Google’s Getting Smarter: What You Need to Know About SEO

Friday, September 30, 2011

It’s been over a year since my last article on this subject and we’re long overdue for an update. Google announced big changes last fall so I’ve run some tests and I will share my findings with you.

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Personablity vs Security: The Writers’ Quandary

Friday, August 22, 2008

I just saw something scary. I was researching some possible platform building forums for a client when I ran across one that made me cover my face with my hands and shake my head. There on the page, visible to everyone—whether they were members of the forum or not—was a woman who had posted details about herself, her family and her kids as part of this online community. Interspersed with the text were pictures of each of her five kids, labeled with their names and ages. This was signed with her full name, city and state of residence. I scraped my jaw up off of the floor and, on a whim, I went digging into her past posts. I found details about her kids’ personalities, food preferences, school—the list goes on and gets even scarier.

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