Wednesday, March 31

Top 12 SEO Tips

by Gary Beal

1. Get your page titles 100% optimized for search.
2. Optimize your content
3. Optimize internal linking
4. Use external linking wisely
5. Write your meta descriptions smartly
6. Check your internal cancellation
7. Finding what terms are converting into sales
8. Bump your competitors multiple listings out of Google and pick up a position or two
9. Avoid common penalties
10. Use social bookmarking websites for short-term ranking boost and blogs
11. Optimize your 404 pages
12. Get your pages out of supplemental results

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Tuesday, March 30

QeH2 Headquarters Getting a Great Response to Recycling Program

By Alex Repola
I just made my first round to gather all the recycled garbage from our office building and I am happy to say the people at 401 S. Wilcox in downtown Castle Rock, the former HEMCO Bldg, now know as the QeH2 Lair, are doing their part to make this world a cleaner and more sustainable environment. Great work all around!

Monday, March 22

Computer Word of the Day

ZIP: A format for compressing a file or collection of files.

Friday, March 19

Computer Word of the Day

FTP (File Transfer Protocol). A protocol for sending files (uploading) and receiving files (downloading).

Thursday, March 18

Computer Word of the Day

TCP/IP: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) on top of Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet Protocol sends packets of information between computers. TCP adds reliability, resending IP packets when packets are dropped.

Wednesday, March 17

Microsoft's Ten Commandments for Effective Online Social Networking

by Paul Chaney

1. Pull, Don't Push
One of the first lessons you will learn very quickly when engaging in social media is that old-school marketing tactics don't work. Don't come out of the gate pushing your products or services. New tools require new rules.

2. Win the Right to Be Heard
Social media engagement is a conversation, and participation in the community is required. In fact, you might say that participation is the fifth P of marketing. (The four Ps are product, price, place, and promotion.) Your value as a participant is judged by the value you provide to the community as a whole. Be a "glory hog," and you'll garner little attention. Share freely, and you will become a respected member.

3. Content Is Still King, but Conversation Is Queen (and Conversion Is the Prince)
Nothing beats well-written, informative, entertaining content in all its forms: blog posts, tweets, videos, podcasts, images, webinars, or whitepapers. Place yourself in a position of being a knowledgeable expert (assuming you are, of course). Community is the context.

4. Authenticity and Transparency Are Social-Networking Cornerstones
The words "authenticity" and "transparency" may seem trite, but I believe they remain the cornerstones of this new media-marketing paradigm. Be real. Be open. Be honest. Admit mistakes when you make them.

5. You Don't Have to Be on Every Social Network
Enough said.

6. Give, and You Shall Receive
Having an attitude of helpfulness goes a long way toward establishing a credible name for yourself in social media circles. "Seek first to understand, then to be understood," said Franklin Covey.

7. Don't Throw the Marketing Baby out With the Bath Water
The rules of marketing still apply to social media—well, most of the rules, anyway. Social media is another channel to build your brand and market your message. It's not a panacea, and it's not a replacement for other forms of advertising and marketing.

8. Social Media Is a Mindset, Not Just a Toolset

9. Be Yourself, Whoever That May Be

10. Social Media Is Not a Religion
Although it does come with a set of largely unwritten rules, social media is not a religion, no matter how hard guys like me try to make it one.

Friday, March 12

Cisco's CRS-3 Carrier Routing System is Right in Line With QeH2 Best of Breed Technology Practices

by Alex Repola

Boasting 12 times the traffic capacity to their closest competes abilities, Cisco has introduced a major advancement in Internet networking, hoping to set the pace for video transmission growth.

The focus is not on the Internet connecting web surfers, this is preparing for future growth with the advancement of technology. Accelerated delivery of new and revolutionary experiences for consumers as well as a serious contribution to the enhancement of video and communications between the health care and educational industries is taking Cisco from the plumber of the Internet to more of a business partner relationship.

One of the world's largest telecommunications companies, AT&T, recently ran tests using the CRS-3, successfully completing the first field trial of the 100-Gigabit backbone network technology. AT&T hopes to advance their development of network technology to meet growing requirements for consumer and business needs, both mobile and fixed.

Read here for highlights and capabilities of Next-Generation Internet:

  • Unmatched Scale

  • Unique Core and Data Center/Cloud Service Intelligence

  • Unprecedented Savings

  • Silicone Innovation

Wednesday, March 10

Newest Addition to the QeH2 Team is no Rookie; Danny Reagan Receives February 2010 F.I.R.E Award

After only a short period with QeH2, Danny Reagan is already making an impression on clients and peers.

Partner and District Manager Quentin Jaksch has been thrilled with Reagan's dedication and growth in the short time he has been with the company. "Danny’s understanding of diligence and timeliness set him apart. He is willing to help his customers in any way he can and is available at a moment’s notice to help other team members. His dedication to QeH2 and his customers sets a precedence within QeH2," replied Quentin.

Danny's ability to transition clients and different fronts has created buzz about his work within his peers, voicing how much they enjoy working with Danny. In addition to working well with the QeH2 Team, clients are giving ownership of QeH2 very positive feedback about Danny's work in the field.

Monday, March 8

Introducing the new QeH2 website!

After much pain and suffering we have officially launched our new website! Please take a look and let us know what you think. An outside perspective is always welcomed, if you have an idea on how to make it better please let us know. Click to play: QeH2 - Denver IT Support Company

First Ever F.I.R.E. Award Goes to Ben McGee

Congratulations to Ben for winning the January 2010 FIRE Award. Ben was honored in front of the QeH2 team and received a bonus for his efforts for the month of January. Ben's progress in implementing the 7 Habits into his work schedule and project management was evident to the team. We want to thank him for his efforts and look forward to seeing his continued success! Thank you Ben, from all of us.