Ever wonder what that funny little orange symbol is? Many people recognize it as RSS, a few people even know it stands for Real SImple Syndication, even fewer people realize what that means. The good news is we really don’t have to understand it to take advantage of it. RSS is at the root of our blogging platforms. It is the technology that allows bloggers to be both the reporter and the publisher. RSS allows a means for us to publish to the world and then have a simple method for people to subscribe to our “feed.” Here at the Cyber WIgwam few people care about that but we are excited that the nature of RSS has an impact on our SEO or Search Engine Optimization. The bloggers at Council Blogs know that effectively choosing tags for their posts can have an organic impact on their Findability. Why? Currently, the search engines like to parse the RSS feeds because it is easy to find where the new information is coming from. Rather than send web-crawlers out to find new aspects of a site, it is easier to monitor the RSS feeds to see what is new. If our blog posts are appropriately tagged the search result impact is astounding. In SEO tests conducted at the Cyber Wigwam we have posted in the morning at 10:00 and received Google Alerts for those posts with the target tags by 2:00 that same afternoon. Our bloggers have found that we can focus on telling the story of our business and let the tags and RSS handle the SEO.
Originally posted on Select Telecom:
Our primary products? We’ve been authorized Toshiba Telecom dealers since our inception but we also sell Allworx and hosted IP as telecom products. We are also agents for the major network service providers; AT&T, Comcast, TDS, EarthLink and the list goes on.
Our complimenting products and services? It’s a rather diverse set which includes:
Originally posted on Chipwellness's Blog:
Sunday is Earth Day. Look at the data regarding raising our food and the environment. According to David Pimentel, Professor of Ecology and Agriculture Science at Cornell University, food and fiber crops cover 12% of the Earth’s total land area, 24% of the Earth’s area is used to graze livestock, and 87% of fresh water is consumed by the agriculture industry. One dairy cow produces 1,036 pounds of manure per week, contributing to ground water contamination and emits methane and nitrous oxide which harms the environment. It takes 2500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef vs just 60 gallons of water to produce one pound of potatoes. Over 50% of the grain grown in the US is used to feed livestock. The grain used to feed livestock in the US could feed close to 800 million people and would help reduce world hunger. A majority of soil erosion is due to land used for growing crops. It takes 8 times more fossil fuel energy to produce animal protein vs plant protein.
Why does this matter and what can we do about it? It matters because methods used to raise agriculture animals are costly, are not sustainable, and contributing to many of our environmental problems. By modifying our eating habits, we can make a difference. A family of four not eating meat and cheese one day per week has the same environmental impact of having a car off the road for five weeks according to the Environmental Working Group. If everyone in the US refrained from eating meat or cheese just one day per week, it would be the equivalent to not driving 91 billion miles or having 7.6 million fewer cars on the road.
Originally posted on Usana U:
Today, I want to talk about the Olympic champion of nutritional supplements. So many athletes had stopped taking vitamins because they were showing up in their screenings for substances that are not allowed but the founder of USANA®, Dr. Myron Wentz, offers any athlete $1,000,000 if there is ever a problem with our products. The longer I represent USANA, the more I understand their commitment to excellence and to their customers.
The following are quotes from the sports organizations that have joined TEAM USANA.
The WTA Tour says: “USANA’s slogan, ‘Nutritionals You Can Trust’, is more than just advertising. It is their guaranteed assurance of the quality of their products, which allows our athletes to trust that they will be able to attain optimal health and fitness without the fear of violating the strict World Anti-Doping Agency code they all adhere to. Currently over 160 WTA athletes take USANA® products, and we have received positive testimonials from many players expressing improved overall health since taking the product.”
Originally posted on The adventures of Teddy LC Bear!:
Teddy and TLC Construction work with customers remodeling all kinds of rooms or doing different kinds of additions. ”Can you save ____?” is one of the most frequently asked questions. This has as many answers as there are projects! Customers are usually not looking at sentimental value but wonder why incur the cost of replacing something when it looks fine to them. This causes Teddy to scratch his furry ‘bear’ head! Luckily the contractors at TLC Construction know the answer from more than 11 years of experience!
Sometimes, the answer is, “yes, we can save that!” Or sometime we can save part of ‘it’ and sometime it just doesn’t make sense. In one job, TLC Construction was asked by the customer to leave most of the dry wall up when updating the bathroom. Teddy couldn’t believe there were no outlets in this bathroom! Granted, he never needed to shave his ‘bear’ face or curl his short hear, but humans live in this home!
First the TLC contractors needed to see how the house was wired, but neither the contractors nor Teddy had x-ray vision! They could see some things because the basement underneath was unfinished; however, they still didn’t know where the wiring went within the walls. They needed to remove the dry wall to analyze the wiring, possibly update it, as well as get the wiring to the new outlet. Sometimes, they can ‘fish’ a wire behind the drywall but it often is a difficult and labor intensive process which ends up costing the customer more than the new drywall.
Swift like Mercury go the Olympic Bloggers for Findability in 2012. This year’s Olympic Games in London has the bloggers at Council Blogs thinking about the traits of the olympians. Swifter, Higher, Stronger. What we see in the blogoshpere is that time waits for no one. Don’t be plagued by writer’s block. Get out and blog, no matter how terse it is.
Originally posted on The adventures of Teddy LC Bear!:
This is week two of Teddy answering frequently asked questions. Enjoy!
Teddy feels very lucky to be working with TLC Construction! He likes the one thing that really makes them different from many other remodeling companies – their unique approach to discovering what the customer dreams of in their project. John and Jan Bowman are co-owners and work with the customers in different ways. Teddy provides ‘beary’ good assistance. As they discuss with the customer their remodel dream, John looks at it through contractor eyes – where are the heating runs, plumbing, electrical, structural support, etc. While Jan looks at it through users eyes – how do you cook; how many people use the kitchen; how do you want to use the basement; what is your dream bathroom, etc. Teddy in his cute and charming but ‘bearable’ ways – helps the customer engage.
Originally posted on Confident Image Associates BC:
The 1 Thing Everyone Should Know About Confident Image in 2012
Confident Image offers a sunny disposition during all consultations – every day of the year! Our goal is to give you a pleasurable experience. We respect and protect your privacy in that all consultations are confidential.
Speaking of sunny, did you know . . .
Originally posted on The Business Edge Blog:
The role of the coach in Business Coaching, Executive Coaching, or Retirement Coaching is always the same. It’s to help the person being coached see the options ahead of them and to make the best choice from among them.
Like a coach in any individual or team sport, the business coach, executive coach or retirement coach does not jump in and play the game – or jump in and do the work of the person being coached – or tell you exactly what to do. Sometimes consultants are hired to do that, but not a coach.
Originally posted on Satori Pathway:
The Satori staff is knowledgable and committed to finding resources to help families on the dementia journey. We meet with the family and listen to their concerns.We answer all the questions the family might have regarding the rate of decline,or the medical resources available in this area,or how to get help for the emotional toll this kind of disease takes.
The truth is there is more than one thing that you should know about Satori Pathway.Please visit our website,and also give me a call at 779-537-5249-or 815-395-2157.I would love to have you comment or question me today if you have any concerns about a loved one’s dementia condition.