From Russia, With Love

Facebook and V Kontakte Talk about a great domain name! VK.com. It’s the shortened variation of http://vkontakte.ru/, and what a remarkable site it is! It is the Russian variation of Facebook, and while I have been a member for a while, I have only one friend on my list. I do not speak Russian, and unfortunately there is no English translation for the website. I’ve muddled my way through the pages, copying text and pasting…

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Developer? Joomla-er? Word Presser?

Clone Wars Strike Back Online As DIY Snags The Internet The Attack of the Clones has gone online. This is a Star Wars reference, of course, but it really has nothing to do with George Lucas’ magnificent entertainment “empire”. Strike that. It does, in a way. Remember, in Attack of the Clones, how a clone army was being built in secret, only to be propitiously available for use by the Jedi when the separatist worlds…

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WordPress, Joomla, and Front Page, OH MY!

We Share Our Own Unique Approach to Development A recent bout with a case of bad business caused me to think long and hard about the kind of development platform we use. We don’t use a platform. We build everything from the ground up. It does explain why our sites tend to not look like everything else that’s pressed out on the web. The remarkable thing about this skill is how today’s newer, alleged developer…

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Will Facebook Overtake Google?

Users Flock to Social Media That Now Includes Search Results, But Google Traffic Keeps Climbing Google’s long-term hold on the number-one slot in the Alexa rankings and for overall web traffic could be threatened by Facebook’s continued market penetration, but the reality is Google is likely to maintain its number one ranking for at least a little while, in terms of overall web traffic and reach. Facebook certainly has enjoyed a dramtic rise in traffic…

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SEO Is NOT a Freakin’ Plug-in

Overcoming The Myths of a Fairly Straight-forward Process of Optimization Search Engine Optimization has become a very misunderstood element of development these days, and the fact so many neophytes in the world of development treat it as an appliance is very frustrating. The simple fact is this: SEO is a process of making certain very specific, relevant, and well-researched keywords are placed on those website pages you want to be indexed (in other words, you…

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN AN ERA OF CHANGE

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE FILE Rodan Media is now Rodan Media Group Corporation, and we are forging ahead with a number of projects within and outside of the domain industry. All are directly related to website and domain development, which are not entirely the same animal, though they spring from the same breed. On the website development projects, we are current working with a number of attorneys in the Fort Lauderdale area to get their…

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Lacking Finesse, Use Brute Force And Insults!

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE FILE When I was 23 years old, I was given a pretty potent journalism award. I thought I was a dynamic genius. By the time I was 25 I was a news director. I was unstoppable. By the time I was 30, my unflappable ardor had cost me everything. I was literally penniless and homeless. Arrogance is not a virtue. Instead of using my alleged genius and showing respect for colleagues,…

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Technological Shifts and The Factors of Production

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE FILE A debate has begun between a fellow, who has a potent economics background, and I.  We are discussing the allocation of resources – such as capital, land and labor.  It is well settled in basic economics that a fundamental shift in the allocation of resources leads to an introduction of new financial instruments to accommodate the change.  The reason is the need to generate the money to facilitate development of…

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They Have Come, and the Flamenco of Worlds is Begun

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE FILE Content development is time-consuming and resource-intensive work, but only if it is done properly. It is easy to throw a few lines of code onto a page, add a picture or two, generate a clever graphic, and place some keywords to help the spiders and bots find your site, after several months. But real content development, content development that is relevant to the user, which content also holds a long-term…

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Tom Gardner Was Right About Online Video, But .TV Is Not the Way

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE FILE Online video and streaming is huge. YouTube.com was the ideal purchase for Google at the time the acquisition was made, and the timing was right. The price tag was staggering, but the number of users and contributors is most enviable for any domainer looking for better traffic numbers. In 2006, during the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East show in Hollywood, Florida, Tom Gardner of the Motley Fool stated he believed that online video…

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