I remember 1999. Do you? That was largely one of the biggest shams in history. I was a support tech for a Point of Sale product and software company back then. We had such a huge service team, people who would spend hours and hours updating servers so that they wouldn’t spontaneously die due to … Read More


31 Mar 2015
Identifying Great Partners

Over the last year or so there’s a quote I keep seeing repeated If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together. I can blame one person for that, but I’m not going to do that today. Partnerships help drive growth when you get brilliant and driven people … Read More


04 Mar 2015
Pantheon Agency Partner

What did I do that was cool this weekend? I closed the last-standing Hostgator account I maintained and I downgraded my DeployHQ plan to the free plan. Side effects of today’s hosting game. The game has elevated significantly in a crazy short amount of time. Do you need me to name all the players? We have … Read More


24 Feb 2015

This is going to be a 3-part series. It needs to be because there’s a lot to discuss. First, we’ll start with a very low-level explanation of what an Audit is and why getting one is a compelling choice. The second part to this series will be the hardcore technical explanation, followed by another post … Read More


06 Feb 2015

I’d received an email through our contact form the other day and it went something like this “I have a book coming out in a few months and I want to sell and market it.” Aaaand that was it. No more, no less. I did reach out to this person and we talked and the scope … Read More


04 Feb 2015

What makes for a decent homepage? Well, there’s quite a lot that goes into it. I’m more of a developer and not so much of a designer. Not being a designer, though, gives me “outside” perspective as to what makes a good homepage; one that draws people in and gets them clicking around. I’m gonna … Read More


27 Jan 2015

Shopping cart software is everywhere and I’ve worked with a few of them over the years. Which one is right for you, though? That’s the million dollar question. e-commerce software comes in two flavors self-hosted, meaning you host it on your own web-server/hosting account. The alternative is you use a hosted solution, where the service … Read More


21 Jan 2015

The thing I love about WordPress Meetups really is the mix of folks that come out. There’s always new faces poking out of the woodwork to see what’s going on within the community. There’s those who come time after time, regulars who get a lot of value and give a lot of value to the … Read More


16 Jan 2015

The other day I wrote about why Some Traffic Just Sucks. Now I’d like to talk to you about “good traffic.” It’s the stuff that people pay big bucks for. It’s not just traffic for the sake of more traffic, though. It’s really purpose-driven traffic. What does that mean? Why do people come to a … Read More


23 Nov 2014

Today I’m going to talk to you about traffic and why “just more traffic” is a lame endeavor. Yep. I said it. Traffic for the sake of traffic is a near-fruitless venture. If you live in the States then, surely, you’ve gone to large shopping malls; you’ve gone to Black Friday events, where people are … Read More


21 Nov 2014

I’ve heard a lot of talk that WordCamps are growing stale and that’s giving rise to alternative conferences. The ‘stale’ bit might be true, to an extent. What I observed, in co-organizing WordCamp Los Angeles, is that the folks who show up are more often first-timers to such an event and far outnumber the circuit regulars. The … Read More


19 Nov 2014

I’ve heard a lot of talk that WordCamps are growing stale and that’s giving rise to alternative conferences. The ‘stale’ bit might be true, to an extent. What I observed, in co-organizing WordCamp Los Angeles, is that the folks who show up are more often first-timers to such an event and far outnumber the circuit regulars. The … Read More


19 Nov 2014