Author: SnugData

Leaving the Military for a Civilian Job I was contacted recently by a Soldier named Brandon (last name omitted) who is considering leaving the military and pursuing a civilian job.  I had posted a comment on a Kiplinger article awhile ago and it caught his interest as my tone was (and is) such that the […]
Hiring the Military A little background “If you want to join an organization that will always look out for you, there’s no better place than the Marine Corps”. That’s what my career counselor told me in high school back in 1983. He shared a lot of his impressions with the Corps that I don’t need […]
My Unnecessary Tribute to the Marine Corps Why is this unnecessary? This is unnecessary simply because the United States Marine Corps doesn’t need me to extend praise – the Marine Corps earns it’s praise on it’s own and most Americans as well as people all around the world are well aware of what a phenomenal organization […]
Sean Connery – working class hero I started writing about the “working class hero” type, but then my wanderings moved me to one of my favorite all-time actors – Sean Connery who was, in fact, a perfect example of a Working Class Hero.   I guess I should provide my definition of Working Class Hero […]
A Game of Inches – Al Pacino I have shamelessly reproduced Al Pacino’s “A game of inches” speech below from his movie “Any Given Sunday”, only because it’s something that should be read or heard by everybody everywhere.  Read and heed, then remember to take action. Game of Inches – Video: Game of Inches – […]
Buying an Expired Domain There are a few reasons you might want to purchase an expired, or expiring domain.  The first and most obvious is because if you do it right, you’ll end up with a domain that already has history and a backlink profile.  As an SEO professional, that has a lot of meaning […]
Your Competitor’s Social Media landscape Social Media is everywhere, nobody can deny it.  Yet in the SEO world, it is just now beginning to make a dent.  Google has said that Social Media signals will affect a web site’s rankings in the search engine results, yet to what extent we aren’t quite sure.  Regardless of […]
  SEO Periodic Table The good folks at Search Engine Land have created and released a tool that goes a long way towards simplifying SEO for the masses.  Well, the masses with a chemistry degree anyway.  Just kidding – read on to see how easy this is… Like what you’re reading?  Click here to tweet […]
5 Ways Local SEO will benefit your business Local SEO is much different than “normal” or “global” SEO.  There is a whole new subset of factors that come into play.  Global SEO actually does apply to Local SEO, but then you have to go a little further and work with the local SEO specifics.  Done […]
Google Map Packs You’ve seen the “map packs” but may not have realized exactly what they were.  When you use Google to find a local business and a few select businesses are at the very top of the results along with a map showing their locations.  This is known as the “Map Pack” and is […]