As a marketer, website owner, or writer, I’m conditioned to want people to find content I publish (With the exception of my high school rapping career as alias ‘Wheat Thin’). This is pretty basic stuff, but a big part of the reason I’ve stuck to SEO as a career path is that it’s enabled me to find an audience for my writing and projects.[Read more…] about What To Do About Search Traffic You Don’t Actually Want!
There are certain “polite observations” that are mildly infuriating, and then there are polite observations that genuinely help. An example: over on Comic Book Herald, a reader recently sent me an email with a list of comic book events I’m missing. Not “Hey, I think it’d be cool if you added these,” but just “You’re missing x, y, and z. You nose-faced loser.” Ok, I added the loser bit, but the tone was pretty clearly dissatisfaction at not receiving a free thing.
Over here, though, I had a reader kindly jump in and alert me to a giant PHP warning gracing the header of davebuesing.com like the world’s techiest pimple. I had no idea, and was a bit startled to find the following warning for all to see: [Read more…] about Quickest Possible Way to Deal With PHP Error on Your WordPress Blog
When you’re looking at search traffic and trends, it’s inevitably important to consider the season and the current events surrounding your industry. I wrote up some detailed thoughts on the impact seasonal search has on Automotive shoppers for L2TMedia, and we’re seeing these same ideas play out now with the 2012 Presidential Race. As the debates and endless news cycle give us continually fascinating new reasons to search – like last night’s contentious, heated, viewing pleasure of a debate – volume of search is going to see large spikes. Hardly groundbreaking, but many businesses, from small local shops to global brands, occasionally overlook the impact and reality of seasonal search. [Read more…] about Seasonal Search Trends and the 2012 Presidential Race
Flat Top Grill held a contest to win free Stir Fry for a year over the past couple weeks. All you had to do was submit your favorite recipe. I’m 98% sure the winner will be decided by random drawing. Nonetheless, I really went for it and feel strangely confident my recipe submission – somewhere in the vicinity of 2,000 words – is the strongest contest entry in the field. At the very least the longest.
I posted the full recipe for my ‘Hot Sauce Committee Pts 1 & 2’ over on my Tumblr. There’s probably a good lesson in all of this about using your time wisely, but I’m just glad my Flat Top advice is down on paper for future generations. The world needed to know.