Some interesting stuff regarding Google’s handling and indexing of PR releases – and I know that if your business is Geotech that you send your press releases to GISuser.com! This from CyberAlert… Those questioning the value of press releases may wish to consider a recent, small and little-noticed change in Google’s search algorithm. The change, first reported by Reuters, allows press releases to outrank media articles reporting the news. Google increased the number of sources permitted the “In the news,” a section within general search results. Only links from bona fide news sites appeared in the section previously.
A webinar tip from esri… learn how to add apps to your maps and more! From Esri… Add Intelligence to Your Apps & Maps with Rich Data from Esri’s GeoEnrichment Service. Learn how to take advantage of Esri’s GeoEnrichment Service. Add authoritative demographic, business, and landscape data to your apps and maps. Query and display information from a large collection of datasets including population, income, housing, consumer behavior, and the natural environment. The information products that you can create with this data can not only transform your apps, they can transform your go-to-market strategy.
A little mid-week fun here to break things up a bit… those of you who know me know that I’m a dog owner and dog lover, as are many of you I’m sure. However, have you ever considered taking the pooch into the office to hang out with you? If so there’s a few things you’ll need to remember before attempting this.
Dog lovers will be taking their pets to work the week of June 22-26. The annual “Take the Dog to Work” event celebrates the bond between people and their canine companions and demonstrates the joys of being a pet parent. [Read more…]
With the new year we saw gas prices dip to a level not seen in a number of years. Hold on though because the prices are now quickly rebounding. So how to find the cheapest cheap gas? (unless of course you happen to be in Canada where the prices are fixed by what is essentially a monopoly!)
From GasBuddy… Now you can see what gas prices are around the country at a glance. Areas are color coded according to their price for the average price for regular unleaded gasoline. Click here for the Canada National Gas Price Heat Map.
Yes indeed, we love social media just as much as the other guy and you can find us on most of the popular “must have” social channels. Images are a huge part of our social strategy, particularly as it is well known that a good image can really drive engagement. So how to optimize images (or maps) for a good social media strategy? Thanks to the good people at HootSuite, here’s a pretty handy list of the optimal dimensions for an image shared on top social networks:
I’m a pretty heavy Android user, and I’m also a big lover of my device(s). So naturally I’m also quite proactive when it comes to keeping them secure. Here’s a tip on how you can hopefully secure your Android smartphone – remember, a disaster is pretty much inevitable!
Have you looked closely at your business card lately? Have you ever passed one out to someone and they paused, carefully looked it over (both sides) and said “WOW!”? If not then perhaps you should think about spicing it up a little.
Looking for a new, or additional smartphone? Did you know that BlackBerry devices, many unlocked, can be bought directly from BlackBerry online?
A quick look at the BB online shop reveals a number of smartphones for sale including the Bold 9900, Passport, Porsche and a number of unlocked BlackBerry devices including the Q10, Q5, Z30 and the BB Z10 is for sale, unlocked at just $299
BlackBerry Z10 FEATURES:
- 16GB Internal Storage
- 4.2″ Touch Display
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 1080p HD video recording
- 4G LTE Speed
- Only compatible with GSM carriers
- Learn more about Unlocked Phones.
- Detailed Tech Specs and Supported Bands
Shop for BlackBerry smartphones HERE (Canada)
This week we saw plenty of activity and engagement via our various social media channels. the following are the stories and tips we shared that seemed to have resonated with our connections and generated the most activity… enjoy!
Provo, Boulder, Fort Collins Top the Ranks in Community Well-Being Index – For the sixth consecutive year, global well-being improvement leader Healthways and world-leading management consulting firm Gallup have released their analysis of the state of well-being for communities, states and congressional districts in the United States.