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 in. We will be filing the papers at 10a.m. PST tomorrow morning, […]

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 was one of the best pieces of SEO advice I’ve ever […]

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 plugin, a problem, a hack fix or whatever,  WordPress is […]

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 of 2012. In the olden days, Google let us sync […]

This a video run through of my Las Vegas Pubcon 2013 slides from the local / mobile panel with Michael Dorausch and Kevin Adams. I almost never re-use my conference slides after I speak, so I’m going going to start making better use of them by doing these screencasts. This video isn’t very polished, and […]

I’m writing this because Google needs your help to weed out fake reviewers, and this is how I reported one. I just reported this user, Heather C-H, where I suspect that it’s a fake profile for a number of reasons… No “About” information No personal information No full name No profile photo No images, albums […]

In Google Analytics, a small improvement was made a couple of months ago to the interface for comparing your stats to a previous period in time, and I think it was long overdue. As a manager for Ross Dress for Less in the early 1990’s I lived and died by my “comps” , which were […]

I have a high school friend whom I’ve helped with his website intermittently over the years, and I claimed his Google Local page for him quite a few years ago.  Last summer, I created a Google+ page for him also, and I never thought much about it after that. A few weeks ago, I edited […]

Okay, I’m calling BS here, Google – What’s going on?!? Can someone explain to me how a post I wrote three days ago is still not found by searching it’s exact title? Any time I’ve ever looked, my posts are indexed, often within just minutes, and NEVER do I recall a post I’ve made not […]

Sometimes, paid links may be totally alright with Google, and in fact in many cases are EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR. Let me explain… If I search Google for “CNN author on Google plus” then I get over  22 million results, with John D Sutter showing as #1   John Works for CNN, and he even […]

I work with a company that produced a documentary about Keiko the whale, who was the star of the 1993 sensation, Free Willy. (Wow, has it really been 19 years?) Over a week ago, we found out that their website got hacked, and although it was NOT reported in Webmaster Tools, the search results did […]

There’s a bug in the Google Places app on my Android phone that is allowing me to edit the last review for any local business. Instead of saying “Leave a Review” the only option for me is to “Edit Your Review”. I discovered it over the weekend while I was trying to leave a review […]