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Growing Your Business Without Sacrificing Your Life
It happens to almost every entrepreneur...You start out with the best intentions. Determined to build a business that support the life and lifestyle you've been dreaming of.
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Date: 2010-11-30
 
The Increasing Need To Optimize For Bing Search
Thanks to an agreement with Bing, Yahoo will no longer be using the standard Yahoo search results. Rather, as far as their advertising and page display is concerned, Yahoo will essentially be a clone of Bing.
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Date: 2010-11-30
 
Optimizing For Bing Has Never Been More Important
Thanks to an agreement with Bing, Yahoo will no longer be using the standard Yahoo search results. Rather, as far as their advertising and page display is concerned, Yahoo will essentially be a clone of Bing.
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Date: 2010-11-30
 
How To Choose The Correct Web Developer
If you were to poll a hundred serious business owners on the street and ask them if a website was a crucial part of starting a business, at least ninety would probably say it is. Yet, if you polled the same hundred people and asked what resources they put into their website, you would probably be shocked with the results.
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Date: 2010-11-30
 
Brand App Challenge Opened To Mobile Developers
Got a great idea for a mobile app or location aware service that targets the consumers of a specific brand or product?
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Date: 2010-11-30
 
Will the Real Linux Desktop, Please Stand Up?
Even more people appear to be jumping on the Mint bandwagon with the release of Linux Mint 10. Not too long ago, a younger, more naive self, was part of that bandwagon and discussed how Linux Mint could be a viable Desktop Operating System contender.
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Date: 2010-11-30
 
Mount Mac and Windows Filesystems in Linux
As most offices are mixed platform environments these days, with more Apple products and Linux desktops co-existing with Windows boxes, there was a time when converter applications had to translate files one by one into a format, understandable to each respective system.
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Date: 2010-11-30
 
Tainted Perl: For Your Dirtiest Input
When writing a program that relies on data coming from outside sources, it is always a good idea to place checks on your data to make sure that there is no funny business going on. There are various ways of doing this, and a good programmer knows to add them in. There is always room for improvement though, and everyone makes mistakes. One thing you can do to ensure that no bad data is getting through to your system is to run your perl program in Taint Mode.
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Date: 2010-11-30
 
Holding Out On Social CRM Until Your Current CRM Works Correctly
If you are currently using a CRM system (hereafter known as CRM1.0), you've most likely heard about Social CRM, which is often being billed by many CRM services providers as something akin to a CRM 2.0.
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Date: 2010-11-29
 
Could Your Ads Offend Your Customers?
I was watching my Pats dodge a bullet on Sunday against the Colts when I saw the 2nd ad in the Sprint campaign about free unlimited emails, free unlimited texts, and maybe free unlimited checking, I'm not entirely sure.
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Date: 2010-11-29
 
How To Better SEO Your Site With Landing Pages For Expired Content
I've discussed what to do when you have products that expire. But what do you do when you have services or information that expires? Is there a way to retain and even monetize that traffic?
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Date: 2010-11-29
 
How To Increase Your Site Ranking Through Expired Pages
I've discussed what to do when you have products that expire. But what do you do when you have services or information that expires? Is there a way to retain and even monetize that traffic?
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Date: 2010-11-29
 
Does Google Really Care About Small Businesses?
I have been thinking a lot lately about how it seems that Google just doesn't get how to speak to the SMB's of the world. I wondered in my own little mind why they wouldn't want to reach out and speak the language of the SMB so they could tap into the great elusive market the size of the SMB space.
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Date: 2010-11-29
 
Utilize Holiday Savings to Boost Your Storage
Friday marked the transition into full blown holiday shopping across the United States. Dubbed Black Friday for its common push of businesses' bottom line from red into black (loss into profit), electronics are often the focus of deals that send groves of people out into the early morning hours battling for these good deals.
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Date: 2010-11-29
 
How To Create And Use Gravatars On Your Wordpress Install
When you're visiting other blogs and you scan down to read the comments, do you notice how each of the comments has a photo associated with it? It might be someone's smiling face, a business logo, or the anonymous "mystery man" figure. Those are called gravatars, aka Globally Recognized Avatars.
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Date: 2010-11-24
 
Creating WordPress Gravatars To Customize Site Comments
When you're visiting other blogs and you scan down to read the comments, do you notice how each of the comments has a photo associated with it? It might be someone's smiling face, a business logo, or the anonymous "mystery man" figure. Those are called gravatars, aka Globally Recognized Avatars.
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Date: 2010-11-24
 
Using The Best Possible Medium For Your Website
Although it will take awhile before your online business becomes the most sought after site on the Web, doing SEO is quite easy because of its basic principle, which is to promote website visibility in the SERPs. Yet it is also easy to screw things up and blow thousands of dollars.
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Date: 2010-11-24
 
Increasing Your SEO Visibility With Better SEO Practices
Although it will take awhile before your online business becomes the most sought after site on the Web, doing SEO is quite easy because of its basic principle, which is to promote website visibility in the SERPs. Yet it is also easy to screw things up and blow thousands of dollars.
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Date: 2010-11-24
 
Jobs: iPad ''Completely New Product''With iOS 4.2
Although many electronic gadgets have very short shelf lives, the iPad isn't aging, according to the CEO of Apple. Indeed, Steve Jobs seems to think the release of an updated mobile operating system, iOS 4.2, will effectively give the tablet computer a fresh start.
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Date: 2010-11-24
 
How To Burn an ISO Image Using Nero
In a Windows environment, it is sometimes impossible to burn an ISO image using the tools that Microsoft has provided you. To accomplish this, the user will need download and install third-party software so that they can easily perform this task. In this tutorial, I will be using the commonly known CD-burning software called Nero.
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Date: 2010-11-23
 
Understanding CRM From A Social Standpoint
If you put a consultant, an analyst, a vendor, and an end user client together in the same room and ask them to explain or discuss social CRM or social business (or pretty much anything else), you will get very different answers and explanations. Nothing is ever one-sided so why bother trying to look at things from one perspective?
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Date: 2010-11-23
 
How To Take Criticism On Your Blog
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Harry S. Truman. It's been a funny old week in social media. The natives are getting restless and angry. People are questioning more, and accepting less. This is a good thing.
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Date: 2010-11-23
 
Using Your Blog Criticisms To Build Better Content
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Harry S. Truman. It's been a funny old week in social media. The natives are getting restless and angry. People are questioning more, and accepting less. This is a good thing.
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Date: 2010-11-23
 
Content Management System Selection Tips
Making a complex decision can be great, as it allows a person (or company) to take pride in reaching the best possible solution. Or it can be awful, since considering tons of factors can be difficult. A new guide provides advice on how to make the process easier when it comes to picking a content management system.
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Date: 2010-11-23
 
Kernel Patch Promises to Improve Desktop Responsiveness
A new Kernel patch that aggregates processes into groups based per virtual terminals (TTY/PTY), reportedly optimizes CPU-load to make the Linux Desktop respond much faster to input during heavy use by balancing processor resources equally. Originally reported to increase Linux performance substantially with a small patch, some argue that Linux is currently capable of such optimizations, but those changes must be configured manually.
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Date: 2010-11-23
 
How To Query a Section of a Table
I recently needed to write a query that would take only certain rows from a table and run a query against those specific rows. I tried JOINs and sub-queries, but nothing quite worked. It was then that one of my more SQL-savvy coworkers introduced me to the idea of a VIEW.
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Date: 2010-11-23
 
Adding Split Testing During Site Development
Creating a new website or landing page is exciting. You have certain goals to achieve with the website (sales, signups, downloads, etc.) and in order to achieve those goals you think all you need is a good marketing campaign and excellent rankings in Google.
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Date: 2010-11-22
 
How To Develop A Better Site Build With A/B Testing
Creating a new website or landing page is exciting. You have certain goals to achieve with the website (sales, signups, downloads, etc.) and in order to achieve those goals you think all you need is a good marketing campaign and excellent rankings in Google.
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Date: 2010-11-22
 
Is There Still A Need To Buy Exact Match Domains?
According to Matt Cutts, speaking at a recent PubCon, Google will be looking at why exact domain matches rank so well. For example, if you have a site at blue-widgets.com it may rank a bit too well for the keyword phrase [blue widgets].
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Date: 2010-11-22
 
The New Enterprise Security Model: Ninjas > Knights
The BBC recently posted an interesting article about the evolution of Enterprise Security. The author, Tim Weber, equates the traditional style of enterprise security to castle walls and moats, or, as I like to call it, the Knight style security. Weber touches on various reasons why the Knights are no longer sufficient in protecting the kingdom. In the end, Weber suggests that a more stealthy, portable approach to security: Ninjas.
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Date: 2010-11-22
 
Intelestream Adds Three New Partners For Social CRM
Intelestream, a provider of CRM consulting and CRM Software as a Service has added three partners to its USA Channel Partner Program: Skylos, Ubora Biz, and ValueCare.
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Date: 2010-11-22
 
Buzz Continues To Mount For Sketch-A-Search
Imagine a world where you can simply picture the food you're craving and have it appear before your eyes. Technology like this, while vividly depicted in shows like Star Trek and the Jetsons, has been tragically absent in the non-fiction world; however, we're getting a lot closer. The search engines may well be doing more than any other group to create real-world "replicators."
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Date: 2010-11-19
 
Developers Get Excited For Yahoo's Sketch-A-Search
Imagine a world where you can simply picture the food you're craving and have it appear before your eyes. Technology like this, while vividly depicted in shows like Star Trek and the Jetsons, has been tragically absent in the non-fiction world; however, we're getting a lot closer. The search engines may well be doing more than any other group to create real-world "replicators."
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Date: 2010-11-19
 
BBC Warns ISPs Against Broadband Throttling
UK ISPs that try to limit users' download speeds may come up against the largest broadcaster in the world. The BBC warned ISPs this week that it could show individuals a sort of traffic light, allowing them to see - and presumably object - when traffic was being throttled.
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Date: 2010-11-19
 
Adding SEO Value Through Site Reviews
Search engine optimization features a tool belt of options that would put Batman to shame. For some reason, however, many optimizers ignore a large number of these tactics in order to focus on nothing more than link building.
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Date: 2010-11-18
 
How Site Reviews Can Build Your Page Rank
Search engine optimization features a tool belt of options that would put Batman to shame. For some reason, however, many optimizers ignore a large number of these tactics in order to focus on nothing more than link building.
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Date: 2010-11-18
 
Summary Of KM World And Enterprise Search Summit 2010
Here is the first in a series of session notes for KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010. I attended the workshop, Designing Social Search in the Enterprise. It was led by Thomas Vander Wal, Principal - InfoCloud Solutions, Inc, someone I have been following on Twitter for some time.  So I was very interested in both the topic and the presenter. Please excuse the typos as these notes were done realtime with a quick edit. Here is the session description.
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Date: 2010-11-18
 
Can The New Facebook Messaging System Change How We Communicate?
As many waited the unveiling of a quintessential @facebook.com kind of an email service from Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg thought it would be more fitting to launch his latest service as the "Modern Messaging System". He started his product launch presentation speech by referring to a bunch of school kids he spoke to who, according to him, considered the email communications system that exists right now to be very 'slow' and 'too formal'.
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Date: 2010-11-18
 
Communication As IT's Essential Success Partner
Picture the scene: sun-drenched beaches, a harbour packed with yachts and superyachts, Bentley and Lamborghini showrooms jostling next to Hermes and Chanel stores, crowded bars and restaurants, and attractive men and women strolling the wide avenues by the sea.
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Date: 2010-11-18
 
i365 Launches Cloud Service For VARs
i365 has launched Evault Cloud-Connected Service Provider (CCSP) program aimed at helping participating VARs build a profitable cloud based protection service.
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Date: 2010-11-18
 
Writing a Quality Stub Method
When writing a program of any size, it is always a good idea to write incrementally. What I mean is that you want to write one piece of code and test it till you work out all the bugs. Then once it works the way it's supposed to, you add more code to it and test that section. Continuing in this fashion will eventually get you a complete program with minimum bugs in it.
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Date: 2010-11-18
 
Know Your Role (and Commands)
"I know this System Administrator. They are always busy. Their company won't cough up the necessary funds to get them any help, and thus they are supporting a network and user base way above and beyond their means.
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Date: 2010-11-18
 
Broadening Your Reach To Internal And External Platforms
There's been some interesting blog fodder as of late around whether or not the terms Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business are more applicable in describing this shift towards emergent collaborative tools being used within the enterprise.
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Date: 2010-11-17
 
Moving Beyond Simple Internal Or External Business Platforms
There's been some interesting blog fodder as of late around whether or not the terms Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business are more applicable in describing this shift towards emergent collaborative tools being used within the enterprise.
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Date: 2010-11-17
 
Preparing Your Business For Social Media
My Mom is a legendary high school English teacher. I took three classes she taught, including one where we studied Oedipus Rex and the difference between seeing and perceiving, which has widespread business and social media implications.
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Date: 2010-11-17
 
Implementing Content Marketing In Your SEO Strategy
How would you rate your content marketing efforts? How well are you incorporating SEO and Social Media? If you're not sure or need to improve, read on.
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Date: 2010-11-17
 
Red Hat Unleashes RHEL 6
Last week the newest iteration of the popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) was released. RHEL 6, codename 'Santiago', is the first major upgrade of this operating system in over three years, and is definitely looking towards the future of computing.
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Date: 2010-11-17
 
Optimizing Your Top Experience (Advanced)
My last article, Optimizing Your Top Experience, showed you several tips and tricks that you can use to improve how you use the top command to improve the way you monitor your system. Today, I will share with you some advanced techniques that I use to make top do exactly what I need it to do.
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Date: 2010-11-16
 
Making Business Progress Despite The Noisy 2%
I was recently reading a post over on Seth Godin's blog, where he talks about the 2% of people who will complain or disagree whenever you do anything that gets their attention. Now, I'm not sure that number is 2%, in my experience it's a lot lower than that, but Seth's point is correct. 
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Date: 2010-11-16
 
How Does Open Source Get Paid?
It always seems like a question that could have multiple answers. And it is actually true that the question of ‘Who really pays for Open Source Software?' does not comprise of just one answer, in that there is not just one source of revenue for Open Source. It really is a tough task to track the fund flow for Open Source Software, especially when it is available at zero cost and when it cannot be sold.
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Date: 2010-11-16
 
Exxon Makes It Easy To Find Gas On Your iPhone
Have I convinced you contractors or consultants that are in need of business opportunities to look hard at the mobile space yet?
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Date: 2010-11-16
 
Why You May Want To Wait On HTML5 For Your Website
HTML5 is the latest Hypertext Markup Language form that has become quite popular in such a short time. Modern browsers are now beginning to support HTML5 rendering without having any problems. A rival of the Adobe Flash, it is commonly used in smart phone browsers (like the iPhone) and particular websites.
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Date: 2010-11-16
 
Is HTML5 Ready To Increase Your SEO Ranking?
HTML5 is the latest Hypertext Markup Language form that has become quite popular in such a short time. Modern browsers are now beginning to support HTML5 rendering without having any problems. A rival of the Adobe Flash, it is commonly used in smart phone browsers (like the iPhone) and particular websites.
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Date: 2010-11-16
 
Seeking A Balance Between Quantity And Quality
In my review of the "Free Traffic System" (FTS), I recommended spinning manually your articles before submitting them through FTS or through any other article submission program. And I promised to share with you some advance spinning tips. This blog post is divided into two parts:
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Date: 2010-11-16
 
Improved Exception Handling in Perl 5
Exception handling, or simply error handling, in Perl 5 has always been a matter of using eval on statements and then using conditional statements to check special variables for any possible error codes and responding appropriately. Many pitfalls exist in in this method including the scope of the special variables or their state, and the ancillary code can make readability and maintenance more troublesome.
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Date: 2010-11-16
 
SugarSync Offering More Free Cloud Storage
SugarSync, an online backup and file sharing service, has announced it has more than doubled its free service offering, and introduced a new , free 5GB plan.
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Date: 2010-11-15
 
Your Enterprise Must Communicate To Have An Effective Social CRM
Yes, it's a big deal. Yes, we live in a society where social customers are engaging with brands on the web. And, while Social CRM is a buzzword cited day in and day out by industry pundits arguing about its definition, I do believe that it's needs to be top of mind for organizations who take customer relationship management serious.
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Date: 2010-11-15
 
When Should A CIO Care About Social Media?
A few folks have asked me to post my CMSWire articles here, while I can't re-post them in their entirety, what I can do is provide snippets and then point you to where you can read the rest of them, does that work?
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Date: 2010-11-15
 
Adding Strict Transport Security To Protect Your Data
Strict Transport Security is a great solution to protecting against Firesheep. Now ultimately the vulnerable website is supposed to fix this issue on their side. But, let's not wait around for them. Let's fix it on our side and protect our traffic now.
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Date: 2010-11-15
 
Protecting Yourself From Security Risks
Strict Transport Security is a great solution to protecting against Firesheep. Now ultimately the vulnerable website is supposed to fix this issue on their side. But, let's not wait around for them. Let's fix it on our side and protect our traffic now.
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Date: 2010-11-15
 
Andreessen Horowitz Cofounder Gives Take On Enterprise Customers
If you've heard of Digg, Foursquare, RockMelt, Skype, or Zynga, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is at least partially to thank, as it backed all of those organizations (along with many others). And now Ben Horowitz, a cofounder of the VC firm, has given his thoughts on the modern enterprise customer.
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Date: 2010-11-15
 
Keeping Your Site Successful Through Search Changes
The little guy often loses. As market niches get saturated, the winners are typically those with the deepest pockets. Up until the last few years, the little guy has been able to prosper with SEO. The little guy didn't face much competition from big companies, because the big companies didn't get SEO. However, Google's current algorithmns and corporate strategy often have the side effect of benefiting large companies.
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Date: 2010-11-12
 
How To Prosper Through Changes In SEO
The little guy often loses. As market niches get saturated, the winners are typically those with the deepest pockets. Up until the last few years, the little guy has been able to prosper with SEO. The little guy didn't face much competition from big companies, because the big companies didn't get SEO. However, Google's current algorithmns and corporate strategy often have the side effect of benefiting large companies.
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Date: 2010-11-12
 
Cost Top Concern For Supply Chain Management
A majority of industrial companies still see cost as their main priotiy when managing supplychains, despite emerging evidence that excessive focus on cost has damged relationships, and that new approaches to supply chain management are gaining hold among leaders in the field, according to a recent survey from KPMG International.
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Date: 2010-11-12
 
Using Foursquare With Your Website
While some people consider Foursquare to be nothing more than the latest shiny cat toy for social media gurus and badge collectors, I've recently found a few uses for both business and pleasure.
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Date: 2010-11-12
 
Fedora 14 Rolls Out New Tools for Developers
Fedora, the free Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat, is now in its fourteenth release and there are a lot of new goodies for people who choose it for development purposes. Fedora has always been known as a Linux distro for work, not necessarily for home use. This is seen in its main purpose, to polish the edges and make improvements for its sponsor's primary project, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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Date: 2010-11-11
 
Using The Social Media Venues That Match Your Business
A mutual friend of me and my business partner Troy - let's call him Joe - went to a Social Media for Small Business conference recently. He's a sports bar owner, and has been thinking about using social media for a while.
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Date: 2010-11-11
 
Optimize Your CRM And Sales Funnel To Achieve Sales
Companies that adopt a closed-loop process connecting marketing and sales report a higher return on marketing investment (RMOI) than those that don't.
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Date: 2010-11-11
 
Monitoring And Checking Your Site Rankings With Ease
Rank Tracker is a program from the SEO Power Suite of tools and, obviously enough, is used to track the ranks of one or more keywords and phrases for multiple websites.
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Date: 2010-11-11
 
IT White Papers May Need Spicing Up
Every day, different news outlets relay about the same facts about the same stories, but based on presentation styles, people have strong preferences. This may be a lesson for professionals who deal in white papers (and especially technical white papers), as making things interesting can pay off.
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Date: 2010-11-11
 
Google Releases Instant Preview For All
Google has announced the launch of a new feature, Instant Previews. We first told you about Google testing this feature in October and we guess it must have been a huge success because Google have now made it available for everyone.
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Date: 2010-11-11
 
Instant Preview Now Open For Everyone
Google has announced the launch of a new feature, Instant Previews. We first told you about Google testing this feature in October and we guess it must have been a huge success because Google have now made it available for everyone.
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Date: 2010-11-11
 
Building A Strong Keyword List With Thorough Research
Gathering info is one of the most important things to do before executing an organic SEO campaign. It is quite often that some are shot sided and only look at what they want rather than the actual opportunity.
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Date: 2010-11-10
 
Finding The Most Valuable Keywords For Your Site
Gathering info is one of the most important things to do before executing an organic SEO campaign. It is quite often that some are shot sided and only look at what they want rather than the actual opportunity.
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Date: 2010-11-10
 
Fixing The Missing HpSdpAppCoreApp In Windows
Recently I've found this error message windowthat says "HpSdpAppCoreApp" cannot be found whenever I try to install certain softwares. Any idea what that might be, and what I should do about it?
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Date: 2010-11-10
 
JooJoo Tablet Down But Not Out
Nobody would remember anything unless and until there is enough hype hovering around it. Something very similar happened with Fusion Garage's product named JooJoo. A tablet computer that was launched before Apple's iPad; yet JooJoo did not receive much of the accolades from either the media or the consumer public.
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Date: 2010-11-10
 
Google Positioning Android as Enterprise Platform
Last week, I touched on how the pending invasion of tablets will affect the enterprise environment. I was focused more on a network bandwidth issue there, but did make mention of the enterprise security risks of the increased presence of mobile devices. In particular, I mentioned President Obama's Blackberry. RIM has managed to build and maintain a stranglehold on much of the enterprise mobile market because of their edge in security.
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Date: 2010-11-10
 
Schwab Investors Embrace ETFs
Charles Schwab said today that exchange-traded fund (ETF) assets held by its individual investor and independent advisor clients have exceeded $100 billion.
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Date: 2010-11-10
 
What Keywords Should You Be Using On Your Site?
A keyword analysis is an early, critical step in search engine optimization (SEO.) It's the difference between guessing what your prospects are searching for and knowing what they are searching for.
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Date: 2010-11-09
 
Using Your Best Keyword Phrases To Increase Your SEO
A keyword analysis is an early, critical step in search engine optimization (SEO.) It's the difference between guessing what your prospects are searching for and knowing what they are searching for.
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Date: 2010-11-09
 
Joining Social Media And Content Marketing
In a little over a week I'll be giving the opening keynote at a social media conference in Auckland, New Zealand called Social Media Junction. The topic? The answer to one of the most common questions asked about social media:  "The Truth About Social Media ROI".
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Date: 2010-11-09
 
Manipulating Time in your MySQL Tables
In the databases I have used, I have found two major schools of thought when it comes to storing dates in tables. There will either be a string like date, listed out in year-month-day hour-minute-second format, or there will be a timestamp. For those who don't know, a timestamp is usually just the number of seconds since the Unix epoch (00:00:00 UTC, January 1, 1970). One big advantage is that the timestamp is the same regardless of timezone or daylight savings time. Let's look at how we can manipulate timestamps to our advantage.
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Date: 2010-11-09
 
Choosing The Best CRM For Your Business
Too many choices, too many providers. How do you make the right decisions? There is no perfect way to make the best choices, but the first decision needed to be agreed upon is that CRM is vital for your sales and marketing effectiveness.
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Date: 2010-11-08
 
Should You Avoid Flash When Developing Your Site?
Perhaps it's related to Apple not installing flash on the newest air macs, but there's been more talk than usual about flash & SEO in the past few weeks. My position on flash and SEO is as follows:
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Date: 2010-11-08
 
SEO Risks Of Using Flash On Your Site
Perhaps it's related to Apple not installing flash on the newest air macs, but there's been more talk than usual about flash & SEO in the past few weeks. My position on flash and SEO is as follows:
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Date: 2010-11-08
 
When Will The Social Media Failures Emerge?
Today, social media is like a soccer league for seven year-olds: everyone gets a trophy. The vast majority of press coverage and conversations around social media centers around the fact that businesses are DOING social media, not necessarily doing it EFFECTIVELY.
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Date: 2010-11-08
 
Turning Bad SEO Into Strong Success
Over the last dozen plus years, unscrupulous SEO's have given the entire search engine optimization industry a bad rep. It seems like every few months some high profile person in the Internet world says something about how SEO is snake oil, sending ripples throughout the SEO community.
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Date: 2010-11-05
 
How To Rename Files On An XML Data Map
I have a folder full of files which are named with four digits and a file extension e.g. 0312.file and an XML-file describing the contents of these files. I am trying to do a shell scipt that will create folders and rename these files according to the xml, but I don't know how?
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Date: 2010-11-05
 
Using An XML Data Map To Rename Files
I have a folder full of files which are named with four digits and a file extension e.g. 0312.file and an XML-file describing the contents of these files. I am trying to do a shell scipt that will create folders and rename these files according to the xml, but I don't know how?
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Date: 2010-11-05
 
AT&T Looking To Set Up Health ISPs
The health industry is looking to make huge advancements in its networking infrastructure within the next few years. The NHIN (Nationwide Health Information Network) is going to be expanding, and AT&T looks to be getting in on the action. Becoming a Health ISP isn't an easy task. There are many factors to consider; the most important is finding markets where electronic health services are needed.
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Date: 2010-11-05
 
ArcMail Focuses On SMBs With VAR Program
ArcMail Technology, a provider of email archiving and email management appliances, has introduced a new value-added reseller (VAR) program designed to further support VARs in the sales, marketing and training of ArcMail email archiving and management solutions.
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Date: 2010-11-05
 
Creating And Reinventing Your Marketing Wheel
This is the time of year that organizations are beginning to plan and allocate their marketing budgets for the following financial year. With Western economies climbing out of a recession, marketing executives are faced with tougher marketing allocation decisions into 2011.
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Date: 2010-11-04
 
Where To Re-Allocate Your Marketing Budget
This is the time of year that organizations are beginning to plan and allocate their marketing budgets for the following financial year. With Western economies climbing out of a recession, marketing executives are faced with tougher marketing allocation decisions into 2011.
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Date: 2010-11-04
 
Cortex Offers Healthcare Providers A Focused Enterprise 2.0
The healthcare industry is one where increased knowledge sharing of best practices will benefit all involved.  This is certainly one way to drive health care costs down while improving service that any one should agree with. I recently spoke with David Beyer whose company, Cortex, is providing a collaboration solution targeted specifically at this need. David mentioned that since most healthcare competition is only at the local level, knowledge sharing of best practices at the national and global level is likely to occur.
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Date: 2010-11-04
 
Microsoft Begins To Flex Its ''Cloud Power'' Muscles
The time has arrived for Microsoft to start ‘showing off' its much talked about 'cloud power'. There were quite a few technology news articles that were focused on Microsoft venturing into the Cloud Computing arena; and it is about time for them to make some noise which shall enable them to fetch some business. By noise, I mean advertising campaigns.
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Date: 2010-11-04
 
Social Media Plus Email Marketing
Remember, the goal isn't to be good at social media. The goal is to be good at business because of social media. Here's one of the best ways to live that creed. Proactively use your social outposts to drive behavior among your current and prospective customers that has a higher value than just a one click "follow" or "like."
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Date: 2010-11-04
 
Definition of Preprocessor Commands
Everyone uses preprocessor commands in C and C++. There is no way to get around it. Take for example the most basic of all programs, the introduction to programming, the "Hello World" program. Unless you start with #include , you're not going to get very far.
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Date: 2010-11-04
 
Auto-Optimize Websites, Google's mod_pagespeed for Apache
The classic performance measure of a webpage, its load-time, is ever more pertinent in the age of complex web applications. The myriad of resources "mashed" together increases the rendering speed of the page, and the user experience suffers. Google in an on-going effort to make the web more usable and faster, promoted its profiling tool, a Page Speed plugin and in their Webmaster Tools, to help identify parts of the page that can be optimized to increase the rendering speed.
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Date: 2010-11-04
 
Building A Successful Social Marketing Team
As companies test and deploy social media marketing efforts, the organizational structures for effective social media teams begin to evolve. On the client side, Public Relations often leads social media but that doesn't mean other functional areas of the business aren't involved as well, especially Marketing and Customer Service.
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Date: 2010-11-03
 
Offering A Clear-cut Picture Of Who You Are
Although it may seem like an obvious question, do your blog readers know who you are? Do they know what you do, how you do it, and how to ask you to do whatever it is you do for them?
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Date: 2010-11-03
 
Are You Really Tracking Mobile Activity?
We're all spending a lot more time thinking about mobile marketing these days, but the statistics that we use to track it aren't keeping up. It was so easy not so long ago, when mobile phones were the only way to be online while on the go.
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Date: 2010-11-03
 
The Mobile Activity You Are Tracking May Not Be Real
We're all spending a lot more time thinking about mobile marketing these days, but the statistics that we use to track it aren't keeping up. It was so easy not so long ago, when mobile phones were the only way to be online while on the go.
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Date: 2010-11-03
 
Visa, Linux Foundation Concoct Linux Credit Card
As a scene in the George Clooney and Vera Farmiga movie "Up in the Air" demonstrated, some people get pretty excited about credit cards. And now, for the Linux professional with an interest in such things, there's a special "platinum rewards" Linux Visa.
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Date: 2010-11-03
 
Must Have iPhone Gaming Apps
Alright Dave, come clean. I've seen you at a meetup playing a game on your iPhone 4, but I've never known what games you enjoy. I know from your Facebook updates that you're a pretty serious gamer, so what do you find appealing and worth playing?
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Date: 2010-11-02
 
How To Do Deal With Singular And Plural Keywords
This post is a short response to a question I received via email last week. The question was how to do deal with singular and plural versions of a keyword in that page title.
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Date: 2010-11-02
 
Using Singular And Plural Keywords On Single Site Pages
This post is a short response to a question I received via email last week. The question was how to do deal with singular and plural versions of a keyword in that page title.
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Date: 2010-11-02
 
How To Download And Use Your Facebook Information
Facebook has recently been under fire (a lot, I might add) for privacy issues and privacy concerns. I have even written about Facebook email privacy that has gone awry. Many people (not me) are concerned about what they share amongst their friends on Facebook. Some of my family members are concerned about other people (mainly the public) learning about what they post on Facebook.
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Date: 2010-11-02
 
Aligning Your SEO Work With Your Business Goals
If you're considering getting some SEO work done, but working to a tight budget, here's a look at the key issues, and trouble-spots to look out for.
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Date: 2010-11-02
 
Optimizing Your Top Experience
For a long time after I began working in a Unix environment, I was using the top command right out of the box, because that was all I knew. I knew that I could get my machine's load average and memory usage, and other information about running processes, but that was it.
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Date: 2010-11-02
 
An Alternative to LWP and LWP::Parallel
The benefit of using a Perl library is that you can instantly tap the knowledge and experience of one or more programmers who have already sought out and accomplished what you wish to harness from a given library. However, when utilizing an unmaintained library, you often run into new problems that have arisen since the library was maintained.
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Date: 2010-11-02
 
IT Professionals Express Wavering Job Satisfaction In Survey
New data shows that the average IT professional doesn't have to head straight from work to a soup kitchen to surfing Monster.com at a public library, and that scenario doesn't appear to be in the making. However, it looks like pay raises and opportunities for promotion are rare, and not everyone's thrilled with the current situation.
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Date: 2010-11-02
 
How To Focus Your Site's Head And Tail Content
Although I have mentioned head & tail content on this blog a few times, I haven't devoted an entire post to it, which is probably an oversight on my part.
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Date: 2010-11-01
 
Building Strong Head And Tail Site Content
Although I have mentioned head & tail content on this blog a few times, I haven't devoted an entire post to it, which is probably an oversight on my part.
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Date: 2010-11-01
 
Share And Synchronize Your Files With Box.net
Box.net is an online file storage system that allows you to keep files/folders synchronized in the cloud or across different computers.
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Date: 2010-11-01
 
Adobe Releases Enhanced Customer Experience Management Platform
Adobe is making a major play into the enterprise application market building on their strong consumer market presence. They began offering LiveCycle in 2004 and are now focusing this platform on supporting customer experience management.
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Date: 2010-11-01
 
Should You Be Your Own SEO Client?
As a long-time in-house SEO, you'd probably expect that I did not consider myself a fool at the time I was doing that. But I have recently gotten that question from a lawyer who wonders if he should do his own SEO, which reminds me of the old joke that a lawyers who represents himself has a fool for a client.
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Date: 2010-11-01
 
Enterprise 2.0 Conference To Cover CRM
Anyone with an interest in CRM and convenient access to Santa Clara, California may want to think about attending the Enterprise 2.0 Conference on Wednesday, November 10th. Several sessions will touch on the subject of social CRM.
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Date: 2010-11-01
 
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