Today I got an email back from someone that was offended by a link removal request we sent them. He not only asked “did you even read my site?” but implied that we “must not like my message of truth” and accused us of some desire to censor his opinion. When I reviewed the site, I […]

The two most important things I personally learned at SMX Advanced back in June were both about mobile, and neither one was very technical. One of them however, was a real eye-opener for me, and I literally smacked myself in the forehead over my stupidity.  I realized that we had probably set up about 60 websites […]

I will be speaking to the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) on Friday, August 9, 2013, at 9:15 AM as a part of the OregonLive Digital Marketing Education Series. I was just asked last week to fill the slot, and this is the session description… “This seminar is for those businesses who may or may […]

I’m speaking at a Gresham Chamber of Commerce educational event on Thursday August 20th, at 11:30am at the Gresham Baptist Church. I’ll be talking about search visibility for your website, about Google+ local, about where to begin the process of claiming your business, and a bit about making your website mobile friendly. This presentation will […]

As pointed out over a month ago by Sucuri, brute force attacks on WordPress are on the rise, and this past week the entire web hosting world was rocked by a coordinated and persistent attack on WordPress that has attempted (and continues to attempt) to gain access to millions of WordPress installations. The ‘official’ details […]

I’ll be giving a completely non-technical presentation for business owners and executives, on the important things to know about Google Analytics. When: Thursday, April 18th, 5:00 – 7:00pm Where: Red Lion Convention Center 1021 Northeast Grand Ave. Portland Map For Who: Open to business owners, employees, web developers, executives, friends, relatives, and all Internet marketing […]

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 learned a lot about Kickstarter over the past two weeks, and I thought this might interest some of you, plus, I need your help too. With Kickstarter crowd funding, people don’t actually “invest” in a project,  instead they “pledge” an amount, in exchange for something tangible, related to the project being funded. The “rewards” […]

I am honored and excited to be appearing in FOUR separate sessions at PubCon in New Orleans this spring,  even if it’s going to be a lot of work. (Really, it IS work, I swear)! I never give the same presentation twice at a paid event, and I always work hard, but this year I […]

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 […]

I’m going to be speaking to about 150 local businesses,  most of whom are in the travel and hospitality industry, this Friday, February 8th at the  Social Media & Web Marketing Conference. The event is at the Portland Convention Center Red Lion Inn, and it’s sponsored by Oregon Live. Also on the agenda will be representatives […]