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5 Quick Twitter Tips for Newbies

  1. Create your profile with an image.  Nobody follows people who look like one of these:
    Default Twavatar
  2. Create a Twitter background.
  3. Provide links.  For example, don’t just tweet “Adobe CS5 will be release soon!  Yay!”  Add a URL where people can get more info.
  4. Because URLs are long, you need a URL Shortener.
    1. If you use Firefox, get this URLShortener plugin.
    2. If you use TweetDeck, you can have it automatically shorten your URLs.
    3. Otherwise, you can shorten your URLs at http://bit.ly.
  5. When replying to a tweet, start with the twitterer’s handle (e.g, @natdunn,…) and provide some context about the original tweet, especially if your reply isn’t immediate.

Why Link Text Matters in SEO

For the salesman, it’s a phone call. For a businessman, it might be a signature. But, if you’re reading this, you probably know that, in the world of Search Engine Optimization, amongst other things, it’s about links. Valuable links (particularly inbound links – links from other sites that link to you) are extremely rewarding, and it’s what everybody strives for, Continue Reading »


How Hands-on Exercises Help You Learn Google Analytics

Google Analytics has about 80 standard reports. With various segmentation techniques coupled with advanced features such as custom reporting and custom segments, you are looking at numerous possible ways to analyze the data. Further Google Analytics allows a good deal of customization to meet your specific business needs. But with all these features, it’s easy to get lost. Continue Reading »


Saying “Hello World!” in Your Language using C#

Microsoft and Visual Studio make it relatively easy to create Multi-language Web pages.  The first step is to create a Web page in Visual Studio.  The only catch is that for ASP.NET to handle your language translations you have to use Web Server controls and all of your text has to be through the properties of those controls.  I.e. be prepared to use a lot of label controls.  The following is a view of the source code of a simple page that we want to be multi-lingual. Continue Reading »


SharePoint 2010 Developer Favorites

I just got back from the SharePointPro 2010 expo held in Las Vegas from March 16-19. As always with these types of conferences I was inundated with sessions highlighting new features and demos of new coding and development techniques. So while the information was still fresh in my head, some of it escaped me mere moments after I heard it, I thought I would assemble a blog describing some of my favorite SharePoint improvements/additions. Continue Reading »