Casey Dolan

Coachella Valley Non-Profits Should Strive to Make Every Day a CV Giving Day

By |2024-03-20T16:58:17-07:00March 5th, 2024|The Internet|

If you are in the Coachella Valley and have been on social media today, you have likely seen a few requests from various non-profit organizations for donations through CV Giving Day, which, essentially, is a directory of charities and non-profits, large and small in the Greater Palm Springs area, showcasing a few of their details along with an ask for a contribution.  And while, certainly, any way that can help an organization bring in revenues should be utilized, and I don’t mean to take anything away from the charitable spirit of the organizers of CV Giving Day, setting up your non-profit for donations on your own website has numerous advantageous for your organization and should be strongly considered. […]

Buying ads with an online company? Always ask for the analytics first.

By |2019-07-10T10:00:59-07:00July 10th, 2019|Advertising, The Internet|

I can not tell you how many times over the past few months I have had people tell me that advertising online just doesn’t work. As someone who very strongly believes otherwise, I usually follow with the same question: Did the company you are working with show you any sort of analytics? Sadly, the answer is almost always no. […]

Here’s an email marketing mistake you’re really going to want to avoid

By |2019-04-07T10:53:21-07:00April 7th, 2019|The Internet|

During a typical day, I will receive around three to four dozen press releases from people looking to get the word out about events, products, businesses, and more on my website, Cactus Hugs. And this is great. The more info I have as a blogger, the better. But, here’s the thing, while I like getting one press release in my inbox, getting the same released delivered over 300 times in less that 10 minutes, well, that was pretty damn annoying. […]

How often should your business be posting to social media?

By |2023-06-21T17:08:07-07:00April 7th, 2019|The Internet|

One of the questions I get asked a lot is, “how often should my business be posting to social media?” And that’s really a great question as there is no manual for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc. But here’s the thing, there’s a pretty simple trick you can use to determine when and with what regularity to post on social media. […]

Look, you just have to keep your website updated

By |2018-03-22T16:52:58-07:00March 22nd, 2018|The Internet|

How many times have you Googled something only to find that either the information you wanted wasn’t there or, worse, that the website you clicked on expecting current info hadn’t been updated in years? The other data I went to a bar in the Palm Springs area expecting a “Three Dollar Happy Hour” – as that’s what it said on their website – only to be told by the bartender that the promotion hasn’t been around for a couple of years now and that he has to disappoint potential customers with this news “all the time.” […]

Welcome to

By |2018-03-21T22:42:33-07:00March 21st, 2018|Casey Dolan, The Internet|

Nearly 15 years ago, frustrated with the fact that all the cool Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail names were taken, I purchased the domain just so I could have a cool email address with my actual name in it. I didn’t put up a website because, at the time, the Internet was just too complicated for me.  Now let me tell you, that custom email was very impressive to people…for about two seconds – but, it ended up being a wise thing to do as I own my freakin’ name and all the other Casey Dolans of the world don’t. Sidenote: sorry all of the other Casey Dolans of the world. Guess you will have to settle for […]


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