Speaking at SMX Toronto

I had the opportunity to speak at SMX Toronto held on March 20th-21st, 2013 on the topic of using Tumblr for SEO and social media marketing. Here is a recap of the talk. More ยป

 

Allvoices Changes Their Terms Of Service (And It’s Hilarious)

This morning I received an e-mail from Allvoices about a change in their terms of service. Allvoices, if you are unfamiliar with them, is a content farm site similar to Examiner.com. As you can imagine, content farms like these have...

The Canonical Is Not A Tag

I was trying to explain what a canonical tag was the other day, and I realized (not for the first time), that the canonical tag is not actually a tag. If you break down HTML syntax, it looks something like...

Adding The Vary HTTP Header In WordPress

I finally finished building a mobile site for Salsa By The Bay, which was definitely a learning experience. Since responsive design sucks I used dynamic serving for the mobile site (using the Any Mobile Theme Switcher plugin), and basically rebuilt...

Google+ Quietly Nofollows All Links

Google+ used to be a great source of dofollow links, but it looks like the party has finally come to an end. When Google+ first launched, all of the links from the site were dofollow. This included all links from...

Why Amit Singhal’s Swiss Army Knife Isn’t Reassuring

Yesterday during the SMX West keynote, Danny Sullivan asked Amit Singhal (Google’s head of search) a question that has been on the minds of many webmasters lately: How is Google balancing the interests of users, who want answers immediately through...

I Am Entity (And So Can You!)

So it looks like Google just updated their Knowledge Graph, and I am officially an entity! The information comes from Freebase, an open source database of entities and things that was acquired by Google in 2010. Freebase is one of...

How To Speed Up Your WordPress Site In Less Than 2 Minutes

I’ve been playing around with the new Site Speed Suggestions Tool that was released today for Google Analytics, and noticed a couple of issues that popped up on my WordPress site. One was that I needed to “eliminate render-blocking JavaScript...

How To Get A Google+ Vanity URL

It looks like Google+ vanity URLs are finally rolling out for the masses! This morning, I received the following message for one of the pages that I manage: You’re now eligible for a unique Google+ custom URL that lets you...

Rejoice! iOS 7 Coming Next Week!

MacRumors.com announced today that Apple will be holding an iPhone event next Tuesday (September 10th) at 10am PT. If past iPhone events are any indication, Apple will likely introduce iOS7 to download on that day, or shortly thereafter. This is...

Share 13 Conference Highlights

I had a great time at the Share 13 conference organized by BrightEdge this past week. BrightEdge definitely knows how to treat their customers well, and they put on a great event with some great speakers capped off by a...