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New Guide to AMP with Brand Case Studies

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Read my new study titled: The Argument for AMP: Lessons from 10 Case Studies. In it, you’ll see what I learned from talking with 10 companies that implemented AMP on most or all of their site pages to try to improve their performance in Google search for mobile users. I also handcrafted AMP versions of... Read More >

How to run Graphical linux apps form win 10 Bash shell..

by Chemmyone @ icanhascraigryder – craigryder.com

Thanks to the author below from whom I … well, I just didn’t want to misplace it .. by Chris Hoffman on July 11th, 2016 Windows 10’s Bash shell doesn’t officially support graphical Linux desktop applications. Microsoft says this feature is designed only for developers who want to run Linux terminal utilities. But the underlying “Windows Subsystem for Linux” is [...] Read More

IA Daily: Darron Glenn Wings of Strength / Chicago Preview

by admin @ Iron Affinity

Just a few weeks removed from delivering what was easily the best performance of his pro career thus far at the Omaha Pro show, it looks like Darron Glenn is armed and ready to wage war on the 212 division at this weekend’s Chicago Pro, Wings of Strength. After struggling mightily with his consistency throughout 2014, [&hellip

Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do - and it's kinda worrying.

HubShots: HubSpot Sales Templates and How NOT to do SEO

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

Ian and I discuss HubSpot Sales Templates, including their pre-prepared library of templates, some of which I don’t like, others I do. And listen out for the quote of the week – it’s a head scratcher. Listen to it here.

Big Imprint Expands Design Services

by Big Imprint @ Big Imprint

With the addition of Jennifer Merten, Big Imprint is pleased to announce that we are now offering enhanced design services for our clients. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Big Imprint appoints new Graphic Designer. West Liberty, IA – Big Imprint (www.bigimprint.com) announced Monday November 9, that Jennifer Merten has joined the company as graphic designer.  Big Imprint […]

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150 People Show Up At Public Hearing On Minimum Wage

by Katelyn @ Iowa Restaurant Association

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The SEO Guide to Information Architecture | Blog | Merkle

The SEO Guide to Information Architecture | Blog | Merkle


Merkle

This article will explore the basic concepts of designing optimized site architectures for efficient spidering by search engines. Building an easily spidered site has ramifications in how pages, sections of a site, and entire domains are topically understood and categorized by bots, which influences indexing and rankings.

[Episode 73] Infuriating Signup Offers

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

Ever responded to a promotion of a free trial only to find out they then ask for your credit card? Infuriating right? In episode 73 of HubShots I highlight a recent experience, plus review some of the new HubSpot features including the new ShutterStock integration – sweet!

Tips and Tricks to get you started with Social Media Marketing

by Sahil Kakkar @ SEO Nick

Just when you’ve decided to build your social media presence, you face the dilemma “where do I begin”. You have so many platforms, so many users to connect with, a plethora of content you can explore from various angles!

You should know that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for social media marketing. It all depends on the nature of your business, the products and services you offer, the audience you Keep Reading »

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IA Daily: Thomas Lenihan, NPC USAs Preview

by admin @ Iron Affinity

We’ve seen quite a bit of change in bodybuilding over the last few years, but at every level of the sport there’s a fundamental element that has yet to fade out of style; the fact that conditioning wins shows. Less than three weeks to go before stepping onstage at the upcoming USA Championships, it looks like [&hellip

Effect of Biocompatible Peritoneal Dialysis Solution on Residual Renal Function: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Effect of Biocompatible Peritoneal Dialysis Solution on Residual Renal Function: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials


PubMed Central (PMC)

♦ Introduction: Residual renal function (RRF) plays an important role in outcome of peritoneal dialysis (PD) including mortality. It is, therefore, important to provide a strategy for the preservation of RRF. The objective of this study was to ...

Beyond the World Gap

by vsedrel @ Polk County Early Childhood Iowa

ZERO TO THREE announces Beyond the Word Gap, a new multimedia web portal designed to provide...

There’s a New Possible Explanation for the Weird Light Behavior of the ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star

by Chemmyone @ icanhascraigryder – craigryder.com

 NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle IN BRIEF Researchers from the University of Antioquia in Columbia proposed a new explanation for the weird light behavior of the so-called “Alien Megastructure” star. It seems a ringed-exoplanet the size of Neptune might be the cause. IRREGULAR DIPS A team of scientists led by Mario Sucerquia at the University of Antioquia (UdeA) in Colombia have [...] Read More

Introducing the Business Toolbox — Our Recommended Software Tools

by Ethan Anderson @ Big Imprint

Ethan recently had the opportunity to present a session at the EntreFEST conference in Iowa City about software tools for business. EntreFEST is a two-day conference for small businesses, startups, entrepreneurs of every shade. The event features workshops and nationally-recognized keynote speakers, and is an excellent networking opportunity. Ethan’s talk featured a collection of tools […]

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IA Daily: Joel Thomas, Tampa Debut

by admin @ Iron Affinity

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Joel Thomas take a bodybuilding stage; however, a few weeks from now the former perennial National level powerhouse will be making his long awaited IFBB debut, at the 2015 Tampa Pro. Joel burst onto the scene in 2010, with a 5th place finish at the NPC Nationals, where [&hellip

Mobile User Onboarding: Examples From Three Awesome Apps

by Hannah Levenson @ Usability Geek

It is easy for me to simply list the do’s and don’ts of mobile user onboarding. Do indicate progress and flow length, don’t overwhelm the user. Don’t ask permissions right away, do allow users to skip tutorials, etc. We humans, especially product managers and UX designers, are visual beings, are we not? So what better […]

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2017 Annual Meeting Registration

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

The agenda has been finalized and the registration information is in the mail for the 67th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives.  Please join us for an interesting day as we form our policy positions for the upcoming legislative sessions, hear from Key Note Speaker Steve Ford, honor our cooperative leaders during the Hall of Fame presentation and learn about issues impacting our industries in the afternoon breakout sessions.  We hope to see you there. Click here for 2017 Annual Meeting registration information Click here for 2017 Annual Meeting Program

Why I Like Working Here!

by Big Imprint @ Big Imprint

Why I like working at Big Imprint:  (by Leslie, Big Imprint’s Project Manager) Time Flexibility: I appreciate the flexibility we are given to take time off when we need to tend to family responsibilities. Comfortable Atmosphere: The office atmosphere is very laid back and comfortable.  We have a good time, get along well and I […]

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Front-end UI Developer, Hybris Front End Developer, WordPress Front End Developer | UX/UI/IA | Dorset / Hampshire / Berkshire / London / Surrey / Sussex / Europe | craigkwest.com

Front-end UI Developer, Hybris Front End Developer, WordPress Front End Developer | UX/UI/IA | Dorset / Hampshire / Berkshire / London / Surrey / Sussex / Europe | craigkwest.com


Front-end UI Developer, Hybris Front End Developer, WordPress Front End Developer | UX/UI/IA | Dorset / Hampshire / Berkshire / London / Surrey / Sussex / Europe | craigkwest.com

Freelance Front-end Web Developer, Front-end Hybris UI Developer, Front-end WordPress Developer, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, SASS, LESS, JS | London, Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex. UK (United Kingdom) / EU (Europe). | Freelance Front End Web Developer, WordPress Developer, Front End Hybris UI Developer, Frontend UI Hybris Developer, Frontend Web Developer, Hybris Front End Developer, Frontend UI Hybris Developer.

The Three Marks of Great Content

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

Yes, I know. “Great content” – everybody says you must have it, everybody says it’s essential for SEO and brand reputation. Everybody talks about great content, but does anyone know what it is? Most of us recognize content quality the way Justice Potter Stewart evaluated obscenity: “I know it when I see it.” But “I... Read More >

Junwon Seo

Junwon Seo


South Dakota State University

Dr. Seo is an Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota State University. His areas of research expertise include image-based seismic vulnerability and resiliency assessment; multi-hazard simulation of renewable energy structures; structural behavior examination of irregular structures; self-consolidating concrete; structural health monitoring; reliability analysis; load rating estimation of various bridge types; field testing and computational analyses; and lateral live-load distribution factor examination.

How to Have Better UX Before UI Begins

by Alan Smith @ Usability Geek

When you hear “user experience” (UX), you might immediately think of website design. While you are not wrong to associate the two concepts, this illustrates a major pitfall to which some websites designers are prone – confusing UX with UI (user interface). UX is about more than just what the user experiences while on your […]

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Social infrastructure – phrase of the year 2017

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

I’m pretty sure the term ‘social infrastructure’ is going to be used to death now, given that Mark Zuckerberg used it at least 14 times in his latest Facebook manifesto. It’s a good post, or at least I think it is – I haven’t actually read it all, since it comes in at almost 6000 […]

KernelMode.info • View topic – Sandboxes / Online Link checkers

by Chemmyone @ icanhascraigryder – craigryder.com

While some of these are long gone, there are some decent links to get started with .. not opening sketchy links .. #Sandboxes Anubis http://anubis.iseclab.org/ BitBlaze http://bitblaze.cs.berkeley.edu/ Comodo Instant Malware Analysis http://camas.comodo.com/ Eureka http://eureka.cyber-ta.org/ Hybrid Analysis http://www.hybrid-analysis.com/ or https://www.reverse.it/ Jevereg http://jevereg.amnpardaz.com/ Malwr http://malwr.com/ Sunbelt Sandbox: http://www.sunbeltsecurity.com/sandbox/ ThreatExpert http://www.threatexpert.com/ ViCheck https://vicheck.ca/ URL Profiler http://urlquery.net XecScan http://scan.xecure-lab.com/ Detux http://detux.org/ Viper https://viper.malwareconfig.com/ deepviz https://sandbox.deepviz.com/ Nviso https://apkscan.nviso.be/ Online #Link Checkers AVG Link Scanner http://linkscanner.explabs.com/linkscanner/avg/ Dr.#Web Online Scanner http://vms.drweb.com/online/ Exploit [...] Read More

2017 Cooperative Intern Day – July 6th

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

Please join us for the second annual Cooperative Intern Day to be held at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, Iowa on July 6th.  Click here for agenda and registration information.

4-24-2017 Legislative Update

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

The 2017 session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly adjourned on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  The final legislative update has posted.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Pruss, Director of Legislative Affairs at the IIC Office.  Please click here for the April 24, 2017 legislative update.  

Fall is a Cool Time for a New Product Launch

by Christa Nelson @ MCS | Marketing | Public Relations | Graphic Design

By: Nancy Garberson, MOL Fall is an exciting time in business because everyone is serious about kicking-butt before the end of the year! We want those numbers up before December 31st and fall provides the potential for remarkable achievement. With the cooler weather upon us, we ignite our push for year-end success! A new product launch

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Web Design in Iowa City, Muscatine, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities - Big Imprint

Web Design in Iowa City, Muscatine, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities - Big Imprint


Big Imprint

Our website services include design and development, integrated hosting, SEO services and e-commerce implementation.

Toilet Paper Cost Calculator – RedFlagDeals.com – essential tools ..

by Chemmyone @ icanhascraigryder – craigryder.com

Toilet Paper Cost Calculator NAME (OPTIONAL) PRICE ROLLS SHEETS PER ROLL ImperialMetric Sheet dimensions (in) Total surface area (sq. ft) $0.00per sq. ft$0per 1000 sheets ADD TO COMPARE Maximum of 6 results for comparison These price ranges are estimates and should be considered a rough guideline. Great – $0.018 or less/square foot Good – $0.018 [...] Read More

Here’s Why Live! at State of Search 2017

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

At State of Search 2017 in Dallas, Eric Enge and I performed, for the first time anywhere, a live on stage episode of their popular Here’s Why digital marketing video series.  We took the State of Search audience “Back to the Future” to emphasize how devices like Google Home are already changing the way people search. As... Read More >

Exploring Color in Print and Digital Media: It’s Complicated

by Christa Nelson @ MCS | Marketing | Public Relations | Graphic Design

By: Chris Weaver Most of us probably remember the color wheel from our elementary school art classes. The primary colors are yellow, red and blue, and by mixing them, we can get secondary colors like green, orange and purple. Depending on the percentages mixed, any number of color variations are possible. Ah the good ol’

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PCECI Program Funding Review

by vsedrel @ Polk County Early Childhood Iowa

The Polk County Early Childhood Iowa Board is reviewing applications for funding for fiscal year...

Young Iowa Chefs ‘Leave It All Our On The Table’

by Katelyn @ Iowa Restaurant Association

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Conversion Rates Matter More than Visits

by Alan Bleiweiss @ Alan Bleiweiss Consulting

Sure, it’s helpful quite often, to get increases to site visits through better SEO. (And this post doesn’t advocate to NOT want that….) More visits are what everyone initially thinks of SEO as being about most of the time when they first get past higher rankings… What if I told you it’s worthless in many...
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Content Is King by Bill Gates

Content Is King by Bill Gates


Craig Bailey

Here's the original Content is King article written by Bill Gates back in 1996.

Why You Might Be Cannibalizing Your Own Keywords – Here’s Why #125

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Did you know you could be cannibalizing the SEO effectiveness of your site’s important keywords? In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Art of SEO lead author and Stone Temple CEO Eric Enge helps you understand what keyword cannibalization is, how to detect it, and why it matters for your SEO.... Read More >

20 years

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

Today is Michele and my 20th Wedding anniversary. Time flies. We won’t be doing anything ‘traditionally’ special to mark the occasion. Instead we’ll just do what we love doing. For example, here’s what we did for our 10th anniversary. Yes, really. I’m a lucky guy.

Iowa Restaurant Association Issues Position on Immigration Reform

by Katelyn @ Iowa Restaurant Association

Monday, April 24, 2017 – West Des Moines, IA – Given the recently proposed revisions to temporary work and other VISAs, as well as the restaurant industry’s reliance on, and strong support for, the immigrant populations of the United States, the leadership of the Iowa Restaurant Association (IRA) today released a position statement on immigration. […]

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Google Penguin Update! Stahp Already!

by Alan Bleiweiss @ Alan Bleiweiss Consulting

Here we are, another day, another client email asking my thoughts on whether Google might be rolling out Penguin… Why did this, otherwise highly intelligent, quite capable client ask? Because sites he generally trusts for information about SEO have once again recently posted nonsense about Google being ready or likely to be rolling out Penguin....
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‘Aire’ is a hovering robot with Alexa that will definitely scare your pets

by Chemmyone @ icanhascraigryder – craigryder.com

Corbin DavenportRobots on Kickstarter or Indiegogo usually are slow-moving and expensive products, with little or no real utility. I don’t think ‘Aire’ is anything differe… by Corbin Davenport in News Aire claims to be “the world’s first intelligent robotic home assistant capable of autonomous flight.” Functionality-wise, it’s essentially a drone with the propellers covered by [...] Read More

Why Oversimplifying SEO Is Dangerous – Here’s Why #130

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Google gets more complex and sophisticated with each passing year, and yet many still want to believe that there are “magic bullet” hacks or tricks that are simple ways to get higher search rankings. In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Eric Enge tells you why! Don’t miss a... Read More >

Introduction to SEO for Developers | FireBootCamp Presentation by Craig Bailey

Introduction to SEO for Developers | FireBootCamp Presentation by Craig Bailey


XEN Systems

An introduction to SEO, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools & Bing Webmaster Tools for developers.

Do Not Auto-Populate Your Social Media Channels

by Craig Coffman @ octoberland

You are a busy professional. It is hard to find time to carve out, but you know you need to be active on social media. Someone tells you a tip to save time: Let one network push the content to…

Google Panda & Killing Old Content – A Deeper Look

by Alan Bleiweiss @ Alan Bleiweiss Consulting

Since I do a lot of site audit work, I often have clients with extensive volumes of old content – typically blog posts, with some “news” articles in the mix.  With Google’s Panda algorithm focused in on quality considerations on-site, many client’s assume they have to kill all the old content, while many others who...
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Board Officer Workshop – July 11, 2017

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

The 2017 Board Officers Workshop will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Ames, Iowa. This one day program is highly interactive and designed for current board officers or those board members who would like to be an officer someday.  During the morning session, the officers break into two groups and focus on the responsibilities of their respective office. This year, the afternoon session will focus on interactions in the board room. Janine Bruder, Senior HR Consultant with Nationwide will lead a discussion on the Unconscious Bias we bring into the board room.  She will be followed by Jim Summers, ISU College of Business Associate Professor, who will discuss how to resolve conflict in the board room. Click here for the Board Officer Workshop letter, agenda and registration form.

Why Log File Analysis Is Essential for SEO – Here’s Why #136

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Web server log files can yield a wealth of valuable information for the savvy SEO. In this episode of our popular Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Eric Enge explains why log files are so valuable for SEO analysis. Don’t miss a single episode of Here’s Why with Mark & Eric. Click the... Read More >

Why Social Media Is NOT a Search Ranking Factor – Here’s Why #128

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

Many marketers assume that social media is a search ranking factor for Google, and some even believe they’ve seen proof. In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Mark and Eric explain why it is highly unlikely that social is a direct ranking signal, but also how social is useful... Read More >

IA Daily: Branch Warren, Olympia Update (2015)

by admin @ Iron Affinity

After two-plus decades, countless battles against giants of the sport, and more than a few major titles lining his trophy case, Branch Warren has deservedly earned the reputation as one of the most badass men in bodybuilding. Twelve weeks from now one of the IFBB’s truly grizzled vets will be making his 8th trip to [&hellip

SEO Waterloo IA

by admin @ The Gorilla Ad Agency » Iowa

The best SEO & Web Design  Waterloo IA has to offer is provided by The Gorilla Ad Agency. The # 1 SEO company in the USA. Why choose us for your SEO needs in Waterloo IA You could choose any Waterloo IA Web Design and SEO company, but you deserve the best company right here [...]

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Let’s Ride!

by Big Imprint @ Big Imprint

Big Imprint is excited to announce our 2016 RAGBRAI team sponsorship! Follow our team as we prepare our riders for Iowa’s famous RAGBRAI cycling event.     https://www.bigimprint.com/ragbrai This year’s week-long ride is set for July 23 – 30. The ride begins in Glenwood, Iowa and will end at our own neighboring town of Muscatine, Iowa! […]

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Why Hacking Social Media Algorithms Is a Dangerous Game – Here’s Why #127

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

It’s not hard to find tricks and hacks that can temporarily overcome shrinking organic reach as social media site algorithms get stingier. But is it a good idea? In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Mark Traphagen explains why hacking social media algorithms isn’t a good long-term strategy for... Read More >

2017 IIC Scholarship Recipients

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

The Iowa Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 IIC Scholarships.  Thank you to the 47 IIC member interns and employees who applied for the scholarship and thank you to the ICF committee for the undertaking the difficult task of selecting the students to receive the scholarship.  Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship award towards their 2017-18 school term. Click here for 2017 IIC Scholarship Announcement  

IoT and Watson

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

Think of two key trends and join them together. For example: 1. Artificial Intelligence 2. Internet of Things (IoT) Ta-da: IBM is working with VISA to enable it’s Watson AI technology to make purchases on your behalf. And in particular, by connecting with your devices. Here’s the vision: IBM’s Watson IoT unit is aiming to […]

The Complete Guide to Hreflang

by John Dietrich @ Stone Temple

Whether you’re running a global operation or expanding to offer an additional language on your website, proper use of the hreflang tag is a must. From an SEO perspective, getting this right can mean the difference between ranking well with your target audience and not ranking well.  Hreflang tells search engines where various language-specific versions... Read More >

Google Begins Rolling Out Its Latest Algorithm Update – Google Panda 4.2

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Google’s Gary Illyes has confirmed that Google started rolling out Panda update version 4.2 last weekend, affecting 2–3% of queries.

Google algorithm updates always rouse a storm on the internet community as they directly affect website rankings. The latest such refresh is Google Panda 4.2, which began on 18th July, 2015. However, the rollout is extremely slow and that’s the reason people didn’t notice it. According to Google, it may take months till the time we are able to notice any significant impact on the website rankings. It might also not affect all the pages of a website in the short run. Google officials were tight-lipped about why the rollout is so slow.

This refresh is happening just after 10 months from the last update that was rolled out in September last year. As Google algorithm updates keep on happening periodically, it’s considered to be the 30th such update.

It was difficult even for the webmasters to notice … Continue reading

Competition Crowns the Next State Champs of the Kitchen in Iowa

by Katelyn @ Iowa Restaurant Association

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The Daily Hub

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

A big thank you to Samantha Alford for having Ian and me on her wonderful podcast – The Daily Hub. She interviews us on how we got into marketing, what our key pieces of advice for marketing managers are, and some general thoughts on where the industry is going. Listen to it here. Make sure […]

Debate Focuses On Iowa Minimum Wage

by Katelyn @ Iowa Restaurant Association

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Comprehensive eye care for children

by dot-com-media @ Boulder Eyes

Healthy eyes are every bit as important as any other part of a child’s body if they are to grow into their full potential.  Optimal eyesight is essential for a child to achieve all that they can academically, socially and physically.   With children, eye exams are more than just about good vision.  That’s why... Read more »

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Opponents Rail Against GOP Minimum Wage Legislation

by Katelyn @ Iowa Restaurant Association

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Remove Image Sliders to Increase Page Load Speed

by Craig Coffman @ octoberland

For years now the internet has been getting quicker. Sites are now able to provide features which would easily bog down browsers and drive away visitors a mere six to ten years ago. These upgrades give us potential, but also…

Industry Interview – Jeremy Knauff – Spartan Media

by Alan Bleiweiss @ Alan Bleiweiss Consulting

If you don’t know Jeremy Knauff, or his company Spartan Media, I thought it would be a good thing to interview him and share that here.  Jeremy is someone I admire both because he really cares about the work he and his agency do, and because of his experience in the Marines.  He is a...
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Crowds Gather To Discuss Hot-Button Issues At The Statehouse

by Katelyn @ Iowa Restaurant Association

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Taking care of your eyes when you have diabetes

by dot-com-media @ Boulder Eyes

One of the damaging effects of having diabetes is that it can negatively affect your eyesight.  Over an extended period, high blood sugar can damage tiny blood vessels found in your eyes, leading to a condition called diabetic retinopathy.  Diabetes also accelerates the onset of cataracts and glaucoma, and it has been linked to neuropathy... Read more »

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How I Got Here – This SEO Audit Life

by Alan Bleiweiss @ Alan Bleiweiss Consulting

Jacob Punton asked me this over on Facebook today: “Alan, do you just work on audits? Or do you do implementation as well? I would love for you to set up a course on how you gain so many clients for audits 🙂 would be happy to pay too” His questions arose after I posted...
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Do Links Still Matter for SEO in 2017?

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

In today’s post, I’ll show you data from three different dates over the past year that illustrate why links remain a powerful ranking factor. I’ll also discuss in detail why Google still uses them, and why they are likely to remain a powerful ranking factor for some time to come. In July of 2016, we... Read More >

Advanced SEO – Reducing Category & Faceted Navigation Clutter

by Alan Bleiweiss @ Alan Bleiweiss Consulting

While the actual numbers are different on each site, all too often I see sites where the volume of indexed pages becomes exponentially greater than the total number of products offered. For Ecommerce sites, it gets out of control, and becomes a crisis situation. Actual SKU Count: 9,000 Indexed Pages: 45,000   Actual SKU Count:...
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Member Directory

Member Directory


Consortium of Iowa Archivists

Membership List for the Consortium of Iowa Archivists Larry Adams Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace P.O. Box 55 Boone, IA  50036 Kim Anderson Digital Initiatives Archivist Co-Lead, Digital Scholarsh…

Back to School; Restoring Meaning and Passion

by Christa Nelson @ MCS | Marketing | Public Relations | Graphic Design

By:  Nancy Garberson, MOL As we get into August, I start to think about all the kids going back to school. My daughter is a teacher so it’s natural to remember, but I always think of it as a rebirth of sorts, especially for my business and the work I do for clients. This is

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We Will Extend Our Lives but Not Attain Immortality, Says Anti-Aging Researcher

by Chemmyone @ icanhascraigryder – craigryder.com

We Will Extend Our Lives but Not Attain Immortality, Says Anti-Aging Researcher  Pixabay IN BRIEF Eric Verdin, a world-leading researcher on aging, recently shared what he has learned about the future of growing old. While Verdin views immortality as a fairy tale, he said that many promising methods for extending life are being studied. THE [...] Read More

How to Use Breadcrumb Navigation in 2017

by Alan Smith @ Usability Geek

Many online users expect brands (especially those with large sites) to incorporate breadcrumb navigation into their site designs. These unobtrusive navigational cues give browsers a simplified way to peruse pages without losing track of their pathways. Some breadcrumbs enhance the user experience (UX) while others complicate site navigation. Let us explore the evolving role of […]

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Political domain wars and how it translates to your website!

by Big Imprint @ Big Imprint

For a great example of the importance of domain names, let’s take a look at what is going on in the current political wars. Not only are current presidential candidates taking a hit at each other on TV and in debates, they’re also waging war with domain names! It’s not enough to have the basic […]

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Know Your Social Network Before You Share

by Craig Coffman @ octoberland

Owning your material online seems like a given. After all, it is your content to share and distribute as you want. The problem is once you put anything out there, you give up a significant amount of control. You have…

Why You Should Track Your Brand Mentions – Here’s Why #126

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

Poor Sir Laurence O’Bliviay! As an actor he lives for press mentions, but his agent can’t find any. Are you tracking your brand mentions online? Do you know what others are saying about your company? Are you effective at getting media and influencers to talk about you? In this episode of the popular Here’s Why... Read More >

Are Website Builders Actually Free?

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

The majority of website builder brands offer a free account which allows users access to the basic features and building tools. A handful of website builders provide a limited trial period to allow users to get comfortable with the service before paying for the subscription – these are generally the more complex and sophisticated website builders.

The free accounts generally provide users with a subdomain, for example yourname.wix.com, yourname.websitebuilder.com or yourname.squarespace.com users can then publish their site under this URL. If you publish your site on a free account you will notice that it has many advertising banners for the website builder brand that you chose, this doesn’t make your site look particularly appealing to your customers and visitors. Our advice is if you have never used a website builder before or it’s your first time designing a website use the free account to get used to the editor and the features it offers and then when you want … Continue reading

IA Daily: Chicago IFBB Bodybuilding Recap 2015

by admin @ Iron Affinity

Not that we want to say ‘told you so’ but in case you missed last Friday’s IA Daily profiling of Jon Delarosa heading into the upcoming Chicago Pro, where we said the show was his to lose if he came in at his best – we told you so! Delarosa took the stage in the Windy [&hellip

BloomBerry

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

Potentially useful tool for analysing the types of questions people are asking about a topic: BloomBerry is an ever expanding database containing millions of real questions from across the web. Questions are then intelligently grouped into topics for easy analysis. But heavily weighted with Quora posts it seems – for example.

Don’t Sacrifice Design for SEO or SEO for Design

Don’t Sacrifice Design for SEO or SEO for Design


Fourth Source

When looking at a new site build or re-design, it’s important to build search optimisation into its development from the ground up.

Multimedia and the Thin Content Issue

by Alan Bleiweiss @ Alan Bleiweiss Consulting

One issue that comes of frequently in my forensic audit work (especially on news and informational sites) is how multimedia pages all too often have little to no content in the form of descriptive, crawlable HTML text. Examples of such pages most often include videos, infographics, photo galleries, and interactive charts. Publishers all too often,...
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Should My Website Adopt Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)?

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

How much do you know about Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and how they impact site performance and ROI? This is a question on the minds of many of website publishers and SEOs today. And because AMP is so new, there is often a lot of confusion about how to use it, and what benefit, if... Read More >

A Sketch in Time Saves Nine

by Craig Coffman @ octoberland

All Designers have been there. Staring at a blank screen wondering what to do. All the options and potential for our design to be this awesome, eye-catching award winning site. Thinking about every cool feature and style we jump in,…

Medium launching subscription plan this quarter

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

Good news. I think. Via TechCrunch: Medium CEO Ev Williams announced today at Upfront Summit that his company will launch a consumer subscription product, with the first version coming this quarter. Ev called the product “an upgrade to your Medium experience” I can pretty much guarantee I’ll be subscribing. I love Medium and spend time […]

Solar Love

by administrator @ Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center

On March 31, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light organized a solar tour in Eastern Iowa, inviting local elected officials to learn about solar and why organizations in the area choose solar power. Here at Prairiewoods, we choose solar for a number of reasons: 1) Solar (renewable energy) fits deeply with our missions and core values of…

Taxing automation

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

I love how thoughtful Bill Gates is – everything he says is considered and informed. His quick interview (via Quartz) is illuminating. Touted as: ‘The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates‘ at first glance it may sound extreme. But here’s the logic: Quartz: What do you think of a robot […]

Why You Need an Enterprise SEO Strategy

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Most senior executives in large enterprises have many tradeoffs to make when allocating budget. There are so many priorities to be addressed, such as organizational needs, infrastructure improvements, this quarter’s revenue, next quarter’s revenue and so on. How does SEO fit into that complex mix of priorities? Further, many senior executives assume that Google should... Read More >

Why Metadata Matters for SEO – Here’s Why #124

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Metadata is easy to ignore, but it actually can help your pages get more clicks. In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Art of SEO lead author Eric Enge helps you understand metadata and why it matters for your SEO. Don’t miss a single episode of Here’s Why with Mark &... Read More >

Amazon head count hits 341,000

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

That’s a lot of people for a ‘technology company’. And the growth rate is staggering – more than 110,000 in the last 12 months. And they plan to add another 100,000 in the next 18 months. Incredible. via GeekWire

#TeamBigImprint on RAGBRAI

by Ethan Anderson @ Big Imprint

“You’re with Big Imprint? I read about you in the paper!” My day was filled with comments like these as our RAGBRAI team rode into Muscatine and dipped their tires into the mighty Mississippi River. Big Imprint was proud to sponsor a team for this year’s RAGBRAI. For the uninitiated, the acronym stands for the […]

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Keep Fresh with New Voices from Your Social Sphere

by Craig Coffman @ octoberland

Sometimes you need a different perspective. This could be anything from a new design, wording on a branding piece or even just a new way to discover potential clients. At the same time, our world is getting ever more connected…

SEO Experts: 12 Signs They Are Not the Experts They Claim to Be

SEO Experts: 12 Signs They Are Not the Experts They Claim to Be


Stone Temple

The good news about SEO is that anyone with basic intelligence and the motivation to learn can eventually, over time, become an SEO expert. SEO is a potentially lucrative and rewarding profession that does not require a particular college degree. It can be learned on-the-job and from available resources.The bad news about SEO is that anyone with an internet connection can say they are an SEO expert, whether they are or they aren't. So how can you tell legitimate SEO experts from the fakes and wannabes? Here are 12 signs that a self-proclaimed SEO expert may not be all that.Sign #1: The SEO

Sexbot Brothels: What Are the Pros and Cons of Robotic Sex Workers?

by Chemmyone @ icanhascraigryder – craigryder.com

Sexbot Brothels: What Are the Pros and Cons of Robotic Sex Workers? By Tom Woodley Last updated May 28, 2017 Android escorts could take over the sex industry. Sex robots are coming. Just last month, Realbotix launched the beta version of its artificial intelligence app that will pair with its soon-to-be-released robotic heads—heads that will attach to the bodies of [...] Read More

IA Daily: Jon Delarosa, Wings of Strength Contender

by admin @ Iron Affinity

While we’ve heard a lot of talk headed into this weekend’s Chicago Pro about the emergence of Akim Williams as a rising star, Michael Lockett’s thirteen day contest prep, and the long awaited pro debut of Kevin Jordan, somehow the most decorated athlete in the lineup has managed to fly way under the radar. Coming [&hellip

Forensic SEO and Web Tech Expert Witness Victory

by Alan Bleiweiss @ Alan Bleiweiss Consulting

Over the past several years, I’ve been hired by various companies to perform forensic investigations in regard to SEO, analytics, and domain ownership issues.  In each case, my work has been able to help my clients quickly resolve legal cases and avoid costly and time consuming court proceedings. False Evidence Appearing Real – Until I...
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20 questions to ask your LASIK surgeon

by dot-com-media @ Boulder Eyes

After you’ve done your homework and settled on a surgeon to perform your LASIK surgery, there are several questions you may want to ask during your pre-operative exam.  Use these as a starting point for a frank conversation with your doctor   What are your surgical credentials?   Are you board certified?   How long... Read more »

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Web Design company joins Iowa City Chamber of Commerce!

by Big Imprint @ Big Imprint

We are excited to announce our new membership in the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce. We are joining a community of nearly 1,000 other businesses in the Iowa City area where we can share our website design and marketing services and learn from others. It is our hope that we continue to provide our high […]

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How Google Search Works in 2006

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Infographic shows how search works, from the perspective of a content creator, starting with their content & following it through the indexing & ranking process.

As users have shifted to mobile devices, the limited screen size of the devices have pushed search engines to squeeze out & displace publishers with their own self-hosted information in an effort to offset the poor usability offered by tiny devices, while ensuring the search habit does not decline.

The philosophy of modern search has thus moved away from starting with information and connecting it to an audience, to starting with the user and customizing the result page to them.

“The biggest three challenges for us still will be mobile, mobile, mobile”.

BUZZKILL: Maximize Your Coding Skills by Avoiding Shiny New Distractions

by Craig Coffman @ octoberland

The depth and breadth of front end coding options seems to grow exponentially. Every time I turn around it feels like there is some new trend touted as a giant-killer. Whether it is a new language set to revolutionize the…

Shopping for a QuickBooks Shopping Cart? - Accountex Report

Shopping for a QuickBooks Shopping Cart? - Accountex Report


Accountex Report

When I talk with new or potential customers, the question I get asked most is “What shopping cart should I use?” My answer is usually “It depends”. Generally I try to remain unbiased as I work with lots of different ecommerce products and try to remain “product agnostic”. In a previous article, I covered what …

The Basics of Strategically Driving and Delivering Digital Marketing

by Christa Nelson @ MCS | Marketing | Public Relations | Graphic Design

By:  Tami Garvin Should Your Business Have An Assessment? It starts with .com Your website is foundationally crucial to your business as a digital marketing strategy. It serves as the first integral frame in building your business’s online presence. To maximize the return on investment (ROI) of your digital marketing strategy, it’s vital to continuously

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Use Hashtags to Increase Your Content’s #Relevance

by Craig Coffman @ octoberland

Hashtags are tools reaching mass awareness as a buzz term, but their intended use is not fully understood. They are seen as punchlines in editorial cartoons and late night skits. They do get used in less than effective ways which…

Why Your Social Media Audience Matters More Than You Think – Here’s Why #131

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

If you’re a content marketer, you probably wouldn’t send zombies to spread your brand’s message! You work too hard at building your own reputation so that others will trust what you create and share on social media. But a new study reveals that the reputation of your audience among their followers may be even more... Read More >

Google Site Search is shutting down

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

If you use the paid version of Google Site Search then be aware Google is shutting it down this year. Here’s SEL with the news. You’ll have to find a replacement, one of which is the free Custom Site Search – basically the same as Google Site Search but shows ads. Interestingly if you go […]

Craig Dental Center | General Dentistry in 15 Warrior Ln - Waukee IA - Reviews - Photos - Phone Number

Craig Dental Center | General Dentistry in 15 Warrior Ln - Waukee IA - Reviews - Photos - Phone Number


BirdEye

45 reviews of Craig Dental Center from Waukee, IAThey did amazing today with my almost 5 year old who is extremely nervous with doctors and dentists. They put him at ease and I was surprised at how quickly they were done. You can tell they are moms

IA Daily: Shawn Rhoden, Southern States Guest Posing

by admin @ Iron Affinity

We’re still a few months away from the Olympia, and that means that there’s still time to jump on the Shawn Rhoden bandwagon, which appears to be gaining momentum with each passing week. A few weeks ago an absolutely monstrous looking version of Flexatron took the stage, as the featured guest-poser at the NPC Southern States, giving [&hellip

IA Daily: Jon Ward, USA Super-Heavyweight Threat / USAs

by admin @ Iron Affinity

Today kicks-off action at the USA Championships, where some of the country’s top amateur athletes are set to battle it out to graduate to the pro ranks. With some many contesnders, it’s difficult to forecast who might see their name in the record books, as the next successor in a long line of great overall-champions that [&hellip

4/14/2017 Legislative Update

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

The most recent legislative update has been posted.  Please click here for the Iowa Institute for Coops Legislative Update 04-14-17

Equifax data breach a ‘digital disaster’ for Canadians – New Brunswick – CBC News

by Chemmyone @ icanhascraigryder – craigryder.com

The fallout of the Equifax data breach is going to be felt by companies, individuals and government for years to come. ” The fallout of the Equifax data breach is going to be felt by companies, individuals and government for years to come. This digital disaster will cause millions of people significant stress as they [...] Read More

IFBB Pro Mike Morris: Syntherol, Esiclene, and Professional S.E.O. Use

IFBB Pro Mike Morris: Syntherol, Esiclene, and Professional S.E.O. Use


Iron Affinity

Professional bodybuilder Mike Morris interviews with IronAffinity.com @ Metroflex Gym, Phoenix AZ. In this segment Mike discusses Syntherol, Esiclene, Site Enhancement Oil (S.E.O). Use, and what percentage of IFBB use these tactics For The Whole Series: http://www.ironaffinity.com/category/mike-morris/

Marketing and Communications Strategies | MCS | Full Service Ad Agency

Marketing and Communications Strategies | MCS | Full Service Ad Agency


MCS | Marketing | Public Relations | Graphic Design

MCS is an advertising, marketing, graphic design, web development, social media, bulk email, and public relations firm that works in diverse industries.

A Reflection on God’s Grandeur

by administrator @ Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center

This was written as my reflection following the lecture by Wendy M. Wright and her reading of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem God’s Grandeur. As I pondered these things, the Canticle of the Sun came to mind, as did the book my Companion group People of the Earth is reading, Ilia Delio’s Care for Creation: a…

Ranking Videos on Google and YouTube: Study Shows How They Differ

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

  Count on it: Google is going to optimize for the best combination of user experience/satisfaction (market share) and revenue on each of its platforms. What users expect on YouTube vs. Google Search is different. Stating that a bit more subtly, think of this as optimizing their ongoing revenue over time. With that in mind,... Read More >

How to Design for Voice: 5 Tips to Get Started

by Florence Collins @ Usability Geek

Over the next ten years, a new, huge market will open for designers that until now have been extremely niche: Voice Designers. Voice design? How does it vary from conventional UX design? Actually, there are many similarities. User research, persona creation, prototyping, user flow creation, usability testing, and iterative design will all be necessary steps […]

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SEO Des Moines IA

by admin @ The Gorilla Ad Agency » Iowa

The best SEO & Web DesignDes Moines IA has to offer is provided by The Gorilla Ad Agency. The # 1 SEO company in the USA. Why choose us for your SEO needs in  Des Moines IA? You could choose any Des Moines IA Web Design and SEO company, but you deserve the best company right [...]

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SEO Ames IA

by admin @ The Gorilla Ad Agency » Iowa

The best SEO & Web Design  Ames IA has to offer is provided by The Gorilla Ad Agency. The # 1 SEO company in the USA. Why choose us for your SEO needs in Ames IA… You could choose any Ames IA Web Design and SEO company, but you deserve the best company right here [...]

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Machine learning hype

by Craig Bailey @ Craig Bailey

Is machine learning overhyped? Not yet IMO – from a marketing perspective, it’s just getting started. Tomasz Tunguz outlines why it’s possible to get fatigued by the constant references to ML being the next wonder of the world (hint: it’s been providing enormous value for decades already). Useful reading – especially some of the examples […]

How To Grow a New Website to Over 100,000 Organic Visits Per Month

How To Grow a New Website to Over 100,000 Organic Visits Per Month


SEO Nick

Do you want to know how to drive a new website to 100k organic visitors per month with minimum costs? Checkout our Seonick case study now!

Polk County ECI Applications for Funding

by vsedrel @ Polk County Early Childhood Iowa

The Polk County Early Childhood Iowa Board is reviewing applications for funding for fiscal year...

SEO and Usability Matrix – 7 Ways Search Engines Are Like Humans

SEO and Usability Matrix – 7 Ways Search Engines Are Like Humans


Useful Usability

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Usability share common traits, including 7 ways search engines are very like humans as demonstrated with the SEO & Usability Matrix SEO is an important way for you to make your web site as friendly as possible to search engines. This is important because being friendly to search engines (and […]

SEO Davenport IA

by admin @ The Gorilla Ad Agency » Iowa

The best SEO & Web Design Davenport IA has to offer is provided by The Gorilla Ad Agency. The # 1 SEO company in the USA. Why choose us for your SEO needs in  Davenport IA? You could choose any Davenport IA Web Design and SEO company, but you deserve the best company right here in [...]

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Realistic Google Recovery Expectations

by Alan Bleiweiss @ Alan Bleiweiss Consulting

Given the fact that I specialize in forensic SEO audits, it’s not unusual for site owners and managers to come to me for help in recovering from a Google penalty or algorithmic losses. The heaviest question to me in recovery audit work is “How long before we recover?”, and then after work has been started...
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Google Webmaster Tools Search Appearance Overview

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Google Webmaster Tools Search Appearance Overview tutorial explains the importance of search snippets. This blog/article is a short introduction to Search Appearance Overview insights in Google Webmaster Tools.

This article on Google Webmaster Tools is a great way to understand the inner working of basic on page optimization and also how your website may show up in Google search results page (SERP) all webmasters and website owners should understand the results of Google search because then you can create better landing pages according to how Google search displays its results.

Title

Create descriptive page titles

Titles are critical to giving users a quick insight into the content of a result and why it’s relevant to their query. It’s often the primary piece of information used to decide which result to click on, so it’s important to use high-quality titles on your web pages. Here are a few tips for managing your titles:

As explained above, make … Continue reading

SEO Dubuque IA

by admin @ The Gorilla Ad Agency » Iowa

The best SEO & Web Design  Dubuque IA has to offer is provided by The Gorilla Ad Agency. The # 1 SEO company in the USA. Why choose us for your SEO needs in Dubuque IA… You could choose any Dubuque IA Web Design and SEO company, but you deserve the best company right here [...]

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Why your current SEO approach isn’t enough.

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Customers are more empowered than ever before.

Technology and connectivity have completely changed our lives, especially in terms of how and where we spend our money.

This has also led to a power-shift, where people have almost total control of what they see and experience online. This is in turn “causing havoc” for businesses and forcing them to evolve quickly.

It also doesn’t help that the online experience is full of noise; many sites are just a wall of ads, messages and assorted brand clutter. Users now have multimedia and multi-device habits and therefore have multiple means of escape.

All of this has led to search evolving into ‘discovery marketing’. In fact marketers are now shifting money away from paid search into content marketing and other means of being discovered organically.

Challenges

There are major challenges to organic search.

25% of US online adults find new websites and info through Facebook now.

Google is taking over its own … Continue reading

Facebook, Not Google, Is Now the Top Referral Source for Digital Publishers

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Over the last number of years one of the main areas of contention between the two has been driving referral traffic.

However, it’s not simply about top market share, it’s a contest between social referrals and search engine referrals.

Until recently Google has been the top traffic referrer online. But according to data from Parse.ly, which provides web analytics for digital publishers that include the likes of Mashable, Telegraph Media Group, and Business Insider, Facebook recently surpassed Google as the top referrer for major publishers.

Parse.ly CTO Andrew Montalenti told SocialTimes that there are several factors contributing to this shift.

Perhaps the biggest change took place about a year ago, when Facebook began taking a more active interest in developing relationships with publishers to curate and promote content, he said:

I believe the reason Facebook did this is because they realized that a lot of the interesting conversations happening around the web were happening around major … Continue reading

Cowan Screenart 62-63 Hockey Tiles, 32.

Cowan Screenart 62-63 Hockey Tiles, 32.


icanhascraigryder - craigryder.com

1962-63 H.M. Cowan/Screenart Hockey Tiles Lot of 32 This ia a direct quote from “Vintage Hockey Collector” Price Guide 1910-1990 By Bobby Burrell (the current expert on non mainstream h…

October is Co-op Month – 2017 Proclamation

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

It’s official October is Co-op Month.  Governor Kim Reynolds signs the proclamation on October 2nd. See link below for Official Proclamation: Cooperative Month ’17 Proclamation

Usability, SEO And The Modern Day Internet Marketing Professional - Usability Geek

Usability, SEO And The Modern Day Internet Marketing Professional - Usability Geek


Usability Geek

This is not an article about internet marketing. Nor is it an article about the use of social media for internet marketing. Much has been said about that already. Rather, this is my personal take on how the evolution of the internet marketing professional has created a demand for a skill set that was not …

Typography 101 – Beyond the Subjective

by Christa Nelson @ MCS | Marketing | Public Relations | Graphic Design

By: Chris Weaver Typography can make or break almost any piece of writing. The fonts chosen for a document can reinforce the information or completely tear it down. Ideally, type should communicate the emotion and feeling of the message in an appropriate manner. Unfortunately, emotion and appropriateness, good and bad, pretty and ugly, are subjective

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My Top 40 Favorite SEO Audit Tools & Resources List

by Alan Bleiweiss @ Alan Bleiweiss Consulting

300 site audits. That’s a rough estimate of the total number of SEO audits I have performed over the past few years.  Comprising more than one billion indexed pages. This list is designed as a reference to anyone wanting to improve their audit process. While countless resources exist to help you do the work of...
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Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa Said To Be Vulnerable To This New Attack

by Chemmyone @ icanhascraigryder – craigryder.com

Virtual assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa etc. are said to be vulnerable to a new attack through which hackers could easily hack your device. Dolphins inspire scientists The method, dubbed DolphinAttack, takes advantage of the fact that human ears are useless when confronted with sounds well above 20 kHz. So the team added an [...] Read More

Why Featured Snippets Can Rocket You to the Top in SEO – Here’s Why 133

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Featured snippets can rocket search results for your site to the very top of search, but how do you earn them? Is Google giving us any clues? In this episode of the popular Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Eric Enge reveals startling new research that shows how Google telegraphs in advance which... Read More >

2017 Summer Workshop Registration Information

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

2017 Summer Workshop The 2017 Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Summer Workshop will be held on Thursday, June 15 at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, IA.  This program addresses issues of current importance and trends that aide in the decision making at the local cooperative level. This program is for the board of directors, cooperative managers, and staff. This year’s agenda includes: How do we fix our agronomy department, a look at competing with today’s technology driven companies Living Lands and Waters – How one person can make a difference Who Moved My Grain, how do we adapt to the changing industry landscape Update on Chinese Ag Economy Click here for informational letter, agenda and registration materials.  

SEO Cedar Rapids IA

by admin @ The Gorilla Ad Agency » Iowa

The best SEO & Web Design Cedar Rapids IA has to offer is provided by The Gorilla Ad Agency. The # 1 SEO company in the USA. Why choose us for your SEO needs in  Cedar Rapids IA? You could choose any Cedar Rapids IA Web Design and SEO company, but you deserve the best company [...]

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How to Leverage Social Media for SEO: Link Building

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Exploring the myriad of ways social networks can be utilized in your link-building efforts.

I recently asked a room of experienced marketers how they thought social media marketing could assist their SEO efforts. The answers were more or less what I had expected to hear:

Social media helps foster relationships, which in turn helps build links and improves rankings. Social media aids in public relations, as a distribution channel and a means of generating easy online buzz. Social sharing provides a form of social proof, giving greater credibility and trustworthiness to your content. Brands can rank for their social networking profiles and receive greater visibility within the SERP.

While these are all true, let’s focus on how link building on social platforms can help unite a brand’s social media marketing and SEO efforts.

At the most basic level, social networking sites provide an easy way to share and distribute your message. If the content is seen by the … Continue reading

Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Festival

by administrator @ Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center

Come hear the voice of the land! The third annual Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Festival is coming to Prairiewoods Sept. 29–Oct. 1. This free, family-friendly festival includes live performances by internationally renowned musicians specializing in the music of Native American–style flutes and world flutes. Unlike any other event in the Midwest, Sweetgrass offers abundant opportunities…

Linqia Maintains 150% Year/Year Growth while Remaining Profitable

Linqia Maintains 150% Year/Year Growth while Remaining Profitable


Linqia

Linqia announced today that it has reached its second year of consecutive profitability while sustaining 150% year over year growth.