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In Beijing Again

June 12th, 2014 Beijing

I may once again be in Beijing but I’m still mostly on Vancouver time…

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Post CFA Exam Blog Post

June 8th, 2014 New CFA Logo

Yesterday I wrote the CFA Level 2 exam. I doubt I passed…

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My Top 10 Posts by “AuthorRank”

December 28th, 2013 Dilbert Google logo

After the authorship apocalypse of recent weeks, I actually looked inside Google Labs to see just what author rank was saying about the content I’ve self published online…

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Back from Mexico

November 24th, 2013 A pool at the El Dorado Royale Resort

I was actually down in Mexico for a series of meetings, it just so happened the meetings were at the El Dorado Royale resort in the Riviera Maya…

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Relatively Popular Content

October 16th, 2013 #winning

Most people online are obsessed with popularity. A lot of time and effort gets spent trying to become more popular. How can I get more followers? How can I get more likes? How can I get more fans? How can I get more hits? How can I get higher rankings? How can I sell more widgets? With all the time and effort spent obsessing over popularity, you’d think more time and effort would be spent contemplating Quality…

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Tracking social media button clicks in Google Analytics

October 2nd, 2013 Social Media Icons

The best way to track social media button clicks is to use a plugin in your CMS, I use Professional Share on this blog. It has most every feature I want except support for Twitter Cards. I’m hoping the author will add Twitter Card Support as he already supports Facebook Open Graph meta data. Sometimes you don’t have the luxury of a plugin or content management system, I took one of my oldest webpages, a webpage I’ve been maintaing for over a dozen years and I added structured meta data and social media buttons which track in Google Analytics…

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Structured Meta Data is #Sexy

September 25th, 2013 Jessica Rabbit is sexy

Although my redesigned webpages only looks and functions a bit differently, under the hood I’ve added more structured meta data for Googlebot and his friends to find. Meta data isn’t new it has been around a long time on MacOS and online but spammers seriously abused both keywords and description, to the point where Google now ignores both. Structured meta data is new formats, championed by industry heavyweights, to help make it easier to index and share content online…

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Look at all the pretty pictures

September 25th, 2013 Featured Image of Featured Images

Adding featured images aka thumbnails to my WordPress theme turned out to be a lot of work. Getting them to appear in my RSS feed in a valid manner was probably the worst, but what is going to take the longest time is retroactively adding featured images to all my old posts…

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