MarketingSherpa’s Landing Page Handbook is tremendous. I’ve had the handbook for over a month now and haven’t posed a review yet because I’ve taken the time to actually read and ponder all 272 pages. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of such handbooks or “how-to’s” that pertain to marketing, but the Landing Page Handbook is … Continue reading Raising Conversions with Data and Design
(Example of a Knol) What normally causes a rage or a riot in the tech blogosphere flitters out to meaning little to nothing for the “average” web user in general or is tested and evolved before being adopted by web users outside of the Techmeme echo chamber. Interestingly enough, the things that seem to slip … Continue reading Google’s Biggest Move in Years: Adding Authority to Content
Incredible (and promising) post from the ShareASale Blog today in context of Facebook removing the “is” from its presence platform… Similarly, we often have things at ShareASale that we know are “broken” but are little things in the grand scope of things. I hereby apologize for all of those “little things” and am going to … Continue reading ShareASale: Learning from Facebook
Flickr announces that they have opened up a stats interface for Premium Members. We’ve introduced a new feature for our pro members: stats! No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you — we’ve launched another of our most often requested features. Yay! We’ve designed stats on Flickr to give you all sorts of insight into how people … Continue reading Flickr Now Has Stats
AdItAll is an interesting entry into the online video creation space. Aimed at more corporate type companies with little time to adequately create, produce and edit a professional style video, AdItAll combines editing tools typically found on user generated video content sites with a marketplace of various available clips: As an example, I chose a … Continue reading AdItAll – Professional Video Clips On Demand
[Edit 1/15/08 The creator of the campaign, Kirt Gunn, emailed me to let me know that the campaign never worked with PayPerPost. Glad to hear!] PayPerPost … er… Izea… insults our intelligence yet again. Ariel Waldman summarizes a new campaign from PPP and Garnier: The Harry Situation site is a horrid attempt at a site, … Continue reading PayPerPost Puts Online Marketing in a “Hairy Situation”
What purpose does Twitter serve for online marketers? Can you successfully “market” something on Twitter? Yes and no. Yes: you can market yourself, your ideas, your brand and your positions that down the road equate into real world bottom line numbers. No: marketing products or services directly on Twitter in a pure performance marketing sense … Continue reading Twitter and Online Marketing: What Problem Does Twitter Solve?
My Twitter account is literally exploding. I blame and thank Jeremiah Owyang (check out the comments and get to adding if you’re a fellow Twitter-er). Continue reading Jeremiah Owyang Causes Twitter Explosion
Can’t wait to see this (Cobain was a huge influence on my life. I literally “woke up” the first time I heard the opening refrain of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in the car on the way to Marion, SC with my mom. I was forever changed…and still am): Continue reading Kurt Cobain: About A Son
Breaking news (oh, and Shawn… if the Affiliate Summit thing doesn’t work out, Bush definitely needs someone who can handle the press the way you did): Continue reading Shawn Collins Retiring
Robert Sanzalone of Blognation Japan has an interesting interview with Zooomr’s Kristopher Tate in which he expounds on his vision of web development’s future. He’s almost got me convinced… Kristopher: My goal is simple. I’m going to make Japan the next center of the web!… I really want to get bloggers excited in Japan. It … Continue reading Big in Japan: Web2.0 Is Dead and Japan is the Next Hub of the Web?
Mary Hudson was born on October 9, 2007. She shares her birthday with another human who was/is incredibly important to me…John Lennon. Lennon was killed 27 years ago on December 8, 1980. So, we’re thinking of peace today and hoping for a better world for Mary Hudson. We’re not the only ones… Continue reading War is Over (If You Want It)
First concrete, now superglue… is there anything the Romans didn’t engineer? I’m sure the location that this glue concoction was recovered had something to do with its makeup (much as Roman concrete varies from place to place based on location of origin in the Empire). However, this is still pretty amazing considering the time gap: … Continue reading Super Roman Glue
Not for everyone, but if you’re a history nerd like I am, this is a great opportunity: An early Christmas present from the Society for Medieval Archaeology: Good news from the Society for Medieval Archaeology and the wizards at the Archaaeology Data Service. The first fifty (50) issues of Medieval Archaeology are available for free … Continue reading Medieval Archaeology Journal Online For Free
Just noticed that I now have the ability to change the colors of the labels in my GMail account. Sweet! Here’s a pic: More colorful pics on my Flickr page. Update: Looks like Google Help is confirming the new color labels. More at Google Blogoscoped as well. Continue reading GMail Label Colors
Great post about the similarities between social media and jazz based on a Twitter thread originally started by Jeremy Owyang. Continue reading Social Media as Jazz
Jim Kukral wants to know why Seesmic is great or why it is important. Here’s my reply: http://seesmic.com/Standalone.swf?video=z08cNrX5q8 Continue reading re: Jim Kurkal Why I Think Seesmic is Important
Things to ponder on a busy (business) Monday morning: Supply Side Jesus. Continue reading What If Jesus Were a Supply Side Conservative?
Love ’em or hate ’em, you have to admit that Google is brilliant. Continue reading Tracking Santa With NORAD and Google
Still my favorite… http://www.hulu.com/embed/wymcnNGDH-XQACSs8Xt7X8CjWkZDPIp8 You can’t beat the Jovi Punch. Continue reading People Punched Right Before Eating