Latest Interview: Aaron Wall

In this week's interview, I sat down with Aaron Wall and spoke about what it takes to get your ideas (and point of view to spread). He knows a thing or two about this, and is the only person I know who has 2 pages listed on the first page of Google results for the search phrase SEO. Check the interview out, and if you have any comments you can plug them in below. … [Read more...]

WordPress Automatic Update Rocks!

Back in December I did a blog post about Updating to Wordpress 2.3.1. I noted in that post that I waited a long time to do the update because I knew it would be a somewhat painful process. I probably spent an hour getting the stage set (backing things up including the database), and reading and re-reading the instructions. I then completed the actual update in about 2 hours. Not horrible, but still not … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Avinash Kaushik

Avinash Kaushik and I sat down recently to discuss key blogging tips. This is my third discussion and interview with Avinash. Last year we did a Podcast about competitive intelligence tools, and after that we had a detailed discussion about web analytics. Avinash is one of the brightest people in our industry, and is very enjoyable to talk to, as each conversation provides a wealth of valuable information. … [Read more...]

Upgrading to WordPress 2.3.1

For the longest time I let my blog remain on the 2.02 version of Wordpress. One of the reasons that this was the case is that upgrading Wordpress used to feel like a potential nightmare. While I am moderately technical, I am no web server geek by any means, and in the past there were steps in the process that felt like they would require me to be one to make sure everything went smoothly. However, when I … [Read more...]

Two Golden Rules of Blogging

Our blog is now more than 1 year old. In fact, our first post took place on August 5th, 2006, just before last year's SES San Jose. This post represents the 181st post on the blog. So to commemorate the anniversary of the blog, I thought I'd share a few metrics on how it's worked out for us, and then the why of it all. First, the metrics: On the day we opened the blog, our site showed 34 links in … [Read more...]