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NBC 7 San Diego article: La Jolla Ranked Happiest Seaside Town

NBC 7 San Diego article: La Jolla Ranked Happiest Seaside Town

By Sarah Grieco |  Thursday, Jan 10, 2013  |  Updated 1:36 PM PST Maybe this is why Mitt Romney decided to move to La Jolla: The coastal neighborhood has been voted one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” by Coastal Living. La Jolla ranked fourth on the list, preceded by three East Coast towns. The magazine called La Jolla one of the “best places

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Entrepeneur Podcast: Tips From a Marketing Rebel

Entrepeneur Podcast: Tips From a Marketing Rebel

Click this link:   Tips From Marketing Rebel John Carlton to download and listen. John Carlton, marketing expert of Marketing Rebel will discuss how to record your sales pitch and turn it into an ad as well as how to avoid rip-off scamsters. Click here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/podcast/index.html for the same podcast on their website.

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SEO Won’t Solve Your Business Problems

SEO Won’t Solve Your Business Problems

  Writing by Brick Marketing in SEO   Search engine optimization, if implemented properly, can do many wonderful things for your business. It can help improve your brand visibility in the search engines and online overall in order to bring more targeted traffic to your site. An increase in visitors to the site will generate more conversions including sales, leads, calls,

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NEW SITE! ThermarT WordPress website design

NEW SITE! ThermarT WordPress website design

WordPress is a great platform. Using a content management system is the best way to present content! (Who knew?) Seriously, a CMS truly makes a website dynamic and provides the visitor an intuitive, custom visit while offering the owner great control, responsive marketing capabilities and search engine friendliness. This site for ThermarT was already built, with a default WordPress theme

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NEW SITE! The Computer Dimension WordPress Website Design

NEW SITE! The Computer Dimension WordPress Website Design

Hot Mix 106 listeners who tune in to his twice-weekly internet broadcast, already know my buddy Steve Kramer, better known to his fans and listeners as “Dr. Dimension.” Based in San Diego, computer repair and service specialist Steve is whom I, among many others, turn to when my computers and other devices need care. (To get hold of Steve, contact

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Website Magazine: FREE subscriptions available and useful online resources for website owners

Website Magazine: FREE subscriptions available and useful online resources for website owners

Something I’ve been subscribing to for some time now is Website Magazine. I get a FREE subscription (and so can you). Both print and online versions are available and I still get the print, because I have an old school heart. You’ll find useful articles, content and resources that will help raise your game online. One page I’d like to

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Article: The Rise of HTML5 in WordPress by Joseph Cabona

Article: The Rise of HTML5 in WordPress by Joseph Cabona

Joseph Casabona on Jan 9th 2012 2011 was a big year for the advancement of HTML5 in the web development community. It became pretty widely adopted, especially for the mobile web. There have been major projects that help developers use HTML5, like Paul Irish’s HTML5 Boilerplate (technically 2010, but popularized in 2011) and books galore! I would strongly recommend Jeremy Keith’s HTML5 for Web

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CNN Article: GoDaddy: Outage did not result from a hack

CNN Article: GoDaddy: Outage did not result from a hack

By John D. Sutter, CNN updated 12:21 PM EDT, Tue September 11, 2012 | Filed under: Mobile GoDaddy says hackers, like those from Anonymous, were not to blame for a service outage on Monday. STORY HIGHLIGHTS GoDaddy says outage resulted from infrastructure problems A hacker previously had claimed responsibility The outage lasted for six hours on Monday, the company says (CNN) — The

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Article: Measuring SEO Success via Google Analytics, by Jill Whalen

Article: Measuring SEO Success via Google Analytics, by Jill Whalen

September 5, 2012 By Jill Whalen If you’ve been reading much of what I’ve written over the years, you’ll know that I’m not a fan of using search engine rankings as a measure of success for SEO. Thankfully, we have much better ways to measure SEO success today, thanks to tools like Google Analytics. While presenting an all-day SEO training class

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NEW SITE! Ben Aguirre Photography Website Design($397 WordPress Special)

NEW SITE! Ben Aguirre Photography Website Design($397 WordPress Special)

My “other hat” is that of a wedding industry professional (I’m a pro Wedding DJ for the last 25 years) and in that time I can’t remember having seen a more creative and talented photographer than Ben Aguirre of BA Photo. Though relatively new to the bridal business, his work is top-shelf and I enjoyed being part of showcasing it

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Book Recommendation: The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey

Book Recommendation: The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey

One of the most amazing books I’ve had the privilege to read was The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey. Once again, I have my good friend and voracious reader Johnny Y. to thank for pointing me (once again) at one of the truly remarkable paradigm-changing reads I’ve had the good fortune to encounter. Click here to read important

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Article: Optimizing your website for short attention spans: six tips, by Patricio Robles

(Link to original article HERE) Your company has invested a lot of time in building what you think is a great website. It’s not only pretty, it’s chock full of all the information about your products and services. Then reality sets in: attention spans are short and as great as your website is on paper, it just doesn’t hold attention

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NEW SITE! Heartland Harvest Website Design($397 WordPress Special)

NEW SITE! Heartland Harvest Website Design($397 WordPress Special)

Heartland Harvest is the latest WordPress website design by Brass Ring Multimedia. Already a client, Pamela Leathers, “The Grain Lady,” sells healthy and easy to prepare meals perfect for busy families of four wishing to feed the entire family with 100% pure tasty meals. Pamela needed an e-commerce site which she could control; stark contrast and replacement for her “old”

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NEW SITE! Rotary Club of La Jolla Website Design($397 WordPress Special)

NEW SITE! Rotary Club of La Jolla Website Design($397 WordPress Special)

I’m happy to present the latest Brass Ring Multimedia website design, this time for Rotary Club of La Jolla. Part of Rotary International, the La Jolla Chapter was chartered in 1947 and has served La Jolla, San Diego and the world by fulfilling its motto: “service above self.” Thanks to outgoing Rotary President and La Jolla “man about town” Mr.

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ARTICLE: Getting Ahead in Google: Dare to Be Different, By Jill Whalen

June 13, 2012 By Jill Whalen I recently did a site audit for a client who was wondering why they were having a hard time showing up in Google. When I read through the information they sent me and took a quick look at their website, it was obvious to me what the problem was: They simply didn’t deserve to

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Article: Facebook Tests Timeline Redesign | PCWorld

Facebook Tests Timeline Redesign | PCWorld. Facebook’s Timeline profiles may be getting a redesign, but this one probably won’t trigger a backlash. New Facebook Timeline being testedThe new Timeline design, spotted by TPM Livewire, condenses the biographical information at the top of the page, so it’s nested within the user’s banner image instead of appearing below. Links to the user’s friends

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NEW SITE! Surviving Spouse Support Group Website Design($397 WordPress Special)

The mission of SSSG is to educate military widows of the resources and programs available to them and to support widows emotionally, by listening and sharing with each other the pain that few others can understand, and by hosting social gatherings to meet with other surviving spouses. The Surviving Spouse Support Group has one goal. It fills in the gap

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Need Answers to Your Tech Questions? Ask “Dr. Dimension” on HOT MIX 106 (online radio)

Need Answers to Your Tech Questions? Ask "Dr. Dimension" on HOT MIX 106 (online radio)

A while back, my buddy Steve Kramer, computer tech & laptop specialist, told me about his new radio show (not so new anymore…he’s been doing it for some time now). He’s on HotMix106.com (an online radio station offering a variety of content) and goes by the moniker “Dr. Dimension.” Steve features  useful news on the tech scene as well as providing answers to listeners’ emails. He

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