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I received an email yesterday afternoon from GoDaddy that reminded me I have two websites that I’ve not transitioned to HTTPS.

In the last few years, there has been an uptick in the number of websites that have transitioned from HTTP to strictly HTTPS.

Of course, many website owners transitioned their websites to HTTPS from HTTP upon hearing Google would consider and likely bump website search rankings for those in full HTTPS compliance.

Nevertheless, the interesting thing about the GoDaddy email is that it is stoked with a bit of subliminal fear using a number of terms throughout the email multiple times. Continue reading

What a fast-pace number of days it’s been attending the Inaugural MERGE! Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Welcome to Orlando

If you’re not familiar with MERGE!, it’s a conference that “merged” The Domain Conference and CMS Summit to bring a number of businesses and professionals together to interact, engage, and share a number of topics and thoughts. Continue reading

Today I’m back with another tutorial you’ll likely find beneficial when it comes to beautifying media downloads and giving users an intuitive media experience.

As everyone knows, the Internet is made up of endless amounts of links, having billions added daily from millions of websites throughout the world.

From text links to file links to podcasts to videos and more, we’ve all become quite accustom to using links as a thankless method to finding our way around the web.

Although text links are very commonly used on most every website at some point, they’re often times not aesthetically pleasing.

And sometimes, links are overlooked because our eyes have become acclimated to tuning them out amongst a growing see of pay-per-click ads.

Nevertheless, seeing nearly 28% of internet websites run on WordPress, I would like to share with you two ways to spice up media links to increase interactive engagement and sales conversions. Continue reading

A few months ago, I help to launch a website for a customer. This particular customer’s old website consisted of 4 different WordPress installations.

Yes, you read the last sentence correctly: 4 different WordPress websites.

At the time this customer contacted me inquiring about search marketing services, they had no clue that their website and 3 blogs were operating 4 different WordPress installs in a shared hosting environment.

None of the WordPress installs were updated. And to add insult to injury, there were plugins that hadn’t been updated as well as plugins installed and not being used.

Talk about slow as molasses? Continue reading

In domaining news this month, have you heard of the newest domain marketplace aimed at providing competitively priced brandable domains?

If not, then allow me the opportunity to introduce the husband and wife domain duo, Brian and Meghan Berke.

The talented duo are full-time domain investors, brokers, and consultants aiming to inspire creativity and affordability for new and existing businesses in search of a quality .com domain to represent their idea or venture. Continue reading

What a year it’s been for emoji in general. Some of the press has been good, and some of it not so good.

About that emoji movie… Uh yeah, it’s like it never happened or shouldn’t have happened.

And as for the Emogenius Game Show, it’s creeping right along into the late night spot as each week passes, having launched at the 8PM CST, now 11 PM CST, and likely to be cancelled who be not too far on the horizon.

As for the good, there are still 6 billion emoji being sent via messages daily.  And another is we’re closing in fast this month on the one-year anniversary of GoDaddy’s emoji domain search engine: i❤.ws. Continue reading



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