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Why I launched t.omlinson.com

I’ve finally finished the first version of t.omlinson.com.

I was getting tired of the “philtomm” as a username and domain name. It violated one of the most important rules in almost all disciplines: if you’re creating something that other people will use, make it idiot proof.

My email is philip@philtomm, with two “M”s, dot com.

The number of confused looks and the amount of people who would ignore the two “M”s warning or end up putting three “M”s was higher than expected.

In addition, the double “M” started to look just plain ugly.

I’m launching this site as is, but I will definitely work on the design in the future. I just want to get back into a more consistent blogging habit before investing me time in coding and design for this personal project.

Broken Link Warning

You may still get broken links as I didn’t do a massive clean up yet. I did try to limit the number of broken images. In any case, have fun clicking on things that lead to nowhere.

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How to Customize WordPress Sidebars

If you haven’t noticed! I’ve not only migrated my domain to t.omlinson.com, but I’ve also created a child theme based off of the Redwood WordPress theme. One particular element I needed to add was different WordPress sidebars based on…

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Merged All My Old Web Properties

I could go on a rant about how I want to create a stronger personal brand, but that would be bullshit. While doing some spring autumn cleaning, I discovered a few funky files informing me that I’ve been hacked.…

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AdWords Broken URL Checker That Won’t Timeout Ever

A common problem with broken URL checker scripts is that they tend to timeout when running on large AdWords accounts. This is because Google would rather you use their API. I’d love to start using the Google API and…

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Steal backlinks from a competitor’s product pages

Last month, a guest post by Chris Laursen caught my eye. It was about link building tactics for eCommerce that do not require quality content. One prospecting tactics Cris used was uncovering backlink profiles of closed businesses. I’ve decided…

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Google+ profile links show up as nofollow when logged in

The second link building tactic from Backlinko’s blog post also ended up being a bit trickier than expected. This time it wasn’t because of a WordPress RSS feed issue, it’s because Google+ shows all profile links as nofollow when…

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How to fix invalid WordPress RSS feed errors

I recently read a great article by Brian Dean about untapped backlink sources. While some are definitely not untapped, I decided to try two of them on Another Marketer. The first source I tapped were blog aggregators. I had…

Coding

Two scalable branded link reclamation tactics

This post is a work in progress. It requires more images and maybe a video tutorial! There are a lot of tutorials and bloggers that state branded link reclamation is really easy. According to these SEOs, all you need…

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Creating my first eBay listings

I’ve been working on helping a brick and mortar store build their first eCommerce site. I’ve been running roadblocks due to their lack of inventory management practices. The store manager refuses to install a POS and has never had…