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What Is Search Engine Optimization And Why Is It Important

What Is Search Engine Optimization And Why Is It Important


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Search engine optimization is nowadays more important than ever and it is necessary for every webmaster to understand the true meaning of SEO as well as the potential it creates for every business. What is SEO? Search engine optimization or SEO in short, is a set of rules that can be followed by website (or blog) owners to optimize their websites for search engines and thus improve their search engine rankings. In addition, it is a great way to increase the quality of their web sites by making them user- friendly, faster and easier to navigate. SEO can also be

iNET Web Bashing

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

iNET Web is a website design and development company based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They are mainly focused in the Milwaukee market, but are also involved on the state (Wisconsin) level as well.

Let this be the first video bashing I ever undertake. You can make a decision of whether you want to get a website designed from them after you’ve watched it, the choice is up to you. I personally will NEVER recommend them for any reason whatsoever.

Here is the link to the video and my personal story: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1904450

Have you read why iNET Web’s Marketing Fails? I think you’ll be more than surprised.

$100 Bing Ads Credit for Search Engine College Students

by kalena @ Search Engine College

We received great news today. Microsoft Global Search and Display has decided to extend sponsorship for Search Engine College for 2015 in the form of US $100 in free Bing Ads advertising credit for every student. Within our Pay Per Click Advertising courses, we walk… Continue reading

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Queenslad QSOL 2016-17 too many errors – part 2

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On the 19th January 2017, a new QSOL list (Offshore or Interstate list) was released with a new layout and web-based format. Reference: http://migration.qld.gov.au/skilled-occupation-lists/ As usual, some errors were found on the brand new list. [...]
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A $99 IPhone?

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

Here is Sunday’s post on Monday…

You heard me right. Apple is planning on coming out with a $99 IPhone by year’s end (2008).

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will begin selling Apple Inc.’s iPhone later this month, employees at several stores in the discount retail chain said today.

Of course, this is just an “official announcement”, so there is not much information beyond that. It could very well be a 4GB model of the IPhone, with a 2 year agreement, but that is just rumor. What do you think about this move? Comments are open.

Want dibs on the full article? Here it is:
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9122880&intsrc=news_ts_head

SEO: The Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization from Moz

SEO: The Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization from Moz


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New to SEO? Need to polish up your knowledge? The Beginner's Guide to SEO has been read over 3 million times and provides the information you need to get on the road to professional quality SEO.

Marketing Your Local Business In Search Results

by Logan Mosby @

Your small business is your baby, that you’ve nurtured and help grow for years and years. But as your baby has grown, so has the environment in which it has been raised. As a small business owner, it is imperative…

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Put Your Best Content Forward with Google Posts

by Ryan Yaeger @ Mainstreethost

Google Post snippets are a new way that Google has enhanced the capabilities of Google My Business to help small businesses promote their content, events and other highlights within search results.

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SearchCap: Google iOS app trends, difficult clients & content SEO

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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What If

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

What if I had…

  • …posted everyday?
  • …a new podcast episode every week?
  • Would I be more popular?
  • Would I be the same?

I deal with these questions all the time. What if I had, what if I hadn’t, would things be different? Honestly, I can say I have no idea. Listening to big name bloggers who say you need to post on a regular basis, I think this blog would be alot bigger then it already is.

But then again, I look at it from this angle. This is a website/blog/podcast on/about/regarding me. TaylorMarek.com is the domain name, not xyzbusiness.com. This is where I make my home online, this is where the hub of all the information is located. If you want to know what is happening in my life, this is where you will find it. Obviously the private things are kept to myself and only shared if you know me as a relative or close friend. If you also want to tap into the wealth of knowledge I have, this is where you can get it.

I love consuming and sharing information. Its just part of who I am. This website is a offshoot, and a big one at that. Now with Twitter and Facebook I can spread the information that much further and that much faster that I could have three years ago. I love the space I am in right now. Let me repeat; I LOVE this space! Where else can you say something and have it fly across the world in a heartbeat with untold millions of people?!?! Old media is crumbling, and new media is on the verge of taking over. Social Media as well has been a powerful influence, scooping news reporters time and again on breaking news before it even becomes “breaking” news! Are you starting to see the bigger picture? This is something that can absolutely flip the world upside down. And this is just the start…

Ok, enough with that little bunny trail. If I get on the topic of old media versus new media, it energizes me like no other and I’ll hop as far down the bunny trail as I can because its just so darn cool!…

Anyways to make a long story short, here is the gist of it. This is a personal blog, and as such comes and goes with the ebbs and flows of my life. Quite honestly I’m humbled you even want to continue following after I haven’t created a new post in a while. I’m grateful you are still here and reading this. This blog/podcast is an amazing part of my life, but even more so that I have someone interested on the other side. I’m completely blown away by that, and it excites me to continue pushing out quality content for you to consume and share with your own friends.

My blog is a reflection of me. If I have alot of things I want to share with you, you will get more information. If there are days I have nothing to say, or am on vacation “rebooting” myself, there won’t be much of anything on this blog. But such is with life. There are times when lots of things are going on, and times where nothing is. I’m sure the same is with your own life. And lets admit it, if someone pushed out something on their personal blog every single day of their life, we’d assume they are a robot. Either that or “need to get a life” (interact offline that is). Not only that, but us the audience would be completely bogged down with the amount of information we’d have to keep up with.

Back when I first created this blog, then started my podcast, I always was mad and frustrated when I couldn’t post on a regular schedule. It would drive me up the wall during the first two years of this website. Eventually I calmed down and looked at it from a level head, now I’m sharing it with you a year later. During the times I didn’t post were some of the busiest days of my life, as well as many serious issues came and went. I would have turned into an angry robot if I had kept the schedule, but since I didn’t, I feel a freedom about it. Its ok if I don’t get around to posting on a daily/weekly schedule, maybe I’ll have something of even better quality that I want to share with you later on. Its all about what is going on with my life. Obviously a Grandfathers death and working out a career path will affect you enough so that you don’t post for a while, but that is life. Life is what you make it out to be, and everything will work out perfectly fine in the end. Are you going to let it paralyze you, or energize you for greater trials ahead?

WISCONSIN DEMOCRATS ARE BABIES! (2.18.11 – YTO Day 49)

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

I’m riding a bike at night and vlogging at the same time! Who knew? I decided to rant about the democrat babies who ran away from a vote on the Walker budget reform bill today. That’s how democracy works right? Run away if you don’t get your way? -YouTube Orbit Day 49- —————————————————————— LINKS Main Channel youtube.com Games youtube.com

Why Ebay And Paypal Should Be Avoided AT ALL COSTS!

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

What I am about to tell you is a true story. All the information has been documented on my end and is verifiable with my lawyer.

How it all started

It was a typical day in the office. I was digging through my usual clutter of information when a dropshipping website fell into my lap. Being an entrepreneur, I looked into it. I had tested the idea out before, but it didn’t pan out (some Nigerian scammer tried to buy it and pay nothing). I thought I could try it out again and see what became of it, perhaps the whole Nigerian scammer picture was out of the issue now that Ebay had “toughened” security.

I signed up, found a product to list on Ebay and put up the auction. Everything went on as normal.

Things are looking up

People started visiting the auction I had listed, and began bidding. The price started rising and I felt confident that it would go well. That’s when I should’ve cut off the auction. I didn’t listen to my gut.

The price eventually landed to within $50 of the retail price of the product I was selling, then the auction ended. The auction sold and soon after I noticed the payment in my paypal account. At this point, I was running around with joy because nothing was going wrong! It was a good day in my book, little did I know of the doom hanging on the horizon.

After The Sale

The payment was pending in my account until Paypal had notification of my shipping number. Ok, no problem I thought. I went through the checkout process with the dropshipping company and eagerly awaited the shipping number they would send me. The auction sold on a Friday, so I expected at least a couple days until they could supply me with the number. I contacted the buyer so that they were aware of this as well.

Paypal Saves The Day

Sunday. Two days after the auction. Doom struck, but not from who you may expect. I was going about my usual day when I noticed an email from Paypal. The email said,

A review of recent transactions indicates that you might have received a
payment that the PayPal account holder did not authorize.

We recommend that you not ship the item until our investigation is
complete. If you’ve already shipped the item, please log in and let us know
where you shipped it.

We have placed a temporary hold on the funds until we complete our
investigation.

I contacted Paypal regarding this, but they gave me the run around. Within a day my account was closed via an “executive decision” by Paypal because I was too much of a “risk” for them. Too much of a risk?!?! HEY PAYPAL, I’VE BEEN A LOYAL CUSTOMER SINCE YOU FIRST CAME OUT!!! You wanna talk about betrayal, this was it. Great job Paypal, save me from absolutely nothing.

Oh, here’s the kicker, the dropshipping order was mixed in with my Paypal account too, so I was out of MY OWN MONEY, they were holding that money as well. I was able to refund the buyer of the item and notify them that I wasn’t able to send them the item as Paypal had closed my account for no reason. The buyer understood and agreed with me, so we were fine on that end. Paypal on the other end? Things were just about to get a whole lot hotter.

The Bubble Pops

Ok, so Paypal saw something they didn’t like, fine by me. Closing my account and refunding the buyer? I guess it was ok. Not being able to use Paypal ever again for any of my payments? That hurt. Not being able to run my online business and get money for work I’ve done? That burned. Almost literally. Paypal holding onto MY MONEY for no reason whatsoever??! That was the kicker that did them in.

I snapped. At that time, I was in Oklahoma City for some TESOL training for a trip I would be taking to Taiwan within the month. My life virtually came to a halt and this problem needed to be fixed immediately.

I called Paypal up and tried to fix it on my own. Paypal’s response to my plea? “You’re too much of a risk.” “We don’t know what is going on” (when I verbaitum explained my side of the story). “That money in your account is not your money, we have to hold on to it in case there are “any refunds” (whatever the heck that means).” “We can’t change anything, that’s our policy.”

Then I brought in the big guns. I brought my parents into this and we spent the next hour on the phone with a “manager” of Paypal customer service. It got heated pretty fast. Paypal did the classic balking maneuver and hid behind their “policies etched into marble”. This was gross what Paypal was doing to an honest person with an honest problem and we would not stand for it. The call ended as follows,

Us: This is the last straw, I have done nothing wrong. Since you seem to be incapable of anything remotely close to customer service and there is no one we can talk to directly to solve this problem, we are going to take legal action. I am going to call my lawyer as soon as this call ends. See you in court.

Them: …[click]…

Us: [Hung up and dialed the lawyer]

I also brought my bank into this whole problem and reported the charge on my account as fraud. My bank went to work immediately. From talking to the bank, we heard of some other horror stories like ours with Paypal as well.

The Aftermath

We searched online for some answers while awaiting a response from our lawyer, who was going to look into some cases for us, and found some websites (About Paypal). The stories we read made us realize we weren’t alone, Paypal had screwed thousands of normal, honest, hard-working people as well. This wasn’t the first time and most definitely wouldn’t be the last of Paypal’s stunts. Read some here. Here are some more stories.

Luckily our bank pulled through on us and we got the money back into our account within the week. How did Paypal respond to a big bank sitting on them? Here’s their email response:

You recently attempted to transfer funds from your bank account to your PayPal account.

Your bank declined the funds transfer on Jul. 23, 2010.

While this transaction had already been identified as unauthorized, the payment process was already underway and could not be stopped. If you have any questions about why this transfer was declined, please contact your bank.

Classic. Turn tail and run away like the wimps you are. Pretend there is nothing wrong and that the “bank” was the problem. Also notice how the “payment was underway and could not be stopped” when I had repeatedly hammered them about returning MY MONEY back to me until I pulled my bank into this situation.

What I’ve Learned

Don’t ever, EVER trust Paypal (or eBay for that matter). Everything that I had linked in my Paypal account has been deleted. They will never have access to any of my financial information or accounts. They have betrayed my trust for the last time. I am done with Paypal forever. If they want to see me ever again, it will be in the courtroom in front of a judge. Paypal has a stinking dung heap worth of sins to atone for, I’m just one of their many horror stories. I may just be the spear that pricks the armor and unleashes the flood, but so be it. Paypal needs to be held responsible for this until they have atoned for what they have done. Get this, according to Paypal policies,

We can close your account at any time and for any reason whatsoever.

Whatever money you have in your account when we close it is ours.

We can hold that money for up to six months and there is nothing you can do about it.

Any access to your financial accounts is permanent, and we can charge it at anytime.

Think I’m lying? Go check the policies for yourself. Wanna get scared out of your freaking mind about how much power they wield over you? Go ahead and read the policies and listen to the stories. After you return to your body, I can guarantee you will disconnect everything from Paypal and run to the hills. That is my hope after telling you my tale.

Want to know the even scarier part? Paypal is responsible for 70% if not 80% of all sales on the internet.

For Paypal

Paypal, if you are even listening and if you even CARE, know this. You have betrayed my trust and thousands of others as well. Your efforts to quell the “Nigerian scammers” isn’t working. It is hitting loyal customers and evangelists who have had accounts with you for years.

Because of that, I will NEVER. EVER. EVER. use, recommend, or listen to anything you have to say for the rest of your miserable existence as a company.

Your customer service is the worst I’ve ever had.

Communication between departments is a failure.

Hiding behind your “policies” is a failed excuse at showing that you care. Your policies are only for the good of your employees and board of directors, ensuring that you get “your” money.

If you truly CARED about your customers, you would move heaven and earth to make sure they have what they need and do everything in your power to rectify their problem, even if that means going outside of your bounds *ahem* policies *ahem*.

But because of that, I will not be satisfied until every single brick of your pathetic excuse of a company is torn down, examined, and BURNED.

I will see you in court.

What About You?

How should you respond to this relentless hammering of a company?

If I were you, and had half a brain to take action, I would close my account with Paypal immediately and look for someone else to use.

I’d also leave a comment thanking the author who wrote this article for enduring hellfire for no reason and for telling his story for the world to hear.

Finally, I’d share this article with my friends and encourage them to do the same.

Five Effective Lead Generation Techniques For Your Business

by Leslie Tan @ Pure SEO

Every business owner knows the importance of generating leads for their business. There are a number of strategies that can be used to generate leads, here are five effective lead generation techniques you can be implement into your marketing strategy!
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COLLAB VIDEO ANYONE??

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

I talk about collab videos and who should be next for my staring contest. I also talk about the democrats and the budget in Wisconsin again. For some reason when I try to make videos shorter, they get longer… -YouTube Orbit Day 51- —————————————————————— LINKS Main Channel youtube.com Games youtube.com

How often does an occupation list change 2015-2016?

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The below data shows the number of updates occurred on each state nomination occupation list during program year 2015-2016. This information gives an indication about when an occupation list may change over the time. Definition: [...]
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Social Content Optimisation (SCO): Real or Just Another Acronym?

Social Content Optimisation (SCO): Real or Just Another Acronym?


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This new 3 letter Acronym SCO, seems to be getting rewrites more than expected online from bloggers here and there. I wonder how many of them have years of experience in agencies and digital media.…

Blackberry Storm gets an upgrade…

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

When the Blackberry Storm was first announced, I wanted to get one. But of course I have to wait 1.5 years to get a new phone as I already have a contract with Verizon. So I went about my days and kept up to date on news of its release and review. Then I started hearing the complaints come in and thought, “Good thing I didn’t buy one, might have a lemon on my hands.” I was suprised when I heard of an update to their software. It seemed to fix all the bugs and everyone is happy again. Except me, because I still want one… 😛

Remember how long it took Apple to update its software? I am glad Research In Motion, the phone’s maker, is moving much quicker then that with updates.

Interesting fact I found, when the Storm was released, there were people waiting in line to buy them, just like the IPhone…

Legitimate Competition? Another hype? What do you think? Comments are open.

Full article can be found here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28158098/from/ET/

#33 Sponsored by GoToMyPC: Should I co-sign for a loan, Close a sale in 30 seconds, and Preventing laptop theft

#33 Sponsored by GoToMyPC: Should I co-sign for a loan, Close a sale in 30 seconds, and Preventing laptop theft

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Limited Time offer! Save 20% NOW on BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2009 registration with the code "BWESEP20" (Offer ends 9-20-2009) This episode has been sponsored by GotoMyPC. Try GotoMyPC free for 30 days! For this special offer, visit http://www.gotomypc.com/podcast In today's episode I answer whether you should co-sign for a loan in Finances. Business will show you how to close a sale in the first 30 seconds. Technology wraps up the episode with how to prevent laptop theft. Thanks to Ray Silverstein for the article used in today's show. The article mentioned in the show can be found at: http://entrepreneur.com/sales/salescolumnistraysilverstein/article178590.html If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about anything mentioned during the show, or to give your two-cents on a topic, call our toll-free line at 1-866-TMP-2860.

6 Ways to Improve the SEO Value of Your Company Blog

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If you want to improve SEO for your website — and who doesn’t? — look to your company blog. It offers some powerful options for boosting your position in the organic search engine results. Blogging is one of the most … Read More...

#48 Sponsored by GoDaddy: Sales Tax on vacation, Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur, and Iphone Unlocked

#48 Sponsored by GoDaddy: Sales Tax on vacation, Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur, and Iphone Unlocked

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This episode has been sponsored by GoDaddy. Get your piece of the Internet today and save 10% on your next order by using code POD11 or BLU11. http://www.godaddy.com In today's episode I reveal that sales tax does go on vacation. In Business you will find out about the confessions of a serial entrepreneur. And Technology talks about the IPhone unlocking software. The articles used in today's show can be found at: http://money.cnn.com/2007/08/06/pf/taxes/taxbreak_shopping/index.htm?postversion=2007080613 http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/may2007/sb20070507_959441.htm?chan=search http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/09/iphone-unlockin.html If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about anything mentioned during the show, or to give your two-cents on a topic, call our toll-free line at 1-866-TMP-2860.

Expanding Your Reach: Digital Marketing Strategies For A National Audience

by Brad Christian @

You’re doing very well with your small brick and mortar store in your hometown and want to grow. Where do you go now? Online, of course! You create a beautiful website with all the bells and whistles to showcase and…

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How to get “Custom Customers”

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

As I am writing this, I am currently home from college on spring break. As my college blocks every video site except Facebook videos, I had to catch up on the videos I missed while I was away for three months. I only have a select few tv shows I like to watch, and ALL of them I watch online. I was in the middle of watching an episode of Chuck when a chunk of dialogue caught my entrepreneurial ear. I don’t remember the exact conversation, but it sparked this idea.

How do you get customers?

Well, to put it bluntly, you MARKET to them. No, we don’t advertise to them, read that article I linked up first then continue reading here.

It takes a creative mind to pull customers in. Something that will reach out to them, and show them the solution to their urgent need.

How do you capture the entire market’s attention?

You can do something stupid and completely blow up your reputation, causing ripples in the market. Or you can do something no one has thought about to capture them, but understand this. You cannot serve everyone. Remember the old saying, “If You Try To Be Everything To Everyone, You’ll Be Nothing To No One”?

Take that idea in perspective. Look at the bigger picture. Why do you market to certain segments of people? Why are all these marketing surveys, segments, action plans, and spread the message being conducted by companies big and small?

Because you want to capture your custom customer.

What’s the inside scoop?

Customer comes from the word ‘custom’ which comes from a latin word meaning ‘habit or usage’. It is quite fascinating if you think about it. A person, custom made, just for your business is waiting out there for you to capture them. You have no idea who it is, so you send a message to your market, hoping that they are in the mix. They hear about you and BAM!, deal closed.

Forget about advertising to everybody, that is dead. Besides, we know that reverse psychology works pretty well in this area. Market only to that select group, and sooner or later everyone and their cat will hear about you. There is enough of the market for every business to have their share, you just need to find yours. That is why you have marketing campaigns. That is why you guard the customers you do have with an iron fist (at least I hope you do). That is why you are in business.

There are customers custom-made just for your business. What are you doing to make them notice you?

Study From Anywhere

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Provided you have a computer and an Internet connection, you can study from anywhere, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have students in more than 60 countries worldwide. Join now Search Engine College (SEC) is an online training institution offering both tutor-led… Continue reading

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What Is SEO? Solve The Puzzle With This Four-Minute Guide

by Grant Effinger @

No fluff, no sales pitch…Give us four minutes, and you’ll get an explanation of the fundamentals of SEO that anyone can understand and, better yet, utilize. WHAT IS SEO? SEO IS: A way to improve your quality traffic, rankings, and…

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Take Off 50 Percent!

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Join now Take online courses in 8 digital marketing subjects for just USD 49.50. That’s 50% off our regular price! What Do You Get? Your monthly subscription of USD 49.50 entitles you to instant access to ALL of the following online courses: Search Engine Optimization… Continue reading

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This Week in Search: Google Screens For Depression

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week.

Google continues to introduce even more features, ranging from a questionnaire for screening depression to voice shopping for Walmart.

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SearchCap: Google local business edits, AMP powered featured snippets & Bing Ads bid adjustments

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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SearchCap: Bing fact checking, Google mobile tips & Bing agency awards

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Digital Marketing Classes: Geek is Sexy!

by kalena @ Search Engine College

Everybody knows that Geek is Sexy. And now is the perfect time to get your geek on. Our online classes in Search Engine Optimization and 8 other digital marketing subjects will give you the geek knowledge necessary to obtain more traffic, more conversions and better… Continue reading

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Morning Dream

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

Ever had a dream in the morning? I did, and boy was it a good one. I’m going to post it here, as I don’t know any better place to put it, plus this is a personal website of mine as well… 😉

I was enjoying a Saturday morning rest, when my mother woke me up around 7:30am. She said something and then left. I went back to sleep and that is when the dream hit. I’ve only been 20 for less then a week, and already I am having visions like crazy and dreams that I haven’t had in a while (maybe God is waking me up to this?). This dream felt so real to me that I wouldn’t have cared if it went forever, though I wish it did go longer. If you don’t know by now, I’m a big Inheritance Cycle fan. And I mean a MAJOR fan. This story couldn’t have come to me at a better time in my life. It speaks volumes to me and I am constantly making connections between it and other things in my daily life as well. Eragon, the main character of the cycle, has the exact same personality I do its almost scary.

Now that the basis is set, though if you read the cycle you might understand the depth to this dream, lets continue on. I was ‘Eragon’ when this dream started. Me, a couple people that I did or didn’t know (I have no idea), and Saphira, a sapphire blue dragon, where gathered in a cave a short distance underground. I was by myself a short distance away in part of the cave, while the rest of the group was huddled near the door talking about something. Something came to my mind, I’m not sure what, then I searched for the name of my dragon so I could call her over to me. At this point in the dream Saphira was small enough that I could hold her in my arms. As soon as I thought of her name, and even before the word came out of my mouth, she instantly flew over to me and settled in my arms. I have no idea whether I said anything or not, but I can remember a very strong connection between the both of us. It was kind of like the sharing of mental images mixed with feelings of joy, love, admiration, and a very deep underlying bond between each other. It lasted for a short while, but it is something I will remember for life.

The dream then faded into a battle kind of scene in that cave. I guess I/Eragon had been gone for a while and the enemy was searching for me in force. Well, they found us in the cave. The cave was underground and resembled a donut. There was a large pillar in the middle and two staircases in the top part of the cave about 20 feet apart leading up to the surface. We were huddled in the bottom part of the cave, and the enemy streamed through both staircases at the top part of the cave. The enemy was a group of Orcs and Uruk-hai (don’t even ask me how LOTR meshed with this dream :P). I rose to my feet and started walking towards them. Two Uruk-hai leaders rushed me at that moment. I jumped into the air above them, grabbing both swords, and slamed them into the ground. The Uruk-hai were holding onto the swords, so they went down as well. Then the magic kicked in. I fused both of their hands to the respective weapon and proceeded to twist and fuse the two swords together. When I was almost done with that task, I created a large black hole rimmed with green fire about 10 feet in diameter not that far from me and threw them into the hole. It then sucked the entire orc army into that hole and closed up.

The dream then faded into several other parts, then came back to a part I remember. Me and a much larger Saphira were gathered by some wagons near a house and farm when the “bad guy” showed up. Saphira hid and I ran into a row of corn stalks to evade detection. For one reason or another, I didn’t want to hide very long, so I burst out of the stalks jogging to a nearby barn. A young child was near there and saw me jump onto a wagon. He said something mean to me and threw something at me. I dodged it with ease which amazed him. Then he wanted to start following me, but I continued running and lept onto the barn roof 30 feet in the air leaving him in dumb amazement. At this point I went out of character, so it felt like I was watching this as a movie. Saphira was chained up by the wagon we had been hiding by and she was talking to a small family of about six people. A bomb of some sort (guessing magic) was placed into the wagon beside her while she said, “Not all of you will survive this explosion, except maybe you (referring to the mother) and you (referring to a young son), which will be a bad thing.” The family scattered. Then I popped back into character, except that I was larger and looked more like the Hulk (though a lighter shade of green). (No idea how this fits in with anything at all.) I was running towards Saphira when the “bad guy” jumped down in front of me just before I reached her. The “bad guy” wasn’t in character either, he looked like a bigger version of the Hulk except he was a beige color. The camera zoomed out and I watched as he brought both fists down on the back of my neck. I popped out of the “hulk” character I was in and turned back into myself. I was stunned and totally helpless as I watched the bomb explode, engulfing Saphira in flames. I cried out her name and was struck with an instant sense of grief and loss as the explosion continued and engulfed me as well. The dream faded out then.

I have no idea where this fits in with anything, or what happened beyond that point. I woke up and was in a stupor for a couple minutes. The clock said 8:45am.

Hope you guys liked the storytelling side of me, maybe you learned something from it. I’m still mulling this dream over in my head, curious as to the meaning…

What question do you have?…

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

If you are a beginning podcaster or an experienced podcaster, I have a question for you.

What was the number one question you had when you started podcasting?

I am planning on writing an ebook based on that question. Something that not only you can use to look back on to remember, but also to share with others so that they don’t have to search for the answer. Feel free to comment below, otherwise I have posted the question into the following forums below…

Podcast Pickle Forums: http://www.podcastpickle.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=52163

Podcast Alley Forums: http://www.podcastalley.com/forum/showthread.php?t=145198

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Social Media Advertising FAQ

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10 Top Questions about Advertising on Social Media It may be surprising to learn that advertising on Facebook has been around for nearly 15 years. Since their advertising platform launch in 2004, Facebook has made a ridiculous amount of changes…

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#38 Sponsored by GoToMyPC: Save with a Budget, Should I rebrand my company, and What is the most secure OS

#38 Sponsored by GoToMyPC: Save with a Budget, Should I rebrand my company, and What is the most secure OS

by @ Taylor Marek Podcast

This show is a proud member of the Financial Podcast Directory. Visit us at http://www.financialpodcastdirectory.com This episode has been sponsored by GoToMyPC. Try GoToMyPC free for 30 days! For this special offer, visit http://www.gotomypc.com/podcast Help Donate to the Taylor Marek College Fund. Go to: http://taylormarekpodcast.chipin.com/college to donate. In today's episode I will show you how to Save with a budget in Finances. In Business you will learn whether you should re-brand your company. In Technology you will find out who is the most secure OS. The articles used in today's show can be found at: http://finance.yahoo.com/how-to-guide/banking-budgeting/12832 http://www.entrepreneur.com/growyourbusiness/howtoguides/article81242.html http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070624-vista-the-most-secure-os-according-to-researcher.html If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about anything mentioned during the show, or to give your two-cents on a topic, call our toll-free line at 1-866-TMP-2860.

The Ultimate Guide for an SEO-Friendly URL Structure

The Ultimate Guide for an SEO-Friendly URL Structure


Search Engine Journal

Getting your URL structure right for customers and Google is essential. Follow these guidelines to set your website URLs up for future SEO success.

$175 in Free Bonuses!

by kalena @ Search Engine College

All subscribers receive US $175 in Google AdWords and Bing Ads advertising credit. Yours to keep, even if you cancel your subscription. In 2014, we are enhancing our training curriculum by providing US $75 in Google AdWords and US $100 in Bing Ads advertising credits… Continue reading

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Digital Marketing Courses: Go Geek for $1!

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It’s time to get your geek on. Our online courses in Search Engine Optimization and 7 other digital marketing subjects will give you the geek knowledge necessary to obtain more traffic, more conversions and better web site visibility on the world’s most popular search engines… Continue reading

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Social Content Optimisation (SCO): Real or Just Another Acronym?

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

This new 3 letter Acronym SCO, seems to be getting rewrites more than expected online from bloggers here and there. I wonder how many of them have years of experience in agencies and digital media. From someone who has been involved in media agencies, digital media and a whole range of advertising projects right through to social media marketing and SEO as they grew out of the ground, here is a perspective worth looking at.

SCO (Searchable Content Optimization) | Greenlane

SCO (Searchable Content Optimization) | Greenlane


Greenlane

Read this article on SCO (searchable content optimization) and learn how to make good content easily available to your readers.

How to Get Awesome Customer Testimonials in 5 Easy Steps

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Customer testimonials are some of the most powerful marketing tools you can use to build your business. Whether you use these influential — and highly cost-effective — customer endorsements on your website, in your social feeds or in print, you … Read More...

SEO - Online Courses, Classes, Training, Tutorials on Lynda

SEO - Online Courses, Classes, Training, Tutorials on Lynda


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Learn SEO with training from lynda.com. Our experts provide SEO training for topics from SEO tags to technical audits.

New Twitter Tools coming

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

The Twitter team must have had a Red Bull machine installed at the offices, because suddenly they’re launching new stuff left and right.

These look like some very interesting features:

1. Search – allow search via name or other profile information (location, bio, and url).

2. Gmail import – Find and invite friends from gmail.

3. Explore – a list some of the tools people can use to interact with Twitter off the site itself.

4.Twitter Blocks – “an abstract way to navigate your Twitter neighborhood or block.”

Read more by following the link. Like what you see? Feel free to comment.
http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/08/30/new-twitter-visualization-tools-twitter-blocks-on-friday-morning/

5 WordPress Plugins I Could Not Live Without

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

After having this blog for 4+ years now, I’ve gone through over 150 different plugins searching for just the right ones. Here are 5 I could not live without (my commentary in italics)…

1. Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin

Blubrry PowerPress brings the essential features for podcasting to WordPress including full iTunes support, web audio/video media players and more. I’ve been with Blubrry for years, and they do quality work. If you are a podcaster, you had better have this plugin.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/powerpress/

2. Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. So far, Akismet is responsible for catching 12k spam comments on my blog.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/

3. IntenseDebate Comments

IntenseDebate comments enhance and encourage conversation on your blog. Build your reader community, increase your comments, & boost pageviews. I run many WP websites and run both ID and Disqus on certain installs. ID so far has been responsible for all the cool stuff comment-wise you see on my blog. The cool thing is they also backup your comments, so you will never lose them!

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/intensedebate/

4. Top 10

Track daily and total visits on your blog posts and display the count as well as popular posts. This one little plugin helped me keep track of what the 10 most popular posts on my site were. I would’ve never known “How To Write A Check” was #1 without it.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/top-10/

5. All in One SEO Pack

Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization). Little did I know my blog would rank better automatically for this. I was able to find I rank pretty high up in Google for “America’s Got Talent Tips” (Search Results).

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

Those are my 5 plugins I couldn’t live without. What are yours?

Brand Bidding: Do I Really Need To Bid On My Brand Name?

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Brand bidding is when a business bids on their own brand name keyword terms within a pay-per-click campaign. For example, Home Depot bidding on the keywords “Home Depot”. Many business owners wonder whether this is a worthwhile strategy – to…

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Diversify Your Marketing Strategy To Get Leads

by Brett Langlois @ Pure SEO

People often say that less is more, but when it comes to marketing that’s not usually true. Diversifying your marketing strategy by targeting more people across more channels will usually result in – you guessed it – more leads. Investing in a new product is a risk for consumers, and repetitive ...

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How to pick a laptop

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

These days laptops are becoming more and more popular, and it is becoming an increasingly complex task to find a laptop that suits your needs.  If you’re on the hunt for a new notebook, the best thing you can do is identify what you need from a laptop and pick one that gives you just what you want, ensuring you don’t miss anything important or pay for features you don’t need.  Unfortunately, it can be tough for novice users to know exactly what they need from their laptop if they don’t even know what’s out there.  By following just these two simple steps, you’ll be able to narrow the whole arduous process into something manageable whether you’re a laptop expert or not.

First, understand the categories.  Laptops are broken down into several categories.  Netbooks or mini-notebooks are inexpensive, lightweight, and portable but they are primarily designed only for light uses like basic e-mail, basic internet, and typing.  Ultraportables, or thin & lights, are larger than netbooks but in most cases just as light and more powerful.  You can use these notebooks for most tasks, but they can become expensive depending on the features you want in them.  Standard laptops can handle average tasks but usually aren’t good for high end uses that a gaming latop provides.  They tend to be medium sized and are generally cheaper than everything but a netbook.  Gaming Laptops are both feature packed and expensive, but they make up for these deficiencies by offering the largest screens and best overall power.

Second, think of your primary task.  When most people are asked what they need out of a laptop, they respond with some variant of “I just need it to work”.  But your life will be much easier if you just decide what one thing you’re buying the laptop for more than anything else.  Are you buying one because you’ve always wanted to blog from a coffeeshop?  Then make sure you get something portable, either a netbook or an ultraportable, and be willing to shell out for style points so you can show off.  Are you looking for something just to go online and check your mail?  Then make sure you get something inexpensive, either a netbook if you can handle the small screen or a standard if you can’t.  Or did you want to play new games and watch HD videos?  That’s more in line with a gaming laptop.  As you can see, understanding the categories is like understanding what primary task each genre of laptop is designed for.  Simply match up your own with the category, and you’ve already narrowed your search down tremendously.

As for the details, feel free to experiment.  Most vendor websites, from Toshiba laptops to Dell laptops to Lenovo laptops and others, are informative and offer great customizability.  Each vendor will have a series of similarly labeled laptops devoted to a single category, and since you already know yours you’ll know which to pick.  Then by going through the process of choosing amongst all the available features a few times, you’ll gain an understanding of what choices you can make and what they’re worth.  When all is said and done, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision and know you’re getting your money’s worth.

Here are a couple places you can visit to help you in the quest for that “perfect laptop”:

http://laptoplogic.com/laptop-finder/

http://laptoplogic.com/dell-laptops/

http://laptoplogic.com/hp-laptops/

http://laptoplogic.com/toshiba-laptops/

Comments are open, and if you have questions, feel free to ask them. I will be more than happy to help you.

#35 Sponsored by GoToMyPC: Can I borrow for college, 10 Management Lessons, and When is iPhone coming out

#35 Sponsored by GoToMyPC: Can I borrow for college, 10 Management Lessons, and When is iPhone coming out

by @ Taylor Marek Podcast

This episode has been sponsored by GotoMyPC. Try GotoMyPC free for 30 days! For this special offer, visit http://www.gotomypc.com/podcast Help Donate to the Taylor Marek College Fund. Go to: http://taylormarekpodcast.chipin.com/college to donate. In today's episode Finances answers the question, "Can I borrow for College?". Business will show you 10 management skills from a young entrepreneur, Scott Smigler. In Technology news, Apple finally releases the date when the iPhone is coming out. The articles used in today's show can be found at: http://entrepreneur.com/management/leadership/learningtolead/article66046.html http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?alias=apple-says-iphone-to-go-o&chanID=sa001&modsrc=reuters If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about anything mentioned during the show, or to give your two-cents on a topic, call our toll-free line at 1-866-TMP-2860.

AR Sco as a possible seed of highly magnetised white dwarf | Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Oxford Academic

AR Sco as a possible seed of highly magnetised white dwarf | Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Oxford Academic


OUP Academic

We explore the possibility that the recently discovered white dwarf pulsar AR Sco acquired its high spin and magnetic field due to repeated episodes of accretion and spin-down. An accreting white dwarf can lead to a larger mass and consequently a smaller radius thus causing an enhanced rotation period and magnetic field. This spinning magnetic white dwarf temporarily can inhibit accretion, spin down, and, eventually, the accretion can start again due to the shrinking of the binary period by gravitational radiation. A repeat of the above cycle can eventually lead to a high magnetic field white dwarf, recently postulated to be the reason for over-luminous type Ia supernovae. We also point out that these high magnetic field spinning white dwarfs are attractive sites for gravitational radiation.

SearchCap: Google AdWords ad suggestions, ad performance & Doodles

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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The Conversion Rate Conundrum: Common Mistakes and What to Do Instead

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

In real estate, the axiom is location, location, location. It’s first and foremost. The number one consideration. For your digital efforts – email, web pages, eCommerce platforms – an argument could be made for a few different ones: search engine optimization (SEO), the user experience (UX), conversion rate optimization (CRO), or perhaps something else entirely. […]

How Do Social Media And SEO Work Together?

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Social Media and SEO are the peanut butter and jelly of the digital marketing world. One can survive without the other, but the effectiveness of the two together provides you with a much more powerful marketing engine. And while social…

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Multiple errors found in the new QSOL list released today 25th July 2016. The new QSOL list for current program year 2016-17 was firstly released on Thursday July 21st, however a reviewed list (with a [...]
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15 Tough Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

by Sal Trifilio @ Onward Search

Whether you're just starting your job search or you have an interview locked in on your schedule, it's always important to brush up on some tough interview questions before meeting with a hiring manager. Start prepping today with these 15 tough questions.

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How to Create Engaging Employee Bios (that Boost SEO)

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Do you have a page of employee bios on your website? If not, it’s time to think about adding one. Employee profiles might seem insignificant, but these little bios can translate to big benefits for you, your staff and your … Read More...

Using SEO to Build Brand Authority

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Fun, Interactive Lessons

by kalena @ Search Engine College

Our lesson material includes fun, interactive slideshows, presentations and games. Who said search marketing has to be boring? Search Engine College (SEC) uses a combination of online lessons, linked resources, self-grading quizzes and a range of interactive slideshows and games to help students learn and… Continue reading

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Last Day at Wells Fargo

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

Yes, today is the day. I am leaving Wells Fargo and moving off to college. What does the future hold for me? Not sure, but excited whatever comes my way.

Here is the background story and tips for the rest of you to enjoy. This is one chapter of my life I want well documented, there are many memories.

I was hired February 4, 2008 as a teller for my local Wells Fargo branch. No, this wasn’t my first job, that’s another story by itself. After a handful of interviews, I was finally in. I was then immersed into the training and the culture of Wells Fargo. Loved every bit of it. Learned alot. Then I moved into my role as a teller and met my co-workers. One of my relatives worked at that branch for years, and we had been coming to that branch for years, so we knew each other pretty well. What transpired in my role as a teller is another book in itself, so I’m not going into much detail.

One memory I will pull out though. I was asked to help at a branch in Racine, which was a 30min+ drive one way. It was October 31, 2008. I’ve never felt fall the same way again after that. I was up bright and early, and drove all the way there with the windows down. I had some flowing music on, which also helped to set the mood. I’ve never smelt the air that crisp, hear the leaves crunch, nor enjoy the changing color of the trees more then I did that day. It was a cool, sunny, crisp, fall morning smell that burst upon my nose. It was a perfect drive. I can smell the air as I’m writing this. I arrived at the branch, and went about my usual duties as a teller. Barely anyone came in that day, so I was either off daydreaming or socializing with fellow co-workers. When lunch break came around, which was an entire HOUR!!, I swung by Arbys and picked up the regular roast beef combo, and an Orange Dream shake (as I’m writing this, they came back with the Orange Dream shake again. Not sure how long it will last though). That break was pure heaven to me. I had an entire hour to myself to do whatever I wanted. I took the liberty of exploring the entire 2nd and 3rd floor of the building, which was completely deserted and quiet except for the occasional empty conference room and storage area. Content with exploring, I went back to the break room and finished eating lunch. During that time I flipped on the TV and watched a mix of the History Channel/Discovery Channel. I vaguely remember watching something about Star Wars and the real life similarities during the time it was written. That felt like the longest break I was ever on, cause I kept watching the clock to see if I went over my time. Never did though, time dragged slowly by. The rest of the day went on exactly like that. Barely anyone came in, I wrapped up my duties, then headed home, feeling the crisp breeze on my skin as I drove home.

Near the end of November, I moved from a teller position to a utility clerk in another department. That meant I got to ride the bus downtown to work everyday. That also meant I had to learn new systems (though there was a machine from 1978 I had to deal with on a daily basis), and deal with tons of numbers, lots of paper, and daily tasks that had to be completed before I left. I got my exercise that way as well. The distance from my house to the bus stop was about a mile away, so I ran it. Yes, in the rain. Yes, in the snow. Yes, sometimes up to my knees. Oh yeah, I also ran it back. That was my exercise, running two miles a day, from the middle of December until today (August 21, 2009). I got pretty good at it too, and for those wondering, I started pushing 6min 15sec miles. Good times…

Tons of memories, and many people I met and became friends with. That will never go away. I truly believe God placed me in the best company He knew of to teach me many things. Not only is the culture behind Wells Fargo amazing, so are the people. Wells Fargo is one of the only remaining companies I believe that has a true handle on the customer. That is why there is such a loyal following. Everything about Wells Fargo complemented my own learning quite nicely as well. If you are Wells Fargo, you know what I mean. ;D

If there is one thing I could take out of my current position at Wells Fargo, it would be this. Everything works out fine, whether you expect it or not. I can’t tell you how many times I thought I would get out early, only for something to happen. Somehow, it all works out for me leaving on time.

Today was a good example of that. I thought I might be able to leave a bit early than usual, but something happened with a machine that kept us until the usual ending time. This was one of those errors I had never encountered before, which made for a fun day. My boss had a good laugh out of this as well, because a problem similar to this happened when I first started out as a utility clerk. Might as well go out with a bang eh? ;P

I will miss working for Wells Fargo, but God is moving me along to the next stage of my life. I’m fine with that, I still have all the memories to reminisce over and people I can catch up with from time to time.

In a way, ’tis a Bittersweet Moment….

WI CAPITOL PROTESTERS GO HOME(2.26.11 – YTO Day 57)

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

The world is ending! The house passed the budget bill and now the protesters have to go home! Actually, life will go on. It’s not as bad as walking around outside Taiwan making videos and looking like a “Stupid American”. 😛 Budget-repair bill approved in early-morning vote www.jsonline.com Wisconsin Capitol protesters have to leave Sunday www.jsonline.com -YouTube Orbit Day 57- —————————————————————— LINKS Main Channel youtube.com Games youtube.com

Online SEO Courses : Join Now for $1!

by kalena @ Search Engine College

Our online SEO training courses will give you the knowledge necessary to obtain more traffic, more conversions and better web site visibility on the world’s most popular search engines including Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Our courses teach you the basics of Search Engine Optimization and 8… Continue reading

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SearchCap: Google Search Console beta invites, Google attribution & question and answers in maps

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Advertisers, Apple Just Threw You a Big Curveball

by Sal Trifilio @ Onward Search

Apple may be riding high after their Sept. 12 event, but advertisers are furious over a quietly announced feature known as Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP). In this blog, we discuss what ITP is and how to ensure your ads aren't affected.

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The Top 19 Free SEO Tools [Infographic]

by Paul Mergenhagen @ Blog – Mainstreethost

Discover Our Top 19 Free Tools for Successful SEO. Our recommended tools are distinguished by five categories:
Keyword research, On-page SEO, Technical SEO, Analytics and Marketing tag management

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What is Organic Search Engine Optimization (Organic SEO)? - Definition from Techopedia

What is Organic Search Engine Optimization (Organic SEO)? - Definition from Techopedia


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The Art & Science of Google AdWords

by salesadmin @

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SearchCap: Google EU appeal, goodbye fetch as Google for apps & award list

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Tips for Marketing Managers: How to Maximise Leads

by Leslie Tan @ Pure SEO

So your website is generating a lot of traffic, you are gaining a large social media following and your email database is growing everyday. However, none of this is transferring to dollars for your business and your boss is starting to raise questions. Don’t worry! Many business owners and marketing ...

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SearchCap: AdWords AMP landing pages, Google & Apple tracking & SEO mistakes

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Tasmania Skilled Occupation List

by admin @ Anzscosearch

Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List (TSOL) Vs Tasmanian State Migration Plan (TSMP) Major discrepancy found in relation to the Tasmanian Skilled Migration Occupation List. Depending on which page of the Tasmanian Government website you visit, you [...]
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This Week in Search: iOS Apps and Bing Ads

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week.
This week Google updated their iOS apps and Bing Ads helped advertisers.
Bing Ads Reveal Remarketing Bid Adjustment Suggestions
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How to start an LLC

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

This could also be titled, “How to File an LLC Yourself”, but I decided against it… 😉

  • For anyone interested, this is the exact steps I did to create my company.

If you want to go the easy route, “fill in the blank” option, may I recommend LegalZoom.com? 😀

The first thing you need to do is figure out what your small business will be about. Have that down pat first. LLC’s tend to work for “small businesses” and the “entrepreneur type” in the beginning. As you grow and mature your company, you can look into Corporations for a business structure.

I wanted to create a website design company about 5 years ago, but didn’t have the money to invest in a lawyer to write up and file the documents. My dad did the same thing with his home repair company, but I wanted to see if I could file the papers myself and save a boatload of money. Turns out I could, it just takes attention to details and double checking everything before you send it off.

After I decided on what I wanted to do, I had to think of a name. I thought up of a couple ideas, clever name twists, and wrote them down on paper.

After I had a list of possible names, I googled each one in quotation brackets to see if it pulled up in a search result. If it did, I would cross it off. If it didn’t, I would visit GoDaddy and see if the domain name was taken. If it was, I would cross it off the list. If it wasn’t, I would then go to my states DFI (Dept. of Financial Institutions) website (In this case, I live in WI, so I would go here): http://wdfi.org/ and “Search Business Records” there. If the name pulled up in their records, I would cross it off. If it didn’t, I would consider that a possible name for my LLC. It took me roughly a week doing it this route, but I’m glad I did. I found a really good name, and it made perfect sense to me (meaning it had an inside meaning that only I knew).

I then went to register my LLC in my States (WI in this case) DFI records. I clicked on the “Create a Corporation or LLC” link, and clicked “Limited Liability Company – Wisconsin”. This may or may not be different in the state you live in, and the laws governing that DFI, so always browse your States DFI website first.

For Wisconsin, they have a “What You Need” list, so be sure you have all the information and payment they need before you file. Also be sure to read and double read over the information and the steps they give you, you don’t want to make a mistake and have to pay for it to be corrected later.

Once you have all that information, click the “start filing link” and fill in the information they ask you to provide. Once that is finished, and you have paid your respective fee, print off the confirmation receipt and information and hold onto it! You will usually get an e-mail within a week saying your LLC was filed and accepted. In that e-mail, you will be provided with a link to the “Official Articles of Organization”. Print them off, and guard them with your life! That, and file them away with all your other important papers, and know where they are at all times. There are occasions you will need to pull them out, like making a copy for creating a business banking account, but for the most part they will sit in one area.

Taking this route, I only had to pay $130 for my LLC. There is an annual fee and report I have to provide my states DFI with every year, but it goes pretty smoothly. I saved having to pay $100-$1k+ because I filed it myself!

So, that’s how I did it, and saved money in the process. What route did you take or are planning on going? Comment below and lets get a conversation started around this.

A couple tips for LLC’s:

When you file, file as a “member managed LLC”. You could go for “Manager managed LLC”, but then there is the possibility of a LLP or Partnership problem down the road.

Also, you have to use LLC/ a limited liability company/limited liability co. when you mention your company. You can’t just use the name alone, except when buying the domain name for the company. I prefer to use the LLC option to make it shorter and easier to remember.

Here is another point a friend e-mailed me!

(7-28-09)Scott L.: An LLC is organized, not incorporated. Corporations are incorporated.

Have anything you would like to add regarding LLC’s?

Hope this post helps! 😀

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Assessing Your SEO Vitals

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Boost SEO by Inviting Your Employees to be Brand Advocates

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SearchCap: Yelp hits Google again, link building & SMX East preview

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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SearchCap: SEO content audits, a search marketer’s view of Facebook & a link study

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What’s Been going on?

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

Sorry if I haven’t been updating in a while, many things have been happening in my life.

First off, my computer went through a massive crash in October and November. I had my computer in the shop for 2 weeks and didn’t get it back till November 9. Turns out what happened is that my Power Supply, Motherboard, and Graphics Card all went bad. I now have basically 95% of my entire computer replaced, as my cd-rom drive broke, and we thought that the memory and/or hard drive was the problem (which is wasn’t, but I have more memory and HD space now).

Secondly, I now have a job. I work part time as a stocker and my local food store. I was employed on October 17. That has been taking up chunks of time I would usually spend on researching and recording. That might be changing soon as I am pursing a full-time job at another place.

Finally, my Grandfather (my mom’s dad) just passed away yesterday morning. We have been taking care of him for a while now as he has been having problems with his feet. He lives near our house, which makes it easy to keep an eye on him. He just came out of surgery Tuesday (he went in for vein bypass in the left leg), and my entire family was over that evening watching a movie with him. It seems he died about an hour after we left. The doctor said that he might have either died naturally, blood clot to the heart or brain, or a small heart attack. He was in the military for a time, but was never deployed, and was a long time mail carrier for the Postal Service. This is a hard time on our family this holiday season, so keep us in your prayers.

I might be able to post one or two episodes if I have the time. Do let me know if you have a question or would like to speak on a topic for the show and I will put you in.

Thanks for understanding and I hope to be back soon…..

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-01

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

  • Must pop out for a bit, but I will be back! 🙂 #
  • Ah, but @trumpuniversity is here! Looking forward to the tweets! 🙂 and tonights show… 😛 #
  • Oh wow, I did a search for Donald Trump on twitter, seems someone is holding it ransom for $100k Not Kidding! http://bit.ly/AgSOT #
  • Ha! found @JimJCramer. Now I can still stay updated even when on twitter #
  • Out of the blue, I wonder if Jim Cramer is on twitter?…. #
  • @gavinseim try Wells Fargo? in reply to gavinseim #
  • @Teenwriter looks cool! in reply to Teenwriter #
  • Weekend is going AWESOME though, how about yours? 🙂 #
  • Back from church finally, there was a baptism today! Boy, that takes me back…. #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-03

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

  • Taylor is still hobbling around from last nights FUN! http://ff.im/1ki5D #
  • HAHAHHA, now that’s good @chrispirillo! http://bit.ly/6hB8O #
  • RT @nealcampbell: Our president wants your money. Polls say 70% of you are happy about that. Weird. #
  • hence why I don’t use ping.fm for updates, it bounces around too much. #
  • taylormarek What I this http://Ping.fm thing? Its been a while since I’ve been here, what’s up people! http://ff.im/1k8Ms #
  • Ha! even managed to squeeze a typo in! 😛 Oh well, that’s what you get typing on a phone… http://ff.im/1k8BI #
  • Ha! even managed to squeeze a typo in! 😛 Oh well, that’s what you get typing on a phone… http://ff.im/1k8zN #
  • Ha! even managed to squeeze a typo in! 😛 Oh well, that’s what you get typing on a phone… #
  • What I this Ping.fm thing? Its been a while since I’ve been here, what’s up people! 🙂 http://ff.im/1k8uQ #
  • What I this Ping.fm thing? Its been a while since I’ve been here, what’s up people! 🙂 http://ff.im/1k8uu #
  • What I this Ping.fm thing? Its been a while since I’ve been here, what’s up people! 🙂 #
  • Blech, hate busy days like today, can’t get anything done. Can’t wait till Sat! #
  • @gavinseim oh yes, I remember that fun. Thats why I brought my phone! 😛 in reply to gavinseim #
  • Today is Square Day!! I’ll show you an article when I get to my computer… #
  • woot! Who knows what today is? @taylormarek me your answer! #
  • Taylor is at home. http://ff.im/1jZ8K #
  • Taylor is at work. http://ff.im/1jDb2 #
  • RT @ggw_bach: the more you give, the more you get back. Doesn’t sound possible, but truly, the universe works this way. #
  • @Sess thanks for the follow. Good luck on that degree! #
  • @meteorit thanks for the follow. Love the design work on your twitter page and website! #
  • @computerhilfe thanks for the follow. Love the content you have out there, if only I could read it! 😛 *gotta love a translator :)* #
  • @JayOatway thanks for the follow. Love the website design! #
  • @IgorFomichev thanks for the follow. Website sounds interesting… #
  • @jjbuss thanks for the follow. Your logo caught my eye right off the bat. I like it! #
  • @designriffs thanks for the follow. Your tweets look interesting, I’ll keep an eye out for anything that looks interesting. #
  • @TrumpUniversity thanks for the follow. I’m looking forward to those updates, enjoy every one I get 🙂 #
  • @dapsiua5 thanks for the follow. How are you liking it on this end as compared to your writing/real estate/etc. career? #
  • @rrutter thanks for the follow. Looking forward to those tweets! #
  • @the_poptimist thanks for the follow. Huh, why did no one show me that video about that weatherman before, he’s my weather guy! 😛 #
  • Ha! I think I should just set aside one day and do nothing but welcome new followers. What does everyone think? I’m kind of liking the idea. #
  • @itsliz thanks for the follow. Looking forward to new content at your website, keep up the good work 🙂 #
  • Ok, who forgot to tell me @AndyJenkins is on twitter!? *Follow* Looking forward to your tweets sir. #
  • @iPodiums thanks for the follow. Your twitter page graphic caught my eye right off the bat, well done there. #
  • @oliver_turner thanks for the follow. I’ll be hanging around your website, looks like some good content going on over there… #
  • @Sunshine808 thanks for the follow. Looks like I have another photographer following me, looking forward to your pics! #
  • @McBookPro thanks for the follow. Looking forward to your tweets! #
  • @RobMcNealy thanks for the follow. Love the twitter gangster video you made, twas very entertaining #
  • @loudmouthman yup, but I gotta say I love catching your tweets in reply to loudmouthman #
  • @tmaduri thanks for the follow. Very cool website layout imo, it caught my eye. #
  • @ggw_bach thanks for the follow. Looking forward to your music 🙂 #
  • @loudmouthman aahhh! You scared me! in reply to loudmouthman #
  • @icerocket thanks for the follow. I like that search engine you have going on over there 🙂 #
  • “Are you sure you want to delete this message?” Nah, figured I’d hit the trash button to see what it would do… 😛 #
  • Blech! DM SPAM! Get it off me!! #
  • @secret2fatloss thanks for the follow. Your website is well done, short and to the point. #
  • Welcoming new followers while listening to some good music, can’t get any better then this 🙂 #
  • @naldzgraphics thanks for the follow. I like that graphic you have on your twitter page #
  • @Joshlam thanks for the follow. Glad to see another teen in the ranks, albeit I’ll be a twenty-something in a matter of months… #
  • @microgeist thanks for the follow. I like the layout you have on your twitter page! #
  • @gregskidmore thanks for the follow. Looks like you are on radio too, keep up the awesome work there 🙂 #
  • @christianfea thanks for the follow. I like the theme on your website, it looks very familiar 😉 #
  • Ooo, I just got invited by Junior Achievement to attend the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame! I’ll have to mark that on my calendar 🙂 #
  • Wow, I made a piece of flair on facebook the other day, its getting pretty popular 🙂 #
  • Back in the hotseat, which is not that hot btw, and catching up on a couple things. Lets que the music! 🙂 #
  • @ThePodgineer I need to work out the bugs on my end before you get more to play with 😛 in reply to ThePodgineer #
  • Taylor is back home. Boy was Lazertag fun!! http://ff.im/1j3Yr #

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What Is Your Social Media Question?

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

Ok, I am about to embark on my first ever pillar article series. I’m super excited to be doing this and super excited to be helping you guys! 😀

What I Need From You

I need your questions! I’ve you’ve been holding back, now is the time to ask questions. If you’ve been scouring the web for an answer, simply ask it here and I will answer it for you!

Leave a comment with your question and I will take a snapshot of the comment and answer it in a future blog post! When the post is live, I will send you an email with a link to it. You will also get full link credit for your question so be sure to link to your website and twitter username.

So? What are you waiting for? Ask away! 🙂

Recent “Google My Business” Changes

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The True Scope of New Media

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

Have you ever thought about it? How deep have you looked into this question? What did you find?

I’ve thought about this for quite a while. This is actually one of the reasons I first started blogging and podcasting 4+ years ago. I looked into it and I saw the uncharted territory, the vast size, and was instantly pulled in. I’m an explorer by nature, curious as all get out, and always manage to find a new angle to look at something. Just ask the disassembled electronics scattered around my room when I was 10. That was fun.

New Media offers something that nothing else does. A chance to be yourself and get noticed, no more hoops to jump through. The opportunity to explore your passion to your hearts content and get lost if you want to. And the chance to truly make a living, and then some, off of doing what you love. 😉

Are you with me? What are your thoughts?

Quality Content is the Key to SEO

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This Week in Creative Staffing: Don’t Confuse UX with CX

by Sal Trifilio @ Onward Search

This Week in Creative Staffing we take a look at a number of top stories including: Don't Confuse User Experience and Customer Experience, Essential SQL Skills for Growing Your Paycheck and much more. Get it all here.

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Semalt Suggests 5 Google Tools for Building SEO Content

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Onward Search Blog Ranked Top 10 in Staffing Industry

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The Onward Search Blog was recently ranked No. 6 by a Feedspot panel, out of a list of more than 100 publications. You can learn more about how the Feedspot panel evaluated and selected the Onward Search blog, as well as view the full list here.

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Can User Generated Content Help Boost SEO?

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Goodbye SEO, Hello SCM: The Rise of Search Content Marketing

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#88: Current Economic Conditions, Why Most Businesses Fail, and Feedburner Hacked!

#88: Current Economic Conditions, Why Most Businesses Fail, and Feedburner Hacked!

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In Episode #88 you will learn about the current economic situation, as well as give you some homework. In Business I speak about why most businesses fail and how it is linked sometimes to hearing the dreaded "No". In Technology I speak about the newly discovered flaw in Feedburner. Another hack to add to the archives I would say... For Your Homework, head on out to #28: Taylor Marek Podcast #85 The articles used in today's show can be found at: http://www.geeknewscentral.com/archives/008148.html http://thenextweb.org/2008/08/04/feedburner-hack-how-to-get-2500-subscribers-overnight-video/ If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about anything mentioned during the show, or to give your two-cents on a topic, call our toll-free line at 1-866-TMP-2860.

#23 Sponsored by GoDaddy.com: Most Important Asset, Why salesman lose business, and Has Vista been cracked

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Sponsorship provided by: Go Daddy, the leader in internet domain sales. Go to http://www.godaddy.com and use code blu11 to save 10% on your next order. In episode 23 you will learn about your most important financial asset. You will learn the biggest reason why salesmen lose business. And technology uncovers a discovery about Windows Vista that is vulnerable to piracy. Look for a post in a couple days for a link to the article mentioned in the podcast.

This Week in Creative Staffing: 10 Tips for Hiring Freelancers

by Sal Trifilio @ Onward Search

This week's edition of our news roundup series includes stories about how IT managers are leveraging freelancers to meet their hiring needs, advice from business leaders on hiring contingent workforces and other top articles from the creative staffing space.

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Ads Attached to Extremist Content Land Google in Deep Water

by Cam Wilkes @ Pure SEO

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Capitalizing on Google Local Search to Build Your Business

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Put Your Best Content Forward with Google Posts

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COLLAB VIDEO ANYONE?? (2.20.11 – YTO Day 51)

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I talk about collab videos and who should be next for my staring contest. I also talk about the democrats and the budget in Wisconsin again. For some reason when I try to make videos shorter, they get longer… -YouTube Orbit Day 51- —————————————————————— LINKS Main Channel youtube.com Games youtube.com

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A Call-to-Action (or CTA) is a method of encouraging your website visitors to undertake a specific action. There are a variety of ways to use Calls-to-Action, but some methods have proven to be more effective than others. Use the strategies below to achieve maximum CTA success.

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How I Made My First $100 Online

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

“It was a dark and stormy night. The wind was whipping the trees into a frenzy of leaves and branches which crashed into the side of the building I was staying in. My mind was screaming for it to be over, but I knew it hadn’t even started. I braced my inner self for the impending doom approaching the building, knowing I would also have to fight myself if my mind broke. I would either come out victorious or die fighting to my last breath. Walking to the door, I opened it. The wind blew through my hair, powerful and threatening enough to knock me over. Rain splashed against my face as I resolutely crossed the threshold and walked out into the storm, seeking the silence beyond.”

Not exactly the introduction you expected to read about right? You probably were expecting me to say something along the lines of “I hacked Facebook and got some massive dough, let me show you my insider secrets!”

No, I am not that kind of person. Nor do I expect to be. I am the kind of guy who provides you with some solid information you can use. I am the kind of guy who wants to document my journey online. I am the kind of guy who wants to give you something of value.

To that end, and in response to the unexpected introduction you just read, here is what I have up to this point.

That introduction is basically what my mind was going through at the time before I started making solid money online. Using allegory is as close as I can come to explaining my predicament at the time without giving away private information.

How did I do it? How did I make my first $100 online?

1. I searched for an Urgent Need

I thought to myself, “What do people need help with? How can I help them?” My thoughts stumbled across Facebook Fan Pages. The more I thought about it, the more I uncovered that I knew alot about Fan Pages that I could teach people and that this was something big enough for companies to have. 400 million targeted potential customers in one place with dirt cheap access to all of them and companies just flirting around the issue? I knew I had to do something.

2. I provided customers with the exact solution

I figured many businesses knew about Fan Pages, but had no idea how to create/maintain/promote one. I also knew of other companies who just jumped in without looking and stepped in a couple problem areas that could have been avoided if they had guidance.

3. I Planned In Advance

Not everything was planned out, but most of it was. I cannot stress this enough when starting out online. You need to have some key aspects planned out, such as name, upsell flow, content, offer, and price, before you start “officially working on it”.

4. I Started Free

When I started putting the wheels into action, people already started coming in, but I wasn’t even finished! I was still in the midst of making my skeleton, which was barely operating at this point, yet people were coming in. I knew at that moment that my idea had paid off and continued with renewed vigor.

5. I Strategically Positioned myself to take advantage of all the Free Traffic/Exposure

In the name, where it was located, and how I started, I strategically positioned everything to take advantage of all the free traffic out there on Facebook. I never spent a penny advertising, they all came to me. This particular step required some thinking on my end to make sure this idea worked, the rest came in all by itself naturally.

6. I converted from Free To Paid

I left the free option open for about two weeks, then shutdown the free offer I had going. I stuck a price tag on it and stuck it back on the shelf. I expected traffic to drop, which it did, but people still came and purchased based on the pricing structure I had planned out beforehand. I even made a cold sale over the phone, which left me energized for at least a week! (Gotta thank Wells Fargo for all that sales training when I was a teller) 😉

7. I Upsold to a Premium Option

Yup, contained within my plan to get their foot in the door was the first small purchase and the subsequent value I added in the content I provided. I wanted to provide them with enough value that they would be happy and clamor for more. Some did, and I gave it to them. They are extremely happy, know exactly what to do, and are all fired up to handle what they have.

What do I do?

I Create Fan Pages.

What do you do?

Social Media and SEO: The Simple Answer Is YES!

by centerlyne @ Centerlyne

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UI vs UX: Who to Hire

by Sal Trifilio @ Onward Search

UI vs UX: Do you know which professional you need to hire and when? In our latest blog, we take an in-depth look at the UI and UX discipline--explaining the debate between to the two spaces, defining each, comparing them both and giving you quick scenarios under which you might need to hire either type of candidate.

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How To Make A Landing Page That Converts

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Google Autocomplete: Powerful SEO Tool or Epic Time Sink?

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Create A Facebook Fan Page

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

For those wondering, this is a short blast to all who may need one.

I am right now making Facebook Fan Pages for FREE for anyone who may need one. Its for a limited time though, so if you are reading this you need to jump aboard NOW.

Update: Yes, I am true to my word. The free opportunity is no longer. I can still design your fan pages for you, but it will cost a small amount for me to put them together. It is well worth the cost though. Actually, I should really increase the price soon as I am giving them away at a deep discount…

Where should you go? http://createafanpage.com

I’d love to see you on the other side.

-Taylor Marek

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#34 Sponsored by GoToMyPC: What about my credit score, How do I keep new employees, and Microsoft has 1 million Zune babies

#34 Sponsored by GoToMyPC: What about my credit score, How do I keep new employees, and Microsoft has 1 million Zune babies

by @ Taylor Marek Podcast

This episode has been sponsored by GotoMyPC. Try GotoMyPC free for 30 days! For this special offer, visit http://www.gotomypc.com/podcast In today's episode Finances answers the question, "What about my credit score?". Business will show you how to keep new employees. In Technology news, Microsoft has 1 million Zune babies. The articles used in today's show can be found at: http://www.kiplinger.com/columns/starting/archive/2007/st0221.htm http://www.entrepreneur.com/magazine/entrepreneur/2007/june/178368.html http://www.zuneluv.com/2007/05/28/microsoft-sells-one-million-zunes-whats-next/ If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about anything mentioned during the show, or to give your two-cents on a topic, call our toll-free line at 1-866-TMP-2860.

Top 3 Ground Rules for Lead Generation

by Cam Wilkes @ Pure SEO

Want more leads without spending insane amounts of money? Make the most of your budget by following some easy, basic ground rules for lead generation! Let’s get to it.

 Hard work is GOLD
Hard and consistent work always pays off. This isn’t something you can get around and you shouldn’t want to ...

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The Top 19 Free SEO Tools [Infographic]

by Paul Mergenhagen @ Mainstreethost

Discover Our Top 19 Free Tools for Successful SEO. Our recommended tools are distinguished by five categories:
Keyword research, On-page SEO, Technical SEO, Analytics and Marketing tag management

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This Week in Search: Google, Facebook and Instagram Announce Changes

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week.
Three of the top dogs of the internet announce changes, including a feature to help drivers park and a stance against fake news.
Google Introduces New ‘Find Parking’ Feature for Google ...

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Quick Tips to Marry SEO & Social Media

by centerlyne @ Centerlyne

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This Week in Creative Staffing: New Work in the Age of AI

by Sal Trifilio @ Onward Search

Our latest edition of This Week in Creative Staffing, we've rounded up top stories including: the new jobs that AI will create, how to recruit creatives as a start up, ethical dilemmas for UX designers and more.

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How to Earn a Full Time Income as a Part Time SEO Consultant

by kalena @ Search Engine College

The last couple of months have been super busy for our Director of Studies, Kalena Jordan. She’s been working on her first online video course for the Udemy platform and it’s finally published. The course is called How to Earn a Full Time Income as… Continue reading

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Google/Yahoo Search Deal called off

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

In order you keep you guys up to date on what is happening in the tech world, here is the first of my daily tech postings. Let me know if this is content you would like to see, or let me know which tech topics pique your interest.

Did you know that Google and Yahoo were planning on launching a search engine deal? Yahoo would have had Google search results appear alongside Yahoo’s search results if everything went as planned. It was shortly called off before the Dept. of Justice was able to file an antitrust complaint.

Read more here: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9122498&intsrc=hm_list

SearchCap: Amp links at large, Google AdWords demographic targeting & more

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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#88: Current Economic Conditions, Why Most Businesses Fail, and Feedburner Hacked!

#88: Current Economic Conditions, Why Most Businesses Fail, and Feedburner Hacked!

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

In Episode #88 you will learn about the current economic situation, as well as give you some homework. In Business I speak about why most businesses fail and how it is linked sometimes to hearing the dreaded “No”. In Technology I speak about the newly discovered flaw in Feedburner. Another hack to add to the archives I would say…

For Your Homework, head on out to #28: Taylor Marek Podcast #85

The articles used in today’s show can be found at:
http://www.geeknewscentral.com/archives/008148.html
http://thenextweb.org/2008/08/04/feedburner-hack-how-to-get-2500-subscribers-overnight-video/

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about anything mentioned during the show, or to give your two-cents on a topic, call our toll-free line at 1-866-TMP-2860.

#25 Sponsored by GoDaddy.com: Tax Deductions, Secrets of Making Appointments, and a New IBM Chip

#25 Sponsored by GoDaddy.com: Tax Deductions, Secrets of Making Appointments, and a New IBM Chip

by @ Taylor Marek Podcast

This episode has been sponsored by GoDaddy.com. Visit http://www.godaddy.com today to get your piece of the internet, plus enter code BLU11 when you checkout and save 10% on your next purchase. For Finances, you will learn about a standard deduction you can apply to your taxes. In Business, you will learn about the Secret of making Appointments, along with a sneak preview of a special guest that will appear on next week's show. In Technology you will become informed on IBM's research into a new chip capable of running at 160GB per second.

This Week in Creative Staffing: Merging UX Design with Performance Marketing

by Sal Trifilio @ Onward Search

The latest edition of This Week in Creative Staffing includes top stories highlighting the convergence of UX design and performance marketing, eye-opening digital marketing stats, a new niche for talent in the AR space and more.

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3 Reasons Your AdWords Traffic Is Not Qualified

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

AdWords is one of the most predictable paid media channels. By using it, you’re focusing on people who show their intent in advertising platforms. Search traffic is growing by a lot. In 2014, marketers spent $23.44 billion in the search channel. That same figure for this year is already $32.32 billion, and it’s expected to […]

Social Media: Paid vs. Organic

by Sara Brace @

With over 2.3 billion people on social media last year and 2.5 billion projected for 2017 according to Statista, it’s hard to deny the impact that social media can make on consumers. Businesses of all industries should understand the benefits…

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The Easy Road

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

Something I’ve been wanting to get off my back for a while now, and I feel inspired to write today.

Tell me how many times the easy road has paid off for someone? I can tell you from experience it DOESN’T. Most of the time you just meet the people who are lucky and it paid off for them. Its why they are called “One Hit Wonders”. Remember Furby? Remember Nano Pets? (If you grew up in the late 90’s you’d know these…) Notice the pattern?

What about the rest of us? Well, let me just say it as plain as can be. Hard Work. Yup, that is what it takes.

Disclaimer: I am in the middle of reading, “Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk. It may or may not be influencing what I’m writing, but regardless this is something I’ve known about for several years.

When I first started my blog/podcast, I did NOT do it for the purpose of raking in eyeballs and money. I wanted to share something with the world that was near and dear to my heart. If millions of people came, great! If millions of dollars flowed my way, great! But that is not why I was doing it. I was joining the ranks of people sharing a passion of theirs for the world to benefit from. Sure I’d like to have that life and be able to hang out on a beach sipping a soda (notice I didn’t say piña colada… ;P), but I have more important things I could be doing then that. Trust me, I’d get bored with that life real fast. Anyone would get bored with that life real fast.

Why? Because we have an ingrained sense of purpose in the work we love to do. Its what makes us who we are. Hard Work is what fulfills a basic desire in a man’s life.

Now that’s not to say millions of people will view my website, millions of dollars will flow my way, and that I might hang out on a beach sometime in the future. Those are just the side effects of working your butt off. Notice how easy it is to get off of track? We make the spin-off of what we do into something we think defines us. Don’t hold that up to the pedestal of “goals to attain”, because its not.

In my studies, I’ve been noticing a pattern. Those who make it in life, and those that are remembered for all time, are those who worked till their butts fell off and kept going. Was it easy? No. Was it fun all the time? No. Was the pain unbearable at times? Yes. Did it pay off? Yes. Is it still paying off for them? Yup.

I’ll let you peruse your thoughts and post a comment, but I’ll leave you with one thought.

“You’ll only get out of life what you put into it. Little effort reaps little. Exponential effort reaps countless rewards. How much are you going to put in?”

#LIVEIT!

Semalt Suggests 5 Google Tools for Building SEO Content - Highlight Brand Design

Semalt Suggests 5 Google Tools for Building SEO Content - Highlight Brand Design


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What Is Conversion Rate Optimisation?

by Cam Wilkes @ Pure SEO

Optimising and advertising your site on Google is an important way to gain traffic and visibility. But that’s just the beginning of an effective digital marketing campaign. Traffic doesn’t count for much if it doesn’t convert into conversions and sales. If a company or brand wants to gain an edge ...

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The Psychology of Colour: How It Affects The Way We Buy

by Brett Langlois @ Pure SEO

Humans are visual creatures and it is theorised that colour plays a huge role in influencing our purchasing behaviour. Marketers have found that the colour of the call-to-action (CTA) button has a great effect on conversion, with different colours evoking different emotions, memories, and so on.
Colour has been used quite ...

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What Is Social Media Advertising?

by Michael Hopson @

We live in a world full of likes, comments, tweets, pins, grams, snaps, and many more ridiculous interactions that can be found on social media. Merriam Webster defines social media as: “Forms of electronic communication (as websites for social networking…

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This Week in Creative Staffing: The Rise of the Telecommuting Workforce

by Sal Trifilio @ Onward Search

In This Week in Creative Staffing, our weekly news roundup, we include stories on: the rising telecommuting workforce, the next step of digital marketing's evolution, a look at 10 years of the iPhone and more.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist job description template | Workable

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Understanding the Role of “Big Data” in Internet Marketing

by salesadmin @

Today, big data is changing the face of internet marketing. Although it’s a phrase you’ve likely heard before, the concept of big data is not widely understood by many business owners, especially those who own small to mid-size companies. But … Read More...

This Week in Search: New Features and Saying Goodbye to the Old

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week.
This week Facebook and Instagram tested out new features on Facebook, Bing said links will decrease in importance, and Google and Facebook made important announcements.
Facebook Will Stop Displaying Instant Articles in Messenger
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SEO 101: How Often Does Google Update Search Results? - SEO Mechanic -

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The immediate answer to your questions is: How long is a piece of string?The problem here is that Google's search results are in a constant state of change.In this blog post I will talk about how to better understand how often Googlebot crawls your site and why its different for every website.[click to continue...]

This Week in Creative Staffing: Why Freelancers Are Happier Than Traditional Workers

by Sal Trifilio @ Onward Search

Our latest creative staffing news roundup covers a number of top stories including: why freelancers are happier than traditional workers, a piece of the design process designers are overlooking and much more.

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How are my Spiritual Birthday and this Blog related?

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

Well, very simple. I went to a conference in March of 2006, and there met Ken Pierpont. It was at that conference I first heard about blogging and the power behind it. He also touched a bit on podcasting, which I had never heard before. I came home and purposed at that point to start “blogging”. I kept it as a bit of an online journal if you will for a while, then started digging deeper into blogging. That started my move into podcasting, and I’ve never looked back. I absolutely LOVE the connections and the conversations that I’ve had in this space. Not to mention the pure POWER behind this “new media revolution”.

I strategically planned this blog out. I didn’t want to get a wordpress.com or blogger.com blog. I didn’t even want to go under a pen name. I wanted to be me, and creating my own blog helped me achieve that. From the start, this venture was flooded in prayer, and I made a definite step by releasing my first post to the world exactly three years ago today. Here is the first post I ever wrote:

http://taylormarek.com/2006/04/02/spiritual-birthday/

Since then, what has happened still amazes me to this day. I have interviewed some very popular people on the internet, I’ve been reader of the month for my local library, I was interviewed for the monthly JA newsletter, I’ve had the honor of being written about in the book “Podcasting for Profit” by Leesa Barnes, and I had the pleasure of being able to attend the 2008 New Media Expo. The website has continued to grow as well.

I am still amazed that those whom I consider “rockstars” of the new media realm and doggedly follow actually know me personally. That alone encourages me to continue cranking out new content for you guys. God is good isn’t He?

Today I turn nine in the Lord, and this blog officially turns three. I embrace the expanding horizon with open arms thanking God for this opportunity He has laid in front of me and welcoming whatever new opportunities He will lay in front of me in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. Thank you for being a part of this special celebration.

Why Quality Content Is Important For SEO

by Joanna Cho @ Pure SEO

People often talk about content and SEO as if they were two separate marketing tools, but the truth is they overlap. There is no such thing as SEO without content, and you can’t have good online content without SEO. They need to coexist to exist at all.
SEO is more technical, ...

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Search Content Marketing vs. Search Engine Optimization - Centerlyne

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Search Content Marketing is the next step in SEO for those businesses that are serious about managing and marketing their website and social sites

3 Advanced AdWords Features You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

by kalena @ Search Engine College

By Kalena Jordan So you’ve been running a Google AdWords account for a while now and think you’ve got a pretty good handle on things. But are you confident that you are getting the most conversions possible? Are you using all the tips and tricks… Continue reading

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Downloads will now be taxed

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

Yes, you heard me right. This makes me mad to no end. Why? Ugh, don’t even get me started….

First off, taxing the internet period is just dumb. Its virtually impossible to enforce, and even if it was able to be, you would have the masses to deal with.

Second, how in the world is this going to work? Is this going on your internet bill, or is it being footed directly to the businesses?

Thirdly, if the US government was really having a problem with money, they would be cutting things back like crazy, like any normal business would, and re-organizing on the inside. Oh, but wait. What about the stimulus package that is supposed to help? Is that not doing anything?

Really guys, this is not creative thinking at all. I expect better of you or I will boot you out of office on your next term.

Now I’m not trying to make this into a political post, but this just makes me mad.

What can we learn about this?

To apply to your personal finances, watch your spending. If you don’t have the money, don’t buy it. If it seems money is escaping through a hole, find the hole and plug it. Do not make it bigger or try to hide it. If it is a legitimate thing that needs to be cut off, cut it off.

What about business? If there is some expense that is draining your business, cut it off. Also look through your entire business to see if there are areas you can improve and save money on.

What about Technology? Simply put, trying to tax something like downloads is impossible to enforce, it only makes the masses mad at you.

http://www.fox6now.com/news/sns-ap-wi-xgr–budgetwoes,0,5520090.story

What do you think about this? You’ve heard my end, and I would love to hear yours. Lets get a conversation going around this. Did I mention this will be signed into Wisconsin law this Friday (2-20)?

5 Landing Page Optimisation Mistakes To Avoid

by Brett Langlois @ Pure SEO

Landing pages are an indispensable part of digital marketing. If your landing page is effective, that visitor might convert into a lead or a customer. If it is ineffective, he or she might leave your site and go to a competitor’s site instead. The effectiveness of all your traffic driving ...

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Need Social Media Coaching?

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

Something has been on my mind for the past several years now. It is in regards to showing you how to take advantage of the tools available to us today. I know I haven’t spoken much on it, and I know a small handful of you are following me like a dog to learn from me. I apologize I haven’t been able to provide this sooner, I guess I needed to be bitten on the rear end to actually put this idea into action!

Note: If you want access to the vault where this coaching is stored, here is the link: http://bit.ly/socialmediavault

Now I’m not going to go around like other spammy websites in the blogosphere recommending you to buy this product of mine (pretend I’m waving something around), join an e-mail list (I only provide you with blog post updates and secret tidbits when something is new on my site), or *insert internet scam here*. I know waay too many people in my space that bounce around too much, and are losing my trust little by little.

When I was a Child…

From early childhood on, I’ve been fascinated with technology. Can’t tell you exactly why (my dad was a “car guy”), but I always loved looking into how some gadget worked, rip it apart, then put it back together. You can ask my mother for the details on things I smashed, ripped, pulled apart, or explained how such a piece worked if you’re interested. I always thought scientists were the coolest guys in the world, and they still are, and how you could specialize down to a niche so small only a handful people knew of it.  But that niche was so vibrant the world would hear about this awesome new technology that’s discovered sooner or later, and then flocks of people would come in to see what its all about and be wrapped inside the amazement of the discovery. At that point in time I wanted to be either the President of the United States, or some scientist in a tiny vibrant field of research. That defined me up until my teenage years. What happened then? Well, in a nutshell some of my schoolwork came to a screeching halt when I stumbled upon the internet. I guess the DNA for geek was already in me, as I stayed on the computer for hours tapping countless nodes of information. I lived a block and a half from a library, and soon every book on HTML, JavaScript, BASIC, and anything even related to computers was checked out and read countless times. I absorbed HTML through osmosis, and soon was hard-coding webpages on my computer when the dial-up was offline. This world was fascinating to me, as it was new, so I wanted to learn everything about it.

What does this have to do with Social Media?

Well, hang on, you’ll find out… Everything changed in my world three years ago when I first learned about blogging, podcasting, vlogging, and something called, “New Media”. I looked into it and knew in a heartbeat that THIS is where I wanted to stake my flag. This held a small community of vibrant people that quite literally can shake the world upside down and rightside up again. I didn’t dip my feet in, I LEAPT in! I was in the trenches learning everything I could, talking to everyone I could, and engaging with people on a level unheard of in today’s world! I got pretty cozy in this space, until something started creeping into my head. There was something missing. I couldn’t place my finger on it, but I knew deep in my heart that an integral piece of the puzzle had been left out. For months I kept turning up empty and frustrated. Then I attended New Media Expo 2008. Here, I found the missing puzzle piece. What was it? SOCIAL MEDIA!

What about Social Media?

Lets just say that its the engine to a car named “New Media” shall we? It fits pretty well. At last I found the missing part and threw it into action. Let me just say that flooring the gas pedal and pealing down the street was the best feeling in the world at that point. Something exploded, and not long after people started noticing something had changed in the way I had done things, so they started asking questions. I’d help them out, then watch their eyes pop as they went speeding off down the road as well.

Why am I saying all this?

Because I want to help you. I want to bring you into this vibrant community and open your eyes. I want to see you speed off down the road with an ecstatic look of glee your face. I’m finally putting the plan in motion and I want to see you hop aboard with me. I am going to be teaching a course on Social Media over the next few months, and I want you to be a part of it. There is no cost to attend, it is all free training. You are welcome to bring as many friends to the party as you can, I have more than plenty of food for all. Here is the breakdown:

Note: All of these sessions are now over and are in my vault. If you want access to the vault, here is the link: http://bit.ly/socialmediavault

  • November 4, 2009 @ 6pm CST: Teleseminar on “Social Media 101”. I’ll cover the basics and get you to start drooling over the potential this platform provides to you.
  • November 11, 2009 @ 6pm CST: Teleseminar on “Twitter”. I’ll cover all the basics of twitter and bring you up to speed with this vital tool.
  • November 18, 2009 @ 6pm CST: Teleseminar on “Facebook”. Facebook has changed the way we interact, I’ll bring you up to speed with this tool as well.
  • November 25, 2009 @ 6pm CST: Teleseminar on “LinkedIn”. A little known tool that will do wonders if you know how to use it.

Anything in particular you notice that is missing? Have a question? Leave it in the comments below, and I’ll respond back to you. How can I take advantage of this coaching? http://bit.ly/socialmediavault. This is my first offering to the public, so you can bet I’m a tad freaked out (heh, that word doesn’t even do justice to what I feel) by what I’m doing. My mind is yelling at me right now saying that I’m out of my mind, but I’m overcoming this obstacle to provide you with something of value. I’m not going anywhere, I plan on staying here for the long term.

#48 Sponsored by GoDaddy: Sales Tax on vacation, Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur, and Iphone Unlocked

#48 Sponsored by GoDaddy: Sales Tax on vacation, Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur, and Iphone Unlocked

by taylormarek @ Taylor Marek

This episode has been sponsored by GoDaddy. Get your piece of the Internet today and save 10% on your next order by using code POD11 or BLU11. http://www.godaddy.com

In today’s episode I reveal that sales tax does go on vacation. In Business you will find out about the confessions of a serial entrepreneur. And Technology talks about the IPhone unlocking software.

The articles used in today’s show can be found at:
http://money.cnn.com/2007/08/06/pf/taxes/taxbreak_shopping/index.htm?postversion=2007080613

http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/may2007/sb20070507_959441.htm?chan=search

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/09/iphone-unlockin.html

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about anything mentioned during the show, or to give your two-cents on a topic, call our toll-free line at 1-866-TMP-2860.

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