Unless you’ve just emerged from a week-long sabbatical in the woods with no internet access, you’ve heard about the recent controversy surrounding the Confederate flag. In case you haven’t, I’ll get you up to speed: Kid takes pictures with a Confederate flag. Kid commits a heinous crime. Some people are outraged that said flag is allowed to exist while others are outraged that some want it gone. The controversy provokes knee-jerk reactions from both sides. Personally, I don’t have a dog in this fight.… Read More »

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Running your own business is a lot less like the romanticized portrayal we see in movies and television and a lot more like herding kittens through a burning diesel plant. Unlike every business commercial I’ve ever seen on TV, most entrepreneurs don’t wake up refreshed at the crack of dawn, stroll into a glamorous office with a steaming latte in hand, and proceed to shake hands on a life-changing deal—all before lunch. In the real world, we are juggling cash-flow, client… Read More »

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Links are still a large part of Google’s ranking algorithm and that’s never going to change. What has changed is how those links are built, or more accurately, earned. The days of hiring someone to write a article for $15, then {rewriting|spinning|revising} the shit out of it and submitting it to a few hundred article directories are long over. Between Panda and Penguin, that model has been killed. Highly scalable low quality links just don’t work anymore, and even worse, if Google… Read More »

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You can kiss Facebook’s like box goodbye as of June 23, as the social network is phasing it out in favor of its page plugin. The change was announced in the developers’ documentation for the like box: The new page plugin has a similar functionality and lets you easily embed and promote any Facebook Page on your website without visitors having to leave your site, and while it looks similar, it’s more visually appealing than the old Like Box.

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Developing your brand can be tough, especially when you’re first starting out. You’ve probably heard that it’s a good idea to emulate the people you want to be like, and there is merit to that. Emulating your role models’ actions is a great way to achieve your goals faster and more efficiently, but copying their personality will come off as insincere and inauthentic. You should NEVER do that! If you want to build a brand people will trust, you need to be yourself because… Read More »

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