When I saw that John K of Got Ads? had a post entitled “A Life of Arbitrage,” I clicked over right away. His theory: The internet enables the arbitrageur. More and more people are going to make their living doing arbitrage. Example: a guy who became proficient at acquiring Hermes handbags – specifically Birkin bags, [...]
The tools and knowledge writers need to build websites
Getting my websites to where they are today has been a long, painful and frustrating journey.
I’ve spent way more hours than I should have in WordPress and Thesis forums dealing with people who — how shall I put this? — communicate very differently than I do.
For this reason, I am working on putting together a simple guide that will address the particular needs of writers looking to set up websites. I think it drives us especially nuts when we have to come to terms with developer/geek language and its tendency to misuse words.
Don’t even get me started on the whole WordPress Multi-user / multi-site thing…
I’ve said in the past that I’m deeply sceptical about the role of SEO in achieving good Google rankings, but, in light of what I’m seeing as a result of my local search experiment, I think it’s time for a clarification. When I asked about SEO being BS, I should have been more specific. Certainly [...]
Almost two weeks ago I started an experiment to see how fast a web page on this blog, featuring Montreal Italian restaurants, would move up in the search rankings. My hypothesis was that newspapers could own this kind of local search if they’d just unlock some of the information hidden away in their archives and [...]
Whenevever I look at comScore ratings, I’m always floored by the results, and not just the fact that Yellow Pages ranks as high as it does but that it supposedly has almost half the number of monthly unique visitors as Google sites. Frankly, I find that more than just a little hard to believe. I [...]
Not going gangbusters. I’ve started running Google AdWords whichis bringing in a trickle of traffic along with some minimal organic. Will keep you posted.
Oh dear, this morning we had dropped down page four, from the number one spot to number six or so. I linked from a relevant post at another one of my blogs to try and give the page a bit of a boost. I’m also going to go in and freshen it up since Google [...]
So far, so good. We’re now on page four of the results. If we stall, we’ll try some linking and publicity and maybe even buy a Google ad or two. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts.
I get a lot of flack for having my various blogs on Blogspot. Techie types think it’s amateur hour and non-techies think it’s kind of low rent, a rung or two above My Space. And then of course, they’re the people that think having anything at all to do with the internet is kind of [...]
In general, I’m not a big fan of too many conferences. And New Media seems to be particularly rife with conference sluts and groupies. But this is one I’d like to attend — if only on the web. JEEcamp is an opportunity for a range of people to get together to talk about how on [...]
First off, many thanks to Guillaume Bouchard of NVI for his participation in the comments at Friday’s “More Reasons to call BS on the SEO/SEM industry” post. I don’t want to monopolize his time but, alas, every answer he gives raises new questions for me. I’d be interested in his take on why making the [...]