Calculating the Citizen Offset Cost Savings of Cities Such As Pittsburgh

Calculating City Savings Offset by Citizen Action I was mowing the city owned lots next to my house the other day when an idea struck me. Technically I was doing a job that a city employee should be doing – maintaining city owned property. I began to think about calculating the citizen offset cost savings of cities such as Pittsburgh. …

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The Milk Bottle is Half Full

The Milk Bottle is Half Full I’m a somewhat optimistic person which is why when I see something that is inefficient or poorly designed I’m not afraid to think of solutions and ask if they can be implemented. You might say that I’m a milk bottle is half full sort of person. This is why I decided to try to …

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Cob House Number Crunching

This will be the first in an ongoing series of posts about the cost and material volume of our planned cob house. As our plans are fluid you might find a lot that these numbers don’t match up down but we’ll explain what they mean each time so that should help anyone who is using the info we are putting …

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Tracking Mobile Searches in Google Analytics

Tracking Mobile Searches In my last post I was complaining about the fact that you can’t actually see if your mobile customers are coming via search, direct link, or from a referring site. Guess what – I was wrong and I’m man enough to admit my mistake. I did some research and you can see where mobile visitors are coming from and …

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Mobile Search Insights

New York Times Reports on Innovations in Mobile Search There was a really good article that appeared in the New York Times back on April 25th that I just managed to find. You can read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/technology/25mobile.html?_r=1 and I encourage you to do so as it gives some really great insight into what Google is doing these days to …

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Knowing your market

Google Search Insights Every month I run reports from Google Analytics and several other sources to see how my websites are doing. Knowing how many hits your website has gotten is important but how do you know how many hits your website could have potentially had? Keyword Analysis: Pittsburgh photographer The first step to finding the answer to that question is …

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WordPress 3.0

WordPress 3.0 If I or someone else has built a website for you on WordPress and you’ve logged in within the past few days you should see a notice under the header that looks like the image on the left. It’s letting you know that WordPress 3.0 is out. Does that mean you should update? Maybe. Who should update If …

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Search optimization for your mail box

Efficiency Fetish It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a geek but what you might not know about me is that I have a serious efficiency fetish. That doesn’t sound right exactly but what I mean is I really need things to work efficiently. I can’t stand extra steps and time wasting. When a client or a friend asks me to …

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