Day 14,673 – Using the future tense

Check your tenses if you want to lead.  I’ve been recently really paying attention to word choice that people use, and am finding that those who I respect and inspire me, are primarily using the future tense.  Those who seem to want to prolong the problem, are using past tense. This makes sense, doesn’t it? 

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Day 14,659 – Contingency Planning Isn’t Motivational

It came to my attention, through feedback, that I have a tendency to contingency plan situations before efforts even start on the main plan.  At first I took this feedback and felt like responding “you’re welcome” because I felt by doing this I was doing my part to find solutions for problems we yet to

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Day 14,657 – Plants and personal growth

Here is my general approach to personal growth. Remember that people are like plants:  You can help them grow but you can’t change what they are. I believe that we don’t need to motivate each other to be “better”; we each already want to be the most full version of ‘us’ that we can be. 

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Day 14,654 – Counting the days

I wanted to shift the writing and tone of this blog, and wanted to start to write in a day counting approach.  This idea is intent that each day we are learning from the one before it, on our own unique journey.  Using a calendar and the date is something common to all of us,

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Is bounce rate a ranking factor?

Is bounce rate a ranking factor?

First: Let’s make sure we’re talking bounce rate and not click back: Bounce rate is when you don’t go to a second page on the same website.  Maybe you entered from search, a referral link, or direct load. You visit one page and read it from top to bottom.  You spend 15 minutes on the

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15 point quick SEO Audit

15 point quick SEO Audit

The following 15 point audit doesn’t deep dive into technique aspects or many crawl issues, but it is something you can do without any special tools or tricks.  Just use the search bar and look at some code, and you can quickly gauge how your site is positioned to performing in natural search.  Questions about

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The Fleeflackinator Technique

The Fleeflackinator Technique

Hi, this post is a simple SEO test called The fleeflackinator technique.  Don’t worry about the content below. 😉 Thanks!

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My new favorite image

My new favorite image

Can you guess why? This is a simple SEO test to see how Google and Bing are advancing at indexing text in images.  The text that you clearly see is invisable to a search engine. Optimizing images is an important part of SEO. There are a few ways we can add data to tell a

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Screaming Frog Spider: It rocks

Screaming Frog Spider: It rocks

The website spidering tool by Screaming Frog is amazing, simply, for doing SEO work.  I use this thing nearly daily to manage on page optimization.  When teamed with features from Microsoft Excel, you can do some very powerful research quickly on an audit or finding easy wins. Before we get deeper into this, let me state

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Very Simple Financial Management System

Very Simple Financial Management System

Personal financial budging can be a drag because of the amount of detail some systems require.  I’ve found a system that works well for me becasue it is  super simple to track and understand.  It makes your budget something actionable and understandable; you can make decisions by tracking one single number: your Daily Spend Value. Daily Spend Value

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