Why I Won’t Guest Post For Leads

The problem I personally have with “trying” to write for “leads” or business results is it falls out of my true nature, out of my character and out of my comfort zone. It violates the very core of who I am. I never blogged, or wrote, or spoke to get business. But it did. I

Google Showing Related Searches In Autocomplete

Competitors In Search Suggest? Ahem *autocomplete* as Google now calls it. This past weekend I was playing around with some Google searches when I saw this: I couldn’t believe what I’d just seen. Google is suggesting I search for Zappos competitors?  I of course tweeted about it with an explanation of how it came up: Woah. Never

Why I Will Never Automate Social Media

What do you think a public speaker cares more about? How many people are in the room, or how many of those people seemed engaged in what they are saying? I don’t think anyone would disagree that engagement is the ultimate goal. When someone is engaged, they become involved. A switch in their psychology is turned on. Another

How To Access Organic Twitter Analytics (For anyone, for free)

Just yesterday I published “Predicting Content Success With Twitter Analytics“. And then wondered why not many seemed to find this as exciting as me. Then I realized. Folks are still confused about how to even get Organic Twitter Analytics. I’m not surprised. I just spent the last 45 minutes trying to activate it for another Twitter account

Predicting Content Success With Twitter Analytics & “Favorited Rate”

UPDATE: Getting access to Twitter Analytics seems to be unclear in some cases. I posted this for anyone needing info on how to access it (please let me know if you still have trouble). If you already have access to Organic Tweet Analytics, read on for one way to come up with content ideas… Do you

We’re Hiring

Friends, What a journey the SEO industry has been so far! I’m going to keep this pretty short (believe me, it could be MUCH longer). But here’s a quick recap of the last 3-4 years; 2010-2011 – I decided to “step out” into the world of SEO after doing it on my own in relative obscurity.

No! Google Sets Being Retired For Good From Google Sheets

I don’t do many “news” style posts. But as a keyword research junkie, I was really upset to discover “Google Sets” (the Wonderwheel-like data you could access in Google sheets) has been retired from the new Google Sheets (along with other things like Spell Check and Web Clipboard). You can still access Google Sets temporality until

When It Comes To Instagram, Your Analytics Is Lying

Success Is A Result Of Decisions And if you think 80/20 like me, very few choices lead to the majority of results. This post is about Instagram, but it’s also about making choices. Why DO we make the decisions we make? The psychology is mysterious. Yet as online marketers, our success … and our jobs depend

I Test Drove All In One vs Yoast. By The SEO Mechanics That Really Matter.

I’m Really Worried I don’t want to be one of “those people”. You know those people, who get looks like this; It disturbs me when other people make blind recommendations based upon heresy and not direct experience. But yesterday, I found myself asking “am I one of those people?!” Did You Know The All In

More Google Answer Boxes (That Mostly Fall Short)

Being the hip hop production fan I am, when discovering a new track with interesting beat I’ll often look up the producer. If I don’t know that producer than I’ll look up more tracks they’ve produced and it usually leads down a great path of discovery for music/artists I’d never hear of otherwise. Typically the