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Using Organic Ranking Profits to Subside Paid Search Ads : SEO Book.com: I am not surprised to hear about Amazon…. A year ago, when someone sold on eBay and Amazon, they did about 70% eBay vs. Amazon in volume.
LinkAdage – PR6 Link on Great Non-Profit Website Auction 58744: This non-profit site has a bunch of very nice natural backlinks from other non-profit organizations. This is a very clean site and it is the first time they are selling links.
It turns out the situation is even more dire than one would think. Alexa Rank can be wildly wrong – by a factor of ten.
Short essay about what an idea is worth. The right idea could be worth $361 million per person – or nothing.
A hard look at the value of sponsoring a WordPress theme. How many incoming links you can expect and from where. How to choose a theme to sponsor.
Like everybody in search we are having to get more involved in Social Bookmarking than we used to be. Like most people in search, normally we don’t have a lot of time for social bookmarking. It’s a pretty busy year. On this weblog, we’ve implemented Denis de Bernardy Bookmark Me plugin which gives direct access […]
Announcing extended post on hacking WordPress template files. Step one – identifying the template files from the front end.
Some well-known SEOs are advocating using rel=”no-follow” on all outbound links. This kind of occultish trick is so WMW doorway page 2001.
Is it possible for the medium sized guys to make money? You bet. Network Solutions, bought for $20 million in 2003, was just sold for $800 million three years later. And amazingly enough, this deal was done by a Persian – Iranian American Jahm Najafi. So do the Iranians know how to play a poker […]
Philip Dow’s Journler Philip Dow is the developer of the very well received Mac PIM (personal information manager) Journler about donationware. His application Journler had an open donation policy for personal use. Contribute whatever you like. A single commercial use license was/is $25. Phil is going full-time as a developer now and is starting to […]
Some gentlemen search colleagues are thunderstruck by the acquisition of 24/7 Real Media by advertising holding company WPP for $649 million (a tidy sum it is – congratulations 24/7 – although I’ve always hated your technology). Raycam wonders why more ad agencies aren’t snapping up the smaller search houses. It’s simple. All the assets go […]
Lost an hour today to trying to debug Ecto posting to this weblog (if you’re not using Ecto, you should consider it). I was constantly getting this error: XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only Finally I wrote up a nice little support ticket for Dreamhost with all the details. Surprisingly I got the fix back […]
Some of my SEO colleagues are bemoaning their lack of success in getting their annoying marketing materials to the front page of Digg. Bravo to Digg.
It’s official – Google will be kicking the AdSense spammers off the network. What AdSense spam is are those sites which you arrive on via either organic search or PPC results (usually the former) and you find nothing but RSS feeds or chopped up articles on a very basic template. The sites rarely have any […]
We’ve compared two real-time web analytics services to find out which one understands site’s visitors better.
The WordPress login page just doesn’t look good. What to do about redesigning it? Two solutions.
Just discovered a very nice shopping cart for WordPress…. We will take WordPress from weblog software to CMS, bypassing bloat.The WP e-Commerce shopping cart plugin for WordPress is an elegant easy to use fully featured shopping cart application suitable for selling your products, services, and or fees online.WP e-Commerce is a Web 2.0 application designed with usability, aesthetics, and presentation in mind.
There’s a big discussion going on now among SEOs (search engine optimisers) about Google’s pronouncements about paid links. Basically Google has banned them and promised penalties for using paid links. This is a kind of totalitarianism – Google is free to do what they want with their own algorithm but that does not give them […]