The Facebook Face Off In Open Markets Puts Solid Challenge to Google

Facebook “Places” Bet On New Breed of Social Media Marketing ABC Clothing has signed a deal with Facebook, and Facebook has a googol of users who have opted-in to the Places app, which tracks where users are and where they are visiting. As users who have opted-in visit ABC Clothing, the store’s advertising module shows up on friends’ pages with a little note: “Your friend, George Smith, was just here. Visit ABC Clothing on Main…

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How Long Does SEO Really Take?

You Can Pay A Premium, But Lacking a Budget, Good SEO Requires Work, Patience, and Time The Internet has generated plenty of new industries. By linking computers together, increasing the processing power of the PC, by developing better software and compression algorithms, by simply being creative, the Internet has change the world we live in. Examine your life in 1990, and compare that life to today. In 20 years, the entire planet has changed. But…

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Serve Self or Document Root

One of Those Noob PHP Issues That Is Easier to Resolve Than You Think It’s well after midnight, and it’s time to go to bed. We’ve put a new site online today, making for a total of three websites deployed in the past week. So, this wonderful little PHP issue comes up rather frequently because it’s a common bug we create, that we then have to fix. We are not infallible. The issue at hand…

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A Required Moment to Rip A Registrar To Shreds

There So Little Time, But GoDaddy Just Pissed Me Off I have little time for shenanigans, bullshit and what-nots, obfuscation, dilatory games, and fuckwads. I have even less time to to write about them. But this time the exchange with GoDaddy over Incident ID 9463164 just finally pissed me off to the point it must be shared. Let’s start with the reCaptcha API. I have used it across multiple websites for over a year, and…

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CSS Cheat Sheet

With The Approach of New CSS Standards, Some Help For the Transition We’re heading to CSS 3.0, which is already here but not widely supported by every browser. Standards-based browsers, like Firefox and Safari, support most of the new CSS tags, of course. Among them, the ability to finally apply drop-shadows or rounded corners to your divisions (think the ) . Of course, if you’re still using tables for layout (as we do on many…

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Can A DDOS Cause A 950 Penalty?

How Does An Online Attack Impact Your Search Ranking? Our friend and business partner, Howard Neu, had referred the owner of a category-killer domain name to us about three weeks ago. For this illustration, we will change our client’s name to Joe Smith, and we will change the real domain name to example.com. Joe and Rodan have been discussing all the usual stuff: domains, hosting, rankings, Google, code, shopping carts, and civil litigation. What’s that?…

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Designs That Produce Clicks

Online Sales Are More Likely With Simplicity As The Design Scheme As the Internet has evolved, the use of websites for commerce has become so common, we hardly muse about its implications any longer. The idea of a website without some form of payment gateway, particularly for websites selling products and services, seems almost laughable. This was not necessarily the case even five years ago. Today, people have become so web savvy, as they say,…

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Much Like a Good Government, Good SEO Is Quite Inefficient

The Requirement for Plenty of Content Forces One Page to Multiply Genuine search optimization is a very inefficient process, because it means spreading quality content across multiple pages, rather than concentrating data on a single page that can extract information from a database. That is not to say a single page can’t still be created, but the more pages a search engine can index, with relevant content, the better. The other facet of SEO that…

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Facebook Versus Google

Our prediction about Facebook overtaking Google this year, in terms of overall visitor traffic, may have been off just a bit. We predicted it would happen during Summer or sometime in early Autumn. The Race is On With a Statistical Dead Heat! Experian Hitwise┬áis reporting, however, Google’s overall market share in the United States was actually just below Facebook’s overall market share for the week ending March 13. This is not a surprise for us,…

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Chasing Facebook

J P Morgan Chase Polling Consumers About Facebook Apps In a move that signals the possibility of an alliance, Chase.com is asking consumers to participate in a survey about how they use Facebook and how the banking behemoth may fit into that mix. Questions range from the mundane, about whether a person has a personal or business Facebook account, to the ethereal, such as whether a person would feel secure storing credit card information to…

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