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RIP DMOZ

Goodbye DMOZ

DMOZ shaped the early web. In the early days it was one of the largest directories as well as one of the most-trusted.

Want to use a phone number? You better pay!

  Sometimes Google is really frustrating. They slowly twist and turn things into their favor and if something could make them money, they force you to use it. Today I was reminded of one of their “features” – phone number extensions in AdWords. You select an option on your ad to […]

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Siteground Auto-Injected Crawl Delay

Siteground injects a crawl delay into the robots.txt of every site they have on their shared servers, whether their clients like it or not!

Duct Tape and Band-Aids

You never can tell who you’re hiring and if they’re going to do a good job for you. Unfortunately, as with most things, if I want it done right, I have to do it myself.

Don’t Let Phishers Catch You

Don’t get caught by phishers. This post helps you understand a bit more about how links work and how phishers try to scam you into clicking their fake links designed to steal your info.

Sneaky Referral Spammers

Sneaky spammers are pretending to be Google.com and Lifehacker.com to steal clicks and infect your computer. Here’s what to look out for.

Google Moving to a Mobile-First Index

They’ve been saying it for a while now; “Mobile will surpass desktop as the most frequently used device” and it’s coming true. Well, for some it is. Google has this notorious habit of pushing things on everyone even when it doesn’t really apply. As you can see from my post […]

The Importance of AMP

Does the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) standard really do anything, or is it just another carrot dangled in front of our noses by Google?

Google Does Not Want You to Leave

Google does a fantastic job of blurring the lines between what’s good for them and what’s good for the users. They’re now offering their own little app to test internet speed. It’s not as good as speedtest.net, but who cares about that anyway??

Dealing with RankBrain and Zombie Traffic

RANKBRAAIIIIIINNNNSSS!!!! Google’s RankBrain can send the zombie horde to your website. What is RankBrian? What is zombie traffic? What can you do about it? My post helps you defend against the zombie apocalypse.