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PUBLIC MARKS from bhartzer with tags web & tech

May 2011

Duplicate Content: Google Not Following Own Best Practices

Google is not following their own webmaster guidelines on their own web site. We all have issues with our web sites at one time or another. When we optimize our web sites we try to make sure that we follow the industry’s best practices. But that doesn’t always happen, even if you are Google. I have uncovered a few instances where Google is not foll

Google Places Listings in Search Results

If you search at Google for a keyword phrase that includes a city name, most likely Google will show Google Places listings as part of the Google search results. But optimizing for this has become increasingly difficult, since what Google shows and when they show it is so inconsistent. Here is how Google Places is different than the Google web resu

January 2011

How to Use Twitter for Customer Service

There is now a great new tool for customer service that would probably not expect: it is called Twitter. Not only is Twitter a great social networking web site, Twitter is a great tool. And, more importantly, a time saver. On the Standing Dog Blog, we have a great blog post by Paul Griffith about how use Twitter as a customer service tool for your

Why Social Validation is the New Search Engine Optimization

You probably have heard me preach it before: if at all possible, for search engine optimization purposes, your web site should include a blog or other section. Here is why your SEO Strategy must include social validation.

Effective Title Tag for Search Engine Optimization

Web Sites need effective Title Tags to help improve search engine rankings for target keywords. Standing Dog Interactive has some tips on writing effective Title Tags.

Why You Should Check In on Foursquare

There are several reasons why you should make it a habit of checking in on foursquare, the social networking web site, while you go about your daily activities. I personally enjoy connecting with others and finding out who is also at my location and who has checked in. I also enjoy the fact that since I have connected my foursquare account with man

September 2010

No SEO for Web Marketing Association Best Web Sites

The Web Marketing Association has called the best Web Sites in 96 various classes. The awards are out today. I took a look at the top award successful web websites and the internet websites of those who created them: and am horrified to determine a lack of fundamental search engine optimization techniques being applied.

June 2010

SEO Tip: How to Remove a Page from Google

This search engine optimization tip has to do with removing a page or a specific URL from the Google search engine. Their interface has changed recently, so you may want to read about how to remove a web page from Google using Google Webmaster Tools.

Facebook Loses Control of User Privacy

Private email addresses of individuals who have Facebook accounts are getting indexed by the search engines, including Google, Yahoo!, and Bing.com. There are certain web pages on Facebook, mainly the Facebook Email Opt Out web page, that are getting indexed by the search engines.

Search Engines Indexing Email Addresses from Facebook

Private email addresses of individuals who have Facebook accounts are getting indexed by the search engines, including Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft’s Bing.com. There are certain web pages on Facebook, mainly the Facebook Email Opt Out web page, that are getting indexed by the search engines. There is a problem because these web pages contain email

May 2010

Search Engine Optimization: Adding Content to your Web Site

For this search engine optimization tip, lets talk more about content and adding content to your web site.

April 2010

Lists Of The Most Important Internet Personalities

Internet Evolution has come up with their first-ever list of the top 100 most innovative and influential people in the Web 2.0 world. In the social networking category, Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder of Facebook, beat out Kevin Rose, the Founder of Digg. In the search category, the heads of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! were named, but surprisingly J

Top 100 Most Influential People in Web 2.0 World

Internet Evolution has come up with their first-ever list of the top 100 most innovative and influential people in the Web 2.0 world. In the social networking category, Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder of Facebook, beat out Kevin Rose, the Founder of Digg. In the search category, the heads of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! were named.

Report: Half of Americans Have Social Media Profiles

A new study released today shows that consumer use of social networking web sites is not a youth phenomenon. Apparently now at least half of those living in the United States have social media profiles. A new study released today shows that consumer use of social networking web sites is not a youth phenomenon. Apparently now at least half of

Nominations Now Open for Wirefly Blog Awards

Wirefly, a leading internet retailer of mobile phones and service plans, is launching its first ever Wirefly Blog Awards to acknowledge and honor the other sites on the Web that best help consumers stay up-to-date and well-informed about mobile phones and the cell phone industry.

March 2010

How to Protect Your Facebook Fan Page

Facebook Fan pages are different than being on Facebook and having your own personalized User ID on there. Facebook Fan pages are different, and they are essentially a type of interactive web page that are on Facebook. If you have set up a Facebook Fan page, here is how to protect it.

February 2010

Forcing Google to Show Real-Time Web for Your Keyword

Here is how to literally force Google to display the real-time web, the Latest results for..., for a certain keyword or keyword phrase.

HOW TO: Force Google to Display Real-Time Web for Any Keyword

Here is how to literally force Google to display the real-time web, the Latest results for..., for a certain keyword or keyword phrase.

Search Engine Optimization: Should You Optimize for LeapFish

So, if you are optimizing your web site for search engines, using the latest search engine optimization tips and search engine optimization best practices, should you optimize your web site for the LeapFish search engine?