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  • Can Having a Secure Website Impact PageRank?

    Dick Sterry
    Posted by Dick Sterry on August 18, 2014
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    Can Having a Secure Website Impact PageRank?
    Websites having a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate where you see https in their URL, will get a higher page rank in organic searches than sites that use http. The other major search engines have not yet made any similar announcements, but it’s reasonable to assume they either are or will be following suit. Let’s take a look at what this means and figure out what actions you should take.

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    Smart Forms For the Marketer

    Ken McAndrew
    Posted by Ken McAndrew on August 12, 2014
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    Smart Forms For the Marketer

    I’m a big proponent of Ektron’s Smart Forms. In our world, they’re a great way to structure content, to make dictionary objects for storing things like settings, and to store more data in a defined way than is natively available in the Ektron Workarea. But you might not be familiar with what a Smart Form is or why it’s a good idea to use it. Hopefully after this, you’ll not only understand it, but if your application isn’t making use of the concept, you’ll convince your development team to look into it.

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    Pizza as a Service - On Prem, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Explained through Pie (not Pi)

    Fred Bals
    Posted by Fred Bals on August 12, 2014
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    Pizza as a Service - On Prem, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Explained through Pie (not Pi)
    IaaS, PaaS and SaaS? If you’re like me, the wonderful world of tech acronyms is one ginormous pain in the, ah, aaS, if you know what I mean. At least “on-premises” can be deciphered without too much work. But what about IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS? What’s the difference among those?

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    There’s a New Ektron Developer Reference in Town

    Mark Metcalfe
    Posted by Mark Metcalfe on August 1, 2014
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    There’s a New Ektron Developer Reference in Town
    We gave the Ektron Developer Reference a face-lift so that you can have faster, easier, and better access to developer information. Since its release at the end of June, with many more additions beyond the Synergy preview version, developers have responded so positively ("Start the Hallelujah chorus!") that we had to blush a bit. We could get used to blushing.

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    Experimenting on your Users - Code of Conduct

    Kelley Muir
    Posted by Kelley Muir on July 30, 2014
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    Experimenting on your Users - Code of Conduct
    As a user, we come to build a relationship with an application as if it was a real person. The more truthful and honest it appears to be, the more we trust it. If we see its intentions are manipulative, we might not trust it, but we could still enjoy it cautiously (much as one would enjoy going to a casino) or we choose not to participate. When Facebook and OKCupid conducted these experiments, they violated the trust of their users because the users thought their experiences were honest and they were actually manipulative.

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