My First Investor Pitch Deck

So, this is quite hilarious, with the benefit of 15 years of hindsight. This was the pitch deck I used to raise $1.2M for my dot com company (MindfulEye) in 2000. MindfulEye Pitch Presentation (2000) – Tod Maffin from Tod Maffin (tod@engageQ.com) Today, of...

How Long is the Ideal Facebook Post?

Recently, a client asked me this: I am wondering if you could provide me with any research or a decent argument as to why one would not post a very long article on our Facebook page. We are trying to convince [our president], who continues to provide us with very...

Five Biggest Mistakes People Make With SEO

If you want your website to rank well in the search engines, it’s essential to avoid SEO mistakes that could be preventing you from achieving success. The wrong search engine optimization strategies can actually harm your site. In fact, you are probably better off...

My Top Six Posts from 2014

I’m a horrible blogger. I don’t write very often. And when I do they’re usually full of typos. But a scant few do seem to resonate. Here are my most read blog posts from last year: Vancity Buzz and a Study in Questionable Ethics Investigating the...

Vancity Buzz and a Study in Questionable Ethics

Today, the fledgling news blog Vancity Buzz posted an article about a man who was arrested by police.  The article said the man was “apprehended under the Mental Health Act.” I thought it was of questionable ethics that a web site purporting to be a news...

Tickets Going Fast for Canadian Internet Marketing Conference in March

Are you a small business owner? A marketing director or consultant? Or an online blogger interested in learning more about the digital sphere? You may want to consider checking out the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference (March 28-29). They’ll be hosting 12...