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by Matt C.:

A brief update
Over the last couple years, I’ve seen more and more people in technology trying to make government work better. They’re idealists who are also making a large impact. These are people that I respect–some of them worked to fix healthcare.gov, for example. From talking to many of them, I can tell you that their energy […]
Thanks, Amit
Amit Singhal just announced that he’s retiring toward the end of the month. Amit has been a formative part of Google’s search team, but he’s also a good friend. Last year, after he marked 15 years with Google, I wrote this about Amit’s contributions: Amit Singhal, one of the unsung heroes of Google, just celebrated […]
Solving a Verizon issue (Nexus 5X)
I solved a problem today and figured that I’d document it for the rest of the world. Every time someone left me a voicemail on Verizon, I would get a cryptic text from Verizon at 900080006202 that looked like “//VZWVVM:SYNC:ev=NM;id=1;c=1;t=v;s=1XXXXXXXXXX;dt=18/01/2016 13:40-0900;l=13;dev_t=5” or “//VZWVVM:SYNC:ev=MBU;dev_t=5”. Here’s what happened. It turns out that Verizon has three kinds of […]
Halloween 2015: USB Drive
I went a little overboard for Halloween last year. And as you can tell from my the Halloween category on my blog, sometimes I get a little too excited about Halloween. So this year I decided to go quick, easy, and lo-fi as a USB drive: To make a thumb drive/USB key, I just took […]
Give Google Contributor a try
Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, you contribute a certain amount of money each month. That subscription means that you see fewer ads on the web, and you support the sites that you visit with your […]
Berkshire Hathaway
My taste in financial advice runs toward the simple and the lessons I’ve learned the hard way. But I still like reading about investing/finance, and I recently read through the 2014 annual report for Berkshire Hathaway. Given that it was the 50th anniversary of Warren Buffett taking charge of Berkshire, I have to admit that […]
My next project: AutoSEO
This was an April Fool’s joke. I’ve been working really hard with some friends on a project to handle SEO automatically. Now we’re ready to take the wraps off it over at seo.ninja. One of the ideas that helped the World Wide Web succeed was that it separated presentation and content. You could write your […]
Next 30 day challenge: social media/news cleanse
For January 2015, I tried to declutter around the house for 15 minutes a day. We now have a couple rooms that are much cleaner, and I gave away a bunch of magazines. For February 2015, my 30 day challenge was to go on daily 15 minute walks with my wife. That was nice. Lately […]
Fixing “full path disclosure” issues
Whether you’re running a web service or a blog, you should always keep your software fully patched to prevent attacks and minimize your attack surface. Another smart step is to prevent full path disclosures. For example, if your blog or service throws an error like “Warning: require(ABSPATHwp-includes/load.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file […]
Lessons learned from the early days of Google
Earlier this month I did a talk at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about lessons learned from the early days of Google. The video is now online and watchable, or you can watch it on YouTube: We did the talk in a pretty large room, and the camera at the back of […]
Five most important search marketing news stories of the week
Content marketing for 2017; why social media is the preferred channel for product launches; and how to use an Exact Match Domain (EMD) without being penalised
2017: The Year of Machine Learning, Intelligent Content and Experiences
In 2017, the key to effective content marketing – that attracts, resonates and converts - is incorporating machine learning and automation into the production process.
7 Timeless Reasons Why & How Content Goes Viral
So what makes content go viral? And what makes people participate in these phenomena?
Marketers now turn to social for product launches
When it comes time to launch a new product, the majority of marketers in the US, the UK, and Australia are now turning to social media.
10 mistakes businesses and brands make with social media
With social media reach and engagement rates having dipped so precipitously over the last year or so, paying to play is the only option for most brands now.
Five powerful lead generation and sales prospecting tools for small businesses
These five marketing platforms offer small businesses affordable lead generation and sales tools to provide them with some competitive advantage.
Are you using too many questions in your headlines?
It’s been said that there are no stupid questions. But are there stupid question headlines?
What is an exact match domain (EMD) and how can you safely use one?
In which we describe what an exact match domain (EMD) looks like, how they can manipulate search rankings and why you should avoid them.
Off-page PR: everything you need to know about changes to the local press
The regional press still carries great importance. Wrongly maligned in some quarters, the stats almost speak for themselves.
How search and email acquisition campaigns benefit both channels
Search and email are good marketing partners because they make each other more productive. Add a layer of "big data," and you have a firm foundation for digital marketing success.