About Ron Lum

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I was Rejected By Amazon Plus Tips for the On-Site Interview

In January 2019, I was flown up to Seattle from Honolulu and spent a couple days there for an interview. I ultimately did not pass the interview, but I wanted to share my experience and give any tips to others undergoing the same process. Note: I did sign a non-disclosure, so I can’t share anything… Read more I was Rejected By Amazon Plus Tips for the On-Site Interview

View All Google Search Terms for Your Website… with Google Webmaster Tools!

  Have you ever wondered, “WHAT ARE PEOPLE TYPING INTO GOOGLE TO GET TO MY WEBSITE!?” Well, today, with the help of Google tools, you can finally view all the search terms coming from Google!   Google gives you info on search queries in Google Analytics, but… First of all, Google Analytics has always provided plenty… Read more View All Google Search Terms for Your Website… with Google Webmaster Tools!

SEO 101 and How I Got to the 1st Page of Google in 2014

I had a handful of goals at the beginning of this 2014 year. Some of them did not pan out — I still can’t dunk. Other, more serious goals, did pan out: my business got to the front page of Google.   How Google Works Before I even begin talking about how I got to the front… Read more SEO 101 and How I Got to the 1st Page of Google in 2014

Things To Do with Every New WordPress Installation

WordPress is a wonderful system, but out-of-the-box, a new installation is a confusing piece of junk with many flaws. And many of these flaws have not been addressed even in the latest 4.0 version that was released around October 2014. As someone who has been working extensively with WordPress these past 2 years, here are some… Read more Things To Do with Every New WordPress Installation

What is WordPress?

Looking to start a blog? Wanting to manage your own website? In that case, you’re probably doing research online and no doubt you’ve come across the name “WordPress.” So should you use WordPress? Keep reading to hear my professional opinion, as someone who’s been using WordPress for over 2 years for personal projects as well as… Read more What is WordPress?

The One, True Guide to Choosing a Domain Name

“Shoes or slippers?” “McDonalds or Popeyes?” “.com or .net?” These are the questions I ask myself all the time. And if you’re reading this, that last question is probably something you’re asking yourself as well. You’re in luck though, because you’ve find the One, True Guide to Choosing Your Domain Name. Choosing a domain name is… Read more The One, True Guide to Choosing a Domain Name

How Do I Find A Web Designer?

Looking for a web designer? Maybe you just started a new business and you need a website as an online brochure for your business. Maybe you’ve been in business for several years, your prospects keep asking if you have a website, and you’re worried that you’re losing business because you don’t have a website where… Read more How Do I Find A Web Designer?

Website Symmetry is Beautiful

Natalie Portman is beautiful. Even with her ridiculous makeup in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, you could still see her beautiful genetics. What makes Natalie Portman beautiful though? There are many traits of beautiful people, but one important trait is symmetry. Scientific studies have shown that symmetric faces are perceived as more attractive than asymmetric faces (link). Furthermore,… Read more Website Symmetry is Beautiful

5 Ways to Identify Shady Web Design Companies

shad·y adjective DEFINTION: of questionable merit. SYNONYMS: dishonest, underhanded, unscupulous, questionable, deceitful Looking for a web designer is a true challenge because the web design industry is like the wild, wild west: there are no certifications, tests, or diplomas required in order for people to make a website in exchange for money. Although there are… Read more 5 Ways to Identify Shady Web Design Companies