The First Step In Preparing For Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns Is Creating Speed And Performance Benchmarks

Here it is: the first of several installments on what you can do to push back again impending slowdowns once #netneutrality is gone.  I published this at yesterday and it provides step by step instructions on how to use three of the most popular page speed test tools:, GTmetrix, and Pingdom. With loads of screencaps, it provides everything you need to get started and have confidence in reading results and turning them into action. …

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There’s Something Called Ghost Referral Spam?

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Do you know if your Google Analytics data is corrupted by ghost referral spam? Wait, I didn’t know Google Analytics data could get spammed. What’s ghost referral spam or for that matter, regular referral spam? Unlike most types of spam you’re probably familiar with already, referral spam doesn’t actually interact with your website directly (which is good) so there’s no real security risk (super good), but it will mess with your metrics data in a …

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Stepping Up The Nonprofit CRM Challenge

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems seem to be a popular topic this season; in July, 2015, Nonprofit Quarterly ran an article that discussed the rabbit hole that is evaluating and identifying CRM proposals (which we examined here) and the 8/12/2015 edition of published an opinion piece by a CRM CEO lamenting the lack of providers in that field which offer nonprofits solutions they really need (h/t You’veCottMail). The latest article, …

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There’s a Downside To Success


Simply put, business is booming. Back in January I published an article about the growth going on within The Venture Platform segment of my business and since then, the rate of increase has only picked up; moreover, a similar uptick in non-tech related consulting work kicked in shortly after the New Year. The only downside to this is a reduced amount of time to dedicate toward some of the long standing …

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Helpful Web Advice Straight From The Iron Tongue

If you aren’t already aware of it, Lisa Hirsch over at Iron Tongue of Midnight has an excellent page with plenty of do’s and don’ts about how performing arts organizations should approach some aspects of web design. It is particularly useful in that it includes reminders for lingering items otherwise easily overlooked in modern web design. One of my favs is the reminder against embedding pdf or doc files in place …

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