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Enable Technology rocks local SEO for San Francisco small business

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Enable Technology has provided website, social media and SEO services for Mighty Pilates in San Francisco for the past 18 months.  Being in a highly competitive market, a local search engine optimization (local SEO) strategy is crucial for the studio
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Adding Fresh Content To Your Small Business Website is a Must!

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Let's discuss a few reasons why you should keep content on your small business website fresh. Learn why fresh,  high quality and SEO optimized content is of great benefit to your online business. Fresh content means higher Search Engine rankings: We ...
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Google Freshness - Quick vs. Quality

Posted by on in Social Siite Tools
On November 3, 2011 Google announced an update that could apparently impact up to 35% of the queries that are run through the site in an effort to bring the user the most current content for a search request. The "Freshness Update" impact remains to...
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10 things customers could love about your mobile website.

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As smart phone and portable pad device use continues its rapid rate of adoption, the need for user friendly mobile websites is also greater than ever.  Web browsing is increasing on smaller screen devices and many of the beautiful web pages we have a
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SMART Goals can be dumb

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It never fails.  In the early stage of any project management initiative; the team starts by articulating the goals and objectives they are trying to achieve and someone will remind us all that we need to make sure our goals are SMART. &nbs...
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Lastpass.com syncs passwords, form data, notes and more on your browser and phone

Posted by on in Business and Technology
Too many passwords?  Its only going to get worse. My 9 year old already has over a 5 website accounts to log into; so its not surprising that most of us have dozens if not hundreds to keep track of.  Unfortunately,  many people break r...
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UPDATE: Building an online directory from a spreadsheet

Posted by on in Business and Technology
I wrote about a cool tool provided by the brains at MIT which allows you to create dynamic navigation of data from a variety of sources, including via a Google spreadsheet.  You can read the details about the project and what it does in my earlier po...
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Quick method to 'secure' a link with a password

Posted by on in Small/Medium Business Technology
Use a password to 'secure' content quickly and easily. At some point you may share a web page,  blog post, document, video, image or other internet content  but you want to apply some 'soft security'.    For example, you draft a description of a new
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Something Old is Sometimes New - Exhibit provides easy web filter and navigation for your data

Posted by on in Business and Technology
While recently searching for some creativity regarding how to display the contents of a spreadsheet online, I found a potential solution in an open source project that was new to me...but clearly has an impressive history. SIMILE is a joint project ...
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ReviewSNAP - review

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44% of managers don't complete reviews on time and 45% of employees feel managers don't communicate with them regarding performance throughout the year - according to a survey done by ReviewSNAP.  I find this difficult to believe as i would have pred
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I suck at smalltalk - am I doomed at blogging and tweeting?

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I suck at small talk, so will that mean I can’t make it as a blogger? In both I struggle to select topics, find my voice and know my niche.  I am presently tying to 'practice' by using Twitter  (maybe if I can manage to say something in 140 charac...
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Drobo - One cool way to store your files at home

Posted by on in Home Tech
What's a "Drobo"?  Its a data storage robot -  kinda.  No, it doesn't make your coffee or vacuum, but it does intelligently keep track of your disk storage space without you having to think about it much.  Data Robotics makes the Drobo, and they aren
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Finally - Something useful for Facebook Fan Page admins

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Facebook Fan Pages - Everyone needs one (and your not supposed to make a fake Facebook account to represent your company, organization or group - so a fan page is the Facebook page your obligated to create).  But they seem to be a secondary priority ...
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Simple Digital Signage for Retail and More

Posted by on in Business and Technology
Digital signs are now commonplace; with displays popping ads at you in Walmart or even at the local gas pump.  While some of these attempts have a fad feel to them, likely to fade away - there is an effective place for them given a captured audience ...
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Look who's talking - Creating an effective IT project agreement

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It is no secret that projects often struggle to get completed on time and within budget.  It is also no surprise that one of the primary contributing factors to this issue is poor communications. While this is true of projects in any field, IT proje...
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10 reasons organizations should consider open source alternatives for enterprise software

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It is no surprise that open source software offerings have become common place in the past several years. Open source software generally means that access to the source code and rights to use the software products are free. You are likely familiar ...
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Owning your data is like owning an auto. A short lesson in IT risk management.

Posted by on in Business and Technology
For organizations needing to understand how to increase their ownership of data security and compliance; a wise first step is to identify risk.  I have found "risk" questions to be difficult for IT folks to ask in business terms, and it is even more ...
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starting a wiki in an "old school" company

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Sure, Enterprise 2.0 was coined by Andrew McAfee way back in 2006, so maybe I should have gotten a taste for it well before now.  Then again, maybe I'm not the only one who is starting to give this some serious consideration? Enterprise 2.0 is the a
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Recovering Photos from Digital Camera Memory Card

Posted by on in Home Tech
If you like me, you may take hundreds of digital photos before you take the few simple steps needed to pull them off the card and save them.  Its only a matter of time before you experience the dreaded feeling of exploring the card to see a bunch of ...
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2009 IT Security Hall of Shame

Posted by on in IT Management - Keeping IT Secure
2009 data breach hall of shame. http://ping.fm/F1SIk2 web postings of confidential data, lost hard drive, 32M passwords and 130M credit cards taken. Are you and your employees aware of the risks? "Let's be careful out there"
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