What the Jersey Shore Taught Me About Blogging

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I am a firm believer that you can learn something from just about any experience in life if you look hard enough for it. As proof of this concept, I took on the challenge of looking to MTV's human science experiment known as The Jersey Shore for help with my blog. Now, in the name of full disclosure, I have to admit that I have never actually Read More

The Missing Ingredient in Your SEO Campaign

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There are a lot of different ingredients that need to go into a good SEO campaign in order for it to be successful. A splash of link building, a pinch of social media, a heaping tablespoon of valuable content and a "smattering" of other good stuff we talked about in my 10 post series on getting to the first page of Google. There is however one Read More

5 Reasons Your Website Design Sucks (…and they are all your fault)

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In case you haven't already heard, the majority of us trolling the Internet tend to judge a book by it's cover. I know, it's not terribly politically correct, but neither is lying about it. Besides, is there really something that terribly wrong with judging a company based on the visual they put out to the world? Since we all do it anyway, why not Read More

How Not to Get On Broadway

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I was reading a post by blogger Chris Brogan yesterday entitled "Earning Attention" which in short was about earning a place of importance within your industry as opposed to having expectations of someone else take you there. I'm not going to do it justice by attempting to recreate his post in a sentence or two so how about we just make it Read More

Is Perfection Attainable?

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Growing up we've all heard the expression "practice makes perfect" every time we inevitably screwed something up. It didn't matter if it was baseball, music, math or reading...whatever subject, sport or activity you happened to suck at during that stage of your life, it was our parents obligation as life-givers to pat us on the head and Read More

Think Outside the Box and Inside the Can

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The Internet is mostly about solving problems. Solving problems and playing Farmville. If you have a problem, all you need to do is search Google and within a nano-second you are introduced to over a bazillion (that's a real number by the way) different solutions to choose from. Unfortunately, you now have a new problem...all of the solutions look Read More

9 Steps to Google Greatness: Step 9 – Google Analytics

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WE MADE IT! This is the last post in my 10 post series called 9 Steps to Google Greatness! If you followed along each day and did your homework you should know that you are lightyears ahead of 90% of all websites on the Internet. With great work comes great reward...this final lesson is to prove that. You have no way of really knowing if what Read More

9 Steps to Google Greatness: Step 8 – Google Webmaster Tools

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The cool thing about Google is that they actually want to help you increase your websites ranking...assuming that you are willing to do it right. It's when people try tricking the system that they get a little pissy. Google Webmaster Tools is a perfect example of this. If you don't know what it is, Google Webmaster Tools is a free service Read More

9 Steps to Google Greatness: Step 7 – Sitemaps, Robot Files and 301’s

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I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you aren't really going to have too much homework to go along with todays step. The bad news is that you may very well be too confused to even realize that you aren't really going to have too much homework to go along with today's step. All kidding aside, although the stuff we are going to Read More

9 Steps to Google Greatness: Step 6 – Social Media

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What started out as a way to spy on your ex-girlfriend from high school or see what your friends are having for dinner has now become a big piece of the search engine optimization puzzle. Chances are at this stage you are already involved in one or more social networking sites, so it's not so much a matter of what you are doing as it is whether you Read More