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Do Not Give Up On Your CRM Leads Too Easily
Here are several excerpts from an excellent article by David Tabor, CRM Tips: Don't Let Leads Die Prematurely:
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Date: 2009-10-29
 
How To Correctly Fix And Patch Site Architecture
In the past few months all of the search engines, but especially Google have released or started supporting new ways of fixing site architecture issues. However IMHO these are band-aid solutions for bad site architecture, and not something you should rely on … at all.
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Date: 2009-10-29
 
Building White Paper Topics From Twitter Posts
Are you scratching your head trying to come up with current trends on a particular white paper topic? Why not tap into Twitter? By using applications that harness the power of this vast network, you can selectively search the Twittersphere for trends in your industry.
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Date: 2009-10-29
 
Using Twitter To Share Your Message
I recently spoke with Adweek's Brian Morrissey about Twitter and brands. He began with the thought that Twitter presents a challenge for old school marketing people who are used to crafting messages and coming up with clever ways of presenting them.
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Date: 2009-10-29
 
Developing Your Site For An Unfamiliar Audience
Do you ever think that SEO is "obvious"? "Common knowledge"? "Pretty easy, really"? In this video, "Scott" from Google asked 50 people on the street if they knew what a browser was. Watch this:
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Date: 2009-10-29
 
Developing Your Website For The Lowest Common Denominator
Do you ever think that SEO is "obvious"? "Common knowledge"? "Pretty easy, really"? In this video, "Scott" from Google asked 50 people on the street if they knew what a browser was. Watch this:
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Date: 2009-10-29
 
Connecting Internally For Better Knowledge Management
Yesterday, at work, was one of those days where there were not enough hours in the day that would allow you to go through everything you had planned in the morning to achieve during the course of the day. Far too hectic, for sure. But this time around in a good sense.
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Date: 2009-10-29
 
Defining How People Use Search Engines
The search engine industry frequently innovates as do consumer behaviors for discovery and sharing. Those changes require search marketers to take a fresh look at what search engine optimization (SEO) is and why companies should or should not engage in its practice.
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Date: 2009-10-28
 
Understanding How Search Engines Work
The search engine industry frequently innovates as do consumer behaviors for discovery and sharing. Those changes require search marketers to take a fresh look at what search engine optimization (SEO) is and why companies should or should not engage in its practice.
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Date: 2009-10-28
 
How Hackers Are Trying To Penetrate Cloud Computing
Now that my two cloud servers have been up and running long enough for scanners, hackers and other folks to find them. What is interesting is seeing what kind of hacker activity the two cloud servers are seeing, and how they are standing up to being exposed on the internet.
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Date: 2009-10-28
 
How To Determine If Your CRM Efforts Are Failing
Here are several excerpts from a very good guest post that appeared in Michael Krigsman's, Blog, Going Commando: Four Signs of CRM Failure: CRM failure remains a significant problem in many organizations. For that reason, it's important to explore why so many of these projects do not achieve their potential.
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Date: 2009-10-28
 
How Whitehouse.gov Will Bring Open Source To The American Spotlight
Like many of you, I awoke Monday to read that whitehouse.gov was now running on open source products including Durpal, Red Hat Linux, Apache web server, MySQL and Apache Solr.
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Date: 2009-10-28
 
The Core Differences In News Feeds On Twitter And Facebook
Facebook yesterday turned on a bunch of new features on its news feed (here is TechCrunch's writeup of the new features). It looks a lot more like FriendFeed, even though Facebook claims that the FriendFeed team didn't work on these new features.
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Date: 2009-10-27
 
Understanding News Feed Differences With Facebook And Twitter
Facebook yesterday turned on a bunch of new features on its news feed (here is TechCrunch's writeup of the new features). It looks a lot more like FriendFeed, even though Facebook claims that the FriendFeed team didn't work on these new features.
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Date: 2009-10-27
 
Perl 5.11.1 Enters The Scene
The march of progress continued last week with the release of Perl 5.11.1. This release - which, it should stressed, is a development release - incorporates some significant changes, and Perl programmers have been encouraged to give the whole thing a test drive when possible.
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Date: 2009-10-27
 
Staying Current With Your Social Media Research
This is the fifth in a series of interviews with Samuel Driessen, Information Architect at Océ and some of his colleagues, about their Enterprise 2.0 implementation and adoption experiences. Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. Earlier, I wrote out their micro-messaging (Yammer) , wiki experiences, enterprise information architecture, and SharePoint implementation. For this post I spoke with Samuel and Peter Kruizinga about their social bookmarking experiences.
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Date: 2009-10-26
 
Dealing With Low Quality Links To Your Site
A latest Webmaster Blog is providing solutions to the webmasters who want to get rid of the low-quality links on the Webmaster Tools. There is no doubt that every site owner wants to build a good reputation for its site and the poor-quality incoming links can harm the credibility & ranking of the site.
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Date: 2009-10-26
 
What Do Low Quality Links Mean For You
A latest Webmaster Blog is providing solutions to the webmasters who want to get rid of the low-quality links on the Webmaster Tools. There is no doubt that every site owner wants to build a good reputation for its site and the poor-quality incoming links can harm the credibility & ranking of the site.
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Date: 2009-10-26
 
Opening Effective Customer Communication Through Twitter
One of the most oft-cited examples of how Twitter can open up effective communication channels between the customer service parts of an organization and its customers is the US entertainment and information services provider Comcast and a man known on Twitter as @comcastcares.
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Date: 2009-10-26
 
Twitter Could Be To Blame For Economic Stress In The UK
Headline seem like it's over the top? Maybe a little but a report has been released making the claim that Twitter costs the British economy 1.38 billion pounds on an annual basis. That's a boat load of pounds! (We miss you Carol. Please say something outrageous soon, please!).
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Date: 2009-10-26
 
How To Correctly Use Your Analytics Data
Not knowing what to expect, in some cases can be really exciting, like river rafting or hiking or exploring a reef while snorkeling, however, when it comes to your website it can be more important to have a better perspective on what to look forward to and what to look out for especially when your livelihood is on the line.
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Date: 2009-10-23
 
Taking Traffic Into Consideration With Your Analytics
Not knowing what to expect, in some cases can be really exciting, like river rafting or hiking or exploring a reef while snorkeling, however, when it comes to your website it can be more important to have a better perspective on what to look forward to and what to look out for especially when your livelihood is on the line.
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Date: 2009-10-23
 
Understanding The Real Focus Of Net Neutrality
As the new proposals for rules and regulations start to show up regarding net neutrality moving forward it is apparent that politics and political wrangling will rule this one. A very real possible result of this could be that common sense is shelved. Why do I say this? Go ahead and read the article from Macworld discussing this very subject and see if you come to another conclusion.
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Date: 2009-10-23
 
Taking Full Advantage Of Cloud Based Business Solutions
Here are just a few excerpts from a series of articles by Patrick Barnard, Senior Web Editor for TMCnet, The Advantages of SaaS-based Call Center Solutions: Thinking about replacing your legacy call center system but not sure whether to go the software-as-a-service or on-premises route?
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Date: 2009-10-23
 
Microsoft, Capgemini Begin ERP+ Initiative
Microsoft has made its way into the ERP-related headlines once again. This time, the tech giant has partnered with Capgemini to put millions of dollars behind something called the ERP+ Initiative.
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Date: 2009-10-23
 
Supply Chain CEO Sees Bright Future for Industry
It's almost beyond cliche at this point to say that the economy has affected everyone. One industry that took a massive hit was Supply Chains. It makes sense; they're the middle man that transports goods from supplier to consumer. If consumers aren't buying, the suppliers aren't supplying and so on and so forth.
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Date: 2009-10-23
 
How To Select File Groups In XP
I know how to move files around on my computer and copy them to/from a disk by dragging and dropping, but it's a pain that I always have to open two windows and line them up side by side to drag and drop from one location to another. Plus, sometimes I'd like to select a group of files to copy or move, but they aren't arranged in order so I can't select a group of them by dragging a dotted-line rectangle around them. What's an easier way to do all of this?
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Date: 2009-10-22
 
Get A Better Understand Of Your User Through Analytics
Tools like Google Analytics give you an insight into your customer base that can't be matched by giants in the brick-and-mortar field. You actually can see what people have in their minds when they come to your website or online store, and you can use that information to expand your product line if people aren't finding what they're looking for.
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Date: 2009-10-22
 
Gaining Valuable User Data With Google Analytics
Tools like Google Analytics give you an insight into your customer base that can't be matched by giants in the brick-and-mortar field. You actually can see what people have in their minds when they come to your website or online store, and you can use that information to expand your product line if people aren't finding what they're looking for.
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Date: 2009-10-22
 
MySQL Founder Concerned Over Fork User Protection
Ex MySQL leaders on opposite sides of EU vs. Oracle discussion. MySQL's ex-CEO Marten Mickos and MySQL co-founder Michael ‘Monty' Widenius have recently released open letters to the EU. Marten writes in support of Oracle acquisition of MySQL, as part of the Sun acquisition. Monty writes to block MySQL from being controlled by Oracle.
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Date: 2009-10-21
 
How To Not Miss Key Steps In Keyword Research
I speak to many small businesses working on organic search marketing. They usually understand the concept of keyword research, but often they miss a basic step that makes the difference between a successful search program and one that just bumps along without creating much of an impact.
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Date: 2009-10-21
 
Following The Basic Steps To Keyword Research
I speak to many small businesses working on organic search marketing. They usually understand the concept of keyword research, but often they miss a basic step that makes the difference between a successful search program and one that just bumps along without creating much of an impact.
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Date: 2009-10-21
 
The True Benefits Of Optimizing Your Website
I've been in the business of SEO for about 12 years and have worked with hundreds of companies of all sizes. I cannot be anything but biased towards the benefits of optimizing web sites to improve visibility in search and the commercial outcomes that can result.
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Date: 2009-10-21
 
How To Enact Data Privacy Within Your Enterprise
We all have a vested interest in how data and data privacy is enacted by companies, regardless of the environment, cloud, mobile (laptop, cell phones), private Data Center, or anything else that is a combination of the above. Companies have a vested interest in keeping their customers data private and clear of distortion or error. Consumers and people in social networks also have a vested interest in making sure that the data they share is not abused or misused.
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Date: 2009-10-21
 
How To Beat Your Competitors With Focused Optimization
As search marketers, most SEO professionals are focused on the optimization aspects (both on page and off page) that will help a site achieve top rankings in the SERPs of the major search engines. The complexity of achieving top rankings increases by the day with the algorithms focusing more and more on factors that cannot be manipulated by a site owner/webmaster.
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Date: 2009-10-21
 
Analyst Puts Linux In Minor Leagues For Five More Years
Windows 7 is due to launch tomorrow, and since it'll have people thinking about new operating systems, Linux supporters might have realistically hoped that now would be a good time to make a grab for market share. However, at least a couple of analysts believe that more patience is required.
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Date: 2009-10-21
 
Using The Correct Keywords For Your Pages
This is Search Engine Optimization tip number 34 in our continuing series of Search Engine Optimization tips. All of these search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific in nature, they will not take that long to review, and are directly to the point. This search engine optimization tip has to do with finding the best page on your web site for your keyword or keyword phrase.
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Date: 2009-10-20
 
Each Website Page Needs Relevant Keywords
This is Search Engine Optimization tip number 34 in our continuing series of Search Engine Optimization tips. All of these search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific in nature, they will not take that long to review, and are directly to the point. This search engine optimization tip has to do with finding the best page on your web site for your keyword or keyword phrase.
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Date: 2009-10-20
 
Closer Inspection Of The Goals Of Blogging
Attending BlogWorld this year generated a lot of questions in my mind about blogging and challenged some assumptions I've held dear for perhaps too long. I'm not saying that all of these items below are wrong, but just that they deserve closer inspection. And, as always, YMMV.
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Date: 2009-10-20
 
Adding Social Media Policies To Your Business
Tech Republic recently posted on 10 things you should cover in your social networking policy. There has been a lot of discussion on this topic, including my prior post, Social Media Policy Outside and Inside the Enterprise. Like most policy discussions I have seen, this one focuses on social software use on the Web. However, it remains no less importance to have guidelines that also cover usage inside the enterprise. I think the ten points are very useful and eight apply to internal use, some more than others.
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Date: 2009-10-20
 
How To Stay On Top Of Your Online Reputation
These days one of the first things people do when they want to know more about you or your business is to do a search for your name on Google - I'm sure you have all heard of the expression "I just Googled you".
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Date: 2009-10-20
 
Tech Leaders Ask The FCC To Uphold An Open Internet
It appears the leaders of some of the world's largest tech companies are not taking any chances that the FCC could be persuaded to ditch Net Neutrality at the last minute-they just sent the following letter to FCC.
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Date: 2009-10-20
 
LoopFuse CRM Now available On Saleforce
Marketing automation firm, LoopFuse has added its "OneView" to the Salesforce.com AppExchange. LoopFuse OneView and Salesforce CRM combined will help businesses improve sales and increase revenue.
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Date: 2009-10-20
 
Ths Basics Of Building Links For Your Site
When it comes to SEO, increasing your inbound links is one of the most effective ways to improve your ranking. If you've recently launched a new website, or are looking for some advice to get started - here are 5 simple (but effective) link building methods.
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Date: 2009-10-19
 
How To Start Building Site Links
When it comes to SEO, increasing your inbound links is one of the most effective ways to improve your ranking. If you've recently launched a new website, or are looking for some advice to get started - here are 5 simple (but effective) link building methods.
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Date: 2009-10-19
 
Making Your Site Optimized For Mobile Devices
We have obviously moved into the era of mobile now and to help websites transition their content to mobile, Google has put together a great article on how to speed up the mobile web.
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Date: 2009-10-19
 
ZenNews Application Developed To Aggregate News Feeds
Reading Robin Wauters' review in TechCrunch yesterday of three nifty iPhone news apps, one especially caught my attention (Robin said it was ‘awesome'): ZenNews from UK company Zensify. I'm trying it out.
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Date: 2009-10-19
 
Getting A Return On Your Social Media Investment
Social media costs. Yes it does. One way or another, there is a cost that is (or should be) associated with social media efforts. Determining and measuring that cost isn't the easiest thing in the world, but if you took the time to determine your Social Media Marketing Goals and established metrics for Social Media Measurement, then you are well on your way to understanding the financial (and resource) impact of social media.
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Date: 2009-10-16
 
Key Benefits Of Build Your Site's Links
As advances in technology move forward, the needs of online users change, the methods of advertising also experience an evolution over time. One of these more recent advertising methods has been link building. There are a lot of varieties of link building. Moreover, there are new rules that have to be followed to ensure the success of this method. But the benefits hardly ever change.
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Date: 2009-10-16
 
Building Your Site Links To Gain SEO Rank
As advances in technology move forward, the needs of online users change, the methods of advertising also experience an evolution over time. One of these more recent advertising methods has been link building. There are a lot of varieties of link building. Moreover, there are new rules that have to be followed to ensure the success of this method. But the benefits hardly ever change.
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Date: 2009-10-16
 
Success In The Internet Marketing Space Involves Listening
I might have found the "secret sauce" for success in the Internet marketing space. Curious? Well, I am not sure if I am going to share it, because if I do, it actually requires me to not use the secret sauce! Confused? Good, because that means that you have had too much. You want to make sense of everything that is said written or recorded on the Internet, and you want to have a witty comeback for everything (even if it stays in your head). But reading, watching and absorbing is not the answer.
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Date: 2009-10-16
 
Ingram Micro Teams With VAR Resources On Leasing Program
Helping channel partners to increase both sales revenues and profitability, Ingram Micro has partnered with VAR Resources to offer a new end-user leasing program designed for the IT channel.
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Date: 2009-10-16
 
How To Use The Hidden Options In Wordpress
Whether you are new to WordPress, or have been using it a long time, there are always features that are available in the software that people either forget about or don't know exist. So I thought I'd write up 10 lesser known WordPress features.
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Date: 2009-10-15
 
Accessing The Hidden Features In Wordpress
Whether you are new to WordPress, or have been using it a long time, there are always features that are available in the software that people either forget about or don't know exist. So I thought I'd write up 10 lesser known WordPress features.
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Date: 2009-10-15
 
Personalize Your Content Through New Media
If you're looking for some hard evidence that companies are focusing on communicating directly with existing and prospective consumers with content placed in social media sites, the 2009 Survey on Marketing, Media and Measurement has the data.
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Date: 2009-10-15
 
How Social Media Is Changing Knowledge Management
I know that for a good number of years Social Computing and Knowledge Management have been walking different paths. Even more, I would probably be able to state that all along they haven't gotten on well with one other. Quite the opposite! Knowledge Management doesn't want to do anything with Social Computing, because of the chaotic, messy and unstructured sharing of knowledge and information, and how little control organisations may have over it all, specially within communities (Which are currently the major drivers of social software adoption within the business world).
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Date: 2009-10-15
 
Pointers and their Pitfalls
This may seem like a very basic idea, but I have seen far too many programmers not know the proper way to handle pointers. Pointers were the first thing I learned about in my second programming class when I was in college. The teacher beat into our heads that pointers are one of the hardest things in programming to understand.
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Date: 2009-10-15
 
Dell And Salesforce Offering CRM To Small Businesses
Dell and Salesforce.com have partnered to offer small and medium businesses (SMBs) customer relationship management (CRM) applications via the cloud.
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Date: 2009-10-15
 
Has Twitter Finally Run Its Course Or Is It A New Business Standard?
It's funny that so many really think that Twitter only started this year. It was actually founded back in 2006 and most professional internet marketers, search enthusiasts and regular bloggers were playing with it from the start.
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Date: 2009-10-14
 
Is Twitter Still Important To Businesses?
It's funny that so many really think that Twitter only started this year. It was actually founded back in 2006 and most professional internet marketers, search enthusiasts and regular bloggers were playing with it from the start.
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Date: 2009-10-14
 
Understanding Linux Components Within A Mac Shell
I have Mac OS X 10.5.8. When I try to change my unix shell prompt by putting the line:   export PS1='mac> ' into my .bash_profile, the prompt is changed but the cursor is in the first column (over the "m" of my prompt) and any typing overwrites the prompt.
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Date: 2009-10-14
 
New Developments In American Open Source
Open Source for America (OSFA) was announced as a coalition to encourage US Federal Government support of, and participation in, open source projects and technologies. If that sounds like a broad reaching goal, it is. After nearly three months in the public, I was interested to learn what progress OSFA has made towards this goal.
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Date: 2009-10-14
 
Email Safe From Google Wave
To hear some people tell it, email - and therefore email marketing - is facing yet another threat on its life. They think Google Wave will revolutionize the way people contact each other and replace older forms of communication. Or it won't, as some stats and early reviews indicate.
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Date: 2009-10-14
 
Motion Tablets Get Corning Gorilla Glass
Motion Computing has added Corning Gorilla glass to its most rugged tablet PC offerings.
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Date: 2009-10-14
 
Building Revenue From Adsense Sites
Can you make money building sites primarily designed to create income through Google Adsense? The answer is yes. As always, the definition of "making money" is different for different people, since the money you make on a daily basis may not exceed the value of a few hours' work at the burger joint on the corner.
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Date: 2009-10-13
 
How To Generate Revenue From Adsense
Can you make money building sites primarily designed to create income through Google Adsense? The answer is yes. As always, the definition of "making money" is different for different people, since the money you make on a daily basis may not exceed the value of a few hours' work at the burger joint on the corner.
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Date: 2009-10-13
 
Perl 5.11.0 Released
Perl 5.11.0 - which has been labeled "the result of over two years of development by a global community of developers" - is now available to everyone. It was released not long ago, and a plan regarding future releases has been announced, too.
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Date: 2009-10-13
 
UNIX Users Prefer HP Over Sun
For the second year in a row, HP-UX 11i increased in UNIX user preference, and Sun Solaris declined, trailing HP-UX 11i by more than 25 percent, according to results from the Gabriel Consulting Group.
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Date: 2009-10-13
 
Create A Reason For Your Customers To Visit You
We like to be entertained. We enjoy storytellers that can transplant us into fantastical realms and take our imaginations on rides that we'd never usually imagine. We like touchpoints. We feel more in tune with those that directly reach out to us and hold our hands; guide us; share their experience and involvement with something, and make us feel that we're the only people that they're talking to at that given time.
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Date: 2009-10-12
 
Software Features Should Be Driven By Your Consumers
Since I'm a product manager by day, I was intrigued by Forrester's Mike Gualtieri's tweet: "Software has become very bloated #btf09 because vendors love to add features and users hate to lose features"
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Date: 2009-10-12
 
Making Your Images SEO Friendly For Google
There are several billion images indexed in Google Images. Are yours there? If you've been wondering what it takes to get your images ranking, then this article is for you. Here are some tips to help you increase the exposure of your images, and with a little luck, have them appearing at the top of the regular web search results.
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Date: 2009-10-12
 
Optimizing Your Site Images For Google SEO
There are several billion images indexed in Google Images. Are yours there? If you've been wondering what it takes to get your images ranking, then this article is for you. Here are some tips to help you increase the exposure of your images, and with a little luck, have them appearing at the top of the regular web search results.
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Date: 2009-10-12
 
IBM Introduces Enterprise Storage Smorgasbord
The people in charge of developing IBM's storage solutions may deserve a round of applause. IBM recently unveiled an impressive five new offerings that should help resolve all sorts of issues.
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Date: 2009-10-12
 
Choosing The Best Keywords For Your Site
This is SEO tip number 32 in our continuing series of Search Engine Optimization tips. All of these search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific in nature, they will not take that long to review, and are directly to the point. This search engine optimization tip has to do with your what I would call your best keywords and focusing your SEO efforts on those keyword phrases.
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Date: 2009-10-09
 
Focusing On SEO Keywords Not Keyword Phrases
This is SEO tip number 32 in our continuing series of Search Engine Optimization tips. All of these search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific in nature, they will not take that long to review, and are directly to the point. This search engine optimization tip has to do with your what I would call your best keywords and focusing your SEO efforts on those keyword phrases.
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Date: 2009-10-09
 
Comcast Warns Users About PC Infections
People with ties to the ISP industry may want to ask themselves how helpful is too helpful. Comcast announced yesterday that it will reach out to customers with infected PCs, which has some people saying "aww, thanks" while leaving others a little more worried.
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Date: 2009-10-09
 
Creating A Successful Whitepaper Template
An interesting thing happened while collaborating on some sales letter work recently. While sitting in on the initial client interviews, I found myself going back to Mike's white paper interview template to "fill in" some gaps while we were talking to the client.
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Date: 2009-10-08
 
Clarifying Adobe's Collaborative Platform Offers
There has been a bit of confusion around which one of Adobe's collaborative platforms offers or will offer certain features. In particular many people have asked if a developer always needs to rely on a hosted service such as Stratus or Lifecycle Collaboration Service (aka AFCS aka Cocomo) when wanting to use the new RTMFP protocol which will deliver (partly is delivering already) new and exciting features to the Flash Player.
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Date: 2009-10-08
 
Learning How To Retweet For Your Enterprise
Dear Rich, I <3 Twitter, but I still don't understand the retweet. Do you just hit the "reply arrow" next to the person's tweet and then hit capital RT and then type your tweet? -- Troubled in Twitterland
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Date: 2009-10-08
 
How To Make Your URLs SEO Friendly
This is SEO tip number 31 in Vizion Interactive's continuing series of Search Engine Optimization tips. All our search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific in nature, they will not take that long to review, and are directly to the point. This search engine optimization tip has to do with using URLs that I like to call "SEO Friendly".
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Date: 2009-10-08
 
Building SEO Friendly URLs
This is SEO tip number 31 in Vizion Interactive's continuing series of Search Engine Optimization tips. All our search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific in nature, they will not take that long to review, and are directly to the point. This search engine optimization tip has to do with using URLs that I like to call "SEO Friendly".
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Date: 2009-10-08
 
Survey Puts Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL In Tight Race
When it comes to relational database systems in emerging markets, Microsoft SQL Server is king, according to the results of a new survey. MySQL might be characterized as the prince who's just a heartbeat away from the throne, though.
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Date: 2009-10-08
 
Social Media's Role In Winning Elections In The UK
The final week of the party political conference season is upon us: this week, it's the Conservative Party in Manchester with all the media attention on the party and its leader  David Cameron, who could be our next Prime Minister if speculation translates into actual votes in the  forthcoming general election which will take place before June 2010.
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Date: 2009-10-07
 
Joining TV Marketing With The Internet To Promote Your Business
It's pretty rare that I watch local TV Stations "real-time" .   But a show was on the other day at the exact moment I wanted to watch it (OMG) so I sat down with a beverage and laptop to enjoy it.  I habitually pulled out the Tivo Remote every ad, banging on the FF button, soon realizing that it wasn't going to work.   Here's the pattern I saw on local ads:
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Date: 2009-10-07
 
Protecting Yourself From Email Phishing Attacks
A phishing attack is targeting thousands of web-based email users, according to the BBC and Read Write Web. Tens of thousands of users of each site have already been victimized, with the usernames and passwords available on lists.
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Date: 2009-10-07
 
Seven Major Tasks Of Successful SEOs
SEO is a business that is much more than just implementing of a well-developed website optimization strategy. Anybody can get SEO advice or learn some tips and tricks by reading blogs, attending a conference, or participating in online webinars. If you are an SEO, or you have or will hire an SEO, there is a relationship issue that is part of any good business strategy.
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Date: 2009-10-07
 
How To Become A More Successful SEO Professional
SEO is a business that is much more than just implementing of a well-developed website optimization strategy. Anybody can get SEO advice or learn some tips and tricks by reading blogs, attending a conference, or participating in online webinars. If you are an SEO, or you have or will hire an SEO, there is a relationship issue that is part of any good business strategy.
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Date: 2009-10-07
 
Developing Streaming Video Content Within The Cloud
We are in the process of building out our own streaming video server at the school, and tinkered around with Darwin from Apple for a bit. While it ended up not being the product we are going to stick with because it needs a completely different link structure than http, and it is difficult to embed, actually you can't embed any videos on a web site we have gone past the software. In the mean time, installing Darwin is very simple on Amazon Web Services, so here is a quick how to do this.
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Date: 2009-10-07
 
Using The Cloud To Build Streaming Video
We are in the process of building out our own streaming video server at the school, and tinkered around with Darwin from Apple for a bit. While it ended up not being the product we are going to stick with because it needs a completely different link structure than http, and it is difficult to embed, actually you can't embed any videos on a web site we have gone past the software. In the mean time, installing Darwin is very simple on Amazon Web Services, so here is a quick how to do this.
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Date: 2009-10-07
 
Basics Of Making Business Rules Work
Jim Sinur and Dave McCoy of Gartner hosted a quick session on making rules work at the Gartner BPM show. With only 30 minutes this was quick and dirty and the audience was overwhelmingly people completely new to business rules (though not to BPM). Dave outlined his 5 pieces of advice:
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Date: 2009-10-06
 
The 31 Flavors Of A Good Content Management System
There are a lot of people who think that WordPress is just blogging software, but it's much more than that. It can be a website's entire content management system (CMS). Here are 31 reasons why WordPress works as a CMS.
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Date: 2009-10-06
 
Adding Social Media To Your Key CRM Goals
Here are several excerpts from an article published in SiliconRepublic.com, Social networking to feature at heart of CRM strategies: Businesses will need to start integrating social networking services like Twitter and Facebook - not to mention the ones that have yet to even be born - into their sales and CRM strategies, Salesforce.com believes.
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Date: 2009-10-06
 
Helping Those Who Help Promote Your Site
Search Engine Optimization can be confusing at times. Therefore, we recently started compiling a series of search engine optimization tips. This is tip number 30 in the series. Each search engine optimization tip is generally very specific, should not take a long time to fix or perform, and is rather "short and sweet" and directly to the point. For search engine optimization tip 30, let's talk a little bit about promoting those who link to you.
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Date: 2009-10-06
 
Learning Good Business Practices Through SEO Consultant Experiences
1. Pay extra for premium domains (if you develop them) If you can't find and buy a good aftermarket domain and get creative - you need some marketing classes

2. Don't skimp on hosting
Such a painful expensive lesson to learn.
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Date: 2009-10-06
 
Creating Custom 404 Error Pages
Last week I wrote about 404 errors and how to track them in your web analytics tool. In this post I am going to look at how various sites are dealing with 404 error messages and provide your 7 ways of handling 404 pages on your site.
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Date: 2009-10-05
 
Creating Custom 404 Pages To Handle Errors
Last week I wrote about 404 errors and how to track them in your web analytics tool. In this post I am going to look at how various sites are dealing with 404 error messages and provide your 7 ways of handling 404 pages on your site.
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Date: 2009-10-05
 
Webmaster Tools Improve With New Verification Process
Sean Harding is talking about the changes in the website verification process of Webmaster Tools on the Google Webmaster blog. Earlier, webmasters were required to add a specific meta tag or file of their website to become its verified owner. But, Google has recently made a few improvements in the ownership verification process to make it easier and more reliable.
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Date: 2009-10-05
 
Ebix Acquires E-Z Data, Talks CRM Development
E-Z Data - along with its CRM software aimed at the financial services industry - has found a new home, in a manner of speaking. Ebix acquired E-Z Data for $50.35 million late last week, and now intends to make CRM solutions much more commonplace.
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Date: 2009-10-05
 
Going Green To Make Your Supply Chain Environmentally Responsible
Apple just launched a new set of web pages dedicated to proving that they have a socially responsible supply chain. While it is very open and informative, to really "account for everything" as the website declares they need to go back further then just manufacturing and logistics.
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Date: 2009-10-02
 
Archos Releases More Data On Their Newest Tablet PC
As the buzz and lust over gadgets continues unabated, the Archos Company is on a smart track to deliver smaller touch screen media players that can do a lot of other things along the way. With a small store, and a small group of core dedicated developers, Archos is leading the way to small pad enabled computing devices while everyone waits for the Crunchpad and the mythical Apple Tablet or Media Pad system. The Archos 5 is here now, but wait, something cooler is happening on the 22end of October 2009, the Archos 9 comes out, and that might be worth the wait.
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Date: 2009-10-02
 
Can Optimizing Your Site Help Your Competitor?
The search engine optimizer's work is almost never done. Only in very rare instances have I seen sites that have been optimized for every possible keyword phrase and is ranking well for all of them. But I also know that websites can reach a point where the vast majority of the optimization work has been done. All the low-hanging fruit has been gathered and the primary keywords have been optimized into the site properly. All that remains is the "upkeep" of the optimization efforts, the tweaking to squeeze out better performance and blazing new ground into the long-tail keywords.
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Date: 2009-10-02
 
Losing SEO Rank To Your Competitor
The search engine optimizer's work is almost never done. Only in very rare instances have I seen sites that have been optimized for every possible keyword phrase and is ranking well for all of them. But I also know that websites can reach a point where the vast majority of the optimization work has been done. All the low-hanging fruit has been gathered and the primary keywords have been optimized into the site properly. All that remains is the "upkeep" of the optimization efforts, the tweaking to squeeze out better performance and blazing new ground into the long-tail keywords.
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Date: 2009-10-02
 
Band Metrics Invests In Georgia Tech Fund
Music analytics firm Band Metrics has received an investment from the Georgia Tech Edison Fund, an early-stage technology fund managed by the Advanced Technology Development Center.  The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
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Date: 2009-10-02
 
Microsoft Improves Its ERP Platform
Microsoft has purchased four "industry solutions" to add to Microsoft Dynamics, the company's enterprise resource planning platform.
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Date: 2009-10-02
 
Get A Leg Up With ASP.NET Developer Hiring Guide
Understanding another person's outlook can be useful in all sorts of situations. Parents pass on the golden rule to their children, for example, there's the put-yourself-in-his-or-her-shoes approach to marriage counseling, and the "know your enemy" war directive, too. So let's now look at a guide to hiring ASP.NET developers.
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Date: 2009-10-02
 
Keeping Your CRM System Secure From Human Error
Here are several excerpts from an article by David Tabor about the importance of limiting access to administrative functions within a CRM system, Too Many Cooks Spoil the CRM System:
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Date: 2009-10-01
 
Have We Become Too Obsessed With Being Socially Interactive?
Not to be left out of the rise of social mayhem, the fine folks at the ‘plex are more active in the social spheres than many would suspect - at least not at first glance. In truth there is evidence of deep hooks and commitment that might even be going a bit too far… does the social stand for social engineering?
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Date: 2009-10-01
 
Is There Less Risk Involved When Buying Embeds To A Youtube Page?
SMX West's video SEO panel taught me that the number of embeds your video gets is important to having it rank better at Youtube, and potentially in Google's universal search results. So why not speed things up by buying a few installs and links for your video?
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Date: 2009-10-01
 
Can Buying Links And Embeds To Your Youtube Page Hurt Your Site?
SMX West's video SEO panel taught me that the number of embeds your video gets is important to having it rank better at Youtube, and potentially in Google's universal search results. So why not speed things up by buying a few installs and links for your video?
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Date: 2009-10-01
 
How To Display Exceptions Through Propagation
There are many important things to remember to catch an exception. For instance one must use catch or finally to catch the thrown exceptions in try block.Also remember that try will never work without either a catch or finally.This is a must follow condition.
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Date: 2009-10-01
 
More Linux Summit Details Released
Now may be the time for Linux developers to finalize their travel (or stay-at-home) plans, as more details concerning the second annual Linux Foundation End User Summit have become available today. The time, place, and a speaker list have all been cemented.
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Date: 2009-10-01
 
Worldwide Programming Competition To Begin Soon
Keep an eye out - or get your application in - if you're interested in a competition that should unearth and crown some of the world's best programmers. The IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 3.0 will take place in about three weeks' time.
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Date: 2009-10-01
 
Using Windows XP Mode In Windows 7
Microsoft has added some new features to its Windows Virtual PC to make it easy to use and help run older Windows XP applications in Windows 7.
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Date: 2009-10-01
 
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