming increasingly difficult. In 2014, we will see increased pressures on companies...

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Printer produces personalised 3D chocolate

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in News, techie | 0 comments

Printer produces personalised 3D chocolate

3D printing has hit our little town. Our local community college is working on a grant to purchase commercial 3D printers. Not knowing much about the process I cam across this article by Katia Moskvitch and wanted to share it for all the foodies out there. Super exciting. Article By Katia Moskvitch Technology reporter, BBC News Chocolate lovers may soon be able to print their own 3D creations thanks to work by UK scientists. A 3D printer that uses chocolate has been developed by University of Exeter researchers – and it prints layers of...

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Playing pop music via paper posters with conductive ink

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in techie, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Playing pop music via paper posters with conductive ink

 The Listening Post is a paper poster that plays song clips via printed electronics Paper posters that play music via printed circuits made with conductive ink have been unveiled. The prototype “Listening Post” poster is a guide to bands performing locally. The interactive poster plays a short clip of a band’s music when a thumbnail image is pressed. Tickets can also be booked via the poster. The low cost of printing mean anything that uses paper or card could soon be much more interactive, said the poster’s inventors....

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