Social Media… Do your customers know who you are?
Social Media is an important part of any business’ on line presence, reputation, and customer acquisition and relations. If you’re not using social media, you’re really missing the boat.
Do you say what you really think on your business pages and social media outlets? Should you? Or do you separate your business from your personal accounts on line to protect your business from the possible backlash of your personal opinions and viewpoints. After all, you can’t agree with (or please) everyone, can you?
So do you say what you really think?
Well… Do you? Here are a few thoughts to help you decide what you should do.
Don’t Forget… Love Your Pet!
What is a Nanosecond?
Change URL for SEO purposes?
Changing your URL? Think about it long and hard!. It’s not always the best idea to change your URL if you think it’s going to help your Search Engine Optimization. It may be a better idea to leave it as it is, and beef up some of your other SEO tactics.
Changing your URL can be a bad thing… be sure it’s worth it.
Even a perfectly executed site-wide URL change with perfect 301-redirects in place will to take time for Google to process. While you wait, your ranking will fluctuate and some of your pages may never recover their strength.
Search Google Like A Pro
Did you know you can specialize the search criteria you use when you search Google? Sometimes it seems we can find anything super fast when we search Google, and other times it seems like Google just doesn’t understand exactly what we’re looking for. Problem solved…
As you’re likely aware, there are different search tools like images, maps, play, news, blogger, shopping, finance etc. The list of helpers goes on and on to help you narrow down the search results. However, there are quite a few search techniques (called Google search operators) which can be very handy when you search for something more specific. With operators you can better define your searches and truly find exactly what you’re looking for. Here are
Tips to Search Like a Pro Using Google
(Straight from Google)
If you don’t find what you’re searching for after using our basic search tips, try a search operator. Add these symbols or words to your search terms in the Google search box to gain better control over the results you see. Don’t worry about memorizing these operators – you can use the Advanced Search page to generate many of these searches.
site:nytimes.comwill work, but
site: nytimes.comwill not.
|Search for an exact word or phrase
|Use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words. This option is handy when searching for song lyrics or a line from literature.
Tip: Only use this if you’re looking for a very precise word or phrase, because otherwise you could be excluding helpful results by mistake.
|Exclude a word
|Add a dash (
Tip: You can also exclude results based on other operators, like excluding all results from a specific site.
|Search within a site or domain
|If you are looking for more results from a certain website, include
Tip: Also search within a specific top-level domain like .org or .edu or country top-level domain like .de or .jp.
|Search for pages that link to a URL
Tip: You can also search for links to specific pages, like google.com/images.
|Search for pages that are similar to a URL
|To find sites that are similar to a URL you already know, use the
|Include a “fill in the blank”
query * query
|Use an asterisk (
|Search for either word
query OR query
|If you want to search for pages that may have just one of several words, include
Tip: Enclose phrases in quotes to search for either one of several phrases.
|Search for a number range
|Separate numbers by two periods without spaces (
Tip: Use only one number with the two periods to indicate an upper maximum or a lower minimum.
Most search rules have exceptions to accommodate the ways that people commonly search. For example, Google will show calculator results for the query
34 * 87 rather than interpreting the asterisk as the “fill in the blanks” operator. In general, most punctuation and special characters are ignored, however there is a growing list of punctuation and symbols that are recognized in searches.
Decide to make it a great day!
Did you know the author of this blog loves classic cars? Yep… that’s me! Especially “muscle” cars… What can I say? This post definitely goes in the “other fun stuff” category… Not much to do with Web Sites.
I’ve been a classic muscle car lover since way back. I owned a 70 Dodge Charger that would put you back in your seat… And a Mustang… And a Road Runner (a favorite) And more recently a 61′ Falcon. Now there’s a 77 Ford F150 in the back yard I bought new in 1977… and it looks like I buried it and just dug it up. Not what you expected me to say I bet…
I get Motor Trend, and it’s a great magazine by the way, and found this article. My last mustang was a 68′ hydrolic Rag Top, 289, 4spd, all factory. What a sweet ride! The article brought back memories and I wondered how many of the “younger motor heads” even know the Mustang didn’t start out the way they know it.
Decide to make it a great day!