I’m not a CD or DVD burning power user by any means. Basically I just occassionally burn a music CD and try to regularly backup important files, etc. Not a power user. Anyhow, I wanted to make a bit of a recommendation for BurnQuick, an application that is very lightweight, easy to use and cheap … Read more
Paul Ward has a great post about digital dashboards and various marketing metrics. He discusses how a corporate CEO is not necessarily the best person to keep tabs on some of these metrics, as in many cases they do not necessarily understand them – nor do they care about them as much as other metrics … Read more
Time management, and moreso project/time organization, is always a challenge for me. I want to make sure I get “everything” done and don’t let anything slip through the cracks. As far as I see, there are two ways to approach the scheduling of my time as related to “client work”. For my purpose, “client work” … Read more
A client just sent me this. Hilarious domain names!
So I just did a search for maryland seo and noticed that everything from listing #6 through page 50 is all the same site – subdomain pages for freelancedesigners.com. Example URLs: ellicott-city_md.marketing.freelancedesigners.com/ columbia_md.marketing.freelancedesigners.com/ clarksburg_md.marketing.freelancedesigners.com/ elkton_md.marketing.freelancedesigners.com/ . You get the idea. Imagine that X 500. In fact, it may go well beyond page 50 – I … Read more
Wow again. An article on ClickZ entitled MySpace Rules the Web states that MySpace is now the most popular site on the internet, surpassing Yahoo Mail, Yahoo, Google, eBay, etc. Crazy growth for MySpace, which was sold a while back to NewsCorp/Fox.
Need a fantastic Windows hosting company? There is one firm I’ve used for several years and I pretty much insist on for any SEM clients who I’ll be working on for a long period of time. Who is this legendary company? Millennium Systems. Yes, they’ve even made it to my firm’s oh-so-prestigous partners page. Doing … Read more
Happy 4th of July! I’m only in the office for the morning mostly to do some work for my class… wanted to share this though. These are crazy. I get like 2-3 each day, usually never respond. Today I did: —–Original Message—– From: Shane Tedford [mailto:xxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 7:29 AM To: xxxxxxxxxxx … Read more
So I’m either way late or way early or just flat out missing something, but I just was on MySpace and I tried a search without specifying a site-search (i.e. full web search). I was looking for the page for The Shins, which I could probably guess the URL for in about 10 seconds but … Read more
Tony Spencer has a nice post over here about several SEM firms and how they are handling filtering through a barrage of client inquiries in order to find the best prospects.
Apparently today there is much to do about Yahoo’s new layout, available at http://www.yahoo.com/preview or depending on your luck maybe at the http://www.yahoo.com home page. I first made note of this pending new layout back in February, when it appeared as though they were testing it. I believe they placed a cookie or something on … Read more
Per Matt Cutts. Wow this is fun!!! I highly suggest you give it a try right now. I knew there were lots of paid tools like this, but a free one by Google is good times. Reminds of Yahoo’s Buzz Index but way cooler – comparisons between terms, regions, etc. Good times. Update: Comparison of … Read more
Seems like most every internet marketer either has or is heavily involved with one or more directories. There are often a myriad of reasons – but one reason that I’d like to focus on is sheer quality. Typically sites of little or no value and weak business models don’t account or budget for professional marketing … Read more
I normally don’t even bother responding to generic emails that indicate a person is looking for a job when they are too lazy to spend enough time on my website to learn my name and at least a rough idea of what the company does. However, every once in a while I get in one … Read more
A while back I wrote about MSN’s new look, but now it seems as though they’re at it again. Today I noticed a new homepage design for MSN that now allows you to pick from 5 color templates. The Good: – Overall I think its a cleaner layout, better organization of information. The Bad: – … Read more
I had to do this for a class I’m taking as part of the MBA program I’m enrolled in at Loyola College. Since I think it may be of interest to many of you, I have decided to post it here as well. Apologies for formatting issues, I’ve got to cut and paste from MS … Read more
I just read on FrontPage Webmaster that Microsoft is pulling the plug on FrontPage. They are replacing it with a number of different products, most notably (IMO) the soon-coming Microsoft Expression Web Designer. The word is second half of 2006. If its before Christmas I’d consider that early. Supposively its big with standards and CSS. … Read more
A couple quick comments on a recent NYT article, “This Boring Headline Is Written for Google.” 1) From an SEO-standpoint, I find this article way too short-sighted. Yes, having your clear keywords in your TITLE tag (generally the article’s title) can help as an on-page factor. Indeed, it will likely also influenced the anchor text … Read more
http://www.dontlink.com/ – This is hilarious! Man oh man, I have no words! I especially like this: Sylvania requires linking sites to submit this Link Form. General Electric permits text links to its home page, but requires written approval for all other links to its site. God forbid someone is directed right to the content they … Read more
I just got an email from one of my clients who does web development and fulfillment for a number of websites in the communications industry. The question to me was: Jon, can you take a look at the email below and see if you can assist me with understanding his concerns? And the “email below” … Read more