Archive for the ‘Search Engine Optimization Services’ Category

A Penny Auction Website?

May 31, 2010

I saw a television ad for the penny auction website

My question is: Do penny auction website’s deliver on their promise?

Is so, how can any business profit from this type of business model?

Wall Street Journal Mobile Reader

May 30, 2010

A $103 value?

Wall Street Mobile Reader

Wall Street Mobile Reader

Custom Alert Tips in Google Analytics

May 29, 2010

Learn tips for using custom alerts in Google Analytics.

Will You Give Us An Interview?

May 28, 2010

I received a request to give the following web site an “interview”.

How to be “interviewed” by

* Simply begin by responding to the questions, and the interview will have started.
* Choose only the questions which you find applicable to you.
* Everything that you respond gets automatically added to your interview page.
* Don’t worry about mistakes, you can always re-edit the whole interview

Will You Give Us An Interview

Will You Give Us An Interview?

The website’s process for eliciting content via questions is quite simple and brilliant.

How could this same question and answer process be used to generate user provided content and populate other web sites?

Microsoft Advertising Change In Terms and Conditions

May 27, 2010

In advance of the upcoming Yahoo and Microsoft Search Alliance, Microsoft has changed its terms and conditions.

Microsoft Advertising Change In Terms and Conditions

Microsoft Advertising Change In Terms and Conditions

DoubleClick Ad Planner Top 1000 Sites

May 26, 2010

Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner now publicly publishes their list of the Top 1000 sites on the web.

DoubleClick Ad Planner Top 1000 Sites

DoubleClick Ad Planner Top 1000 Sites

According to DoubleClick’s Ad Planner, Facebook is the most visited site on the web receiving 540 million visitors and a whopping 570,000,000,000 page views.

Doubleclick’s Top 1000 site’s list excludes adult sites, ad networks, domains that don’t have publicly visible content or don’t load properly, and certain Google sites.

Visit the DoubleClick Ad Planner Top 1000 sites list at:

Social Media Spoofing Part Deux

May 25, 2010

I was surprised to see my blog post from yesterday reincarnated on another site today.

Social Media Spoofing Part Deux

Social Media Spoofing Part Deux

While PRNewser did generate its own screen shot of the fake BP Tweet, the blog “writer” didn’t realize my post’s followers count is less than the number of followers in his post which effectively timestamps my post as the first one written.

This type of creative re-purposing of content by PRNewser is the primary reason why I don’t put my best research and content online.

It too would get stolen.

Social Media Spoofing

May 24, 2010

As Americans watch in horror while British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon well spews millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico each day, both BP and its detractors have sprung into action on Twitter.



Unfortunately for BP, its detractor’s messaging appears to be reaching a larger audience albeit the Twitter audience.

BP Global PR

BP Global PR

What action if any could BP take to counteract this type of social media spoofing?

Or is this type of social media lampooning the cost of corporate operational and communications failure?

Q1 2010 Retail E-Commerce Growth Rates

May 23, 2010

From comScore:

Q1 2010 U.S. retail e-commerce sales estimates showed online retail spending neared $34 billion for the quarter, up 10 percent versus year ago. The strong acceleration represented the first time growth rates reached double-digits since the second quarter of 2008.

Retail E-Commerce Growth Rates

Retail E-Commerce Growth Rates

Google’s Approach To The New Age

May 22, 2010

“The mobile web is not the mobile web, the mobile web is the web.”

The following infographic is how Google perceives and classifies the web:

Google's Approach To The New Age

Google's Approach To The New Age

While Google acknowledges there are important and ascending areas of web usage – video, social and mobile – none will produce anything close to the revenue and profits for Google like search has.