First off, let me begin by explaining that geo-targeting, or local targeting, consists of enhancing your search engine results to only display sites in a particular state, city, area, etc.
I just spent Monday meeting up-and-coming advertising/marketing graduates from various colleges around the Midwest. I quickly noticed two things. 1) Good Lord, I’m old. And 2) Man, do some of these kids have a fire in their belly! They are a heckuva lot more aggressive and interview-savvy than I was at age 20-something.
Designers like myself sometimes need inspiration. There are books and sites dedicated to providing designers with inspiration (usually in the form of other design). But I've found a better source: Colour Lovers. It's an online community of people who just love color. They love discussing it, admiring it, and matching it with other colors. The discussions are both interesting and informative (scroll to the bottom of the homepage for blog posts), but the matching that's the real beauty in that site. Color palettes.
Just like almost every other 20-something out there, I have found myself almost (but not quite) obsessed with Facebook. Reading the snarky comments one person leaves for another, looking at the funny “Pieces of Flare” being sent to friends for extra points, looking at the embarrassing “tagged” photos of long lost friends, and standing in shock and awe at the updates made to a person's status…especially that very telling “Relationship Status”. That got me thinking, even in the world of affiliate marketing, I am constantly updating (though not as publicly as Facebook) my professional “Relat
Around the Holidays, a little bit of kindness can go a long way.
Although this should most likely need to go unsaid, it never hurts to send friendly reminders during the year end holiday frenzy - so here goes.