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The Cornerstones of Website Content
We have discussed
website content many times in this newsletter, but how can you tell when you
have great content? The wording on your website is crucial and often dictates
how many people will visit your site. Knowing the three cornerstones of website
content should make it easier to be sure that your site is optimized for
Keeps People On Your Page
The first cornerstone is informative content,
your text should be helpful to the people that visit your website. The content
should offer direction or guidance in respect to your business so visitors want
to stay and be informed.
Content Should Get Peoples Attention
Your content should be entertaining. We are not
talking slapstick here, but pure information can get boring. Take the edge off
with humor, music, video, anecdotes, illustrations, and more. Infusing
entertainment value into your informative theme can be difficult, but if done
properly the payoff can be huge. Avoid race, religion, and sexual or political
topics, these can easily be found offensive and you risk losing visitors.
Informative content that is entertaining is more engaging and memorable for
Should Be Able to Rank Your Content
Posting a cool infographic may seem like the way
to go but most graphic images don't rank well in the search engines by
themselves. Image alt tags can help but text is a better way to be found in the
search engines. Page titles and descriptions should include keywords, and head
tags like h1, h2, etc. should be used consecutively (we are good at this type of
thing). Spelling should be reviewed, and the content should be relevant to what
your site is all about.
An old saying
derived from a bible verse states that "a cord of three strands is not easily
broken". Informative, entertaining, search engine rankable content is the
best way to climb and maintain your site's position in search engine results. Building your
website content on these basic cornerstones should improve the number of
visitors and the length of time that they stay on your site.
Smartwatches as Medical Devices
It may not be long
before your smartwatch can be used as a medical device. We already know that
smartwatches can count steps and monitor heart rates on a basic level. With
sensor and software improvements it may be possible to monitor or detect, on a
medically reliable basis, things such as heart rate and heartbeat abnormalities,
blood glucose for diabetes management, sleep apnea, and more.
suggest that the proper sensors, along with an improvement in software and data
processing are just around the corner. But the biggest hurdle will be regulatory
approval by organizations like the FDA. Fitness companies that currently make
smartwatches (and other devices) would have to be willing to go through the
rigorous approval process.
KardiaBand from AliveCor
has already been FDA Approved and takes a medical-grade EKG in 30 seconds.
KardiaBand offers an integrated band for the Apple Watch that monitors your
heart and alerts you to take an EKG if it detects anything abnormal.
the near future, Smartwatches may be able to detect seizure activity as well as
offer solutions for things such as speech and cognitive therapy, and medication
The potential for smartwatches and other wearable fitness
devices to monitor, detect, and alert us of potential health problems may offer
peace of mind to an aging population and their caregivers.
Just for Grins
Are You Sure About This?
1. Moses had the first tablet that could connect to the cloud.
Do I lose when the police officer says papers and I say scissors?
The best thing about money is that if you give it to the right people, they will
give you donuts.
Never date cross eyed people. They might be seeing somebody on the side!
This is my step ladder. I never knew my real
not a magician, I just keep losing rabbits and handkerchiefs.
7. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her
8. Halloween's a great time to see what your
favorite characters would look like if they were uglier.
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers right now. Nothing is going on, I'm
just a narcissist.
10. If you glue a dead wasp to your palm,
you can smack your boss on the back of the head as hard as you want and act like
you saved him.
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