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 […]
Coverage of the raging debate about sponsored themes at WordPress.org. Pros and cons of sponsored WordPress themes. Guidelines proposed.
When WordPress was a small weblog CMS for PHP insiders, including the developers blogroll did no harm. Right now it’s a tool to sell text links. Enough is enough. Time to revamp the WordPress Blogroll.
Manifestations of online communities: foums social bookmarking sit Ask Enquiro Â» Blog Archive Â» Business to Business (B2B) Marketers Need to Actively Participate in Online Communities: How Can B2B Marketers Actively Participate in Online Communities?… Vox – Online community where you can share information about your products, solutions and services through blog posts, audio, video and more.
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).