Do You Tik Tok? Stop Immediately.

Jaja Liao was one of the first to present evidence and warn us, but few people listened. Now the U.S. House of Representatives says she was correct.

Former Google executive Felix Krause yesterday posted “TikTok, when opening any website in their app, injects tracking code that can monitor all keystrokes, including passwords, and all taps.

Jaja Liao holds a BA in Molecular Biology from Yale University and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Taiwan. She lives in San Francisco and her articles have appeared in Forbes magazine.

Three years ago she quit her job at TikTok and and warned the world. She said the company was clearly controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and the app was spyware which impacted 80 million users.

She called it a giant data farm for the CCP. Yesterday, she wrote that at the time, “none of y’all listened to me!”

On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Chief Administrative Officer finally issued a cyber advisory on TikTok. It was labeled “high-risk” with personal information being accessed from inside China.

The official House advisory says, “We do not recommend the download or use of this application due to these security and privacy concerns.”

#1 On Google Instantly!

Sorry, I call Bullshit. No one can make you number 1 on Google overnight.

I do SEO for a living as well as Marketing, Blogging, and Graphic Design. Many of you get spam mail daily promising the world. The fact is no one can get you to #1 on Google overnight. If they try to it is through paid ads that will automatically drop your ranks as soon as you let the ad go. Organic traffic takes time and consistency as well as great content. The beauty is that those results – stay.

Don’t fall for slick emails that are most likely spam. Blackhat SEO may get you there fast, but it will also get your site dinged and eventually blackballed. Want to work with a company that cares about your business and produces results over time consistently? Work with us at Sarah Barendse Creative and Damonaz Design.

You will see the difference. &

Is SEO Flooding the Internet with Pointless Crap?

Well, unfortunately, the simple straight forward answer is “YES”. Thanks to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) there is a lot of content that is added simply in order to get the attention of search engine crawlers rather than the express attention of their targeted readers.

Quality content is getting fewer and further between online.

  • Click bait sites
  • On Page pop-ups
  • “Articles” (and I use that distinction loosely) where there are a single picture and a single line of text and a big ‘ole NEXT arrow next to it requiring you to poke through a dozen or more pages in order to get the gist of the author.  This is done because each page counts as a click on the site and can boost their analytics artificially, yet technically without cheating (using any blackhat SEO).
  • Articles that read incredibly redundantly and unnaturally because they are overstuffed with keywords

Many articles that would not be written at all are written simply for the sake of SEO. It works as part of a funnel to guide potential clients or fans to your website. Make no mistake… as silly as it seems? It does work. The bots find the keywords and your site, thanks to blogging, will slowly increase in rank on Google, Bing, Yahoo and others.

Why is that important? – the higher up on the search engines you are, the more likely clients are to find you, and you cannot buy your way to the top!

The Key is to write quality blogs written so that another human will want to read them, not just the crawlers. It’s a tricky balance and takes some time to master.

Blogs should be fun, informative, researched and easy to read. If writing isn’t your forte, and you would like some help – Ghostwriting is a fantastic option. I blog for a multitude of clients all in their own name. The articles are approved and then posted. They add value to the main mission of the site and company itself as well as boost the traffic and overall SEO performance.

Interested in having blogs written?
Chat with me. While it is just me here at Sarah Barendse Creative Designs, and yes, I can only write so much, I also have a whole team of writers backing me up over at Damonaz Design. 




So you want to be #1 on Google

While we, and every other SEO company out there, would love to look you right in the eye and promise you a spot on page one of Google under whatever keyword you would like to be found by… that just isn’t realistic.

There are 10 slots on page 1 + 3 map spots available when you search.

Getting ranked isn’t simply a matter of want or desire or even deserve, and you can’t buy your way there. Google metrics and algorithms come into play. There are over 200 ranking factors on just Google alone, not to mention other search engines such as Yahoo or Bing.

For a full list of ranking factors click here

When these factors are all taken into account and used to optimize and market your business correctly, over time having a professional company who understands SEO marketing work with you to boost your site will move your rankings upwards on the Google ladder. It takes time and effort.

There are no shortcuts.

Any company that promises you a certain ranking you would do well to be leery of and possibly do some more research before diving in. Rankings fluctuate daily and there are no guarantees.

Gains over time

Great content, steady continual posts, improving your visibility, and doing the right steps on the back end SEO are how you boost your site. The internet is very much a tortoise and the hair kind of race. Slow and steady. There are tricks and cheats, but they are considered “black hat” SEO. It may boost your rank temporarily but is sure to drop it like a hot potato at some point when you are caught.

Online presence maintenance takes time. If your company is large enough to support an in-house writer/designer/social media tech, fantastic. You are likely doing well. Many mid to smaller sized companies simply do not have the budget for this. That is where Damonaz Designs shines. We offer online presence support in the form of Social Media Management, SEO, Content Management, Ghost Blog writing services, Email blasts, Newsletters and more.

If you are having trouble finding the time, let us help and get it all done the right way!

Talk with us: 239-244-8350

Originally Published: Sarah Barendse Design works in conjunction with Damonaz Design, LLC.