Answer the Public

Answer the Public, Discover what people are asking about…using a Search listening tool to better understand what’s the current trends are.  Just Enter a topic, brand or product Use 1-2 words for best results

Get instant, raw search insights, direct from the minds of your customers for more.


Events in History for Tuesday 5th January 2016

Today’s Significant Events

1477 – Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy
1781 – British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia
1919 – National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers’ Party
1930 – Mao Zedong writes “A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire”
1949 – US President Harry Truman labels his administration the “Fair Deal”

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Information Kit for 2016
Information Kit for 2016

Weekly Roundup – Guy R Cook 20130720

Guy R Cook - President vDomainHosting, Inc

Managing facebook Ads With Power Editor

You can’t currently create Custom Audiences within the self-serve ad tool, although you can select ones that have already been created. You’ll need to use Power Editor to create them. Power Editor is a bulk ad editing tool created by Facebook. It’s a browser plugin that currently works with most browsers. Simply go to Facebook Power Editor to get started.

Tech and Coffee mug arrived today.

Tech and Coffee #publichangouts is run by a bunch of tech savvy people. Below are a few examples of the topics we may discuss;

  • G+ Features
  • Linux / Windows / Mac / UNIX
  • General Computing
  • Mobile Devices
  • Code / Hacking
  • Videography & Photography
  • Coffee
  • Sleeping
  • News and Current Events

Tech and Coffee Mug

When Device Recognition and Programmatic Buying Intersect – A Mobile World Where Everyone Wins

So how can publishers take advantage of this opportunity? How are OpenX and AdTruth using technology such as universal device recognition to deliver more effective mobile ad inventory with high quality mobile audiences? And how does Real Time Bidding (RTB) work for publishers on mobile devices? – See more at:

Jaana Nyström

Works at Social Media entrepreneur. Google+ Discuss TC.
Lives in Jyväskylä, Finland
468,415 have her in circles

Screen Sizes for mobile phones

Doing research for Mobile Phone screen sizes, got this link

There are quite a few great, thorough keyword research guides on the internet (see herehere, and here). In general, they tell you to follow this process:

  1. Create a seed list of starting terms
  2. Expand your list using keyword research tools
  3. Refine your list with competitive research

The KISSmetrics Guide To Keyword Research – Part I: Keyword Discovery 

Keyword Research for Web Writers and Content Producers 

How to do Keyword research – The beginners guide to SEO

Google XML sitemap validator tool

A tool which will validate your xml sitemap and optionally ping Google to inform them of their location.

Our xml sitemap validator will inform you straight away if there are any problems with your sitemaps allowing you to make changes prior to submitting it to Google.

You can also optionally ping Search Engines with the whereabouts of your sitemap. Supported search engines are:

  • Google
  • Bing
  • Yahoo

Please note that we would recommend you inform Google of your sitemaps via the Google Webmaster Tools.

Longitude / Latitude   To find the latitude and longitude of a point Click on the map, Drag the marker, or enter the…Address:

PSAMA Pulse Awards

The PSAMA Pulse Awards highlight the region’s best marketing strategies, creativity, and results. This award recognizes marketers who best understood the pulse of their audience, and really embraced the marketplace and its objectives. This is the only marketing awards competition of its kind in Washington State. Awards Category finalists are chosen by a professional panel of judges, but the ultimate winners are chosen by you.


Shopcade is your personal shopping app. Discover new products, create lists of the things you want, and get exclusive deals. ~ Twitter: @Shopcade; Instagram: @Shopcade; FB:     Found on Pinterest @

Chocolate Festival links

Build has begun for space for the Chocolate Festival here are some links I came across in researching for this event.

 Orange County Chocolate Festival!
21st Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival
Lewisburg, West Virginia Chocolate Festival
Cincinnati Chocolate Festival 2012 — A Bigger Box of Chocolates! 
Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival | the UK’s Original, Award Winning, Biggest & Best Family Friendly Chocolate Festival 
Colorado Chocolate Festival
The Chocolate Festival – Welcome to the Chocolate Festival

How to Find Great Content to Share on Twitter

What content are you sharing on Twitter?

Do you struggle to find interesting, relevant things to tweet about every day?

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.  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 , 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 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 @ Read more about us @ – 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 called 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 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:  

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 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.



Use Google Analytics to Track Results

Use Google Analytics to Track Results

Taken from the post @  

In the Search Engine Optimization report in Google Analytics, you can track click-through rates for all of your impressions in Google’s search results. Simply select CTR from the site usage drop-down. You can even use the “Compare to past” feature to compare 2 date ranges.


The 2013 Digital Marketer Report and What You Can Learn From It

Written by: Eric Brantner

Eric has shared several good bits from the 2013 Digital Marketer Report, one of them is this:

The more niche you can go, the better off you are. Search engines aren’t getting any less competitive. In fact, as the numbers suggest, it’s more competitive than ever. So if you are going after highly trafficked keywords, it’s going to prove difficult (if not impossible) to get your head above water. With that in mind, the smaller the niche you can find, the better off you are. Why? Well, there are less people fighting for those search terms. You can be a big fish in a small pond, rather than one of trillions of fish in a pond where there’s no way a fisherman’s going to catch you (how do you like that metaphor?).

My question is this.  What amount of niche can be done with geo-tagging?