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Unveiling Success: My first few weeks at GitHub and the positive impact

By |2024-03-21T12:20:56+00:00March 18th, 2024|Recent, SEO|

Embark on my personal journey at GitHub, where a simple robots.txt edit, coupled with unwavering support from fellow Hubbers, led to a surge in users and signups. Uncover the transformative power of collaboration and innovation in our success story.

Digital Marketing for Seattle Companies

By |2023-03-04T00:13:15+00:00May 26th, 2019|Digital Marketing, Recent|

How to Master the Art of Local SEO Marketing in Seattle If you are a local business owner in Seattle, you need to be on the web. The sooner you master the basics of digital marketing in Seattle, the sooner you will see a major increase in your profits. The time for you to get [...]

Starting a New Business: Determining Legal Structure of New Business

By |2023-03-04T00:13:15+00:00October 5th, 2017|Business, Recent|

When starting a business, you will want to know what form of business entity to establish whether it be a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, S Corporation, or Limited Liability Company (LLC). Your form of business will determine which income tax return form you will need to file each year.

Tumblr: Growing Into the Next Biggest Social Media Site

By |2023-03-04T00:13:16+00:00June 20th, 2017|Recent|

Whether you are a diehard Twitter user or you couldn't live without your Facebook account, the odds are highly in favor that in the next five to seven years, your social media platform will find itself bereft of the young and on the long, slow crawl to the social media graveyard where Friendster and Myspace [...]

Hosting While Registering a Domain with Network Solutions

By |2023-03-04T00:13:17+00:00September 5th, 2016|Recent|

I highly recommend registering a domain and setting up your hosting with Network Solutions. Why? Well I have used them for many years as I set up my very first domain with them in 1997, and have been using them since. They have their issues, just as any host does, but the interface and ability [...]

FTP – What It Means, How to Find It, and How To Use It?

By |2023-03-04T00:13:17+00:00August 22nd, 2016|Recent|

When you're working with tech professionals you may have heard the three letter acronym "FTP" thrown around. Simply put, it's an age old system of transferring files through the internet, but it can be so much more. We'll walk you through what FTP is and how to use an FTP program to transfer files. What [...]

Registering a Domain Name on Network Solutions

By |2023-03-04T00:13:17+00:00August 9th, 2016|Recent|

Your Domain Name The Domain name is the that users will type in (or will most likely show up in the search results). If you haven’t thought of one yet, throw some ideas around and come up with 3-5 that you really like. Chances are your first pick won’t be available, so it’s good [...]

Using Pokemon Go to Benefit Your Business

By |2023-03-04T00:13:17+00:00July 25th, 2016|Recent|

Pokemon Go was released in July 2016, and quickly become one of the biggest mobile games of all time. While there has been some negatives in regard to the game that gets people out of their homes to chase Pokemon in real life, it's been a mostly positive experience for game users. About Pokemon Go [...]

Reaching Outside of Your Sphere – New Marketing

By |2023-03-04T00:13:17+00:00July 19th, 2016|Recent|

It simply is not possible to move a business forward in today's digital landscape without linking yourself to all of the most widely used Applications and social media outlets. However, a new business or one that is just now opening the doors to such opportunities can find it to be a real struggle when it [...]

An Insider’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan

By |2023-03-04T00:13:17+00:00June 9th, 2016|Business, Recent|

Are you interested in starting a business? Do you have a product or service that you would like to sell? The first step towards starting a successful business is writing a business plan. A well-crafted business is a critical step towards securing the funds to start your business and keeping your company on the road to [...]

Writing a Social Media Marketing Plan

By |2023-03-04T00:13:17+00:00June 1st, 2016|Recent, Social Media|

The majority of marketers launched their social media programs because they believe that they need to and then scramble themselves in order to understand how it will be managed and how they will make it work. Unfortunately, many of them do this with no single marketing goal in mind or writing a social media marketing [...]

A New Batch Of Social Networking Sites To Shake Up The Day

By |2023-03-04T00:13:17+00:00April 27th, 2016|Recent|

The future of the web certain looks to be headed in a social direction and our hometown of Bellevue, WA is becoming all to familiar with them.. These days, people go online to view videos and to interact with one another in ways that can't be matched by commenting on blogs or posting in forums. [...]

Using Quizzes to Boost Your Search and Social Marketing

By |2023-03-04T00:13:17+00:00January 6th, 2016|Recent|

Want to Make a Splash on Social Media? The Top Seven Tips for Using Quizzes to Boost Your Appeal and Reach Do you work in content marketing? Are you a social media manager for a company? In this new year are you looking for new and creative ways to boost your reach on social media [...]

Is your site ready for another Penguin Update?

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00November 26th, 2015|Recent, SEO|

The first Google Penguin algorithm update was unveiled in early 2012. The update represented Google's first attempt to filter out strategies to manipulate its search engine results. Today, Google continues to tweak and update the Penguin algorithm to better refine search engine results for it's users. The next Penguin algorithm is set to deploy before [...]

Five Ways to Get Your Customers to Listen

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00October 6th, 2015|Recent|

Customers are the most important parts of a business because they are the ones who make sales and prosperity increase. A business that wants to increase its sales numbers and customer numbers will want to first give people reasons to stop and shop. The key is to get customers to listen. If people hear a [...]

Google Search Results Now Include Tweets From Twitter

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00August 24th, 2015|Recent|

Earlier in May this year Google announced on their blog that they would begin integrating tweets into their mobile search results. Now, that same feature is being rolled out introduced to desktop search results as well. Searching for names, topics, or the titles of businesses will now bring up search results that include tweets made [...]

Server Codes

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00August 5th, 2015|Recent, SEO|

Whenever someone visits your website or a Googlebot crawls one of your webpages, a request is received by your server and it responds to the request with an HTTP status code. The status code provides web crawlers with information about the status of the request as well details about your website and the page requested. [...]

Google Plus Demographics

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00August 3rd, 2015|Recent|

Many companies today are struggling with the decision of whether or not to use Google Plus for business marketing. Yes, the social network is connected with the giant Google, which seems to control practically everything these days. And yes, there are many, many users who have Google Plus profiles. But how valuable is using Google [...]

Promote Yourself to Business Success

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Recent|

Entrepreneurs are under a lot of pressure to succeed and are often under-appreciated. They put in lots of hard work, they care about the company, they have good ideas, they make sacrifices- and yet at times it seems that the business and those involved don't recognize their efforts. The key to success as an Entrepreneur is [...]

Every Brand Has a Story – Tips to Supercharge Your Sales

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00July 16th, 2015|Recent|

When it comes to sales, many people underestimate the power of branding. Often it is not an individual product that sticks in a customer's mind- it is a brand. Brands are what people see and remember from ads, and brands are what have personality and character. A brand is a visible sign of the company, [...]

A Click Can Mean So Much, But It Does Not Mean Rankings

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00July 7th, 2015|Recent|

Click through rates (CTRs) have been a big debate in determining how easy a company is ranked in search engines. With the recent debate about CTRs not being a factor can raise a few eyebrows. Google’s search algorithms change hundreds of times per year; is this a new debate to question how one’s company should [...]

7 Keys to Marketing Successs Every Business Should Follow

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Recent|

The cornerstone of any successful business is its marketing. While things like a quality product and customer service are certainly important, marketing is what gives business owners the ability to reach customers in the first place. Marketing alone can determine whether a company succeeds or fails. With that in mind, below are seven keys to [...]

Mobile and Panda in 2015… oh my!

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00June 26th, 2015|Recent|

Ever since Google's Panda first "broke" the internet in 2011, the Google search engine algorithm has continued to make waves. With an initial goal to improve search engine results by filtering out low value websites, Panda met its mark nearly instantly, affecting an estimated 12 percent of all website listings and even earning itself a [...]

A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words: Data Visualization for Content Marketing

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00June 14th, 2015|Recent|

Modern people are fact hounds. We love collecting interesting data, and we trust hard numbers above all in a world filled with hyperbole. Data visualization makes data easy to access by turning data into an easily comprehended graphic. It is a valuable tool that should be a part of every content marketing strategy. Why does [...]

Mobile Marketing is Like Dating

By |2023-03-04T00:13:18+00:00June 11th, 2015|Recent|

It's not every day you hear mobile marketing strategies compared to dating. Yet there's almost no better metaphor to illustrate the practices and mindsets that, when implemented, can help successfully boost your mobile presence. After all, you're looking to build long-term, committed relationships with your cliental. Why not take a leaf out of dating lingo? [...]

Social Media as a Publicity Engine and Distribution Channel

By |2023-03-04T00:13:19+00:00July 10th, 2014|Recent|

Social media is no longer a luxury for business in any industry. In order for a company to have a chance at viability in the coming years, it must have a social media presence that is both targeted and effective. Social media of all kinds has become the new word-of-mouth, and it is perhaps the [...]

U.S. Adults Spend 11 Hours Per Day With Digital Media

By |2023-03-04T00:13:19+00:00June 16th, 2014|Recent|

The fact that we spend a lot of time with digital media is not surprising, but the amount of time the average American spends with them is. On average, the typical American spends 11 hours per day with electronic media. Since most people are only awake for about 16 hours per day, we spend a [...]

Setting up a New Business: Licenses and Permits

By |2023-03-04T00:13:19+00:00January 5th, 2014|Recent|

If your business is involved in activities supervised and regulated by a federal agency – such as selling alcohol, firearms, commercial fishing, etc. – then you may need to obtain a federal license or permit such as:[membership level="0"] [/membership] Agriculture Alcoholic Beverages Aviation Fish and Wildlife Commercial Fisheries Maritime Transportation Mining and Drilling [...]

The Story of the Website

By |2023-03-04T00:13:42+00:00April 30th, 2006|Featured, Recent|

The Starbucks Breakfast Sandwich In January of 2008, I was gainfully employed with one of the many technology corporations based in Redmond, WA (No it wasn't Microsoft). It was Concur Technologies, an expense management software company (you've probably used them while booking your business trip and/or filed your expenses). As you know, while working at companies [...]