Why Bother with SEO?

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is a set of best practices for getting a website or page ranked as highly as possible in one of the top search engines. SEOs (people who do search engine optimization) like to refer to “search engines” in the generic sense to be democratic, but in reality, Google is the […]

Understanding ImmutableID

If you use Directory Synchronization with Office 365 and are looking at a future Active Directory migration project, it’s critical that you understand ImmutableID. Below are some important concepts to understand around ImmutableID and potential ways to address it as part of Active Directory changes. Background If you install DirSync or AADSync with the defaults, […]

PC Maintenance 101

Personal Computers of all types experience a “slow down” over time. This can occur for several reasons, but the primary focus of this article is to focus on those items an average PC user can fix. Primary amongst all of these strategies is behavior. Two of the main culprits in a computers degraded performance is […]

Google to Penalize Sites with Popup Ads Starting Jan ’17

Google announced that it will begin penalizing pages with intrusive interstitials — popup ads — beginning in January 2017: “Pages that show intrusive interstitials provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible. This can be problematic on mobile devices where screens are often smaller. To improve the mobile search experience, […]

Windows Server backup / Email script

For many admins, they run into the issue of not being able to send automatically send backup reports to themselves since there is no inherent way to do so in Windows Server 2008-2012 R2. Script: The first thing we need is the script that will collect backup info and create an email with attachment. Here […]

How to configure email to use SMTP relay from your server to Office 365

Office365 relay: Option 1 (recommended): Authenticate your device or application directly with an Office 365 mailbox, and send mail using SMTP client submission If your device or application can authenticate and send email using an Office 365 mailbox account, this is the recommended method. The device or application sends mail using SMTP client submission. In […]

First Get the SEO Basics Right!

Before you invest your time in optimizing off-page factors such as backlinks and social mentions, you should make sure that the on-page factors of your web pages are correct. On-page optimization is very important if you want to be found for the right search terms. If the content of your web pages isn’t good enough, […]

What to do with Google’s search algorithm change – again!

Google is continually changing the algorithms that they use to rank web pages. Things that worked great in the past can trigger a ranking penalty today. Search engine optimization and technology are always undergoing change and you have to make sure that you do the right things if you do not want to become obsolete […]