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Finding Performance Settings in DNN 9.x

by Mitchel Sellers @ Mitchel Sellers

With the recent release of DNN Platform version 9.0.0 & 9.0.1 I have been an increase in the requests for updates to my prior guides on locating the important performance settings since everything has moved to different locations. A major overhaul of my Performance Whitepaper is underway, however, I wanted to take a little bit of time to run through key settings for those new to 9.x. Consider this a high-level walkthrough of key concern areas.

Nebraska set to host highly ranked official visitor from Mike Riley's hometown

Nebraska set to host highly ranked official visitor from Mike Riley's hometown

by By Evan Bland / World-Herald staff writer @ www.iberianet.com - RSS Results

Nebraska will have a chance to woo a top 2018 recruit under the lights at Memorial Stadium for a second straight week.

Simple Tips for Finding the Right Residential Paving Company

by DD Mitchell Construction @ DD Mitchell Construction

A good residential paving company will take the hassle away… hose who own their home and/or have rental properties to maintain eventually find themselves facing the arduous task of paving or repaving a driveway.  Paving a driveway is a major undertaking, and many homeowners wisely decide to hire an asphalt contractor or residential paving company […]

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Facebook Business Manager: Common Myths and Misconceptions

by Andrew Foxwell @ Jon Loomer Digital

Facebook Business Manager is a powerful tool for agencies and advertisers. Yet, several myths prevent them from utilizing it to its full potential.

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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

SearchCap: Capitalizing on Google Tag Manager, Google My Business & more

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Colorado Spring Website Projects

by mmitchell @ mtechbd.com

Your Digital Shepherd completed a number of new site projects this Spring. One of my favorites was working with the great folks at Adaptive Sports Association in Durango, Colorado. This worthwhile organization not only provides services, people and equipment that help so many disabled people live life fully, but they also were great to work […]

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What Affects Search Ranking for Websites?

by mmitchell @ mtechbd.com

According to the results of a recent survey conducted by Ascend2, “if you don’t appear on page one of the search results, you don’t exist.” To assuage this, the C-suite is paying attention to their organization’s organic search rankings, with 57% of marketing and sales professionals saying that quality content creation is one of the most […]

Google Algorithm Will Soon Penalize Sites That Are Not Mobile Optimized

by mmitchell @ mtechbd.com

Starting on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Google is going to make a massive change to the way it ranks websites. How massive? This change outranks both Panda and Penguin in terms of its scale of impact on search results, according to Google’s Webmaster Trends analyst Zineb Ait Bahajji. The change comes down to one very important criterion: whether your website, landing […]

Instagram Proves Hit With Brand Marketers

by mmitchell @ mtechbd.com

Published in Mediapost.com Ahead of Facebook’s latest earnings call, new data shows that Instagram is more popular than ever among brand marketers. During the third quarter of 2014, 86% of top brands incorporated Instagram into their marketing strategies, which represented a 15% year-over-year increase, according to social media measurement start-up Simply Measured. All told, Instagram […]

Dynamic Creative for Facebook Ads

by Jon Loomer @ Jon Loomer Digital

Facebook now allows advertisers to use Dynamic Creative to dynamically test up to 30 asset variations for a single ad to find what combination works best...

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Converting More Customers With Better Funneling

by SEOteric User @ SEOteric

Increase Website Conversions with Featured Content One of the best ways to capture the attention of your website visitors is to quickly show them what they are looking for. When a website visitor visits your website, you have just a few seconds to capture their attention. During that brief first impression period, they have to... CONTINUE READING

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Can Someone Please Explain Bounce Rate?

by SEOteric User @ SEOteric

One of the most common questions we get when looking at Google Analytics data is “What is Bounce Rate?“. Bounce rate is a tricky little metric that can be deceiving at first glance. Let’s go ahead and define a “Bounce” as “when a web site visitor only views a single page on a website, that... CONTINUE READING

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Leading Thoughts: 9/18/17 Why the Geotechnical Engineer Role is critical in Ground Improvement

by Charles M. Allgood, P.E. @ Blog and News

We sat down with Dick Gernant, P.E. to discuss the benefits of working with a geotechnical engineering firm like Ground Improvement Engineering (GIE). Dick has been a Principal Engineer with GIE since 2003.

Soils are complex. You need someone with practical experience who knows how the soil on your construction site is going to respond under various loading conditions. A geotechnical engineer is the best person to understand the complexities of the soil profiles and how the structural loads are going to affect the soils.

When should the geotechnical engineer be introduced?

Identifying the qualities of the right geotechnical engineering firm starts at your initial point of contact. Many firms provide a sales person as the initial point of contact. This person may not have an engineering background and may hand you off to another point of contact after you’ve hired the firm. Look for a firm like Ground Improvement Engineering, which provides you with one point of contact – always a geotechnical engineer – who will see the project through to completion.

What are the qualities of an experienced geotechnical engineer?

Look for someone with wide range of practical experience working with a variety of soil profiles and projects. Each project has different concerns and constraints. You also want the engineer to look out for best interest of the project including its future uses or implications from an overall, environmental standpoint. You can tell you’re working with an experienced geotechnical engineer when they can anticipate and troubleshoot any complex issues before the crew gets out to the field, including what problems are associated with the soil that they might encounter.

What are the red flags that someone might be working with an engineer who isn’t trained or qualified to do the work?

The biggest red flag is receiving a geotechnical study that is underdeveloped or under scoped. For example, perhaps the program is too short or too widely spaced for the loading. They might also suggest technology or construction processes that aren’t appropriate for the soil type of the project. They need to provide appropriate technology or methods for the soil to respond and behave appropriately.

How can you spot these red flags? Ask them questions about how they would address compaction or excavation on a site, based on the soil profiles. You may also spot these red flags during a project, such as if a soil profile indicates high groundwater and they allow for excavation without appropriate dewatering.

Describe the technology that is available to geotechnical engineers.

There are a number of databases that describe soil conditions with soil survey maps, bedrock maps and soil geology applications. Many of these databases are available through public entities like the county conservation offices. Geotechnical engineers often use this information to plan their investigations to analyze how the soil will respond to planned structure development.

There are various technologies for the exploration of soil strength methods that are more appropriate than others. Your geotechnical engineer should have an understanding of the available exploration methods and what is appropriate for your project. From there, computer modeling allows us to look at the site as a 3D model and determine how the soil is going to respond to the expected load conditions. This improves the construction process, as the appropriate ground improvement solution is applied and makes for a smoother project.

What questions should a client ask before choosing an engineer?

Ask questions how their experience relates to your project. Consider the size of the project footprint and load. Is it a small, single-story building or a large, multi-story construction project? Is it an agriculture structure, such as a large diameter grain bin or fluid tank? Every project requires a familiarity of the implication to the loading onto the soils. If you’re in the transportation industry, you’ll want an engineer with roadway construction or civil construction experience, not a building engineer.

Also ask about their experience working with soil conditions similar to that of your sites. You’re looking for years of practical experience.

Why might someone be hesitant to hire a geotechnical engineer?

Unfortunately, not everyone sees the value of hiring a geotechnical engineer. But keep in mind, the up-front cost of an appropriate soil assessment could save you six figure construction costs or time on schedule.

What are the benefits of hiring a geotechnical engineer?

A geotechnical engineer can anticipate areas of concern, such as loading and stability, as well as help to avert hidden construction issues. Above all else, when you hire a firm like GIE, you will have a geotechnical engineer provide the up-front budget and design analyses, proposals, the ground improvement design and follow the project through completion.

Learn about our geotechnical experience by checking out our case histories


 

Google Getting It Right

by SEOteric User @ SEOteric

Google has been rolling out updates and changes for a while now, and every time there is a “significant” update, the web stirs up with analysis and break downs on what the changes are, who got penalized, and what percentage of websites are affected. These changes really affect the SEO industry as a whole and... CONTINUE READING

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Preparing to Sell SEO to Small Businesses

by Pete Rufo @ UpCity

Whether you’re an established business who has decided to start offering SEO services or you’ve just decided to branch off on your own and start an agency, selling SEO is harder now that it has ever been. Just like in anything else you do for your business, you have to prepare and selling SEO, in particular, […]

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The Two-Part SEO Ranking Model: Let’s Make SEO Simple

by bluenorth @ BlueNorth Marketing

There sure is a lot of interest in SEO ranking factors: There have been major studies done on this, notably by both Moz and Searchmetrics. These are groundbreaking pieces of research, and if you’re serious about SEO, you need to understand what these studies say. That said, these are too complex for most organizations to...

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Ex-roundball star in Mitchell tabbed as new Corn Palace colonel

Ex-roundball star in Mitchell tabbed as new Corn Palace colonel


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MITCHELL — The athletic director and men's basketball coach at Florida National University has been named as the next director of the Corn Palace tourist attraction in Mitchell, the Associated

Top Options for Repaving Your Driveway

by DD Mitchell Construction @ DD Mitchell Construction

our driveway has become shabby. You’ve been watching that jagged crack grow a bit larger each week, and you could almost swear you saw a goldfish swimming in the pothole near the street the last time it rained. It’s time to renew your little private road. Maybe it’s even time to put in a brand […]

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4 Reasons To Ignore SEO In Your Content

by bluenorth @ BlueNorth Marketing

When it comes to SEO, most agents are focused on getting to the top of the search results for phrases like “Real Estate Agent in X” or “Where To List My Home.” After all, spending time and money on rising in the search rankings will lead to more clients, right? I wholeheartedly disagree. I’d rather...

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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”.

Don and Lori Mattingly host An Intimate Evening with Friends

by admin @ Professional Transportation, Inc.

Presented by United Companies Mattingly Charities, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, announced their first organization fundraising event in Evansville, Indiana will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30pm-10:00pm, at the USI Theatre, within the University of Southern Indiana’s Performance Center. An Intimate Evening with Friends presented by United Companies, hosted by Don and Lori Mattingly, will include a cocktail reception, a live and silent auction, a question/answer session with Don Mattingly and baseball superstar, Albert Pujols and will conclude with musical entertainment featuring country music singer, songwriter icon, Toby Keith. Founded by former New York Yankee captain and current Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager, Don Mattingly created Mattingly Charities to serve under-privileged youth by supporting programs, throughout the country, that promote baseball and softball participation. “Lori and I are very honored and excited to officially kick-off Mattingly Charities in my hometown.”  said Don Mattingly, 1985 American League MVP.  “On December 3rd, we look forward to announcing a very special relationship with Major League Baseball’s RBI (Reviving Baseball Inner Cities) program to serve the disadvantaged youth of Evansville.” For more information on how to purchase event tickets or donate on-line please visit www.MattinglyCharities.org and/or want to inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Ray Schulte. About Mattingly Charities and Mattingly RBI Mattingly Charities, is a non-profit organization, created to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs which promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentally related activities.   In conjunction with MLB RBI program, Mattingly Charities will establish Mattingly RBI Evansville and will provide funding, services and equipment for baseball, softball, and ultimately other sports, and related youth development activities, for the benefit of underprivileged youth, youth leagues, and social welfare and related organizations. 100% of the efforts of the organization will be focused on these activities to inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Funding will be generated year round through various activities including special events and direct solicitation of the general public.

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Taking a Closer Look at Public Health Careers

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

Through promotion of healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting and controlling infectious diseases, the field of public […]

Iowa volleyball wants second shot at Golden Gophers

by DI editor @ The Daily Iowan

Volleyball prepares for a rematch against No. 6 Minnesota. By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.edu The Iowa volleyball team will travel to Minnesota this weekend to take on the Gophers for the second time this season on Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. After sweeping Purdue on Oct. 11, Minnesota is ranked No. 6 in the nation; the […]

Pierre XC competes at Huron Invite

Pierre XC competes at Huron Invite

by By Scott Millard scott.millard@capjournal.com @ www.capjournal.com - RSS Results

The Pierre cross country teams excelled on the course on Thursday as they competed at the Roger Loecker Cross Country Invite at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron.

Volleyball chalks up another conference W

by DI Editor @ DI Editor – The Daily Iowan

Iowa beat Indiana 3-1 on Wednesday in a midweek Big Ten matchup in Bloomington. By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.edu The Iowa volleyball team snared a victory in four sets over Indiana on Wednesday in Bloomington. The first set was tight, with eight ties and two lead changes. With the score tied at 4, Iowa went on […]

In Their Own Words: What is your reaction to the withdrawal from UNESCO?

by DI editor @ The Daily Iowan

Donald Trump and the U.S. State Department announced Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, in 2018. UNESCO encourages international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting international collaboration. The decision comes from UNESCO’s “anti-Israel bias.” In 2008, Iowa City was named […]

Central Camera | Chicago

by rjdsca @ Society for Commercial Archeology

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UI maintains support of free speech after Wisconsin protest policy change

by DI editor @ The Daily Iowan

In response to a recent education policy in Wisconsin, UI officials discuss free speech on campus. By Emily Wangen emily-wangen@uiowa.edu With demonstrations, rallies, and speakers on campus sparking controversy on college campuses across the nation, policies are in place that may affect students who choose to protest on campus. Recently, the University of Wisconsin Board […]

Offense falters to big block

by DI Editor @ DI Editor – The Daily Iowan

By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.edu Iowa volleyball was swept 3-0 by No. 4 Nebraska on Oct. 7. The first set was close, featuring seven ties and three lead changes. The Cornhuskers led the Hawkeyes in attack percentage, .294 to .119, leading to their 25-18 win. Junior outside hitter Taylor Louis led Iowa with 6 kills. In […]

SearchCap: Google’s new flexible sampling, paywall schema & HTTPS migrations

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Add Site to Google Search Console

by bluenorth @ BlueNorth Marketing

How to add site to Google Search Console

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Digital Marketing Services in Athens & Atlanta - SEO and Website Design

Digital Marketing Services in Athens & Atlanta - SEO and Website Design


SEOteric

SEOteric is a digital marketing agency specializing in web design and SEO with locations in Athens and Atlanta, GA serving clients across the USA.

SMX® Search Marketing Expo & Conference Series

SMX® Search Marketing Expo & Conference Series


Marketing Land Events

Search Marketing Expo - SMX® is the leading search engine marketing conference and expo series by Search Engine Land with SEO, SEM/PPC content for search marketing professionals. Workshops include SEO training, paid search & social advertising. Learn more!

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

National Safety Council Recognizes PTI

by admin @ Professional Transportation, Inc.

In a joint statement, Steve McClellan, Vice President of Evansville, IN-based Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI), and Bobby Vincent, Director of Safety, have announced that the National Safety Council has awarded to PTI its “Significant Improvement Award” for 2010. In his comments, Vincent stated that “while this Occupational Award is earned by meeting several different National Safety Council safety benchmarks, in general terms a company must demonstrate at least a 20% reduction in injuries or illnesses that involve days away from work in the January – December calendar year. This is PTI’s first such national award, and we are very pleased to be one of only 27 companies across the country to receive this honor.” According to Mr. McClellan,”I thank the National Safety Council for this award that is especially gratifying because it acknowledges the safety training and safety initiatives Bobby Vincent and his team of fourteen Field Safety Officers and four Regional Safety Coordinators have developed and implemented, with the assistance of the Field Operations team, that have lead to our documentable safety improvements. Even more satisfying is the fact these reductions occurred during a year realizing over 20% growth. All our Safety Officers and Coordinators are National Safety Council certified instructors trained in a variety of safety competencies including fleet safety, substance abuse detection, and fleet safety auditing. Their training and total commitment to making safety a first priority is what has allowed PTI to become a safety leader in the railroad crew transportation industry.” Founded in 1980, PTI provides crew transportation services to employees of some of the nation’s largest railroads.  As one of the largest such providers in the country, with operations in 26 states, PTI drivers log over 100 million miles annually, and through its many training, technology, and customer service initiatives, the company has a hard-earned reputation for providing safe, on-time crew transportation services for its many railroad customers. Professional Transportation, Inc. is part of the United Companies family of businesses. With corporate offices in Evansville, Indiana, United Companies, named by Indiana Business Magazine as one of Indiana‘s Top 50 Largest Private Companies, is comprised of United Leasing & Finance, Professional Transportation, Inc., and the Romain Automotive Group. With over 3,400 employees, United Companies has growing business operations throughout North America.

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What You Might Learn By Visiting Med School

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

In February, Norwalk High School’s Anatomy and Physiology Class in Norwalk, IA, took a field trip to visit Des Moines […]

Leading Thoughts: 8/29/17 How Structural Engineering Supports Ground Improvement

by Charles M. Allgood, P.E. @ Blog and News

Mike Jones, P.E. has been a Structural Engineer for Ground Improvement Engineering since 2016.

 

Most people think of geotechnical engineers when they think of Ground Improvement Engineering (GIE), but did you know we have a structural engineer on staff? Mike Jones, P.E. is a licensed structural engineer who provides services for GIE and other geotechnical engineers across North America.

 

By having an in-house structural engineer, we save time and money on Geopier® and non-Geopier projects that require temporary support solutions. Here are the most common scenarios in which we might bring in Mike and his expertise:

 

Finite Element Analysis Geopier-supported floor slabs are often used for projects at GIE and it’s important to have in-house engineering support to evaluate the soil-slab interaction. This is an area in which we frequently assist other geotechnical engineers. Mike analyzes the floor slabs for cracking stresses and helps determine optimum Geopier spacing to provide an efficient floor thickness design.

 

Preliminary Analysis for Estimates Let’s say GIE is bidding on a project and little is known about the building on the site. Mike can provide a preliminary analysis to determine the approximate building weight. This improves the accuracy of our estimate and proposed ground improvement solution.

 

Pile Designs Micropiles are high-capacity, small diameter piles that can be used in conjunction with both Geopier and non-Geopier projects. For example, if you have a building addition and need to limit vibrations, or have low overhead clearance, Mike can design a micropile to support the structure. He also designs helical piles and Ductile Iron Piles (DIPs). The DIP technology is growing popular in the Midwest as it’s a preferred low-vibration system for higher capacities.

 

Temporary Structural Support / Earth Retention If you are excavating a basement, something has to support that soil and keep it from caving in. Mike can create temporary shoring designs with sheet piling or beam lagging. He also designs falsework for dams and bridges, securing the structures until a permanent solution is in place. 

 

Wind Turbines Wind farms continue to grow across the Midwest and we’re assisting with a large number of these projects. Mike supports GIE on wind energy projects by identifying where piers need to be placed based on pressure distribution.

 

Mike resides in Des Moines, Iowa.  He assists with projects throughout America and Canada. He completed a number of projects in the first half of the year including the Iowa State football stadium green space expansion, where he provided earth retention analysis and designed micropiles and DIPs. He also assisted with a Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP) project that shut down half of I-29 this spring.

 

As you can likely tell, it is a great benefit to GIE and our clients to have a structural engineer on staff. He is able to answer questions and provide support solutions without delaying the project. Of course, Mike benefits from having access to our geotechnical engineers, too. Every project he completes requires knowledge of the soil conditions. If he’s dealing with complex soil profiles, he knows who to go to for assistance with applying the right solution.


 

Hawkeye cross-country closes regular season in Illinois

by DI editor @ The Daily Iowan

Iowa cross-country will wrap up their regular season at the familiar Bradley Pink Invitational in Peoria, Illinois. By Hanna Malzenski hanna-malzenski@uiowa.edu Iowa cross-country will wrap up its regular season at the familiar Bradley Pink Invitational in Peoria, Illinois. The regular season for Hawkeye cross-country will finish today at the Bradley Pink Classic Invitational in Peoria, […]

SEO In 2016 Has Evolved Beyond Simple Keywords

by bluenorth @ BlueNorth Marketing

Over the past two decades, SEO has evolved… explosively. Search engines, how we use them and how we use the Internet in general have all changed in massive ways. All of that change impacts the way SEO works. To be successful in SEO, we must be prepared to adapt, constantly. Which brings us to now....

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Iowa City remains UNESCO, despite U.S. withdrawal

by DI Editor @ The Daily Iowan

Iowa City will remain a UNESCO City of Literature even though the Trump administration has decided to withdraw from the U.N. agency, effective at the end of 2018. By Daily Iowan staff daily-iowan@uiowa.edu The U.S. State Department’s decision to withdraw from a partnership with an agency that promotes international peace will not affect Iowa City, […]

Romain to Lead 2013 Higher Education Capital Campaign

by admin @ Professional Transportation, Inc.

Ronald Romain, CEO of United Companies in Evansville, Indiana, recently announced his involvement in the University of Southern Indiana Capital Campaign by serving as Campaign Chairman. With his on-going interest in public education, Mr. Romain agreed to spearhead the financial challenge of raising $50,000,000 to help further educational opportunities at USI. Ronald and Connie Romain jointly have pledged their personal financial commitment in hopes of stimulating additional donations from other individuals. Because of the Romains’ support, the University has announced the naming of the College of Business in the family name. “Connie and I remain devoted to the importance of higher education. Both of us benefited from our experiences in the public school system, especially at USI. I know our college education would likely not have been possible were it not for USI in our community. What so many individuals sacrificed for us now require our family to give back and create educational opportunities for others.”

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Resolving Issues with Security Compromised DNN Sites

by Mitchel Sellers @ Mitchel Sellers

Yesterday I published a blog posting about a recently re-surfaced security vulnerability within the DNN/Evoq platform.  In that post, I provided the steps necessary to mitigate the risks associated with the exploit.  If you have not yet taken the steps listed in that posting, please be sure to take those steps immediately.  This posting is geared towards the proper auditing, review, and resolution of any issues that might be present on a compromised site.  Please note, even if you do not believe you were compromised PLEASE review the first section of this post to be sure.

SearchCap: Google Insights Engine Project, Instant AMP label & Google Express

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Options for Healthcare Job Shadows in Iowa

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

As we announced a few weeks ago, the Iowa AHEC Program will be closing, effective Aug. 31, 2013. Unfortunately, that […]

How to Make Information Architecture & SEO Work Together - Search Engine Journal

How to Make Information Architecture & SEO Work Together - Search Engine Journal


Search Engine Journal

Here's what happens to your SEO efforts when your IA sucks, some common SEO IA mistakes, and helpful tips on how to make your IA and SEO work together.

Does Your Hosting Account Matter?

by SEOteric User @ SEOteric

Your Website Developer Matters – Part 2 In Part 1 of Does Your Website Developer Matter, we talked about the process of building a website, some costs, and what really goes into making a successful website. An often overlooked part of websites is the hosting account. A hosting account acts as a host for the... CONTINUE READING

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How to Submit A Site to Google Maps

by bluenorth @ BlueNorth Marketing

How to Submit A Site to Google Maps

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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.

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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

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

SearchCap: Bing Ads tracking, Google Home screen & Google Fred

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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The Number One SEO Secret to Getting a High Ranking in Google

by bluenorth @ BlueNorth Marketing

For those of you who didn’t make my session at #BlogHer16, I ran a Geek Lab on how to build an online business. I started my first business when I was 14 years old. I created a website and got it to the top of Google, monetizing it with Google ads and creating a substantial...

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Healthcare in Rural vs. Urban Iowa

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

The same charm that attracts people to rural Iowa also creates challenges when it comes to providing them with accessible […]

2014 United Leasing & Finance Championship

by admin @ Professional Transportation, Inc.

Professional Transportation, Inc. is proud to once again be the presenting sponsor for the United Leasing & Finance Championship. Because of our continued involvement, the tournament achieves greater national exposure for Southwest Indiana as well as facilitating economic benefit for our entire community. Please join us from June 23-29 at Victoria National Golf Club and see tomorrows PGA stars compete on one of the finest courses in the country.

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South Dakota school cancels homecoming after racist stunt

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STURGIS — A South Dakota high school has forfeited its homecoming football game against a school from a nearby American Indian reservation and has cancelled its homecoming dance and parade after photos posted on social media show students destroying a…

‘The King and I’ lives splendidly on

by DI Editor @ DI Editor – The Daily Iowan

A Rodgers and Hammerstein chestnut comes back to life. By Madison Lotenschtein Having seen the The King and I before, I felt that I would embrace the classic musical with a fond familiarity. However, I found myself to be surprised. It has sustained its timelessness with clever writing, political humor, and beautiful, fun loving, music. As […]

Iowa football’s mid-season report cards: Quarterback

by DI editor @ The Daily Iowan

At QB, passable and improving small sample size, but Nate Stanley has put up some numbers. By Pete Ruden peter-ruden@uiowa.edu Grade: B It was the question on everyone’s mind coming into the season. Who would be Iowa’s quarterback and how would he be able to perform with so much change going on in the program? […]

Closure of Iowa AHEC Program

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

It is with mixed sentiment that we announce the closure of the Iowa AHEC Program, effective Aug. 31, 2013. The […]

Theatre Bar | McKeesport, PA

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Santa Monica Pier sign | Santa Monica, CA

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El Royale Motel | Los Angeles, CA

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 10/06/17

by Morgan Dowling @ UpCity

This week’s roundup, includes tips to create an effective Email Marketing strategy, make your content more engaging, and influence customer engagement with SEO. Learn how to use your CRM software in the right manner, and create a Social Media plan. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Entermotion […]

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Iowa City police warn of counterfeit money

by DI Editor @ DI Editor – The Daily Iowan

The Iowa City police have received several reports recently of counterfeit bills in circulation in the Iowa City area. A press release from the city warned community members of numerous accounts of fake U.S. bills in circulation in the city. The release stated the fake bills are printed on poor quality paper and have bright […]

Iowa women’s golf headed for top competition in North Carolina

by DI editor @ The Daily Iowan

Playing in their first tournament since mid-September, the Iowa women’s golf team will go up against the best this weekend in North Carolina. By Sean Bock sean-bock@uiowa.edu The Iowa women’s golf team will head to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this weekend for the Tar Heel Invitational to take on the tough competition. The Hawkeyes will […]

Leading Thoughts: 6/28/17 Breaking Into the Field of Engineering - Deanna Chambers' Story

by Charles M. Allgood, P.E. @ Blog and News

Deanna Chambers, P.E. shares her experience about entering the field of engineering. Deanna has been a Geotechnical Design Engineer for Ground Improvement Engineering since 2007.

Getting Started in Engineering

According to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee , only 14% of engineers in the U.S. are women. Being a woman in a male-dominated industry comes with challenges and opportunities. With the right support systems, mentors and drive, anybody can succeed and Deanna continues to show that success at Ground Improvement Engineering.

During high school, she enjoyed math and science classes and knew that she wanted to make it a career. Not knowing any engineers at the time, she looked at options and chose engineering based on the freshman class schedule. Iowa State niversity, where she received her Bachelor’s degree, has a great Engineering and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. At ISU, she was able to build a support system of other women who lived on the residence hall floor that were all in STEM fields. “Being surrounded by other strong women with similar goals is very empowering,” Deanna recalls. During undergrad, she learned that engineering is less about math and science and more about problem-solving and hard work.

The ISU Career Fair brought her first summer internship after her freshman year working for a local geotechnical testing company. Hired to help in the lab and eventually finding her way into being a field technician hurled her into the Geotechnical world. During the following school year, she held a research assistant position with the geotechnical engineering department helping a graduate student gather data for his research project. The following summer, she took a chance and moved into the construction world with Peterson Contractors, who is one of the Geopier® installers for Ground Improvement Engineering. During this internship, she provided estimates for designers who sent their scope of work and saw the work through construction as project manager. As you can imagine, this experience proved to be extremely useful once she moved to the design side after graduation. It was an exciting time to be in the ground improvement industry. Geopier was ramping up to be the industry leader in the Intermediate Foundation® industry and new technology was being developed to take on all soil types.

 

Life as a Geotechnical Design Engineer at Ground Improvement Engineering

As an engineer, it’s important to be innovative and searching for improvements – and we are definitely doing that at Ground Improvement Engineering.  We work closely with geotechnical consultants, structural engineers, general contractors, and owners paying special attention to communication to ensure a smooth process.  When the geotechnical study is complete, the project team comes to us to provide a feasibility assessment and estimate. With a notice to proceed, we provide design documents and stamped shop drawings. Then, while the project is under construction, we make sure the design is being carried out correctly. “This career is very rewarding as every project for which we have to provide solutions is unique and we get to see the project come to life from the early design stages to the finished product,” Deanna says.

What Deanna has Learned About Engineering

“The best engineers build on previous experiences and learn what to anticipate, solving problems before they happen. There will be mistakes and good engineers won’t make that mistake again.  Being humble and admitting when you don’t know something is important and knowing when to seek a second opinion is important,” says Deanna.  

Deanna is thankful for the women who paved the way in engineering and made it a mainstream career option. She is also thankful for her colleagues in helping her excel in the industry. Being a trusted advisor is what she strives for and feels that she has exceled as an engineer. As she celebrates her 10th anniversary of working with Ground Improvement Engineering, she looks forward to the future and what there is to accomplish.


 

Catalina Motel sign | Near Long Beach, CA

by rjdsca @ Society for Commercial Archeology

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Avoid SEO Mistakes Disable Copyright Credits in DNN/Evoq

by Mitchel Sellers @ Mitchel Sellers

In prior versions of DNN/Evoq a Host Setting value for "Disable Copyright Credits" was made easily available.  Starting with Version 9.0.0 this configuration setting no longer has an interface allowing people to change.  By default, DNN is configured to show copyright credits, and it is strongly recommended that this option be disabled.

Schedule Facebook Live Videos and Webinars

by Jon Loomer @ Jon Loomer Digital

You can now schedule Facebook Live videos and webinars. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it and some hands-on experiences...

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Myths About Information Architecture

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Myths About Information Architecture


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PageRank sculpting, siloing, link-juice flowage, SEO architecture — all are keyword phrases that make my skin crawl. What do search optimizers need to know about information architecture? Learn from real information architects.

Iowa football’s mid-season report cards: running backs

by DI editor @ The Daily Iowan

As Iowa heads into its bye week, the Hawkeyes’ regular season is halfway complete. The Daily Iowan Sports Editor Adam Hensley and Assistant Sports Editor Pete Ruden hand out mid-season position grades this week. By Adam Hensley adam-hensley@uiowa.edu (A-) There are three things in life that are certain: death, taxes, and Akrum Wadley breaking a defender’s […]

Be Part of the Future: Test/Review DNN 9.x

by Mitchel Sellers @ Mitchel Sellers

Exciting times are upon us as users within the DNN ecosystem, regardless of if we are users of the OpenSource DNN Platform product, or if we are users of the commercial Evoq product lines.  The next release of DNN 9 will include some of the most significant changes to functionality that we have seen in many years.  With the coming change, we are at a crossroad, where community involvement is critical to ensure that the next version of the product is as good as possible.

Why Iowa Needs More Healthcare Workers

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

Availability of basic healthcare varies significantly across the country. To take a closer look at how each state compares, Esri […]

The Webinar Best Practices Checklist

by Andrea Moxham @ UpCity

In addition to guest posting on the UpCity blog, Conversion Giant is featured as a Top Digital Marketing Agency in Los Angeles. Check out their profile here. You’ve probably attended some really great webinars where you took away valuable information, discovered new products or businesses, or even found new customers. On the other hand, you’ve probably also sat in on […]

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Evansville’s Professional Transportation, Inc. Expands Operations

by admin @ Professional Transportation, Inc.

Acquiring new company, adding 100 new jobs EVANSVILLE, INDIANA (September 24, 2012) – Professional Transportation, Inc., one of the largest providers of ground transportation services in the United States, announced plans today to expand their headquarters at 3700 Morgan Avenue, creating up to 100 new jobs in Evansville over the next three years. The expansion is a result of the company’s recent acquisition of the Crew Transport division of Coach America, a former competitor. Professional Transportation, Inc. currently provides rail crew logistical service in all territories east of the Mississippi River. With the acquisition of Coach America, the company will expand current operations by providing additional rail crew services in the Northwest region of the United States serving BNSF Railway, Canadian Pacific Railroad, Utah Railway, Portland and Western Railroad. “PTI gave careful consideration when evaluating where to expand its transportation services with the Coach acquisition,” according to Steve McClellan, Vice President of Professional Transportation. “Based on the resources of qualified workers and exceptional local universities, Evansville, Indiana was naturally selected as the expansion area of choice.” An investment of $5.45 million will be made by Professional Transportation, Inc. to lease, equip and expand 10,000 additional square-feet at the current Morgan Avenue location. Professional Transportation Inc. currently employs nearly 230 workers at the Morgan Avenue location and hopes to add a total of 100 new workers in a variety of occupations by 2015. The new occupations include; management, information technology, financial and voucher analysts, operations support, human resources and dispatch coordinators. The economic impact on the Evansville region from Professional Transportation, Inc’s expansion will total in excess of $127.5 million over the next 10 years. “The decision by PTI to relocate its new acquisition to Evansville is the result of our economic development team working closely with an existing employer committed to the success of the local economy,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “On behalf of the city, I would like to express appreciation to Ron Romain and his partners for creating 100 new jobs in Evansville, Ind.” At the request of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, the City of Evansville offered Professional Transportation, Inc. a 10 year Tax Phase-in on their real and personal property investments totaling approximately $5.45 million. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered up to $675,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $85,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These taxes are performance-based, meaning until Indiana residents are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. “Employers like PTI put Evansville above most regional communities when it comes to job creation. Our existing businesses continue to be a primary source of new employment opportunities,” said Debbie Dewey, President of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville. About Professional Transportation, Inc. As part of United Companies, Inc., Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI) was founded in 1980 and began its operations, serving as a crew transportation service for Class I railroads in the Midwest. PTI’s focus is on safety, dependability, on time performance and logistical solutions for over-the-road and dedicated yard van services to some of the biggest companies in the railroad industries. ###

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How Diversity Affects Healthcare

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

Like the rest of the country, Iowa is growing more and more diverse every year. The state expects an upcoming […]

Yoast: Your Complete WordPress SEO Toolkit

by bluenorth @ BlueNorth Marketing

By ProBlogger SEO Expert Jim Stewart of . Driving your WordPress website toward a higher Google ranking involves constant tweaking, which can mean hours of detailed work. Enter Yoast SEO: the one WordPress plugin that can optimise your entire site. This comprehensive tool is the most complete SEO plugin available for WordPress, with the ability...

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The Wigwams | Southern Tier of NYS

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Adding WebApi & OAuth Authentication to an Existing Project

by Mitchel Sellers @ Mitchel Sellers

There are many tutorials out there that discuss the ease of setting up a new project, and checking all of the magic boxes to add Identity, WebApi controllers, and more. However while these may be helpful, in the real world situations are often not as simple. We might have existing projects that at the start didn’t need WebAPI - or maybe we used WebApi controllers in our code - but all in all, we didn’t get the proper security architecture in place.

In this post, we will walk through how to enhance an existing project to be able to create WebApi controllers and properly secure them using OAuth.

Demographic Research: 5 Free Resources to Find Your Audience

by Kiyo Wiesnoski @ UpCity

In addition to guest posting on the UpCity blog, Adlava is featured as a Top Web Designer in Las Vegas. Check out their profile here. While there are many great premium data brokers that provide detailed insights on demographics and behavior, not all of these resources are accessible to small or mid-size companies with smaller budgets. Sure, the AdWords Keyword Planner […]

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SearchCap: Bing Ads max clicks, link building & Doodles

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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June 2017 DNN/Evoq and Module Security Summary

by Mitchel Sellers @ Mitchel Sellers

The past week has been a bit hectic in the DotNetNuke/Evoq space. Four confirmed security vulnerabilities were identified that could impact existing installations, one last week and three this week. Sadly, many sites have already been exploited by these vulnerabilities, adding a bit more urgency to the situation. Although many people are aware of the situation we have found that not everyone knows what is going on, so we thought it would be prudent to share what we know about the situation. This information is being shared both on Mitchel's Technical Blog as well as our corporate website.

Does It Matter Who Builds Your Website?

by SEOteric User @ SEOteric

Your Website Developer Matters – Part 1 You need a website, but aren’t sure what direction to go. You see commercials about $199 websites, getting a website for $9.99 a month, and then see companies charging thousands of dollars for websites.  Is there a difference in these services, and which one is right for you?... CONTINUE READING

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Monarchs mostly moved to Mexico, few stragglers remain

Monarchs mostly moved to Mexico, few stragglers remain

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In the butterfly garden at the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area on Thursday afternoon, the vegetation bent under the stiff 15mph southwest wind.

Blake Lively claims she was sexually harassed

Blake Lively claims she was sexually harassed

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Blake Lively has claimed she was sexually harassed by a make-up artist who filmed her whilst she slept and made inappropriate innuendos.

SearchCap: Google AdWords interface, Google Home listens & Apple Search Ads expands

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Transportation commission rejects bid for culvert west of Gettysburg

by By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau @ www.capjournal.com - RSS Results

State government’s Transportation Commission said no Thursday to all four bids received for replacing a box culvert on Cheyenne Creek in rural Potter County.

Facebook Search and Trending: Show Publisher Logo

by Jon Loomer @ Jon Loomer Digital

Facebook is giving publishers branding opportunities by surfacing their logos in Search and Trending. Here's how to add logos to your Brand Asset Library...

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How To Add Google Analytics

by bluenorth @ BlueNorth Marketing

This is how to add Google Analytics.

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Norman P. Award

by admin @ Professional Transportation, Inc.

On September 10, 2014, The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana selected United Companies as the 2014 Norman P. Wagner Businessof the Year Winner. United Companies was chosen for this prestigious award by meeting the detailed criteria including building its capital investment in Southwest Indiana, community participation reflecting a profound regard for citizens in the area and making an overall difference in the quality of life in our region. United Companies and its associates are proud to be recognized by The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana as the 2014 Business of the Year.

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3 Ways to Grow Your Business Through Digital Marketing

by mmitchell @ mtechbd.com

If you are a small business owner, you may have noticed the overflow of information that has dramatically increased over the last few years. We now have to check Email, texts, phone, and a multitude of social media sites just to stay connected each day! Many owners have simply been overwhelmed and have not jumped […]

Major Google Algorithm Updates Explained

by Jordan Stella @ UpCity

The Google ranking algorithm is constantly changing. Multiple times a day, Google introduces small tweaks, but every now and then, they implement larger changes that more dramatically alter the SERPs. It can certainly be hard for SEO professionals to keep up with all these changes, so this post will give a brief overview of some of […]

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See Our Article On SEOmoz!

by SEOteric User @ SEOteric

Check out our article on www.seomoz.org!  http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/its-getting-harder-and-harder-to-keep-a-white-hat-clean. We did a write up about blog comments and spam SEO tactics. We will do a follow-up on our site from info gathered from the comments on SEOmoz. Stay Tuned!

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Blake Lively claims she was sexually harassed

Blake Lively claims she was sexually harassed

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Blake Lively has claimed she was sexually harassed by a make-up artist who filmed her whilst she slept and made inappropriate innuendos.

DNN Upgrades & Security Roundup August 2017

by Joseph Craig @ Mitchel Sellers

It is hard to believe that it has been a month already since my last post about DNN/Evoq Security. A lot has transpired since that last release. Some additional security releases and patches have come out. In the end, we are at a time where I believe we are past the storm, but I thought it would be good to revisit the recommended actions for users. (For those non-DNN/Evoq followers of this blog, hang tight, next week will be the start of lots of fun Entity Framework, .NET Core and similar content!)

Recommended Actions

With all of the information from the past few weeks, the general recommendation is quite simple. Your best course of action for ANY DotNetNuke or Evoq based website is to upgrade to version 9.1.1. Upgrading to 9.1.1 will ensure that you get the latest security fixes across the platform, and there have a been a number of them in the past few years. You can view all of the fixed items that apply to your current installation version by visiting the Security Center.

It should be noted, however, that just upgrading to Version 9.1.1 is not all that you need to do, but it is the first step. In addition to upgrading to 9.1.1, you will want to take the following steps. NOTE: These steps apply to ALL Users of 9.1.1, and should be made as soon as possible if not yet done.

Update Security Analyzer

On July 25th DNN Software released a new version of Security Analyzer. Per the information included in the blog posting, this release was made primarily to deploy a mitigation for a particular identified security vulnerability. This release of Security Analyzer can be installed on DNN 5.6.2 and later. It is important to note that this version is LATER than any version that might be installed to an existing 9.1.1 installation and does need to be installed to any 9.1.1 installation.

Update All Third-Party Modules

I will not rehash all of the specific vendor items; however, it should be considered part of any regular upgrade also to update third-party solutions to their latest versions. This is especially important if you have any modules from vendors that have published fixes for security related issues including modules from; DNN Sharp, Mandeeps, EasyDNN, and DNN Go at a minimum.

But I Can't Upgrade Because of _____

If you are in a situation where you cannot upgrade, you can still take steps to protect yourself. However, the best long-term recommendation is to get the website to a situation where you can upgrade. The Security Analyzer will show just how many different issues impact your particular version of DNN/Evoq.

If you are stuck at a version, it is important to install the Security Analyzer patch, the Telerik Patch from last month, and any third party patches possible. However, just because you take these steps you are NOT out of the woods, you have just applied fixes for some of the major vulnerabilities.

Watch Interim Upgrades

If you are stuck on an older version and contemplating an upgrade to an intermediate version. Such as going from 6.x to 7.4.x, be sure that you reapply any mitigation's that you might have done in the past for other issues. Such as the removal of the InstallWizard and UpgradeWizard files that many people completed in 2016. As when you upgrade these files may be reintroduced if you are not going to the version where the final patch was applied.

What Else Can We Do To Protect

Continuing to remain up-to-date is a great first step in keeping your environment secure. Additionally, you will want to review and resolve any Security Analyzer errors that may appear. Additionally, I have published a number of security White Papers that go into additional steps to secure installations including permissions and related issues.

Parting Notes

If there is anything to be learned from the past few weeks is a reminder of the importance of regular upgrades and maintenance. We make a decision as to which version we are running and when to upgrade. Eventually though it can be time to face the music and upgrade.

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

Entrepreneurs: List Building Strategies

by Jon Loomer @ Jon Loomer Digital

List building is absolutely critical to the success of an entrepreneurial business. Here is a deep dive into strategies that I use to build my list.

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SearchCap: Google AMP updates, SEO content & paid search clicks

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Despite rare dwarfism, Tulsa boy attacks life

Despite rare dwarfism, Tulsa boy attacks life


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MAR 29, 2009 - Like many 4-year-olds, Mitchell Cupps likes SpongeBob SquarePants and toy trains.The spunky boy with blonde tufts of hair loves to skateboard and tell knock-knock jokes. And he packs it all in a tiny body the size of a 9-month-old infant.At 18 pounds and 27½ inches tall, Mitchell has one of the rarest forms of dwarfism in the world. He is one of only four people in the United States with a rare disorder called Schimke Immuno Osseous Dysplasia.His parents, Troy and Michelle Cupps, only learned his diagnosis for certain a month ago. Two doctors, one in British Columbia and one in Germany, confirmed through genetic testing that the boy has the disorder.They also learned Mitchell’s lifespan may only be 8 to 17

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

SearchCap: Google short videos, AdWords scripts & IoT for local search

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Project Spotlight: 11/16/16 HarborChase of Shorewood completed in Wisconsin on Geopier

by Stephen S. Weyda, P.E. @ Blog and News

Congratulations to Altius Construction for completing the new 4-story HarborChase senior living building in the Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin.  Altius partnered with Eppstein Uhan Architects and Pierce Engineers to design and construct this well-appointed facility.

Due to poor soils they elected to support the building using the Geopier GP3® system.  Ground Improvement Engineering designed the Geopier system and Foundation Service Corporation installed over 450 Geopier elements in two phases.

The following is a video link that describes the design collaboration and construction.  The poor soil and Geopier portion start near 2:18 into the video.

 

 

Wine, Tattoos, and A Wandering Mind

by Lori Biwer-Stewart @ Lori Biwer Stewart Printmaker

“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.” –Clementine Paddleford  Thursday night is my night. I drink some red wine and watch some of my favorite shows. I LOVE and look forward to Thursday nights! I’m so predictable. I go to many outdoor art festivals during the summer and one of my
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Update to DNN/Evoq Url Redirect Provider for Multi-Portal Installations

by Mitchel Sellers @ Mitchel Sellers

One often overlooked free utility for DNN/Evoq are the open-source DNN Extension Url Providers. These providers are there to help with social URL's and URL redirects. The URL Redirect provider is a must-have solution for those migrating from other platforms into DNN as it provides a method to easily add complex URL redirects into your system for old URLS. Even for those that are working under the Evoq URL provider. I was made an administrator of this particular product more than 2 years ago, however, we haven't had much of a need to add features until today.

Company News: 2/15/17 GIE Engineer is presenting at GEAPS conference in Kansas City March 28th

by Charles M. Allgood, P.E. @ Blog and News

Charles Allgood, P.E., Principal Engineer with Ground Improvement Engineering, is an author and session presenter at the upcoming GEAPS conference in Kansas City.  The presentation and technical paper is titled "Choosing Grain Bin Support for Soft Soils."

GEAPS is the Grain Elevator and Processing Society; their annual conference brings together contractors, owners, engineers, suppliers and facility operators from all across the grain industry.

The presentation will focus on how to select your geotechnical engineering consultant, what to expect from the geotechnical exploration, loadings from grain storage structures, and how to handle poor soil conditions.  Poor soil strategies to be covered include over-excavation and replacment, ground improvement techniques such as Geopier®, and deep pile foundations.

For more information, or to set up a presentation in your office please contact Charles at 763-416-2136 or email callgood@groundimprovementeng.com.

This is Why I’m an Entrepreneur

by Jon Loomer @ Jon Loomer Digital

The reason I'm an entrepreneur can be traced back to our oldest son's cancer diagnosis 13 years ago. This is my story about why I'm an entrepreneur...

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Documentary post-Postville immigrants

by DI Editor @ DI Editor – The Daily Iowan

Director Luis Argueta releases a new documentary centered on the lives of Postville-raid survivors five to 10 years later. By Salma Rios salma-rios@uiowa.edu On Monday in the Main Library Shambaugh Auditorium, director Luis Argueta presented his latest documentary, The U-Turn. The documentary is the third installment in a series Argueta has produced about the immigration […]

Using Entity Framework with Legacy Databases

by Mitchel Sellers @ Mitchel Sellers

I find more people are interested in getting started with Entity Framework within their organizations. However, the various documentation and examples that exist don't necessarily give the best overall implementation solutions. I have worked with many people that have thought "we have a legacy database setup, we can't use entity framework" or "we cannot use migrations, so we can't use code first." Both are very common misconceptions, but something that isn't the case. It just takes a bit of work. In this post, we will dive into the specifics of implementing Entity Framework to a legacy database, where we cannot rename tables and other objects without substantial effort. A link to full code will be provided at the bottom.

Judd: Puerto Ricans treated like second-class citizens

by DI Editor @ DI Editor – The Daily Iowan

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans have been treated as second-class citizens. By Constance Judd constance-judd@uiowa.edu Contrary to popular belief, Puerto Ricans living either on the mainland or Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens; however, that does not stop the false conception from solidifying the belief that Puerto Ricans are second-class citizens. On Sept. 20, […]

FireFox and Insecure Password Notifications

by Mitchel Sellers @ Mitchel Sellers

Passwords are something we talk about as developers a lot when working with custom systems. We talk about the logistics of how to reset them, how to store them, and related back-end options. It is often simply assumed that we will be using SSL when we submit these passwords to our websites. This assumption, however, is often a big oversight and exposes a potential point of risk to websites. I'm blogging about this today, because FireFox, starting with Version 52 introduces a feature that calls all of us developers on any oversight in this situation.

Jewelers sign | New Kensington, PA

by rjdsca @ Society for Commercial Archeology

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Final Print Renamed “Collector”

by Lori Biwer-Stewart @ Lori Biwer Stewart Printmaker

It’s been bitterly cold here in Iowa so why not pull this piece out again and work on it. I decided to do some hand painting and really like the way it turned out. Next time I make a collagraph there will be some things that I do differently, but it’s all about learning and experimenting.
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Mattingly Charities Announce Event Director for “An Intimate Evening with Friends”

by admin @ Professional Transportation, Inc.

Presented by United Companies December 3, 2015 at USI Theatre with Special Guests Albert Pujols and Toby Keith FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evansville, IN – Mattingly Charities, a non-profit organization, today announced Evansville’s Pete Paradossi has been named Mattingly Charities Event Director for the “An Intimate Evening with Friends presented by United Companies” fundraising event being held Thursday, December 3rd, at the USI Theatre, within the University of Indiana’s Performance Center, Evansville, Indiana. “We are excited Pete has joined our Mattingly Charities team in Evansville.” said Don Mattingly.  “Pete is a successful business leader, who also shares our passion and commitment to serve the underprivileged youth of Evansville.” The event, hosted by Don and Lori Mattingly, will include a cocktail reception, a silent auction, a question/answer session with Don Mattingly and baseball superstar, Albert Pujols. It will conclude with musical entertainment featuring country music singer, songwriter icon, Toby Keith. Founded by former New York Yankees captain and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, Mattingly Charities was created to serve under-privileged youth by supporting programs throughout the country that promote baseball and softball participation. Mattingly Charities is also proud to announce Evansville’s United Companies has stepped up to become the presenting sponsor of the December 3rd fundraising event. “United Companies is excited to team up with Don Mattingly and Mattingly Charities to support their fundraising efforts to launch Mattingly RBI next baseball season.” said Ron Romain, CEO and President. “Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities (RBI) is a Major League Baseball sponsored program designed to promote and provide disadvantaged youth the opportunity to experience baseball and softball. We are proud to be part of Don and Lori Mattingly’s efforts to bring such a great program to Evansville.” Other notable corporate sponsors who have committed to-date include: Skanska USA, University of Southern Indiana, CD Corporate Design, Brinker’s Jewelers, Franklin Street Dentistry, Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro, CKB Commonwealth Kitchen & Bar and Pistons Bar and Grill. For more information on how to purchase event tickets or donate online please visit www.MattinglyCharities.org.  To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Ray Schulte. About Mattingly Charities and Mattingly RBI Mattingly Charities, a non-profit organization, was created to serve underprivileged youth by supporting programs which promote baseball and softball participation in conjunction with other developmentally related activities. In conjunction with MLB’s RBI program, Mattingly Charities will establish Mattingly RBI Evansville and will provide funding, services and equipment for baseball, softball, and ultimately other sports, and related youth development activities, for the benefit of underprivileged youth, youth leagues, and social welfare and related organizations. 100% of the efforts of the organization will be focused on these activities to inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Funding will be generated year round through various activities including special events and direct solicitation of the general public. Media Contact: Ray Schulte Ray@SchulteSports.com (410) 350-6226 (cell) www.SchulteSports.com

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Potholes: Asphalt’s Worst Enemy

by DD Mitchell Construction @ DD Mitchell Construction

Potholes can wreak havoc on asphalt pavement. Observing and fixing potholes before they become large will help preserve the life of an asphalt surface. What are Potholes? Potholes are a type of damage – more precisely, a failure – which occurs in asphalt pavement. Potholes begin when water gathers in the subgrade – the pre-existing […]

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SearchCap: ‘Yext for Food’, Google quality score & Local Ads

by Michelle Robbins @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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How to Claim a Google Business Profile

by bluenorth @ BlueNorth Marketing

How to Claim a Google Business Profile

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SearchCap: Updates to AdWords daily budgets, Bing’s Dynamic Search Ads & more

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Looking for SEO for Plumbers?

by bluenorth @ BlueNorth Marketing

Not long ago we counted on the yellowpages when we needed help with plumbing issues, however these days we look to Google and other search engines. When a plumbing emergency or need develops, we type in our location and the need to find the most effective option. Search engines have become the new phone book...

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Nunez to get start at QB for Cajuns; Erath’s Mitchell out with injured foot

Nunez to get start at QB for Cajuns; Erath’s Mitchell out with injured foot


The Daily Iberian

LAFAYETTE — Andre Nunez will be the starting quarterback tonight when the Ragin’ Cajuns host Texas State at Cajun Field.

PTI Promotes Steve Greulich

by admin @ Professional Transportation, Inc.

In a joint announcement, Robert Sholly, Vice President of Human Resources for United Companies (UC), and Steve McClellan, Vice President of Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI), have announced the promotion of Steve Greulich to Director of Human Resources for Professional Transportation, Inc. Greulich joined United Companies in September of 2007 as PTI’s Human Resources Manager and has since distinguished himself as not only knowledgeable in Human Resources, but also as a valuable asset to the PTI Team in the areas of business objectives, employee needs, and company culture and philosophy. Steve holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern Indiana and has thirteen years of progressive experience in the Human Resources field.  He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and a past Board Member, Finance Chair, and Legislative Affairs Representative for the Evansville-Area Human Resources Association. Steve is also on the Goodwill Business Advisory Council and is actively involved in his church community. Founded in 1980, PTI provides crew transportation services to employees of some of the nation’s largest railroads. As one of the largest such providers in the country, with operations in 26 states, PTI drivers log over 80 million miles annually.  Through its many training, technology, and customer service initiatives, the company has a hard-earned reputation for providing safe and on-time crew transportation services for its many railroad customers. Professional Transportation, Inc. is part of the United Companies family of businesses.  With corporate offices in Evansville, Indiana, United Companies, named by Indiana Business Magazine as one of Indiana‘s Top 50 Largest Private Companies, is comprised of United Leasing & Finance, Professional Transportation, Inc., and the Romain Automotive Group. With over 3,400 employees, United Companies has growing business operations throughout North America.

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Iowa football’s mid-season report cards: defensive backs

by DI Editor @ DI Editor – The Daily Iowan

By Adam Hensley adam-hensley@uiowa.edu If Iowa played Illinois each week, each position group would be given an A+. The secondary, while the Illini moved on it, did not break. In fact, the defensive backs came up with timely turnovers and looked solid for most of the game. I’m hesitant to hand out a B to […]

The Two-Part SEO Ranking Model: Let's Make SEO Simple | BlueNorth Marketing

The Two-Part SEO Ranking Model: Let's Make SEO Simple | BlueNorth Marketing


BlueNorth Marketing

There sure is a lot of interest in SEO ranking factors: There have been major studies done on this, notably by both Moz and Searchmetrics. These are groundbreaking pieces of research, and if you’re serious about SEO, you need to understand what these studies say. That said, these are too complex for most organizations to...Read More

45% of Clients Plan More Digital Marketing

by mmitchell @ mtechbd.com

As you are looking at new online marketing strategies this year, is video part of the equation? A recent survey of media buying agencies, conducted by Strata, found that 45% of those polled are more interested in digital/online video than they were a year ago, while streaming/online radio saw a 53% increase. Overall, 67% of […]

Beer Distributor | Pittsburgh, PA

by rjdsca @ Society for Commercial Archeology

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New Project – Buttons

by Lori Biwer-Stewart @ Lori Biwer Stewart Printmaker

I’m finally getting back into my studio and getting back to work, and the theme is “buttons”. I’m trying something new, well, maybe not new, I’ve tried this technique before and then abandon it again for the familiar linoleum cut. This is a different form of printmaking called collagraph. The term collagraph refers to a collage board
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6 Years Without a Boss

by Jon Loomer @ Jon Loomer Digital

Today marks the six year anniversary of the second time I was laid off and the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey. Here's a collection of lessons...

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