This is an excellent overview of how your Google Local business information gets put together, courtesy David Mihm of Moz.

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February 28, 2013

Google Panda Presentation - SEMpdx

My PowerPoint slides from my SEMpdx presentation on Google Panda.


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October 26, 2012

Penguin Survey Results

Tom Anthony of Distilled posted this exceptionally valuable article on the results of a Penguin survey he ran by a number of SEO experts.  Yours truly is quoted in there :-).


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October 18, 2012

Clients: A Guide on How to Create Blog Content

Hannah Smith of Distilled created this exceptionally useful guide to blogging for small businesses.


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June 18, 2012

Free backlink finder

 I built this backlink finder using the SEOmoz API.  I had a client who needed to figure out who was linking TO pages that then linked to their site.


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May 25, 2012

CenturyLink paid me $1971 to Stop Being Their Customer

Check out my story on customer service gone wild here.


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May 25, 2012

10 SEO Myths Debunked

Rand Fishkin from SEOmoz debunks 10 common myths about search optimization in this video.


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November 15, 2011

Why Editing Google Places is like being a Sorcerer's Apprentice

  • It's powerful, if you do it all just right.
  • At first glance, it looks so easy a child could do it.
  • If you do it wrong, all of a sudden you have tons of brooms (listings) running all over the place, not doing exactly what you want.
  • Once you get in trouble, it takes a sorcerer to save you.


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October 18, 2011

Click-thru Rates in Organic Search

Search Agency Slingshot SEO has compiled this very interesting and useful report on click rates on each position in the organic search results, reported in the linked article at Search Engine Watch.  I'll include the graph here:


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May 13, 2011

A Week with iPhone 4

After a week with my new iPhone, I'm pretty darned happy.  Much nicer display, super-fast user interface, and nothing seems to crash. Battery life is super, too--all day with a bunch of calls, apps open all the time, Bluetooth on, GPS problem.  The visuals, detail on buttons, etc. on iPhone apps make the Android ones look really clunky.

However, I have come up with a list of things Android actually does better:
  1. There's a smiley emoticon key in the text messaging app (on iPhone, you...


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April 14, 2011

Android vs. iPhone

I currently have an Android phone, but I got a lot of exposure to the new iPhone 4 quite recently because of a large project building a multi-platform app for one of my clients.  And now I know what I've been missing!

So here's my thoughts on how they stack up when you try to use either of them as a real-world, heavy-lifting, core-part-of-your-daily-business-life tool.  My Android device is a Motorola Droid; the iPhone is a new 4 model.


Android: poor reception, poor voice quali...


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