Tech~Editz Talking Tips

Friday, April 4, 2014

New Timelines For Business Pages

Facebook Re-invented ...again
Facebook has been working on the layout for business page timelines. 

A timelime's right-side column will now display all of a Page's posts consistently on the Page and in the News Feed. 
The left-side column will have the kind of information you might expect to find on an About Us Page of a website.
Depending on the type of business there will be a few differences in the information offered. Local businesses will have contact information listed and a map.
Page Admins will have the ability to rearrange the order of this information although this will roll out at a later date.

Below is the information that will be included on all company pages

Local and Online Businesses will show:
  • Likes
  • Information about your business
  • Apps (if relevant)
  • Photos, videos
  • Posts to Page
  • Pages your Page likes
Local businesses will show:
  • A map
  • Phone number
  • Hours of business

Tech~Editz Points To Ponder: 
Facebook is investing in building technologies to deliver new types of connectivity on the ground, in the air and in space.  Yesterday, Facebook announced its Connectivity Lab is working to connect the world from the sky with drones, satellites and lasers.

THis information was pulled from the following article: http://goo.gl/AsZpUv.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Area Floors Joins Axiom Luxury Homes

2013 Parade of Homes


Area Floors is partnering with Axiom Luxury Homes again this year for the Clark County Parade Of Homes. The homes will be open from July 12th through 28th in the the Felida area of Vancouver. The homes are open daily from 10am to 7pm.

Design Highlights

“It’s an honor to be able to collaborate with Oregon Tile and Marble and our other suppliers to help provide innovative design solutions for this stunning Axiom home. ” ~Brandy Marsh, Owner Area Floors
In case you were worried that the furnace was the highlight of the tour let me share some of the other custom design elements our suppliers have brought into this never-wanna-leave home show. The architectural details of this home are offset by the balance of color and textures found throughout this home. Immediately upon entering the front door your senses are engaged.
Cronin Wood: The dark satin sheen finish of Cronin Wood’s handscraped solid maple hardwood flooring offers a rustic, aged beauty that starkly accentuates the whitewashed wood work and elegant design features. This elegant flooring with its vivid texture is as durable as it is eco-friendly.
Caress by Shaw: Inspired by the natural colors of the outdoors, the softness and warmsophistication of the Caress carpet directly contrasts the gleaming artisan hardwoods. Produced using the softest natural fibers in the world and crafted with the anso yarn system this is undeniably the softest carpeting in the world. Caress is the perfect carpet selection for this green home given Shaw Floors use of recycled materials that are engineered to be recycled and the Anso® nylon contains post- consumer carpet and has cradle-to-cradle certification. This Made In America flooring company added a patented R2X® Stain and Soil Resistance System making this carpet perfect for busy pet-loving families.
Oregon Tile and Marble: Carrara Marble: Always timeless and classy, the much loved natural stone Carrara Marble is given a more edgy and modern feel by creating unexpected shapes and patterns. The Nantucket has used Oregon Tile and Marble’s 2×2
hexagon Carrara marble for the backsplash in the kitchen creating a unique design element breaking up the smooth texture of the marble countertops and the clean lines of the traditional Hayes Cabinets.
Pental: Carrara Marble: Bullet Mosaic Honed White Carrara marble is another modern twist of the timeless, elegant Carrera marble slab. In the Nantucket this pattern has been used as a design element on the fireplace adding depth and acting as a frame for the opening of the fireplace. The soft veins running through the carrera marble further fragmented by the bullet mosaic creates a stunning centerpiece without the accompaniment of color or other ornament.
S’Tile of Portland: Like its namesake Silk porcelain tile is crafted from 100% natural product. Long known for its understated elegance silk is a strong scratchproof surface, both non-porous and highly durable. This tile can be found in the Laundry Room confirming Axiom’s commitment to go above and beyond in all aspects of the home building process. Axiom Homes has taken every detail into consideration leaving no doubt that this is a Luxury home. Silk porcelain tile can only be created by skilled master artists using the newest digital technology available to create this glazed porcelain tile with its varied nuances and unique details.
United Tile – Urban Concrete: Distinctive shading creates a contemporary appearance that concrete aspires to achieve. The colored body makes it a material ideally suited for applications where the edge detail is an important consideration. The large sized tiles create a smooth clean line. found in the children’s bathroom this is an ideal location for this low maintenance material.
Modern Surfaces: The backsplash in this ultra modern bathroom is of mixed glass linear mosaics from the New York series. Adding texture and simple sophistication this breaking glass line has high quality painted back glass mosaics, cut into various sizes. This series with its beautiful new designer colors contrasts in texture and pattern to the sleek shower walls resulting in an elegant translucent contemporary look.
Axiom Luxury Homes – The Nantucket: Highlighting the best in custom design, energy efficiency and creative use of space this home is a marvel of clean lines, elegant sophistication and latest design trends and features. Axiom is a local developer with impeccable designs and a meticulous eye for detail. their designs combine luxury living with functionality and sustainability.
Area Floors: Portland flooring store locally owned for over 40 years. Experts in flooring consultation and home remodeling we can help you find the right carpeting, hardwood flooring,marble tile, vinyl, laminate or other surfacing material at wholesale prices. We carry many different Eco friendly coverings including bamboo flooring, cork flooring and Shaw Anso nylon carpet and countertops of 99% recycled glass as well as many more sustainable product offerings. From the ground up or one room at a time we are here to help you go beyond the surface.
The 2013 Parade of Homes: Sponsored by The Building Industry Association of Clark County will take place from July 12th through 28th in the the Felida area of Vancouver . The homes are open daily from 10 am to 7 pm and tickets can be purchased online. There are also coupons available for some of the Parade events by following the link below.
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2013 Parade of Homes

Friday, May 17, 2013

The well-known Black & White Tag Team of Google’s Penguin and Panda algorithms are back and a New Link Network Targets awaits in 2013

THE BAD:
Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, announced new updates with Google’s Penguin and Panda algorithms and new link network targets in 2013. Matt announced this during the SMX West panel, The Search Police. will be coming home with Sarah.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN MEDIA MAVEN? 

Do not be surprised or alarmed to see your organic KEYWORD placement take a sharp dip & your website may be jeopardy. If your site is with me I'll be watching.

THE GOOD:

4 Metrics You Should Track on Google Analytics

Google Analytics can be a confusing tool if you don’t know what you’re looking for, but it reveals essential information you should know about your website. These 4 metrics are a great starting point in knowing what you should be tracking:It could all be a drill.

  1. Unique visits: This key performance indicator is very basic and tells you how many individual people have visited your site based on unique Internet connections. You can also see new vs. return visitors to your site.
  2. Average duration of visit: This metric is useful in telling you how good the first impression is of your site. If the average time spent is only a few seconds, it means something needs to be changed. Maybe your homepage doesn’t clearly portray what your company offers, or the information isn’t presented in an engaging way. Ask yourself, what is keeping someone from staying on the page or clicking through your site? 
  3. Bounce rate: This statistic is given as a percentage, which shows the percent of people that arrived at your site and left before clicking through to another page.  A high bounce rate can mean the design of your website is confusing or that the content isn't engaging. However, it could also mean that your visitors discovered the information they needed right away.  
  4. Visits with transactions/conversion rate: This statistic is most closely tied to how valuable your website is, and it is the core way to know if your site is bringing you leads and/or revenue. What qualifies as a transaction or conversion? It can be making a purchase, downloading a form, filling out a report, signing up for a newsletter, or basically anything that requires visitors to actively engage.