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Summer Break! (I’m Not Taking New Clients)

Summer is in full swing here in Seattle, and as usual, I’m taking a break from new clients for the summer. Since the weather is so rarified and spectacular here in the Northwest during the summer months, I really can’t bear to stay cooped up behind a desk staring at a computer screen any longer than I have to each…

Top Myths About International SEO – Mozinar

I presented “The Top Myths about International SEO,” a Mozinar (webinar) at Moz. About 600+ registrants for the webinar tuned in, and potentially thousands will view the recording in the future. It was a great experience to share my knowledge about international SEO with a wider audience. You can view the slidedeck below, and the transcript is available on Slideshare. A…

7 Digital Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Through my freelance work, I work mostly with small and medium-sized businesses. I love helping SMBs bring their ideas to fruition by helping them with their digital marketing. So if you own a business or are contemplating starting one, and you are excited about it except for the whole website/marketing/advertising part, read on. Small business owners need to do a…

3 Predictions for 2017 SEO Trends

As 2016 draws to a close, and 2017 draws near, I wanted to thank all my faithful blog readers (as well as my new readers!), and share a few thoughts about what are the top 3 SEO trends I foresee continuing to be hot topics in 2017. There are many more, but these are the 3 most important trends that…

Furthering the Discussion Beyond the Basic International SEO Talking Heads

I just listened to a webinar recently about technical international SEO. It taught me absolutely nothing new. I thought at first, “oh cool, Technical International SEO! Maybe they will share interesting technical stuff like ways to solve dynamic serving of content, locale-adaptive pages, cross-domain cookies, or how international search engines cope with JavaScript.” But no, this “technical” webinar focused on the 3 types…

Why Did REI Fail in Japan?

R.E.I (Recreational Equipment, Inc), is such an awesome brand. Ever since I moved to Seattle in 2005 and climbed the pinnacle at their flagship Seattle store, I’ve admired their brand. Through free and paid classes, I’ve learned navigational skills and bike maintenance. I’ve bought camping, biking, and hiking gear, and gifts there over the years. I’ve stood in line for…

My Listicle of International SEO Tools

I do international SEO for a living, so I bet if you’re interested in optimizing your website for international audiences, then you’re curious about what tools I use on a day-to-day basis. The truth is I use a lot of the same tools that a “normal” SEO uses. But there are ways that I use typical tools differently, and specific…