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Basics of Caribbean Stud Poker

Ten years ago you couldn’t find a Caribbean Stud Poker table in any casino in the USA . Nowadays, virtually every major casino has at least one Caribbean Stud Poker table and in fact, most casinos have 2 or more tables. What led to its explosive growth? First, it’s based on the All-American game of…

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Email This Preferred To Social Bookmarking

According to Forrester Consulting, more use email to share information than social bookmarking sites. In fact, women will often SMS a site they have found. The study was performed for social button site ShareThis. From the results, one of the best buttons you can have on your site is an ‘Email This’ button with the pages…

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Search Engine Rankings – Should We Worry About Them?

For professional SEO consultants, search engine rankings are just one way of measuring success. Several sites that provide tools to report search engine rankings suddenly found their software no longer working. The reason, they breach Google’s guidelines and, according to Google, take a lot of bandwidth? Most web owners and SEO consultants got by without…

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New Guidelines For Google Maps

Business listings on Google Maps has become a little easier in that you have some precise guidelines to follow. For some businesses, Google will be getting tougher. Google’s guidelines are straightforward. If you have a business that has multiple streams, you can only register it once. Likewise, although you may service a very broad area,…

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Customer Experience Can Affect Your Reputation Management

You may read that headline and think – ‘tell me something new!’. However, when we discuss customer service it almost always involves the act of selling, paying, receiving and follow up; we never discuss the process of selling, paying, receiving and follow up. A recent study showed that 41% of adults will click away to…

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Web Analytics – What Stats Are Important

It is important to know how your web site is doing, however, the language of web stats can be confusing with many technical terms used to describe simple data. Analytics is the art of studying these statistics. Analytic software is used to collect the statistics. If we cut through the chaff, what stats are important?…

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First Content, Then Images, Now Audio and Video

Search engines stated life by indexing pages of written content. They moved on then to indexing images, a well used feature. Now it’s time for video. Google Labs are now displaying political videos that have been indexed for key terms. Select a video, enter a search term and jump through the video to that search…

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If You Can’t Compete – Don’t

There are times, particularly for new web sites, when you simply cannot outrank your competitors, at least not in the short term. Perhaps over a year or two you may become competitive, however, as you work to try and outrank them, they will be working to maintain their position. My headline may be a little…

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How Does Your Web Design Handle Your URLs

URLs are the talk of the web at present. What sort of URLs are you generating with your content, static or dynamic? Do you know the difference? A static URL is one that generally ends with a .htm or .html. A dynamic URL is one that often ends with symbols and numbers, very much like…

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Let The Search Engines Answer Your Questions

If you have a question relating to your site and optimizing it for the search rankings, one place you could consider looking for answers is within the search engines themselves. Google Webmaster Central Blog occasionally publishers information based on the questions asked by webmasters. I say occasionally. Google will publish one or two and they go…

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