Has This Page Been Indexed by Google?

Have you ever wondered if a particular page on your web site has been indexed by Google so that Google users can find it?

It\’s easy to find out. Here\’s how:

1. Download the Google toolbar (if you haven\’t already.)2. Under options, click Page Info Menu.3. Now, go to any web page.4. Use the Page Info Button on the toolbar menu (the blue circle with an \”i\” inside) and select \”Cached Snapshot of Page\”

If Google has already indexed this page, you\’ll see a snapshot of what the page looked like when it spidered your site.

LinkedIn vs the Big City After Hours Bar

In New York and San Francisco, a lot of business networking happens after business hours at bars and other venues. There are places to go almost nightly, where co-workers hangout together and people meet new people. Back in 1999 one of my MyFamily.com co-workers in particular was the king of San Francisco after hours business networking–he knew everyone at other SF dot coms. Such networking leads to cross-pollination of ideas and deal-making and has a very positive impact on business.

2004 Deal Flow Report from MWVG

Yesterday I attended the Mountain West Venture Group annual Deal Flow lunch where the 2004 Deal Flow report was handed out. Here\’s a report from the Salt Lake Tribune.

Activity is picking up in Utah, but the Deal Flow report misses a lot of early stage funding activity: Infobase Media ($1.15 million), Firepoll and SilentWhistle are three companies I\’m aware of that aren\’t listed in the report. I bet they miss most angel financings.

They announced the following for 2004:

Is YEO Worth Joining?

Two friends have told me I should join YEO–Young Entrepreneurs Organization. If you are a YEO member, please comment on how valuable it has been to you, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest).

While surfing, I just came across a Bay Area group with called Alliance of CEOs (www.allianceofceos.com) that looks interesting–only there isn\’t a chapter in Utah. Colorado\’s CXO.org also looks interesting.