Everyone wants to improve their site’s search engine rankings - especially since it was reported that the first listing gets 33% of the search traffic. And I’ve said it to my clients numerous times: Google heavily favors sites which actively add fresh content. When I built the iArtisan site on WordPress, back in 2009, I optimized the crap out of it and routinely added new posts…for at least a … [Read more...] about Fresh is best
WordPress 4.5, named "Coleman" in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, has officially arrived today. This release doesn't include any jaw-dropping new features, but it does pack some quality of life improvements which many WordPress users will enjoy. This short video introduction highlights some of the nifty new additions in 4.5... WordPress 4.5 "Coleman" Continuing on from the 4.4 … [Read more...] about WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” Released Today
While social media provides no direct benefits to your site’s search rankings, it does provide many indirect benefits. Social media allows you to tap into a large audience who can help to share and amplify your content. This increased distribution and visibility can lead to more traffic, which in turn, does give Google a nice signal on your site’s popularity and authority. Sharing content … [Read more...] about How does Social Media affect SEO?
As a 16 year old, I was about as angsty as you could be while still being a total square. One of my favorite uncles made me instantly cooler by sending me old LA punk CDs, the most memorable being X’s “Wild Gift.” On Sunday, I was able to fulfill one of my teenage dreams and see X live in Portland. Despite the knot of hipsters in the middle of the dance floor, the crowd was largely made up of … [Read more...] about Punk is a State of Mind
It's been probably five years since I've put any sort of effort forth into my own web presence, which seems very odd coming from the founder of a development and marketing agency. As a web designer and SEO, you'd think my primary marketing platform would be the creation of a first-class website which has also achieved top search engine rankings, but this hasn't been the case. I've thrown together … [Read more...] about Taking myself on as a client