Mastering SEO Rankings with Analytics Data

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After reading this post you won’t be able to “Master Search Engine Rankings” … However, with some simple guidelines, you can create an effective plan to put your analytics data to work for you. Before I jump on my soapbox and start preaching the gospel of SEO, I want to state for the record that … […]

Dear Lisa I Will Always Remember You

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February was probably the most difficult month I have ever had. After wrecking my car on February 9th, I had a hard time getting around … I had forgotten to add rental coverage to my insurance policy when I signed up … Smooth … Next, I lost my new phone only six days after I … […]

Apache MultiViews & Mod_Rewrite

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Apache apparently has a server module call mod_negotiation which contains an option called MultiViews. MultiViews is a setting that gives the server the ability to decide the best representation for a requested file that doesn’t exist. Furthermore, If MultiViews is enabled on the server, it will take operational precedence before any mod_rewrite directives that you … […]

ColdFusion Ajax & JQuery

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Recently I decided that it’s time to start paying a bit more attention to improving the visual presentation of one of my sites. The site’s built in ColdFusion with lot’s of nifty CF Ajax stuff thrown in. CFDiv’s, CFWindows, and Pods here and there too. So, I figured since I’m not too bad at coding … […]

CFEclipse Aptana Migration

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I learned ColdFusion in DreamWeaver. For that matter, I've learned HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP in DreamWeaver too, so it's been fairly difficult for me to completely switch over to Eclipse even though I actually prefer working in Eclipse more than I do DreamWeaver. For some reason I just feel like I'm 'really' coding when … […]

Hurricane Ike in Florida Sept 9 08

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According to storm tracking predictions at Stormpulse, Hurricane Ike is going to be arriving in South Florida sometime Early in the A.M, Wednesday, September 9th. Image credit: StormPulse If you’ve ever been lucky enough see a major hurricane first hand, it’s not something you’ll likely forget anytime soon. Seeing that Ike is slated to be … […]

Google Chrome Rocks

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So my first impression about Google’s new Chrome browser, is that it Rocks. It’s quite apparent that the engineers at Google know exactly what the development community is looking for and they make no small feat in creating a web browser that is able to completely annihilate the competition. Moreover, I really like some of … […]

Delicious Changes Page Layout

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News travels fast on Twitter, and while I was checking out my updates, I saw that Delicious has changed their domain name from del.icio.us to the dot com delicious.com. I don’t typically like change too much, but I think it will definitely help the site attract more visitors transferring over to the simpler name. I … […]

ColdFusion CFC Problem Solved

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In my last post, I was ranting about a frustrating situation with CFC’s on shared hosting over at HostMySite. Several months ago, I installed a rather cool CFC that only had a life span of three days – it worked fine – then all of a sudden – it stopped working. A few weeks ago … […]

Wheres The Damned ColdFusion Component?

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Okay, So I might be a bit frustrated here … I have had ongoing issues with CFC’s at HostMySite, and I can’t for the life of me find the root cause to my dilemma. If someone could give me a clue … I would really appreciate it. My problem follows … I have shared hosting … […]

Adwords Tool Shows Exact Searches

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Well it has been a long awaited advancement for the SEO, SEM and SMO industry … but Google has finally added exact searches per month for keyword phrases to their keyword tool, Adwords Keyword Tool External. Previously, the tool would return results for the targeted keyword in the form of a low, medium or high … […]

Announcing the Launch of SchoolLoans.com

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In cooperation with Seth Kravitz of Cyber Technology LLC, Seth and I completed the launch for the new web site for student loans, SchoolLoans.com. We are looking forward to a promising future. SchoolLoans.com provides a unique loan comparison tool that allows prospective students, or parents of students the opportunity to seek out the most appropriate student loan and easily start … […]

Happy Birthday To Shana Albert of SocialDesire

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I just wanted to post a belated (June 9th) birthday shoutout to Shana of Social Desire … Shana is a friend of mine that contributes an enormous amount of her time and energy to blogging about all things Social media, Web 2.0, and search engine optimization … Besides being an incredibly disciplined and driven blogger, … […]

SQL UDF to Convert Uppercase to Propercase

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So, I figured that it would be a good idea to try and expand Florida Search Engine Optimization web coverage beyond the Miami, Fort Lauderdale areas. So, I started a project to build a quazi regional network in my site. At first, I tried to be creative and store all of the cities and counties … […]

RegEx Cheat Sheet for SES URLs

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Recently I have been going through the fantastic book, Mastering Regular Expressions, by Jeffrey Friedl. Since I first learned the basics of creating a URL re-write in ColdFusion from a buddy that I used to work with, I developed a crazy fascination with Regular Expressions. For the CF developers that are reading this, it may … […]

Try Catch App.CFC

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Okay, so I am only a year in to CF development now, and I still feeling about as confident with my skills as well, the first month I started … don’t ask me why, but I always seem to find a problem that baffles me. This time is not an exception. I recently moved to … […]

Google Hits Record Highs While Competitors Fall

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In recent news, there were reports that the incumbent search engine Google, reached record highs (again) for the Month of March 08′, with an incredible 59.8% of the market share. The data was collected from Hitwise and Compete for the US search stats, and clearly shows that Google is stronger than ever. Not like anyone … […]

CF 8 Image CAPTCHA » toScript JS Validation

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I finally got to the point where I had seen just about as much spam that I could handle and being somewhat of a ColdFusion developer, I decided to take some action … My first shot at stopping the pesky spammers was by implementing a Lyla CAPTCHA. However, I had some problems getting the CFC … […]

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