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Cryptocurrency, you weird

Cryptocurrency is all the rage right now. We keep hearing non-stop about people gaining or losing the equivalent of a lamborghini overnight. I've been doing a bit of trading recently and I can say that it is hard. HARD is the right word to describe it. You are always dealing with FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) about where to put your money next for the big gain. It's so easy to be addicted to it. I lost money and I gained money. It was a rollercoaster day by day. If you would like to try it out, I would recommend coinbase for a small amount to start ($10 - do not buy bitcoin though, the sending fees are too high [$17+]. Disclaimer: Please do your research before investing in cryptocurrency. I started at Cryptocurrency FAQ I cannot say this enough to everyone. This is a super risky investment and it should be treated as such. Even if you do not take this advice, please consider how much you can afford putting in.

New Job!

I'm gonna be working out of a Wework at yonge and bloor as a co-founder for a new retail thingy. More details to come soon. This is my side project atm - Review This Media, Review This Appliance, Review This Mattress.

It's been a while!

My first post in 2 years! A lot has happened to me and I gotta keep you guys updated.

I switched jobs a couple of times from Resolution Media (working on eComm business) then off to Sears Canada (it was adventure). That's just my day job but I'm still working with some companies to get them to the next level.

I've been working with Worldwide Hose to get them up and running. Worldwide Hoses is a Toronto based provider of hydraulic hoses, pressure washer hoses, hose fittings, and hose equipment. Since I was in retail for 2.5 years on the digital marketing side, I jumped at the chance when they asked me to do some freelancing with them.

I gotta go now! be back with a post this upcoming week.

Long time no see

Thank you for reading my blog and sorry for the lack of updates.

I've been quite busy with life as you are as well. Just a couple updates with my life.
1) I've left Field iD and am currently look for a full time job (if you know any interesting startups that are hiring - please let them know there's a digital marketer with 5 years of experience looking for work)
2) I've started a fun project with a web developer friend of mine - it's called Neeks (now WebbyKit) and it's a one page website creator that helps you make beautiful, seo optimized, mobile-friendly websites. It's currently still being developed (closed beta to start around mid to end of April). It's free but there's a premium version planned for the future.
3) Mobile Apps! My web developer friend (same one in Neeks) and I are open to developing mobile apps and websites for clients. We're building an app at the moment and I'll put that up soon as part of our portfolio.
4) Digital mar…

Returning from the Abyss!

Hi Fellow Digital Marketers,

I've been M.I.A. for a while and I apologize for that. I've been recently changing jobs to Field ID and I've been busy with the transition. Sorry everyone! Today I started a SaaS meetup group with Adrien Niblock to get SaaS (Software as a service) professionals together. I'll keep everyone updated but that's all for now!

Please check out my friend's new one page website builder, webbykit.
Peace!
J

New Penguin 2.1 Algothrim Update is live! Friend's new agency website is live as well!

The new Penguin 2.1 Algothrim update happened on October 4th  and it affected 1% of all queries (confirmed by Matt Cutts). Penguin 2.1 is just an improved version of the Google Penguin update - the penguin update fights against black hat SEO tactics and spammy link building. This is the 5th update of the series of  updates with more to be confirmed. See the dates below for the updates.

Here are all the confirmed releases of Penguin to date: Penguin 1 on April 24, 2012 (impacting around 3.1% of queries)Penguin 2 on May 26, 2012 (impacting less than 0.1%)Penguin 3 on October 5, 2012 (impacting around 0.3% of queries)Penguin 4 (AKA Penguin 2.0) on May 22, 2013 (impacting 2.3% of queries)Penguin 5 (AKA Penguin 2.1) on Oct. 4, 2013 (impacting around 1% of queries)Source: http://searchengineland.com/penguin-2-1-and-5-live-173632
My friend's agency website just went live today. Feel free to check it out at www.digitalkits.co.
That's all the SEO updates I have for you today.
Peace! J



It's Friday and we are graced with a new Google "Hummingbird" Algorithm Update!

It's Friday, Friday, Friday! that's the good news. Now comes the bad, we've been told today that Google has updated their search engine Algorithm since last month. This Google update is being called "Hummingbird".

Search Engine Land has a great article about the update - http://searchengineland.com/google-hummingbird-172816

Don't worry my fellow SEOs, the "Hummingbird" doesn't effect our efforts much as we have been doing (unless you are black hat!). The update does more good than bad for SEOs. Google updated their Algorithm better indexing of websites to accommodate for "conversational search". Conversational search as describe by fellow SEOs is the human speak to search engines. For example, I would type in Google search "find me a great Italian restaurant near me" instead "restaurants in Toronto". This open the door to a large number of new search queries and rankings never seen before.

Another effect of this upd…