I've been using Advanced Web Ranking (not to be confused with Advanced Web Ranking Cloud) for eight years. Read riveting tales from 2010 wherein I try to find a replacement for WebPosition, eventually deciding on AWR. Things were simpler then; there weren't many players in the ranking software space, and almost everything was desktop-based. Fast … Continue reading Comparing Rank Tracking Software
I've blogged twice before about firing SEO/UX clients, but there are other reasons practitioner and client separate. What are some reasons to part ways? The best reason: "Dan, you helped us sell all the inventory. We're done. Thanks!" (Only happened once: Hawaii housing development) One of the most annoying reasons: "Some guy in a suit … Continue reading Ending an SEO/UX relationship
Somebody claiming to be Cameron Arballo from Works of Life called both my wife’s and sister’s places of employment and left threatening messages saying that he knows where she/we/I live, amongst other creepy things. I've never said anything about Mr Arballo. I'd only heard of him in comments other people left in response to the … Continue reading Seriously Beware of Collectibles with Causes / Works of Life
Update: 7/1/2017 If you use CheapoDrugs.com, stop. If you put any faith in the CIPA, stop. Neither of these organizations take cybersecurity seriously. I don't consider them good stewards of your or my personal information. Neither organization will address evidence of a breach. ...The CIPA at least gave me lip service for a while, before … Continue reading CheapoDrugs.com Database Hacked?
Here's the thing. The Drumpf movement is just making fun of somebody's name that changed when they immigrated to the United States. I have many friends with "weird" names, or whose Americanized/Anglicized names aren't the names their ancestors had a few generations ago. Should we make fun of their names? Are they worth less because … Continue reading #DumpDrumpf
2015 was dismal for dandreifort.com blogging. The report's well done though! If you're a fan of data visualization, you'll like it! Enjoy, and happy new year. -DD The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was … Continue reading 2015 in review
I've blogged about canning clients before (because of payment and/or privacy problems,) but this recent blog post by Marvin Russell made me want to do it again! I accept up to four clients every year. I don't accept every potential client, and because I have the luxury of excellent word-of-mouth, I seldom respond to RFPs … Continue reading Firing SEO Clients
Seeing too many ads on Facebook? Here's a novel way to reduce the ad clutter. UPDATE: I should note, days after this post, Facebook demanded I prove my identity. As my name is not Danakin Skyjacker, I was unable to satisfy their idiotic documentation criteria. They closed my account. I switched to one of my … Continue reading Reduce Facebook Ads the Supai, Arizona Way
Again, they said they'd get back to me. ...24+ hours later, I'm not holding my breath.
File under boring, self-serving blog posts. After more decades than I care to admit, I'm finally moving to another state and I don't plan to haul my comic books with me. 1,679 comic books spanning more than 60 years. This little link comics-for-sale-all takes you to a spreadsheet listing them all. Sort it as you … Continue reading Selling my comic books 😦