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Do .com Domains Get Better Google Juice?

I have heard it online and in person from “gurus” saying nothing beats a .com domain from Google’s perspective. Actually there is no truth in this statement. Google doesn’t care which TLD (Top Level Domain) is used. What they care is that the search results deliver the best possible content to their clients–people who are […]

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Estimate Keyword Results With Google Keyword Tool

Step One – Login to your Google AdWords account at https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner If you do not have an account you can create one while you are there. The basic version is free. There is a bit of a learning curve but there are literally hundreds if not thousands of tutorials available both from Google and from third […]

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Google Joins Yahoo and AOL In Fighting Email Spam

DMARC – what is it? Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) is a scalable mechanism by which a mail-originating organization can express domain-level policies and preferences for message validation, disposition, and reporting, that a mail-receiving organization can use to improve mail handling. –RFC Abstract DMARC is a policy that uses SPF and DKIM for email filtering. The Sender Policy […]

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Google+ Profits From Your Name and Image

Google has probably used your name and photo in an endorsement of a product or service. Did they pay you? I didn’t think so. That’s because, like on all “free” websites and social media networks, you are the product. This means they profit from your presence. Now that’s not to say there isn’t a symbiotic […]

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Send Money Directly Through GMail

RED ALERT …. and applause. The action is not new, but the encouragement to use it is. When you sent an email through Google’s GMail recently did you notice the little dollar symbol ($) below the composition area? If you have ever wanted to empty your bank account giving away money, or perhaps offer that […]

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Should I Use Nofollow for SEO?

Fair questions are great. Great questions are awesome, and this is a great question. If you are not familiar with the rel=nofollow tag you can read a bit about it at the link. Important facts include that it does not affect the display or readability of the web page in any way, and that it […]

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2 Easy Steps To Manage Tabs In Gmail

The “new” Gmail has been out for a few weeks now, but I still see comments and questions about the new Gmail tabs posted in social media. How to turn off tabs in Gmail Among the chief complaints I have seen regarding the new Gmail tabs, or “buckets” as my wife prefers to call them, […]

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How To Write An Effective Tagline on Google

“You only get one chance at a first impression” is something most of us certainly have heard from a parent or a mentor somewhere along the path. In many business engagement circles, business networking circles that is, the phrase “elevator speech” is common terminology for the 30 seconds you may spend introducing yourself to another […]

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How To Rank #1 On Google Search Results

Matt Cutts is the definitive resource on Google search spam control which defaults to his having tremendous knowledge about how to rank higher in search results. How do you do search engine optimization (SEO)? According to this video that probably is not as important as having the proper links. Listen, I can talk all day […]

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How To Manage Contacts in GMail

GMail is one of Google’s oldest and best tools other than search. Most of my email, business and personal, is conducted through the Google Mail platform. In fact my “business” email address at Google is so old I barely represent that industry any longer! If you do not have a GMail account, if you are […]

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