"Organic" does not mean "free"

organic vegetables are developed naturally, just like organic search engine results (SERPs).

Organic vegetables are also developed naturally. © Nevit Dilmen

“I think organic is the way to go,” said a colleague of mine this morning. It sounded as if he disagreed with me about the merits of optimizing his web site, which he had built himself using software called SiteSpinner. (more…)

Blogging 101: What is a blog?

Lots of my clients want to know more about blogging. Somehow they’re just now getting the message that increasing the frequency of rich content might just have to do with blogging.

First, what isn’t a blog?

At its best, a blog is not:

  • boring
  • irrelevant
  • too long
  • inaccurate
  • illegal
  • UNREAD

A blog should be the opposite of all of these things. (more…)

When do I stop paying my dues?

Odd Duck restaurant logo

Odd Duck Restaurant logo (Austin, TX)

I recently moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, where I was born. I spend significant time still in Washington and Baltimore, where I’ve spent 30 years in a satisfying career. These days, I don’t have to be “up north” every week or even every other week. (more…)

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