November 29, 2021

Archives for June 2007

RIP Mr. Wizard

The man who played Mr. Wizard (Don Herbert) died today at the age of 90. I remember spending lots of afternoons at my grandparents house watching shows like Mr. Wizard on Nickelodeon. One of my favorite parts of the show is how he’d have a new assistant all the time. It spawned various jokes (cue […]

What’s Your URL History?

Are you the first person that’s ever owned your URL? Do you know how to find out? Why does it matter? If you’re thinking of registering a new domain name, you might want to see if it was ever registered before. It’s possible that your new name might have been owned by a domainer or […]

The Effect of Registered and Trade Marks on SEO

The other day at work we came upon an interesting question. Do using symbols like ®, â„¢, and © affect your SEO ratings? It’s an interesting question. In other words, will searching for “

Sodium Benzoate, Adam, and Eve.

By now you’ve probably seen the news about the dangers of sodium benzoate (a chemical commonly found in diet cola.) The fear mongering ranges from cancer causing to DNA damaging. But is it legit? Personally, I think it’s all bullshit. If you look closely you’ll see that the amount of sodium benzoate in an apple […]

Judging Quality of Ad Traffic

Yahoo announced today on their search marketing blog that click charges may be based on “quality of traffic.” The announcement sounds good for advertisers, but is it good for publishers? That depends on how they judge quality of traffic. The Yahoo blog defines quality as: “Quality” is calculated based on conversion rates and other measurements […]

I’m Not Moving To Canada

In the last post, Avery made a comment about me moving to Canada. I’m not. I’m simply in Toronto for a hockey tournament. I don’t think I could live here. For those of you familiar with Detroit… Imagine Detroit but with a few million more people. Heck, I don’t even think Detroit has 1 million […]