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“The demise of Google Reader, if logical, is a reminder of how far we’ve come from the cuddly old ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ Google days, in which there was a foreseeably-astonishing delight in the way Google’s evolving design tricks anticipated what users would like.” James Fallows
Google Reader was officially put to rest today…
If you are shocked that Webconsuls is publishing a blog post today, we’re not surprised. There was a time when we published a post every day of the week. A couple of years ago, when the economy started to improve we found that our clients needed our assistance in so many new ways…writing blog posts took a back seat. In fact in 2012 we only published 18 posts. But we tried to stay abreast of SEO and SMO news by using Google Reader.
Today there are a number of news articles about the termination of Google Reader, and we were particularly taken by one article that offered a very informative infographic that is appropriately called The Google Graveyard.
A Google Projects Resting Ground
Elisa Gabbert of WordStream wrote a great post and included this fabulous infographic. Read the infographic carefully, you might learn about the coming demise of other Google products.
Check out our newly remodeled website…
Hope you have enjoyed stopping by today. By the way, last week we updated our website, please stop by and take a look around. Let us know what you think.
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|Staying connected can be exhausting, even with a ThunderShirt!
Are you too busy to stay connected?
It seems we’ve been too busy. The last time we published a post on this blog was June 12, 2012. There…we admit it. Staying connected should be easy in today’s world. We have so many platforms like FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YouTube and GOOGLE+…but the business of working with our clients has had to be our priority over the past few months. We have added some new clients which included new designs, we’ve worked with some clients with mobile website conversions, there are always updates to be done, staying abreast of SEO and SMO news and we are always coaching our clients on blogging and staying connected. But as they say: “The cobbler’s kids have no shoes and the plumber’s house has leaky pipes.”
Guiding new clients…
The other day a client asked about the best way to stay connected. The first rule is really “just do it!” If you want a FACEBOOK page, then remember very few people are going to “like” your page and stay engaged if you don’t take the time to let them know what is new with your business. Some clients want a full briefing about staying connected in the virtual world, including a history of social media.
Copyblogger comes to the rescue…
Today’s RSS feed included a link to Copyblogger’s latest post: A History of Social Media. And Copyblogger said we could share this history with our own readers. So here goes…be prepared it will take you back 41 years!
Like this infographic? Get more content marketing tips from Copyblogger.
What else keeps us busy?
If the infographic didn’t exhaust you and if you are anything like Webconsuls and our team, then there are probably 50 items on your daily “to do” list. New projects are always fun, it gives us a chance to learn more about our clients and the latest technology.
What’s on your “to do” list today?
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Did you know March 8, 2012, is National Proofreading Day? The very fact that there is such day must imply that proofreading is important. Don’t you think? I know Jay Leno’s nightly routine continues to include making fun of proofreading errors. For myself I will tell you that I spend an inordinate amount of time proofreading our clients’ submitted text for their websites, newsletters, blogs, etc. I also spend time reading blogs that deal with text content and the power of good content, as it applies to making a good impression with potential customers and current customers.
You might think when it comes to proofreading that I am only concerned with assisting our own customers. This is not the case. Do you remember when I wrote “Bystander Effects on Broken Blogs and Websites”? Basically I really believe that if you come across a glaring error on someone’s site or blog you should do the right thing – tell them! They will appreciate it. Go ahead “pay it forward”.
We all make mistakes. Our eyes play tricks on us. We can read something so many times that we don’t “see” the mistakes. For that reason, many companies (large and small) have staff that edit and proof text multiple times prior to going to “press.”
So today I want to share with you 15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly. These tips are coming to you by way of Brian Clark at Copyblogger. Believe me when I tell you that almost every day I learn something helpful from the Copyblogger team.
Enjoy and remember to pass this on to others and “pay it forward”.