What is Facebook Live?

So just like everyone else, I have to do my homework and research to find out about new technology. Facebook Live is one of those new technologies. I wanted to share what I have found so that you too can try it out. So what is Facebook Live? Facebook live allows you to record yourself…

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SSL, HTTPS and Google

You may have seen somethings about Google making yet another change that will affect how your site ranks online. Beginning in January, Google will start calling out sites that are not protected and they may get slightly lower rankings.  It is all part of Googles goal to make the internet a safe place. This is…

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Not so free stock photos, why Getty is coming after you

Have you received a letter like this recently? Gettyimages® has been going after people lately for using images that they have not paid for. You could potentially face a really big fine or legal ramifications for using images from them without paying. They have an entire legal team that searches the internet looking for people…

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Free Vector Images

Vector images are more like drawings or paintings. Typically their file name ends with .eps or .ai. This means that they can be edited with programs like Adobe Illustrator. What is fun about these type of images is that you can manipulate them to make something totally different, easily change colors or combine multiple vector…

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The Cost of Marketing

I have meet with hundreds of small business owners for many different reasons, for everything from websites to marketing. Do you know how often someone moves forward with a marketing package? 1% of the time! Do you know why? It is always the same reason. They have put so much money into getting everything else…

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A New Email Scam

I receive just as many spam and scam emails as everyone else. I like to share some of the new ones so that you can keep your eye out. This is the first time I received one like this with an actual calendar invitation as well as the email.  It seems they are trying to…

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Small Business Networking In Santa Fe

Networking is one of the best ways to grow a small business in Santa Fe. I have continued to grow my business year after year with networking and referrals. Here is a partial list of networking organizations in Santa Fe. Each offers different activities and some charge fees for membership. I recommend trying out a…

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Top Passwords in 2015

I do an update on this post almost every year. Here is a list of the most used passwords in 2015. If you use any of these passwords, change them immediately—and I mean right now! 123456 (Unchanged from last year’s list) password (Also unchanged) 12345678 (Up 1 spot from last year) qwerty (Up 1) 12345 (Down 2 from last year)…

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What to do when someone asks to guest blog

Marketing blogs often suggest guest blogging on other people’s websites or having guest bloggers on your own site. Guest blogging can be beneficial for a number of reasons. Blogging on someone else’s site can give you credibility as well as a link back to your own site, which helps with SEO. Having guest bloggers on…

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Social Media Cheat Sheet

Facebook Image Sizes Cover photo815 px wide x 315 px tall Profile image180 px wide x 180 px tall Highlighted image1200 px wide x 717 px tall Shared image1200 px wide x 630 px tall Twitter Image Sizes Header photo1500 px wide by 500 px tall Profile image400 px wide by 400 px tall Feed photo440 px wide by 220…

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