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    A Search Engine Optimization White Paper

    Before I was made the Vice President of Client Services for our company I served as the Senior Web Consultant. That was no accident; begin part of the “boomer” generation makes me pretty senior. I have also been in the internet business from the beginning and have developed some pretty strong opinions along the way. Here is a white paper I prepared for the Clients of Web Teks around the beginning of 2008. While a lot of it reads like a commercial, it is based on some lessons learned along the way. It is my hope you will gain a better perspective on Search Engine Marketing by engaging this White…

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    Gerald Ford

    On December 26, 2006, Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States died in Rancho Mirage, CA. The next day I received an email from a reporter from the Winter Haven News Chief who found out I had an occasion to meet President Ford when I was a reporter in central Florida.  After a very nice phone interview, this is what appeared in the paper. Former Polk Radio News Reporter Interviewed Ford In 1980sBy Diane NicholsNews Chief staff It was only a sliver of time that took place decades ago, yet Tom Anthony, a former Polk County news reporter for radio station WQPD-AM in Lakeland, remembers those minutes well.…

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    iTunes U and the opposite Podcast

    I have been listening to lots and lots of podcasts on iTunes. Most of them pure crap – but some very worthwhile material is available. Head and shoulders above the pack for my taste are three files I found on iTunes U featuring Author Thomas L. Friedman. First if you have not purchased the book “The World Is Flat” you are really missing the picture of how and why the world is transforming into a global economy. Do a power search for Friedman and you’ll find those files and a great talk about his new book, Green is the new Red White and Blue. This is Very worthwhile material. Second,…

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    Social Networks: useful or enormous Waste of Time?

    It’s been a bit of a roller coaster researching social networks. The process is the same for most of them. It’s a free account, and after you set it up you write a little profile. One of mine says it fairly succinctly: I am on a professional mission to question all things related to the business of the Internet and to the best of my ability explain it in plain language to anyone interested. I kind of feel like Movie Critic Richard Roper – one of the guys on the TV show At The Movies. Sometimes he comments on how the movie he was reviewing was so bad it was…

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