Friday 29 March 2013

10 Things To Do Every Workday

  1. Read something related to my industry.
  2. Read something related to business development.
  3. Send two emails to touch base with old colleagues.
  4. Empty my private client inbox by responding to all career coaching questions within one business day.
  5. Check in with each team member on their progress.
  6. Have a short non-work related conversation with every employee.
  7. Review my top three goals for my company that are focused on its growth.
  8. Identify and execute one task to support each of my top three goals.
  9. Post five valuable pieces of content on all my major social media accounts.
  10. Take a full minute to appreciate what I have and how far I've come.

By J.T. O'Donnell.

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Not all TLDs support whoisguard

When you register a domain name and buy whois protection from your registrar it's important to remember that not all TLDs (top level domains) allow the registrant to hide his info behind such a service.

Registries that don't allow you to hide your information from the public:

  • .in
  • .us
  • .coop
  • .es
  • .eu
  • .travel
  • .uk

Some registrars (such as Name) will warn you about this. Others, like Namecheap for example, will happily let you buy their whoisguard service, but you won't be able to apply it to your domain. Always check the rules when buying domains in a TLD you are not familiar with.

Monday 25 March 2013

Why it's hard to predict the costs of seo and why great seo is expensive.

This infographic from SEOBook explains why it has become harder and harder to estimate the costs of an ongoing seo campaign and why successful long-term seo campaigns are expensive.

seo costs infographic