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PUBLIC MARKS from bhartzer with tag site

May 2009

Bluegreen Communities Launches Web Site

Bluegreen Communities has launched a real estate web site showcasing land for sale in Texas, Tennessee, and in Georgia.

Virginia Prescription Records Stolen and Held for Ransom

On Thursday, April 30, the secure site for the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) was replaced with a $US10M ransom demand. Why didn t Virginia have an offsite backup of the data?

March 2009

Freedom Tower in NYC gets name change

The agency that owns the site says that the signature 1,776-foot skyscraper replacing the towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, will be known as One World Trade Center.

February 2009

How to Use the Canonical Tag

Implementing support for a canonical URL is easy, at least in technical terms. In many cases, it may be more difficult to determine where duplicates may be an issue within your site and which page to specify as the URL to index.

January 2009

Search Engine Optimization Tip 26: Get Links Trusted Sites

Get links to your web site from someone you trust. For search engine optimization purposes, get links from trusted web sites.

SEO Web Site Review: Water Filter Corner

This quarter s SEO Web site review selection is very interesting, and should be useful to many readers. Their Web site recently launched, and like many new sites, has several elements that need to be corrected to attain success in the SERPs.

November 2008

Search Engine Optimization Tip:Link Building Using Coupons

This search engine optimization tip is pretty simple: if you sell something on your site you should offer a coupon.

Microsoft Launches Live Search API for Publishers and Web De

Today at PubCon Microsoft launched a new release of the Live Search API for publishers and web developers. Now, in one place, Microsoft is making available what is essentially a content management system for your site or blog, plus the ability to monetize by selling ads.

October 2008

Quintura Launches Site Search for Publishers

Quintura has launched their Quintura Site Search for publishers who are based in the United States.

Search Engine Optimization Tip 17: Review Your Links

For search engine optimization tip number seventeen, let us talk about the links to your site and the overall reputation that you have already built up.

Search Engine Optimization Tip 17: Review Your Links

For search engine optimization tip number seventeen, let us talk about the current links to your site and the overall reputation that you have already built up.

September 2008

Vizion Interactive Releases SEO Audit Document

Organizing your SEO audit will make sure that you are requesting the same information from each search engine optimization company or SEO consultant. After the SEO audit, you should have reasonable consensus on how well your web site is optimized for the search engines.

July 2008

Is Voting on a Social Media Site Spam?

There has been a lot of talk lately on Sphinn, the internet marketing community s social media network, about moderating, spamming, and voting.

Twitter Caught Spamming Google

I noticed recently that has recently made a change to their site that is causing them to spam Google and the other search engines by allowing duplicate content to get indexed by the search engine spiders.

June 2008

Niche-Knach: Freelance Switch and Other Career Blogs

FreelanceSwitch is a site for freelancers built around multi-contributor blog, chock full of general freelance advice, not to mention the always-hilarious Freelance Freedom comic.

Considerations for Multilingual Online Businesses

If you are going to translate an existing web site into another language or several languages, the recommended method is to use only one language per domain name.

GeoSpot Deep Local Search Launches Mobile Web Service

GeoSpot, a location-based services and social activities site has launched the Beta release of GeoSpot Mobile Web service. Find open businesses via your mobile phone.

May 2008

How To Create Content They Will Keep Coming Back For

Once the slick look of your site draws in readers, it is the quality content that will keep them coming back for more. Following are a few things I hae learned in building a readership based on good content.

Who is Optimizing YOUR Web Site?

Many times a company will use a web design firm to create the site in a search engine friendly manner, but many of firms do not do a full analysis of the needs of the web site.

Sk-rt Social Network Rebrands as Kirtsy, Fails to Follow SEO Best Practices

Sk*rt, the social network geared towards women, has rebranded as Kirtsy. The only problem is that they did not redirect the site properly.

April 2008

Websites Celebrating Earth Day 2008

I thought I would point out some of the best Earth Day blog posts as well as the sites that have done something on their site to help promote Earth Day 2008.

Web site makes suing easy

A new Web site promising to simplify the lawsuit process by pairing lawyers and potential litigants is a bad idea. Legal Newsline reported that critics say the SueEasy Web site encourages people to be litigious.

Digg Down Today and Other Social Media Revelations

For many years now, I have always been a fan of creating custom, unique 404 error pages. I have also, at the same time, been rather annoyed that a site as large as Digg can consistently serve up an error page like the one below.

March 2008

Gigablast Launches Site Search for Websites

Here at the Search Engine Strategies conference in New York City (Search Engine Strategies New York 2008), Gigablast has officially launched their fresh and comprehensive site search for websites.

Google Tests Site Links Search with Microsoft

From what I can tell, and from the short amount of testing that I have done, the search box appears when you search for Microsoft at It looks to me that it is nothing but a Google custom search engine, or simply a site: command search of the domain, which includes all of their subdomains.