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Recently I was contacted by a customer inquiring about what steps they should take to improve their website speed.

This customer was adamant that their website ranking was greatly suffering because of it. While I don’t disagree with their assessment, let me be clear that ranking on page one of Google or any other search engine was not solely because of website performance, or lack of.

Website performance is a factor, but not in the case of this customer. In fact, this customer’s overall website performance and SEO health puts their competition to shame upon further review of keyword ranking, backlink profile and domain authority.

Nevertheless, I discussed and walked the customer through a step-by-step process for what to check for to determine how to improve website performance, checking the following: Continue reading

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No sooner than a person is introduced to domain investing, affectionately known as “domaining” by domain investors as known as “domainers”, that they soon encounter the ramifications of legally transacting payment and agreement of domains.

Most new investors, a few old ones too, blindly play the payment roulette game when using PayPal or a non-secure payment method when transacting payment and agreement of domains.

Individuals soon come to find out they robbed themselves blind from receiving payment as well as losing their domain in the most horrific cases due to payment clawback, chargeback or disputed credit card payment by purchaser.  Continue reading

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It’s been one week since I boarded a plane from Orlando heading back to good ole’ Austin, Texas.

I thought I’d take a moment to share a few thoughts and interactions from my MERGE! 2018 experience. Continue reading

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As the 2nd Annual MERGE! comes to a conclusion in it’s final day, there were many sessions, keynotes and connections to be had and made from Day One, Day Two and Day Three.

Conferences like MERGE! tend to move at a lightening speed in person while it can be perceived as a long time when seeing the outlay of time on paper.

Nevertheless, the final day of MERGE! kicked off with a pasties breakfast bar and keynote from Stefan Pretty, CEO Subbly.co, entitled “Bootstrappers do it better”.

Although many points were about about bootstrapping, one of the key takeaways from Stefan’s presentation was how bootstrappers should constantly ask the following 4 questions at every twist and turn in their journey: Continue reading

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While settling down and preparing for the next day, I took a quick break to visit Domaining.com to discover any breaking domain industry news.

If you’re not familiar with Domaining.com, it’s a curation of publishers and bloggers that produce newsworthy content in regards to the domain industry news.

In fact, you’ll likely find a few articles written by yours truly as a contributing writer for TheDomains.com and DomainNameWire.com.

Nevertheless, always checking at the top of the morning and again at mid day, there was not much news that had taken place over the course of the day.

However, there was an article written by Morgan Linton — There a new domaining blog in town – welcome NZ Domainer — that caught my eye. Continue reading

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I’m back with another tutorial that aims to help you not only resolve a longstanding WordPress challenge, but it will also increase the overall website performance.

Today’s tutorial comes by way of a recent customer inquiry I fielded not to long ago. The customer’s WordPress website had been integrated to use CloudFlare — if you’re not using this service, then you need to start ASAP.

I’ve integrated a number of WordPress websites to use CloudFlare, and all have witnessed increase performance, which has led to a bump in organic search traffic.

Although this particular customer’s website had been integrated with CloudFlare, there remained a number of challenges — browser caching, 30+ external CSS and JS files, and good ole’ WordPress version query parameters appended to static resources. Continue reading

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For the last decade or so, I’ve produced and developed a number of websites spanning a various niches.

Of course, most of these websites are considered to be local or hyperlocal niches — riches are in the niches.

Whether my own websites or websites in general, no website is 100% protected from content plagiarism and copyright infringement. Continue reading



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