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What I Learned in 2013

Meta: 02.26.14 // Career + Life // 25 Comments →

(This post is a personal post about running Blind Five Year Old, building on similar posts for 2011 and 2012.) It’s nearly the end of February and I haven’t completed my now annual ‘What I Learned’ post. That should tell you that one of the things I learned is how quickly time gets away from […]

Are You Winning The Attention Auction?

Meta: 01.20.14 // Marketing + SEO + Social Media // 33 Comments →

Every waking minute of every day we choose to do one thing or another. For a long time we didn’t have many choices. Hunt the mammoths or mind the fire. Read the bible or tend the crops. I can remember when we only got six television stations on an old black and white TV. But […]

What Does The Hummingbird Say?

Meta: 11.07.13 // SEO + Technology // 32 Comments →

Dog goes woof Cat goes meow Bird goes tweet and mouse goes squeak Cow goes moo Frog goes croak and the elephant goes toot Ducks say quack and fish go blub and the seal goes ow ow ow ow ow But theres one sound That no one knows What does the hummingbird say? What Does […]

Finding A Look As Well As A Sound

Meta: 10.28.13 // Life + Marketing // 9 Comments →

(This is a personal post. While it does have a lot of marketing insight it’s also a bit introspective so you’ve been warned if that’s not your thing.) In the past year I’ve been interviewed by a number of folks. One of the questions that often comes up is who has influenced my work. I […]

Crawl Optimization

Meta: 07.29.13 // SEO // 120 Comments →

Crawl optimization should be a priority for any large site looking to improve their SEO efforts. By tracking, monitoring and focusing Googlebot you can gain an advantage over your competition. Crawl Budget It’s important to cover the basics before discussing crawl optimization. Crawl budget is the time or number of pages Google allocates to crawl […]

Bing People Snippets

Meta: 03.19.13 // SEO // 10 Comments →

This morning (thanks to a tip from Search Engine Roundtable) I began researching what looked like authorship snippets on Bing. While it’s only been an hour or so here’s what I’ve seen and what I think I’ve figured out. People Snippets The new faces (for the most part) showing up in Bing search results are […]

Closing Google Reader Is Dangerous

Meta: 03.14.13 // Social Media + Technology // 39 Comments →

I’m a dedicated Google Reader user, spending hours each day using it to keep up on any number of topics. So my knee-jerk reaction to the news that Google will close the service as of July 1, 2013 was one of shock and anger. I immediately Tweeted #savegooglereader andĀ posted on Google+ in hopes of getting […]

What I Learned In 2012

Meta: 02.14.13 // Career + Life // 53 Comments →

2012 was a fantastic year for Blind Five Year Old. I met most of my goals, came to a few epiphanies but often found it difficult to juggle everything at once. In all, this is what I learned. Stop Comparing There are a number of ‘names’ in the SEO community and there’s a growing trend […]

New Ways To Track Keyword Rank

Meta: 01.13.13 // Analytics + SEO // 89 Comments →

Tracking keyword rank is as old as the SEO industry itself. But how you do (and use) it is changing. Are you keeping up? This post covers how I create and use rank indexes and introduces a new and improved way to track rank in Google Analytics. Rankaggedon In December of 2012 both RavenĀ and Ahrefs […]

2013 Internet, SEO and Technology Predictions

Meta: 12.31.12 // Advertising + Marketing + SEO + Social Media + Technology // 15 Comments →

I’ve made predictions for the past four years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) and think I’ve done pretty well as a prognosticator. I’m sometimes off by a year or two and many of my predictions are wrong where my predictions were more like personal wishes. But it’s interesting to put a stake in the ground so […]