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New Theme for Barrywise.com

4 Dec , 2008  

This morning I put the finishing touches (is it ever really finished?) on the new Wordpress theme for this blog. This isn’t exactly earth-shattering news, but I haven’t had a chance to write another decent blog post with everything that’s going on.

ITCN is starting some projects for a couple new clients, and we’re also finishing up some pretty big projects which have been underway for some time. I’ve been working on a few side projects as well. I’m very excited about the new application I’m going to be launching for Twitter. Let’s just say for now I’m getting very involved and acquainted with both the Twitter API and the Google Maps API for geocoding. I’ll post more about it as soon as it’s ready!

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Happy SEO Thanksgiving from NJ!

27 Nov , 2008  

I watched a pretty funny ustream broadcast last night about SEO and affiliate marketing with Streko and Sugarrae. For about 4 hours they laughed and drank and talked about a whole bunch of topics, but the key points I came away with are 1) Streko’s wife is out of his league, and 2) Sugarrae knows a hell of a lot about affiliate marketing.

But since it’s Thanksgiving morning and I don’t plan to launch any new affiliate marketing campaigns before I eat today, I was going to write a quick blog post just to demonstrate how to rank for a silly non-competitive term like SEO Thanksgiving. But I did some quick keyword research (i.e., I typed it into Google) and discovered a whole bunch of silly people already tried to rank for that term. Talk about highly targetted niche markets – who do you really think is going to search for SEO services on Thanksgiving, let alone use the term SEO Thanksgiving to do it? I wouldn’t want that client. He might jump ship next month as soon as he discovers the next guy that ranks for Christmas SEO.

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Happy Birthday to Barry Wise, SEO Rock Star

19 Nov , 2008  

Well, it’s my birthday today and I just found out T-Pain (featuring DJ Khaled) gives a shout out to me in his new song Karaoke right on the second line of the song! It’s on his album Thr33 Ringz which just dropped last week. Nothing says “You’ve Arrived” better than this — thanks for the props, T-Pain! Read More …

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Photos from the Hunt: Steeplechase Horse Racing in Far Hills, NJ

19 Oct , 2008  

We had an early start this year. I was on the Morristown train by 8:30 yesterday morning along with a few thousand other early party-goers, heading to the Steepchase Horse Race in Far Hills, NJ. Better known simply as The Hunt (aka the Hunt for beer, the Hunt for a ride home, the Hunt for pretty much anything except class, dignity and sobriety), this is a massive tailgate party for what I’m told is a horse race which goes on all around the infield festivities. Everyone from Northern New Jersey (or, as it seems, everyone who is anyone) is probably aware of the Hunt party at Moorland Farms in Far Hills, NJ.

Far Hills Race Meeting Pedestrian Entrance

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9Rules and BBB Acceptance, They Really Like Me!

18 Sep , 2008  

This past week has been great for my self-esteem; I was accepted into both the 9rules network for this blog, and my company ITCN NJ Web Design was accepted into the New Jersey chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

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New ITCN Website finally launched

22 Aug , 2008  

Took a while, but I finally got around to launching the latest version of the ITCN NJ Web Design and Marketing website at http://www.itcn.com. We used a more web 2.0 kind of look for the site, and of course used a full Content Management System to power the whole thing. Check it out … let me know what you think about it.

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Voyeuristic Soap Opera – Spy On People All Over The World

6 Jun , 2008  

Last night I watched a boat pull out of a harbor in Germany, I saw an empty computer classroom somewhere in Europe, and a hotel swimming pool filled with swimmers in Turkey. All courtesy of the Surveillance Saver, a free screen saver which shows footage from various surveillance video cameras around the world.

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ITCN ASP.NET Discussion Forum Software Version 3.1 Released

28 Apr , 2008  

The latest and greatest version 3.1 of the ITCN ASP.NET Discussion Forum Software has lots of new features

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