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Article: Google Announces Semantic Search Update by Karon Thackston (copywriting/SEO guru)

On March 15, 2012, Google officially announced (via the Wall Street Journal), what hardcore SEOs have been expecting since at least 2008.  Google is introducing semantic search into its algorithm. What exactly is semantic search?  It’s a technology that lets the search engine “understand” what each search query means.  So, rather than simply matching the keywords typed into the search

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Testimonial Letter from Client: De Chiel Firearms

Testimonial Letter from Client: De Chiel Firearms

Some months back, I wrote about a website I built for a small business called De Chiel Firearms, owned by retired Navy pilot Mitch Dashiell. I received a very nice letter from him a few days ago and thought I’d share it here. Over the years, people have said and written many very nice things about me and the work

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CUSTOM Branded Business Cards (Same Look/Feel As Your Website) – NEW!

Business Card Options 1000 Full-color 2-sided Business Cards (w/website) $95.00 USD1000 Full-color 2-sided Business Cards ( no website order) $115.00 USD BUSINESS CARD DESIGN So…Brass Ring Multimedia does business cards now?! (Actually, have for years.) The business card remains a powerful tool (especially so when used properly and creatively) to make an impression, convey professionalism, drive traffic to our websites, serve as

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Article: Entrepreneurs Who Give More, Get More (by Nick Scheidies)

Written by Nick Scheidies Posted in Entrepreneurship | There’s nothing wrong with being a little selfish. When you own your own business, you have complete responsibility for all of its operations. You have to look after their own best interest first and foremost. But the more generous you are with your time, energy, and expertise the easier it will be to

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Article: 10 SEO Blog Post Publishing Steps that Most Bloggers Forget (By Nicholas Tart)

Written by Nicholas Tart I see this time and time again. As people get started with blogging, they think it’s as simple as clicking, “Add New Post,” typing up a few paragraphs, and clicking, “Publish.” Then they hopelessly wait for views, comments, and tweets. No one comes. No one comments. No one tweets. They do this three or four times

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NEW SITE! Settle2ndNow.com WordPress website design($397 WordPress Special)

NEW SITE! Settle2ndNow.com WordPress website design($397 WordPress Special)

It’s always gratifying to serve a repeat client…that’s the best testimonial I could ask for. This is a website design for David Pratson of True Source Enterprises, Inc. who is launching a great new enterprise. Settle2ndNow.com serves those individuals and families needing assistance negotiating with their banks to settle their second mortgages or home equity line of credit (HELOC). These

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NEW SITE! RunCoachJason.com WordPress website design ($397 WordPress Special)

NEW SITE! RunCoachJason.com WordPress website design ($397 WordPress Special)

This website design is for Dr. Jason Karp, a leading personal fitness expert based out of San Diego. Jason was referred to me by a mutual friend whom I’d helped previously with his WordPress needs. Jason had a rather dated website he’d built himself with Microsoft Frontpage, a tool Microsoft discontinued in 2003 and stopped supporting in 2005. There are a

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SEO Book: Content Rich: Writing Your Way to Wealth on the Web by Jon Wuebben

SEO Book: Content Rich: Writing Your Way to Wealth on the Web by Jon Wuebben

Excellent book…just finished reading it. Buy this book. Read this book…highlight and mark it up. Then RE-read this book. Finally, USE this book. I assure you, I don’t make a dime off of it, but you will! (Don’t worry I’ll be making my dimes from using it myself!) This book can be key to taking your website design from the

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Copywriting Tips for Better Flow from SEO Copywriter Karon Thackston

Karon Thackston is one of the leading sources for great advice and tips to improve your copywriting. I know, I know…you already KNOW how to write!(?) Maybe not well enough…in most things, regular improvement is key to success. I know if I’m not progressing, I’m likely being passed by. “Sharpen your saw,” and your work will go more easily. The world

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NEW SITE! Gusto Ramblings Website($397 WordPress Special)

NEW SITE! Gusto Ramblings Website($397 WordPress Special)

WordPress website design for GustoRamblings.com I first worked with Gus Rowe when I provided WordPress consultation on a website design project for an organization known as Wise Widowed Parents, a group dedicated to helping surviving parents and families dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one. For some time, Gus has had a successful blog (GustoRamblings.com) and Facebook page

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NEW SITE! Phillip’s Hobbies Website Design ($397 Brass Ring Multimedia WordPress Special!)

NEW SITE! Phillip's Hobbies Website Design ($397 Brass Ring Multimedia WordPress Special!)

WordPress website design for Phillip Huston, one of Southern California premiere model building authorities. His business, Phillip’s Hobbies in Lakeside, California offers everything the plastic modeling enthusiast could need to pursue his hobby: kits, tools, paints, books and other useful resources, including Phillip himself! Phillip had a problem, however, his website’s archaic design and his inability to update and maintain it. Phillip’s

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NEW SITE! La Jolla Meals On Wheels Website Design (example: $397 WordPress Special!)

NEW SITE! La Jolla Meals On Wheels Website Design (example: $397 WordPress Special!)

WordPress website design for La Jolla Meals On Wheels. For the last several years, I’ve had the privilege to be part of Greater La Jolla Meals On Wheels as their webmaster. Having served the La Jolla Community’s home bound citizens since 1974, I’m glad to help their very worthy effort. As I don’t participate in the day to day operations of the organization, I

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NEW SITE! Aztec Fitness Website Design (example: $397 WordPress Special!)

NEW SITE! Aztec Fitness Website Design (example: $397 WordPress Special!)

WordPress website design for personal trainer Pedro Molina B.A. NASM of Aztec Fitness. Pedro and I became acquainted via his regular visits to my “satellite office” in La Jolla Shores. (I start my weekdays at “The Shores,” a much better location than my home office to study, plan and get charged for the day.) Pedro trains his long-time clients, Bill and Lollie

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Ray’s Barn / Fort Thunder Storage WordPress Website Design

Ray's Barn / Fort Thunder Storage WordPress Website Design

WordPress website design for Ray’s Barn / Ft. Thunder Storage. It’s always great working with a satisfied customer who wants more of your work. Long-time customer and www.All50Corvette.com marathon road-tripper Ray Ehly, Jr. is back for the latest of a number of collaborations…this time for his storage business. The great thing about my business is that my customers tend to

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Wavecrest Woodies Show (2011), Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, CA. (images)

Wavecrest Woodies Show (2011), Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, CA. (images)

The most awesome gathering of “Woodies” and their owners in an incredibly apt setting…Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Amazing! A gentleman showing a 1929 Ford “A” (images below) told me that if you’re lucky, a good Woody show has, maybe, 50 cars? Last year, Wavecrest had 319 entries…this year…more!  This is the LARGEST woody show in the WORLD! EPIC! Dang, I

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NEW SITE! True Flex Kneepads WordPress Website Design (example: $397 WordPress Special)

NEW SITE! True Flex Kneepads WordPress Website Design (example: $397 WordPress Special)

WordPress website design for True Source Enterprises, Inc., creators of True Flex Knee Pads. True Flex Knee Pads are the ultimate safety knee pad. They’re a great product serving welding, mining, construction, electrical, flooring, railroad, roofing, archaeological, agricultural and industrial safety workers with superior protection.    

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WINNERS: Best of La Jolla 2010

THE READERS HAVE SPOKEN Thanks to those of you who voted for your favorite businesses, restaurants and people in the La Jolla Light’s 12th Best of Readers Poll. Our readers weren’t shy about voting for the best of the best in La Jolla. You’ll find some of the same names listed as in past years as well as an array of

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