Where the Puck is Going to Be

Feb 28, 2012 No Comments by

In 1889, George Eastman founded camera company Eastman Kodak. Selling inexpensive cameras while making a tidy profit on film, Kodak rose to capture 90% of the film sales market, and 85% of the camera sales market by 1976. Unfortunately, Eastman Kodak’s commanding lead in the camera space led the company to become less innovative. It […]

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One Year Later: Did Google Panda’s Farmer Update Go Far Enough?

Feb 28, 2012 No Comments by

It was supposed to be the algorithm update that would finally put the stake in the heart of evil “bad” links. But, did Google Panda’s Farmer update do that? It’s been one year and five days since the update was announced, but I’m wondering if it went far enough. A quick history: In the old […]

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Resolve to Evolve

Dec 28, 2011 No Comments

As we finish out 2011 and look ahead to the new year, change is already happening all around us (and has been for quite some time). For some, this year involved telling the phone company to stop sending the phone book. That’s kind of a big deal, right? How long have those things been around? […]

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Another Year Gone: New Year’s reSEOlutions

Dec 28, 2011 No Comments

This Saturday, I will be, like many of you, celebrating New Year’s Eve, looking forward to 2012 and all it has to bring. Before then, I’m thinking what the WebDrafter.com SEO and marketing team can do differently – and better – with our clients websites. The past year has great changes sweep the SEO, SEM and […]

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Are Location-Based Check-In Apps All Hype?

Dec 06, 2011 No Comments

According to a survey conducted by Forrester Research, location-based check-in apps may not be all the rage we thought they were. Out of those surveyed, 70% had never heard of apps like Foursquare and its competitors. From the 30% who claimed they were familiar with such apps, only 5% are active users, and 2% use […]

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Google Algorithm Changes: Ticketing Parked Domains & A Request

Dec 05, 2011 No Comments

Another month, another set of Google algorithm changes. What is the be-all, end-all of SERPs targeting now? Parked domains and sites whose content may not be so original. The news came Dec. 1, and here’s what engineering director Scott Huffman wrote on Inside Search: Here’s a list since our post on November 14th: Related query […]

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Creating Graphs & Charts with Highcharts

Nov 30, 2011 No Comments

Being the lead developer for an Internet firm presents itself with a lot of challenges. When people hear “web developer”, they generally think that you design small websites for companies and get to play in Photoshop all day. The truth is, I rarely open Photoshop and spend the majority of my day staring at code […]

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Using Twitter Search to Drill Down Locally

Nov 28, 2011 No Comments

Many Twitter clients exist, both first-party (thanks to Twitter’s acquisition of multiple clients) and third-party. Most of these clients include a keyword search feature, but because they connect to Twitter through its API, they’re missing one of my favorite Twitter search features: the near operator. This allows you to search near a location, and it’s a […]

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jQuery Mobile 1.0: The First Stable Release

Nov 23, 2011 No Comments

It’s been over a year since web developers were first introduced to jQuery Mobile. Over that year we have gone through 5 Alpha releases, 3 Betas and 3 Release Candidates. After all that, the development team is proud to announce the first stable release, jQuery Mobile 1.0. Much of the focus has been on performance […]

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Fight the Urge to Be Everywhere

Nov 22, 2011 No Comments

When a new social network or web service launches, I check it out. You see, part of my job involves poking around new sites and trying out new tools to see what could potentially be useful and what won’t be. That time spent investigating ultimately benefits client companies, as it saves me from spending precious […]

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