Bing News Vs Google News for NBA Finals

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Who does online news results better, Microsoft’s Bing or Google News? Of the two, who indexes more articles? Who’s delivering the most current and relevant content? Who’s providing the best user experience? Branded as a “decision engine”, Microsoft’s new Bing.com is seeking to grab market share from Google, in the battle of search engines. To see how the two matched up I performed the same search on each site. Here’s what I discovered. About an hour after game 2 of the NBA finals, I grabbed screenshots from both Bing.com news search and Google News search. I […]

Constant Content Creation Drives Traffic

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. What’s a geek chiropractor to do on Friday night? Well, I came home from the office (a rocking week serving Los Angeles) and cleared an 8′ whiteboard in my home office, so I could set week ahead goals on it. I showered, weighed in (195), posted next 7 days of workouts, vitamin intake schedule, and plans for 9 blog/news posts to be completed. I love setting goals. More than that, I love checking those goals off the old school way (check marked and erased). I sat down to get started on the first post, paused to […]

RPC Relay HTML appearing in stats

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. This is a non-chiropractor related post, so excuse me for a few moments while I cover something webmasters may be doing some searches on. I was checking the stats for planetchiropractic.com earlier today, and I noticed an HTML file (rpc_relay.html) appearing in the list of popular URLs for the site. I hadn’t seen this particular HTML file appearing before so I initially suspected foul play. The file was amongst the top 10 most frequently accessed URLs appearing on the site so I was obviously curious to figure out what it was. After logging in to the […]

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Add another project to the to do Whiteboard list, chiropracticmedia.com is now owned and operated by Planet Chiropractic. I’ve been thinking about a domain that would fit well for delivering chiropractic video’s, chiropractic audio, and chiropractic photos, and the term media popped up a few times. Turns out the previous owner of the chiropracticmedia.com domain was done with it, so making the acquisition was not a difficult task. There are thousands of photos like this one (not that anyone wants my face on their chiropractic web site) that I’d like to upload to one location for […]

25 Chiropractic Pages URLs

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Chiropractors are expected to keep tabs on how many new patients their offices get each week, how many total visits the office had for the week, what were over-the-counter cash collections, etc. Keeping logs is extremely important for any business, and paying attention to what’s going on with your chiropractic website, is important as well. Moments ago I took a screen shot of the top 25 pages accessed during the month of November. I won’t review all of them, but I’m going to highlight about 10 (out of the over 20,000 different pages accessed) pages. We […]

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By Michael Dorausch, D.C. To the search keyphrases for the month of November 2008, are the craziest I’ve seen on the planetchiropractic.com web site, in the past 10 years. It’s amazing how different search results can be from month-to-month. A month ago today the October results showed people were reaching the website primarily with searches for the term chiropractic, chiropractor salary, chiropractic jobs, chiropractic classifieds, and chiropractic seminars. All of those terms relate to the chiropractic profession and stuff chiropractors would typically be found searching. That wasn’t the case for November. Far from it. I took this screenshot earlier today, […]

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Quickfix Cloaking for Googlebot is High Risk Practice

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. While attending SMX Advanced in Seattle last week I listened to a presentation by Hamlet Batista who suggested that White Hat methods of cloaking could be beneficial for my website (at least that’s how I interpreted it). I liked Hamlet, and I think he was well intended in his presentation. Listening to the presentation and seeing the slides on the screen I began thinking about a problem we’ve long had at Planet Chiropractic involving our classified ad system. The scripts that we used to display advertising URLs were never optimized for search engines and it’s one […]

Google Friend Connect How To Video

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Tonight, Google launched their new social application called Friend Connect. According to the information page (only launched within the past hour) “Google Friend Connect lets you grow traffic by easily adding social features to your website. With just a few snippets of code, you get more people engaging more deeply with your site.” I’m super excited about the features being offered by Friend Connect and I’m hoping to add the functionality to parts of Planet Chiropractic. I think it’s perfect for sites like ours, that are not social networks but may still want to be social. […]

Barcamp San Diego 2008 Saturday Wrap up

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Taking a look at some of my notes here at the end of day one of Barcamp 3 in San Diego. We are in the Microsoft offices in La Jolla and the halls are full of sounds from people Wii bowling and playing Halo on Xbox 360 units. Rather odd being here inside a Microsoft Office with all the news going around tonight regarding Yahoo and the Microsofts backout of purchasing the company. It’s been quite a day so far. I had the opportunity to speak this morning in the large conference room located on the fourth […]

Annual Website Search Engine Listing

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. I received a notice today from a corporation listing service that was reminding me to renew my domain name (in this case it was rssware.com – forgot I even owned it). If you own a domain name you’ve probably received a letter similar to the one I received today. It looks like an invoice but it’s actually a solicitation for domain registrar services. If you take the time to read through the notice, you will see that the very bottom states “This is a solicitation for the order of goods or services, or both, and not […]

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