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Customizing A Shared Page On Facebook: Use Open Graph

Whenever you share a link on Facebook or you paste a link into your status update, you'll notice that it displays a title and sometimes a description and photo. To change what information is displayed when a page on your website is displayed involves ...

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Responding to Negative Online Feedback

Many major websites now provide areas for users to comment on products and services being sold. Added to this, Google allows users to comment on companies through their Places page and import comments from other popular sites, all of which end up sho ...

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Dealing with UTF-8 Character Encoding In PHP and MySQL

The other week, a colleague of mine sent an interesting article about UTF8 encoding through the web stack. The post talks about how you have to force each part of your web application and software into UTF8 as they fight to default to their own defau ...

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What Is Google+ and Do I Need It?

A visual representation of Circles in Google+. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC_M6PzXS9g&w=520

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Google+ Shows Promise but Where’s the Support for Businesses?

Google rolled out it's social networking equivalent to Facebook, called Google+, this summer and the initial features look promising. Google+ organizes your Friends into Circles, or custom named groups that you can add your contacts to. Many Facebook ...

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Font Differences In Browsers

This afternoon, I noticed that one of the fonts was very "bold" in Firefox compared to Chrome. I've known that there are differences in how each browser and platform renders fonts on webpages (amongst the many other differences)  but I was surprised ...

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The Google +1 Button

Google's answer to Facebook's Like button is the Google +1 Button. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAyUNI3_V2c Installing the Google +1 Button Installation of Google's +1 button is as simple as going to their +1 website and choosing the options t ...

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Customizing the Image for Facebook Shared Links

This post is outdated. Click here to view how to customize your Facebook content using Open Graph. Sharing tools and Like buttons have become common place on websites and blogs. When using these tools, Facebook and other services do their best to ...

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Including Youtube In Your Online Marketing Strategies

Often overlooked by many small to medium sized businesses is the important role that Youtube can play in developing your online marketing strategies. Numbers recently released by Comscore show that Google sites (which includes Youtube) had over 1 ...

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WordPress Admin Bar is Blank

When I upgraded to Wordpress 3.1, I realized that there was a blank box along the top of my blog. I didn't realize what this was until installing a new version of Wordpress, I saw the Admin Bar and realized that the blank box was a blank Admin Bar. A ...

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