23Apr/13

Adding Images to Your Blog Post

Every blog post you write benefits greatly if you add an image, video, clipart or graph. Engaging your reader on more than one sensory level peeks their interest, understanding and assists in eye comfort while reading text online.

In this short video, I tell you how to upload an image, show you how to resize it and how to move it from side to side.

13Apr/13

Categories and Tags

Are you paying attention?One of the confusing issues that clients run into, is understanding categories and tags. It’s very easy to immediately get into too much detail trying to list topics when worrying about SEO (search engine optimization).

To get beyond the fear of not having enough words to trigger better SEO, think of your categories and tags in the same way you’d think of a good, clean, filing system. For instance, the word “State” could be a category, with a child categories of “California”, “Colorado”,  and “Texas”.

18Jan/13

Your Keyboard is Snot What You Think!

Woman blowing her noseWith more and more powerful viruses hitting our lives in a day and age where people travel more, we hear in the news of constant warnings … to get flu shots, don’t sneeze in your hands (yeah right) and to stay home from work if you get sick (who will pay the bills?).

What we’ve not heard yet – or at least I haven’t heard, is whether or not you continue to re-infect yourself with your own computer keyboard or smart phone!

Successfully fighting three rolling bouts of sickness, I find yet another one threatening to deliver a blow (pun intended) to my sinuses and lungs.

03Jan/13

Where To Get Images for Your Blog Posts

To Do ListNot everyone has the ability to just draw their own clipart if they can’t find what they need quickly. That is a blessing that I’ve enjoyed too many times to count. However, even an artist would like a different take on a topic through a photograph or other graphical representation.

To help you along, I’d like to suggest that besides the free clipart websites that you have already most likely searched through, and been disappointed in, that you can either ask for friends and family for certain photographs that they might have on hand. If you do that, be CERTAIN to get their permission to use their photo in writing, to avoid any problems later on.

20Nov/12

How to Spot a Scam Email Link

WorriedMost people are good people and are very trusting. They wouldn’t dream of harming someone else on purpose and stealing from them – especially over the holidays, is the lowest of low.

However, every major holiday brings a massive push by the scumbags of the world to do just that – steal your money, your identity and your peace of mind.

17Nov/12

Videos on the Rise!

Woman at her desk, watching a video conference

The Rise of Video Communication

After having a quick conversation on Facebook with a delightful editor regarding future of videos and how much that will impact what we see online, I did some research and found additional statistics in a very well written blog by Andrew Hanelly that I highly recommend that you read.

As is common with most of us, we have a hard time imagining massive changes in the future and how those changes will affect how we interact with one another and how it will influence how we will do business.

06Nov/12

Understanding Your Google Analytics

Google AnalyticsHaving statistics and understanding your statistics are two very different things. Many of my customers are concerned that their site is being tracked so that they know how many visitors have visited their pages.

The problem is, that just knowing how many people have visited your site is really information that you can work with intelligently. After searching for many different video tutorials, I’ve landed on one that is rich with information and is very easy to understand.

It’s important that you pay attention to what is being explained in this excellent tutorial so that you can better understand better what you are looking at and what you need to change and why.