SEO Automation

Automation is key right? Here’s an old presentation that I gave in 2012 that still holds true.

Whether you are just getting into internet marketing or been in SEO sometime these Google extensions for Chrome will help you every step of the way.

If you’re looking for something more than extensions, I would suggest you check out out the tools below.

Raven Tools – One of the first SEO tool companies. RavenTools offers a full SEO suite that includes their patented reporting system that makes reports easier to read for your clients.

Moz – Once considered just an SEO community, Moz has expanded to become a tool community for all of your internet marketing needs. Their tool set includes, FollowerWonk, GetListed, MozCast and much more.

Ahrefs – More than just a backlink checker, Ahrefs dives into the links of your website more than any other tool and gives you the data that you need to do your back link analysis.

WhiteSpark – A Canadian tool company. WhiteSpark’s mission is to make link building easier than ever before and it sure does that.

Ontelo – A link prospector company. Similar to WhiteSpark, with a few clicks Ontelo can get you hundreds of link opportunities for all your link building needs.

My 3 words for 2014.


It’s that time of the year. As most of you know, I didn’t pick resolutions last year instead I picked three words as my mantra, Circles, Move, and Learn.

For those not familiar with the three word philosophy, I suggest that you take a look at this post by Chris Brogan.

Well this year I’m sticking with the same philosophy.  Instead of picking resolutions, I am picking three words that will define my 2014.

Build – 2013 was an awesome year. I helped the Food Bank and was part of FoodBank24, I planned a Movember RDU event, and I created an email newsletter. This is all great, but all of this is part of what I hope will lead to something bigger. So instead of stopping at those events, I want to build upon what I have already done. Trust me, I have some great ideas in mind for 2014 and look forward to sharing them with you in the future.

Plan – This year I turn 30 and I have decided it’s time for me to start thinking about my future. This year I want to start laying the building blocks of the next few years. This includes, but is not limited too, eating healthier, saving money, plus making awesome new friends and connections along the way.

Smile – I was busy this year. I took one vacation the entire time and spent most of the year, being in front of a computer. Don’t get me wrong it’s fun and awesome to build stuff, but I want to remember to smile. I want to spend more time with the ones who mean the most to me.

These are the three words that will define my 2014. What about you? What are you hoping to get done this year?

Who am I? Well Who the Hell Are You?

Who are you?  Can you sum up your personal brand in 3 words?

At our day job’s we constantly get asked by Managers and CEO’s if we know the corporate mission statement and if we know what makes our company better then the competitions. We hear these questions all the time: “Why should people pick us?”  “What makes us special?” “Who are We?”

Well we often spend so much time trying to figure out the answer to this question for our company, that we forget to ask it about ourselves as well.

What makes us different as individuals? What makes us special? Why should people choose to work with us? I started out the year with these 3 words: Circle, Move, and Learn. My goal for 2013 was to focus on growing my circles(network), moving outside of my comfort zone, and learning as much as I could. Well during this journey, before I even realized it these words were shaping my own personal life as well.

I became easier to talk to, more vocal in situations, and not scared to go out of the way to help a stranger. As I became more comfortable with my own skin, my personal brand evolved. I was no longer, just another marketer. Now instead of just simply telling people “I’m a marketer,” I’ve shaped my brand to be a Volunteer, Marketer, and Adventurer. These 3 words shape not just my personal life but professional life as well. I love to volunteer, I heart marketing, and adventures keep me sane.

I know this moment of enlightenment does not happen to everyone. People often spend years trying to figure themselves out and figuring out what they really want out of life. For me these concepts evolved over time and for you it it might be the same.  The first goal should always be to figure out what you want your brand to be and to have a starting point. It will evolve over time, but everything evolves and everything changes.

So next time someone goes up to you and asks for your story, and what you’re looking for? Think about it really hard, because if you don’t know who you are and what you’re looking for…you’re more lost than you even realize.