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Quick Guide to Local SEO Rankings (Search Engine Optimization)

SEO is always changing. Search engine algorithms are becoming more and more ‘intelligent’ just have a look at the most recent Google algorithm updates and as a result the world is moving from a keyword-based to a semantic search. In order for you to keep astride and rank high, you need to do the following:

1. Optimize user experience – ensure your website is visually appealing, provides detailed info about your niche and industry, is easy to navigate and has a call-to-action feature (this could be a commenting/ social-sharing button or even a subscription to your newsletter).

2. Improve your website’s page load speed – page load speeds affects the bounce rate (navigators who surf away after viewing only a single page of a website). The faster the speed, the lower the bounce rate. Google uses this parameter in search rankings and argues that a faster website creates a happy user.

3. Think quality content – the buzz phrase ‘content is king’ still holds. Your content should be relevant, original, grammatically correct and should include synonyms related to the main keyword. Include an enticing and short meta description tag on each page. Employ a structured data mark-up in your website and also ensure that the page URLs are readable and link to other pages.

4. Incorporate responsive web design for mobile devices so that users can access the content from their smartphones and tablets. You can alternatively have a dedicated mobile site created. If the latter is the case, include a Click-to-Call feature.

Google is Changing Canadian SEO and Web Development

If you have a local business with a website chances are your trying  to compete for top rankings on Google with several competitors. It can be very difficult and extremely frustrating to figure out why your competitors web site is at the top. It can be extremely difficult to get an edge over the competition online. A friend of mine in Canada who is a web development expert was recently speaking in Toronto at a search engine marketing conference . During his keynote speech he provided a list of recommendations for dominating the local search results for your main keywords. Check out their website for some tips.

SEO Outsource Services

SEO Outsource

If you are looking for SEO Outsourcing services in Canada. A quick Google search will help you find a number of great services to help market your business online and improve your position with search engine optimization. They can help boost your traffic with short term or long term pay per click programs on search engines and social media sites.

Search Engine Optimization

seo outsourcingOne of the primary reasons why this type of service is so widespread through web developers is that they can help clients market their new website online bringing in new traffic and potential customers. Once you have the new traffic coming to your website a good internet marketing company can help you make changes to your company website to convert those visitors into paying customers.  If you want top Google rankings and are tired of spending buckets of money with people who don’t get you the results you want and need, you need to outsource SEO.

If your getting frustrated with SEO and don’t want to spent the time and money to figure out what works and what doesn’t you need to seek assistance from an online marketer.

The Secret

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret book begins by introducing and explaining the mechanisms of the law of attraction, then goes on to describe its historical applications and the great men and women in history who are claimed to have harnessed its power. The book describes the law as a magnetic power emitted through one’s thoughts. The power of thoughts is likened to a transmission tower that sends out a frequency to the universe and then returns the same frequency in a physical or elemental form.

Next, a three-step creative process for manifesting dreams is introduced: Ask (visualize in the film), Believe, and Receive. This creative process is based on a quote from the Bible: “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22)

“One of the most powerful uses of gratitude
can be incorporated in the Creative Process
to turbo-charge what you want”

The Secret, p. 80.

The SECRET PDF highlights gratitude and visualization as the two most powerful processes to help manifest one’s desires. It asserts that being grateful both lifts your frequency higher and affirms that you believe you will receive your desire. Visualization is said to help focus the mind to send out the clearest message to the universe. Several techniques are given for the visualization process, as well as examples of people claimed to have used it successfully to manifest their dreams.

As an example, if a person wanted a new car, by thinking about the new car, having positive and thankful feelings about the car as if it were already attained and opening one’s life in tangible ways for a new car to be acquired (for example, test driving the new car, or making sure no one parks in the space where the new car would arrive); the law of attraction would rearrange events to make it possible for the car to manifest in the person’s life.

The following chapters describe how to use the law of attraction specifically in the areas of wealth, relationships, and health. The book provides examples and ways to use the law of attraction for each. The final chapters offer a more spiritual perspective of the law of attraction, and of how it relates to one’s life and the world.

Data Recovery Tricks

Tricks to Recover Data In Windows 7


Tips to recover data deleted in Windows 7. If you delete a file only to discover later that you wished you hadn’t? Of course, if it’s in the Recycle Bin, there’s no problem. But what if it isn’t there? You probably have a backup or you know how to use one of the free recovery software programs out there.

But sometimes we don’t have backups or it’s too late for the data recovery software because the old file’s disk space has been written over. What then? Maybe it’s time to take advantage of the fact that, as long as System Restore is enabled (see this link), Windows 7 has an automatic file and folder backup called “Shadow Copies” built in. This service creates backup copies called “previous versions”. The only catch is that you have to remember the name of the file you deleted and what folder it was in. Here is a way to recover your files that not too many people know. If you can’t recover the files yourself we recommend you visit a professional data recovery company.

  1. Open a list of the previous versions for the folder that contained the lost file.
  2. Choose a previous version of the folder from a date when it still contained the lost file.
  3. You can click the button  “Copy” to place a copy of the folder as it was in some place convenient and then copy out the file you are interested in back to its previous location. If you click the “Restore” button, all the files in the original location will be replaced by the older versions, something you may not wish.
  4. If you click “Copy” a dialog box will open where you can choose the place to put the copy
  5. Or if you click the button “Open” instead of “Copy”, a list of the files in the backup will be shown. You can drag or copy the file you want from the list to wherever is desired
  6. Click “OK” to close the dialog windowHard DRIVE Recovery

Here is a second trick that may also work:

  1. Create a dummy file with the same name and extension as the lost file and place it in the original folder where the lost file resided. The contents of the file are irrelevant
  2. Right-click the dummy file
  3. In the context menu, choose “Properties”
  4. Click the tab “Previous Versions”
  5. With luck, a list of backup copies of your lost file will appear
  6. Choose the copy you want (probably the most recent one) and click the “Restore” button
  7. Click “OK” to close the dialog window

I have successfully used this data recovery trick several times. It can be very handy.

Data in the Cloud

Cloud Online Backup

Let’s say you’re an executive at a large corporation. Your particular responsibilities include making sure that all of your employees have the right hardware and software they need to do their jobs. Buying computers for everyone isn’t enough — you also have to purchase software or software licenses to give employees the tools they require. Whenever you have a new hire, you have to buy more software or make sure your current software license allows another user. It’s so stressful that you find it difficult to go to sleep on your huge pile of money every night.

Soon, there may be an alternative for executives like you. Instead of installing a suite of online backup software for each computer, you’d only have to load one application. That application would allow workers to log into a Web-based service which hosts all the programs the user would need for his or her job. Remote machines owned by another company would run everything from e-mail to word processing to complex data analysis programs. It’s called cloud computing, and it could change the entire computer industry.

Cloud online backup

In a cloud computing system, there’s a significant workload shift. Local computers no longer have to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to running applications. The network of computers that make up the cloud handles them instead. Hardware and software demands on the user’s side decrease. The only thing the user’s computer needs to be able to run is the cloud computing system’s interface software, which can be as simple as a Web browser, and the cloud’s network takes care of the rest.

There’s a good chance you’ve already used some form of cloud computing. If you have an e-mail account with a Web-based e-mail service like Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail or Gmail, then you’ve had some experience with cloud computing. Instead of running an e-mail program on your computer, you log in to a Web e-mail account remotely. The software and storage for your account doesn’t exist on your computer — it’s on the service’s computer cloud.


Recover Deleted Data

A person in Ontario asks, How can I recover data deleted from my computer recycling bin?

Many people delete files from the recycle bin and then later realize that they actually need to recover that data. While the recycle can be a fail-safe for many people. If you delete a file and realize that you actually need it, you can recover the data in certain situations:

  • Open the Recycle Bin from the icon on your desktop.
  • Find the file you want to recover and click to highlight it.
  • Go to the File menu and choose the Restore option (or right click over the file name and select Restore from the context-sensitive menu).
  • The file is now back on your computer in its original place.

The Windows Recycle Bin is a great feature, however there are are times that a file is not moved to the Recycle Bin when you delete it. This includes files from flash media, data deleted from inside an application, and data deleted at the command prompt.

A misconception is that the data is actually removed from the hard drive when you delete a file. Any time that a file is deleted on a Windows hard drive, it is not erased. The record for the location of the file is removed from the Master File Table. This MFT record, along with other records for every folder and file on the hard drive, is saved in a hidden file on your drive called the Master File Table near the beginning of the hard drive and is used by Window to locate files and  create the directory tree structure. By erasing the MFT record the actual file is not visible to the operating system. The space the file occupies is marked as free space and eventually a new file will overwrite the old data.

There are several data recovery utilities you can purchase that allow you to recover Data “deleted” files. What this software does is search for files on the drive by scanning the entire disk looking known file headers. When a header is identified and if that file does not have a corresponding MFT record it will identify that as a deleted file. Your chances of recovering the file diminish the longer you wait. Sometimes a data recovery service can recover portions of a file that has not been completely overwritten.