Author Archives: Scott Offord

A Cautionary Tale of Aggressive SEO

How to Avoid Penalties and Fix Things When They Go Wrong I spoke at Joomla World Conference in Boston. Please click the Tweet button below to show your support! Tweet This

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My Latest Project… the Gaming Center at the Meetupery

Non-profit coworking & hackerspace in WI, The Meetupery, is creating a video gaming center in cooperation with Global Sight & Sound. The Meetupery is a non-profit coworking and hackerspace in Sussex, Wisconsin. Our goal is to buy and install six … Continue reading

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WordCamp Chicago 2013 Session Mindmap

   Sunday Sessions and Accessibility & WordPress: Developing for the Whole World by Joe in wcchi / Scott Offord (offordscott)

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“SEO Extended” WordPress Plugin

Just launched June 7th. New SEO plugin that extends Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin. Tweet This Download / Install http://wordpress.org/plugins/seo-extended/ Features One page for viewing, editing, and deleting SEO Titles One page for viewing, editing, and deleting Meta Descriptions Filtering by … Continue reading

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How to Hide the DS_Store Icon on Your Mac Desktop

It’s not possible to completely get rid of .DS_Store on your Mac’s desktop if you still want to be able to view hidden files in the Finder, but here’s a way to make .DS_Store a little less annoying. First, right-click in … Continue reading

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What is the Future of SERP Tracking?

Faced with the dilemma of complying with Google’s terms of services or continuing to provide Internet marketers and website owners with keyword ranking data, Raven Tools chooses not to allow their subscribers to track SERPS any more. So, it looks like Raven users … Continue reading

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Help! My Google Voice Number Still Works, But Is No Longer Associated With My Google Apps Email Address.

Solved! See bottom of post for an update! It seems that my Google Voice number (262) 204-7265 is no longer accessible from my Google Apps account: [email protected] I originally set up my Google Voice number to be associated with my Google Apps … Continue reading

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My Experience With Google Reconsideration Requests and Disavow Lists. Need Your Advice.

Black Friday truly is Thanksgiving’s annual after-party, but this year, for my Black Friday Ads website, it is an organic search nightmare. Last year, I leveraged the Black Friday fever and made over $20,000 in the month of November by … Continue reading

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Social Media in the Workplace – Are You In or Out?

Social media in the workplace – in or out? If your first thoughts are visions of your employees wasting the day away playing games on Facebook or making their evening plans with friends on Twitter, it may benefit you to … Continue reading

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“Tech Milwaukee” ~ An Initiative of the School Factory and Orion Group

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on the Tech Milwaukee initiative with James Carlson of the School Factory. Tech Milwaukee is a diverse group of meetups and meetup organizers who love technology. As the website states, “It’s … Continue reading

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