Author Archives: Jamie

Do I REALLY Need that Exclamation Point?

Exclamation Flowchart

We all overuse some of our favorite grammar no-no’s. Sometimes it’s the word ¨that¨ sometimes it’s something as docile as an exclamation point. If you’re prone to exclamation overuse, heres a handy flowchart to help you decide what to keep and what to delete.                      …

Content Curation Startup Livefyre Raises $47M


  Content Curation Startup Livefyre Raises $47M More, Brings On Adobe And Salesforce As New Investors | TechCrunch Livefyre is announcing that it has raised $47 million in new funding. Livefyre was originally known as a commenting platform (we used it for a while at TechCrunch), but its been expanding beyond that with moves like…

Web Scraping: 4 WordPress Plugins To Prevent It

WordPress Ocean

See on – freelance copywriting Web scraping steals your content, claims it is their own, and sometimes there is no way of proving otherwise. These 4 WordPress plugins prevent it.   Jamie Simmerman‘s insight: Content scraping is NOT the same as curation. Curation is selectively choosing content that is relevant to your business or…

Matt Cutts Talks Keyword Density

Google SERPS

See on – freelance copywriting Jamie Simmerman‘s insight: Keyword density SEO campaigns are bad for businesses.   There is no magic formula” for keyword density that will automatically get you to page one of the SERPS. If there was, every business website would use it and the whole thing would be useless. Common sense…

Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do


See on – Inner Geek I love the battery saving tips from Life Hacker! Learn how to share files between computers, perform maintenance on your computer and  how to use keyboard shortcuts. Now go out and manage your online business like a BOSS! See on

Post-Penguin SEO Link Building: The Naked (URL) Truth | Search Engine Journal


See on – freelance copywriting So much of SEO can be subjective, but this solid post frpm Search Engine Journal details how Google’s new Penguin algorithm update affects your anchor text in provided internal links. A must-read for all SEO copywriters. See on

Readability and SEO


See on – freelance copywriting Great content isn’t great unless it gets read. Make sure your content is readable before you double down on your content marketing efforts. See on

Six Qualities Leaders Need to Be Successful | Psychology Today

Via – freelance copywriting Leadership these days is about authenticity & connection By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D…. Via

A Timeline of Google Algorithm Changes & Updates [Infographic]

Via – Inner Geek Outrider has offered a very informative and historical infographic that offers a timeline of Google Algorithm Changes. All SEO’s can … Via

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

Via – Business Blogs On the value of unconscious association, or why the best advice is no advice. Via

Web Copywriting Tips

Via – freelance copywriting In a minute or less, visitors decide whether to stay on your site or leave. Here are six tips to ensure they stay. (Internet users simply aren’t the same as they were ten years ago… so why are we writing the same way for them? Via

What is the Recipe for a Great Blog Post? | Ann-Tran

Via – freelance copywriting What is the Recipe for a Great Blog Post? Via