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The Busy Marketer’s Guide to Google’s Broad Core Algorithm Update of 8/1

Are you sitting down? Good. Because Google just announced they made an algorithm update on August 1, 2018. They rarely confirm any kind of update let alone one having to do with their algorithm. Still, the August announcement was made via the Twitter account from Google Search Liaison (@searchliaison). Here is the tweet: When did the… Read More

If I announced I was giving a Ted Talk…

What topic would you automatically assume I would be speaking on? I thought this was a fun social media experiment. I posted the below image with this message on Facebook and Instagram: The responses were pretty interesting. Ball Room Dancing as a Metaphor for Google’s Algorithm SEO landscape Working out Swing dancing Talk about the… Read More

Cyber Monday Deals 2019

As I browse the online deals this Cyber Monday, I have a song stuck in my head: “last Christmas I gave you my heart but the very next day you gave it away. This year, to save me from tears, I’ll give it to someone special…” In my head, I’m mentally swapping out the word… Read More

Women In Product 2019 – Conference Recap

This is the second product conference I’ve been able to attend this year. In particular, the Women In Product conference (WIP) is unique because it brings together women in leadership positions across many different verticals who are doing or leading product initiatives and provides a relatable perspective to other females navigating their career as product… Read More

One day at Google: Webmaster Product Summit

On Monday, November 4th, around 50 or so SEO’s descended upon the Googleplex campus in Mountain View, California to attend an invitation only one-day Product Summit. There was much of this… See what I mean? SEO’s love Twitter btw. There are tons of insights under the event hashtag #GWCPS. I highly recommend combing through it when… Read More

Buyer beware: The pitfalls of buying a men’s wedding ring online

One of the hardest things to purchase online is jewelry and second to that is clothes. I recently went through the experience of buying a wedding ring online for my fiance and ran into difficulties with a vendor. My hope in publishing this article is that it reduces the likelihood of this happening to someone… Read More

I Counted 27 Super Bowl Ads Yesterday That Had Celebrities

It’s the day after the biggest advertising day of the year, the Super Bowl. Here are a few advertising stats on the 2019 event: Host network CBS charged a record $5.25 million for a 30-second ad during this year’s game. A total of 54 advertisers shelled out $5.25 million for 30 seconds of screen time during the… Read More

The Best Things In Life Are: Helpful

You know the cliche “the best things in life are free.” But I also happen to think the best things are things that are actually helpful: tools, recommendations, products and every-day items that solve a problem and make life easier. Here is a list of the incredibly helpful items I cannot live without. Collapsible folding… Read More

These are a few of my favorite things about Content Marketing

I get lots of questions about content marketing and how it can be improved using SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I thought I would take a moment to capture the advice I give for the questions I get asked most often on this topic. Since there are a lot of questions that are tangentially related, I… Read More

Diagnosing A Drop In Traffic: 6 Data Sources to Check & Why

It’s a common scenario for an SEO Manager. You come into the office one morning, open up your SEO dashboards and notice a large drop in traffic to a core product page for your main software product.  It seemed to happen almost over night. How do you go about diagnosing the issue? What are some… Read More

The Reality of Freelancing: The Dream Is Free. The Hustle, Sold Separately

I used to dream about what it would be like to be a digital nomad. Just me, my laptop and a turquoise stretch of ocean on either side. I’d think about what it would be like to work from a remote location that inspired my creativity and not just a desk where I’m accounted for… Read More