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Landscaping Site updated

We have a project to completely redesign the site at Zuricanllc.com, the owner has changed his business model and his existing site did not match the new direction. This was already a challenging account. I was contacted after their last ISP account had expired, they needed their original site reconstructed. Working from screenshots we has […]

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Adding a Flickr Widget to a WordPress Blog

Adding a Flickr Widget to a WordPress Blog

Today I was working on a new blog over at PPTClasses.com and I wanted to highlight some content by using photos. I wanted to take advantage of the latest news that Flickr increased the size allocation for files, Flickr is Biggr. All I wanted to do was put some thumbnails in the footer of the […]

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Outsourcing Web Creation, A Cautionary Tale

Outsourcing Web Creation, A Cautionary Tale

Recently I wanted to take a shortcut and I selected a freelancer to create a website and theme that would be SEO friendly, and include pre-populated content, a growing page authority in my niche market. I have been very interested in SEO friendly sites ever since taking dips in Page Rank, thanks to some recent […]

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Creating a new Website Personality

Creating a new Website Personality

I was looking for and integrated smartphones, free downloadable apps, a monetized search feature, and optimize for Google Adsense placement. I early on considered integrating Google Analytics, as well as ensuring my code was tight, took in to consideration SEO and w3C compliance, as well as using some of the tips I have learned over the years, like […]

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Using Social Media to Market Your Products and Services

Using Social Media to Market Your Products and Services

Social media has grown by leaps and bounds as far as business development, marketing, and even contracting, especially for those who supply services as opposed to equipment and devices and other objects. Many utilize the culture of social media to generate a lead, or change their management strategies in order to attract more business. Market […]

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Making the Most of Social Media

Making the Most of Social Media

Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and other social sites are effective tools for businesses to target their online audience. The question still remains, how effective are they, really? With so many online marketing tools available, it can be difficult to determine how each social interaction relates to the ROI, or return on investment. In his article, “The […]

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Recruiting Using Social Media Tools

Recruiting Using Social Media Tools

According to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM),, more organizations are turning to social media sites when recruiting potential job candidates. The number of companies entering the social generation increased from 34% in 2008 to 56% in 2011. As more organizations see the benefits of using social media tools like […]

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Business Development, the bottom line

So, many folks are asking me what I am doing these days since I stepped away from independent consulting business. Well, stepped away is a nice way to say that the work I was doing for the US Army is no longer required, and they can do without the services experts like I provide. I […]

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Where does the CKO belong in the task org?

I was recently a part of a discussion that asked what section/directorate should the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) belong? Here was my response: Personally I think there is no use for a CKO in any Army organization. Our G-3s (even when manned by DACs) are not COO, our G-8s are not CFOs, and our commanders […]

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