Archives for April 2009

Looks Like the USA is Leading the Way in Small Business Recovery

My first thought when I saw that the a href=”http://www.sba.gov/recovery/” target=”_blank”>American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) included specific provisions for support for small business, including start-ups, was “This recession is serious”. Because while I know that governments talk about how important, how valuable small business is, I do get the impression that […]

Welcome Back, Blogger – We Think

G’day all! What do you mean, g’day all? Where’ve you been? Haven’t seen you round here for a couple of weeks, at least. Erm, I’ve been doing some social networking. Social networking? Yes, on Twitter. On Twitter? So blogging doesn’t count anymore for social networking? And anyway, what do you think we are, your loyal […]

Your Own Industry Magazine from Your Home Office

When it comes to publishing magazines, whether in offline, “dead tree” format or online, my friend Larry Genkin knows his oats. Which stands to reason, given that he has worked with over 125 publications, including USAToday, BusinessWeek, Forbes, FastCompany, and Inc. Now Larry is sharing his knowledge with those of us to whom the idea […]

SEO Saturday: Hyphens in URLs Beat Underscores

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is something I keep reminding myself I need to learn more about. I’ve got some of it worked out and have found invaluable the free, downloadable guide Google released some time ago – Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide. But to improve my knowledge and hopefully the findability of my […]

Comment Spammers Have Turned “Nice Post” into a Spam Alert

One of the things that I dislike most about comment spammers is that they take otherwise useful or pleasing phrases and make them part of their spam comments. For instance, “Nice post.” It’s not that I don’t like friendly, complimentary comments. It’s just that, more often than not, that phrase at the beginning of a […]