Jan 072014
Take Charge of Your Stats: Piwik Analytics vs. Google Analytics
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Piwik Analytics Series

Looking for an alternative to Google Analytics? Want to understand your traffic, get a deeper view? Open source contender Piwik Analytics may be your answer.

The goal of this article is to introduce you to Piwik analytics software and give you a glimpse into how it works in case you have never had the time nor opportunity to check it out for yourself.

Feb 042012
Review of James Hussey's Duct Tape SEO: WordPress #SEO Done Dirt Cheap

Starting with a blank slate, Duct Tape SEO fills your plate with food for thought then leads you to the buffet and shows you exactly what to select — and what to leave behind — for a healthy SEO diet. As much motivational as it is a teaching tool, it builds confidence in first-timers by creating context, providing worksheets, and sharing anecdotal tidbits from James’ own personal experiences.

Jan 282012
Versatile Blogger Award: Thank You, Alicia!

The Versatile Blogger Award is a peer recognition and relationship building tool for bloggers. CoachNotes Blog was nominated by Alicia Jay.

May 122011
Obscure, Antiquated, and Unfair (Do Directories Really Work?)
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series SearchMe! Getting Better Results When Trying To Find Answers

I’ve been spending some time increasing my understanding of local search as a serious strategy for businesses of all kinds. There was a time when getting listed in all the big directories (like DMOZ) and blog search engines (like Technorati), was all the rage. Is this still an effective strategy? Does it really bring results?