Google Chrome FINALLY Overtakes Internet Explorer in the Browser Wars

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As a website developer, it has always been a challenge (putting it very mildly) to deal with the Internet Explorer browser. From the beginning of web browsers, Microsoft has always tried to force their ways on everybody. For a while it worked. Do you remember the "Use Internet Explorer to view this site" messages on half of the websites you would visit? I … [Read more...]

Should I Start a Website or is a Facebook Page Enough for my Business?

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I am often asked by entrepreneurs as they launch their new endeavors - if they should start a website of their own or setup a Facebook page instead.  After all, a Facebook page is free and easy to create. The best answer is BOTH.  There are pros and cons to Facebook.  Here are some of them: Facebook Pros: Quick/Simple to Create Instant … [Read more...]

Outsource or Do It Yourself?

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I've always wanted to do things myself.  I like to learn how things work and figure out how to make things work better.  After all, I am a nerdy engineer.  :) I've always been very frugal.  (My wife will tell you I am cheap - maybe she is right.)  I don't like spending money on anything that I think I can do myself.  So, I would spend days … [Read more...]

Facebook Timeline for Facebook Pages Problematic for Marketing

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Facebook's timeline layout is frustrating businesses and people that are using Facebook pages to promote their product or brand. Facebook has forced Timeline on all of it's pages. It is not YET required for personal pages even though they have been encouraging everyone to switch. There is no telling when they will force it on personal pages. One of the … [Read more...]

It’s Been a While

Well, it's been a long while since I posted to this blog.  That's one of the nice things about having your own blog is that you are in total control of when you want to post an entry. It has been very interesting watching the traffic and other activity to this blog without any updates.  I have been updating posts to some of my other blogs and doing many … [Read more...]

Did You Miss the Password?

Did you miss the password for the last post? Sorry..... The passwords for private (protected) posts are sent to my subscribers that are subscribed via email (not external RSS readers). They get sent out prior to the private posts. If you want the password for future private postings, please subscribe at the top right of this page so you will get … [Read more...]

Reasons to Build a Customer List

One of the most important pieces of a successful business of any kind is having a list of "customers". My email subscription list is basically my list of customers. It doesn't mean that any of them buy anything. But they do have an interest in the information I post on this blog. In a way it is similar to someone visiting a store and browsing the … [Read more...]

Protected: Question and Answer Time

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Stumbling Around Your Blog

One way to get traffic to your blog or website is by having visitors "stumble" your blog entries by submitting them to stumbleupon.com. You will probably get quite a few visitors from StumbleUpon if someone submits one of your posts. While the traffic isn't ideal, you will at least get visitors that have an interest in the topic of your blog. This should … [Read more...]

Be Thankful When They Leave

So, you are spending a lot of your time writing blog posts, submitting articles, posting in forums, optimizing your site, and everything else under the sun as you attempt to get more people visiting your blog. You feverishly watch your analytics and other stats. You watch your web server access log as visitors hit your site. You pray that the next visitor … [Read more...]