Phishing Follies

Phishing season seems to be upon us. My partner’s Hotmail account has been hit with a number of phishing attempts. Some of these phishing attempts are rather elaborate and could easily fool someone who doesn’t know better. The purpose of this post is to hopefully prevent you or your loved ones from falling for two […]

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How to Bury Negative Search Results of Your Name on Google

Negative search results of your name on Google can be a detriment to career advancement. Perhaps you were wrongfully accused of non-professional conduct and later exonerated, but those false accusations are at the top of Google every time you search for your name. Not only can this limit your career potential, it can be frustrating […]

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How to turn off Google remarketing ads

What is remarketing? Remarketing ads are a feature of Google AdWords that allows an advertiser to continue reaching people who have previously visited their site. Remarketing displays relevant ads across the web or when a search is performed on Google, or even in GMail. When a visitor leaves a site without performing a conversion, remarketing helps the […]

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How to recover from an extended server outage

newmediamike.com recently experienced an extended server outage thanks to the Ice Storm that hit Toronto just before Christmas. newmediamike.com was offline from December 22 until January 5. I conducted a search for my most popular posts to see if I had been hit in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERP) and sure enough, none of […]

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Creating Compelling Content to Generate Traffic for Small Local Businesses

Creating compelling content to generate traffic for small business has been on my mind a lot lately. Between Google’s recent Hummingbird update to the algorithm and Google pulling all keyword data there has been a seismic shift in the SEO industry and most search professionals are scrambling to come up with solutions. I say “most” […]

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Build traffic without building links

Is it possible to build traffic without building links? In June I created a post on Removing the AVG Search Toolbar after I had a heck of a time removing the AVG search bar. And the blog post outlining how I did it has taken off. In July the post received 628 visits, then in […]

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Twitter Magic Number for ReTweets

How many times have you come across a great tweet and want to retweet it?  If you are anything like me then this likely happens on a regular basis. But what happens when you go to re-tweet and the RT will exceed Twitter’s 140 character limit? What do you do then? I use TweetDeck so […]

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