Google rolled out some interesting updates impacting small business in the 3-pack in September. Many small businesses started seeing a shift around September 1. This updated was dubbed the “Possum” update. (Gotta’ love the creativity for the name selection! 🙂 ) In this update, both organic and local pack URLs moved significantly. Possum represents a […]
Today’s news is not really earth shattering. Penguin has been around since 2012. today, it was announced that Penguin would be built into the core algorithm. Source: Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Penguin is now part of our core algorithm If anything, this is good. It allows you to quickly get information on whether your tactics […]
Source: Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Helping users easily access content on mobile Interesting article outlining Google’s position on interstitial ads on mobile web. As sites continue to try to force visitors into app usage, it’s clear that the use of banners, overlays and interstitials are on the rise in mobile web. As Google outlines […]
Good article analyzing some of the tools for assessing the speed of a WordPress (or any) site. How long does it take for your WordPress website to load? Two seconds? Three seconds? Heaven forbid, more than four seconds? If you don’t know, there’s a good chance that a slow-loading website is costing you pageviews […]
This is going to be an ongoing list that I am going to be updating and maintaining. Chrome Extensions Omnibug Ghostery
In March, my Mom and I embarked upon a hunt for the John Johnston family cemetery. http://www.philayres.com/johnston-family-bell-witch-legacy/. John Johnston is my 4th great grandfather. For many years, I have heard rumors about where John Johnston is buried. In March, 2016, while I was in town in Nashville, we set out on our mission. The Johnston […]
I am currently reading “Future Crimes” by Mark Goldman. Fascinating book. Early in the book, the author points out that if you read it, there is no going back. I believe it. It’s true. Sure, over time, we have all heard about the myriad of cyber attacks, exposing credit card and highly personal information. But, this […]
From Goodspeeds History of Robertson County:
From the Porter Family Bible – the Porter family of Robertson County, TN. This Bible was owned by Grace Randolph Porter.
James Johnston was known as “Old Sugar Mouth” of Bell Witch fame. He was born September 16, 1759 and died April 22, 1850, in Robertson County, Tennessee. Spouse: Rebecca Porter (12/22/1759-1802). Married: 7/5/1780 (Daughter of David Porter and Mary Thompson) Jane Greer: Married 12/30/1803. No children. Bio: James Johnston came to Robertson County, in 1800. […]
About Phil Ayres
Phil Ayres is the Director of Marketing for Travelocity.com in Dallas, TX. Prior to Travelocity, I ran Affiliates & SEO at Hotels.com for 4 years and worked with a bunch of other online companies.
- Family travel tips for Chicago
Recently, I just went to Chicago with the family. It was an educational trip and…
- The Johnston Family (my ancestors) and the Bell Witch of Robertson County, TN
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Recent Articles of Interest
- September: A Busy Month for Google
- Penguin is now a part of the Google algorithm
- Interstitials on mobile web
- Tools for determining the speed of your Site
- Phil’s Favorite Tools for Enterprise SEO’s
- Finding the John Johnston Cemetery
- Future Crimes: A Must Read in Today’s World
- Henry Porter (1824- )
- Porter Family Bible Genealogy
- James Johnston (1759-1850)