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Last fall, Google rolled out one of its largest changes of the past decade - an entirely new search algorithm, nicknamed "Hummingbird." In contrast to the past updates, Panda and Penguin, which modified existing search algorithms and affected roughly 2 to 5 percent of search queries, Hummingbird is believed to have affected nearly 90 percent of all queries and dramatically changed the way the engine processes user requests.

SEO factor is a big Con. The trend for parallax scrolling websites is as strong as ever in 2014 and those who said it would just be a short term design fad destined to go the way of flash websites are not  looking too smart at the moment. There are still plenty who prefer to keep their distance from this style whilst they are many converts will extoll their virtues at the drop of a hat and see them as their go to web design style to impress and wow clients. The reason why there is such a divide in opinion is normally down to different people having different priorities for a website. In the main the pros and cons can be summarized as following:

You Need to be around people who inspire you. You Need to write down ten ideas a day to keep the creativity flowing and the idea muscle exercised. You Need to be physically healthy. And You Need to keep the gratitude muscle exercised. Wisdom from...

Write your autobiography, a novel, a newsletter for your club/group, or a book of poetry! Gain valuable skills for the work force too. My Microsoft Word class starts tomorrow in San Diego. Contact me if you're interested sara@saraohara.com. View my other Computer Classes I teach...

I remember the 'old days' (2 years ago) when I spent hours creating mobile websites for my clients. Luckily this is no longer needed with WordPress. Just make sure you choose a Responsive Theme and your website will be viewable on all devices. Read More Save...

Google+Although Google+ has been around for over two years now, it is still a relative newcomer in the social media arena. And even the most die-hard users admit that the platform has a ways to go in terms of catching the sheer amount of users that Facebook and other stalwarts currently boast. But things are changing, and quite rapidly. As of October 2013, Google+ claimed approximately 540 million monthly active users out of 1.1 billion registered users, which is nothing to scoff at. And considering Google’s near infinitely deep pockets and stated commitment to the platform, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Here are the top seven reasons why you should give Google+ a chance, and why if you don’t, you could be left behind sooner rather than later. Hangouts If you’re looking for the best group video chat feature available anywhere, look no further than Hangouts. Group discussions are a snap – simply select a person or people you want to talk to (which is made easier with Circles…but more on those later) and initiate the call. That’s it – everyone with a camera appears on screen and the quality of the video can go up to full HD depending on your Internet speeds. Any user can share their screen to the group at any time, and documents can also be shared to the group with a few clicks. There are even lots of snazzy effects that can add functionality, fun, or both to a standard video chat. And the best part of all? It’s absolutely FREE.