How to Protect Your Images

How to Protect Your Images

Do you need to place a watermark on your images?  The you will love the ease and simplicity of uMark by Uconomix. If you are already using GIMP and Adobe Photoshop, then uMark is not for you as it does not offer any additional functionality. Why might you want to place a watermark on your images?  You would if you wanted to protect them.  Umark makes it difficult for someone Continue reading

Don’t Miss This Update on Google’s Search Engine

Don’t Miss This Update on Google’s Search Engine

As you may know, Google is currently the largest search engine.  Roughly 70 percent of traffic sent to your website is by Google.     Google’s recent change in the way search results are gathered and displayed has caused quite an uproar .  The first updates began with Panda and Penguin, with Hummingbird being the most recent.  They have actually been rolling updates out Continue reading

An Information Product Works Wonders

An Information Product Works Wonders

I used to believe that to be an expert in a subject meant that I had to know all that there is to know about that subject.   Not any more.  Now I know that being an expert means that I know more than the average person does. Armed with that fact, I felt free to select a topic that was fun and interesting to me when I decided to create my first information product.   Like many people, I did not have a clue on what Continue reading

Why I Care About Meta Descriptions

Why I Care About Meta Descriptions

I have had a few folks ask questions about my previous post on SEO Basics and I promised that I would cover using meta desciptions for SEO in more detail today. First, a friendly disclaimer: I am NOT an expert in this area--I am still learning. Your meta description, on the most basic level, is simply a short summary of what your web page is about and writing one is as easy as writing a compelling sentence or Continue reading

Basic SEO

Basic SEO

While Google’s new Penguin and Panda algorithms are not perfect, they seem to have been responsible for major Google internet search result cleanup. Unless the site that you are looking for has dealt with a shady SEO company, you will no longer turn up “garbage” results filled with gibberish or porn/gambling links. Nor will you find page after page of poorly-disguised affiliate blogs built Continue reading

Tip for Creating Juicy and Useful Posts

Tip for Creating Juicy and Useful Posts

A big challenge bloggers have is creating fresh content consistently.  You were probably motivated to start a blog because you wanted to write about things that interest your audience:  addressing their cares, useful tips, fill information gaps or entertaining stories.  Believe it or not, there is no need to stress over creating brand new material all the time. Continue reading

4 Simple Steps to Optimize Your Blog Images

4 Simple Steps to Optimize Your Blog Images

Are you optimizing the images on your blog?  .   Visually, an image that is not optimized and an image that is optimized look exactly alike on the surface.  If you  look at the HTML behind the images, you will find that they look drastically different.     Optimate Your Images with the following four steps: 1. Make sure your blog Continue reading