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Onsite SEO Checklist – Basic (Draft 1)

November 10, 2011.SEO

An onsite SEO checklist is an evolving document given the fact that search engines are constantly updating their algorithm. Trying to keep all the factors in one place becomes daunting. But it’s better than trying to keep it all in your head. I use this checklist as much as I have it out there for […]

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Anatomy of Search Engine Optimization – Traffic, Content & Links

November 3, 2011.SEO

The Definition of SEO Seattle-based SEO Firm SEOMoz defines SEO as: “the active practice of optimizing a web site by improving internal and external aspects in order to increase the traffic the site receives from search engines.” The Goal in SEO The overall goal in SEO is to generate relevant traffic to your website via […]

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Search Engine History 101

November 3, 2011.SEO

According to a few sources, search engine history predates Al Gore’s invention of the internets. While most sources pin the start of the modern search engine around 1990, points out that search technology started as far back as 1940s when an article in The Atlantic Monthly urged scientists to build one collective center of […]

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URL Suffix Tips I Think I’ll Use

November 2, 2011.SEO

I’m working on a project with the Wolf and we’re trying to decide just exactly how to get our URL structures to fit all the data. E-commerce can be a b****…brat like that. The reason: We try to keep all the pages in the .com/here/or-here/ level so as to tell the search engines that the […]

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Moments After the October 2011 #NWITweetup #LunchNLearn

October 26, media

It’s 2pm. Jim Ulom of Certified Home Inspections is breaking down the tables after the first Lunch & Learn. Dave Woodson is at the desk showing Michelle Ulom how to use a tablet PC. I’m lounged out on the couch, staring out the window watching the cars whiz by down US 30 & letting both […]

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What You’ll Have Missed at the October 2011 #NWITweetup #Lunch&Learn

October 25, media

Sittin’ with the OldOld man when the evening came tonight. He asks me about tomorrow’s luncheon. I try to tell him: “Most all that stuff you talk about goes right over my head,” …he likes to tell me during commercial breaks of the O’Reilly Factor. Now the OldOld man has been retired nearly twenty years, […]

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[List] As Seen on TV / Infomercial Resources | Direct Response

October 25, 2011.Digital Marketing.#direct response

Sometimes the hardest part about understanding an industry is figuring out all its key elements. That’s why we crafted the As Seen on TV Life Resources page: for our readers, prospective inventors and employees, and for ourselves – just so we can keep track of it all. Please take a moment to read over. If […]

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TELEBrands As Seen on TV product company. Fairfield, NJ | AJ Khubani

October 25, 2011.Digital Marketing.#direct response

TELEBrands was founded by AJ Khubani over 30 years ago. Who is AJ Khubani? AJ Khubani was the man who first coined the phrase, “As Seen on TV.” Blame him or praise him, whichever you chooser. The Father of As Seen on TV and his company have helped hundreds of products enter the market over the years. […]

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A Few Notes Before the October 2011 #NWITweetup Lunch & Learn

October 24, media.#nwitweetup

Hey, guys, We have just a few notes to remind folks before our first #NWITweetup Lunch & Learn. The lunch is free. We tried to get some vegetarian ideas but we’ll have to settle for some mixed dishes. Do you have a favorite social media tool? Have an idea of your strengths & weaknesses. Don’t […]

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Snuggie for Two - Couple Snuggies for Date Night (Bleh!!!!)

February 28, 2011.Blogging.#direct response

Price: Typically $19.95. Includes 30-Day Guarantee. Available at (official affiliate link) “Snuggie for Two.” There are some phrases I wish I’d never hear again but as a friend pointed out, my issue the “Couple Snuggie – Snuggie for Two,” might be because I have no one to fill out the other half of […]

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Toledo Blade "Paper Without the Paper" First Impressions

December 9, 2010.SEO

Hi, Paul, I took a look at the “Paper without the Paper” beta program that the Toledo Blade is testing. Thank you for the invite! My initial thought is that it appears the work is redundant. I understand that taking electronic images of the newspaper that are being repurposed for users, but the initial approach […]

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How I Would Handle the Philadelphia $300 Blog License

August 23, 2010.Blogging

In a stroke of brilliance, the city of Philadelphia, PA is considering making bloggers play $300 a year for a business privilege license in order to blog with an ad on their site. The art form once called “journaling,” is now being conceived as a potential to make money. And I thought only the sports […]

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Biggest BIN2010 Lesson Learned: Watching the Examples of Leaders and Friends

August 22, 2010.Blogging

The last few days at Blog Indiana’s BIN2010 were an absolute whirlwind. Liveblogging, catching up with friends, helping out wherever possible. I even pulled out the old Valet skills and handed out parking tickets the first day. I still don’t think there’s a “niece who was volunteering.” jk Of all the great lessons I learned […]

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Pre-Review: Corporate Blogging for Dummies by Douglas Karr & Chantelle Flannery – 5 Reasons Why I Recommend the Hell Out of This Book Before Having Read It.

August 10, 2010.Blogging

I trust little, “little” being an overestimation. I’m not a skeptic or a cynic, but I seldom accept the first argument. Unless it’s oldold man Finn. In a generation that pleads to lesser crimes and only reveals what helps them achieve their ends, for me to believe someone involves more negotiation than belief. Or faith. […]

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The Long Road Called the 33-Day Inbound Marketing / Blogging Challenge

April 29, 2010.Blogging.#legacy

Back in the day, Kristin Longacre came up with an idea: a 33 Day long Inbound Marketing / Blogging Challenge. Who am I to follow and not partake. In fact, this might be the best month to chronicle a month of blogging. That little flickering on the hairs on your arm are the winds of […]

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Another Example of How Blogging Helps Writing. Thank You, Otis Redding.

April 25, 2010.Blogging

Just like how the Gutenberg Press helped bring reading to the masses, so has blogging been able to give anyone w/ access to the internet a medium to allow their writings to be seen. For better or otherwise. I use blogging to allow my head to dance around a thought. Take yesterday for example. This […]

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Thank You for the Support, Guys. But We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet.

April 19, media

I wrote a post yesterday I felt compelled to write. And I confess that I was nervous about the reception. But, once again, y’all overwhelmed me. Thank y’all for the affection and support. Not only was it revitalizing, but the suggestsions really caused me to pause and think. I don’t dabble in much social commentary. […]

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Michiana’s First Night of Two Tweetups

April 14, media.#nwitweetup

Scheduling snafus, controversies, and an uphill battle were among the events encircling last night’s Northern Indiana Social events for those in Michiana. I would be less than honest if I didn’t confess that my thoughts on the drive up were with them. My thoughts were also on that drive up US 12 along the National […]

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Open Letter to Tweetups in Michiana on the Eve of Blue Chip Casino NWITweetup

April 12, 2010.Digital Marketing

Didn’t we always say we were part of the movement, not all of it? Of coarse we changed the world, but try and follow through, get off your gold disc and fly! – John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney (1969) My name is Nat Finn. I have logged over 5 years worth of time […]

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