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Forum: Chat 19th February 2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,046
Posted By Ralph
Thy4yrtym said it all. It seams I may be twice...

Thy4yrtym said it all. It seams I may be twice as old as most here. 30 was hard, but the hang over from the party was worse. Each decade has been a new experience and rewarding. That does not...
Forum: Chat 6th February 2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,834
Posted By Ralph
My Bears lost and I did not find anything funny...

My Bears lost and I did not find anything funny about the whole 5 hour experience....

Alright, the dog that ended up on the float.

Purple Rain in a driving rain storm. Prince did good.
Forum: Link Development 6th February 2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,710
Posted By Ralph
Logan Have you done any studies that would...

Logan

Have you done any studies that would give validity to the 1:9 to 1:100 theory. Interesting theory. Also, what is your definition of trust. I recently read, on another forum, that trust =...
Forum: Chat 2nd February 2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,053
Posted By Ralph
I have heard it all now. If I was a pig farmer...

I have heard it all now. If I was a pig farmer and belonged to that organization, I would be looking for someone’s job. Taking on women is not smart. Who is buying my product? Then to take on...
Forum: Chat 2nd February 2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,167
Posted By Ralph
Are Pete and I the only people around that are...

Are Pete and I the only people around that are long on tooth enough to remember real drive-ins. Linda is definitely to young to have ever had the opportunities to work as a carhop. My first, second...
Forum: New Member Introductions 31st January 2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By Ralph
Been incorporated in 2 states and FL is easy. ...

Been incorporated in 2 states and FL is easy. Also have found the people who answer the phone very helpful. Sometimes you have to wait for them to look things up, but as bureaucrats go, they are...
Forum: Computer Hardware 6th December 2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,944
Posted By Ralph
Robert Had both. Had issues with both. DSL...

Robert

Had both. Had issues with both. DSL issues were more terrible. Have minor problems with Cable, It feeds our wireless, but it is more of a problem of the number of connections we have and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,271
Posted By Ralph
My simple mind say that you have tried to...

My simple mind say that you have tried to communicate with the webmaster of the other site and have him remove her name. It would tweak my interest to read this thread and know that one of my sites...
Forum: Link Development 5th December 2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,660
Posted By Ralph
While we are speculating, I question whether G’s...

While we are speculating, I question whether G’s algo goes to 150 and stops. It seams to me Matt C or one of the others has mentioned that age of the link has something to do with its...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 15th November 2006, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,568
Posted By Ralph
I get curious about the individual who is posting...

I get curious about the individual who is posting or at least who and what they represent. Can help to fill in between the lines of what they are posting.
Forum: Link Development 6th November 2006, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,088
Posted By Ralph
I agree with David about having a link...

I agree with David about having a link dis-credited. I have always had a question as to buying a link and buying a listing in a directory. There has to be a fine line there somewhere.

As to...
Forum: Link Development 6th November 2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,589
Posted By Ralph
Wendy has the right ideas. Good luck with...

Wendy has the right ideas. Good luck with linking with the ed and gov sites. Hard to get their interest. Reciprocal links seem to be fine as long as one keeps the linking within some limits. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th October 2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,690
Posted By Ralph
Excellent comments listed above. One experience...

Excellent comments listed above. One experience we have had is that there are those who really think having their link on a home page makes a big difference and pursue sites that have front-page...
Forum: Computer Hardware 2nd October 2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 44,541
Posted By Ralph
I shifted to a Mac about 1-1/2 years ago after I...

I shifted to a Mac about 1-1/2 years ago after I was destroyed by a virus. That was the 2ed time that year and both times it was very time consuming and expensive getting restored.

We work with...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 14th September 2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,099
Posted By Ralph
A busy booth with real client can help to...

A busy booth with real client can help to generate new clients. A busy booth with non-buyers can be a pain. Talk to your present clients and tell them where your booth will be and ask them to stop...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 12th September 2006, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By Ralph
I had heard the Welsh have something between the...

I had heard the Welsh have something between the ears. Good advice. It’s all in the detail and potential owners are always a little suspicious. Keep good books and do not get short sited. New...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 12th September 2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,436
Posted By Ralph
There is something here that all can learn from. ...

There is something here that all can learn from. Was a business plan done? If one needed a $15k truck to move your inventory, that sounds like a start up cost that was immediate. The truck should...
Forum: Small Business Finance 5th September 2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,075
Posted By Ralph
It is always nice to use other’s money. With the...

It is always nice to use other’s money. With the interest rate low it would be an excellent time to build a credit history for your company. It goes without saying that the financial institutions...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th August 2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,672
Posted By Ralph
While you are looking at your tax liabilities, do...

While you are looking at your tax liabilities, do not forget workman's comp. Depending on how your state classifies your employees, this can be a major expense.

Spending the money up frount for a...
Forum: Link Development 21st July 2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,603
Posted By Ralph
The last two posts by ANO and VG are the best. ...

The last two posts by ANO and VG are the best. Google has made several statements that would lead one to believe any link that is not “natural” is of little value. They have spoken negatively of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd July 2006, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,527
Posted By Ralph
All right, with all you moderators going to go...

All right, with all you moderators going to go party and not watching the store, we who have to work can just go wild and crazy on the forum. Some of us are jellous.:standingw
Forum: Local Marketing 30th June 2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,222
Posted By Ralph
Take the time that you would use to develop an...

Take the time that you would use to develop an automated linking system and spend it checking out sites that are related, draft an email and use that method. It works and you end up with good...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th June 2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,662
Posted By Ralph
I believe outbound links help. The correct...

I believe outbound links help. The correct number is an unknown. I believe it is based on the type of site and that the links be on target to your site. Another problem is how you get the links...
Forum: Chat 28th June 2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,803
Posted By Ralph
Karri, While your teaching your young one to...

Karri,

While your teaching your young one to fold laundry, try this method. Saw this on one of the forums, could have been this one. Hopfully he'll be more coordinated then I am. ...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 21st June 2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ralph
Always check with you CPA. The IRS used to and I...

Always check with you CPA. The IRS used to and I would think still does have a flyer on car operations. KEEP A LOG. It always starts with that. 100% is almost impossible to do unless it is left...
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