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You’re likely reading this article because your web traffic has plateaued, or has yet to organically rank for highly competitive keywords.

Most everyone (okay, not everyone) knows the name of the game for bloggers or website owners is how much organic search traffic a website realizes.

If you’ve ever attempted to launch a website of any sort, then you’ve likely encountered the difficulties and challenges in getting your website to rank across major search engines.

I’m here today to change your unsatisfactory experience into one of satisfaction, and hopefully equip you to realize greater search exposure and traffic conversions for your website. Continue reading

A week or so ago, I introduced you to the Facebook Graph API using PHP.

Although the Facebook Graph API can be used to retrieve a trove of wide-ranging data, I specifically showed you step-by-step how to retrieve the total count for a unique URL’s likes, shares, and comments.

Today, I’m going to show you the same, but this time using JavaScript and jQuery, a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify client-side scripting of HTML. Continue reading

A few weeks ago, one of my many websites crossed the thousand like club for Facebook likes.

It was a time to celebrate!  Why?

Well, this particular website is a local and somewhat a hyper micro-niche. To be honest, I’m surprised and elated this website has 1000+ likes.

Nevertheless, crossing the 1000+ Facebook like club renders the like button differently.

Instead of being able to now see that there are 1,024 likes, the Facebook like button for this specific website now only shows “1K”.

And because I don’t have a Facebook Fan, Business, or Profile page associated with this website, this adds yet another degree of difficulty in attempting to understand exactly how many likes, shares, and comments exist for website URL, also known as website domain name. Continue reading

From buildings to phones to emails to tv shows to movies to domain names, emoji have taken over almost every area of life known to man.

Reading Barry Schwartz’s latest article, it sounds like pay-per-click advertising is the next target ripe for emoji marketing spending. Continue reading

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

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

When new to domaining, there can often be a tendency to emotionally bid and buy expired domain names.

If familiar with expired domain auctions, specifically the GoDaddy aftermarket platform, then it’s likely you’ve been tempted to purchase closeout or buy-it-now domains for cheap.

You peruse the list and spot a desirable expired domain name that looks too good to be true.

You question yourself. How did this domain manage to slip through the cracks and off the radar of daily domain bidders in expired auction without a single bid?

The stars must have aligned for this expired domain and I to be united sings the voices in your head.

You buy the expired domain name thinking of the massive returns you’ll soon realize by developing or flipping.

Truth be told, we all have likely been down the path only to drop and not renew those domain gems we thought to have made us a fortune.

Don’t lose hope though. Today, I’m sharing with you a bit of insight to help you spot trending expiring domains that are undervalued. Continue reading



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