We is the New Me

It's not about you. Not anymore anyway. Back in the old days, and by old days I mean several years ago, the web consisted of millions of people standing on their proverbial soapbox shouting their message as loudly as they could to anyone that would listen. It worked. In fact, it worked quite well, until of course people decided they didn't like being yelled at any longer and so they stopped … [Read more...]

What I Learned from My Friend Bart

I didn't wake up this morning with a burning desire to author another dissertation on how to "live each moment as if it were your last." Quite frankly, the Internet has plenty of them already and yet still very few of us actually live this way. Don't get me wrong, we've all declared we would at some point...after a car accident, a catastrophic event, the death of a loved one or even a sad movie or … [Read more...]

What the Jersey Shore Taught Me About Blogging

I am a firm believer that you can learn something from just about any experience in life if you look hard enough for it. As proof of this concept, I took on the challenge of looking to MTV's human science experiment known as The Jersey Shore for help with my blog. Now, in the name of full disclosure, I have to admit that I have never actually watched an episode of The Jersey Shore and likely won't … [Read more...]

The Missing Ingredient in Your SEO Campaign

There are a lot of different ingredients that need to go into a good SEO campaign in order for it to be successful. A splash of link building, a pinch of social media, a heaping tablespoon of valuable content and a "smattering" of other good stuff we talked about in my 10 post series on getting to the first page of Google. There is however one ingredient that is almost always left out. Patience. … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Your Website Design Sucks (…and they are all your fault)

In case you haven't already heard, the majority of us trolling the Internet tend to judge a book by it's cover. I know, it's not terribly politically correct, but neither is lying about it. Besides, is there really something that terribly wrong with judging a company based on the visual they put out to the world? Since we all do it anyway, why not just embrace it for what it is? The fact is that … [Read more...]

How Not to Get On Broadway

I was reading a post by blogger Chris Brogan yesterday entitled "Earning Attention" which in short was about earning a place of importance within your industry as opposed to having expectations of someone else take you there. I'm not going to do it justice by attempting to recreate his post in a sentence or two so how about we just make it mandatory to head over there and check it out...just … [Read more...]

Is Perfection Attainable?

Growing up we've all heard the expression "practice makes perfect" every time we inevitably screwed something up. It didn't matter if it was baseball, music, math or reading...whatever subject, sport or activity you happened to suck at during that stage of your life, it was our parents obligation as life-givers to pat us on the head and enthusiastically mutter "practice makes perfect!" But is … [Read more...]

Think Outside the Box and Inside the Can

The Internet is mostly about solving problems. Solving problems and playing Farmville. If you have a problem, all you need to do is search Google and within a nano-second you are introduced to over a bazillion (that's a real number by the way) different solutions to choose from. Unfortunately, you now have a new problem...all of the solutions look the same. This is what playing it safe looks … [Read more...]

9 Steps to Google Greatness: Step 9 – Google Analytics

WE MADE IT! This is the last post in my 10 post series called 9 Steps to Google Greatness! If you followed along each day and did your homework you should know that you are lightyears ahead of 90% of all websites on the Internet. With great work comes great reward...this final lesson is to prove that. You have no way of really knowing if what you have done up until this point (and beyond today) … [Read more...]

9 Steps to Google Greatness: Step 8 – Google Webmaster Tools

The cool thing about Google is that they actually want to help you increase your websites ranking...assuming that you are willing to do it right. It's when people try tricking the system that they get a little pissy. Google Webmaster Tools is a perfect example of this. If you don't know what it is, Google Webmaster Tools is a free service offered by Google that gives you some very valuable … [Read more...]