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Dave Barnhart
Thought-leader in leveraging social media for small businesses growth, gourmet chef, Typepad Guru.
Interests: my hobbies include gourmet cooking and playing the 5-string banjo.
Recent Activity
While surfing the web yesterday, I read one company's story of how there WordPress website had been hacked. Their description contained this: "To our amazement, we discovered that a common line of malware code had been surreptitiously added to folders... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Business Blogging Pros
Google is not pushing Google+ in order to compete against Facebook. Google has bigger ideas. Google is pushing Google+ because they want to incorporate social metrics in some future iteration of their page rank algorithm. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
We were recently brainstorming with a brand new client. This client provides client-server software in a very narrow and specialized niche that facilitates a significant and mission-critical aspect of their clients' business. While they have been doing a good job... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
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I have a colleague who owns an SEO company, and he spends his days doing what the SEO specialists do. And to make it more interesting, we each have a client in the same field. My client and his are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
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As I talk to business owners about the benefits of blogging I get asked all the usual questions: what platform should I use? What should I write about? Should I have multiple authors? What about guest blogging? etc. There is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
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As I talk to business owners about the benefits of blogging I get asked all the usual questions: what platform should I use? What should I write about? Should I have multiple authors? What about guest blogging? etc. There is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
Dear Merchant: Yes, I've done business with you in the past. I really like your products or services and I don't mind receiving the occasional email from you, but you are beginning to annoy me. You are sending me an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
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I am a ham radio operator (callsign WB7OBG). I keep a radio tuned to a local UHF FM repeater most of the time, and most of us who use it know each other to some extent. Think of it as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
Almost every blogger these days has an eBook available for free download. It would be nice to know how many times that eBook has been downloaded, wouldn't it? Fortunately, Google Analytics provides us with a way.You can create an 'Event'.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
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Further evidence that my gut-feel campaign against using 'sliders' (also called image rotations or slideshows) is on the right track. This is from an excellent website called WhichTestWon.com that performs A/B testing of verious website functions and features. The version... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
Recently Matt Cutts, head of Google's Web Spam Team started a small firestorm by saying this: "Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
One of the frequent complaints I hear is that a YouTube video imbedded in a blog post does not appear in the blog's RSS feed. This is also true for the 'Subscribe via Email' facilities found on most blogs. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Business Blogging Pros
Coming out of the Binary Bunker today to give a class on 'SEO for Mere Mortals'. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Binary Bunker
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When creating a mobile-optimized website, It is important to create the shortest path possible (the leat number of taps) to the content mobile visitors want. Google Analytics allows us to do that, though it is a little laborious. Drill down... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Business Blogging Pros
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Do you have multiple blogs and would like them to all feed into the same RSS feed? That's the position I recently found myself in. I recently decided to narrow the focus of my Business Blogging Pros blog to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Business Blogging Pros
I know this is off topic but bloggers receive spam too. I want to tell you about an anti-spam product I'm now using and having tremendous success with. I receive about 300 spam emails per day. I'm on a Mac.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Business Blogging Pros
The dirty little secret of SEO is that it is not rocket science. We have considerable experience not just getting onto the first page of Google's search results but actually having multiple results there. I call that 'owning the first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Business Blogging Pros
This morning I needed to call a tow truck for my son's car. I knew the name of the towing company and back in the dark ages I would have looked them up in the phone book. Guess what: I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Business Blogging Pros
The WordPress Multi-Site feature has some great advantages if you manage multiple blogs. From a single login and control panel you can manage them all. You have just a single WordPress code base to worry about. (Think about that the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at Business Blogging Pros
Google's keyword tool has been one of the go-to tools in many people's SEO toolbox. For years we've taught every client how to use it as part of our normal client engagement. Now however it's gone and many people are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at Business Blogging Pros
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You are not still logging in with the username 'Admin' are you? One of the most common WordPress attacks is directed at user accounts with the username of 'admin'. Once upon a time the WordPress installation script automatically created an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at Business Blogging Pros
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One of the most common requests I get when creating a client's blog is an event calendar. If you are speaking or appearing at events a calendar is a great way to keep your audience up to date. A calendar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Business Blogging Pros
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How do you combine RSS feeds from two sources? Yahoo Pipes. As some of you know, I'm rebranding the company from Business Blogging Pros to Klaroty Strategic Marketing. I've started a new blog named Engineered For Revenue on the Klaroty... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Business Blogging Pros
My cat is missing. Among the ordinary and extraordinary things I've done, was the creation of a blog that is essentially a 'lost cat' ad. It's been up just 3 days and already if you search for "lost siamese cat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Business Blogging Pros
My sweet little kitty has been missing for over three weeks. I'm hopeful because one of my neighbors believes she has recently spotted him walking along her back fence. We've begun leaving his food and litterbox outside. Out of the past three nights, the litterbox has been used on two... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Binary Bunker
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