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A Simple Thank You

I am thankful

Heavenly Father, I thank you for life.

I thank you for family and friends, for loved ones and companions.

I thank you for a home to keep me warm and a bed to sleep in in comfort.

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Giving Thanks vs. Being Thankful

8 Thinks to be Thankful For

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving. Instead of just giving thanks, maybe we need to just be thankful. What’s the difference? Giving thanks is a one-time event. It’s great to give thanks and to let people know they are appreciative. But being thankful is, well, it’s like giving thanks all the time.

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Register Your Domain for 5 Years or More

4-Season Tree
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There are two reasons to register a domain name for longer periods of time: 1) you plan on being  in business for years to come and 2) you want whatever smidgen of ranking value you might get out of that.

In the grand scheme of things, registering your domain for more than a year at a time is very, very, very low on the SEO priority scale. But as a firm believer in baby steps SEO, even the smallest of small things can make a difference when it matters.

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It’s time to Prepare for the Holidays…. 2016!

Too Late for Holidays?
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Sorry folks, the holidays have come and gone. Yeah, I know it’s only mid-November, but if you want to get your site optimized for the season, well you’re too late. At best you can try to throw up a quick PPC campaign, but those take time and data to fully optimize. You’ll bring in business, but not with the best ROI.

But it’s not too late to start thinking about 2016!

I’m serious.

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38 Blogging Strategies That’ll {Knock} the Words Right Out of Your Mouth

38 Blogging Strategies That'll {Knock} the Words Right Out of Your Mouth

Everyone is a blogger these days.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as long as every blogger is providing actual value to the webverse. Unfortunately, that’s not always–or even usually–the case.

Most bloggers, whether it be for business or personal reasons, start blogging without any sort of plan and wind up ending their blogging career just as spectacularlessly.

There is nothing wrong with not having a plan or strategy in place when writing in your little pink diary, but a blog isn’t a diary. It’s a way to communicate your thoughts, ideas, tips, and other musings to the public. But for why?

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Give People What They Want… How They Want It

Ultraviolet

I just got my copy of Live. Die. Repeat (aka Edge of Tomorrow) on Blu-ray. I’m still old school so I like having the physical copy of movies that I buy. But since I travel a lot I have taking the time to burn all of my movies and DVDs into my iTunes account. Whenever possible, I look for movies that come with the digital copy.

It used to be easy. When a movie came with the digital copy it meant you could choose one of a few different options. Usually iTunes or Windows Media. But now, there are a lot of competing digital services, most notably, UltraViolet.

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What Do You Do With Business Cards?

Business Card Networking

I went to a local networking event the other night and collected a bunch of business cards. Now what?

It’s not a stretch to say that I collect hundreds, of business cards each year. What am I supposed to do with them? I don’t keep a Rolodex on my desk, and in today’s day and age, who does?

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What’s That Domain Name Worth to You?

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One of the first things you need to secure when building your web presence is your domain name. In fact, your domain name should be considered before you even choose your business name. If the business name you want doesn’t have an decent domain name available, you may be crippling your online marketing efforts before they even begin.

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Good Word of Mouth Knows No Geographical Barriers

SEO has no Geographical Borders

We do a lot of local networking. As I write this I’m just hours away from heading out to one of the big networking events for our local area. I often have to ask myself, why do we do this? When your audience is national, does local networking really help?

Yes, I believe it does. Good word of mouth knows no geographical barriers.

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