SEO and Your Blog

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And finally … post! The single most important thing you can do to increase your blog’s SEO is to post regularly. Even if you have a website with mostly static content, include a “Blog” or “News” section that you regularly update so Google can see that your site is active. All the SEO strategies in the world won’t help if you’re not adding content, so get to writing!

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Over the years one of the most frequent requests on has been to allow bloggers to earn money from their blog through ads. We’ve resisted advertising so far because most of it we had seen wasn’t terribly tasteful, and it seemed like Google’s AdSense was the state-of-the-art, which was sad. You pour a lot of time and effort into your blog and…

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"See, in the record business, you can show someone your song, and they don’t copy it. In the tech business, you show somebody your idea, and they steal it."


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Launch of STS-30, May 4th, 1989

On May 4, 1989, the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-30) lifted off from Kennedy Space Center. The crew consisted of pilot Ronald J. Grabe, commander David M. Walker, and mission specialists Norman E. Thagard, Mary L. Cleave, and Mark C. Lee. The primary payload for the mission was the Magellan/Venus Radar mapper spacecraft and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS). The Magellan spacecraft, which arrived at Venus on August 10, 1990, collected radar images of 98 percent of the planet’s surface, with resolution 10 times better than that of the earlier Soviet Venera 15 and 16 missions. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. held overall responsibility for the Space Shuttle’s external tanks, main engines, and solid rocket boosters.

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This is great…. 


The FCC is proposing rules that would kill Net Neutrality.

We can’t let this happen.

TAKE ACTION: Demand REAL Net Neutrality


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Imagine holding 10 books in the palm of your hand — and being able to read them in the dark. That’s the idea behind and electronic book unveiled Friday. Once the stuff of science fiction, Rocket eBook packs 4,000 pages of text and graphics — or about 10 average novels — into a paperback-size, 22-ounce device that sells for $499.

10 whole book? Amazing! 


Tim Wu on the solution to the F.C.C.’s net-neutrality problems:

“What should Wheeler do? He can stick with his original plan, try to pass the basic ‘commercially reasonable’ proposal, and face a revolt from his commissioners, continued outrage on the Internet, and the wrath of the Internet industry. He could well end up being known widely (even if unfairly) as the telecom lobbyist who broke Obama’s promises and killed the open Internet, which is rather an unpleasant thing to count as your legacy, and which is what everyone is calling him today. The alternative is to toughen up the rules.”

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