Blog: SEO

Videos Getting Thumbs Down on YouTube? Try These Changes.

I couldn’t figure out why some of my most popular videos on YouTube were getting thumbs down. Turns out, the titles and thumbnails were not matching what people expected to see. My videos were showing up for searches in YouTube, but the search intent of the viewers didn’t align to the video content. So, what […]

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Talking YouTube Marketing on the Honest eCommerce Show

Recently, I sat down with Chase Clymer and Annette Grant of the Honest eCommerce podcast to talk about using YouTube videos to reach more customers. Chase had reached out to me, because he saw what I was doing with my YouTube channel, and very graciously asked me to share those insights with their audience. The […]

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Embed YouTube Videos Without Competitor Videos At The End

People want to embed YouTube videos on their website, but don’t want competitor videos showing in “Recommended Videos” at the end of the video play. YouTube changed embeds in 2018, to where you can no longer disable recommended videos from appearing after a video finishes playing. They want people to keep watching videos as much […]

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Presentation: Deep Dive on SEO (for Nevada County Online)

Recently, I had a chance to do a presentation for the Nevada County Online Meetup. This was a deep dive on SEO, which included a presentation, and answering questions from the audience, during a lunch and learn. Fortunately, this presentation was videotaped for posterity, and is available on the NCO YouTube channel. What I wanted […]

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The Long, Creative History of Content Marketing

When you hear someone talk about content marketing, you probably conjure up thoughts of blogging. Maybe you’re even picturing filming videos for YouTube, or starting a podcast. But what if I told you that content marketing is much older than you think it is? What if I told you that things you never even considered […]

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WP-Tonic: Page Speed, Theme Marketplaces, Frameworks

WP-Tonic is a somewhat new panel discussion show in the WordPress space. They have been producing monthly shows since September 2014, and host Jonathan Denwood have been publishing a weekly WordPress podcast since July 2014. Jonathan was an organizer of the Reno WordPress Meetup and runs a web agency. I’ve had the pleasure of being […]

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Gratitude For The Grind (Any Audience Is Amazing)

Running a business is hard. Our viability depends on a steady stream of customers coming through our doors. There are days when it seems like our competitors are beating us at every turn — for attention, for publicity, for those customers that we need to stay afloat. There are billions of people all fighting for […]

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