Local SEO and relationships

Conquering Local SEO with Relationships

There’s much more to the local pie than relationships, but they’re an important part of building a strong presence in your city. Here’s an old presentation I did at PubCon talking about outreach and relationship building. There may be some outdated information in here (especially since the local pack and … Read on →


leveraging SEO data for insight

Leveraging SEO Data for Insight

This is an old presentation from BlueGlass X (2012) and goes over techniques and tactics to understand the data your pulling on your client, website, and competitors in your industry. There may be some outdated information or tools in here since I haven’t overhauled it since that day. Some things … Read on →


Passion Nelson Mandela

Some Thoughts on Passion – Brought To You By a “List” Post

This originally started out as a Facebook post in response to an article that came through my feed, but I decided it might make for a much better post since my blog has been so lonely lately. This is the post I’m referencing. It might seem like your standard, run … Read on →


Choice

The Beauty of Choice

  I hope you weren’t expecting something long and ramble-y, because frankly, 2014 has already been kicking my ass (in a good way) and I don’t have much time to write anything lengthy because I have other writing obligations I need to take care of first. But I tweeted something … Read on →


Be Present

No, There isn’t Always Tomorrow

How many times do you find yourself saying, “There’s always tomorrow”? “If you’re like most people, you’ll spend most of your time in life passively presuming that you’ll live forever. It is always now. However much you feel you may need to plan for the future, anticipate it, and mitigate … Read on →


The Dip- Seth Godin

Oh, The Dip.

Random thoughts. Just finished The Dip by Seth Godin. What a great book. “Quitting creates scarcity. Scarcity creates value.” Get through the dip. Keep going when the system is expecting you to stop, and you’ll achieve amazing results. It’s like weight lifting. Most people won’t become “Mr. Universe” because they … Read on →


To Hell with Circumstance- Bruce Lee Image

To Hell With Circumstances – Living Life by Design

This isn’t one of those 4 hour work week type posts. I hate to break it to you, but as lovely as that sounds, it’s not possible. Not unless you’ve already put the time into growing your business, and it certainly isn’t possible if you’re growing someone else’s. I recently … Read on →


Pubcon

Pubcon 2013: Performing an SEO Audit

I had a great presentation and full house at Pubcon Vegas 2013 yesterday with Alan Bleiweiss on a new panel that was put together by request. We discussed different tactical and strategic ways to perform an SEO audit, including the onboarding process and initial data needed directly from clients. In … Read on →


shark

Dreams of Sharks

Note: please see below for two of my fave dream books, if you’re interested in learning more about what you’re dreaming, and why. These go beyond simple an “A-Z” type dictionary, but they touch on things that will truly help you understand your psyche and do some deep soul searching. I’m very big … Read on →


Live Simply And Make Your Own Luck

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. I’m really learning the … Read on →