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Travel SEO, Website Features, and Promotion

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

The Adirondacks - Our Great National Playground

I put together the following outline which would be my considered “bare minimum” for a comprehensive destination-marketing online program. While this may apply to a theoretical “Adirondack” program, it can easily be adjusted to work for any destination or brand. Obviously, each item is worthy of long discussion and debate. Would love to hear your opinion, and any items which I may have omitted.

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The Hottest Thing in Town

December 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments · News

WordpressAre any other Adirondack Bloggers impressed with WordPress 2.7 2.8 like I am?

Most readers won’t notice a thing, but if you’re on the other end…..Administrative Interface Heaven.

I’m actually thinking of giving ready-to-rock websites for Christmas as a fun and different gift.  Super-easy and you can do it too.  Or get one for yourself.  As they say:

It’s as Easy as…

  1. Find a Web Host and get great hosting while supporting WordPress at the same time.
  2. Download & Install WordPress with the famous 5-minute installation.
  3. Consult the Documentation ask questions, and become a WordPress WordPress fan-expert yourself.

Note: I LOVE 1&1 for hosting and have not had any issues. If you choose 1&1 – you must edit your .htaccess file to enable PHP5, this is super easy and will let you enjoy all the new features.


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Cheap DMO – SEO Juice Through Blogging

May 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Destination Marketing

“You’re 5 years ahead of your time.” That’s what someone told me when I suggested adding a “blog” to our site. Heck, I wanted to use it exclusively as the Content Management System. Maybe if I get someone else to sing this tune, it will be more effective.

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Only 4 more days till Lift-off

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

Halo - WordPress
I have no idea why Command-Tab created this picture, but I like it.

Finally!: WordPress 2.5 Released, WordPress 2.5 in detail, WordPress 2.5, WordPress 2.5 Released – Follow the Buzz!

Update: WordPress 2.5 Delayed a Week

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Using WordPress to Power Your Website

July 16th, 2007 · 10 Comments · Destination Marketing

Over at geek ramblings there’s a collection of 14 sites that use WP as a CMS. I need some help.

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We don’t need no stinkin’ Home Pages

May 18th, 2007 · No Comments · Miscellania

I don’t know how many people dream about website navigation, but I’m guessing I’m not alone. There’s a whole slew of sites I frequent, using my own bookmarks instead of the designer’s navigation scheme. Other times I navigate by topic via Search.

Seth’s idea is worth considering for the audience of those seeking specific information. But when someone is just browsing, an effective home page or landing page is often the difference between Exit and click-through.

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NYS DEC Relaunches Website

May 5th, 2007 · No Comments · News

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis has announced the unveiling of DEC’s redesigned website.  The new site completely replaces the old one and has a new address – – all old links now redirect briefly to a really ugly 404 page.

According to DEC, the 10 year-old website enjoyed “9.2 million new and returning visitors” and featured more than 33,000 files.  I’ve always been impressed with the range and quality of the information the NYSDEC provides and the new site is much needed to transition to some new web technology.  But, again this has killed all previous permalinks.  Crap.

In my years of providing a variety of travel and recreation information, the DEC pages have proven to be invaluable.  All the tagging, bookmarking, linking etc. are now merely a figment of internet history.  Aesthetically, the site is an improvement.  As with any new thing, I have found numerous bugs throughout – search doesn’t work, improperly coded image links, dead links, etc.  In other words, searching for the new location of the old resource is nearly impossible.

So, independent man that I am, I humbly apologize for any dead links and appeal to my readers new and old for assistance.  If you find any defunct linkage, please forward the page you found it on, the resource you are seeking, and the correct URL, if known.  Thanks.

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