In a recent post we complained about an unannounced but significant Google Places policy change and we’ll soon be posting about ongoing issues with reviews disappearing, but it’s now clear that the folks at Google Maps have just been tied up with more important things – creating silly games to teach people about lesser known features […]
A little light Monday fun via Mashable… Awesome! Obviously this is a goof, but the weird thing is, we’re definitely at the point now where technology makes this technically possible. Still, something tells me Apple won’t ever build spontaneous combustion capabilities for Siri any time soon. Just a hunch. Also, while it’s funny to imagine this […]
This Monday we launched a slideshow splash page as phase one of our multi-phase project with Las Mareas, an oceanfront residential project, beach club and boutique hotel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. The 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Las Mareas Residences located in the private gated community of El Tesoro are currently under construction, as is Las Pangas Beach […]
I’m not sure what to make of this because it’s more curious/thought provoking than it is laugh-out-loud funny, but I think worth sharing either way. Some area theorizing that this is anything but a funny random thing that happened in nature, but instead a torturous event involving a hammer and a nail. I’d prefer not to imagine that. Instead I’m thinking about how worried the Geico gecko is that his job is in jeopardy. “15% huh lizard? But can you sit on a bench!?”
Tomorrow, Friday April 27, marks day 1 of the 2012 Vermont Restaurant Week. Restaurant Week is an 8 day event benefiting the Vermont Foodbank, featuring prix-fixe menus at over 80 restaurants across the Green Mountain State. Dinner prices range from $15 to $35 per person, with many restaurants offering $10 lunches specials. Make your reservations participating restaurants for any day April 27-May 4 and help a great cause while trying out some local eats.
In an age when Google seems to be punishing (through lower rankings) legitimate websites, while rewarding a lot of spammers/black-hat SEOs, all while telling us they’re introducing great improvements to their search algorithms, it seems particularly funny to see the folks at Google Webmaster Tools can’t even follow their own best practices for tags.
On Monday we launched a brand new website for Valley Vista, a substance abuse treatment center located in the Connecticut River Valley town of Bradford, VT. With their state of the art, 80 bed facility, Valley Vista is able to offer comprehensive detox, treatment and rehabilitation services for men, women and adolescents suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction.
If you’ve mistakenly created a personal profile for your business or organization on Facebook, rather than a “page”, you’re not alone. Whether you did this unintentionally because you simply didn’t know that there was a different process for “pages” or you just thought it would be easier to create a profile initially, Facebook now allows you to convert your profile to a page. The feature has actually been available since last year, but like most “fixes” on Facebook, we’ve seen varied levels of success. Only recently has the Facebook profile to page conversion process seemed to work consistently and successfully for us though, and it’s about time given that it’s against FB’s own policies to use a profile for anything other than an individual’s personal account.
Whether you’re in the process of converting a Facebook profile in to a business page or you’d just like to back up photos you’ve uploaded from a mobile device, you should use the “Download a copy of my Facebook data” feature. In the post we’ll discuss what we like about this capability and where we feel it still needs some work as we walk you through all of the steps involved and talk about how this information can be useful.
Over the last decade, it’s become widely known that Google counts the number and quality of inbound links to a given website (or web page) as one of the most important factors in its keyword rankings. Basically the more links out there that point to your website from websites that are talking about similar topics, especially authority websites that have other sites linking to them, the better. While inbound links have essentially always factored in to web rankings, it’s only been in recent years that most webmasters and business owners have taken notice. Just a decade ago there were a lot of businesses that didn’t even have an online presence, much less a website they needed to rank on the first page of Google’s search results for important searches related to their product offerings. Heck, Google itself started out as a research project just 16 years and in it wasn’t at all what it is today in those first few years.