New Places for Business Bulk Upload Tool Yesterday at I/O, Google announced many new features for Local and Maps. Some of the features aren’t available yet, but we’re already seeing the new Google+ and Places for Business dashboards. If you’re setting up a new Places for Business account, you may be wonder where to find [...]
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How to Recover Missing Google Places Listings This morning Google started rolling out a global update to Google Places. The entire service has finally merged with Google+ Local. If you try to go to the normal Places login, you’ll be automatically redirected to a gateway to Google+. For most people this isn’t a problem, but [...]
20-Year Resident Offers Epic Local Insight…Bon Appetit! Hello fellow Pubcon attendees! As you may already know, Pubcon 2013 is taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana — a city known for jazz, good times and most notably for its food. While you take in everything Pubcon has to offer, be sure to take in a bit [...]
The Makings of a Perfect Logo We took a look at the world’s top 100 brands to determine which fonts, colors and formats were the most popular choices. Our infographic provides some good food for thought if you’ve hit a road block on your latest logo design. Share Our Fonts & Colors Infographic You’re free to [...]
Billions of dollars worth of precious metals are used every year to manufacture the cellphones, laptops and other electronics we use on a daily basis. As these computers and gadgets reach the end of their life cycles, they get scrapped or put in storage until they can be recycled in a process known as “urban [...]
We’ve assembled a non-exclusive list of 100 great tips and tricks from the event from all the Pubcon sessions we were able to attend. We aren’t going for depth here–we are expressing what we feel are the best ideas in a super-concise format. Each of the ideas here are pretty powerful and can easily warrant [...]
Awesome New Google Business Panoramas Extend Street View Technology We recently noticed business panoramas appearing on Google Places/Maps pages for a number of businesses in Austin, TX. These business panoramas operate just like Google Street View, and in fact, in some cases you can follow the street view right through the doors of a business [...]
Stripe.com handles credit card payments at 2.9% (the same as PayPal) and let’s you integrate a single payment page or popup page within your WordPress site. Stripe is setup not as a total ecommerce solution, but rather is a better fit for single payments or donations. It has the advantage over PayPal in that customers [...]
Updated for 2012 Have you ever wondered how many 800 x 600 website viewers are still roaming the internet? More than you might think. More importantly, have you ever wondered about the monitor sizes of the viewers of your own site? The capability to discern your own user statistics (monitor sizes, and a lot more) [...]
In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to block bad bots and spiders from your website. We can save bandwidth and performance for customers, increase security, and prevent scrapers from putting duplicate content around the web. Quick Start Instructions/Roadmap For those looking to get started right away (without a lot of chit-chat), here are the steps [...]
Setup Your Own Multiple-IP, Private Group of Proxies on a Single VPS Installation After much researching online in forum discussions and some hair-pulling troubleshooting (and a nudge in the right direction from Ralf at Tradebit), we’ve assembled a fairly reliable set of instructions for configuring Squid Proxy to employ multiple outgoing IP addresses from a [...]
The Expert List: Experts for Media Articles and Press We have compiled a list of experts available for comment and appearances in local/national media and the press. All listed experts are leaders in their fields and are available for prompt comment. To reach any expert on this list, contact TastyPlacement at 512.535.2492 or email email@example.com. [...]
Google’s Matt Cutts announced at the PubCon marketing conference that Google is rolling out a new much-anticipated link disavowal tool. Bad links from poor quality sites can harm a site’s rankings in Google, and Google has implemented this tool to let webmasters remove bad links from their link profile. The tool will operate by uploading [...]
Does Negative SEO really work? We created a simple study to test the theory if poor quality links can harm a website’s ranking position.
Want to be an awesome SEO or digital marketer? Seek out Those of Epic Awesomeness and learn from them. If you think like a legend in your work life, your work will be legendary. And, after what must be my 5000th listening of A Night at the Opera, I started thinking about what lessons Freddie Mercury [...]
A Complete Starter Guide to Writing, Editing and Maintaining Your WordPress Site Congratulations on setting up your first WordPress web site. This is a guide to writing and editing webpages on your WordPress site. As you use, update, and maintain your site, you will begin to understand why WordPress is one of the most powerful [...]
Can social media activity impact organic search rankings? Popular wisdom says yes, but we set out to prove it with a simple test. We’ve compiled our findings into an easy-to-follow infographic.
Infographics have emerged as a sound, white-hat way to generate high-quality natural backlinks. Even a moderately successful infographic can go viral and bring a few dozen high-quality backlinks. But creating an infographic—as much work as that is—only gets you halfway there. If you cleverly promote your infographic, you can greatly increase your chances of going [...]
This tutorial outlines how to display all posts on an interior blog page using get_posts. Step by step instructions.
We got tired of counting sheep and wanted to learn more about the one-third of our lives spent asleep, so we did a little digging with our friend and New Zealander, Nemanja Stanar, on the basics of sleep science. It turns out there’s more to sleep than just closing your eyes and waiting for the Sandman (we [...]