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SEO Mystery

SEO Mystery

Published November 12, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I recently wrote about my 4 month hiatus from blogging. I wrote about a bunch of excuses alluding to why I had stopped. Life had gotten too busy…I didn’t have time to blog anymore…something had to give…blah blah blah. That was all true, but there was another significant contributing factor. My traffic had plummeted, for […]

Easily Manage Twitter #Hashtag Contest with Zapier

Easily Manage a Twitter Contest with Zapier

Published November 10, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I recently ran a Twitter contest for the first time. I’ve participated in many Twitter and other social media contests before in the past, but I’ve never managed one before. The concept is simple, ask people to use a hashtag to enter a contest – easy. I assumed that I could manage the entries just […]

CSS Button With Sliding Information

CSS Button With Sliding Information

Published November 7, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I’ve been working a lot lately on trying to increase conversions for several products. One issue I’ve face with call to action buttons is that it’s sometimes difficult to convey information in an easy to consume format in such a small amount of space. I searched the web for some good example of CSS buttons, […]

It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon: Content Marketing 101

It's Not a Sprint, It's a Marathon

Published October 21, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Pardon my running pun, I’ve recently started to call myself a “runner” so I think I’m qualified to use that bad cliche. Over the weekend, I had a discussion with some friends about starting a business online and what it would take. It occurred to me that I’ve been reading other marketers and entrepreneurs writing […]

A 4 Month Hiatus From Blogging

A 4 Month Hiatus From Blogging

Published October 17, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Sometimes you just need to take a step back from the things you love the most. 6 months ago I was stretching myself pretty thin. On top of my full time day job, I supplemented my income with some freelance work. 2014 has been my best year to date for freelance work in terms of […]

Google Partners Presentation Suggests Asking for Positive Google+ Reviews, Among Other Bad SEO Practices

Google Partners Presentation Suggests Asking for Positive Google+ Reviews

Published June 2, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Two weeks ago, I attended a local Google Partners Connect gathering and watched three Google product-themed presentations. Overall, it was clear that this was Google providing a service to agencies in an attempt to get more small and medium businesses interested in using their’s tools and services – namely AdWords. Fred Vallaeys, Co-Founder of Optmyzr […]

How to Add Different Sidebar Content For Each Page in WordPress

Adding Different Sidebar Content to Each Page in WordPress

Published May 29, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I’ve built my fair share of WordPress sites. My clients love WordPress because it makes updating their content extremely simple after our contract is up. Of all the project I’ve done and been asked to do, WordPress is by far the most requested. For all that WordPress is, it does have it’s flaws. I’ve written […]

Improve Social Conversions with Snip.ly

Improve Social Conversions with Snip.ly

Published May 13, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I came across an awesome tool the other day that I wanted to share with you. Many of us curate and aggregate content that we share on our social media accounts. When we share content from other authors and other websites, what are we getting in return? Our social media followers click on the link […]

What Will SEO Look Like in 2018? 1 Year Follow Up

What Will SEO Look Like in 5 Years? 1 Year Later Follow Up

Published May 8, 2014 by Brad Knutson

5 Marketers Reflect On Their 5 Year Predictions 1 Year Later One year ago today I asked the question “What Will SEO Look Like 5 Years From Now?” to a handful of industry experts. Each marketer comes from a slightly different background, and each of them had a unique answer. There were some common themes […]

You Don’t Need jQuery

You Don't Need jQuery

Published May 1, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I admit, I’ve been a heavy jQuery user for the last handful of years. One of the first things I would do when starting a new project was make sure that the jQuery library was there. I settled on jQuery because honestly, it’s just simpler than vanilla Javascript. I freely admit that I’m not the […]

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