Getting Things Done is about Quality, not Quantity

Getting Things Done is about Quality, not Quantity

I’ve been reading a number of books and blogs recently about business. I recently got sent a copy of Tony Hsieh’s “Delivering Happiness”, thanks to Zappos Service. I’ve also been reading Michael Hyatt’s blog Intentional Leadership, where he shares a lot of tips about productivity and leadership. Both have impacted me in big ways. Let […]

How to Learn SEO and Find Your First SEO Job

How to Learn SEO and Find Your First SEO Job

*Post updated January 2012, originally published August 2011* “I’m an SEO beginner and I want my first job.” Is this you? Are you looking to find your first SEO job, but don’t know where to start? The SEO and online marketing industries are growing rapidly, with an incredible increase in the amount of jobs posted […]

Statistics for Johnfdoherty.com After 6 Months

Statistics for Johnfdoherty.com After 6 Months

Six months ago today, I launched this website, johnfdoherty.com, with the post An Introduction. I didn’t even change the URL, so it’s “hello-world-2”. At least it’s structurally correct, right? I’m surprised at how the site has grown. Currently there are 93 published articles, which is an average of 15.5 per month. This number is slightly […]

Do you click PPC ads? [Survey]

Do you click PPC ads? [Survey]

  I recently tweeted out a question asking if SEOs click on PPC ads. Here’s what I asked: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/dohertyjf/status/95639311361384449″] I actually got quite a number of replies, more than I expected, so I’m doing a poll of SEOs to see how many of us actually click PPC ads organically, not when doing client research. […]

1800 Contacts Form Letter Fail

1800 Contacts Form Letter Fail

I understand that we all make mistakes and emails get sent too early. What I don’t understand, however, is not sending an apology email. The other day I received an email from 1-800-Contacts, who I have ordered replacement contact lenses from before, that clearly was sent too early. Here is the whole email. Check out […]

SEO Cannot Be Done Alone

SEO Cannot Be Done Alone

Is SEO a team sport? SEOs are often known individually in the industry, not necessarily for who they work for (though it is great when the company pushes the SEO into the spotlight, and the SEO gives love back to the company). At the beginning of my SEO career, I assumed that everyone had skills […]

My New Job at Distilled

My New Job at Distilled

*Note – this post contains no SEO tips or tricks or ideas. It’s strictly informational and I am extremely excited about it* It seems that I mention Distilled quite a bit on my blog. I accuse them of stealing my page titles, I recapped their London conference, and today I must mention them again. Why? […]

What Blogs Should I Read to Learn SEO?

What Blogs Should I Read to Learn SEO?

I’ve been asked a few times what blogs I have been reading to increase my knowledge of SEO. I’ve decided to put together a list here of blogs that I subscribe to via RSS. The Lucky 13 Blogs I Read via RSS SEOmoz: If you don’t know that SEOmoz has an incredible blog with the […]

What is Your Creative Muse?

What is Your Creative Muse?

I have recently been reading a book called “Escape From Cubicle Nation” by Pamela Slim (and forward by Guy Kawasaki). Pamela was a corporate consultant for years, and eventually realized that her passion lay with helping those trapped in “cubicle nation” rediscover their creative side and, if their idea was good enough, providing actionable tips […]