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Learning SEO from Neil Patel

Stop Wasting Money on Content Creation Before Learning the Basics Maybe you, like me, are a web developer who can build a site that does just about anything, but are at a loss when you need to figure out how to drive traffic to your own site. I’ve been working on a new site called…

Ongoing Remote Update: Creating a Content Plan

Current Goal Ongoing Remote gets at least 10 Google search impressions in a single day in January 2021. Tracker Progress Today the only functional changes I made were some more performance improvements to the site, as well as adding some links to the header to improve internal linking: I also hired another Fiverr freelancer to…

Ongoing Remote Update: Paying for Content and Speeding Up Site

Current Goal Ongoing Remote gets at least 10 Google search impressions in a single day in January 2021. Tracker Progress Although my goal is modest, at only 10 impressions in a day, I am shooing much higher to increase my chances of actually achieving the target. One of the principles I wrote in my notebook…

Ongoing Remote Update: Adding a Contact Form and FAQs

Current Goal Ongoing Remote gets at least 10 Google search impressions in a single day in January 2021. Tracker Progress Yesterday I finally put my nose down and wrote some content for Ongoing Remote. Admittedly it isn’t much, and I spent significantly more time putting the framework in place. I’ve made a contact form and…

Ongoing Remote Update: Meta Tags and Logos

Current Goal Ongoing Remote gets at least 10 Google search impressions in a single day in January 2021. Progress Yesterday I wrote about some next steps for improving SEO on Ongoing Remote, and I implemented them all. I connected a Twitter account to this blog, I updated my meta tags on the site, and I…

Ongoing Remote Goal: 10 Impressions Per Day

Just before the end of 2020 I hit an important milestone with Ongoing Remote: our first Google search impression! This is of course a small victory, but after seeing zero impressions for several weeks, it’s reassuring to see a positive number. The ultimate goal of course is to get sales, but your conversion funnel needs…

Starting Ongoing Remote

A few weeks back I was looking for better places to put job postings for remote developers than LinkedIn (it’s horrible for this), and I came across JS Remotely. The first thing I thought was, “Wow, this site is so simple, and there are at least five posts each day. If those are real they…

Using Meditation to Overcome Anger

I’m a pretty passionate guy at work. Most of the time this manifests as being productive and taking initiative on things. However, it can sometimes manifest as anger when I’m not getting my way. I’ve definitely blown up and yelled at coworkers before, and I always regret it afterwards. Other times I will write a…

Does Agile have too many meetings?

Like every headline phrased as a question, the answer is ‘no’! But more important than the answer is the reason for it. When a large team convert to Agile, they typically are implementing some version of Scrum, which has a set of events (read: meetings) to observe: sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint retrospective, sprint review,…

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