Are you running a hosted WordPress blog? Do you have your own, branded link-shortener? Do you use the awesome Sociable plugin? If you answered "yes" to all of those questions, we’ll show you how to strengthen your online brand with humans and search engines in a few simple steps. If you don’t have a link-shortener yet, we’ll show you how to set that up, too!

Three Reasons You should Follow this Guide:

  1. Strengthen Your Online Brand with Humans – your posts that are shared via Sociable will have shortened links with your domain name, not someone else’s (,, etc.).
  2. Strengthen Your Online Brand with Search Engines – see point #1. Every link to your branded URL-shortener is another link to your domain for search engines to find.
  3. It’s Easy – If you’re comfortable uploading files to your webserver via FTP and changing a little PHP, you can be up and running in about 15 minutes!

So what are you waiting for – let’s get started!

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Supercharge Your Web Forms

by Kurt Milam on January 18, 2010

Don’t miss our new post on BatchBook and Web Forms: Read about how you can integrate Formstack web forms with your BatchBook account with the help of our new service, WebFormGlue.

The BatchBook Web Form is a useful tool for small business owners using the BatchBook CRM to manage contacts and sales efforts. BatchBook’s Web Form generator makes it easy for a web novice to create a contact form for his or her website.

Data submitted via the form goes straight into the site owner’s BatchBook account, meaning there’s no data entry required to get a new contact’s data into the CRM system.

Unfortunately, the standard BatchBook form has a few drawbacks:

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We installed version 1.9.73 of the WPtouch IPhone WordPress Plugin on this site over the weekend and couldn’t be happier with the results, so far.

Horizontal IPhone displaying xioup Home Page

This is how the xioup Home page looks on an IPhone, thanks to WPtouch.

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Hello world!

by Kurt Milam on December 10, 2009

Well, that’s an appropriate title. We’ve just launched our new blog, so there’s not much content here, yet. Don’t worry, that’s about to change. We’ve been blogging elsewhere on the ‘net for more than five years, so we kinda know what it’s all about.

Stay tuned for technical tips, reviews, whitepapers and even some fun stuff!