The Pomodoro Technique

The life of a consultant is crazy. Rather than having a single company any set of goals to focus on, I have to juggle an average of 10-20 client requests a day. Some of these are simple and short tasks, and others take several hours to complete. I have been struggling with time management recently, so […]

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Google Analytics Certified

I’ve been working with Google Analytics for years. It’s my absolute favorite product for measuring metrics, and I use it every single day to measure success, find trends, and sometimes just answer a client’s questions. While browsing my google partner profile area, it dawned on me that I’ve never actually gotten certified in analytics?! Well, […]

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Thanks Chillidog Hosting!

Finding a good Host Provider I help people get their company on the web for a living, and a big part of that can be finding a reliable host provider. Unfortunately, everyone has gotten used to the big hosting companies (ahem godaddy, dreamhost, and a few others) chasing the cheapest deal possible. It’s totally possible […]

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Google Analytics Academy

This month, Google rolled out a new version of Google Analytics, along with an “Academy” that gives you step by step courses in how to use analytics to meet your business goals. If you have time, I highly recommend you take the course because it will help you decide what the goal of your site […]

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Google Search Changes: Don’t Panic!

There have been some pretty sensational articles written about Google removing some data that they used to feed sites within Google Analytics. See (Google ended Free Data for examples) The data Google used to provide was the actual keyword someone typed to reach your site. For example, my site is often found when someone searches […]

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I’m a Google Partner! (Again)

As you may remember last year, I became a Google Adwords Certified Partner last year. Since then, Google has relaunched the platform, and has created some new requirements that I’m actually a fan of. The new platform is one that emphasizes performance, and lends partners more credibility than they used to before. As the new […]

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(Junk emails) FREE Website Analysis!

If you have a website, I’m sure you get lots of emails telling you how bad your search results are. They throw every excuse in the book at you. Things like: Your website doesn’t feature in Google’s first search page for some of your major keywords. Your backlinks are too weak to help your search […]

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It’s Called Vacation For a Reason!

The last time we went on vacation was back in December, and the kids weren’t expecting to go anywhere again until October this year. So, we decided to surprise them with a little trip to DisneyWorld to mark the end of the school year. The surprise was a total success and we had a fantastic […]

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What Makes The Internet Awesome

It’s no secret that I love the inter-webs. One of the things that gets me really excited is collaboration on the web. Where else can you crowd source thousands of people with common hobbies for an amazing project? Here are a couple of examples of the geekery I mean: Project Noah Taxonomist   And a […]

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The power of visual data

One of the things I frequently worry about with my job is data overload. I LOVE data, but many of my clients either don’t care about the nitty gritty, or depend on me to sort it out for them. So, I’m very careful to use the K.I.S.S. method whenever possible. (Keep it simple, stupid) Recently […]

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