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Three cheers for AG.  Hip Hip Hooray!  Thanks Spin Sucks for sharing @amandalgant's story!

5 months ago on #FollowFriday: Amanda Gant

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60% of people leave a site when it's not mobile ready and 80% will search for another (COMPETITORS) website.  This is really compelling data!  Do you know the source?  Great write-up Mary Fran!

1 year ago on When Orbiteers Head to WordCamp

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Thanks Ryan!  I'm looking forward to attending the next event.  It seems like almost all the topics discussed could be whole sessions on their own. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Design Brew Recap

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I'm amazed (and slightly concerned) about your JCVD knowledge.  Good Interesting Article!  

1 year, 1 month ago on Web Design Techniques: Jean Claude Van Damme’s School for Web Designers

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The Halo Effect paragraph is super valuable to those just getting started and trying to figure out what to write about. Nice article, Andy!

1 year, 1 month ago on The Secret To SEO: How To Make a Link Magnet

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 @haastyle Good points! Color does matter a lot more on a website than it does on a pair of running shoes.  However, I'm sure there are many fashionistas that might disagree. 

1 year, 2 months ago on Get a Website Design Idea the Next Time You Buy Running Shoes

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 @CathyCu Nice.  It's good to get the win win of color and fit!

1 year, 2 months ago on Get a Website Design Idea the Next Time You Buy Running Shoes

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 @rypaci Thank you!

1 year, 2 months ago on Which Website Price Should I Pick?

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 @ecommerce web developers The old adage of "you get what you pay for is usually true."  I generally agree with you, but I think that it's important to really understand the goals before dismissing a cheap option.  

1 year, 3 months ago on Which Website Price Should I Pick?

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 @amandag Thanks AG!

1 year, 3 months ago on Which Website Price Should I Pick?

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Great summary of links.  It's great to see the trend towards legitimate, quality interactions having the real value.  I'm glad to see the days of focusing on pure volume to game the system are coming to an end.  

1 year, 3 months ago on Google Website Rank: How Do Links Work In Google?

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Nice Article Ben!  How does picking a CMS relate to selecting a web development partner?  In other words, assuming that a company is going to hire a web developer, what is your recommendation on when and how to pick a CMS?

1 year, 6 months ago on Should I Use Drupal?

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One of my favorite song lyrics goes “You've gotta stand right up for something Or you're gonna fall....for anything”  John Cooney never fell for anything because that he stood for so much.  He used his ability to consume tons of information and meticulously form his position.  Then he only voiced his opinion when it really mattered and in a way that was both open-minded and respectful of others opinions.  He stood for all that was good.  I’m grateful for having got to walk on this earth with him and miss him greatly.

1 year, 6 months ago on Remembering John Cooney

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Fresh blog posts...yummy

1 year, 6 months ago on 7 Website Resolutions for 2013

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 @barrettoms  @crestodina What the heck?

1 year, 7 months ago on Website Navigation Best Practices

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 @crestodina A taxidermy joke, wow!

1 year, 7 months ago on Website Navigation Best Practices

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Is it ever OK to put services (or products) in the homepage navigation?  What would be a situation that makes it ok?  A large number of services?

1 year, 7 months ago on Website Navigation Best Practices

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You are right, Jeff!  When I read the opening, I was skeptical that I'd agree with your premise.  But, you won me over because retail is definitely in need of an overhaul.  Consumers need to demand a higher level of customer service and be willing to put value on that service.  

1 year, 8 months ago on Why Showrooming is Good for Retail

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It's refreshing to put the emphasis on the most important people in a network.  The easy, popular approach seems to cast a wide net and build big numbers of friends, likes, connections, and follows.  

1 year, 8 months ago on 4-Step Guide to Creating Superfans

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Great points.  While reading this, it made me think of the companies that decide an RFP is the best approach.  TEhy send an RFP to a bunch of companies under the assumption that casting a broader net will select the best vendor.  In my experience, this is NOT the way to find the best vendor (or the best solution).  I like that RFPs force you to write down requirements, but that's about it.

1 year, 10 months ago on How Not To Buy a Website In 10 Steps

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Hey Andy...taking your advice and calling you with good feedback on this article!

1 year, 11 months ago on Ring! Your Best Web Marketing Tool is Calling

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Good rules to live by for blogging.  Seems like we could apply these rules to many business activities like meetings and emails.  All would be more effective if they were actionable, based in facts, and on topics that got us fired up!

1 year, 11 months ago on Blog Criteria: 3 Blogging Criteria For Writing Great Posts

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Chef Barrett- I'm well aware of your website prowess, but I'm amazed at your knowledge of wedding cakes.  I'd add that at times we get emotional and treat both like they are the absolute most important decision that will ever be made.  It's important to keep them both in perspective and in context of the big picture.  Nice job on this article!

2 years ago on Websites and Wedding Cakes

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Great advice! Taking her own advice and being humble, Mary Fran failed to mention her own food blog that incorporates her own advice.  Check it out at www.frannycakes.com 

2 years, 1 month ago on Your Brand Is Your Blog, Your Blog Is Your Brand

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