Saving a symbol of a bygone era

Today on CBS's Sunday Morning, commentator Ben Stein made his case for preserving the United States Postal Service (USPS). I like Ben Stein and often agree with his viewpoints. His comments today reflect his deep feelings for the hand-written letter, something most people under age 40 have only a passing acquaintance with. He spoke about receiving daily letters from his mother while in college and of his carrying on that tradition with his younger sister when she went away to school. While not far behind Ben in age, I guess I am light years away from him in this regard. I've never been a big letter writer, maybe because I never received many handwritten letters. My family and friends just never did that. I suspect that many in my and…
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Two ways to get #1 Google ranking

SEO, WordPress
Have you ever imagined how much traffic you can get if your WordPress blog is ranked #1 in Google? Do you want to know a simple little trick that does this all automatically? If so, then this may be the most important blog post you've ever read. When we talk about optimizing a website, there are two different schools of thought. There are people who give more currency to on-page factors and then there are those who talk more about off-page factors. People who talk about on-page factors speak more about things like keyword optimization,using the right title tags, using less HTML, using the right fonts and images etc.,… Those who believe more in off-page factors won't give much regard to all these points, but they will think more about…
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Is your website losing you sales? Money?

Online Marketing, SEO
A Website Review can increase your business and save you moneyIf your website has been around a while (or was recently created by an amateur web developer), you may be losing out on search engine ranking. You may also be losing money if the website is ineffective at bringing customers into your business. Why? Even a website created by a professional a few years ago may need updating of both visible and invisible elements as the algorithms of the search engines are constantly being tweaked to provide their searchers with better results and a better user experience. I am constantly amazed at the number of websites that have been around for several years and do not appear at all in search engine results for their most important keywords. This is…
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Kentucky BBQ Festival launches new website

Local Marketing, Online Marketing, WordPress
The Kentucky BBQ Festival, in coordination with Orange Cat Productions of Danville, KY has launched a new website for it's 1st Annual Festival in Danville on November 4th and 5th, 2011. The site at is built on WordPress 3.2.1 (updates are done as fast as they are available), using a customized TwentyEleven child theme. We are also using the Akismet, All-in-One SEO, Google XML Sitemap, Login Lockdown, Facebook "Like" Button, Feedburner, Twitter AutoPost and a few other essential plugins. The WP Touch plugin is used to provide a mobile interface. READ MORE »
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Dominate Your Local Market with WordPress Webinar

This Wednesday at 3PM Eastern (Aug 17), I'll be presenting a webinar of my "Dominate Your Local Market with WordPress" Workshop. This webinar is free and open to anyone who operates a local business and would like to channel the power of online marketing to create more business To register for the free webinar, fill in the form below and I'll email you the login information on Wednesday morning, so be sure your email address is correct. Attendance is very limited so be sure to register early. In less than 60 minutes you'll learn: Why you need a website that you can update on a regular basis Why WordPress can provide you with that website Why WordPress will help your search engine ranking Why choosing the wrong software or developer…
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