Yahoo’s New Layout

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

Google Trends – FUN!

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

Maryland Web Directories

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

MSN HomePage ReDesign

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

Microsoft FrontPage to Be Replaced

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

Don’t Link to Our Website

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

FCC Bill & Blocking Website Access

According to a Washington Post article, there is apparently a bill in Congress that seeks to limit the ability of the FCC to stop ISPs from blocking or slowing access to certain websites. Read that again.  I had to.  A number of firms such as Microsoft, IAC, Google, Yahoo and e-Bay (again, all according to … Read more

Blog Comment Moderation

Well I’ve got a few nice anti-spam plug-ins and other features in place now and thus I’m re-opening comments on this blog for the first time in well over 6 months. ** crosses fingers ** One of the methods required that I register with WordPress.com and get yet another blog. Well, I did. It will … Read more

Google Now Indexing URLs with ID Parameters???

I just posted about Teleflora’s site design, and in doing a little digging I noticed they had t I found their page for “A Dozen Premium Red Roses” and “Two Dozen Premium Red Roses” and was curious how they ranked for terms like “dozen red roses”, etc. Interestingly, their pages use an ID parameter, which … Read more

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Teleflora – Site Design

So I just sent flowers online via Teleflora, and I just wanted to comment on what a great site design and layout they have. I had seen their logo in several florists before but didn’t know much about them – I’d always just thought 1800Flowers.com for that type of thing, or the local florist for … Read more

Funny Fake Link Directory

Got this in the SEOConsultants.com newsletter that is targeted for Monday morning. I’ve yet to go to sleep so I might well have been one of the first to see this 🙂 These are pretty funny. Read a few sentences and you’ll see the clever ways they poke fun at spam reciprocal link requests and … Read more

Yahoo’s New Look

Yahoo is testing a new homepage layout. Personally I don’t like it as much from an aesthetic standpoint – feel like its lost some color… But I do think it does a better job of displaying their news content. Makes me further associate them as a media portal and less as a search engine. Notice … Read more