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

Comparing Rank Tracking Software

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

Ending an SEO/UX relationship

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

Guide: Comparing Arpeggiator Pedals

Wherein Dan talks himself into buying one via this arpeggiator pedal roundup/shootout. (Spoiler alert: I bought the Tararira.) What is an arpeggiator pedal? An arpeggiator is a sequencer. A sequencer plays a series of sounds based on a source and parameters set by you, the user/musician. In the case of an arpeggiator pedal, the “source” … Continue reading Guide: Comparing Arpeggiator Pedals

Quick Guide to Meta Titles and Descriptions

A quick post answering a common conundrum: What are title and description best practices? UPDATED for 2020. Google already has a guide for this stuff. You should check it out. Seriously. That's step one. 1. Read what Google has to say about writing good titles and descriptions. 2. Step two: Google is slowly scrubbing its … Continue reading Quick Guide to Meta Titles and Descriptions

Reduce Facebook Ads the Supai, Arizona Way

Soylent Facebook

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

Social SEO is Here

Social 101 for the SEO-minded Company SEO practitioners have seen the writing on the wall for years. If you really care about ranking well in Google, now it's past time to pay attention to social. Almost two months ago we learned empirically that more +1 on Google+ means better ranking in Google. I've spent a … Continue reading Social SEO is Here

Looking for the best Hawaii digital marketing agency

Hawaii Destination Marketing SEO and a Beach

I fired a Hawaii marketing agency a couple of months ago. I was not a client. I'd been providing usability and SEO services to their clients since 2007. (Does that mean I quit?) I grew online business for a few of their big-name clients and received decent money for it. Everybody at the agency was … Continue reading Looking for the best Hawaii digital marketing agency

How is responsive design connected to SEO? It’s mobile.

Follow the money and you'll find that hot trends in design and search engine optimization are tied to our shrinking technology.  What's in your pocket? This mobile, responsive design, SEO and the long tail article originally appeared on the Geekly Group blog. (Thanks, Archive.org for the save!) (This article is from May 2013.) The Tale … Continue reading How is responsive design connected to SEO? It’s mobile.

Robocalls Are Easy To Fix

Because it's still relevant, I'll leave my initial robocall fix idea below. But I've had some time to think about robocalls for a few years and I have a better idea. Charge for every call. Find some amount. I'd like to make it high, like a penny. One measly cent. But others have arguments to … Continue reading Robocalls Are Easy To Fix