So the SXSW conference took place this March and a bunch of interesting things came of it, not the least of which were comments made by Matt Cutts, the Google guy in charge of the webspam team. He said that basically, Google is going to change the Googlebot to put less emphasis on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and more on great content. So to those webmasters that are wearing the black hat of SEO: You’re going to get your come-up-ins. Continue reading
Whenever someone asks me why it’s necessary to blog, I always tell them the two main reasons are:
- to connect with your audience
- to increase the amount of content you have on the web.
Connecting with your audience is obvious, but why would you want more content on the web? The answer to that is: so you can have more search engine optimized (SEO) pages that are targeted for certain specific keywords. When someone types those specific keywords into search engines, your blog post might just come up, and you just will have just introduced someone new to your website! This is why should always be blogging with SEO in mind. Continue reading
Alright, so everyone would love another income stream. Lately we’ve been seeing a trend of clients setting up online stores that provide products and services to generate a passive income stream. It’s a passive income stream because these are people who have jobs and are just looking for another income to pay for things like vacations or maybe to save for retirement.
For example, we have a client who made a deal with a manufacturer to sell their products online. He now not only uses his online store to sell products, he uses it to automatically supply the brick and mortar businesses that re-sell his products. We’ve set up his store so when anyone securely purchases a product from his website, it’s automatically packaged and shipped from the manufacturer and our client’s only effort is to read the receipt emails that come in with every purchase.
If you have a product you’d like to bring online, talk to me and we can discuss your options.
A really cool feature that we add to all of the websites we make is an RSS feed. RSS stands for: Really Simple Syndication. So basically, whenever a web blogger (like yourself) makes a blog post such as this one, the post gets syndicated through other channels that are connected to the blog.
So, let’s say you find my blogging to die for and want to keep up to date with all of my intellectual, interesting, and entertaining musings; you would click on the button that looks like this:
When you have this page show up on your screen, you can either select a reader from the box on the right, or click on the “View Feed XML” link and have the feed exported to your mail handling program.
In the case of the mail handling program, you would answer the security questions with a yes and presto, every time I write another blog post, a snippet of the newest musings from ADC Online will be in your inbox under feeds.
Reasons why you should be using RSS feeds:
Check out the “Share the Knowledge” icons below. You’ll find an RSS icon in there as well. It will subscribe you to the comment feed of this post. That could be handy if you want notification of comments on this post.