April 23, 2014

I’ll Probably Delete This Tomorrow

“Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” It’s a common interview question. We’ve all faced it a few times in our careers, and although we’ve given elaborate answers I’ll wager that many of us haven’t really thought about the question too much. We don’t pay it much attention, but it’s a question that lingers […]

Pubcon Discount Code

Looking for a Pubcon discount code? I currently don’t have a pubcon discount code to offer. Just head over to pubcon.com and enter the code when you register. You’ll save 20% off of the current cost of registration (and I’ll get a couple bucks too!) If you end up using my discount code come find […]

Speaking Schedule For The Rest of 2012

Update: Pubcon Discount Code! If you’re planning on coming to pubcon to see me speak and want to save 20% off just use the code rc-5283520 at checkout on pubcon.com Just a quick update about where you can catch me for the rest of 2012. I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be part of […]

Dear Democrats & Republicans – I’m Confused


Dear Politicians. I’m struggling with which party to vote for this year. I would greatly appreciate some help from you. Here is what I believe in: I believe in fiscal responsibility. I believe that nothing is too big to fail. I believe that left to its own accord, the free market will take care of […]

Negative SEO – What Is It?


Recently there’s been a lot of talk about Negative SEO in the community. Lots of people are afraid that they might be a target of a negative SEO campaign that forces them out of the search engines and into obscurity. There’s tons of panic in the industry and people are over-reacting at an alarming rate. […]

Penguin Recovery Posts Are Lying To You.


Note: I did a Google+ post on this earlier, but I wanted to go a little bit more in depth here. If you’ve read any major SEO blogs lately all you seem to read about is the so-called “penguin penalty.” Mere hours after the penguin update hit several articles titled “how to recover from the […]

Penguins Don’t Have To Be Scary – My SMX Toronto Recap

Google penalties at work

If you missed the Big Google Kitchen Sink Panel at SMX Toronto featuring yours truly, @duraninci , @kdobell , and @aaranged you’re partially in luck – because I’m going to recap my part of the presentation here. That’s right, I’m liveblogging myself (3 days later.) If you’ve read any SEO blogs lately you’ve suddenly become […]

New Job, New Slides, and Other Updates


I haven’t been blogging a lot lately (here or on SEJ for that matter) because I’ve been extremely busy. In the last 90 days I’ve spent a week at SES San Diego, SMX West in San Jose, and another week in Atlanta for my actual job. Speaking of my actual job, starting this month I’m […]

Racism and Class Discrimination are Different

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You can always tell it’s election season by the number of racism and discrimination lawsuits that start popping up in the news. It also serves as a good reminder about classism (that’s a word right?) and racism. The debate usually centers around the same 2 key issues with only the location of the debate changing. […]

Analytics Are Everywhere

Vending Machine Analytics

Have you ever looked at something and then asked “why?” Have you ever wondered “why did somebody make that decision?” I find myself doing it all time time, increasingly I’m asking myself “I wonder what type of metrics they looked at when making that decision.” While walking down the Vegas strip Pubcon with some friends […]