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Vincent Wondra
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Are You Still Playing Russian Roulette with Google? http://copy.bz/1arvi8u
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If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.
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I'm speechless.  Amused... but still speechless.
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John McAfee is back in what may be his strangest appearance yet.
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One of the reasons why I left IBM is because of things like this. Doesn't matter how good you are at your job, if the bean-counters say your number is up, your gone. It makes for a VERY stressful environment every quarter.
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In this comic, artist Pablo Stanley illustrates some costume ideas for programmers, IT professionals or anyone who can't get enough of coding humor.
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Are you insane? I used Dreamhost to host WP sites for years...and experienced multiple outages, server maint, hacking attempts to their entire network, and several denial of service attacks to their network.

I've since moved to HostGator. It is much nicer over here
 
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Google+ and Search.
 
What is the future of Google search, and what role does G+ play?

In the past few years, Google has made a lot of changes to their algorithms, which has affected what types of content appear when customers search, ultimately influencing search engine rankings and changing the way businesses view SEO in a major way.

Now, companies know that basic SEO, like keyword stuffing, is simply not enough to maintain a high ranking in Google's search results. Instead, companies receive higher rankings for posting unique, relevant, shareable content. No easy task, but certainly one worth pursuing! The rise of social media has helped bolster many companies' attempts to do just this, however, new changes to Google+, the search giant's own in house social network, is creating another major shift in the way we view reviews and customer engagement.

The Google+ Shift

Before Google+ hit the web in 2011, Google was still beginning a series of changes to their algorithms, but the way search rankings worked was still pretty predictable. You did well in search rankings if you quality keywords, plenty of backlinks, and interesting, unique relevant content written by an actual person as opposed to some spambot spewing strange strings of keyword heavy jargon.

Now however, the web is starting to shift away from valuing the basic work of link building and careful keyword writing. Instead, thanks to Google+, sites and business are valued for the attention they get from the Internet community, as well as the perceived authority of their content.

Attention and Authority

In a way, the Google+ shift seems a little unfair, almost like how all the popular kids in high school got all the attention simply because, well, they always got all the attention! But figuring out how to be top dog on the Google+ social ladder isn't as impossible as getting voted Prom Queen. Google+ values sites that post quality content that people actually interact with and share, and you can get that process rolling by using Google features like Public Circles and Google Communities to share your links and encourage your fans and followers to pass them around. The more links you have from independent sources, the more your site will rise in the search rankings.

In addition, you can reach out to your customer base and solicit reviews from real people, which will help build your authority as an authentic provider of products or services. Encourage your reviewers to link their posted content to their Google+ profiles, which will establish authorship and prove that your company's reviews are legit, another major goal of the new Google+.

As Google+ grows more prominent, it's becoming a force that simply can't be ignored. Search, like everything else on the web, is becoming more social. So join the party and get your business the attention it deserves!
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Web Design Business Consultant
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  • Bootstrap Business Solutions
    Owner, 2013 - present
  • oDesk
    Web Design & Business Consultant, 2010 - present
  • Athletic Greens
    Director of Technology, 2012 - 2012
  • BizzyWeb
    Vice President of Operations, 2010 - 2012
  • IBM
    Assured the successful execution of the company's web based presence and business mission through development and deployment of the company's web presence and other technical means. Daily responsibilities include project management, technical and business analysis, forecasting, website development, and leading remote (domestic & international) teams. Successful projects include: Test & Target (Omniture) - Adding Facebook Like Box by final payment button for a 22.21% conversion increase, 7.89% lift in Average Order Value, 28.64$ lift in Sales; Test & Target (Omniture) - Adding badge next to desired product resulted in a 6.71% rise in Average Order Value and a 17.55% boost in sales from new customers; German translated website with German SEO; migration to RackSpace Open Cloud hosting to improve performance, stability, and increase scalability; Improve primary sites initial page load times by 77%; Implement Project Management software (Basecamp)and methodology; Implement Google Tag Manager; LimeLightCRM & HasOffers integration into PHP based websites; Resolve numerous long term technical issues, 2007 - 2010
  • WondraWeb
    Owner, 2008 - 2010
  • Affiliated Computer Services
    Site Coordinator, 2005 - 2007
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North Fond du Lac, WI
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Fond du Lac, WI - Mayville, WI - St. Paul, MN - Mt. Calvary, WI
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Working smarter, not harder
Introduction
I’m a internet business consultant and project manager who builds websites that convert. I show websites owners how design can help drive sales, newsletter signups, website traffic and more! My goal & results driven methods also help to refine, document and streamline development process's to reduce support issues, speed up development time, improve the final product, and greatly increase customer satisfaction.
Education
  • St. Paul College
    Computer Programming, 1998 - 2000
  • St. Lawrence Seminary
    1988 - 1992
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Vince, Vinnie
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