Shawn DeWolfe's blog

SEO and Drupal: Five Modules To Make You Stand Out

  • Posted on: 3 October 2016
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

In the days before I worked with a content management system, I built pages by hand. It’s an exercise in consistency. One of the joys of a CMS like Drupal is that it repeatedly put all of your best practices into place. Having such a large open-source community really helps drive the development of newer and better SEO mousetraps. Drupal code is W3C compliant and search engine friendly.


Sorry Facebook, You Need A Website.

  • Posted on: 26 September 2016
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

My main beef with social vs. the web. (This is techie, but it's massive). The web is about agnostic protocols. Social is about posting data into owned spaces.
When I made my webpage, I could host it anywhere. When I sent an email it got to another other email user to whom I addressed it to. If something happened with the communication the protocol would try to make the connection "work." (aka the whole "nuclear war proof" communications medium).

Drupal 6 to Wordpress

  • Posted on: 1 June 2016
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe
If Drupal isn't your cup of tea, maybe you'd prefer Wordpress? People baffled by the complexity and performance issues of Drupal take to Wordpress. What if your site is already in Drupal and you don't want to remake all of those pages and links?

Commerce Node Checkout - Documentation

  • Posted on: 28 May 2016
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe
I like is Commerce Node Checkout: it allows a site owner to let the public pay to publish content. In my example, I was using it to let businesses create and pay for advertisements. They would have access to be able to upload the ad of their choice. After hitting "submit" the node / ad is held in an unpublished state while the business user is taken to a checkout page so that they can purchase the publication rights. Nice. Automated. Money-making. In theory

Dress For Success

  • Posted on: 13 December 2015
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe
I used to have SEO dialed in. One SEO firm at a tradeshow had me plunk my URL, hoping that my keywords and meta tags would be akimbo. Nope: my site was ideal and they couldn't lure me in for some lucrative SEO contract work.
Then I went to sleep in a sense and came back to find that my SEO perfection was dashed to the rocks. Along with it my decent Google Adsense trickle and my legion of fans. It wasn’t entirely my fault and maybe you’re in the same boat and we’re both out to sea.

How To Get Your Affiliate Revenue Stream Going

  • Posted on: 12 December 2015
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe
As mentioned in What are you going to sell? one way to make money online is to feature products for sale by others. That’s the essence of affiliate marketing. You find products and sell them for others. They collect the gross revenue and you collect an affiliate fee. They could sell stuff on their own, but they want you to market products for them and the incentive is money-- potentially LOTS of money.