Earlier this summer Facebook added 5 different access levels for administrators of company/brand/organization pages, known as “admin roles”. These allow business owners greater control over what their employees and marketing vendors are actually able to modify on their pages and choosing access levels for each individual user is very simple. What FB didn’t make easy was the process of actually adding new admins, which has always been chaotic and always changing. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the various ways you can add new admins to your page and more importantly – the best/easiest way.
Earlier this month Google Analytics officially killed the “Old Version”, forcing the remaining stragglers to begin using the new interface that launched in 2011. For Analytics users suffering from withdrawal, you might have been fooled in to thinking GA had resurrected your old friend if you’ve accessed GA through an Adwords account, because the “Old Version” link is still present. But don’t get too excited. Read the rest of this post to learn about how this is all just a big tease.
It’s hard to believe that we launched the Trinity School website for our friends in Menlo Park over a year ago, but we’re glad to have maintained our close relationship with them and we’re excited to begin another new project with this. Our 2012 Trinity project will be a parent/staff portal that will serve as a central access point for all of the school’s various current systems.
As tempting as it might seem when you’ve got a website your want to rank quickly, don’t ever get involved with link building schemes that promise you things like “10,000 backlinks for $99”. These are blackhat SEOs trying to trick Google’s ranking algorithms with webspam and when Google catches on (and they always do eventually), it’s YOUR site that’s punished – not the shady weasels you hired to build your links. This issue is once again in the forefront after Google Webmaster Tools sent out its second notification of the year regarding suspicious, unnatural backlinks.
In this post we’ll examine the differences in the messages Google WMT sent out this week and the more dire warnings they sent back in March. We’ll also discuss what actions you should take now, if any and why Google has decided to change up the language in their unnatural inbound link messages.
Our long-time client HearthStone Stoves is once again partnering with us for our specialized web services. We’ll be developing HearthStone’s first online store and as we’ve done on other sites, we’ll once again be using Magento for the ecommerce platform. Magento is one of our preferred ecommerce solutions because it’s so flexible it can be integrated into brand new websites as well as existing sites like HearthStone.
If you haven’t heard Monday’s news about Yahoo! hiring Google executive Marissa Mayer as their new President and CEO, then you probably don’t care. But should you? Should anyone? Maybe. It’s do-or-die time for Yahoo!, so they other continue slowly fading in to irrelevance or their new hire, a rock star since the earliest days of internet search, figures out how to reinvent the company. If anyone can do it, it’s probably Mayer, but what’s the plan?
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Hey, remember back in April when we freaked out that the old version of Google Analytics was gone, but then we reeled it back in a bit after finding that Google had just hidden the “Old Version” link in the footer? Well, now it’s panic time again if you haven’t familiarized yourself with the new interface, because GA just announced that they’re killing the old version tomorrow. So let this serve as your 24 hour (if that) warning.
We’re excited to announce that FlynnTix, one of our oldest clients, once again returned to VDW to have the new Flynn Series website developed for the 2012-13 season. We launched the new Flynn Series site last Thursday (6/12) when the Flynn begin selling tickets for this season’s shows to Flynn members at discounted rates of up to 15% off.
Did you panic when Google Analytics started replacing some of your organic keyword data with (not provided)? Well you can relax (for now). There are some custom reports and careful analysis you can do to regain some of that lost keyword data in order to assist you in your ongoing search engine optimization efforts.
Today we’re really excited to announce our renewed partnership with the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund on their new Vermont Food System Atlas. We actually developed and launched their main website back in 2010, but VSJF has come back and contracted with VDW once again, this time to develop a custom application for their Farm to Plate Initiative. The VT Food Atlas will essentially act as the web portal to all things related to the F2P project.