Mad Black Hatters Of SEO

Internet Wonderland Can Become A Nightmare If Google “Cutts” Off Your Head Perhaps no tragedy is as great as watching people and companies perform some real black-hat tricks to get their clients’ websites to rank well for specific search terms. Despite the press given to companies and websites that get penalized for using bad-faith tricks to enhance their rankings, web clients and business owners are still captivated by the quick-fix, hoping to dodge the Google…

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Being Profound Is A Full-Time Job

The most difficult thing about writing a myriad of blogs and posts and short stories and novels is continually being relevent or in some way unique or profound. Unfortunately, it is not an easy thing to achieve. In fact, it is quite impossible. With the advent of the Internet and its subsequent embrace, the profundity level of the entire planet has increased exponentially, thereby alleviating some of the stress of being a professional, no matter…

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GIGO Sometimes Involves Errors By The User

GIGO is a term I learned in the 1980’s, right around the time I was learning to program in COBOL. It stands for Garbage In, Garbage Out. The term generally referred to bad data producing bad results. There is no way to make bad data produce a good result, unless there is an error in the program, what we call “the code” today. It was with a tinge of irritation I read a post by┬áSeth…

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Should I Upgrade Now Or Wait A Week?

Nothing is more ephemeral these days than new technology. Even the puffy summer clouds seem to endure longer than today’s new tech. With the clouds, you have a chance to imagine cute farm animals tramping across the azure field above. With the new technology, you get to learn new ways to use the cloud, the technical variety. The question I have is whether it is imperative or even useful to have the latest gadget or…

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No,Vivek, Google Is Not Fostering So Much Good Will

PROLOGUE There are few times I will read a post made by an author that I have no opinion. In the case of Vivek Wadhwa, who frequently writes on LinkedIn.com, I subscribe to his feed because his point of view is often just slightly at odds with my own perspective. This is just such an occasion. The post is about Facebook and Google, and it speaks to the history of each company, the mindset behind…

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Happy Holidays From Rodan

A time of reflection as we look forward into 2012! Happy Holidays to all of our family, friends, clients, and associates. 2011 has been an amazing fast and productive year, though things are never as productive as we dream or demand. Nonetheless, as we roll through Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and even Festivus (we can’t help ourselves), we have to take a moment to look back on 2011 and forward to 2012. As the new year…

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Send Money Now!

New domain pricing is not half as bad as the companies taking advantage of it eNom.com just sent me an email notifying me I would be paying a higher premium for my domain name registrations. Of course, I only have an enom.com account because of drops. Most of registrations are with Name.com or Moniker.com. But the fact of domain and development life is that we will be paying more for domain registrations in the .com…

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Goodbye Steve Jobs

We are all lucky to have lived in his lifetime, and he lives in each of us. When I first read the news of Steve Jobs’ passing, it was a couple hours after the news had started spreading on Facebook and the tech blogs. I had been very busy putting together graphics on my iMac. I touched the NYTimes App button on the iPad to see what the headline was. For some reason, that helped…

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TRAFFIC Reminds Us About Domain Name Fundamentals

All languages sponsor quality generic domains with things like who, what, where, when, why and how. The caveat I would present, when writing this blog, is that English is the only language I speak fluently. It is hardly a confession worthy of anyone worldly. This blog is about picking domain names; actually, it aims at a fundamental that goes beyond understanding the basics of picking a name for today. This is about picking a domain…

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The Basic Changes Bring Us Back To The Basics

Experimentation Is Always Good, But Fundamentals Will Win The Day Every Time Rodan Media Group is about to make a dramatic change in its appearance, but we are also making other changes that will be noticed by those who have been doing business with us for some time. Behind the scenes, we are shifting our focus back to the fundamentals, giving us breathing room to consider our next round of business experimentation. It is always…

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