Website Grader: How does your site fare?

My husband showed me another great tool the other night called  It gives some great insights into areas where you are doing well and areas that need improvement.

The creators of founded HubSpot and have also written a book called “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs (The New Rules of Social Media)” by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah.  I’m reading through that now to see where we missed obvious items that can help our sites get found better.  I’ll let you know what items end up working the best.

Sam’s Day Texas 2009 is just around the corner

Haven’t heard of Sam’s Day Texas or Sam’s Family Fun Day before?

We’ll if you are in the DFW Area on Saturday, October 24, 2009, come out to Flagpole Hill at White Rock Lake between 10 am and 2 pm to have some fun with your family and friends while also benefiting boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  The charity event and silent auction donations benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and help to fund research to End Duchennes.

This is the 5th Annual Sam’s Day in honor of Sam Killian, the son of one of my coworkers, who has Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.

There will be all sorts of fun things for kids and families including bounce houses, inflatable slides, human hamster balls, a mobile gaming unit, face painters, food and more.

For More Information about Sam’s Day go to

If you are unable to attend, please donate by going to

Website Legal Forms Generator Launched!

On November 18, the Internet Attorneys Association LLC launched their new software product called the Website Legal Forms Generator.

For anyone that owns a website, this is a great software to have.  What it does is prompts you to enter you important company information, you affiliate information if you have an affiliate program and the information of your hosting company.  It then generates 7 website legal forms in html format that you can then customize to Continue Reading

Don’t miss out on hearing the top internet marketers at…

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…the Warrior Event this weekend, April 11-13, 2008 in Austin, TX. Eric Louviere is hosting his first annual Warrior Event and I plan to attend. Mike Young, the internet lawyer, will be speaking on Sunday just before lunch. I can’t wait to share what he’s been up to along with all the other internet marketers.Keep an eye on this blog for updates this weekend. I’ll be sure to share the best points I gleen from these top internet marketers including…

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Easy to use Tag Cloud Plugin

Tag CloudIf you are having trouble, like I did (see the before image to the left), in getting the default tag cloud to stay within the column you’ve placed it in, then you should try a different Tag Cloud plugin.

I did a search and found a plugin called the Configurable Tag Cloud. I’m using version 4.1. Keith, the author of this widget, titled it “CTC” since Configurable Tag Cloud was too long.

As you can see to the right, now, my tag cloud stays within the column width of the right sidebar and looks a lot better. Thanks for creating the widget Keith!

I have yet to play around with all the other configuration options, although they look easy to use. Let me know how you’ve configured this CTC Plugin. What do you think of my sidebar now? Any other widgets and plugins you’d recommend?