Not So Deep Thoughts

Sep 20

What I Learned Organizing The Most Successful SEO Meetup in the United States

What I Learned Organizing The Most Successful SEO Meetup in the United States

"Safe is Risky" cartoon | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist In the winter of 2008 I was on the verge of getting fired from my job as a web developer at McClatchy Digital. The entire newspaper industry had fallen through a hole in the floor and people were being laid off left and right.

Even though I was a low-level web developer, I could see the writing on the walleven if the brain-trust out at the corporate offices in Sacramento was still convinced…

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Jun 30

How I Shaved 10 Seconds off Page Load Time

How I Shaved 10 Seconds off Page Load Time

Do you wish your site loaded quicker?

We all want our site to load as quick as possible for our users convenience and to keep Googlebot happy.

My friend’s site was dead slow when she asked me to take a look. Here’s how I spent about a couple of hours to get a WordPress site to load in about 2 seconds. When I started in was regularly over 10 seconds, sometimes hitting 20 seconds.


The Big Problems

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May 14

Lean E-Commerce in 2014

Lean E-Commerce in 2014

Have you been thinking that you should move your business online and start selling globally?

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Zach Galifianakis in ‘Due Date’

Unless you are offering something spectacular or something dirt cheap, you should proceed with caution.

Testing Your Assumption

If you have revenue between 1 and 5 million dollars, you should think about selling online. You may even need a full-blown e-commerce site…

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Mar 23

You Installed Wordpress, Now What?

You Installed WordPress, Now What?

If you’re the type of person who feels like you’ve been working hard on your WordPress powered blog, but not getting the results you desire, this is for you.

I wrote up a checklist for a client yesterday and thought it was worth sharing with anyone struggling with a WordPress blog that is underperforming.

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Mar 03