The Real Reason Google Dropped Authorship in SERPs

barry schwartzIf you have been watching the search results from Google over the past few months, you may have noticed a somewhat surprising change. Early this year you would often have seen a small picture of the author under any article in the list. Very rapidly, if you knew that author, you would know whether the article was likely to be useful. Continue reading

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Are you too intelligent to be wrong

thinkerIntelligence is always seen as a positive attribute. In a team game selection, it is often the more intelligent players who are selected first.  Most of us would like to be thought as highly intelligent by our friends and colleagues. What could possibly be wrong with that attitude?

 

Well not everyone agrees.  Here are just two opposing views but there are many more: Continue reading

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Security at all costs, but…

One of the most surprising incidents in recent days was that Transport Canada ordered a Toronto-to-Sao Paulo flight to backtrack to Pearson about four hours after its midnight departure. The Air Canada flight’s U-turn after a security breach puzzled the experts. By 6:30 a.m., police in Toronto apprehended the passenger. He was released after authorities determined there was “no criminality involved.” Continue reading

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Live Chat Customer Service

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Call center live chat services are necessary for every business that wishes to interact directly with their customers. Customers want to have an immediate way to communicate with companies, and live chat is often the best way to help them do this. Following each of the steps below allows businesses to have meaningful and satisfying interactions with their customers. Continue reading

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing A Cloud Platform

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Cloud networking is currently taking the world by storm, but what should you be looking for in your coverage? How can you be sure you’re getting the best deal before you sign with a new company? If you’re interested in finding a good provider and making the most out of cloud, here are just a few things to keep in mind. Continue reading

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Time Keeping the modern way

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For every business that has employees coming in to work everyday, there must be a management system to take account of the hours that the employees have worked. In order to keep accurate measure of the number of hours that each employee has worked, it is best to use a computerized system that is always running. Eliminating the need for physical time clocks allows employees to sit down at their desk and clock-in there while they can also clock-out from their desk and head home.

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Are We There Yet

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Keeping everyone entertained on a long car trip can be difficult. Not everyone is going to be able to read a book or fall asleep while the car is in motion. The good news is that you can put a DVD player in your car that can play movies or video games to give your back-seat passengers something to do while on the road. Continue reading

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Backup Your Digital Assets

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Ensuring your assets are protected against all risks is a prudent approach. In some ways that was easier when most assets were physical. Protecting against fire and theft has been practiced over the decades and refined methods can ensure such protection has adequate reliability at affordable costs.

When it comes to digital assets, technology is advancing rapidly and what was best practice a few years ago may well have been superseded by improved devices and processes. Given backup is a critical function, it is not surprising that there are almost an embarrassment of choices. Continue reading

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Three Critical Items To Get Right On Your Ecommerce Website

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After last year’s holiday season, researchers learned many interesting facts about what makes a good ecommerce site. They found that what was commonly believed about customer online shopping, such as what kept them from buying or what encouraged them to purchase were not the reasons that customers reported in past years. These three tips can encourage customers to not only visit a company website, but convert them to customers.

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