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 […]

I got to thinking about things that I’ve said in the past about linkbuilding, especially where I’ve been dead wrong. Then I wondered if I’d ever written what I (and a lot of SEOs) had believed for a long time  – “I don’t think Google can ever penalize you for inbound links”, and after a […]

At this time of year, a lot of people might fall for this Amazon phishing scam, and it could lead to disastrous consequences. I buy a lot of stuff at Amazon, especially at this time of year. This email ended up in my in-box on the same day as several purchases I made,  so at […]