April 18, 2014

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  • We took a fun mini vacation to meet up with my parents in San Francisco, this week!
  • Been quickly moving through print work for the World Surfing Reserves‘s upcoming summit. Will show off the Program and Rack Cards soon!
  • Ads for Good Time surprises! Looking forward to next week’s issue!
  • Danilo Tj Magallanes is this week’s winner SCWaves’ Sunset Contest. Share your sunset on their Facebook page for a chance to get yours printed in the Good Times!

What’s happening with our clients:

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April 12, 2014: Saturday Edition

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What’s happening with our clients:

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Ignoring the “1st Page of Google”

Hopefully you will forgive me for the sensationalized title, I couldn’t help myself!

I get spam emails every day telling me that some “SEO” can guarantee me the first page on Google, or that they can send a Million visitors a month to my site.

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SEO Spam, Guaranteeing to put me on the first page of Google.

Is SEO this Easy?

Email like this would like you to think that a simple list of links is enough to get you to the first page of Google. The truth is: Not Any More, at least not for any search that would bring any real value to your business. There was a point in time when this SEO strategy worked, heck, there used to be a time when all you had to do was title a page with a matching description and put your target keyword on the page 100 times and you would show up on the 1st page in google. Those Link Spamming and Keyword Stuffing strategies haven’t worked in a long time.

How to tell if the offer is real?

99% of the time these emails are completely generic. They let you know that they have researched “Your company” or “Your website” and they say that “Dear Web Owner, you are missing a million % of the traffic you should be receiving”[sic]. Which is a complete and total joke, I mean come on form letter guy, at least type in my URL if you are going to say that you researched it.

What to do if you actually want SEO services

SEO isn’t easy, it’s not fast, and it takes someone who can think to actually put a functional campaign together. The person you choose should already have an understanding of your niche and be willing to do the work to understand your business, because that is exactly what they are going to have to do; talk about your business online.

If an SEO company comes to you then they should have already done their homework, and they shouldn’t be sending out ultra-generic letters. If you go to the SEO yourself, then they should be able to tell them how they are going to customize their practices to your One-Of-A-Kind business!

April 4, 2014

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What’s happening with our clients:

To our clients: got an event, or something important to talk about? Let us know and we’ll post it here!

Single Serving Friends

Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They’re single-serving friends. – Narrator, Fight Club

The internet is full of useful things and the internet is full of well.. cats in your tubes.

Your internet is on

Yes! Your Internet is working.

http://ismyinternetworking.com/ – A site that tells you if your internet is working… Super Useful!

With sites like “Hampster Dance” which was a GeoCities page of nothing but dancing hamsters combined with a song that should hold the title of the most aggressively memorable in human history; Single serving sites have been around since the beginning of the internet.

Not Christmas

No, It is not Christmas

Is it Christmas Yet? http://isitchristmas.net/

Yep, That is a site that just tells you whether or not it is Christmas! (as a fun side note: since Jules found that site, I have yet to check it on Christmas)

A single serving site is a site that does 1 thing, and just one thing. Single serving sites only have one purpose, whatever that purpose is whether it is good or bad, whether it adds to humanity, drives us off the deep end or is just a box full of Shiba Inu puppies.

What is your favorite single serving site?

Let us know in the comments.