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QR’s COVID Comeback

QR’s COVID Comeback

Like all decades (with the possible exception of this one), the '90s brought good innovations (Nirvana) and bad ones (the Macarena). One of the good ones was a little square called the QR code, which promised to "revolutionize" inventory tracking and advertising and...

Five Compelling Notes on Pinterest

Five Compelling Notes on Pinterest

Pinterest is currently the 3rd-largest social network in the U.S. and boasts 367 million monthly active users worldwide. 72% of Pinterest users are women, with another 9% electing not to specify their gender. 97% of searches on Pinterest are unbranded. In other words:...

WTH is Google Advanced Search? (And why do I care?)

WTH is Google Advanced Search? (And why do I care?)

Let's start at... well, the beginning. Introductions are a struggle today. We all know Google Search is powerful, but stop and consider: we think the basic search is powerful. That's what "Googling" means 99.999% of the time: using the basic search and trusting its...

WTH is Pogosticking in SEO?

WTH is Pogosticking in SEO?

Let's imagine you've asked Google 'how to grow big red luscious tomatoes' and you visit the first result that Google returns. When you visit the page, you are (immediately) less than impressed and hit the Back button. You visit the second result and it's worse than...

The (Important) Difference Between Math and Art

The (Important) Difference Between Math and Art

From Russ Henneberry, Founder of theCLIKK: I had an important realization about a decade ago, and it sent me on a path to greater freedom and security, not to mention income. I share the short version here to illustrate a point that I hope is similarly helpful to you...

Less Ads, So Sad

Less Ads, So Sad

Since early March and the advent of ‘Rona, advertisers have been bracing for official estimates on just how much spending is predicted to drop in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now those numbers have arrived. TL;DR: It's not looking great, but it could be worse....

The Apple iPhone-omenon

The Apple iPhone-omenon

Our smartphones are technological miracles—impossible 20 years ago and unthinkable 100 years ago—yet we occasionally hate them. Why is that? 🧰 We need them all the time. Normal life comes to an ass-grinding halt if your phone (however amazing) doesn’t work today. You...

The Man in the Iron Musk

The Man in the Iron Musk

When Robert Downey Jr. was developing Tony Stark’s character for Iron Man, his real-life reference was Elon Musk—partly because Elon is an actual genius billionaire playboy philanthropist (in that order), partly because Elon is the rare sort of industrialist who...

YouTube SEO: How to Rank on YouTube

YouTube SEO: How to Rank on YouTube

YouTube has over 2 billion active users and, while some are just burning time watching funny fail videos, there's always a ton of valuable traffic to be had from the video giant. (Perspective: YouTube ranks #2 on Alexa for global engagement, second only to Google...