Tag: SEO

The future of community gardening

As some of my followers may have heard, I sold my main business (SocialAdr) a couple months ago.  I’ve been working on it since 2009, so the sale was definitely a bitter-sweet feeling. I’m not one to sit idly by, watching the hours go by, so although I could have taken some time off, I was eager to get going…

Social Media Myths Debunked

As an owner of SocialAdr, a social media marketing web service, I get the opportunity to hear what people think about different SEO techniques on a daily basis.  Occasionally I learn a thing or two.  But most of the time it’s just plain wrong. Social media involves many people from around the world “talking” about a webpage from many different…

Life after the Google Panda update

Google’s latest major algorithm change, rolled out in Feb 2011, is called “Panda” and was big news for anyone doing internet market or SEO.  Many marketers reported huge SERP drops while a lesser number noticed gains. Rumor has it that the Panda update came about from a focus group that Google held.  They had real humans evaluating actual websites and…

One Hour Backlinks is WINNING

A recent link building service I’ve tried and wholeheartedly recommend is One Hour Backlinks.  The dude who created Linklicious launched this creative site that makes it super simple and super quick to blast your sites with backlinks.  I’m a big fan not only of the ease-of-use of the site but its pleasing design.  It’s rare to find an internet marketing…

Outsourcing Myself – Took The Plunge!

After much deliberation, I decided to hire my first Virtual Assistant (VA) from First Page Web Search. As the site says to do, I emailed “admin(at)firstpagewebsearch(dot)com” to request a part-time SEO VA, which costs a super-affordable $37.50 for 20 hours a week. The company owner/manager, Jake, replied: Right now, we do need one week confirmation payment. This covers the two days…

Outsourcing Myself – Decisions

Time Tracking & Analysis So I’ve religiously logged my time for a couple weeks now (using a desktop widget from Paymo.biz), and come to the following conclusions – I waste too much time switching between tasks.  I need to focus more on completing things before moving onto something else I waste too much time with social media.  I need to outsource…

The best Google position checker – Traffic Travis

If you’re like me and obsess over how your sites are ranking with the search engines, you’ve likely been looking for a tool that’s fast, user-friendly, and reliable. You may have tried some of the various FireFox plugins that are slow, buggy, and not good at tracking historical ranking changes.   Or perhaps you’ve tried one of the many websites…