Managing Social Media Accounts:  Business vs Personal

23. April 2012

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Managing Social Media Accounts: Business vs Personal

Today, we are going to look at social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn and ask the question: Should you mix business and pleasure?

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Google Then and Now:  Has Google Lost Their Way…or Found It?

30. January 2012

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Google Then and Now: Has Google Lost Their Way…or Found It?

In this article, we’ll take a look at the new Google versus the old Google and ask the question: Has Google lost their way or found it?

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A Career in Technical Training:  Is It For You?

8. April 2010

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A Career in Technical Training: Is It For You?

Not everyone is cut out to be a great technical trainer.  In fact, the industry is littered with sub-par technical trainers who do little more than recite text from a book.  The industry needs great trainers, but is it a career that is right for you? There are two characteristics that make someone a great [...]

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SEO:  The Seven Deadly Sins

17. September 2009

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SEO: The Seven Deadly Sins

SEO seems relatively easy at first, but danger lurks around every corner. One false step--one SEO mistake--and all of your SEO work vanishes into a de-indexing or the dreaded Google sandbox. Early Christians defined the Seven Deadly Sins that one should not commit lest they burn in the fiery pits of hell. In this article, we’ll explore the Seven Deadly Sins of Search Engine Optimization.

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SEO and Golf:  They Both Look Easy…Until You Try Them

10. September 2009

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SEO and Golf: They Both Look Easy…Until You Try Them

SEO is a lot like golf. It appears easy at first, until you start to play the game.

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17. October 2013

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PHP: Return First Character of a String

In this quick post, I will tell you how to return the first character of a string in PHP.

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24. January 2013

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Convert External CSS to On-Page (Inline) CSS for Emails

If you are looking to convert your CSS to on-page (or “Inline”) CSS for use in email campaigns, I will tell you how I did it. The Problem: Effective HTML in Emails Most websites now-a-days use CSS to style their web pages and, in doing so, they typically call an external style.css file. Ideally, you [...]

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19. June 2012

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PHP: Capture Referring URL And Truncate It To Domain Name

This is a quick technical post on how to use PHP to capture a referring URL and truncate it to a domain name. In other words, we want to determine the exact domain name from which our visitors arrived. The reasons for doing this are numerous. Many use this referring information for statistical analysis while [...]

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27. April 2012

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Google Panda Webspam and Exact Match Domain Searches

There are a couple of new updates to the Google algorithm that have just been released, one a Panda update and the other labeled the "Webspam" update, and these latest algorithmic changes are affecting several sites that use exact match domain searches...among other things.

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22. February 2012

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W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin Review – Beware – A 350GB Caching Directory!

The W3 Total Cache WordPress plugin is one of the most popular caching plugins for WordPress. However, you will want to be careful with this plugin because it may cause more headaches than it cures. In this quick article, I will tell you the headache that it caused me with the size of the cached files.

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11. October 2011

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Google Panda Update and Article Marketing

With every iteration of the Google Panda update, we see big changes in the SERPs and one of the groups of sites that has been particularly affected is article marketing sites. In this article, we’ll investigate whether article marketing sites have been adversely affected by the Google Panda update and, if so, we investigate the question: Does article marketing still work to promote your website?

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7. October 2011

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Google PageRank Disappeared

If you use a PageRank tool to check the Google PageRank of your pages and the PageRank of other pages, you may be anxiously typing into Google right now, “Google PageRank Disappeared“.

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3. October 2011

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PHP/MySQL: Query Date in DateTime Field

In this quick technical solution post, I will tell you how to query a date from a datetime field in PHP.

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3. October 2011

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PHP: Get Date 7 Days Ago-One Week Ago

In this quick tech solution post, I will tell you how to get the PHP date 7 days ago, one week ago, or whenever you want.

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5. August 2011

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PHP Mail: Send Text and HTML Mail Through PHP Script

In this article, I will show you how to use PHP mail to send a text/html message through a PHP script.

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4. August 2011

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How To Password Protect a Subdirectory When WordPress Is Installed

In this article, I will tell you how to password protect a subdirectory when you have WordPress installed in your root directory.

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1. June 2011

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How To Find HTML Color Codes

In this post, I will tell you how to quickly find the HTML color code of an image or any part of your web page.

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3. March 2011

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PHP String Split

In this post, I am going to tell you how to do a PHP string split. While there use to be a PHP command called “PHP split“, it is no longer being supported so we will teach you how to do a PHP string split using the PHP explode command.

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3. March 2011

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PHP Delete First Character In String

In this post, I will show you how to delete the first character in a string in PHP.

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7. January 2011

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Show Code In WordPress: The Syntax Highlighter Plugin

If you want to show code in WordPress, it is now very easy with a plugin called SyntaxHighlighter.

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7. January 2011

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Apostrophe, Input Form, PHP, MySQL: The Easy Solution!

In this article, I will tell you how to deal with the apostrophe not working in form data that writes to MySql using PHP. I do a lot of work involving input forms on PHP pages that write the input data to MySQL. Every time I do this, I have to account for the user [...]

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18. November 2010

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PHP: Convert Variable To Date

In this article, I will review how to convert a variable that represents a date to an actual MySQL date column using PHP. Dealing with dates and times in MySQL and PHP is at once fascinating and frustrating. Everybody seems to store their date information with slight variances. Thus, everyone’s solution is slightly different. So, [...]

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18. November 2010

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Import CSV File Into MySQL

In this article, I will show you how to configure a CSV properly and then import the CSV file into MySql. A client of mine recently asked me if I could upload his .CSV file into a MySQL database. He runs a sports site and wanted to have the entire NBA schedule available in MySQL. [...]

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12. November 2010

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SEO, Squidoo, and HubPages: Are Community Pages Worth Your SEO Time?

Many people use Squidoo and HubPages in their SEO efforts. In this article, I will present many articles discussing Squidoo and HubPages, their differences, and whether they are worth your SEO time.

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