Getting a Perfect Score in Google PageSpeed Insights

Perfect Score in Google PageSpeed Insights

After playing around a little more with plugins and updates, I was able to get to 100 for both mobile and desktop for the homepage and a WordPress post. Granted, my theme has no ads or third party tracking pixels, the theme is pretty light and there are no 3rd party chatbots, or additional JavaScript … Read more

Fastest Blog Theme Ever?

When I resurrected this blog, all I did was switch the root folder configuration on the server, update the core WordPress files, plugins, and installed a the Generatepress theme. I decided to run the Google Lighthouse tool to check page speed and was amazed with the results. I haven’t seen a WordPress blog score anywhere … Read more

Testing the Longevity of 301 Redirects

When you do a site redesign 301 redirects are put in place from the old URL to the new one. However there’s always been differences of opinion on how long you need to keep the redirects in place. I’m going to test this with my site here and see what happens. Since the early 2000s … Read more

The Four Cs of Integrating SEO Into Your Business

The 4 Cs of integrating SEO into a company

One of the most difficult problems SEO professionals can face is convincing companies that search engine optimization is a worthwhile investment. We spend a great deal of time dealing with industry specific lingo: algorithms, Panda, Penguin, link building, PageRank, nofollow, canonical tags. These words are completely meaningless to most people in most companies. In our … Read more

Hacking the algorithm

Hacking the algorithm by Amy Webb

When I try to explain the work I do to non technical people, their eyes glaze over very quickly. It’s totally understandable, there’s a lot of jargon and things get complicated very quickly. However, here’s a really great video by Amy Webb, talking about how she hacked the algorithm for a dating site. It has … Read more

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Toyota FT1 Photos

Toyota FT1

Photos of the new Toyota FT1 sports car, which was displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit MI. I don’t know if my photos will do it justice, but the car really does look good up close and in the flesh. This is supposed to be the replacement for the legendary Toyota … Read more

Sunrise Photos

Sunrise over Hoover Reservoir

I love photographing the sunrise, the serenity before the day begins and watching the wildlife wake up and get moving is always magical. There are so many colors and moods that can be found during that short window of time. Last weekend I went to Hoover Reservoir in central Ohio to capture some sunrise photos. … Read more

Vectren Dayton Air Show 2012

Blue Angels Diamond Formation at the Vectren Dayton Air Show 2012

The weather forecast before I left said it was going to feel like 112 degrees. I don’t think I’ve ever felt 112, but it was certainly a lot of degrees, I can tell you. Despite the searing heat I was able to take in some fantastic aviation showmanship at the Vectren Dayton Air Show and … Read more

Polar Bear Plunge

This year I’m participating in a fund raiser to support Special Olympics Ohio (donations welcome). On February 18th, I will be doing the Polar Bear Plunge at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. I’m told it’s going to be in a open air pool near the Polar Bear Exhibit and not actually in it! While I … Read more

Maps and QR codes

When I need to go to a new place, I will research it on my desktop using one of the typical map sites to get an idea of travel time and where it is. I have a Motorola Atrix which has a nice map app which offers turn by turn directions. I use it a … Read more