If you haven’t used BuiltWith¬†before, it’s a SaaS that will show you all of the different technologies being used on a given website. For example, I can search BuiltWith for techcrunch.com and can see that they’re hosted at WordPress.com, are using all sorts of cool ad technologies and services, and can even see that they’re using the Jetpack plugin and […]

A while back I wrote a post about how hard it is to provide great support. It’s not a kids game and it’s not for the faint of heart. I have horror stories like you’d never believe. 777 permissions applied to all files and folders? More than once! PHP 4.4? How is this even running? But yes! Joomla nested neatly […]

Let me introduce you to my friend Negative SEO. In a nutshell, Negative SEO is basically the exact opposite of search engine optimization. Meaning the intent is to drive search rankings into the toilet¬†instead of increasing search visibility in Google. You see that massive spike in backlinks toward the beginning of November? As much as I’d like to say that […]

Easy now. Put down the pitchforks and the torches for a minute while I explain what I have on my mind. I’m usually pretty good about not shooting my mouth off, especially as it pertains to things like WordPress core, which I’ve admittedly never contributed to, and might not ever contribute to from a code standpoint. But today I’m going […]