Google’s Monopolistic Practices

It’s been a while since I said Google is a monopoly and after the changes I’ve seen in the last six months I think it needs to be said again: Google is a Monopoly. Monopoly? Gasp! I know. You’ve all been saying it for years, ever since Google passed the 50% market share at the…

Google Analytics Tracking Code Javascript

I was curious about how the javascript tracking code from Google Analytics that you’re supposed to put at the bottom of your web page. It allows Google to collect information about visitors to your site, but how does the Google tracking code work? Tracking Code Let’s first look at the javascript. This is the code…

Renaming Multiple Files

Ever had a project where you needed to rename multiple files with similar naming conventions? I had a personal project where I was converting multiple images into large PDF files. The list looked similar to this with the numbers 1 through 9 as single digits: ab-01-1.jpgab-01-2.jpgab-01-10.jpgab-01-11.jpgab-02-1.jpgab-02-2-jpg If I selected all the files in Windows Vista…

Schema, Rich Snippets, Microdata & Microformatting

People have been throwing around a lot of words about new ways to mark up data. I’ve seen schema, rich-snippets, micro-data, micro-formatting, micro-tags, rich-markup and many other terms being used interchangeably. Here’s a list of definitions to help you get it straight. Microdata The smallest unit of displayed data. Example: If you have an address:…

Dental SEO

I am now doing SEO for Dental Websites. Here are some of the dental sites I’m working on: 4 Seasons Dental Advanced Family Dentistry Alder Dental Arbor Hills Dental Arbor View Dental Center B.J. Myers DDS & Associates Balcomb & Green, PC Bird Family Dentistry Blue Sky Dental Bruce Burton, DMD Cedar Creek Dental Clark…

Ratings Microformatting

When you do a search for businesses and services online you might have noticed that your search engine has been posting the number of stars along with the results. These are associated wtih very large rating companies like Google Places, Trip Advisor, etc., but you can have that functionality too by adding microformatting to your…

Citing Sources using Schema.org

Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Yandex have all gotten together to support Schema.org. In doing this they have sent a message to the web community telling us how they want the data on our web pages formatted. I discovered that it is not easy to post citations and references. This is a guide on how to…

Google Snubs the UnLogged

I saw the cool zipper on Google today. I played with it, wondered what was on the other side and was delighted it was a search for the inventor of the zipper. Later I needed to do something in a different browser and Google loaded as the default page. Where was my zipper? It was…

Medical Schema & Rich Snippets

Click to see update at bottom. While working on a website for a medical client Google launched symptom search to help you find answers to your medical issues. I wondered how Google would get more obscure symptoms and ailments cataloged in their index to handle searches and thought that Schema might be a solution. Unfortunately…