8 Quick Tips for Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

linkedin optimization tipsLinkedIn is a social media platform that professionals use to expand their contact networks, advance their careers and launch new business endeavors. Your LinkedIn profile is extremely important because it is the first impression you make on people who could help your business or your career. That is why it is critically important to write a great LinkedIn summary that will make people want to know more about you and become part of your network. Continue reading “8 Quick Tips for Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile”

What is the Future of SERP Tracking?

Faced with the dilemma of complying with Google’s terms of services or continuing to provide Internet marketers and website owners with keyword ranking data, Raven Tools chooses not to allow their subscribers to track SERPS any more.

So, it looks like Raven users will either have to find a new rank tracking tool or find new ways to track the effects that rankings have on a website’s traffic volumes. Either that, or just go out to find another tool that will continue to provide ranking reports instead. Continue reading “What is the Future of SERP Tracking?”

Help! My Google Voice Number Still Works, But Is No Longer Associated With My Google Apps Email Address.

Solved! See bottom of post for an update!

It seems that my Google Voice number (262) 204-7265 is no longer accessible from my Google Apps account: [email protected]

I originally set up my Google Voice number to be associated with my Google Apps account. I had recently deleted that email address in order to turn it into an alias of Continue reading “Help! My Google Voice Number Still Works, But Is No Longer Associated With My Google Apps Email Address.”

My Experience With Google Reconsideration Requests and Disavow Lists. Need Your Advice.

Black Friday truly is Thanksgiving’s annual after-party, but this year, for my Black Friday Ads website, it is an organic search nightmare.

Last year, I leveraged the Black Friday fever and made over $20,000 in the month of November by posting leaked Thanksgiving circulars on my site: thanksgivingblackfridayads.com (TBFA). Continue reading “My Experience With Google Reconsideration Requests and Disavow Lists. Need Your Advice.”

Social Media in the Workplace – Are You In or Out?

Social media in the workplace – in or out? If your first thoughts are visions of your employees wasting the day away playing games on Facebook or making their evening plans with friends on Twitter, it may benefit you to take a second look at what social media can do for you, your employees and your company these days. From solving tough problems to boosting productivity, the benefits of social media in the workplace far outweigh the time wasting fears that may be holding many business owners and employers back from utilizing these powerful tools.
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“Tech Milwaukee” ~ An Initiative of the School Factory and Orion Group

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on the Tech Milwaukee initiative with James Carlson of the School Factory.

Tech Milwaukee is a diverse group of meetups and meetup organizers who love technology. As the website states, “It’s nothing fancy or overly official.” It’s an initiative that gives a glimpse into the vibrant Web, tech, hacker and maker community in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Orion Group is looking to become the founding sponsor of this joint effort between the School Factory, Bucketworks, and the Milwaukee area technology community. Tech Milwaukee will help the tech community in Milwaukee by making it easier for the meetup and conference organizers to run their meetings by providing them with food and drinks during their meetups and free space in which to conduct their meetings.

In the Memorandum of Agreement between Orion Group and School Factory, it is stated, “A desired result of this program is for the Milwaukee tech community leaders and influencers to realize that Bucketworks fosters a collaborative learning and working environment and is a viable location to host monthly meetups and annual unconferences.”

Our goal is for Bucketworks to be established as the homebase for the tech community in Milwaukee, which is made up of the various technology-related meetup groups that meet at Bucketworks, for instance, Web414, Milwaukee WordPress Meetup, HTML5 Meetup, DC414, WordCamp, BarCamp and many more.

So, be sure to check out the new (still in alpha testing) techmilwaukee.com website and let me know what you think in the comments area of this blog post here.