Importing Images Into Magento Community Edition

I created a new site for a client this week using Magento Community Edition. It’s a highly robust system for handling Ecommerce, but it is not clear how to import images in bulk. Magento GO As I looked for where to import the images I kept finding help files and forum posts talking about System…

Should we get rid of non-profit organizations?

Non Profit Organizations

I keep seeing this “get rid of tax exemptions for Churches and Non-Profits” all over Facebook. Its mostly backlash from the Same Sex Marriage debate. But what of this whole tax-exempt thing? Is it something we need to get rid of? Non-Profit Let’s start by talking about what a non-profit organization is. To make this…

Google hates links.

In the last few years SEO folks have been making the change from “Site Tweaker” to proper marketing people. We’re focusing on design and user experience more than ever before and I’m seeing a move from link filled pages to sparse high quality design. Like Flash? Sadly, yes. Way back in the days of Flash…

Bad News Agencies and Outlets

I’m tired of bad news outlets. They spread misinformation, hate and ignorance. How to spot a possible bad news outlet: Their links are only to their own articles. The links are only to other extremely similar small news outlets (or sister outlets). There are no links to the original source (or the original source is…

Keyword Research – What did you say?

While doing keyword research the other day I came accross an interesting pairing: dentist tree This struck me as an odd thing to look for. Trees are not usually associated with dentists nor can you find dentists on them. So how do we arrive at this? I ran the search and there are a few…

YouPorn – New YouTube Paid Subscriptions

YouTube announced that they are now allowing their publishers to charge subscription fees. This means if you upload videos to YouTube, you can charge people to access them. Pay to see my cat on YouTube? Yeah, I have mixed feelings about it too. I would rather watch a 15 second commercial than spend $5 a…

No Excuses

When I was a kid teachers would often ask me my reasoning for whatever mistake I had made that day. I would then give them the reason asked for only to be cut off by the statement "I don’t want to hear excuses!" Over the course of my life I have heard this statement over…

HTCPCP and Error 418

I was snooping around the internet back in 1998 looking at all the cool stuff and learning about the technology when I read a memo from the IETF. They were introducing a new online protocol: Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol. Being that it was dated April 1st, I guessed it was a prank. Whoop…

Small Business Schema & Microformatting

If you are a small to medium business and you want to rank on Google one of the things you will need is a website. It doesn’t need much on it: Who you are, what you do and where are you at. You can use microformatting from schema.org to mark up your vital statistics on…

Dentist Tree

While doing keyword reasearch I have come across odd key phrases that don’t seem to belong. Most often I discount them as the user searching for something unrelated. While working on a dentist’s site I came across “dentist tree” as a relevant keyphrase. It seems there are new ways people are searching and they are…