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I'm one of the three co-founders of HubPages.

I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1998 with a degree in Management Information Systems. My career started as an intern with Hewlett Packard in 1997. I worked on developing large scale multi dimensional database applications.

I changed jobs to MongoMusic in 1999. I was one of the first employees and this is where I got my first startup experience. We grew to over 60 employees in a year and as the tech bubble was popping, we were acquired by Microsoft to form MSN Music. At Microsoft, I had many management roles including stints in business management, test, operations, and product management.

It was at MongoMusic where I began learning about search engine optimization and I continued to be passionate about search engines through my career at Microsoft. I built several hobby sites. Learned many things about SEO with practical hands on experience while I also read several books and industry forums. I was acutely aware of the trend of webmasters building AdSense supported sites.

I launched a local Search Engine Optimization Service in 2005 that helped small businesses gain search engine visibility via paid and organic listings. This services evolved into the idea for HubPages.

I am a frequent speaker at industry events where I talk about search engine optimization, revenue optimization, and building startups. Recently I spoke at SXSW, PubCon and AdTech.

I played nearly three years of college basketball. I've coached at numberous camps and have coached two seasons of elementary school level basketball.

I'm a barbecue enthusiast where I dabble in competitive barbecue. Recently I took home the title of best burger on Drake. I'm planning on competing in a baby back rib competition this summer. Friends and family consider my pork tenderloin to be my specialty.

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      Big News from HubPages - Acquired by Maven

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      Two significant search trend

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      Moving All Categories Today

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      Announcing a plan for subdomains

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      More good news!  eBay commissions will be substantially increased starting tomorrow.  We are working closely with eBay to improve the conversions of your eBay listings.  In the near future, we will focus on buy it now listings, which represents 70% of all listings, and the formatting...

    • Increased Amazon Commissions on Many Categories
      24

      Increased Amazon Commissions on Many Categories

      3 years ago

      Good news!  Starting tomorrow you can earn increased commissions on many categories including Arts & Crafts, Sewing, Furniture & Décor, Bedding & Bath, Apparel, Shoes, Luggage, Jewelry & Watches from Amazon through the HubPages earning program. Happy Hubbing!

    • I still want Tebow to play in the NFL
      1

      I still want Tebow to play in the NFL

      3 years ago

      With the nfl season just about here, I keep hoping for a tebow signing.

    • What color of fabric hides dirt the best when used outside?
      8

      What color of fabric hides dirt the best when used outside?

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      What color of fabric hides dirt the best when used outside?I'm looking to get some cushions covered in Sunbrella fabric and I'm curious if there is a color that hides dirt or wears better when it's used outside.

    • How can I improve the health of this indoor plant?
      11

      How can I improve the health of this indoor plant?

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      How can I improve the health of this indoor plant?I'm not sure what kind of plant this, but it is tall with broad leaves. It sits by a window and gets decent light, but it is struggling. What can I do to improve its health?

    • What's the best way to protect hardwood floors from getting scratched from furni
      12

      What's the best way to protect hardwood floors from getting scratched from furni

      4 years ago

      What's the best way to protect hardwood floors from getting scratched from furniture feet?I've tried putting on padded feet on the furniture, but the sticky portion doesn't hold so they fall off.  Is there a good product that won't come off the furniture feet?

    • Tigers 66
      4

      Tigers 66

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      Every time Tiger is in contention, it makes me want to watch. Curious if others still feel this way about Tiger.

    • Fastest 40 times for QBs at combine?
      3

      Fastest 40 times for QBs at combine?

      4 years ago

      Adam Shefter tweeted Manziel ran a 4.56 40 time - unofficial. I think that was the fastest QB time this year. What current QB is faster?

    • Steve Nash The Finish Line
      2

      Steve Nash The Finish Line

      4 years ago

      http://grantland.com/features/approachi … nish-line/Bill Simmons write up might be better than the video, but I'm fascinated to see a glimpse of a star athlete trying to hang on to a career.  The only thing I wanted to see is what Kobe is thinking as he is in almost the same spot.

    • Lebron and the Dunk Contest
      3

      Lebron and the Dunk Contest

      4 years ago

      I keep seeing these great highlights of Lebron dunking and I think back to when I was a kid and watching MJ and "The Human Highlight Film" in the dunk contest.  That was a lot of fun.  I'd really like to see LJ compete in it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xoo_-xOk-O4

    • What is the best leg of lamb bbq recipe?
      2

      What is the best leg of lamb bbq recipe?

      4 years ago

      What is the best leg of lamb bbq recipe?I'd like to bbq a leg of lamb and I'd love suggestions on the best recipe folks have to try.  I prefer to bbq it over mesquite charcoal.

    • Is it better to get two cats than one?
      10

      Is it better to get two cats than one?

      4 years ago

      Is it better to get two cats than one?I'm getting an adult spayed female cat and I'm wondering if we should get two cats so they can keep each other company.

    • Where will Johnny Manziel go in the draft?
      4

      Where will Johnny Manziel go in the draft?

      4 years ago

      I have to say I've enjoyed watching Johnny almost as much as Tebow. I'd love to see him do one more year of college, but it sounds like he'll come out. If he does, is he a first round pick?

    • How can I tell what Christmas light socket or bulb isn't working?
      8

      How can I tell what Christmas light socket or bulb isn't working?

      4 years ago

      How can I tell what Christmas light socket or bulb isn't working?One my strand of Xmas lights for outdoors, one section doesn't light up. How can I tell where the problem is?

    • New Mobile Hub Design
      41

      New Mobile Hub Design

      4 years ago

      Today we are launching a new mobile Hub design.  There are more details on the blog.I hope you love it as much as we do!

    • What kind of bug is this?
      4

      What kind of bug is this?

      4 years ago

      What kind of bug is this?These bugs are all over the side of our house. What are they and do they need to be exterminated?

    • Do kids burn out from sports that start young?
      11

      Do kids burn out from sports that start young?

      3 years ago

      Do kids burn out from sports that start young?My wife are considering letting our five year old daughter play competitive soccer. Our only concern is she has lots of time to play (even if she wants to now) and by starting so young it burns her out. Are there stats on burnout based on when a kid...

    • Can drinking herbal tea dehydrate your body?
      6

      Can drinking herbal tea dehydrate your body?

      4 years ago

      Can drinking herbal tea dehydrate your body?I drink a lot of mint tea. Does drinking tea dehydrate your body?

    • Does Tim Tebow's religious beliefs hurt his chances of finding a job?
      38

      Does Tim Tebow's religious beliefs hurt his chances of finding a job?

      4 years ago

      I'm wondering if Tebow would be on a team if he didn't have the external publicity that seems to be garnered by his faith.

    • How can I find a replacement salad tong?
      9

      How can I find a replacement salad tong?

      4 years ago

      How can I find a replacement salad tong?I broke my wife's favorite salad tong. She's not happy. It's wood and has a unique shape. There isn't any brand on it. Is there a way to find a replacement?

    • Is an iPad better than an IPod Touch for kids?
      4

      Is an iPad better than an IPod Touch for kids?

      4 years ago

      Is an iPad better than an IPod Touch for kids?My wife and I have been debating if an iPad is better than an Itouch for kids because the iPad is better for reading, watching video, and is less portable (less likely the kid takes it everywhere).

    • Title Tuner
      30

      Title Tuner

      4 years ago

      The title tuner was a bit of a baby of mine.  There was a really high correlation with improving rankings by adding keywords and refining titles of Hubs for a long time.  The tools purpose was to make it easy to tweak titles based on data.  I called this inline analytics. ...

    • More Hubs Featured
      18

      More Hubs Featured

      4 years ago

      You may have noticed some Hubs have become featured.  We are continuing to tweak this system so that it has less impact on the best Hubbers.  Our hope is to have additional Hubs become featured as we continually refine the system.

    • Laying Ground Work For Mobile
      17

      Laying Ground Work For Mobile

      4 years ago

      Today we made a few changes to the site as part of a substantial project we are currently working on to improve the overall mobile experience on HubPages.  The two changes you will notice today are:The profile page now lists Hubs in a single column (The same number of Hubs are...

    • Kershaw on Three Days Rest Tonight
      3

      Kershaw on Three Days Rest Tonight

      4 years ago

      Super excited to watch Kershaw tonight.  I only wish we could hear Vin Scully call the game.  I'm a Giants fan, but he's the best:)

    • Flynn released and Freeman Signed
      1

      Flynn released and Freeman Signed

      4 years ago

      There were rumors floating around the the Raiders would sign Freeman and release Flynn. They released Flynn, but it was the Vikings that signed Freeman.

    • Penguin 2.1
      3

      Penguin 2.1

      4 years ago

      For those that are interested, there was an announced algo update on Friday. It looks like site wide we saw a very small increase on hubpages. Penguin is a spam algo that looks at links http://searchengineland.com/penguin-2-1 … ive-173632

    • Is there a good way to teach your child to be more aggressive in sports?
      4

      Is there a good way to teach your child to be more aggressive in sports?

      4 years ago

      Is there a good way to teach your child to be more aggressive in sports?I'm curious if there are coaching techniques to teach kids how to be more aggressive when playing sports.

    • Tebow should have job
      41

      Tebow should have job

      4 years ago

      The Titans, Bills and Jags need QB help. I hope this creates an opportunity to see Tebow play this year.

    • Why was Josh Freeman really cut?
      1

      Why was Josh Freeman really cut?

      4 years ago

      I've read he wasn't voted captain, he over slept and missed team pictures and he had a failed drug test, but that doesn't add up. Why was he really benched and then cut?

    • Football has to Change
      1

      Football has to Change

      4 years ago

      What we know about football today, I think it's becoming harder for for parents to support playing the game.  There is a good article on ESPN about a new book covering how the NFL tried to discredit concussion research.  The NFL has a real problem, if the don't fix it, I can see it going...

    • Is the Apple 5s Iphone worth the extra cost over the 5c?
      3

      Is the Apple 5s Iphone worth the extra cost over the 5c?

      4 years ago

      Is the Apple 5s Iphone worth the extra cost over the 5c?I'm eligible for an upgrade and am trying to decide if the 5s is worth the extra cost. It looks like the 5c does everything I need, but maybe not as fast. Can the average user tell the difference?

    • How do you get cigarette smell out of a car?
      10

      How do you get cigarette smell out of a car?

      4 years ago

      How do you get cigarette smell out of a car?I have a cigarette smell in my car that I want to get out. Is there anything I can do to get the smell out?

    • Andy Reid, Alex Smith and the Chiefs' Defense
      1

      Andy Reid, Alex Smith and the Chiefs' Defense

      4 years ago

      I am an Alex Smith fan and would love to have played out last season with him as the starting QB.  Would the 49ers have another SB?This year, it's nice to see him playing well, winning games and doing it with some other guys that didn't get a real fair shake of the stick.  Andy Reid and...

    • Lane Kiffin Out at USC
      5

      Lane Kiffin Out at USC

      4 years ago

      It will be interesting to see who USC brings in to replace Kiffin. Besides the losses, it seems like they had several de-commits.

    • 49ers body language
      2

      49ers body language

      4 years ago

      Even though the 49ers handled the Rams. Their body language still didn't seem right to me. I think most 49er fan should still be concerned until we get a couple more wins.

    • What's the best way to get stains out of white shoes?
      9

      What's the best way to get stains out of white shoes?

      4 years ago

      What's the best way to get stains out of white shoes?I have a pair of Nike running shoes that I'd like to get clean.  What's the best way to get a stain out of them?

    • Mike Trout Analysis of his early career
      1

      Mike Trout Analysis of his early career

      4 years ago

      This is an incredible piece on Mike Trout.  For baseball fans, the future of this guy looks so promising it's practically unbelievable.http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/971 … jor-league

    • Peyton Manning and the Broncos Offense
      4

      Peyton Manning and the Broncos Offense

      4 years ago

      I don't remember seeing a game on TV where you could hear the quarterback talk and direct things as much as last night's Monday Night Game.  Peyton seems to be in full control of the offense.  Pretty fun to see someone at the top of their game after all these years.Hurry Hurry (what does...

    • Waiting to See Barry Sanders Carry the Ball for Stanford
      4

      Waiting to See Barry Sanders Carry the Ball for Stanford

      4 years ago

      One thing I really hope to see this year is Barry Sanders carry the ball for Stanford.  Through three games he only has one carry, but I'm hoping that by keeping him fresh, that if the other backs get banged up, he'll get some carries.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5djLHXt7gcI is his high...

    • RESOLVED (9/24): Technical Issue Causing Improper Ad Display
      3

      RESOLVED (9/24): Technical Issue Causing Improper Ad Display

      4 years ago

      We are having an issue that is causing our text based ads not to render properly.  The team is investigating.We will update this when we know the cause.  Thanks!

    • 49ers are Missing Alex Smith
      1

      49ers are Missing Alex Smith

      4 years ago

      I'm one of the few that thought that Alex Smith was the better choice at QB for the next couple of years.  I loved that he endured and persevered to become a very good game manager that completed a lot of passes with few mistakes and still made enough big plays to win.  It's when things...

    • What is the best value for an outdoor compact beverage refrigerator?
      8

      What is the best value for an outdoor compact beverage refrigerator?

      4 years ago

      What is the best value for an outdoor compact beverage refrigerator?I'm looking to find a recommendation on a compact refrigerator that is rated for outdoor use that will hold mainly beer and wine.  What model offers the best value?  I'm looking for one that is stainless steel, and slides...

    • Amazon and Ebay Capsule Update
      30

      Amazon and Ebay Capsule Update

      4 years ago

      Today we will reduce the number of search driven products that can be displayed to one in the eBay and Amazon capsules.  See last week's announcement.Also, when a product capsule is aligned to the right and it has a single product listing, the product picture will now be enlarged.  You...

    • Panda and Indexing Changes
      460

      Panda and Indexing Changes

      4 years ago

      Hubbers, I'm sorry that we can't tell you why your traffic is going down or why Google was showing Hubs on hubpages.com and now has reverted to showing them on the subdomain.  We are similarly frustrated.  We do know Google announced a panda update last week.  We also can see Hubs...

    • 2013 British Open
      2

      2013 British Open

      5 years ago

      Really looking forward to watching the British Open this weekend.  Always fun when Tiger (love him or not) is in contention.

    • Dwight, Really, the Rockets?
      8

      Dwight, Really, the Rockets?

      5 years ago

      I just can't see how you take less years and leave the premier franchise to go to the Rockets.  Come on Dwight!  I wonder if the Lakers will go get Bynum back.

    • Content Differentiation
      6

      Content Differentiation

      5 years ago

      As we continue to think about Panda, one area for all of us Hubbers to think about is if the content we are creating goes beyond the other content that already exists.  The exchange between Matt Cutts and Eric Enge may be helpful to some in this post.http://searchenginewatch.com/article/22...

    • What kind of larva is this and how do we treat it in a beehive?
      5

      What kind of larva is this and how do we treat it in a beehive?

      5 years ago

      What kind of larva is this and how do we treat it in a beehive?We found these larva in our beehive and I want to know what they are and how we can treat the beehive.

    • Google Announced Algorithm Update Through Week of July 4th
      51

      Google Announced Algorithm Update Through Week of July 4th

      5 years ago

      There was a tweet from Matt Cutts announcing a multi-week algorithm update that will last through the week of July 4th.  I haven't heard if this is the Panda softening or something else...Just a heads up that it's rolling out.

    • Thank You, 7 Years Since First Hub
      57

      Thank You, 7 Years Since First Hub

      5 years ago

      I want to thank all the Hubbers that make HubPages a pleasure.  Today was the seven year mark since the first Hub.  We have all come a long way since then.  I'm really grateful for the world class community we have here, for the people that come in the office and work hard every day,...

    • Tebow finally has a home
      28

      Tebow finally has a home

      4 years ago

      It drove me nuts all the talk that Tebow was done.  Today, it made me smile that he's signing with the Patriots.  I wish him success and if Brady goes down this year, I'll watch every Pats game to see Tebow play:)

    • How Can HubPages Help You Improve your traffic?
      214

      How Can HubPages Help You Improve your traffic?

      3 years ago

      I've been doing a lot of thinking about the types of services we offer Hubbers and how to help Hubbers improve.A few services that have been suggested- grammar and spell checking- suggesting edits- providing images/media upon request- formatting help (breaking hubs into multiple text capsules,...

    • Penguin 2.0 from Google
      1

      Penguin 2.0 from Google

      5 years ago

      What google calls Penguin 2.0 is going live today. This is built by the spam team.  http://searchengineland.com/penguin-4-w … ive-160544

    • Warriors Are a New Team
      6

      Warriors Are a New Team

      5 years ago

      No matter how game 6 goes down against the Spurs, this Warriors team is a new team.  It's kind of amazing to have watched them all year long and now see them perform at another level.  The two that have done the most growing to me are Barnes and Bogut.  They still need the other guys...

    • Where will Tim Tebow End Up?
      2

      Where will Tim Tebow End Up?

      5 years ago

      Since the Jets cut him Monday, I haven't heard where he is going.  All I do know is if he plays I'll watch.  There are only a few guys I really love to watch in sports today.  I'll watch every Tim Lincecum start I can.  Tiger Woods when he's playing well captivates me. ...

    • Where will Tim Tebow End Up?
      4

      Where will Tim Tebow End Up?

      5 years ago

      Since the Jets cut him Monday, I haven't heard where he is going.  All I do know is if he plays I'll watch.  There are only a few guys I really love to watch in sports today.  I'll watch every Tim Lincecum start I can.  Tiger Woods when he's playing well captivates me. ...

    • One Month Health Challenge - No refined sugar
      9

      One Month Health Challenge - No refined sugar

      5 years ago

      In April I'm doing a one month challenge of no alcohol.  That's been pretty easy.  Next month, I'm thinking of doing a one month challenge of no refined sugars for the entire family.  This seems like a big challenge given how much I like sweets.  Has anyone ever tried removing...

    • Concern about Copied Content
      86

      Concern about Copied Content

      3 years ago

      We've heard several concerns about Hubs getting copied and losing traffic and we know how frustrating this is for the author.  Google tries to identify the original content creator and show that in the search results.  If you have a copied Hub that is getting outranked in the search...

    • What kind of lizard is this?
      11

      What kind of lizard is this?

      5 years ago

      What kind of lizard is this?This is a small dark lizard with an orangish underbelly. We found it in our backyard in Burlingame, Ca. I've never seen one like it and am wondering what it is. 

    • It's really nice to see some great Hubbers get a boost
      10

      It's really nice to see some great Hubbers get a boost

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      I was excited to see some really great Hubbers get a nice recent boost in traffic.  If you're interested in reading some Hubs and seeing some great examples look at these.stephhicks68.hubpages.comtahoedoc.hubpages.comakirchner.hubpages.comThere are many others as well.  When I read a few...

    • Panda update coming Friday or Monday
      324

      Panda update coming Friday or Monday

      5 years ago

      Google announced an upcoming Panda release for this Friday or Monday.  We will be watching.

    • Advice to New Hubbers
      12

      Advice to New Hubbers

      5 years ago

      I was reading this food blog today and was curious about the author.  She has a really cool faq page and offers this advice.-----------I think the 3 most important things are to write about what you are passionate about, not what you think is “popular,” to write in your own conversational...

    • New Qualification Test for Rating Hubs
      1

      New Qualification Test for Rating Hubs

      5 years ago

      So, we modified the qualification test to become a quality rater for us.  Apparently the test is pretty difficult.  Nobody has passed the new test.  If you think you have the chops, give it a shot.  Directions are listed under the content quality rater description.For people...

    • What would it take for Tebow to Play?
      67

      What would it take for Tebow to Play?

      5 years ago

      I really want to see Tebow play.  It's not enough that the Jets can't run the ball or pass it for Tebow to play significantly.  What will it take.  If he comes in and runs the table, the Jets could be a playoff team:)

    • Reducing the Pending Period
      108

      Reducing the Pending Period

      5 years ago

      Some people have asked why do some Hubs go directly to featured.  We are working on ways to get more Hubs featured as quickly as we can and are testing mechanisms for doing it.  Right now, there are a small number of Hubbers where our system can process their Hubs immediately based on...

    • Getting More Hubs Hopped
      60

      Getting More Hubs Hopped

      5 years ago

      We first launched the new Hub Hopper in early August http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/08/hub-ho … o-feature/ We are looking to increase the amount of Hub Hopping and last night deployed an application to Mechanical Turk to find more people to Hop Hubs.  For those that are good at it, there...

    • What's the best way to clean an area rug to get pet odors out of it?
      6

      What's the best way to clean an area rug to get pet odors out of it?

      5 years ago

      What's the best way to clean an area rug to get pet odors out of it?To get the rug clean and the odors out, should we steam clean it, take it to the dry cleaners or is there a better option?

    • Two Temporary Changes to the Profile and Amazon Capsule
      150

      Two Temporary Changes to the Profile and Amazon Capsule

      5 years ago

      We are working to track down an issue with the site that we think may be impacting traffic indirectly.  So, until we can be sure we've identified the issue and developed proper fixes, we are going to revert the Amazon capsule back to its previous state and we are going to remove the QnA and...

    • Big Test for Stanford @ Washington Thursday Night
      7

      Big Test for Stanford @ Washington Thursday Night

      5 years ago

      The team jumped to #9 by beating USC two weeks ago and had a bye this week, so I think they'll be ready to play Washington this Thursday.  Here's hoping the Cardinal can keep winning.  I figured after Luck left Stanford would lose 4 games this year....maybe not.

    • How long can a green cheeked conure stay alone?
      3

      How long can a green cheeked conure stay alone?

      5 years ago

      How long can a green cheeked conure stay alone?If you have a green cheek conure and give it food and water, how long can they stay home by their selves.   Since they are social, can they be left alone for a day, a few days or several days.

    • NFL Week 3
      19

      NFL Week 3

      5 years ago

      Just watched the 49ers go down to the Vikings.  The Vikings played super well.  Watching the Jets and Miami on gamecast now....Keep hoping that if Sanchez plays bad enough we'll get to see Tebow:)

    • Broncos @ Falcons was hard to watch
      5

      Broncos @ Falcons was hard to watch

      5 years ago

      I was trying to watch the game last night and it was just taking for ever.  Not sure if it was the penalties, the coaches screaming at the refs or all the clarifications, but what was an interesting game left me with a bad taste.

    • Introducing Idle Hubs
      1259

      Introducing Idle Hubs

      5 years ago

      We really appreciated the feedback from the community and want to continue to incorporate feedback into this feature that will be released in informational mode today so people can see it in their my account.The blog post announcing the feature is here...

    • New ad format getting tested on slideshows
      30

      New ad format getting tested on slideshows

      5 years ago

      There is a new ad format we are testing on slideshows.  Please see the details here:http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/08/new-mo … lideshows/We are looking forward to your feedback.

    • New Hub Hopper
      384

      New Hub Hopper

      5 years ago

      There is a new Hub Hopper that is available today.  I've posted some details about it on the blog and set this thread up to discuss it and to get feedback.  *Note, the Hopper is only collecting data right now, but will soon be used to select Hubs to feature.

    • TO in Seattle
      4

      TO in Seattle

      5 years ago

      ESPN is reporting that TO is working out for the Seahawks.  I think he was injured last year and tried to comeback, but didn't catch on.  Interesting to see what his body has left in the tank.

    • When We See Something That's Effective
      32

      When We See Something That's Effective

      5 years ago

      We've been talking about leading photos in the forums and while it's not just about having a leading photo, it's about having a really great leading photo.  We recommend this because we see these photos get shared a disproportionately number of times higher.The quote of the day "People...

    • What have people learned about gaining traffic
      90

      What have people learned about gaining traffic

      6 years ago

      I had a conversation with a new online writer and I realized what I recommended is a bit more specific than I used to be based on what I've seen be successful.  I'm in the middle of refreshing several Hubs (150 to go), but here is what I tell others and am trying to do myself.- write on...

    • Steve Nash a Laker
      13

      Steve Nash a Laker

      6 years ago

      I've like Steve Nash's game since I saw him play at Santa Clara.  I'm just wondering how much he has left.  The Lakers have pulled veterans past their prime together in the past - Gary Peyton, Karl Malone team comes to mind.I still think the Lakers are two players away from...

    • Getting Ready for Game Two of Miami vs OKC
      6

      Getting Ready for Game Two of Miami vs OKC

      6 years ago

      I still have the thunder to win tonight.  Super excited to see what KD can do!

    • Kevin Durant plays with a passion that is hard to put into words
      5

      Kevin Durant plays with a passion that is hard to put into words

      6 years ago

      I'm so impressed watching KD play.  He seems to have that look in his eye, that focus that says he won't be denied.  I think he carried OKC tonight.  Can't wait to see what he can do on the road.  I have OKC in six.

    • Where do you get fresh fish and vegetables in North Lake Tahoe
      2

      Where do you get fresh fish and vegetables in North Lake Tahoe

      5 years ago

      Where do you get fresh fish and vegetables in North Lake TahoeWe love Lake Tahoe, but the Safeway in Tahoe City tends to have poor quality food when it comes to fresh fish and vegetables.  Where is the best place to buy these types of food in the North Lake Tahoe area?

    • Check out the new Bing Webmaster tools
      7

      Check out the new Bing Webmaster tools

      6 years ago

      Bing did a killer update to their webmaster tools.  I really like the keyword tool.

    • What's a good gift for nurses after a hospital stay?
      18

      What's a good gift for nurses after a hospital stay?

      11 months ago

      What's a good gift for nurses after a hospital stay?I had a fantastic group of nurses taking care of me after surgery.  Im trying to think of a good thank you gift to them.

    • As a Laker fan, I want Kobe to get the scoring title
      4

      As a Laker fan, I want Kobe to get the scoring title

      6 years ago

      http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/stor … ring-titleGood story on Kobe sitting.  He needs 38 points to get the title.

    • Barry Zito goes the distance
      5

      Barry Zito goes the distance

      6 years ago

      The Giants needed a win today big time.  On the radio, they were saying Motto should be ready to go early today since Zito was starting.  I went to check out the score and it looks like Barry pitched nine scoreless innings.  Love to see a guy struggling do well.  Congrats Zito.

    • Tiger Woods putting well again
      1

      Tiger Woods putting well again

      6 years ago

      I've been watching Woods tgis weekend  Looks like he's going to get a PGA win.  I havnt seem the putting stats yet, but he looks like he is putting confidently.  The Masters will be fun to watch if he is playing well.

    • If Derek Fisher wants a 6th ring, he'll sign with Miami
      1

      If Derek Fisher wants a 6th ring, he'll sign with Miami

      6 years ago

      The one good thing for Fisher getting traded away from the Lakers is he has a decent chance of playing for another ring now that his contract was bought out.  I've seen the Thunder and I've seen the Heat play this year.  The Heat should have won it last year.  They're stronger this...

    • KNBR says 49ers considering trade for Tebow
      2

      KNBR says 49ers considering trade for Tebow

      6 years ago

      Listening to sports talk on the drive in today and the show hosts were reporting that the 49ers are looking at Tebow.  I really like Tebow, but still think Alex Smith is the way to go.  Come on Niners....Sign Smith.

    • 49ers Sign Manningham
      15

      49ers Sign Manningham

      6 years ago

      Im pretty happy with the 49ers moves this off season.  They're bringing back the starters on defense.  They have added wide recievers.  The only big question left is what they do at qb.

    • 49ers rumored to have worked out Peyton Manning
      10

      49ers rumored to have worked out Peyton Manning

      6 years ago

      While I think it's a longshot and it's probably not a good thing to put Alex Smith through if you don't get Peyton, but it sounds like the 49ers have seen him workout and have given him a physical.

    • 49ers Sign Randy Moss
      5

      49ers Sign Randy Moss

      6 years ago

      49ers definitely need a reciever that can go deep.  I hooe this is their guy.

    • Heading to Austin
      2

      Heading to Austin

      6 years ago

      Im laying over in dan diego, waiting for my flight to Austin.  Ill be there for four days.  One day im speaking at SXSW.  Are there any incredible bbq restaurants to try?

    • Whats the latest on Dwight Howard?
      1

      Whats the latest on Dwight Howard?

      6 years ago

      Are the magic going to trade him.

    • Do the LA Lakers have a chance to land Dwight Howard
      19

      Do the LA Lakers have a chance to land Dwight Howard

      5 years ago

      I'm not sure giving away Odom was the right thing to do, but it seems like it's a play to open up some money to bring in the next major star to replace Kobe Bryant as he nears retirement.  Don't get me wrong, Kobe has a few more good years in him.  Does Dwight Howard make the Lakers a...

    • What is the song You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon about?
      6

      What is the song You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon about?

      6 years ago

      What is the song You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon about?We were listening to you can call me Al. I love the lyrics, but dont know what the song is about.

    • How much should I have to pay to get a new front door painted and installed?
      4

      How much should I have to pay to get a new front door painted and installed?

      5 years ago

      How much should I have to pay to get a new front door painted and installed?We ordered a front door for our house, but it needs to be cut to have the door knob and lock fit it, plus it needs the hinges, to be painted and to finally be hanged.  How much is a reasonable price to pay for someone...

    • Is Peyton Manning going to be a 49er?
      13

      Is Peyton Manning going to be a 49er?

      6 years ago

      Heard on KNBR this morning that the 49ers may pursue Peyton Manning.  Not sure it makes sense and what that means for Alex Smith.  Smith is a free agent this year.

    • What do you do when a tree falls on your house?
      12

      What do you do when a tree falls on your house?

      5 years ago

      What do you do when a tree falls on your house?In a good sized storm a tree blew overand landed on my house.  Should I call my insurance first or should I call someone to cut it down?

    • Niners and Giants about to kick iff
      24

      Niners and Giants about to kick iff

      6 years ago

      Looking forward to a good game in the rain.

    • How to get more traffic to your website
      43

      How to get more traffic to your website

      6 years ago

      In the back of my mind I'm always looking for ways we can improve the HubPages product to help people be more efficient at increasing their traffic.  Lots of things in the product start with manual expirments that turn into features of some sort.Right now I'm experimenting with updating old...

    • What should I get my wife for Valentine's day?
      33

      What should I get my wife for Valentine's day?

      6 years ago

      What should I get my wife for Valentine's day?Should I go with flowers or something else for Valentine's day this year for my wife?

    • 49ers vs Saints
      45

      49ers vs Saints

      6 years ago

      Pulling big time for the 49ers this weekend vs the Saints.  It's going to be interesting to see if the Niners defense can stop Drew.  If so, they'll win.  If it's a shoot out, not looking so good.

    • Tim Tebow Saturday Night Live Skit
      5

      Tim Tebow Saturday Night Live Skit

      6 years ago

      I thought this was pretty funny. http://www.hulu.com/watch/311565/saturd … live-tebow

    • Green Bay goes down
      12

      Green Bay goes down

      6 years ago

      Interesting that KC was the team that brought down Green Bay this season.  In some ways I think it may help the Packers to have this loss.

    • Can a cracked iPhone screen get repaired
      11

      Can a cracked iPhone screen get repaired

      6 years ago

      Can a cracked iPhone screen get repairedI dropped my iPhone and cracked the screen. Can I get it repaired?

    • Tebow Magic
      27

      Tebow Magic

      6 years ago

      I was watching Denver down 10 - 0 and feeling a bit disappointed that Tebow's run was going to end. Then the unbelievable happens.  Crazy.

    • What's the best way to teach an old dog to get along with other dogs?
      5

      What's the best way to teach an old dog to get along with other dogs?

      6 years ago

      What's the best way to teach an old dog to get along with other dogs?We have a German shepherd that is 11. I'd like to get a puppy, but our current dog can be aggressive to other dogs even though she's been socialized a ton. Is there a way to introduce another dog to our home?

    • Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are rumored to be traded to Lakers
      9

      Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are rumored to be traded to Lakers

      6 years ago

      Espn analyst says that Andrew Bynum is the main Laker asset. Unlikely to get both of them, but I'd be happy with either one.

    • What do you do with old hubs with no traffic?
      132

      What do you do with old hubs with no traffic?

      4 years ago

      I've been updating and removing hubs.  I haven't settled on a plan for good hubs that don't get traffic. Curious what others do. My top 40 hubs are 85% of traffic. I culled the heard and have been focused on my best hubs.Once I'm through them I'll come up with a plan for the rest.

    • What's the best seven seater SUV for the snow?
      10

      What's the best seven seater SUV for the snow?

      7 months ago

      What's the best seven seater SUV for the snow?I'm looking for a 2007 - 2010 SUV that seats at least seven people and had really good power in the snow.  What SUVs meet this criteria?

    • How much will the Broncos miss Von Miller vs Vikings
      5

      How much will the Broncos miss Von Miller vs Vikings

      6 years ago

      The Bronco Defense has been amazing the last several weeks. Von is a huge part of it.  His stop in the backfield last week won the game for them. Just another obstacle for Denver to overcome.  Let's see what they do.

    • Nfl redzone or watch recorded games
      9

      Nfl redzone or watch recorded games

      6 years ago

      With the Bromcos and Raiders on at the same time this morning, I'm trying to decide to tape the games and watch each one or to watch the nfl redzone live.  What do you prefer?

    • B53 bomb disassembled
      2

      B53 bomb disassembled

      6 years ago

      B53 bomb (wipes out a city, size of vw van) has been dissembled. Big bombs are gone, but we can still do plenty of damage. http://www.fas.org/blog/ssp/2011/10/end … 53-era.php

    • College Coaches in the Pac 12 Out
      1

      College Coaches in the Pac 12 Out

      6 years ago

      Lots of pac 12 coaches going out.  Wish UCLA had made a move for Meyer before Ohio St.Stoops, and Erickson out as well.

    • Stanford vs Notre Dame
      5

      Stanford vs Notre Dame

      6 years ago

      Pretty good first half. Luck broke Elway's career touchdown record.

    • How to remove a rusted screw?
      4

      How to remove a rusted screw?

      6 years ago

      How to remove a rusted screw?I'm trying to remove a screw that is rusted and stripped. I've sprayed it with wd40 and tried pliers, but no luck getting it out. Any tips on how to get this screw out?

    • What happens if LSU loses to Arkansas
      13

      What happens if LSU loses to Arkansas

      6 years ago

      I love the Thanksgiving holiday with tasty food and football.  This Friday afternoon will have one big game in college football.  If Arkansas can beat LSU that will create a three way tie in the SEC division, but it seems like chaos will breakout for the fight to be in the national...

    • Why These Ads
      3

      Why These Ads

      6 years ago

      Over the years we've seen numerous questions "Why these ads" are appearing.  Google's written it up and given users control  http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/ … -with.html

    • What type of content attracts the most natural links
      9

      What type of content attracts the most natural links

      6 years ago

      I've been discussing SEO with some of the greatest seos in the world this week.  For link building many are swearing by lists (top 10). If not ten items, make it an incredible four or five.Other suggestions include making info graphics and videos

    • Tim Tebow wins three more games in a row and he is the face of NFL
      9

      Tim Tebow wins three more games in a row and he is the face of NFL

      6 years ago

      http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=7215237I just tweeted this article. I'm amazed at how quickly Tebow has gone from a guy that couldn't play QB in the NFL to now the Chiefs view him as a Michael Vick type with triple threat type skills.  I can't imagine how big the hype will get if he...

    • Raiders need McFadden
      31

      Raiders need McFadden

      6 years ago

      I just don't see the Raiders doing well without McFadden against the chargers. With him Carson Palmer will be much more effective.

    • USC vs Stanford game of the day
      7

      USC vs Stanford game of the day

      6 years ago

      USC is a top 15 bcs team and Stanford's first big test. Stanford has ruined a few USC runs.  It's going to be a great game.

    • What kind of bird is this?
      3

      What kind of bird is this?

      6 years ago

      What kind of bird is this?It's a small bird with a mostly grey body, a brown patch on its back, black on top of its head and neck and a white face.

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