October 20, 2017

Archives for March 2009

I’m Joining ZAAZ

Just a quick note to let people know that I’ve accepted a new job with ZAAZ. Starting in April I’ll be taking on the position of “search marketing strategist” at the local Dearborn ZAAZ office. It’ll be a big change from my previous role at identity.net but it’s something I’m excited about. I’ve been used […]

More Newspapers Just Don’t Get It

All I’m seeing on Twitter is articles about how major news publishers are lobbying Google to give their sites more weight. The basic argument goes something like this: As news reporters we’re doing all the work to break the story, but somebody blogging about it is ranking higher in search than us. We should be […]

The FencePost Error

Some friends and I were talking about the recent Dayton police lawsuit – where people are suing the city because only a small percentage of African American applicants pass the entrance exam. In order to squash concerns that the exam was somehow racist, the city released a bunch of sample questions from the exam. After […]

Newspapers Who Don’t Link

I’m starting to notice an ugly trend among online newspapers. Unlike most blogs and online only sources, traditional newspapers don’t link to websites in articles – even when the website is the focus of the article. I must have read about 4 or 5 articles earlier about wikileaks leaking the ACMA list of banned websites […]

4 More Conversion Secrets

I just finished reading a blog post about trust building graphics and how they can increase conversion. While I wish it would have given some hard statistics about conversion rates for the various graphics, I do understand how hard those numbers can be to generate. I’m still curious whether Mcaffee secure, Verisign, or PayPal converts […]

The Path To Startup

I can’t count how many times over the past year somebody has told me “you should start your own company.” It’s not that I don’t think I’d be great at running a company – I’m sure I would be awesome at it. I’m pretty good about making everything I do a success. The reason I […]

Utah Bans Online Competition

You probably remember Utah from their past crusade against online keyword bidding. After filing a new house bill to ban competitive keywords though, the Utah legislation has began to step up their efforts to protect the profitability of out dated business models. House Bill 451 will effectively make all types of online competition illegal. Section […]