I love this time of the year. I've made it past the holidays and have a happiness hangover (granted they went well); I've had a bit of a break from work and feel recharged; and there's a bright and shiny new year ahead. What I don't love about this time of the year are the … Continue reading My 2019 New Year’s Resolutions
In 2014, I became enamored with boutique scarf makers The Dignanis. Two sisters, Sol and Zule Dignani, combined their talents of PR and design to create the most bomba line of accessories -- starting with scarves and expanding to wallets, clutches, notebooks, and bags. One half of The Dignanis in their showroom. I wanted to interview … Continue reading The Dignanis: Buenos Aires Scarf & Style Purveyors
Can you do New York City in a weekend? If you must! I did it this past weekend when my friend and I wanted to limit how many vacation days we were taking. It was beautiful, exciting, sleep-depriving, and I would whole-heartedly do it again if I got the opportunity (like, next week?). Here's my … Continue reading City Guide: A Weekend in New York City
Lindy West didn't just wake up one day ready to write a book. She pummeled through years of online bullies reacting to her blog: “I was eating 30 rape threats for breakfast at that point (or, more accurately, ‘You’re fatter than the girls I usually rape’ threats),” she writes. “No one could touch me any … Continue reading Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman Review
Who is Brett Kavanaugh? Kavanaugh is an attorney who has worked in the white house for 2 decades. In the Clinton era, he supported the impeachment of the president and pushed for sexually explicit details of his affair to be released to the court. Under President Bush, Kavanaugh worked as the White House Staff Secretary … Continue reading The Breakdown: Brett Kavanaugh
Because "algo" is much cooler than "algorithm" and there aren't enough infographics in the world (?) More info below graphic. Panda AKA The Common Sense Update 2011 with many follow up updates Google starts penalizing sites for keyword stuffing (getting as many keywords onto 1 page as possible), duplicate content, and thin (weak) content. PENGUIN AKA THE A LITTLE OUT OF YOUR CONTROL UPDATE 2012 Google says "nu-uh" to suspicious or spammy-looking links. Webmasters step up their game to avoid anchor text manipulation, keep an eye on incoming link patterns, and disavow spammy links fast. HUMMINGBIRD AKA THE GOOGLE'S GETTING SMARTER UPDATE 2012 Google search results begin showing pages that may not contain the exact keyword that was searched for. Machine learning starts picking up on user intent. PIGEON AKA THE BLURRED LINES UPDATE 2014 Google tightens up its algorithm, making its local and core algorithms more in line with eachother than before. MOBILE AKA "MOBILEGEDDON" 2012 Google makes the obvious announcement that more people are using their phones to search than ever before, and the unobvious announcement that they will penalize sites that are not mobile-friendly. … Continue reading Google Algo Updates, Explained.