Finding the Right SEO Keywords

Finding the right keywords for your business website SEO can be challenging. You may think that you have the best strategy and keywords and then several months later still be wondering when the traffic is going to hit.

When trying to determine what keywords to target always begin by brainstorming...

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Coke and Chevy Hope to Capture Second Screens on Superbowl Sunday

Integrating online media with television is nothing new. I remember playing along with Who Wants to be a Millionaire online as I watched Regis quiz the contestants back in the day. However, the new interactive media campaigns from big brands like Coca-Cola and Chevy are taking the idea of capturing the second screen audience to a new level. 

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YouTube Releases Online Video Stats

Google announced this week that uploads to YouTube now total one hour of video every one second! That means that in the two minutes that it takes you to read this blog post, 120 hours (two days) worth of videos have been uploaded. Wow!  Let's take a closer look at the stats and try to wrap our minds around this mind boggling news.

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Be Seen - In Video

Video is one of the most popular online media formats out there today. More and more users prefer the idea of watching a short video in place of reading text when visiting websitesblogs, or completing online tutorials. You cannot overlook the importance of video when implementing a good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy. 

Once you have the video on your site, you want it to be seen by your audience. How can you help ensure that users find your videos? A Google video sitemap is the answer you are looking to find.

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Google Like A Rockstar - Part 2

Can't get enough of those simple search tricks up your sleeve? Below I have outlined eight more search tricks to help you search like a rockstar.

In case you missed the first edition of this blog, you get get up to speed by viewing it here: Google Like A Rockstar - Part 1. You will really be amazed at how much you can unleash the power of the search. 

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Accessible Web Design for the Colorblind

Color is a very important and powerful tool for web designers. It can help you show mood, emotion, or highlight a call-to-action. The list goes on and on. But, did you ever stop to think what it may be like to those out there who are colorblind?  

Ensuring that your website design is accessible to those users out there who are color blind is a simple task that many web designers may overlook. According to most research over 7% of men in the United States (that is roughly 10 million men) are colorblind. That is a big share of the market!

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Google Voice Search for PC

Google has introduced the new Google Voice Search. Have you given it a try yet? All you have to do is download Google Chrome (if you haven't already) and then when you go to Google.com you will see a microphone icon to the right of your search. Click the microphone and speak into your PC's microphone whatever topic you want to search for and Google will display the results for you.

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 Google Like a Rockstar

While working on a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) project for a client the other day, it occurred to me that not all users are aware of some of the little search tricks that can help refine your online searches. I thought I would share some of these tricks with you today, and have you searching like a pro and impressing your friends and family in no time!

I have compiled a list of advanced search operators for refining your Google searches. These are my top three. I use them all daily when searching online or working on an SEO project.

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Setting Up A Globally Recognized Avatar (Gravatar) for your Brand

You may be asking, "What is a Globally Recognized Avatar" and "Why do I need one?" Those are the two questions I am hoping to answer for you today.

First things first, a globally recognized avatar is an avatar (picture of you or your business logo) which is displayed on blogs and similar sites to display user-provided pictures from a central database.

Gravatar is a free service that pairs your e-mail address(es) with an image that you upload on the Gravatar website. When you comment on a Gravatar enabled blog or website, this image will automatically be included with your comment.

Our customers have often asked why they may need or want a global avatar for their business. The answer is always the same, to help solidify your brand identityonline.

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Social Media Revolution 2011

Erik Qualman, founder of Socialnomics.com, has put together a new video in his Social Media video series entitled, "Social Media Revolution". This video is based on his #1 International Best Selling Book, Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business (available at Amazon reference ISBN: 0470477237).

Did you know the following?

  1. If Facebook were a country it'd be the world's 3rd largest.
  2. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Sweeden, Israel, Greece, Chile, North Korea, and Australia.
  3. A new member joins LinkedIn every second.
  4. YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world.
  5. The launch of the new 2011 Ford Explorer on Facebook generated more traffic than any Super Bowl Advertisement.

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Inbound Marketing Video - SEO Rapper

Chickity check out the fresh, new video for the latest single that just dropped, featuring Chuck the SEO Rapper, spittin' everything you need to know about Inbound Marketing! Read more to get your SEO your crunk on.

Beware! This track will get stuck in your head, especially if you're an SEO junkie!

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What The Font? Font Recognition Tool for Web Designers

Have you ever wanted to know what font is being used in a graphic or logo? Well, no more hunting and pecking through font libraries to find your match. You can use the WhatTheFont font recognition tool for free at http://new.myfonts.com.

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Setting Up POP Email on the Apple iPhone

Need to know how to setup POP email on your Apple iPhone? View this article for a step-by-step guide.

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Setup POP Email in Microsoft Outlook

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook® to work with your POP email account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft Outlook 2003, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook. You can set up previous versions of Microsoft Outlook by using the settings in this tutorial.

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Google Analytics SMS and Email Alerts

 As of November 4, 2010, Google Analytics added some major new features to intelligence. 

One of the features is the added ability to setup alerts to be sent to you via SMS and Email.

Now you may ask yourself why do I need an alert? Or, why would it be important to receive the alert immediately via SMS? What to know what type of analytics alerts would be useful to you? 

Take a look at these ideas from Google Analytics Help to get some ideas.

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