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Google Making Changes to AdWords Agency Support

Published On: Nov 27, 2010 9:19 pm

Google AdWords sent out emails to select agency customers explaining that a change will be happening to their AdWords service and support. The email detailed an “Enhanced Agency Service Model” which will be happening, effective January 1, 2010. Google will restructuring their AdWords support for agencies. Some agencies will be losing their dedicated representatives. And… read more

10 Link Building tips for Blogs

Published On: Nov 19, 2010 6:46 pm

OK, so it is actually 14 (ten just sounds so nice). Actually, our friends over at SEOmoz have complied a list of tips for link building for personal bloggers. These guys know their stuff and I strongly recommend their SEO tools for anyone seriously considering working in the wonderful world of SEO. This applies to… read more

A Brief Presentation on Drupal Install Profiles

Published On: Nov 11, 2010 12:15 pm

I recently gave a presentation about “Install Profiles” in Drupal 6 and 7 at the monthly Broward County, FL Drupal Users Group. Here at SoFla Web Studio, we use Install Profiles along with Drush Make to assist in speeding up development times, and also to automate as many repeatable steps as we can. This allows… read more

We Are Hiring! – Looking for a Drupal Developer

Published On: Oct 15, 2010 9:16 am

Drupal Developer/Site Implementer/Designer (Hollywood, FL) Local Web Studio close to I-95 and Hollywood Blvd. is looking for a Drupal Developer/Site Implementer. We have a current opening for a talented individual with direct Drupal experience. Qualified candidates will have experience deploying Drupal websites with any or all of the following. Experience with: – deploying Drupal website… read more

Upsell to your existing customers – post-order communications

Published On: Oct 9, 2010 10:35 am

I find it interesting how many missed opportunities happen with online businesses. The reasons vary greatly for this by client, budget, etc… But it is especially apparent on those businesses and organizations that have marketing budgets but have been slow to adapt to the web, or sometimes, just “don’t get it”. Post-order communication is such… read more

Hire a Pro – good advice for web designers and most contractors in general

Published On: Oct 4, 2010 8:08 pm

I came across a great article in USA Today (in their fantastic Ipad app BTW), that discusses Small Business owners and their tech needs. While the majority of this discussion is related to typical IT services like networking, PC maintenance, server administration, etc… They do touch on social media (online marketing) and other ‘Tech’ services…. read more

Twitter upgrade – embedding rich media or preparing to serve ads?

Published On: Sep 15, 2010 1:50 pm

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, Twitter unveiled an upgrade to their website and service which now shows embedded video and photos in a dual-panel layout. While Twitter CEO Evan Williams says “78 percent of active users have used in the last 30 days.”, the power users mostly use 3rd party applications to manage their… read more

How will Google Instant Search Effect SEO?

Published On: Sep 8, 2010 2:33 pm

With Google’s announcement today that they are implementing Instant Search on their desktop search, we have to wonder how this new feature will effect all of our hard earned SEO efforts. Google Instant Search now shows results as you type your search query. It is a great new feature and should save all of us… read more

Google Webmaster Tools helping you find problems with your website

Published On: Sep 6, 2010 4:55 pm

Last Friday, Google announced, on the Webmaster Central Blog, that they have a new way of alerting webmasters about specific messages concerning their websites. What were formally called “sitenotice messages” are now referred to as alerts and will be prominently featured in the message center in your webmaster tools. Not using webmaster tools? Well head… read more

Standard Banner Sizes – IAB Ad Unit Guidelines

Published On: Aug 29, 2010 12:25 pm

Just to make things easier for all of us, we are posting a quick reference to standard ad unit sizes. We are asked quite frequently about this and of course since a picture is worth a thousand words it will be much easier to refer our clients to this than to find a new website… read more

Net Neutrality – we should all be concerned

Published On: Aug 23, 2010 9:37 am

I have been reading quite a bit about Net Neutrality over the past several years. Obviously, because of the industry I am in, this is of great concern to me. However, it seems that the general public should be very concerned also. The importance of the Internet in all of our daily lives is unprecedented… read more

South Florida Web Design – Competition heats up

Published On: Aug 17, 2010 1:27 pm

Several months ago, while driving to lunch, I spotted a sign near a warehouse area here in Hollywood Florida. It was one of these small signs that usually get posted illegally near a highway off-ramp and generally promote some of the following: Buy your old home Help you clean your credit Buy a new mattress… read more