Be Wary of Shady SEO Deals

Let me tell you a story. Because my career finds its focus in the internet, I get asked a lot of questions about the internet in general, especially from family. Sometimes the questions are as simple as, “How can I create a family web site?” or “What’s this thing called ‘twitter’?” Others are more difficult, […]

Impossible SEO Tasks

For some reason there are some things that are just impossible. By “impossible”, I don’t mean that it can’t be done. I mean that it never gets done. It’s absolutely impossible. For example, for those of you that live with roommates (or can remember), it’s “impossible” to put the toilet paper roll on the dowel. […]

Thinking Like a Search Engine

I took a class, back in my college days, that taught how to use Excel. At one point in the class, they taught us how to use some Basic programming languages within Excel. It was a really basic assignment, just making Excel pop up a window that said “Hello”. I had taken a programming class […]

Clean, Short URLs are Simply Beautiful

It’s the nature of my job to look around on the internet. I see a lot of websites, day in and day out, and it’s hard not to view it from an SEO perspective. I start to critique websites that I have absolutely no affiliation with. Kind of like a plastic surgeon “people watching”, noticing […]

Where did I put that SEO button?

For all you people out there who are looking to do SEO, I have some seriously bad news. You might want to sit down for this. Ready? There is no instant SEO button. I’m sorry to have to bear this bad news to you, and I hate having to be the one to break it […]

Custom 404 Error Pages

Back when I was in college, I spent a lot of time on a site called HomestarRunner.com. Don’t ask me what it is, I’m not ever sure the site creators know what it’s about. They just decided to create some random characters and make hilarious flash cartoons out of them. Regardless of what the site […]

SEO and Video integration

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When people think of videos and the internet, most people think of the viral videos. After all, who can forget about the classic exploding whale video? Or the long-time reigning champion of Youtube, Evolution of Dance? Or that slam dunk Lebron James recently made from the free-throw line? The real question most webmasters are thinking, […]