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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

DNSeattle was everything it was billed to be and more.

The weather was perfect. The location and venue were great. There was a good selection of music, food, and beverage on hand.

And of course, there was not a shortage of domain hobbyists, investors, and professionals in attendance at Amazon’s campus (Terry Avenue) in downtown Seattle.

DNSeattle at Amazon.com Continue reading

Don’t you just despise those long, ugly and gnarly WordPress Media Library links?

You know the ones I’m talking about, right?

The ones that looking something like this:

https://www.kickstartcommerce.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/21/article-one.pdf

I don’t know about you, but I long to make the “wp-content/uploads/2017/04/21/“ section of WordPress Media Library links vanish like visiting the Bermuda Triangle. But how? Continue reading

If you operate a website long enough, then you’re likely to encounter a situation or circumstance that requires a redirect at some.

What are redirects you ask?

Simply put, redirects are primarily used to preserve SEO authority of a website page or an entire website.

And here’s why redirects are important:

You don’t want to lose invaluable SEO authority you’ve slaved so many days writing and sharing content to be crowned by Google with page one search rankings, right? Continue reading

It has been said that a “picture is worth a thousands words”.

You don’t have to look to far these days to guarantee that statement.

And from the looks of it, it appears that we as a society are moving more and more towards pictures telling the stories of our lives.

Or maybe we’re coming full circle with the use of modernized pictures from our primitive years.

Nevertheless, we’re not talking about just any ole’ pictures.  We’re talking about EMOJIS! Emojis can do now wrong and are on at this very moment, being used by all walks of life.

They’re the 💣, and have hit the 🎰  for sure this year!

Don’t believe me?  Just ask Forbes…  Continue reading

You’re likely a bit perplexed by the title, right?

No worries, because you’re not the only one perplexed by finding out that emoji domain names are a reality. 😮

Yes, the silly 😄, 😂, 😜 and other icons, also known as emojis, you send via text, email and across social networks daily.

They are even included in Google search results! Yes, Google has fallen in ❤️❤️❤️ with emojis, and started having mixed emoji results.

Google emoji search engine results

Per Fortune, even GoDaddy is getting in on the act to win over millennials with an emoji search engine for available emoji domains (more on this in a minute).

And if that’s not enough, emojis are set to hit the big screen August 2017 🎥. Continue reading

About 5-6 years ago, I agreed to work with a gentleman here in Austin to develop a website. For my time in developing the website and since he owned the domain, we agreed to split the advertising revenue.

At the end of our 2-year agreement, the same gentleman had a fallen out with mutual business partners about another website we operated. It was a pretty bad fallen out too, involving legal and lawsuits.

Allegedly, this gentleman had possession of a domain that was personally not his. He forced the company to purchase another domain name because he held the old name ransom.

Well, some time passed and cooler heads prevailed. The old domain was transferred to the company after some tough negotiations.

Not too long after this, I approached the gentleman with an offer about buying the domain that I had developed a website for years prior.

The domain was no longer being used, so I thought I had a decent shot at getting the domain at a reasonable price. Continue reading



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