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Search Engine Optimization? What, why, who ..

In Uncategorized on July 2, 2012 by reibroker Tagged: ,

Search engine optimization is yet another realm of snake oil salesmen and vendors of magic silver bullets. Yes, there are honest and experienced providers in the industry who provide search engine optimization services but how do you find them? Check these tips in “What, Exactly, is SEO and Why is it Important to Small Business?

 When you want to know how your site is doing from an SEO perspective you may want to get asearch engine optimization analysis.

 There really is a science to search engine marketing and there are also techniques which work and techniques which may get you removed from the Google search results. When choosing an SEO provider make sure they don’t use the techniques which will get you penalized! Want to know what Google really says about SEO? Follow Matt Cutts who is in charge of spam fighting at Google.

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Not tech savvy but need a pie chart for your article?

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2011 by reibroker Tagged: , , , , ,

Trust me, for the uber tech savvy this is no big feat. However, if you need a pie chart for your article there really isn’t much of an easier way to get one. All you need is a label and a number. In other other Joe – 5, Mike – 7, Mary – 4 … and you can have a 3D pie chart image to use in your blog, article, presentation – whatever.

Go ahead and have fun with it.

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Free royalty free graphs and charts to use on any site, article, email.

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Putting a link in Twitter? Beginning, middle or end

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2011 by reibroker Tagged: , , ,

So where in your Tweets is the best place to put your links? I bet if you guess you’d say ______.

Well, Dan Zarrella knows. Or at least has a good idea. Further, he’s going to share it with you.

Give me a whole new idea for a Twitter app …

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New Twitter Data: Optimal Link Placement for Clicks

One of the questions that I’ve been asked the most in the years I’ve been doing Twitter data analysis is where in a Tweet is the best position (beginning, middle or end) to include a link to get the most clicks. I had always assumed the end was the best, so I never thought much about the question.

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Spark up your comment counter!

In Uncategorized on October 23, 2011 by reibroker Tagged: , , , ,

Holidays are often a little slow around the holidays for big clients and a great time for small businesses to get some really slick custom development for their sites and pages. Here’s just one thing you can get into that really makes your site pop out from the crowd.

You can probably think of ideas that never crossed my mind – fundraisers, membership drives, event participation, clicks on links … let your mind run! May help decrease bounce rate and increase time on page – studies not yet conducted.

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Create-A-Meter

Use this form to create a meter with your title and your data. You can choose a size up to 400 pixels and any number from 0 to 99.

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Samsung vs. Apple: Corporate Warfare the Sequel

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2011 by reibroker Tagged: , , ,

Isn’t it amazing how times change and so do the contestants on the battlefield for your consumer dollar changes? For that matter as the products change we see small players explode onto the scene and challenge companies who, only months before, would have bought them and gutted them just to shut them up.

Well, that’s not what’s happening here – this is more bloody that that!

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Samsung seeks to ban iPhone 4S amid patent row

The Korean phone giant said it would file suit against the iPhone 4S in France and Italy, in a bid to ban the phones less than a day after it was announced, adding fuel to the fire in the intensifying row.

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Facebook: Still run by children, not likely to grow up

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2011 by reibroker Tagged: , ,

I have again and again challenged Facebook on their childish approach to running their multi-billion dollar industry satisfactorily. One of my guests, a college friend of the Facebook founder, became quite animated and offended when I accused Facebook of being operated like a child’s game of checkers where the rules change daily in favor of the board owner.

Let’s face it, Facebook is a great tool but so very immature in so very many ways.

(Don’t shoot Ken, he’s only the messenger.) Or if you do shoot you can expect him to fire back.

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Facebook’s business is built on trust, but that trust has been shaken over the past few weeks by criticism and speculation regarding how it uses browser cookies to get data about users.

Since the launch of social plugins and before, Facebook has left cookies on the browsers of people who sign up for accounts as well as anyone else who visits Facebook.com. These cookies are used to protect the site against hacking attempts and to show logged in users what their friends have Liked on third-party sites, the company has repeatedly said.

The fact that Facebook had to comment directly on three blog posts in an attempt to debunk speculation shows there is a lack of clear documentation explaining its use of cookies. By publishing its responses as governing documents and making them easy to find, Facebook could address users’ questions before they draw their own, sometimes-negative conclusions about the company’s intentions.

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You mean the interest rate affects loan qualification?

In Uncategorized on October 4, 2011 by reibroker Tagged: , , , ,

Yes! Now you’re getting it. With lower interest rates you can qualify for more home – especially with prices as low as they are today.

Take 3 minutes and read this very short article on how and why a higher interest rate can keep you from qualify for the same home you qualify for at lower rates.

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For people who need to purchase a new home in the Atlanta area the numbers do line up well for the buying opportunity. The oversupply of available home listings, fixed 30 year interest rates at or near four percent, and underwriting guidelines trending toward “reasonable” it certainly is time to consider the move. Now here is some really good news: lowest interest rates results in lower monthly payments which changes the buyer’s debt-to-income ration resulting in the ability to buy more home for less money.

Debt To Income Ratio (DTI)

Debt To Income Ratio (DTI)

It becomes quickly obvious that as interest rates rise the buyer qualifies for less home. This is the primary reason today is a very good time to buy because rates are incredibly low (and will not stay that way) and home values are “in the tank” (and will not stay that way).

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