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Why SEO is not as hard as people think

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Posted 28 Jan 2010 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

There are a lot of SEO (search engine optimization) “gurus” out there, peddling their services to help you become SEO savvy and work on website optimization. They make it seem as if SEO and web optimization is so hard that only the highly skilled can do it, but that could not be further from the truth!

Actually, anyone with a high school reading level and a basic understanding of SEO could optimize a website and generate traffic and business for their website. SEO works off of the theory that properly placed keywords can catapult you to the top rankings in search engines, thus increasing your click-throughs, and potentially people who are going to view your ads or buy your product.

10 Great Android Apps for the new Android Owner

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Posted 25 Dec 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

androidWe’ve covered Apple iPhone apps here quite a few times, but now Android is on the scene in a major way! I’ve gotten the Samsung Moment and I’ve been loving every moment of finding awesome free apps for it that make my life easier or are just plain fun!

Below you’ll find my handpicked list of 10 great Android apps that are a must for new Android owners. Tell me your favorites in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!

Sync Android Phone with Mac

Posted 13 Dec 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

google androidI just got an Android phone – the Samsung Moment to be exact – and I wanted to sync my phone to my MacBook just like PC users could. However, it was easy and fast to figure out how to connect my Mac to my Android phone, and I can now sync files between my MacBook and Android phone! Here’s how:

  1. Restart your Android phone. (This step may be skipped by some users; others will find the computer doesn’t recognize the phone’s SD card without a restart of the phone.)
  2. Plug your USB cord that came with the phone to the phone, and connect to the Mac.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Posted 01 Dec 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Happy holidays! Most of us in the US will be celebrating Christmas on December 25, but this is also a holiday season for people of other faiths and cultures. For me, the holiday season is a time to show appreciation to the people I love and care about by exchanging gifts, spending quality time with each other and enjoying great food.

Below is my list of some great gifts for anyone on your list. They can all be purchased at and delivered by Christmas. I have ordered from them in the past, and their gift wrapping is professional and seasonal.

3 Exceptional Features of Gmail You Must Use

Posted 21 Sep 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

gmail-logo-google-tmJust about everyone uses Gmail for managing email. It has some great features such as useful filters, the ability to set Gmail as your default email client in Firefox and Gmail Labs, which offers all sorts of additional add-ons for your email enjoyment.

There are three more exceptional features that I think are must-haves for any serious Gmail user. They are: drag and drop, Google Voice in Gmail and keyboard shortcuts.

10 Things to Know about Getting Started on a Mac

Posted 10 Aug 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

macbookMacs are easy to use, even for native PC users who are learning how to use a Mac for work or want to switch to a Mac from a PC.

Some people feel that Macs are more intuitive than PCs when it comes to function, but I simply feel that Macs are easy to learn if you are willing to be patient and ask questions. These are my 10 tips on how to get started on a Mac. If you have a tip, leave it in the comments!

14 Free Mac OS X Apps That Make Life Easier

Posted 03 Aug 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

caffeineCaffeine prevents your display from dimming or sleeping – perfect for watching TV shows online or Netflix movies! It can be toggled on or off by simply clicking on the coffee cup in the menu bar.

AppCleaner removes all traces of programs when you uninstall them. No more worries about left over files or settings. Everything gets cleaned away when you use AppCleaner.

montage_phone_desktop_browserI can’t praise Evernote enough – it captures all types of documents – text, handwritten notes, business cards and more – and saves them across the web and a desktop client, so I can access my notes anywhere!

How to Format an E-Book

Posted 27 Jul 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

You’ve written a great e-book and now you want to publish it so that others can enjoy and learn from your research. There are several ways to accomplish self-publishing, including using paid e-book creator software, but I know it is just as simple to create a .pdf document for free.

First, you want to make sure your e-book is formatted into an easy to read and navigate document. Microsoft Word 2007 offers document element inserts, which include:

  • A well designed cover to grab the reader’s attention and market your e-book
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Use Gmail’s Permalinks to Share Searches

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Posted 20 Jul 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlYou can now share searches with a friend or bookmark them with the new version of Gmail.

  • For example, you can tell a friend “Check out the previous mail I sent you at”
  • Or, you can bookmark a label, such as for viewing later.