Archives for September 2017

DaveR Twitter and the Disney Job I’ll Never Get

So I’m cruising through twitter this AM and I get a message from DaveR about a job he thinks he’s found for me. Now my first thought was Dave sent me a link to the Disney Chief Magic Officer job, which is very cool, but more of a ceremonial position more than anything else. However what he actually sent was … [Continue reading DaveR Twitter and the Disney Job I’ll Never Get]

Seth Godin Wants to Cheat Advertisers with Fake Clicks

Seth Godin has an article today called ads are the new tip jar, where he advocates clicking on webmaster welfare Google adsense or other contextual ads to help bloggers get paid for their work. He of course completely ignores that advertisers will be paying for clicks from people who had absolutely no intention of using or buying the service advertised. … [Continue reading Seth Godin Wants to Cheat Advertisers with Fake Clicks]

Bufferapp Review

The following is part of a series on the Bufferapp twitter tool. This a general overview and review of the product. Bufferapp is a product which claims to take a lot of the frustration out of scheduling tweets–and it does. However, at the time of this review’s writing, it also has some serious limitations that you should be aware of.

Is Your Schlock Writing Dismembering Infants?

Schlock writing is bad. Schlock writing is bad because it is uninteresting. By uninteresting, I mean that writing in a schlocky manner is generic. Schlock writing is styleless and schlock is flat.

WordPress SEO: How to Maximize Your Internal Link Strategy

While there are hundreds of thousands of posts on maximizing external links for your blog, like a red headed step child no one pays much attention to internal links. Internal links can be very powerful in helping you distribute the link equity that those external links bring, and they can decrease your bounce rate and increase your page views per … [Continue reading WordPress SEO: How to Maximize Your Internal Link Strategy]

Thesis Tutorial: How to Conditionally Change Content

In yesterday’s post, we spoke about why you would want to change your content based on traffic intent. In today’s post, I’m going to give you a basic framework about how to do it. This post is written as a Thesis Tutorial, because working with Thesis is just easier (see my Thesis review), but you can easily adapt the code … [Continue reading Thesis Tutorial: How to Conditionally Change Content]

Will Google Author Accounts Become the Next Spam Tactic

In the last few weeks, Google has announced its support of Google Author Profiles. While the rollout and acceptance has been limited, for those of us who have been around the block a few times, it’s easy to see that this will become the next big spam tactic like link exchanges, article directories, guest posts, and page rank sculpting.

How to Build an Effective Footer

Footers are one of the most often underused, misused and abused areas of a website. In this post, I’ll be taking a look at footers and passing on some tips to help you get more out of them.

Peek-a-Boo in the Sandbox

First off let me say Google’s constantly updating non synchronized data centers are actually becoming quite annoying. Big Daddy data centers not being in sync with anything even more annoying. Anyways, I’m starting to see some sites coming out of the sandbox in the past week or so. Let me clarify that I’m starting to see pages not entire sites … [Continue reading Peek-a-Boo in the Sandbox]

Excessive Length URL’s and Social Media

Most CMS systems today are capable of generating clean URL’s. Unless you are dealing with newspapers or magazines where existing legacy systems it’s almost a non issue. However I came across two incredibly horrible URL’s in the same day http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/commercial_aviation/TowersAndTarmacs/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a8427003a-9a63-4261-aa47-5e4b356bb224Post%3adc1b7f60-ab5d-4d6b-85cc-b81b43775a97 and http://blog.stylehive.com/index.php/weblog/entry/everyones-got-posh-spices-bob-and-youre-next while these URL’s are bad for search engines they are also bad for social media. Most social media … [Continue reading Excessive Length URL’s and Social Media]

On Hacking and Pirates

So as many of you know this site and several other SEO sites were the target of hacker using a wordpress exploit, to gain access to my site. Plain and simple the problem rests on my shoulders for not keeping my wordpress install up to date. I was at least one or two versions behind. While updating wordpress isn’t hard, … [Continue reading On Hacking and Pirates]

Web Based Email For More than One Address

In addition to playing with my feedreader I’ve also been playing with my email lately and I’m equally frustrated at not being able to do what I want.

GoogleBombing – Pay No Attention To The Man Behind the Curtian

Danny’s got a great write up about Google combatting Googlebombing you should read. Now Matt seems to feel that [santorum] is SEO not googlebombing, well I’ll give you it’s not quite ‘miserable failure’ but it’s close. However let’s take this time to point out a few other unintentional googlebombs and see if they still work or maybe there was a … [Continue reading GoogleBombing – Pay No Attention To The Man Behind the Curtian]

Writing Keyword Focused Posts that are Interesting

One of my constant criticisms of bloggers and the blogosphere in general is the sacrifice of keyword focus and the traffic it could bring when bloggers are more lyrical with their prose than they need to be.

How Many Websites Should You Run

One of the more common questions I get asked is is it better to have one big site or a whole bunch of little sites, and my answer is, it depends.

Linkbait, Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exagerated

Recently I’ve come across an increasing number of ‘link bait is dying’, ‘link bait is dead’, and ‘linkbait is so 2006’ blog posts. To those people I say, please remove your head from ass quickly, because you look ridiculous.

Seth Is Wrong On Paid vs Free Journalism

I’ve been writing about thinking critically recently and the Malcolm vs Chris vs Seth thing is great fodder.

Why I’m Looking Forward to a Google Operating System

As I’m fairly well known for my distrust and criticism of all things Google, so it probably comes as something of a surprise that I’m REALLY looking forward to a Google Operating System … allow me to explain …

If Google Ran The World

This is the way things work in the real world this is the way things would work if Google ran the world any questions …

Google Documents Folders Bug

Not really sure what’s the best/most efficient way to get this info to the right person so I’m totally going to link and hope I show up in Matt or Adams ego surfing. In the new google documents UI if you have a lot of folders/tags (they changed tags to folders) the bottom one’s drop off the screen and you … [Continue reading Google Documents Folders Bug]