By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Early this morning I was preparing for an awesome Wednesday at the office when I received an e-mail from a chiropractor questioning the validity of a reply he had for a piece of chiropractic equipment he was selling in the classifieds. On the surface the e-mail didn’t look quite as spammy and fraudulent as the many we’ve seen before, but it had all the key factors we see in classified advertising buyer scams. To confirm, I always perform a search on the IP address to see if any unusual activity is appearing on the website. In […]

Google 7 Box Map Data Results

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. It was mentioned yesterday on Search Engine Land that in the United States, Google would now be providing their own map data, instead of using data (as they did in the past) from a company called TeleAtlas. While local search expert Michael Blumenthal provided details in a blog post regarding the changing of map data, I wondered how the changes may affect results when using Google to search for local chiropractors. As not to be too biased in selecting cities, I went to my chiropractic twitter account and asked “name a random city please.” Replied results […]

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. If you followed along any of the chiropractic writing I’ve done in the last 12 years or so, chances are you’ve read about mentions I’ve made on numerous historical chiropractic events. While everyday is a day of chiropractic history, some events are better publicized than others, and many don’t receive any press (inside or outside of chiropractic) at all. $2250 Chiropractic Research Funding check in 1945 The above is an image showing a photottatic copy of a check for $2250 marked pay to the order of  Chiropractic Research Funding by Los Angeles Hospital, Inc. in December […]

Venice Beach Skate Park Photos

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Two things that are really near and dear to my heart, skateboarding, and the city of Venice, California. I was a kid skating Long Island around the time DogTown skateboard paraphernalia (mostly artfully done wooden skateboard decks) begin appearing in the New York suburbs. I figure that was around 1976 or 1977, and in Los Angeles, the skateboard movement had already long been underway. GPS Latitude: 33 deg 59′ 14.37″ N GPS Longitude: 118 deg 28′ 31.33″ W Today was a historic day in Venice Beach California, with the opening of the City of Los Angeles […]