• Online Marketing And SEO Facts, and where I found them

    Last Update: 10/1/2017 A sitemap can be no larger than 50mb and can hold no more than 50,000 URL’s. – Sitemaps.org Linkspammers are injecting code and links into PDF’s – Search Engine Land 60%+ of direct traffic is from organic search – Groupon 77% of baskets are abandoned by shoppers. – Search Engine Land The ideal search box is 27 characters wide. – Smashing Magazine Pure black text on a pure white background is hard for a dyslexic user to see. – UX Movement 10-15% of the US population has dyslexia – Dyslexia Research Institute An OG image should be 1200×630, or proportionately larger. FB Developers Site Google counts the first…

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  • Tools I Use Regularly

    What follows is an ongoing list of some of the tools I use regularly when doing my job.  This list is primarily so I have easy access to it if I’m at a computer where my bookmarks are not present.   Feel free to browse through and see if you find something new. Last Update: 7/30/2018 .htaccess tester – Test your file for errors and issues. 301/302 Redirect Checker – A quick way to check a redirect to see what type it is. 960 Grid System – A great reference to how the 960 works. Add Author Link In Montezuma – A great fix available in this forum All The…

  • Things That Inspire Me

    Just a little list of things I’m leaving myself when I want to feel inspired or rejuvenated. Last Update: 8/22/2015 List Of Post Rock Bands – For when I need some new work music. The Power Of Words – A tale of kindness, as well as the power of marketing. The Welder – A poem. Because I can’t decry my roots as an English major. Where The Hell Is Matt? – The power of love and people, set to music. Kiwi – I’m sure you’ve seen this, but if you haven’t, bring tissues. Greta Green Starling Murmurations – The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream That this watch exists and…

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  • Blog Posts And Articles I Reference Regularly

    This is just a list of blog posts that I found particularly handy, and reference back to from time to time. Last Update: 7/31/2018 14 Top Notch Resources To Help You Become a CRO Expert – Great links to guides I want to come back and read in full. 18 Meta Tags Every Webpage Should Have In 2013 – Great numbers here for character counts. I disagree that canonical links aren’t integral. 50+ Video Marketing Stats that Prove You’re Doing it Right – Cool facts about the power of video marketing. A Primer On A/B Testing – I’m a bit rusty with this kind of testing and have been doing it…

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  • Websites And Webpages I Refer To Often

    The following is a quick list of websites I reference often.  It’s primarily for my own use, but feel free to browse if you’re interested. Last Update: 5/30/2018 AfterNic – A great reference to see where domain prices are by recent sales comparison. 21st Centry Information Fluency – A cool Javascript hack to find out how recently a webpage was updated.  Does not work on most sites. CNN’s Sniffing And Seizing Interactive Article – Not quite as successful as ESPN’s. A good case study on how NOT to handle this new medium. ESPN’s “Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building” – It’s not a WhitePaper, it’s not an article.  A…

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