26
Sep
2014

Top SEO Ranking Factors for 2014

It’s not enough to simply have a website or a blog today. Businesses regardless of size need to ensure their sites are fully optimized to enjoy more clients, sales and profits.

This is where the search engine optimization or SEO technique comes in. It refers to a marketing strategy that will enable a website to be found organically by the various search engines available. When done correctly, SEO can bring positive results to you and your business.

Organic search results are given more importance in that it is a natural result. In short, it is not influenced by certain factors such as buying keywords or ads to get a good placement in search results.

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Websites get indexed and ranked by search engines based on a number of SEO factors. These factors have changed over time although some still remain. [Read more →]

23
Sep
2014

Geeks, Prepare Yourselves For Scythe!

Geeks are well-renowned for their love of sci-fi, particularly sci-fi and horror movies from the 70′s and 80′s. The legions of trekkies following Star Trek, the cavalcade of loyal fans desperate for Firefly to return to airwaves (or at least Netflix), and of course the millions around the world that desperately enjoy the vision of George Lucas (at least, his first three visions), the ridiculously popular Star Wars. In any case, sci-fi is an always growing and flourishing genre – the future is always at least a day out, so it’s hard to run out of awesome sci-fi concepts. For example, just think of adult swims recent smash hit, Rick and Morty. The amount of sci-fi hijinks Rick and Morty get into are not only unique and memorable, but they’re written with an honest and obvious love of the genre.

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But there’s a new sci-fi universe ready to be unleashed upon the world, with a unique execution that’s never been done. Imagine, if you will, prog giants such as Pink Floyd crafting concept albums, (let’s use Dark Side of the Moon as an obvious example) but not ending the story with the last song of the album. Imagine if they got Jethro Tull to release a sequel, and then the Who joined the foray with yet another album release, all three tied together through a cohesive and supplemental narrative. Jon of the Shred plans on doing just that when he unleashes “Scythe” on the synthwave music community!

The Scythe universe is a very interesting concept I think most geeks can get behind. Geeks like continuity, they like large sprawling universes created by creative minds looking to break the mold, and that is exactly what is being dished up with this ambitious, 19 track compilation. Each track furthers a story, with 3 story arcs running through the course of the album. The compilation features a substantial amount of Synthwave heavy hitters – DATAStream, Python Blue, Riddlis, Miami Supercops, Dakarius, 20SIX Hundred, Beatbox Machinery, Hide and Sequence, Quantum, Cluster Buster, KFDDA, Bixby Snyder, Killstarr, Protector 101, Ed Harbinger, and project mastermind Jon of the Shred. That’s a whole lot of synth!

What’s even more, each song will be released as a music video on the Luigi Donatello youtube page, a popular Youtube channel for diehard synth fans. This video will then be released, subsequently, every other Wednesday as a special feature on Synthetix.FM with a chapter to depict events being displayed through the original music, and unique art for each and every upload.

This is clearly a daunting undertaking, and geeks can appreciate the level of nerdy know-how that went into the production efforts on several fields. Music, art, video editing, literature, all wrapped into one giant project, executed in a completely unique and fresh fashion – the never ending concept album. An entire music genre connected with a cohesive narrative. It should be a very interesting release, and to see how big this thing gets in the future! With sponsors like Neon Vice, Synthetix Sundays, Outscape, and Carnov it’s clear things should bode well for the synth army!

Speaking of Carnov, they released this press release just earlier today, complete with a crackin’ music video!
http://www.carnov.com/home/2014/9/22/upcoming-album-scythe-video-track

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19
Sep
2014

How the Geeks Earned their Rise to Greatness

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Although the jocks and prissy girls dominated the popularity competition in high school, the geeks were busy developing their own style and subculture. Now the geeks — those who excelled at math, science, and computers — occupy senior positions up and down the corporate ladders of every major high tech company on the planet.

This has been a major upset for those who put geeks down in the past. Today, the geeks who were walked all over by others in their youth, now sign the paychecks of those who found pleasure in pushing the geeks around in the past. They also are quick with a stylus, and can grab the latest retail info off sites like HoursMap.com.

But how did the geeks overcome the stigma of being labeled as social outcasts? [Read more →]

19
Sep
2014

6 Tips for Your First Scrabble Tournament

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If you’ve never attended a Scrabble tournament, you might feel a little intimidated. Perhaps you’ve heard of legendary players such as Nigel Richards, Joel Sherman, and 2014 national champion Conrad Bassett-Bouchard. These players are rumored to have photographic memories, have practically memorized the Scrabble dictionary, and can win major tournaments with their eyes closed.

But the important thing to remember is that all of them were once beginners. And unless you’re playing in an “open” tournament, you will likely start in the bottom division with others who are new to it, too. [Read more →]

17
Sep
2014

4 Industries That Could Use Better SEO

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Search engine optimization (SEO) isn’t for you if your business is niche, hyper local or business is already booming, right? Wrong. There’s no such thing as too much business, and if there is then maybe an expansion is in order. Whether your business specializes in a very niche demographic or you’re a serious brick and mortar establishment with no desire to go digital, you can still improve your SEO game. Unfortunately, many industries aren’t recognizing this truth.

The vast majority of small businesses don’t have a web presence at all, let alone an SEO strategy. While there are some elements of SEO you can learn and manage yourself, it’s best to have an SEO agency as your wingman. If you’re in one of these industries, the competition is getting fiercer and you need to secure your place at a decent ranking in search engine results. Otherwise, you’re missing out on business and your reputation is getting marred. [Read more →]

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