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Janice Nelson
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Corporate and Individual Portraits, Model and Actor Headshots, Architecture, Fine Art Photography
Corporate and Individual Portraits, Model and Actor Headshots, Architecture, Fine Art Photography

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Anyone like some fudge? Homemade? Here's the BEST recipe of all for smooth, creamy, crunchy, melts-in-your-mouth fudge you've ever tasted: https://whittleweb.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/super-duper-fudge/
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An important distinction about having your resources such as css and javascript being crawled
I was just contacted by one of my tool users about a discussion they are having with a company called Smugmug.
The user of my tool was worried because my Google guideline tool (varvy.com) reported that some of her resources were being blocked from Google.
She contacted Smugmug and they told her not to worry about it and as evidence that there was no problem, they showed her that her pages were able to be found in the Google results.
I should say here that I am not sure of the wording or exact discussion that happened, but this is a good opportunity to highlight something.
Here is the important distinction I was speaking of (Smugmug possibly shouldn't be so smug here)....
Your web pages can be listed in Google and ranked by Google even though your page resources are blocked.
However, the newest Google webmaster guideline states very very clearly that you should not block page resources from Google. 
These resources are things like CSS and Javascript.
- If you do block those resources, it does not mean your site is not indexed or ranked by Google
- If you do not block those resources, Google can better understand your website and therefore rank it in several different scenarios where it could not otherwise. It is better for any webpage to allow Google to crawl page resources, that is why it is a Google webmaster guideline.

I can not personally recommend any third party service that does not follow the Google guidelines.

My advice to Smugmug in this case is to read the Google webmaster guidelines, particularly the one that states...

"To help Google fully understand your site's contents, allow all of your site's assets, such as CSS and JavaScript files, to be crawled. The Google indexing system renders webpages using the HTML of a page as well as its assets such as images, CSS, and Javascript files. To see the page assets that Googlebot cannot crawl and to debug directives in your robots.txt file, use the Fetch as Google and the robots.txt Tester tools in Search Console"

I would further advise Smugmug to contact +John Mueller of Google (I am not a Google employee or representative, but he is). 
I am sure he would be glad to assist you since your company is affecting so many users.

In any case, the real solution is to use Google webmaster tools (Google search console) and to test it there to see.

If you are using any third party tool (like Varvy) it is always good to remember that that tool may or may not be right, but may hint at a problem. 
If a tool hints at such a problem, it is worth looking into using the tools provided by Google to do so (Google search console).

Tech details for John and Smugmug: It appears that the Smugmug CDN has...
User-agent: *
Disallow: /
at the end of their robots.txt file and this is likely what flaged my tool to warn about blocked resources as their css and js are served from there.
update: the tool seems to be right about the reported blocked resources for smugmug (Varvy tools actually check for blocked resources line by line, so typically the results are correct)
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A wonderful opportunity with a great photographer!
CHICAGO (en)Visionography Workshop, October 17-18, 2015
http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/chicago-workshop-2015/
Happy to be launching my next workshop, in one of the most fantastic cities of the world for photography – Chicago.
Come if you want to learn how to create (en)Visionography – The New Fine Art Photography.
Special promotional price for the next 2 weeks.
Can't wait to see you there!
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Something photographers and non-photographers might find an interesting read...(particularly if you are in need of a Wedding Photographer):
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I entered the Exposure contests - the first contest requires social media votes to be eligible for the Vox Populi Prize (and the second contest does not). If you would check out the site and possibly "like" my page to allow me to participate in the free contest, I'd appreciate it much. I need 100 votes. Here's the link: https://janicenelson.see.me/exposure2015.
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Are you trying to learn photography? Getting frustrated? Feeling like the more you learn the less you realize you know? Check out this article for another approach to learning photography: http://www.jdnphotos.com/How-to-Learn-Photography
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VISION magazine issue #12 is out, featuring a selection of award-winning images from our workshop alumni. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can get it here: http://visionexplorers.com/magazine
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Thank you very much, Camerapixo, for including/publishing "Before She Sleeps" (along with photographer profiles, as well) in your November edition, (en)Visionography. The magazine is beautiful and displays many inspirational works. To view the collection on-line, visit: http://camerapixo.com/publications/envisionography. (A hard copy of this collection is also available for purchase.)
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