A very interesting discussion on Aaron Wall’s SEOBook about whether Google is contributing to web spam. The best part is in the comments (sorry Aaron!) where two readers to the numbers on AdWords for relatively high priced PPC words. Basically they just don’t add up.
Pricing a Project | Blue Flavor: One benefits to hourly billing is the client is responsible for increases of scope, protecting the vendor and the customer…. Over our careers in the web we’ve seen requirements invariably shift, and often for good reason, to produce a better, more people-centered end product.
What do Trizle and E-Myth recommend to beginning entrepreneurs? Read how opposing business advisors approach the mindset of a starting company.
I am having to learn copywriting (quite a bit of the poetry I wrote in my twenties was published so I have hope of managing copy too). I wish I had more clients who could write copy as well. What any website needs is more great copy. As opposed to machine generated or offshore article […]
Sometimes a website can be setup to help one party and instead help another. For one of my websites, I need to license some photos. I haven’t had the right language for the contract. I looked at the contracts from the stock agencies but they were way too elaborate. I tried to find a local […]
I ran across the most amazing niche website yesterday – dedicated to the possibility of a crash in house prices in the UK…. His forecast for house prices is for “a 30 to 40 per cent fall over the next three to four years”, a fall he describes as “a healthy correction”.
Great guidance on how to anonymise your surfing via proxies: Hiding Your IP Address, Anonymous Internet Surfing HOWTO. The danger is that unless you do it just right you risk more than you gain. Specifically that the proxy holder can grab all your unencrypted passwords (email, site logins).
Our clients are ready for another round of SEO. One component we will be doing more of in this round is directories. It’s too tedious and slow to have someone senior do it. There are lots of directory submission services. But you want to be sure to be applying to directories worth being listed in. […]
Dynadot is a great company. Nowhere better to register one’s domain names. Why? fair prices great backend interface fast loading website (for a domain registrar where one spends a lot of time doing repetitive actions, speed is extremely important telephone support But lately Dyandot has been getting a lot of bad press for purportedly selling […]
What’s oDesk really like? Good coders or rip-off artists? Virtual sweatshop or onsite outsourcing? Hard facts from opinionated users.
We are planing to start using article much more often for What are the top article directories to submit to? Here are fellow Canadian (and alas article spammer pro) JGot A Question Or Comment For Jason?
Trying to make money with other people’s clickbank products? It’s not as easy as it looks. Here’s one guy’s experience: I’ve been getting my ass handed to me by Google trying to promote "successful" clickbank products. Seems the product owner and one affiliate are making sales but not me even with good ctr and position. […]
This tip comes from one of those hardcore marketing sites. What do I mean by hardcore? They are selling marketing education to marketers or even to non-marketers (hardcore giveaway in the excerpt below: dubious punctuation and capitalisation). But as our clients move to building prospect lists and incorporating informative sequential autoresponders, we are seeking ways […]
Many people are focused on duplicate content penalties. I’ve haven’t seen the duplicate content issues as big a problem as people make it out to be but here are some very helpful tips on handling vBulletin to reduce any chance of duplicate indexing. 1) disable the "search engine friendly" archive. All this does is create […]
As most of you know by now we are big users of Ecto for editing our weblogs, across all platforms including WordPress and Typepad. Lack of Ecto support for WordPress is one of the main reasons I stuck with Typepad so long. Ecto just makes things so much faster and more convenient. One very large […]
This is a great commercial website which has really taken advantage of online video – they call it Topskips TV but it’s really just rubbish bins. A very visual demonstration of their rubbish containers of different sizes, it’s certainly easy to watch. Topskips TV has convinced of the value of video on the web. It […]
Time for some forums for client sites.Second I wanted to introduce an old friend you are all probably familiar with from our support forums, bbPress…. It has some pretty cool features, such as tagging, RSS feeds, Akismet spam protection, AJAX interaction, but the team focused the most on creating something fast and light.
If you need to get some images up on your website in a hurry, here’s a bit of code which is extremely straightforward: Lussumo Filebrowser. The filebrowser is a lightweight PHP application that allows you to thumbnail images and view them in a web browser. That’s it. Short and sweet. While it’s too lightweight for […]