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Make your website a local resource – do something for your neighbors.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! We’re currently working on an interesting project for one of our clients, Green Acres Manor. They are a local Sonoma County elder care home offering long term residential care. Green Acres Manor is run by a young, energetic couple, Joe and Monica Hansen, and their facility is very homelike. Additionally, […]

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A break from graphic design for fine art's sake

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! Just a little post to let folks know that I may be blogging a bit less than usual during the next week or so. I just started a contract today for a portrait commission. As you may or may not know, prior to becoming a slave to my Photoshop program, […]

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Cascadian Farm – paying attention to the E. coli spinach crisis?

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post entitled Cascadian Farm – Web Business Review. In that review I expressed my concern about the holes Cascadian Farm puts in its frozen foods packages to let the air out in processing. To me it doesn’t seem like it would […]

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What is quality? Of pottery, other goods and web development.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! ‘Quality’ has been a big buzzword in the web development and SEO industries for quite a while now. Google wants ‘quality’ written content. SEOs seek ‘quality’ links. Web designers try to develop ‘quality’ websites. The word has, perhaps, been overused at this point, and I’ve even seen other developers suggesting […]

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What Atari 2600 games can teach an SEO like me.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! If you’re a 70’s kid like me, chances are you played an Atari 2600 video game or two in your heyday. It’s not far-fetched for me to wager here that a lot of today’s web designers may still even own the Atari 2600 system they had as a child – […]

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What can you do to save the Point Reyes Deer? – A chat with Dr. Elliot Katz of IDA

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! I have just had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Elliot M. Katz, DVM, who is the president and founder of In Defense of Animals, a San Rafael, California-based non profit organization that has been dedicated to protecting wild and domestic animals for over twenty years. Dr. Katz began working […]

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What I'll need to know as your small business web designer.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! Are you ready to hire a web designer to build your small business website? If so, you’re likely shopping around. Perhaps a friend or associate has given you the name of a contractor or web design firm they’ve worked with. Or, you may be searching the web for a designer […]

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Bay Area Web Design – Who's ranking?

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! Our little company, Solas Web Design, is located in the Sonoma Valley of N. California. Technically, we are inside what is known as the Bay Area. This incorporates big cities like San Francisco and Oakland, commuter towns like San Rafael and Santa Rosa, and tiny rural villages like Inverness and […]

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Grow tomatoes, not sales in SEO

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! Well, it’s another tepid evening in N. California, and I’m feeling driven to write this post because in the course of a day’s work, I have again come across the use of the word ‘grow’ on at least 4 different websites in a way that really gets to me. Here […]

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Solas Web Design's Client Wish List #1

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! Who would we love to work with? At some future point, I intend to blog about specific companies we’d enjoy taking on, but this post will be a little more general. We’ve gotten to work with companies in some extremely interesting fields over the years, and from time to time, […]

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Rand McCarley demands honor in the world of sales.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! This is just a heads up regarding Rand McCarley’s stellar post What’s Wrong with Sales? The recap of his post is that while he is perfectly eager to promote sales of products people actually want, he parts company with fellows who want to ‘persuade’ people into buying things.

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Bill Slawski discourses on the compound patent.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! Just a short post to let folks know that Bill Slawski, the wizard of Google patents, has written a wonderful post in response to our own discussion of how compound words may be viewed by both human and search engine visitors.

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Why we want to save the fallow and axis deer of Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! This is a relatively new blog, so my husband and I haven’t had much time yet to introduce ourselves beyond giving our thoughts on SEO and web design. Our readers are about to get to know us a bit better because of a crisis going on in one of our […]

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My favorite Matt Cutts Post for SEOs!

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! Matt Cutts of Google recently posted an entry on his blog that seemed to make sunshine come out of my monitor. I love this post! It again affirms to me that Google’s outreach to the web development community is unparalleled by their Big 4 contemporaries – Yahoo! MSN and Ask. […]

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Have you read The Simple SEO Guide for the Small Web Business?

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! Are you a jack-of-all-trades and doing your small business’ own web work? Do you keep hearing the term SEO but really aren’t sure what it’s about? Or, are you thinking of hiring a web designer to create or redesign a website for you, but aren’t sure how to pick a […]

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