I got into SEO about 15 years ago, and I still consider myself to be pretty knowledgeable on the topic, but lately, I have gotten busy with other projects, and haven’t kept up with a lot of the major changes that have happened (hummingbird, panda, penguin, etc).
So when one of my top sites was hit by one of the Google Panda algorithm updates, I knew I was going to need some help, so I got a recommendation from one of the speakers at SMX East. I won’t name the company or who recommended them, but based on his reputation, I was pretty excited to get started. Continue reading →
Up until 2 days ago, I had not stepped foot in a normal office for almost 5 years, but his week I started working at my company’s office (not too far from where I live). This was something that I had been thinking about for a while, but hesitated, mostly because I’ve gotten used to the flexibility. So far, it’s been great though. Other than the excellent location (and view)…
…the best part is that I actually get to interact with real people. Not just emails. I’m also loving the distraction free environment. Not that working from home didn’t have its benefits, but a lot of those benefits (flexible hours, being at home, etc) turned out to be a drag on me.
I’m not saying that working from home / telecommuting is bad at all. It might be the perfect setup for someone else, but it’s just not right for right now.
Don’t feel bad for my lonely old desk yet though :). I’ll still be working from home on personal projects like myIPneighbors.com, SEOlogs.com, dnScoop.com, blogging, etc… But, until I have my own company, and my own office, I’ll be doing the 9 to 5 … or 8 to 4… or 7 to 3 – ( luckily, my job is still extremely flexible)
If you’ve been paying attention to the news for the past few days, you may be pretty worried about the state of the economy (with good reason). Watching the government hand out 700 Billion dollars to bail out Wall Street is like watching a train wreck that you are powerless to do anything about. To be honest, to me the economy is so complex and abstract that I don’t pretend to even understand exactly what the consequences of this bailout will be. Fortunately though, there are people who do have a much better grasp on these things.
Warren Buffet (the richest man on the planet) discusses the current economy crisis, and what might be coming in the months and years to come.