Ryan


About Ryan

Ryan was one of the original UGH! Media co-founders!

He enjoys blogging about digital solutions for small businesses and helping them overcome those seemingly impossible (online) roadblocks.

His specialties are: SEO, web development, advertising, customer relations and video production.

As of June 2018, Ryan parted ways with UGH! Media to pursue a venture with Twitch and YouTube. (More info can be found on the About Us page regarding his transition.) Super excited for him!

P.S. he is invited to blog with us anytime! So don't be surprised if you see new posts from him in the future.


Productivity Tools for Small Business Owners

Disclosure: Some of the below links are affiliate links, which means, at no additional cost to you, UGH! Media LLC earns a commission if you click through one of them and make a purchase. Any affiliate link below is noted with an asterisk (*).

Productivity Tools and Tips for Small Businesses
Time to take back control of your daily schedule and move forward with these tools and tips!

Small Business Productivity Tools and Tips

Ever have one of those days (or weeks) where you’re just dragging and can’t muster up the motivation to do anything productive? Ever dream of super helpful productivity tools that could help?

Of course, you have! We’ve all had days like that. Even those (seemingly perfect) people on an unmentionable image sharing platform, get them too.

The problem with the unproductive day(s) when owning a small business is evident. They set us back on projects, which allows other things to pile up, and the cycle repeats … Read More

Productivity Tools & Tips for Small Businesses - Get Back on Track in 2018!

How to Survive Writer’s Block When Blogging

Overcoming writer's block when you're a small business owner is tough. Here are a few tried-and-true tips!
Writer’s block (or any creative block) is frustrating! The good news: they can be overcome!

How To Overcome Writer’s Block When You Have a Small Biz

Writer’s block, content creation, (crying) and blogging go hand-in-hand.

To piece your writing together, you need images, GIFS, graphs, or videos. Also, depending on the type of article, you usually need some combo of those things to convey the right message.

When you have a massive marketing and content team, these projects (usually) move along quite well.

However, when you’re a small business owner, it’s usually your team of YOU (and sometimes a co-founder if you’re lucky!) to brainstorm AND create EVERYTHING…

From. Scratch.

If you’ve ever had to delve into creating content and marketing, then you know that it’s NOT easy. Especially for small businesses! However, it sometimes feels downright impossible when you have a creative block, writer’s block, a lack of inspiration, or a creative slowdown. Call it whatever you want!… Read More

Writer's Block and Creative block can be your worst nightmare when a deadline is fast approaching. Here are some tips on how to avoid both!

SEO Myths: Where did it all go wrong?!

SEO Myths
Tread wisely and avoid these nine common SEO myths.

When did SEO turn “bad”?

It never did! SEO myths (and misrepresentations) are a sign of the times! Plus, SEO has been around since the 90s and keeps continually evolving.

Plus, with the rapid change in search engine algorithms, how people search and how much new content gets posted by the second, makes SEO a challenge. It’s no wonder why search engine optimization myths abound!

The negative reputation of SEO is happening due to the spread of outdated information, misinformation, and even the marketing of shady practices. When you mix these things, you get a spoiled tsunami soup of SEO myths spilled all over the interwebs! (Does Bounty make a virtual paper towel?)

Anyway, every year, Google changes search algorithms several hundred times (minor) and rolls out a few significant updates here and there too. While it seems Bing updates as needed to … Read More

Common SEO Myths

What is a Content Delivery Network?

Content Delivery Network(s): What They Are + Why Websites Need Them
If you’re not familiar with CDNs and how they can help a website, then keep on reading!

CDN’s: What They Are and How They Help Websites

Isn’t it great when you visit a website, and it loads surprisingly fast? Do you know how some sites do that? Pssst: they’re probably using a Content Delivery Network (CDN)!

We all know that having a fast website is essential for providing a good user experience, but guess what else? SEO! Yep, it’s a signal for one of the many ranking factors on search engines!

So if you want to know how CDN’s work, what they offer, and where to start, that’s what this post is all about!

Let’s get to it!

What is a Content Delivery Network?

A CDN is a network of servers located in different parts of the world which store temporary copies of a website (images, files, and scripts) with cache memory.

Let me explain further.… Read More

Need to speed up your website? Try a CDN!

Why Buying Followers and Backlinks Hurts a Website

Avoid Buying Backlinks or Followers and Do This Instead
Trying to buy “high quality” backlinks or followers is a bad idea if you’re trying to rank in search engine results!

Why you should NOT buy backlinks and followers

If you’re reading this, then you probably know a little about website ranking and backlinks, but not entirely sure how they can help one another.

You’ve also probably discovered that taking shortcuts on the above items is a bad idea. To add, the same goes for buying followers on social media!

Speaking of shortcuts (and social media), have you ever come across an ad that markets “a possible solution for a lack of social media followers?” Other examples: “Buy 1000 followers for $5!”, “Buy 1000 Backlinks for $5!”, etc.

If so, lets hope that you didn’t go for it.

If you did, then hopefully you’ve learned a lesson and are now looking for a solution.

Anyway, if you’ve already been down … Read More

Buying followers and backlinks = worst idea ever

How to Improve Website Speed (5 Tips)

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5 Tips Towards a Faster Website
Assuming that a website is “fast enough” = one-way ticket to crappy rankings!

How to Make Websites Load Faster

Nowadays, website speed is everything and knowing how to speed up a slow site is worth the struggle.

Think about it. When was the last time you visited a site, and it loaded super slow? What did you do?

Did you know? Page speed is a Google ranking factor!
Do you know how many ranking factors Google uses?

You went to a different website, of course!

If you’ve put a lot of time and effort into creating, researching, drafting and perfecting your website analysis, don’t let it be slow! You want visitors to explore your site and make it easy … Read More

Tips on how to boost website speed