Friday, July 31, 2009

Basically... art art art...

The fact that I do so much social networking for SEO purposes, its good to see what kind of issues that those websites are having.

There has been some serious heat in the facebook world.

It is crazy that the entire empire of facebook is actually based on a lawsuit from a similar site called ConnectU. The legal battle seemed to never end, until finally in 2007, about the same time that facebook really took off.

Then there are the lawsuits that stem from abuse of facebook. Many of the issues come out of sheer ignorance to the number of people who have access to all of your information, while there are more serious cases. Read further about some here.

Ill be posting some new vector art that we have been working on. I am considering building a new site for myself. I am in serious need of an easily manageable site, without having to deal with the coding. I can code, but I tend to be horrible with procrastination. Of course, I am an artist.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Art Art Art!

Sam and I are making art!

I wonder how many links I can get away with in regards to citing things to Wikipedia. We are updating some of the definitions of things right now. Random terms like "conversion rate" and "impressions" "IDX" all sorts of things that relate to this industry. We will have to see how much we can get away with before we get flagged as spam.

We are enduring through the heat wave, barely. It reached 106 yesterday in Portland which was horrible. Luckily the city is surrounded by rivers and lakes to keep everyone slightly cool. We also reached record highs for the amount of electricity that was used. Which is sad considering that we try so hard to conserve energy, but to no avail. It is freezing in this office, but only in my departments area. It stinks to go from such extreme cold to such extreme heat. It doesnt do me much good, health wise.
I am moving to the Hawthorne district in the South East of Portland. I am extremely excited about it and am really looking forward to being able to walk to the store and being able to do my laundry in my apartment. I am moving this saturday and have yet to see the bedroom I am moving into. I think I should probably do that today. Nate is getting a truck for us to move with and it should go pretty quick. We are going to move in the morning to avoid the heat as much as possible. But I am accepting volunteers to help out. Haha. Its ONLY? supposed to be the upper nineties. Which is still ridiculous. Im supplying the beer and food for the day.
MY sister and baby brother were going to visit in late august, but that has been pushed back to november for thanksgiving, or possibly even december when I am planning on visiting Michigan.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Huge Deal In the Works.

Some quick sketches for one of clients logo, Spice Monkey. Site released soon.

Interesting fact-
Did you know that Google and the search partners dont count any hyphens when they crawl your site for relevancy? This includes the URL destination. Hence the name of our company website at and we have been abusing this info for our SEO sites and all other clients since we realized it.

The trick is to acquire URL's that relate directly to the search phrase that clients are purchasing. Then we place one of the other sites. With the click through rate improving drastically from placement and linking the sites together, it allows the site with the related URL to move forward organically faster. There are many more tricks to the process. But that is one of the best tactics for SEO and placement.

I love Terry. He is one of our number one salesman. He is an older guy who cant even email. He gets on the phone and asks for a credit card number within the first 30 seconds. You would never believe the number of people who give it to him immediately. It is ridiculous.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My job now and what I thought my job would be.

So Im out of school. Ive been out for a little over a year and my career is in full swing. I got the awesome opportunity to work with a company in Portland Oregon, a long way from home.

With all of my schooling, Ive realized that each and every bit was as important as the other. Some things I never thought I would be using are now so important to my success. I feel truly blessed to be where I am right now.

I will be posting a list of popular social networks that everyone should be taking advantage of.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Some work....

Personally things are going great, Im moving into the neighborhood of my dreams next week... It has a great culture there, something more in tune with my creative bugs, I think it is going to be really productive, despite the longer commute. My best friend Jennica had a babby boy, Aubin, and asked me to be the god mother, Im totally humbled and excited. I love that my friends trust me so much to bring me into the lives of their children.

Here is some of the work Ive been doing recently.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Thee are just a few quick things Ive been working on personally as well as professionally.

The posts from here on out will probably be much more content heavy, but I feel bad not putting some work up here.

Things are looking up.

Ive been getting into SEO like crazy lately and for some reason this seems to be the only site that I havent been abusing... Which may not be a bad thing. But that is all about to change, I will be posting pretty heavily from now on. Trying to put my new found skills to work.