Blogging for Business: New Tricks for Old Dogs

Reading Time: 3 minutes No one can argue the absolute dominance of blogs on popularity and, in turn, search engine ranking. The popularity of blogs comes from this new method of communication that has evolved on the web – more personable, less refined and genuine. Technorati is tracking over 112.8 million blogs at the moment with thousands of blogs being created each hour. Open source applications like WordPress, Blogger, or Typepad and Vox make blogging easy. In every company,

Why isn’t Networking in Every Curriculum?

Reading Time: 2 minutes This afternoon I was invited to an incredible lunch and discussion with Indiana Business College Harrison College. Indiana is well-known for having some of the finest schools in the country, and in the world, but the folks at Harrison recognize that we’re in a rapidly changing world. They are making an aggressive push to ensure that they will stay ahead of the curve. As we were talking, I realized that there is one glaring tool

Reporting Content Theft to Adsense as a DMCA Violation

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve decided to go to war with a publisher who’s hijacked my feed and is releasing my content under his name and website. He’s running advertising and making money off of my site’s content and I’m tired of it. Publishers, including bloggers, have rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. What is the DMCA? The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is United States legislation (placed into law in October 1998) that strengthened legal protection of

Should Bloggers Correct their Mistakes?

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s a great discussion on Cranky Geeks that rolled over to TWIT this week that’s near and dear to me with my respect for journalists. Bloggers are not journalists in the traditional sense of the word but we are journalists when viewed from a consumer viewpoint. Corrections are important and should be dealt with, but it depends on the mistake that’s been made. Old posts are still ‘alive’ in search engine results and there are

Getting Removed from Comcast’s Blacklist

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you’re sending a lot of email from your application of via email marketing, you need to ensure you’re site is whitelisted with the major Internet Service Providers. I’ve previously written about whitelisting with AOL and Yahoo! Today we found out that there may be an issue where our site may be being blocked by Comcast. Comcast does have some info to tell whether or not they are blocking your email. I’ve written in the