May 8, 2007 Blog General
It’s a Girl!
Baby Katherine Murphy was born on May 6, 2007 (O5/06/07!) weighing in at 7 lbs 10 oz. and 18 inches long.
We brought her home Monday afternoon. Both Baby and Mom are doing very well.
Needless to say, I’ll be putting in a little extra time training another brand new SEO/Webmaster (Gotta teach em young so they can beat out all your niche rankings!).
And watch out, she’s already a heartbreaker! We’ve already fallen in love with her and dread the day that she may leave us, even if it is 18+ years down the road.
Katherine, thank you for showing this father what he didn’t know he was missing.
QUICK UPDATE: I uploaded a couple of photos here. More to come I’m sure.
May 1, 2007 Blog General
If there is one thing Google has known well and always done right, it’s to win over the geeks…big time. At its birth, Larry and Sergey sat on the shoulders of millions of anti-corporate webmasters with a rally cry of “Do No Evil!” as their new site and technology crawled through the unknowns and unclaimed sites to join their masses. This was a unifying message to all geeks who wanted to decry the efforts of corporate America and government efforts to control the web, how we surf, and how we search. Google won over the geeks and as a result the geeks, in their legions, helped Google to beat out the rest of the competition to become the megalithic conglomerate of services it is today.
Many have speculated that Google has since lost touch with its roots by dropping the “Do No Evil!” anthem, but when I see instances of extreme individualized customer service, I think otherwise. Whether it’s been a USB kit or a iPod shuffle for the holidays, a mini-fridge or a lava lamp for AdWords spends, or an aspirin or Superman cape to help alleviate Google troubles, Google is still very much in touch with its user base of geeks! Google obviously knows how to work their own system too, since free gifts almost always mean tons of free links.
Well, I was very surprised to wake up this morning and see that Google had sent me a little something too. When I opened up my websites, I saw the new sites I had been working on have increased dramatically in PageRank, from 0 to 4 and from 0 to 5 in some cases. For the family and/or laymen that may be reading this: PageRank is the metric that Google utilizes to measure the strength and trustworthiness of your site. I’m not one to hang all my hopes on a single metric such as PageRank, but seeing it move up as it did is pretty rewarding. It helps me to know that I’m on the right track and to keep doing what I’m doing.
So a BIG thanks to you Google, a webmaster geek couldn’t ask for anything better for his birthday!