Dealing with Semalt, Kambasoft, Buttons For Website and other Spam Bots

By |December 23rd, 2014|Security and Maintenance, SEO, Wordpress|

It seems like there has been a massive uptick in automated bot spammers crawling my sites lately and I really don't like the trail they leave behind.  Besides taking up bandwidth, they are wreaking all sorts of havoc on my site analytics and throwing bounce rates out of wack.  I [...]

.htaccess rewrite on Godaddy

By |June 28th, 2011|SEO|

For some reason GoDaddy has been a royal pain to get my htaccess files working properly but I finally found a decent solution.  First off, make sure you aren't running Windows for your hosting package or this will not work. Below is a quick snippet that will create SEO friendly [...]

A Sneak Peek at Google Places Catalog

By |March 3rd, 2011|SEO|

New Google Places Catalog Revealed If you haven't heard by now, Google has chosen Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas as two test markets for their new "HotPot" feature. It is basically their attempt at competing with sites such as and Facebook where users can review businesses, post information and [...]

Information Graphics

By |January 4th, 2011|SEO|

Info graphics have become popular over the past year or two due to the way most of them layout data in an extremely visual way. Perhaps one of the main reasons info graphics has exploded in popularity, however, is their use as "link bait". Information graphics tend to be very [...]

New Web Directory

By |August 22nd, 2010|SEO|

A new free web directory that might be worth submitting your site to: While there isn't much that differentiates them from sites like Yelp and other directories, it is still a free directory adding exposure to your website.  What could it hurt?

Claim your Custom Facebook URL

By |July 15th, 2010|SEO|

Here is short and sweet post for you to chew on.  In Facebook we are all familiar with the crazy urls they assign your profile.  They are long, full of numbers and just plain intimidating.  Here is an example of Facebook urls vs. Twitter: Twitter: Facebook: Finally, Facebook [...]