So now that more and more companies are getting involved in one form or another of search marketing, chances are at some point some of you may get a call from, and actually end up pitching for the occasional consulting gig. To help you transition from working in your bathing suit to a pinstripe suit you may need to revise … [Continue reading Corporate Black Hat SEO Terminology]
Archives for January 2006
In Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part I, we looked at some examples of screen resolutions, and content placement. In Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part II, we looked at how banner size affected the “sweet spot” being above or below the fold. In part III we’re going to look at liquid versus static.
In Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part I, we looked at some examples of screen resolutions, and content placement. In part II I’m going to show some examples of how I look at and approach design considerations, specifically where the important “money making” parts are in relation to the screen break.
So the web’s most linked to Googler Matt Cutt’s is going on about spelling and it’s effect on SEO. Now my personal opinion is people who strive for perfect spelling are no better than the intellectual elitists who pass around incomprehensible PDF’s that are so lacking in creative and interesting writing, they overcompensate with high falutin’ vocabulary words, but I … [Continue reading Google, Bull Sh*t and Britney Spears]
I was building new site this past weekend and I got into the liquid width versus static width debate with myself again. Now I’ve been involved in designing, programming, running, and optimizing websites in one way or another since 1998, and while I’m no usability expert I think I’ve seen and built enough websites to have a educated opinion, so … [Continue reading Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part I]
Maybe I’m a sucker for eastern philosophy, but if you’re looking to find out how to take a pebble from the hand of the master, then you should know there’s is no such thing as SEO
Here’s another quick and fast tip for you … people have habits. They are also repetitive and like to keep repeating things (intentional). If you run a website about Jessica Simpson and were getting lots of traffic for [Jessica Simpson cell phone pictures], pull a reverse mad libs on it. Take the noun out and substitute in every other possible … [Continue reading Reverse Mad Libs SEO]
So what websites does Google trust? Well we all have our own theories, but I think there are a few clues in the Google Newsletter for Librarians: January Edition.
I’ll shamefully admit to not knowing who Guy Kawasaki was a week ago, but I hafta say he is a damn good blogger, and I imagine a pretty amazing speaker.
After what seems like forever (but is really only 4 days) my v7ndotcom elursrebmem entry finally ranks, coming in somewhere between 25 and 30 depending on what ranking tool and data center you happen to be using (SERP). However now that every SEO on the planet has a blog I thought I might cruise around the blogosphere and see how … [Continue reading v7ndotcom Elursrebmem Blogs]
I came across a report today in InternetRetailer.com
So I’ve decided to enter the V7N SEO contest, not because I think I’m great, but because I’d really like to see the money go to a good charity. So if you’d like to see my entry visit my v7ndotcom elursrebmem page, and find out how you can help the prize money go to kids with cancer. I’ll also be … [Continue reading V7n Contest]
Earlier this week Google launched Google Video, a service which allows you to download and play videos. Some big time players are participating in the distribution like CBS and the NBA. While some of these videos are free many of them have a nominal download fee (currently $$3.95 or less). This puts them on a level playing field with ITunes … [Continue reading Internet Based TV Network]
When I am developing a blog one of the things I think about is giving the blog a “voice”. There’s always a little bit of me in it, but I try to find a voice that compliments the site and makes it more interesting. Quite often that “voice” happens to be that of a woman. I’ve done lots of different … [Continue reading When A Pen Name Backfires]
In case you missed it last week an analyst predicted Google will climb to $600 a share. Not to be outdone with preposterous pontifications another analyst predicted Google would reach $2000 a share. Both of these numbers are completely ridiculous ( I might feel differently if I owned a few hundred shares though). However it got me thinking what would … [Continue reading Spammers Google’s Defensive Line]
Lee Oden from Online Marketing Blog got an interview with my buddy Todd (aka Stuntdubl) that’s well worth the read. (Â» Interview with Todd Malicoat aka Stuntdubl of We Build Pages) In the interview I read something that gave me an idea I’ll never get around to doing, so I’ll throw it out there: