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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Site Statistics Update

As of today Tuesday March 29, 2007, the Google Search Engine is recognizing 208 active pages, with more pages being added daily. The DMOZ database was unavailable for the early part of 2007 so it wasn’t until February did we submit our site to the DMOZ project. It is anticipated our site should have a DMOZ listing within the next 30 to 90 days and prorogate throughout the search engine world shortly thereafter.

Oh a side note, we would like to personally thank Leroy Davis, the site developer and operator of who has greatly contributed to our success. Thanks Leroy!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Blog Title Error on Individual Pages

This one has our people scratching their heads, and mine too! Apparently sense Google released their new Blogger version we’ve had issues with the header title, but only on individual pages, not the main blog page.

For some “odd” reason, the text gets filled in with a similar header bar color, rather then the white text selected. At first we thought Blogger was seeing the title as a link, but even removing the .com segment still does not correct the issue. Needless to say we’re stumped. So off to the news groups we go to see if this is a common problem.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Content and/or Page Errors Reported

This past weekends maintenance has caused some issues with the AdSense code on a number of pages, mostly in the Employment Law and Education Sections which is currently being addressed. Some advertisement locations are returning the message “You are not authorized to view this page”.

This error is an internal site wide code changeover and does not affect the content available to our users. Full site access is available to the public, contrary to this error message. It is anticipated this error will be resolved within the next 24 hours.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Site Maintenance Update

As of Sunday morning, March 25, 2007, the scheduled site maintenance is approximately 70 percent completed. Over the last 48 hours we have experienced slight disruptions with minimal impact to our users. If in-fact a page and/or a section are unavailable, the disruption has been typically less then 1 to 3 minuets. Again we greatly appreciate your understanding.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Scheduled Maintenance Announcement

On Friday March 23 thru Sunday March 25, will be intermittently conducting site maintenance throughout our entire site. Most of the activities should be transparent to our readers; however the likelihood of small sections of the site going offline for short periods of time is possible. We appreciate your understanding as we upgrade our services to improve our site.

Thank you,
The Staff

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Weekly Prep

I received a few emails and calls today regarding several planned weekly activities and some very positive feedback from our legal and human resource contributors, so a very well deserved Thank You goes out to all of our teams who made the last two weeks a major success.

As we continue to expand our list of contributors, I’m very pleased to announce I have been invited up to Boston to coordinate discussions at Harvard which is scheduled for the end of March.

With the completion of the educational institution listings, part of our team has moved back to editing the content in the Start My Career section, which to date we have unfortunately set aside, that is until now. Stay tune for continued updates.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Colleges and University Listings Completed

School listings for each of the fifty states and Puerto Rico within the United States have been completed by or team today. The following states were uploaded within the last day.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Employment Law Content in Final Edit

Finally another blog update! This week has really started out very busy for all, especially for our legal and human resource contributors. Over the course of the last two weeks our teams have pulled together a lot of legal and HR content which is currently being compiled and reviewed. Tomorrow we’re wrapping up the working sessions with our contributors and pending any last minuet revisions, the Employment Law section will begin to see significant updates and additions in the content (editing legal jargon can be a challenge).

Monday, March 12, 2007

Site Down for Unavoidable Maintenance Issue

It was discovered as part of the recovery and reload of data from the previous network drive crash several key pages of an older .html format were reloaded in place of the newer .php format. This error caused several pages to be orphaned which were overlooked. As a result we took the site down between 12:11pm EST and 12.24pm EST today to rebuild and resolve these issues. Our apologies if you reached our maintenance page during this time.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Page Maintenance Report

Currently the site is performing very well as our traffic continues to increase. We’ve made it a priority to keep both the on-site and off-site links current. 404 error is a very bad word around the office… As of Saturday March 10 our site stats are:

ok 589 URLs 98.49%

MIME type count
text/html 189 URLs
image/gif 7 URLs
image/jpeg 9 URLs
Total 205 URLs

Reporting produced by Xenu’s Liink Sleuth.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Child Labor Law and College Listings

As we’re transitioning to focus on more the employment law content, we are still extremely pleased by our staff’s efforts in continuing the college listing effort. The office buzz is “lets get it done now before the next network crash”. You just got to love their optimistic outlook. :o) But I can’t argue with their efforts. So where do we stand at the end of yet another great week.

Employment Law contributors are finalizing several sections in relation to the Federal Labor Law standards to include Child Labor Law.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

University Listing Updates Continue

College and university updates have been completed for the following states.

This marks about the halfway point of our listings and updates in this section. Work has also continued in the Employment Law sections, with revisions to the Job Description pages.

Keep checking back as more content is uploaded daily (and nightly depending if we ever leave the office early enough to still call it day time). :o) Cheers all.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Nothing but a work day...

Content development continues, combined with the slew of telephone calls. Today was interwoven with classic Dilbert moments, thankfully all from outside office sales types, etc. So really, how many office water deliveries and onsite coffee venders can one area have? We must have met them all today. Fortunately our legal and human resource contributors continued to make headway on the Employment Law section, and uploaded a Job Description page (the first draft from what I’m told), but here’s the link. :o)

Well everyone’s gone so I’m off too. Cheers all!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Legal and Human Resource Contributors Revise Employment Law Topic List

Today we concluded a successful meeting with our legal and human resource contributors which resulted in a more comprehensive employment law topic list which we now have uploaded. Throughout the next few weeks our contributors and office staff are working diligently to provide the most appropriate and helpful employment law information within this section.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Focus shifting thru mid March to Employment Law

Efforts will continue daily on the educational listings, but we currently have access to several highly experienced professional in the legal and human resources fields which are providing a significant Employment Law focus within the Resources Center section. Therefore, given current availability of our contributors within this field, our focus through mid March will be within the Employment Law section. Stay tune for updates and check back often as new information is posted daily. Happy Careering!

The Updates Continue.

Even more updates today. Again the major focus recently has been on recovering the lost data in the college and university sections. Today we had to recreate Hawaii and Idaho educational institution listings.

Search engine hiccups!

During the December / January time period we restructured our site utilizing .php scripts in place of standard .html documents to gain more control over common updates, page formatting, etc. Unfortunately this site-wide update has inadvertently affected our search engine status, yet as time progresses (and of course our site is visited by the web spiders more frequently) our page rank and web visibility will improve.

The good news! Nearly all of the site formatting has been incorporated and any further updates should be seamless to our users.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

More Educational Section Updates

Delaware, the District of Columbia (i.e. Washington DC), Rhode Island, and Wyoming colleges and university listings have been updated with all links reporting no errors.

Recovery Efforts Continue

Much of the educational institutions generating code was lost in our data crash mentioned earlier, however our office has made significant reconstruction efforts this weekend.

Colorado colleges and university listings have been recovered and updated.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Data Recovery Update

All data excluding updates approximately twelve hours before the drive “crash” incident were recovered. Although educational listings for the states of California and Colorado were lost, including several behind the scenes files and code. Simply put, this situation has pushed our efforts back a week or more. Again please stay tune for updates.

Fortunately we have repaired nearly all the page error links, toting a 98% active page links.

ok 425 URLs 98.38%
skip type 1 URLs 0.23%
not found 3 URLs 0.69%
timeout 1 URLs 0.23%
no connection 2 URLs 0.46%
Total 432 URLs 100.00%

Our efforts will continue through the weekend in an attempt to get back on our update schedule and content building. Currently we have 169 pages earmarked for updates as we move beyond the site layout details and back into content development.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Office Network Crash Delaying Updates

While accessing our network drive yesterday morning it surprisingly returned the message “drive not formatted, would you like to format now". Eak, this was a bad thing. Turns out we had a drive crash on our network and it’s going to take a day or so to recover the last few days of data.

Fortunately the web site is operating normally and is not affected by this situation, only to the cord that any updates are currently put on hold until we correct this issue; so please stay tune for updates.

Hmmm, drive mirroring is really starting to sound appealing!