Open Letter to Spammers

Open Letter to Spammers

I would love to just write this: Dear Spammers, Go away. Sincerely, John I cannot however, because I have mixed feelings about spammers. Background Today this site was hit with some massive spam by someone labeling themselves Betus Promotion Code. This is betting/gambling website that I guess is trying to achieve rankings through comment spam, […]

Help Me Reclaim My Page Title from Distilled!

Help Me Reclaim My Page Title from Distilled!

On Monday, my post entitled “How Distilled Stole My Page Title” went around the Twittersphere. It was interesting to see the feedback and there were a lot of comments from a lot of people I respect. Read the comments here. Now I run into an issue. I’ve never confronted something like this before, and I […]

Submit a Sitemap – A Beginners Guide

Submit a Sitemap – A Beginners Guide

Sitemap (n): A file placed on your web server, in XML format, to alert search engines to a website’s existing pages. Submitted manually to search engines using Webmaster Tools. I just made up that definition, but it is also deceptive. I’ve been in web development for about 5 years, and I still hate sitemaps. At […]

Why Brand SEO Is Good For Humanity

Why Brand SEO Is Good For Humanity

Do you ever long for the days of 1950’s or 1960’s America, where most Americans lived in small towns, walked to the corner store for groceries, knew their neighbors across the white picket fence, and used word-of-mouth as their gauge for knowing where to eat and who to do business with? I think we’re heading […]