This video from fall, 2008 is a pretty good explanation of how to add your business to Google’s local business center to appear in Google local search results and Google maps. Well worth the nearly 8 minutes of your time. Kudos to Small Business Web Guru for making this clear and concise video.
It’s been exactly 3 weeks since I called Dex to inquire about Yellow Pages advertising, and was told they would have a “specialist” call me within 2-3 days. I’m still waiting for that call. Frankly, I’m puzzled about why it would take a specialist to read from a price list. Two possible explanations spring to […]
People have gardens for different reasons. There are flower gardens, usually out front where passersby can easily see them, which are meant to provide enjoyment or present a certain "look" to the neighborhood and to the people who live there. And there are vegetable gardens, which provide food. If your vegetable garden is a hobby, […]
The terms "web designer" and "web developer" can mean just about anything, depending on who’s using them and why. I’m going to make a case for definitions that indicate two different skill sets, with each offering different services (perhaps with some minor overlap on occasion). Hopefully, there will eventually be widespread agreement about the differences […]
The other day I pointed out some of the differences between web design and print design. It started me thinking about some of the things I learned as a print designer that are also applicable to web design. One of the most useful is the Principle of Optimal Line Length. It states that, for any […]
I started my design career as a print designer. At that time, there was no Internet, and no such thing as a website. In fact, computers were not something designers used, or thought they ever would use. About a decade later, Macintosh, Aldus Pagemaker, and Photoshop changed all that, and print design, or at least […]
I read Seth Godin’s blog almost daily, and check out just about anything else the man has to say in print or on video. I don’t always agree with him, but he always makes me think. The other day, he shared a video on his blog that showed people dancing at a concert, and how […]