Google is like Pinocchio; they both want to seem more human. Write well. That's what Google wants you to do. Because that's what your human audience wants too. Become an expert on something and share well-written content about that something. Know your keywords, and how to use them. A good SEO writer avoids excessively ham-fisting … Continue reading SEO Writing 101
Author: Dan Dreifort
Google My Business Posts – What are they? How to? Why? Etc.
Is it too much of a pain in the ass/expense to keep adding timely content to your website or blog? Or do you already do that and you're looking for a way to up your SEO game without trying too much? I know it was just half a year ago, while showing you how to … Continue reading Google My Business Posts – What are they? How to? Why? Etc.
Answered: How do I get an image next to my site’s Google SERP listing?
Updated for 2022: Astute searchers have increasingly noted Google SERPs adding images next to regular organic listings, especially in mobile search. Here are two examples: You should get an image next to your mobile Google results, too! Business image thumbnails like these are one example of what Google calls SERP enhancements. It’s important to remember … Continue reading Answered: How do I get an image next to my site’s Google SERP listing?
I’m a fan of the Joyo American Sound effect pedal. (JF-14)
"American Sound reproduces the sound of a Fender 57 Deluxe amp, which performs great from clean, driven, and everywhere in between." So says Joyo. I can’t argue with that. Here's my review. It's a good amp emulator/cab simulator. Up until a few days ago I had three reasons for my American Sound love affair: I … Continue reading I’m a fan of the Joyo American Sound effect pedal. (JF-14)
New Pedal – JHS Kill Gaze!
Great new JHS shoegaze guitar effects pedal. Dial it in using five different controls over the Kill Gaze. Ah… Just kidding. Though JHS did sell a Shoegazer mod, they didn’t actually make the JHS Kill Gaze pedal. It's pure parody. I'll clarify early on that I'm not insinuating JHS wants to kill gays. Nor does … Continue reading New Pedal – JHS Kill Gaze!
Tap Tremolo Pedal Comparison/Guide
Updated for 2020. When this UX snob of a pedal junkie caught the tremolo bug, he started referring to himself in the third person and made a spreadsheet comparing 30+ different tap tremolo pedals. ...Then he blogged about it. If you're lazy or impatient, use these links to skip to a juicier section of the … Continue reading Tap Tremolo Pedal Comparison/Guide
Automated Scheduling Google My Business Posts
This is Google's default "Google My Business Post" image. Will they make me take it down? We'll see. (This post is more than half a decade old. I'm guessing some of it is outdated by now.) I won't tell you much about Google My Business posts and how they're potentially great for your business, your … Continue reading Automated Scheduling Google My Business Posts
SEO: Text-in-Images – Misinformation & Best Practices
"When you embed text in an image, Google can not read it. That's the old saying, at least. Technically, 'Google' can read and parse the text in almost any image. There's plenty of evidence supporting Google's OCR capability; I won't refute it. But you should still shun putting text in images, usually. ...Says the guy who … Continue reading SEO: Text-in-Images – Misinformation & Best Practices
iDrive security breach. Backblaze not much better.
UPDATED for 2022:I switched to Backblaze because they claimed to offer unlimited data. But they won't let you backup anything in certain commonly used directories. If some of your programs store data in \program files\ or \program files (x86)\ or any of many other locations, you're SOL if/when you need to restore. Had I known … Continue reading iDrive security breach. Backblaze not much better.
Redirector Browser Extension Takes You Where You Want to Go
AT&T just installed fiber to my house. It's fast. I get a steady 949 Mbps up and down. I had no complaints about the 160 Mbps/14 Mbps I was getting from Cox, but my inner geek couldn't say no to faster-for-the-same-price. The install was pretty smooth, but during the bumps, I would type nonsense URLs … Continue reading Redirector Browser Extension Takes You Where You Want to Go