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06/15/2017 03:36 AM
How to Target Multiple Keywords with One Page – Next Level
Posted by BrianChilds Welcome to our newest installment of our educational Next Level series! In our last episode, Jo Cameron taught you how to whip up intelligent SEO reports for your clients to deliver impressive, actionable insights. Today, our friendly neighborhood Training Program Manager, Brian Childs, is here to show you an easy workflow for … Continue reading How to Target Multiple Keywords with One Page – Next Level
06/14/2017 03:36 AM
How to Build SEO Strategies Effectively (and Make Them Last)
Posted by Bill.Sebald “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” I read The Art of War in college, written by the Chinese general Sun Tzu (author of the quote above). While his actual existence is debated, his work is often considered as brilliant military strategy … Continue reading How to Build SEO Strategies Effectively (and Make Them Last)
06/13/2017 03:36 AM
How to Measure Performance with Custom Dimensions in Google Analytics [Tutorial]
Posted by tombennet Data-driven marketing means understanding what works. This means not only having accurate data, but also having the right data. Data integrity is obviously critical to good reporting, but Analytics auditing shouldn’t focus solely on the validity of the tracking code. Even amongst digital marketing teams who place importance on reporting, I frequently … Continue reading How to Measure Performance with Custom Dimensions in Google Analytics [Tutorial]
06/12/2017 02:47 AM
Ask Your AC Technician…
With Spring already here, you’re probably preparing to schedule your next AC tune-up. When the technician comes over to perform preventative maintenance, you should take this time to get answers to your most pressing questions. Here are a few concerns you might have. How frequently should I change the AC filter? The basic rule of … Continue reading Ask Your AC Technician…
06/16/2017 05:30 PM
America’s Hottest Up-and-Coming Car Color Isn’t Teal, But It’s Close Enough

We took it for granted at the time, but automakers provided us with a cornucopia of lavish colors in the mid-1990s. While dark greens were the most popular hue of the day, there was no shortage of teal, deep red, beige, gold, dark blue, metallic purple, and burnt orange cruising down the boulevard, tempting us like […]

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06/16/2017 03:45 PM
California Demands VW Build Electric Charging Stations in Poor Neighborhoods

As part of its emissions cheating penance, Volkswagen AG previously agreed to support clean vehicles by injecting a juicy $2 billion into green initiatives in the United States. A whopping $800 million of that sum was reserved for California. On Thursday, state legislators pressed the automaker to spend electric charging infrastructure funds in low-income areas, passing a bill […]

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06/16/2017 03:00 PM
A Curious Trim Level for New 2017 Mazda CX-5: Grand Select

Sitting just $500 below the top-spec 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring is a new Grand Select trim. Mazda spokesperson Jacob Brown tells CarsDirect, which spotted the addition, that the 2017 CX-5 Grand Select is an attempt by Mazda USA to examine consumer tastes. Grand Select, Brown says, “will be offered for a limited time and will […]

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06/16/2017 02:30 PM
Temporary Shutdowns Insufficient; GM Eliminates Shift at Chevrolet Malibu’s Kansas Assembly Plant

In September 2017, General Motors will be forced to lay off a large number of workers at its Kansas City, Kansas assembly plant where the Chevrolet Malibu is built. Only two days ago we learned General Motors would stretch the Fairfax assembly plant’s summer shutdown by an additional three weeks — from two to five […]

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06/16/2017 02:00 PM
2017 Nissan Titan King Cab Pricing Announced – Save Some Money, but Probably Not Enough to Get You Out of a Crew Cab

Nissan USA has priced the 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab from $33,745; or $36,775 with four-wheel drive. In King Cab format — aka extended cab — only the three entry-level trims make it out of the Titan’s Canton, Mississippi assembly plant: S, SV, Pro-4X. The SL and Platinum Reserve are, ahem, reserved for Crew Cabs. While General […]

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06/16/2017 01:30 PM
Republican Proposal Would Block States from Setting Self-driving Rules

A coterie of Republican officials believe individual states should be forbidden from governing themselves in regard to autonomous vehicles. Only in its commencement, a new U.S. House proposal claims states would not be within their rights to mandate the design or testing of self-driving cars. If made law, the proposal would eliminate the need for automakers to acquire […]

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06/16/2017 01:00 PM
New 2018 Honda Odyssey Commercial: Your Kids Are Awful, We Have A Solution

They’re monsters, fighting over a squeezable toy bus before the journey has even begun. They’re inattentive rascals, wearing headphones and tuning out their parents before Mom is even in the van. They’re instigators and agitators, wholly dependent upon parents to keep the peace. Or are they? Are children really so bad that Honda’s very first marketing campaign for […]

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06/16/2017 12:00 PM
2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata One Month Long-Term Update: Life Gets In The Way

Since purchasing my 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata out of a driveway in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia little more than one month ago, I have not driven the car nearly as much as I’d hoped to. Surprised? Of course not. I’m a relatively young father of two little ones. I have taken on increased responsibilities at […]

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06/16/2017 11:00 AM
Redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Will Cost You a C-note

An extra one, that is. As Subaru prepares its second-generation Crosstrek for a trip to dealers this summer, just-released pricing shows buyers won’t have to dig much deeper into their wallet. To get into a new Crosstrek, which adopts the stiffer Subaru Global Platform and massaged 2.0-liter Boxer four of its Impreza sibling, customers will […]

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06/16/2017 10:00 AM
Purists Rejoice: There Will Never Be a Volkswagen GTI SUV; Golf GTI Cruising Along Nicely in America

Got your heart set on a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, one with upsized wheels, stickier tires, bigger brakes, some red piping around the grille, and tartan seats? I feel you. But Volkswagen’s illustrious GTI range is not about to co-sign any legislation on the other side of the aisle. Atlas? Tiguan? Tiguan Limited? Touareg? T-Roc? Amarok? Westfalia? Eurovan? […]

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06/16/2017 04:39 PM
Can't decide what size wheel to choose? This video might help

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Driving conditions make a big difference.

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06/16/2017 04:01 PM
We love driving Godzilla | Autoblog Podcast #518

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06/16/2017 03:33 PM
Robots Ready For Battle | Autobog Minute

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Monkey King is China’s first battle bot prototype, claims its creator Greatmetal. This human-operated robot is able to fight on two legs or on all fours. Expect Monkey King to battle the winner of a bot showdown between Japan and the U.S. in August, 2017.

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06/16/2017 03:01 PM
The Volkswagen Polo reaches its sixth generation with an all-new model

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The newest car leaps to the MQB platform.

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06/16/2017 02:27 PM
Infiniti QX60 AWD vs. Mazda CX-9 Signature

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Two vehicles popular for transporting kids and their stuff.

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06/16/2017 02:01 PM
Uber Air engineering head thinks Elon’s tunnels are a bad idea

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Uber's VTOL chief responds to Musk's opinions about flying taxis.

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06/16/2017 12:00 PM
Driving the Classiest Three-Wheeled Autocycle | Translogic 219

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Today on Translogic, we drive perhaps the classiest autocycle on the market, the Vanderhall Venice.

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06/16/2017 11:40 AM
Jaguar E-Pace has an F-Type-inspired interior

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It also has a new shifter.

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06/16/2017 11:00 AM
2017 Nissan GT-R Driver's Notes: Picking up pizza in a supercar

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The GT-R still delivers.

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06/16/2017 10:25 AM
Cadillac CT6 refresh has hints of Escala

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We'll probably see the car early next year.

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06/16/2017 06:35 PM
Matching Mortar
Texture and color matching of your mortar to use in a brick or masonry repair job takes a bit of legwork. You will have to determine the size of the sand used in your mortar. Your mortar will also need cement and lime. Bricklayers from your area may be able to direct you to the source of sand used in older homes.
06/16/2017 04:41 PM
Septic Tank Maintenance
Septic tank maintenance is a must. Without proper maintenance, septic tanks can fail. Follow these do's and don'ts to keep the septic system and leach field working for years.
06/14/2017 07:20 AM
Attic Fan Installation
An attic fan can help lower excessive attic temperatures. Solar attic fans are available, but have limitations. Electric powered attic fans are available with thermostats to help conserve energy.  Wind-powered turbine vents are another option, but require Mother Nature to supply the power.
06/13/2017 10:18 AM
June 13, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
I'm in the early stages of a huge project I've been putting off. Decluttering all the storage areas in my house is my new summer project. Besides getting things in order, a secondary positive benefit is that I get to meet interesting people. Just this past Sunday morning, I was out on my driveway talking […]
06/12/2017 10:08 AM
Paying Contractors Up Front
Paying Contractors Up Front TIPS Deposits put you at a huge disadvantage Deposits are only required if job has special-order or custom non-returnable materials Professional contractors don't need deposits - see below Watch How-To-Hire-A-Pro video series below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! A little over a week ago, I devoted part […]
06/07/2017 07:17 AM
Deck Sealer Test Results
Synthetic deck sealers and synthetic technology prevent wood decks from rotting and growing algae and mildew stains. Clean and seal decks immediately after installation to prevent problems.
06/06/2017 12:35 PM
June 6, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
It's June 6th. Two years ago on this day, I was laboring up on my roof in 90+ F heat. The summer of 2015 would turn out to be a wretched HOT season. I just got back up from letting Lady the dog inside. It's COLD outside and raining! 49 F Are you kidding me? […]
06/06/2017 08:58 AM
Pay Contractor In Advance
Yesterday I received an email from Marie who lives in Massachusetts. She asked the following question: "I have been getting quotes to clean and stain my decks. In the quotes, they have all been saying that they want money up front (1/3 or 1/2). I don't like this idea. Is this the norm? They are […]
06/05/2017 09:39 AM
Concrete Finish Options
Concrete Finish Options TIPS Communicate clearly what you want in the first place to avoid nightmare Stamped concrete is dramatic - can be slippery around pools Stenciled concrete is unbelievable. Not as hard to do as stamped Too much curing compound can cause splotchy white haze CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! […]
06/05/2017 08:05 AM
June 4, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
Good morning! It's an unusual late spring here in central New Hampshire. I'll be wearing a jacket to church this morning! Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be 55 F and rainy! Come on Mother Nature!!! Give us a break. It's time for 75 F and sun! Photo Gallery Eye Candy I need you to […]