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I’m Posting Elsewhere

    This summer I started a new blog at my main site, and thought I’d get a few posts in before writing about it here. I wanted to be sure I could commit to writing again, and I think I have. These are the posts I have up so far, and a few have videos too…...

Put a Competitor on the Hot Seat

On Tuesday evening January 13th, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, I’m going to be on a panel of four local Portland internet marketing experts, where we are going to mercilessly rip apart strategically analyze various websites that the audience brings for us to...

Correcting Info at Factual Just Got Harder

In March of 2015 factual reversed themselves – You can update or add your business here which makes this post obsolete:     Some time over the past few days, there was a change in the policy at Factual so that business owners are no longer able to correct their...

Local Search – Tigard, OR June 24, 2014

This Tuesday evening, I’ll be giving a presentation to a group in Tigard, titled “Google, SEO and Beyond” that is going to be geared for local business owners. The group I’m presenting for is called the Oregon Computer Consultants Association,...

My Google Lawsuit

Google is an unreasonable bully that has to be stopped, so I am officially announcing my intention to be the named plaintiff in a class-action Federal antirust lawsuit, naming Google as the defendant, and I’m looking for other SEOs and internet marketers to join...

New Skype Hack – Be Afraid

Thursday morning I sat down at the crack of dawn, and the first thing I noticed was a lot of activity in my open Skype window. That was pretty unusual, because Skype is a one on one chat platform, and I’m not used to seeing that many conversations there at once....

WP is Broken – Image Title Tags

You may be diligent about putting ALT and title attributes into the images you use in posts, but WordPress is not cooperating. At some point in the past (and I’m not quite sure when), the title attribute stopped carrying over after inserting the image. When you...

If I Were Google, in 2014 I Would…

I’m pretty sure it was an ancient SEO Rockstars episode on Webmaster Radio with Greg Boser and Todd Freisen where I first heard Greg use the phrase “…that’s what I would do if I were Google…” to sum up a point he was making. That...

Searching for WP or Google in Chrome

The Google Chrome browser has an annoying feature called QuickSearch that’s bugged me for years, and I finally got rid of it. When I type WP into Google, I am *not* looking for Wikipedia, I am looking for something related to WordPress.  Whether it’s a...

Outlook, Android, Google Calendar Sync

Update – Google Disabled the functionality of the their software on  August 1, 2014 – DAMMIT – Now what?* If you try to run your life using Microsoft Outlook and an Android phone, you know how hard / difficult / impossible that can be since December...