Friday morning here in Portland, a web hosting customer could not check their email without an error saying that their mail server wasn’t found, and they couldn’t see their own website either. Initial attempts to help her proved fruitless, and after trying everything, she was sadly told that it appeared to be a Frontier DNS […]

I’m proud to announce that we are one of the sponsors for Portland WordCamp 2010 that is taking place this weekend, although I’m very disappointed that I can’t go. When I was first approached about sponsorship, I wasn’t really sure that it would be a huge value for me, but the more I thought about […]

Ever since around the new year, when Comcast “doubled my speed for free”, I’ve had nothing but problems. Even when its operating at what seems to be optimal capacity, it’s definitely slower than it was back in late 2008. Frequently I will lose my connection for one to two minutes at a time, then it […]

This morning, email and website access is sporadic (at best) on the PDXTC servers, and it is slowly being restored. For what it’s worth, the problem was not actually on our end, but in the middle, with one of Portland’s primary bandwith providers making a stupid mistake. i know that’s of little consolation, but it’s […]

Next Tuesday night, you’ll have an opportunity to hear two usability experts talk about real-life examples and case studies, and perhaps even some live reviews, (if you’d like to submit your own  site) in the February SEMpdx event. Instead of the usual Hot Seat panel focused on nothing but SEO, two new panelists will be […]

Believe it or not, the board of SEMpdx has been getting a number of emails asking us where to register for SearchFest 2009, coming up in March. So, I figured I would take a minute to point out the SearchFest registration, as well as the entire SearchFest 2009 agenda, and a link to our sponsors. […]

I’m looking forward to next Tuesday nights meeting of the Oregon Computer Consultants Association.  The subject is going to be using open source software on your desktop as a replacement for Windows, whether personal use, business use or both. I’m so fed up with computer problems that I’ve actually considered buying a Mac, but I […]

This is an overview of a rural Oregon realtor website, but needs many, if not all, of the basic fundamentals of SEO101. When you’re trying to build links for a real estate site you have to give people a reason to link to you, by providing valuable information that their own visitors will appreciate.

This website is basically a Portland, Oregon business directory, but many of the individual pages are not being found in the search engines. This applies not only to queries for phrases, but for specific URLs to0, which indicates a potential structural problem. This video points out some possibilities why, and also covers some fundamental search […]