Google News: How to Get Your Blog Indexed

Google News: How to Get Your Blog Indexed Ever wondered how some blogs appear on Google News and others don’t? Ever wanted to get your site on Google News. Google has published guidelines explaining how the process works. Do it right and you might be indexed. If you’d like a site to be included in Google News, you can also send them the URL directly. Continue reading “Google News: How to Get Your Blog Indexed”

Why New Yorkers Make Great Web Links

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Gerry McGovern
A good link has no time for small talk or niceties. It acts like a signpost, like a promise. With a good link, what you see is what you get.
If most of today’s web links were married they’d be heading for divorce. Because they never keep their promises. “Darling, I’ll home at 10.” But the cad of a link doesn’t come home until 4 in the morning.
The link says, “Launch online application form.” What’s a reasonable expectation? That if you click on the link, an online application form will be launched. So I click. Nothing launches. I just get a page of useless text telling me stuff like: “This is a secure site designed to help customers correctly complete a passport application online.” Well, fancy that. Continue reading “Why New Yorkers Make Great Web Links”

Should I Join the STC? Is it Worth the Money?

Ben Minson makes some interesting points about the role of the STC (Society for Technical Communication) and the value it offers to its members.
As an ‘outsider’ looking in, I have to confess to finding the STC a rather odd organization. A longer post is probably in order to discuss this. Continue reading “Should I Join the STC? Is it Worth the Money?”

How to Get Your Email Answered

Chris-BroganChris Brogan (read and bookmark!) just hit a new milestone.
He’s now getting over 600 emails a day on average. 50% were people asking me his time, 25% were “really nice people,” 20% were business opportunities, and 5% were friends. A quick bit of math: if he answered 1 email a minute, 600 emails would take me 10 hours to answer. Continue reading “How to Get Your Email Answered”