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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, 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 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 […]
Bing Ads reveal the most searched Halloween costumes
Halloween in the digital age involves a significant amount of searching until the right costume is picked. So what can we learn from this year's searches?
Deliverables and documentation to make your SEO strategy actionable
For companies serving either B2B or B2C audiences, search engine optimization continues to be a priority for driving new traffic.
Google comes under fire for its privacy policy change
Earlier this year, Google made a change to its privacy policy that is now drawing criticism from privacy proponents.
Is Google killing mobile organic search?
Click-through rates for websites depend a great deal on their position in organic search results.
Guide to Google ranking factors – Part 8: internal links
This week, we’re looking at internal links (before we tackle the much more unwieldy subjects of outbound links and backlinks).
10 SEOs who rock at personal branding
It's getting harder and harder to market yourself as an SEO professional. Here are 10 personal SEO brands to learn from.
How to make longer web forms easier for users
Some web forms have to be longer than normal. While an ecommerce site can limit the user entry to an email, delivery address and payment details, some sites need more information.
SEO best practice guide for URLs
Today we’re going to take a look at the basic building block of not just SEO, but your very web presence itself: the humble URL.
Capitalize on volume and long tail in Q4 with Dynamic Search Ads
In ecommerce, there’s always a scramble to capitalize on the volume that is out there for the holidays.
What makes social videos so effective?
Video consumption is on the rise and while users enjoy it, brands face the challenge of creating more effective video ads to stand out in the overcrowded social feeds.