Month: June 2016

Random Facts about Cardboard Boxes

Random Fact Number One:  there are thousands of different types of cardboard boxes!  Cereal boxes, cake boxes, even jewelry boxes- they are all made of the same material (just in different thicknesses and consistencies), essentially making them all part of the same family.

“ “ Number Two: cardboard boxes were first invented at the beginning of the 19th century.  Which is totally crazy.  It hadn’t even been twenty years since the 1700s!  It had barely been fifty years since the Revolutionary War.  The 1700s still seem like the Stone Ages to me, but they were actually during a time when technology was really starting to grow.  And it hasn’t stopped since.  So much has changed in the past two hundred years, in comparison to the past ten thousand.  It’s ridiculous.

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“  “ Three:  At the end of the 1800s, some major companies began to use cardboard boxes for packaging their food, which changed dramatically.  Most of our food comes in boxes, right?  A lot of foods weren’t even packaged back in the day, and using cardboard has really revolutionized the whole food shopping experience in general.

“ “ Four: During this same period, but more towards the beginning of the 20th century, people were starting to use cardboard for shipping things, replacing wooden crates.  Can you imagine if we still use wooden crates when sending off a package to our friends or family?  We wouldn’t be doing it that often, I can tell you that much.

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“  “ Five: In 2004, an architect by the name of Peter Ryan, from Melbourne, made his own design and then built a house made from cardboard boxes.  Better yet, the house was livable!  Ryan’s intentions were to develop a type of home for areas recently destroyed by a disaster.  Not sure how well the idea took off, but it was certainly a good one.

“  “ Six: Perhaps no one loves cardboard boxes as much as the French.  Why would I make such a statement?  They have an entire museum devoted to them, called Musee Du Cartonnage et de I’Imprimerie.  I don’t have a whole more to say on this very interesting topic because everything I tried to find out was written completely in French.  I don’t even know what the name of the museum means, but if I had to guess I would think it had something to do with Museum of Cartons and the Printing (but I googled the last word).

Maintaining Your SEO Ranking

As you know, all of the work you put forth in your SEO  takes a lot of effort.  Once you get those high rankings, you must make sure you maintain them.  Otherwise, why put forth the hard work?  Your overall rankings are half the battle.  The other half involves even more hard work to perfect your SEO and evolve as things change.

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Read on to get five tips on how you can maintain your SEO ranking in order to stay on top.

  1. Website Updates. As silly as this sounds, it is something that is often overlooked.  Your website should be frequently updated in order to stay current.  One way to do this is by adding exciting and intriguing visuals to your overall content.  Rather than just having plain text, add pictures and videos that will grab your reader’s attention.  Also, make sure that the overall layout stays current, visually appealing, and easy to access from mobile devices.
  2. Site Speed. Faster is Currently around 2 million blog posts get posted each day on the world wide web.  If your site isn’t loading fast enough for someone, chances are they are going to move on to a different site.  This is especially important when dealing with your mobile capabilities.  Most people are accessing websites via their smart phones and tablets.  It is an absolute must to have a fast loading site in order to maintain your SEO for Chiropractors rankings.
  3. Expand Your Link Building. When adding backlinks to your site, do not focus on quantity, rather focus on quality.  Google will pick up on your method if it is only to quickly add as many links as possible.  Make sure they come from good, trust worthy sources with good content.
  4. Internal/Outbound Links. Just as important as backlinks to your site are the internal and outbound links going from your site to another. You should make sure that these sites are also trustworthy and provide only good and relevant content.  For example, for your SEO for Chiropractors it would be silly for you to have an article discussing overall wellness and then provide a link to an outdoor survival skills course homepage.  The two are completely unrelated, and will ultimately pull down your overall ranking.  It seems counterintuitive, but you’d be surprised.
  5. Social Media. You should always focus on building and expanding your social media presence.  LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter all have high rankings within Google. The goal should be more and more people liking and sharing your content.  This is going to provide Google with your site’s visibility and relevancy and maintain your high rankings.