Google’s Just Being Social

Over the last year Google has been making a lot of changes. Most of these are moving away from it’s link-based origins. As a SEO Guy I’ve seen, cataloged, understood and adapted to these changes, but this is not enough when planning for the future of website optimization. It is necessary to understand where Google…

Will Google Save Journalism?

For centuries the world of Journalism had developed into a profession that required a Journalist to organize information gathered from researched sources and place it in a container of prose palatable to the masses. It had the implication of integrity and skill that inspired public trust. It was the channel people relied on to understand…

Google Analytics Not Provided

A new parameter has shown up in my Google Analytics as of October 14th. It shows up instead of a keyphrase, says (not provided) and I’ve spent a few days trying to figure out what it is. What’s different? I had to figure out what circumstances would cause a user visit to be different. Since (not…

The Difference Between Rel=Author and Rel=Me

Google has introduced a new way to identify authors on the internet. They want you to put a link with the rel=”author” attribute in it. Wait no, they want the rel=”me” tag. Oh, they want both…or is it the rel=”publisher” attribute. Which is it then? I don’t know, let me go check… <rummage>… <crash>… wait,…

Rice Museum

We visited the Rice Museum with a free pass from our library today. It wasn’t what we expected at all. In the past I have visited the geology exhibits of museums in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Grand Canyon and many other rather impressive collections. This is by far the best Geology Museum Collection…

Neenach Volcano

I enjoy looking at Google earth and just about any other map I can get a hold of. Maps have always fascinated me and new technology is only helping support my habit. What gets me talking about this today is a venture I took looking for the missing half of a Volcano. What? You heard…

Organic

I have been seeing and hearing this word being used more and more. It is proudly displayed on produce, food products, clothing, fuel, pesticides as well as a descriptive term to differentiate products of the same type. It is seen too often and is improperly used and I want it to stop. Another rant? Yes,…

Fore, and how to write a Nine.

I have a problem with the number four. I’m not sure if it’s me or our messed up language. I will often write the number 9 and people will ask me if it’s a 4, even when I have also written a number four with it. Why the problem? Look to the right. There is…

Dry.

Ever have a dry moment? Where inspiration and creativity fail you? My problem is that I feel inspired, but my creativity is in the shop. So the motivation is there to schedule the assembly hall create advertizements (flyers, radio, etc.) and get a whole bunch of folks together for an grand speech from me. No…

Manager Mom

ManagerMom.net

A friend from church asked me if I could build a site for her. She owned managermom.net and wanted to have a few static pages. Then she said she wanted multiple streams of consciousness on a few different topics. So, I created a static site with embedded Blogger blogs.