Written by John Boitnott

John Boitnott

John Boitnott has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and internet companies in California for 20 years. He's an advisor at StartupGrind and has written for NBC, Inc, Entrepreneur, USAToday and Venturebeat.

Articles written by John Boitnott:

To some people, a phone number is a simple string of digits, as unimportant as any other string of digits on a website. To others, it’s a lifeline. A business phone number is a crucial element of web presence; without it, a wh…
Current metrics indicate that as much as 52% of worldwide web traffic is handled via mobile devices. That means potentially half of your traffic – if not more, if you’re in a mobile-focused niche – is coming f…
Wix.com is one of many website builders, along with others like SquareSpace, Weebly, IM Creator, and blogging platforms like Tumblr and WordPress.com. All of these businesses use some kind of back-end setup with a collection…
We tend to think of a website hacking as one of two things. The first is the major data breach; someone breaks into your website somehow and steals user information, like the massive Target or Equifax data breaches. This can happe…
There’s an interesting conundrum some of us entrepreneurs face when we’re developing various businesses. That conundrum is the question; how much can we cross-link different websites we’re building? L…
A few weeks ago, we wrote about one of the biggest new changes Google is making to their search results leading up to the start of 2018. That change is the expanded character limit for meta descriptions, aka the text snippet that ap…
Google’s Disavow Links tool is a powerful way to take matters into your own hands when you’re the target of negative SEO, when you have a history of gray and black hat link building, when you want to clean up and change…
The modern Google algorithms are very different today than they were five or six or seven years ago. The major paradigm shift came in 2011, but despite a lack of major earth-shattering updates since, the bar has been moved time an…
Can changing your header tags hurt your SEO? It’s a simple question with a simple answer, but I want to go into more detail, so you know why things happen. The simplest possible answer is, as you might expect, “yes.&#…
It takes years of study and practice to be an authority in any subject, but with a good crash course you can at least know the basics of what you’re talking about. This is good, because it keeps you from looking like an idiot or…
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