Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2013

Updated December 24, 2012

Doc Sheldon

Sixty years ago today, I was enjoying my first Christmas Eve with my family. I can’t say I remember much – I wasn’t quite 6 months old yet – but I’m sure I was the life of the party, even someone else had to put the star on top of the tree.

I’m sure I was excited, though… Christmas carols playing on the phonograph, a fire roaring in the fireplace, milk and cookies set out for the fat guy in the funny suit… hell, just thinking about that night gets my system going. Hopefully, not the same kind of going that was probably going through my mind in 1952. At least I’m not back in diapers again! Yet. [Read more…]

What I’ve Learned about SEO and SEOs

Updated December 22, 2010

Doc Sheldon

I started hanging out on an IT forum back in 2003. Initially, I was looking for a solution to a software problem I had, and the assistance I needed was immediately offered. I found the folks there to be generous with their knowledge, so I stuck around to learn more. That’s where I first heard about this thing called SEO.

The notion of being able to enhance my site’s visibility to the search engines intrigued me, so I started hanging around a couple of SEO and Webmaster forums as well. There, I soon built a list of blogs that I should follow… whenever a name came up more than two or three times, I added them to my reading list. Before long, I was reading posts by Aaron Wall, Danny Sullivan, Matt Cutts, Dave Harry, Bruce Clay, Rand Fishkin… and many others. [Read more…]