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I was on the Wikipedia site for less than 5 minutes and the first page I saw was hacked up like a wall tagged with graffiti. I landed on Wikipedia by accident when test driving Sprout Socials new service, and Linked-in was a broken link. I was sad to see that on the page someone changed all of the commands to F this and F that. It is on the developers special pages Re-directs and I will copy and paste the links back and a screen capture that I will take. Sorry to see that, I had just made a promise to myself to volunteer later in life to donating time back to Oracle for their donation of Apache and open office that I use daily and like very much. If they are also part of Wikipedia I will try to put in some time sooner to clean up the hacks. I also hope that it isn’t all through this site. Gary Gilstrap developer71@facebook.com  socially_connected.


About developer71

I have a day job as a general manager in charge of a retail door shop founded on the dreams of a hard working and honest general contractor who hired me and gave me the tools that I needed to add retail door and window sales to construction company that was buying hundreds of doors and windows from retail suppliers. When I finished the website for the brand new company I was asked why it didn't come up first on Google or Yahoo when searching for it. That was six hours after the build and it had been 5 years since I had built anything on the internet so I told my boss that I would check into doing the SEO work and get back to him. Well in 5 years everything had changed on the web and there are so many more companies wanting the top positions from the search engines that I decided the only thing to do was study until I understood the who, what, and why of SEO. After many 16 hour days of reading and reading some more I had picked up many skills that I was sure I would never use again. Well I was very wrong when I thought that because the knowledge that I now possessed had actually changed my outlook on business and one thing was very clear. The single most important piece of the internet market is traffic period. Without traffic in this economy it doesn't matter how good your product or service is if nobody see's or hears your message you won't survive. Not to mention this all happened at the worst time possible for the industry we are in construction and related materials. This is the result of all of those hours spent and the solutions that I had to find in order to not only find new customers but to retain them while finding the next ones, because the products that we sell are not consumed like food but made to last for 20 years on average.More details coming soon.


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