The Rising Price Of Search Engine Optimization

The rising price of search engine optimization SEO

If you’re a small business or law firm with a website, you probably have a vague understanding of “search engine optimization” (SEO), the process that is supposed to cause your site to rank high in Google searches. SEO is constantly changing as Google adjusts its search algorithms and competition for those high search result spots becomes more fierce. […] continued

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Windows 7 Tips For Power Searches

Windows 7 Tips For Power Searches

 

Previously:
Windows 7 Search
More About Windows 7 Search

Windows 7 Searches – Small Business
Windows 7 Searches – Libraries
Windows 7 Searches – Search Techniques


SUMMARY: Once you have some experience with Windows 7 searches, Mark Minasi has some tips for power users here.


Old Windows XP computers are falling over left and right, meaning every day people are being exposed to Windows 7 for the first time. […] continued

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Not All Google Search Results Are Equal

Eli Pariser – Online searches and filter bubbles – TED

Eli Pariser gave a fascinating talk at TED this year with some new information about online searches. It’s well worth nine minutes of your time. Here’s the link to the video if it doesn’t appear above.

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook – all of them are working very hard to show you things that are precisely designed for you. […] continued

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Why Did Samsung Turn Off The Windows 7 Search Service On The Series 9?

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Previously:
Enable Outlook 2010 Search And Indexing On Windows 7

I love my new Samsung Series 9 laptop even more now that I have finally put to rest the arcane issue that I described here.  I’ll put down some geeky details for people who might stumble on this in a Google search. […] continued

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Enable Outlook 2010 Search And Indexing On Windows 7

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I fixed a problem today with Outlook 2010 that has never come up before and won’t have any relevance to any of you. This description may help someone who finds it in a Google search – and it will serve as yet another illustration of how our lives are getting more complicated, not less, as time goes on. […] continued

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The Dark Side Of Search Engine Optimization

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Previously:
Google Spam
Google Spam – Google Responds

If you are interested in Search Engine Optimization and the business of running web sites, the New York Times has published a must-read article, “The Dirty Little Secrets Of Search.” The paper launched an investigation to discover why JC Penney was ranking number one in Google search results for dozens of words or phrases – “dresses,” “bedding,” “area rugs,” and many more. […] continued

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Outlook Search Folders

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Previously:
Searching All Mail In Outlook
Search Tools In Outlook 2010

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Vivian Manning, IT Manager at Ontario law firm Burgar Rowe. In her blog, Small City Law Firm Tech, she’s writing articles stuffed with practical information about the programs you use every day – for anyone using a computer to get a job done, not just for lawyers. […] continued

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Google Spam – Google Responds

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Previously: Google Spam

Although there had been many articles about the declining quality of Google search results in the last few weeks, Google finally issued its first official response within eight hours after my post last night. Coincidence? Well, I report, you decide, let’s leave it at that.

Google’s response comes from Matt Cutts, Principal Google Engineer, on Google’s official blog. […] continued

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Google Spam

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Google search results are becoming less useful. Have you noticed?

I started thinking about this last fall, when I noticed that most of the Google alerts coming into my mailbox led to spam sites – sites with no real content other than random snippets vacuumed up from around the web and surrounded by advertising. […] continued

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Search Tools In Outlook 2010

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I keep finding new things to like about Outlook 2010, which got a major overhaul this year and now features the ribbon bars that appeared in the other Office programs in Office 2007.

It’s so easy to overlook things that are right in front of us onscreen! Here’s something that happens out in the open that I had missed. […] continued

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Searching All Mail In Outlook

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One of the most powerful tools you can add to Outlook is a search folder that allows you to search through all of your messages with a single click. I wrote about Michael Linenberger’s suggestion to create an All Mail Search Folder a few months ago. If you haven’t set it up yet, try it now! […] continued

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Google Instant Search

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Google made a simple but profound change to the way that search results are delivered to you from the Google search page. It changes the world in a small but significant way.

You will now get two things while you type:

  • Predictions of what you’re most likely to be looking for, appearing in light grey text in front of the cursor.
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Find Mail Faster With Search Folders

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Both Outlook 2003 and 2007 have an often overlooked feature named Search Folders. Look under the list of mail folders (Inbox / Outbox / Sent Items) and you’ll see a handful of default Search Folders, gathering together all the items that meet some criteria. “Unread mail,” for example, displays all the messages that are unread regardless of what folder contains them. […] continued

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