The 20 tools our business wouldn’t run without

The 20 tools our business wouldn’t run without

In the world of startups, the lifespan of your favorite apps could be o-so-brief. When Mailbox (an app that I considered essential to my workflow) announced they were shutting down recently, I freaked out. It also made me start to think what apps my business as a whole couldn’t live without, and it got me really freaked out.

This is a non-incentivized, complete endorsement of the tools that we use to build SimpleTiger (an SEO agency that helps startups grow) in hopes that you might also use them, grow their business, and make their products last for us. Most won’t really need help, but some might — and I want to give them that.

How To Use “FOMO” To Launch Your Products Into Orbit

How To Use “FOMO” To Launch Your Products Into Orbit

The fear of missing out affects us far more than we dare to admit or acknowledge.

We will wait in line for days to be a part of a launch, we will replicate and share tips on Twitter that were originally shared at conferences we didn’t attend, or an article we didn’t read. We will pre-order a product before we even know how good it is — all because we’re scared of not being “in the know” or “ahead of the curve.”

Why? 

10 Ways to Find Fresh, High-Quality Research In Your Niche (For Free)

10 Ways to Find Fresh, High-Quality Research In Your Niche (For Free)

Facts make your writing powerful.

So does originality; but online, only a privileged few articles have both.

I feel cheated when I read a fascinating article, only to find that few -- if any -- of their interesting ideas are supported with trustworthy evidence. But it's not much better to read a well-supported article that summarizes Zimbardo's Stanford prison experiment for the thousandth time this year.

Here's how to find the best high-quality research in your niche to empower your writing!

What To Do When Googlebot Can't Access CSS/JS Files On Your Site

What To Do When Googlebot Can't Access CSS/JS Files On Your Site

If you received a notice this week from Google Webmaster Tools that Googlebot can’t access CSS/JS (javascript) files on your site, then rest assured you’re not alone. A lot of website owners reported receiving this notification, as noted on sites like SERoundtable.com and Searchenginejournal.com, among others.

Many panicked when receiving the message, perhaps assuming that this meant that their site had a serious issue to correct or was in trouble with Google. After receiving notifications from Google for my own sites as well as some of our clients, I decided to investigate the issue further.