Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Smart phones - mobile computing - with bendable screens to fit in your pocket.

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Next year could bring a new twist in the evolution of the smartphone.

Samsung are gearing up to produce flexible, unbreakable mobile phone screens that can be bent, twisted and even folded up and put in your wallet.

The South Korean tech giant reportedly has the flexible screens in the final stage of development and will be ready to ship them next year.

The breakthrough has been made by through the use of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), which are thin and can be put on flexible material such as plastic or metal foil.
Samsung is not the only company to have invested heavily in research into flexible screens using OLEDs. Companies including Japan's Sony and LG Display, also of South Korea have launched prototypes.

However Samsung is the first to promise a launch date for the technology, with an unnamed source 'familiar with the situation' telling the Wall Street Journal they will ship in the first half of 2013.

Looking at the release dates of the company's flagship smartphones, the S series, that suggests that the first device to feature the flexible screen technology could be the yet to be announced S4.

The company's move to produce the flexible displays comes as smartphone and tablet makers search for ways to differentiate their products in a market where customers face a glut of almost identical products.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SEO: six common errors that kill SEO and how to make your site trustworthy to Google

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is morphing as the web continues to expand and be a larger part of our personal and business endeavors.  It’s no secret that Google and Bing are the new yellow pages. Anyone not coming to terms with that in their business plan is just working an old-school business model.  

Is SEO Dead?

With the recent shakedown of site performance from the algo updates (Panda and Penguin); sites losing their ranking and positions in the search engine results, you might think that SEO techniques are no longer working or not effective.

But, that is not the case. The algo updates are continuing at a furious pace to bring some authentic search results to all search engine users In other words, there is no more tricks and short cuts being tolerated to getting to the top of the heap on the search engine result pages. 

Here are seven reasons for low site performance in search engine visibility - in no specific order.

Keyword stuffing
Poor content writing
Automatic anchor text links
Unnatural links
Duplicate content
Content below fold
Hidden text

There are three emerging key perspectives in this “changing of the guard” of SEO: 1) site trustworthiness, 2) social signals, and 3) keywords as “natural” and “relevant”.

Site Trustworthiness

Have a meaningful content strategy. If you need to, hire writers and have them produce content that you can use in blogs and articles that is informational and educational about your products and services.

The days of benefiting from building links using free directory submissions are over. Kaput. Anywhere that accepts free inks is pretty much ignored by Google or in some cases it will actually hamper your pagerank.

Earn Google’s Trust
  1. Don’t stuff your site with keywords.
  2. Provide educational and informational content, that’s well written, on your site.
  3. Make your site easy to navigate. Don’t make visitors go in circles.

Social Signals

Use social media to discover where your target market is online: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blogs, industry locations and then hang out there. Make some friends and make them aware of the helpful, informational, educational content on your web site. Share their content and ask them to share yours too.

Keywords “natural” and “relevant”

Google has gotten more synonym-savvy over the last couple of years, there's no need to cram keyphrases everywhere you possibly can. For example, always using "blue suede shoes" as-is (the entire, original keyphrase together), you can also use just "blue" and just "suede" and just "shoes" within the copy. This is what I have been teaching my clients over the last few years.

Here is what Matt Cutts, Google SEO Champ, has to say about keywords, “People can overdo it to the point that we consider it keyword stuffing, and it hurts. I would just make sure you use key words and phrases in natural ways where regular people aren't going to find the content stiff or artificial. That tends to be what works best.”

I will be providing more strategic information over the coming weeks about the new “how to” on SEO as the algo updates continue.

Steu Mann is an SEO Specialist. He has been successfully working with online technology since 1997. Follow him on Twitter at @EzWebManifest. If you enjoyed this article, you can subscribe to receive Free Web Site Tune Up Tips in the future.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mobile Computing: 0ut with the old, in with the new. Is your web site ready? (test your site link included)

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More news today about tech giants scrambling to reinvent business models to stay in business. Geez, look at Facebook at Google. Both lost billions of company value in stock drops because they are not keeping up with the pace of mobile computing.  Here is a link to one article.

All this means to you is a wake up call. If your web site isn’t friendly to mobile devices, you are literally driving away traffic from your pages - shunning potential buyers of your products and services. Here is a link, click here, to understand the pros and cons of going mobile.

This mobile computing trend is reshaping the market in technology, according ot the New York Times article.

  1. Demand for Intel chips inside computers — which are much more profitable than those inside smart phones — is plummeting. 
  2. At Microsoft, sales of software for PCs are sharply declining. 
  3. At Google, the price that advertisers pay when people click on ads has fallen for a year. This is partly because, while mobile ads are exploding, they cost less than Internet ads; advertisers are still figuring out how to make them most effective.
  4. Since the iPhone was introduced five years ago, almost half of all Americans own a smart phone.  
Making your web site mobile friendly means that when it’s viewed on a cell phone or ipad it looks beautiful and is easy to navigate - just liek it is on a laptop or desktop computer.  
Your web site is your global defacto mouth piece for your services and products; no matter what it’s being viewed on.  The mobile computing trend is changing consumer behavior. Internet surfing is different when browsing or searching from a smart phone, which is to day that depending on the location of the user when surfing, they will browse for different material. 
One more interesting tidbit from ComScore, they estimate that the percentage of Web pages viewed from mobile devices is now about 13%, up from 7% a year ago.
Test Your Site 
Are you inspired to get your site mobile friendly yet? Here is a great site to check out the look of your site on a mobile device:


Steu Mann 541 210 4375

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What is the value of your web site?

Value is essential in just about everything in this world. Every thing I have ever done or experienced has contributed some level of value to me - or not. Our relationships, clothes, friends, family, the list goes on and on - all of which have a value to us.

Your web site has value to the people who visit it. 

What measurement of value would you assign to your goods and services that your web site projects? 

Is your web site a project on hold? One that has missing links, missing content, and is unfinished?  What is that telling people about you? 

How is the communication of your web site content? Do your pages provide a design and offer content that will assist others in understanding how you will contribute to improving their value?

Where is your web site reaching?  Are you using a qualified metric to measure your visitor traffic?

Who is bonding with you at your web site? Do you have a system in place that allows people to connect with you in a long term relationship?

Of course there is also a monetary value too. Check out these sites if you want to explore the money side of valuing your web site:, and

Designing a mobile capable web site that is search engine optimized (SEO) are the first steps in any long term or short term plan of success with internet marketing.

Steu Mann
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Monday, September 10, 2012

What is emarketing? How can new people find your site easily?

Ever wonder how emarketing is accomplished?  How can new people find about your site, services, or products?

The Internet is an information depot. Wow, kids nowadays have an easy time researching an essay topic. If you want to find out what is happening on the other side of the world, all you have to do is point and click. Exploring the who and what of your friends is quick with the multitude of social networks like Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

The portal into this data warehouse is a search engine. Search engine spiders crawl the web 24/7 and assimilate data from every web page and blog post. The three main ones are Google, Bing, and Yahoo but there are others plus there are thousands of directories too.  All these warehouses are sending their spiders to crawl the Internet and amass every bit of info.

The million dollar question is how do you get your data to the top of the heap?  What does it take, when people are searching for you, to find you on the first page of search results, or better yet find a link to your page directly?

The answer is simple: create a buzz about your company, products, and services.

The resolution lies in a coordinated and extended effort but it’s not complicated. Here are the three steps I have been using successfully for years.

First, you need to SEO, Search Engine Optimize, your web site. You can also optimize your blog posts but I’ll save that subject to another article.  Accomplishing SEO means three things.

  1. Researched key words to use on your pages. This research displays trends of buzz words people are using in search engines to find products and services.  Both Google and Bing have these research tools for free. You need to think ahead, what is the keyword or phrase people will associate with your offering?
  2. Align your content and meta tags. You must match the content of your meta tags (key words, description, title, and author) to the content in your page.
  3. Index your site in the search engines. This is a simple process of submitting your site map to the search engines - frequently. Check my previous posts as I made a video on how to do this process.

Second, create your own buzz. You easily accomplish this by establishing backlinks to your site. For example, when you make a blog post, place a link to your site at the bottom of your it. In your social marketing updates and tweets be sure to put a link to your web site or blog.

For all you folks on a mission, you must take creating a buzz a step further. Create press releases, articles and reviews of your offering - that are educational in nature - and post them on appropriate, quality sites.  The big turn off is making them a sales pitch, And, yes, they can have a link to your site in ‘em and still be considered educational. Just do it in your Bio at the end of the content which adds that professional looking touch. 

Last step, submit your web pages, press releases, articles, and blog posts to the search engines and  directories. There are thousands around the world. I think the easiest method is buy the software. But, there are plenty of sites, including mine, where you can purchase services to do submissions for you.  

The key with those three steps is prolonged effort of 6-12 months. That’s when you will see a substantial change in your web presence - your web reputation.

You might be asking, “How do I measure that success?” One simple way is to check your PageRank before you start. After 12-15 weeks check it again.  If it is increasing then you are on the right track. If not, then maybe you are not doing enough or your work is too wide spread.  Another measure is to Google your key phrase(s) before you start. Jot down where you appear in the search results. After 12 weeks Google them again, if you are appearing higher in the search results that your success is evident.

There is another step when you get good at creating your buzz. You see, once you have established a sphere of influence, you can generate an extended buzz that’ll help even more people find you. 

If you have a question or would like assistance, give me a call at 541.210.4375.

Steu Mann

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Tired Of Low Traffic? How To Make Buzz About Your Site- Five Steps...

Having a web site or blog is a good start for getting some attention but it’s not enough.

There are billions of web sites, so how do people find yours?  You have to spread the word, which is done by creating links to your site from other sites;  those are called back links. You want to have as any links to your site as possible on quality sites.

What determines a quality site?  PageRank by Google is one way. This is a rating system of NA to 10. The higher the number the more visible the site. Yes, a rating of NA means you are not even on the chart yet. From what I have seen a rating of 2 or 3 is an average web site. Once you obtain a rating of 4+ you are leading the pack.

Here are three easy steps to get more back links that will increase the visibility of your web site.

1. Write articles and submit them to free article sites. This is easily accomplished by using sites such as along with Squidoo and HubPages.

2. Submit your web site to directories. There are thousands of directories around the globe in different languages.  

3. Make sure reviews of your product or service are received by quality review sites. Here are three of those with a PageRank of 5+: Epinions, Buzzillions, RateItAll, and YELP.

4. Blogging works really well for attention.  Blog about your work and products then submit ‘em to your social networks: Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter. This will keep your name in front of potential clients and assist others to learn about you. And, you are filling the search engines with you news too.

5.  Write a minimum of one press release a month and send it to distribution points - click here to view a few listings.

I have done  emarketing and SEO.  I can promise you that implementing those five methods will generate buzz about you and your offering. Last thing, creating this buzz is not an overnight success. It takes time. You must consistently do it for six months to see measurable results. If you want a lasting impression then 12 months is your goal.

If you have any questions or need some help give be a call at 541.210.4375.

Blessings, Steu

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Internet Marketing - tuning your site for mobile computing

Mobile computing is on the rise and you had better make sure your web site is setup for it if you are serious about internet marketing.  Otherwise, potential visitors will surf on by your offerings. Listen, this is serious stuff. If people cannot view your site then why even have one? More and more people are doing mobile computing. In Forbes a recent computing article said this, "In many parts of Asia, where the mobile phone took hold sooner than in the U.S., schools have given up trying to control students using mobile phones. For a student in Hong Kong, their mobile phone is as vital as the beating of their heart." 

Check out these mobile computing stats  .....

3 Options: how to make your site mobile computing compatible 

1.  You can go to a site and create a mobile version of your existing site. This requires a fee to pay for this new site. And, it also means you have two sites to update now whenever you make content changes. Here is one provider of this service.

2. You can purchase a domain and make your own site, after you code it to be mobile. Let's say your site is You purchase the domain and then code it to be mobile. The bad part of this is that you have two sites to update now whenever you make content changes. Here is an article coding mobile web sites.

3. You can use software that makes web sites and use a format that is compatible to mobile computing and traditional (laptop, desktop) computing.  This is the option I use and suggest as the best. There are tons of great web sites templates out there that you can use for this option and then customize for your look and design. This software includes dreamweaverrapdiweavertaco, and there are many more.  The key is the design of your pages so that they fit the smaller screens on mobile devices.

If you have a question on your mobile computing, give me a call and I will steer you in the right direction.

Blessings, Steu
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What is your web reputation?

The search engines can be your friend or foe. A smart internet marketing plan includes actively managing your online reputation to ensure perceptions of your services and products remain beneficial to your efforts. Search engines are user friendly; people know how to use them. Pew Research Center reports that over 90% of users find what they are looking for when using a search engine.  Without managing the content that creates your online reputation, you are trampling the protection of your most valuable asset.

Our expertise and technology makes managing your reputation seamless with marketing your products and services.  We use several approaches to protect your reputation in our verified reputation management strategy. 

1. Analyze negative and positive exposure
We comb the search engines to locate all your data to gain a composite picture of your web presence. We can also help you minimize negative posts in search engines.

2.  Strategic planning and implementation

After identifying the existing perceptions about you, we work with you to create a proven strategy to accomplish your ideal perceptions on the web.

3. Ongoing reputation management
Once your strategy is in place our services constantly review Internet content that is generating perceptions about your business.

Managing your online reputation requires a comprehensive approach.   You want to make sure that positive feedback is boosted and negative posts or reviews are suppressed. The content you are using must be Search Engine Optimized (SEO) to provide you with the best traction possible in search engines. To satisfy the appetite of savvy users, your content must include media: video, podcasts, and/or moving content. When your reputation strategy contains this content approach you are increasing the visibility of your brand. We make it easy for you since our best in class services provide these services and much more.

The biggest increase in Internet users is mobile computing, which is done on devices like cell phones and ipads.  Make sure that all of your content includes this distribution and viewing ability, otherwise you are locked out an increasing market of potential customers. Our reputation management services bundle this service for you automatically. 

Reputation management is mission critical to every online businesses.  We work with all industry types to provide our reputation management services. Typically, you will begin seeing results within a few weeks. Your confidentially and privacy is one of our primary concerns. As for results, you receive a report every 30 days to see your campaign progress. Our fees depend on what you want to achieve and the complexity of your campaign. Contact us today to speak with one of our specialists to design your customized plan.

Steu Mann
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Alternative Health: How to Protect Yourself & Environment From EMF: Electromagnetic Radiation


Major environmental contributors are military and business while major emitters at home include TV’s, computers, cell/cordless phones, wi-fi’s, fluorescent lights, some toys, and many appliances.

All of life depends on beneficial electromagnetic frequencies. The brain and heart of living creatures are especially dependent on specific frequencies. Studies have articulated that sentient beings experience a sense of wellbeing from Schumann Resonances which are naturally emitted from the Earth. However, the overwhelming mass of EMR’s, including, microwave (MW) and radio-frequency (RF) radiation plus very extremely low frequency (ELF) frequencies, are posing a devastating hazard to individual health and an ever present danger to maintaining a healthy environment. From around the world, in thousands of research studies, scientists and law experts warn of short-term and long-term hazards of exposure to EMR while expressing that minimal exposure is the best practice.

A new long-term study by the World Health Organization into the link between mobile use and brain cancer has found that heavy users significantly increase their risk of developing fatal brain tumors. “It’s time for the Government to stop saying, like the mobile industry, we need more research and to move forward with putting appropriate warnings on mobile phone packaging, and to issue public cautions to children.” said Dr Blackwell from

In PEDIATRICS, Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, it was reported, “There is consistent evidence from epidemiologic studies of a risk of childhood leukemia associated with exposure to environmentally high levels of ELF magnetic fields.” In 2010, Argentine researchers at Nascentis found that radiation emitted by an internet connected computer resting on the user’s legs may affect male fertility by reducing sperm motility and fragmenting DNA.
“Many birds are disappearing mysteriously from urban environments and our bees are now under serious threat,” reported Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy. He also found there is increasing evidence that some of this is due to electromagnetic pollution such as that from cell towers, cell phones, DECT cordless phones and wifi.
In your home you will find numerous sources of EMR’s. Some of these include 'smart' utility grids; smart meters; mobile phones and their antenna infrastructure on masts; rooftops and in disguised structures; microwave oven leakage; baby monitors and children's RF-related toys; RF medical devices; RFID-embedded chips in people, animals, consumer products, and identity or credit cards; direct-energy and other EM weaponry; TV, radio, and satellite broadcasts; and there are many more. provides consumers with products to improve their health naturally. The I AM EMF Balance tool fits in your pocket and neutralizes EMF’s, stray voltage, and electrical pollution. It also induces relaxation by slowing down the brain waves to assist in meditation and sleeping.

Monday, September 3, 2012

SEO starter guide provided by Google - five stars

This is an excellent resource filled with ideas to boost your visitor traffic, align your SEO efforts and enhance your online marketing. 

Some of you are Do It Yourself (DIY) and this is a post for you. Google has a well done starter guide for building SEO into your content and therefore getting some lift in Goggle  search results.  Check out the link below to this very handy manual. It takes some time to digest it and apply it - but definitely worth your while. 

I guarantee that by the time you read this and apply it, you will be immersed in your web site design and building. So, if you are up to that level of immersion in your web site design this Google created SEO started guide is a DIY dream come true.

Here is the link....