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A new (and free) emailer for Gmail

Use Gmail to drive traffic to your business’ website At sem[c] we firmly believe that your business’ website is the nexus of your online presence. You have more control about the content, presentation and resulting data with your website than any flavor of social media or search engine. Email can be a great way to […]

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Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 4, 2017 Search Engine Marketing Chicago, Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates http://searchenginemarketingchicago.com  (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, […]

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The SEO of Speed and Security

The SEO of Speed and Security “What is SEO?” I ask, rhetorically. The most common answer: “You know, keywords and stuff…” SEO in 2017 will involve much more than keywords, although they are still definitely part of the mix. Google has been penalizing sites that don’t render properly on small screens like phones for some […]

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If you bring an Internet-related lawsuit, where will the court hear the case?

This is not a simple matter and it won’t be adjudicated on the Internet. Personal jurisdiction is the power of a court over the parties in the case.  Before a court can exercise power over a party, the constitution requires that the party have certain minimum contacts with the forum in which the court sits. […]

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Remarketing on AdWords 2016

Remarketing seminar presentation first give May 11, 2016

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It’s “your” website… really?

What do you mean by “your” website? A typical website consists of files on a server that can be reached on the Internet by means of a domain name. Unless you own the webserver you can only edit “your” files by using the correct username and password to access your website’s hosting provider. You may […]

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Site hacked? Completely replacing it might not be enough…

When your site gets hacked completely replacing it might not be enough. Your website is under attack every day. Unfortunately, everyone with a website is at risk for getting hacked. sem[c] was brought in to help when a site that had previously been hacked and fixed but it seemed to have been hacked again.  The client […]

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On being an “expert witness”* in CMS and Google image search

The technology you used to read this is complex. When you need to use this technology to promote and support your business you need to make good decisions even though it’s difficult to know what the important parts to that decision might be. I firmly believe that it’s my job, when working on your behalf, […]

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Optimizing your website for your market

What does Search Engine Optimization really mean? SEO seems to mean different things to different people. You may think that it has something to do with being on the first page of Google search returns. While that’s true the strokes that paint that picture are too broad. In the phrase “search engine optimization” what’s truly important is […]

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What the scourge of referrer spam means to you

For a long time it was true that the more traffic that your website got the better.  No more.  Not exactly. Coders have been spoofing Google Analytics accounts to make it appear that visits are coming from what seems to be a never-ending list of websites. These “visits” are fake. No one is visiting your […]

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