I just approved a few new comments and posted a few more links on the Video Professor post I put up about a year and a half ago. This post has stirred up alot more attention than I thought it would have when I originally wrote about it. On another note, not many posts lately … Read more
I’ve read a few of Stephen Spencer‘s posts lately about the importance of commenting on blogs for bloggers and other online marketers. In a nutshell, he argues that (legitimate, thoughtful) comments are as important as posting one’s own blog posts, in that they help build relationships. I wanted to share my comment on his post:
So I just tried to order a couple of Google T-Shirts through the Google Store. Not surprisingly, the store uses Google Checkout. To my surprise, however, it does not seem to want to work – at least not in the IE 6.0 browser I tried it in (which is what like 80% of the internet … Read more
My comments to the recent post Jim Boykin had about some hosting companies discontinuing support for FrontPage extensions:
Its been a while since I’ve written, as I’ve been swamped. Here’s an excerpt from an email I replied to the other day with regard to how custom SEO services are different from those provided by a larger firm with a template approach. In this case, FindLaw.
_______(removed)_______ is right on. Just to add my two sense, SEO boils down to three things:
1) Technical / Site Structure Issues (10%)
2) On-Site Content (30%)
3) Off-Site Components aka Link Popularity (60%)
Its always a bit discomforting when you realize someone has tried to scam you. Sure I get the normal load of tons of emails from Princes and Kings in Nigeria who want to give me $5 million in exchange for assisting with the money transfer needs. Those are easy to spot as scams. Why in the world would they email me to do that? Why would they offer so much money? Even if all that was understandable, how would I explain the unusual income spike to the IRS? Clearly an easy scam to spot.
From SERoundTable: Where the Jobs Are: Searching For Search-Engine Marketing Pros Got a search engine question? Ask Mr. Sullivan
Brett Tabke’s Bot Blog. Its his robots.txt file which has a blog in it as a .txt file. Dorky, yes. Old school, yes. Terribly interesting and different. Indeed. The blog is about bots and blocking them, etc. (which is most commonly done with a robots.txt file), so what more appropriate way to launch a blog … Read more
Visit the FTC’s page on free credit reports and look to the gray box on the right hand side, under the photo of the woman holding her glasses as if she was going to flick them at you…
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.