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Adding NoFollow To All External Links

by srpatterson on Monday, April 7, 2014 9:00 PM
English: a chart to describe the search engine... English: a chart to describe the search engine market (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



The Nofollow link tag used to mean that you did not trust a link and therefore didn’t want Google to count the link or follow it when the search bot arrive on your page. But have times changed? Google recently came after any site that ever posted a link from MyBlogGuest.com by first reducing their page rank and then removing them from the search engine rankings. At first,...
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LinkedIn Rocking Marketing Tips

by srpatterson on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 2:02 PM
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If you thought that LinkedIn was not worth your time, the social networking site has proven you wrong, The community is active, the advertising platform is profitable, the content is good, and the site overall is a proven business to business goldmine for those that have taken the time to stay involved. At a recent Social Media World Marketing World presentation, Jason Miller gave us the high points of using LinkedIn...
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Start Up Company Funding in 2014

by srpatterson on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:53 PM
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Business are raising decent amount of startup funding in 2014 from a number of diverse sources. If we take a look at 2013, small business in the fields of real estate, mortgage, lending, and wealth management raised over $800 million in the United States alone. 2014 hasn’t let off the accelerate with late stage funding coming in at $238 million. Financial services is a big trend and disruptive companies are very popular with venture funding firms.

The large market in financial services and the ability of a startup to...
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Guest Blogging Takes A Hit On MyBlogGuest

by srpatterson on Monday, March 24, 2014 2:11 PM
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Google really went after guest blogging last week penalizing any site associated with the popular blog community MyBlogGuest. If you ever posted a guest post from a site on the service, you might have had your Page Rank removed and received a notice from Google in Webmaster Tools. Regardless of the quality of the post or of other quality posts on a site, ranking in the search engine was...

Google Drive Reduces Prices For Data Users

by srpatterson on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:24 AM
Sundar Pichai presenting at the Chromebook lau... Sundar Pichai presenting at the Chromebook launch at Google I/O. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Online storage options came to a climax last week when Google Drive reduced prices for people wanting to store documents, photos and videos online. Most experts agree that even large storage users will find ways to avoid paying for cloud space.

Google slashed prices for its online storage plans on Thursday. Google also offers their...
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Firefox Proves To Not Be Secure

by srpatterson on Monday, March 17, 2014 6:13 PM
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During the four zero-day exploits at Pwn2Own, Firefox proved to be a non-secure web browser.

Pwn2Own 2014 is a computer hack convention that is held in Vancouver. During this convention, Firefox proved itself to be the least secure major web browser. During the hack fest, all four web browsers were tested. They included Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. An $850,000 award to a successful researcher was dangled in front of the software hackers. During their testing, Firefox...
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Best Social Media Management Software

by srpatterson on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:46 AM
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The most effective social media management software is decided and defined by customer testimonials (based on reviews) and scale (based on vendor size, social influence and market share) and set into four categories.

Leaders provide social media management software that receive higher ratings from G2 crowd users and have substantive market...
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Technology Startup Funding And Bootstrapping

by srpatterson on Thursday, March 6, 2014 1:05 PM
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The funding for startup or new technology firms became more or less non-existent after the internet dot com failure/crash in 2000. The fact that quite a lot of tech startups had to close down their businesses was a big historical lesson according to Allis, Ryan P. of Zeromillion.com. The crash led to some serious instability in the market, and also left those who had wanted to start...
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Advice On Taxes For Self Employed People

by srpatterson on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:45 PM
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Working for yourself, deciding your own schedule, not having to answer to anyone, and running your business in your PJs from the comfort of your living room -- it all sounds really attractive doesn't it? This epitomizes flexibility, choice and the opportunity to focus on what is important to you, while making a profit. Nonetheless, there are issues that arise when you go it alone -- understanding best business practices, budgeting and, of course, taxes. For tax purposes, anyone who works as a freelance contractor or consultant is regarded...
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What's Up With The Purchase of WhatsApp

by srpatterson on Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:43 PM
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WhatsApp's $19 billion price tag may have seemed excessive to some insiders, but Facebook might have actually gotten WhatsApp for cheap. Seriously, just see for yourself.

In most ways, WhatsApp's userbase is just the kind of customer Facebook is seeking out. A mobile messaging service that kind of functions as a social network,

WhatsApp users have the option to send messages to one or more recipients at the same time. WhatsApp is extremely active, sending more than 600 million photos a day; more photos than even uploaded...

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