Weekly Roundup – Guy R Cook 20130713

Guy R Cook - President vDomainHosting, Inc

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1O7pTJ/:6oIbVPeA:2lOR.IFu/weavesilk.com/?fls/   found weavesilk.com by accident via StumbleUpon.com as a part of setting that up in Chrome browser.

http://www.google.com/script/start/   Google Apps Script is a JavaScript cloud scripting language that provides easy ways to automate tasks across Google products and third party services and build web applications.
 If you’re on Twitter, make sure you’re following @vDomainHosting for more updates.
Check My Links – Check My Links is a link checker that crawls through your webpage and looks for broken links.  Available for Google Chrome browser in the store for extensions.
Configure dual delivery – Understanding the legacy server primary configuration

What Does it Take to Be on the First Page of Google?

Recently Netmark.com performed a massive correlation study to better understand Google’s algorithm after the Penguin 2.0 update. The data from the Netmark research was not only useful for the correlation study, but also allowed viewing the search results from a lot of different perspectives. In the linked infographic, (checkout the vDomainHosting Pinterest if you like Inforgraphics) Netmark evaluated the top 10 search results in order to understand what it takes to be on the first page of Google.

Lightbox Ads 

Lightbox ads bring full-screen creative to the scale of the web, helping you engage consumers with your brand’s story. They begin in standard, scalable ad units, but then expand into a near full-screen canvas that supports full rich-media capabilities. Embed a YouTube video, game, or shopping experience in your ad to grab your customer’s attention. Lightbox Ads qualify user engagement by requiring users to hover over the ad unit for two-seconds before expanding.

Two links from Stumbleupon in the past week I”m sharing here are these:

Excel Formulas: 10 Formulas That Helped Me Keep My Job


Free online file converter

The entire collection is at this link  http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/guyrcook  Follow other StumbleUpon users to see their favorite websites, videos, photos and images from across the Web.

Add a Pinterest button or widget to your website. You can also add a Pin It button to your iOS or Android app.

Everything You Need to Know about the new +1 on Google+

5 crazy SEO mistakes not to make in WordPress  – thanks wordtracker.com

A part of the above got me some other resources for WordPress and use of categories and tags.


What Are Tags?  – your blog’s index words.

And I liked

Lorelle put it best by defining categories as your blog’s table of contents, and tags as your blog’s index words.

How to Get Google’s Verified Authorship for your WordPress Blog

How To Be Included In Google’s News Feed


If your Joomla 2.5.xx install errors in the Extension Manager saying:
JFolder::create: Could not create directory
Warning: Failed to move file!

Try this fix that worked for me:

1 go to the directory where I installed Joomla.
2 find configuration.php file
3 change access level for this file to 755: it is necessary for the changes to remain
4 open it and Change next lines to:
var $log_path = ‘./logs’;
var $tmp_path = ‘./tmp’;
5 than save it.

Be sure you reset your permissions back to 444 on the configuration.php file

http://fwisp.com/tag/web+design   fwisp-Top Business & Financial Blogosphere Links
http://blogmarks.net/   Blogmarks.net is a social bookmarking service.
http://www.arto.com/ On Arto you can share pictures, videos,

create friendbooks, make a blog and much more.
You can participate in fun quizzes, interesting
threads in the forum and join thousands of groups
– or try some of the fun games.

http://n4g.com/    Hottest Game News & Rumors | N4G
http://www.corank.com/user/guyrcook  A better way to get, keep and share the web you want
http://my.vcita.com/vdomainhosting is the profile page for this service.
Everything Your Small Business Needs Online!
Client Engagement, Management and Retention
by vCita.com and so far like it.  The profile is at

Weekly Roundup – Guy R Cook 20130621

HI,   It’s Saturday PM, and now have got the front yard mowed, so have a minute to update the post I call  “Weekly Roundup”  this is for the week ending 6/21 of 2013 to help make sense of what 20130613 means.    LOTS of busy work, the hurry and wait sort, –end whine here.    Here’s some of the week’s highlights I wanted to share.

Here’s the URL for the online version of Website Magazine The Magazine for Website Success – July 2013 Special Issue in PDF format Have a peek at the Top 50 Prospect and Customer Management Solutions and more.

http://pinterest.com/pin/204843483024041180/  This is an infographic that I”ve pinned to the vDomainHosting Pinterest account, that has 5 Tips for a more Successful CALL TO ACTION (No all caps wasn’t one of them)  and do consider following our pins that you find of interest there.

Speaking of Pinterest, here’s a “How-to” Guide for advertising on Pinterest, this seemed to be a good place to add that link from Pinterest  (if you haven’t already added Pinterest to your dictionary, it’s not going to go away soon, so be ready to add that next time you’re posting in your WordPress powered blog.

The infographic on how to decide if it’s time to upgrade that good ol’ Joomla 1.5 site to 2.5.x or not is from the blog at themepartner.com , not that they’re a partner but they did make a very good infographic to answer the question:

Another nice post I found was about explaining how to Use Google Analytics to Track Results , easy as cake.

vDomainHosting, Inc.  the company that I”m President of was selected by Thumbtack.com to be in what they call a “Spotlight” I’m quite proud of that, here’s the link to the webpage that has our spotlight on the right hand side @  http://goo.gl/iZuH8 Read more about us @ Thumbtack.com – Find & book 260,000 local services | Top 10 Web Hosting Services in Tacoma, WA

Another class is in outline and it’s started from here:
Planning Session, you did that right? – GuyRCook Online Services  talking about more classes for the Sidney Gallery and Museum, so starting at the get-go seemed in order.  If you start ANY website, and don’t plan it first, well, it’s like making a new dog house without a tape measure, that doesn’t work either.

And before I get further along here,

Happy National Small Business Week to all of America’s Small Businesses!

And not to nag, but, remember the infographic about your Joomla install?  Didn’t look?  Here are ‘the words’

Joomla 1.5 was released at the start of 2008. After that 3 Joomla major revisions have been released, and many minor updates. Joomla 1.5 is currently obsolete, and is no longer supported by upgrades or patches. Therefore it is not only soft target for malware and hackers but as an out of date platform, no extension for it are being released.

Moving on to new Joomla will provide site with all modern enhancements under the hood, and it will have culmination of all security updates released till now. Site will be able to use all modern Joomla extensions

In short, upgrading will make the site more secure, easier to manage and scalable. These factors will cut expenditure in long run. Not to mention, corporations are upgrading their Joomla sites in volumes, and our upgrade team is engaged all around the month.

I had to test a link from a client related to Pinterest.com called

http://pinstamatic.com/#quote so that means I need a quote, long ago pre-2000 a man said to me “If it isn’t tested, it doesn’t work.”  More about Jerrold Prothero, Ph.D. 

If you need a break now, then try this:

Create your “What people think I do, What I really do” meme easily
and share it to the world

Ok? and do share those when you’re done, so we’ll know what you really do, it’s lots better to have a pictorial record than have to guess.

ManageWP has produced another list of what they call:

ON the morning of June 20th, a tweet caught my eye and led me  into this link:
What It’s Like to See the Aurora From Space http://on.mash.to/11yk8Ic via @mashable

Google Analytics Launches New Analytics Administration Center

OK, I too when I first read this headline @B2Community thought “Oh no, all my dashboards won’t work”   They do work, how do you like the new look?   Can you see it more importantly, are you using Google Webmaster Tools with your efforts in Google Analytics?

Facebook – Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for facebook developers. It’s 100% free, no registration required.  So if you have questions, this is the link for that: http://facebook.stackoverflow.com/  

The new mailchimp is here, optimized for tablets.  Here’s that link, if you’re not sure what MailChimp is about, don’t stay that way, it’s a great tool.

Oh good you’re still here, I read an excellent post about Tips on Designing our Marketing Dashboard, from Tips on How to Design Your Marketing Dashboard post, I read it all, very good from ChamberOfCommerce.com and a resource proved from eConsultantcy- all about marketing excellence is 10 useful Google Analytics custom dashboards
and here’s a bit of .htaccess basic protection for ‘most’ of the common XSS attacks:
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode.*\(.*\) [OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*script.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*iframe.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2})
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index_error.php [F,L]
RewriteRule .* - [F]

Hope you had a great week, here’s to having another one this coming week.



Infographic Submission Sites – The Good, Mediocre and Ones To Avoid


Adam Melson posted a great post about Infographic submission sites, I call “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”    He’s evaluated 50 sites and based on his measurements of worth lists them here Infographic Submission Sites – The Good, Mediocre and Ones To Avoid  

Infographics, is the new buzzword and it’s all about the visual vs text and how each are processed.  The newest, and overdue, category on this blog is for that tag.  If there are sites missing from Adam’s list please share them below.