Monthly Archives: November 2006

ExtremeVideo Plugin Testing

Update 11/25/2006: Installed a new version of ExtremeVideo and everything works perfectly.   By far the easiest method to post videos on WordPress that I have seen so far.  In case your wondering, the videos below were just random videos from each site.  There inclusion here was for testing only and is meaningless. Sorry for [...]

Google Reader Tools

A couple of months ago I finally found an RSS reader that I really enjoyed using, Google Reader.  For those of you using Google Reader, Mihai Parparita posted some tools to improve your reader experience. For anyone not using Google Reader yet, here is a link to the FAQ to answer all of your questions.  [...]

Web to Account for 32% of All Real Estate Ad Spending By 2010

2010 still sounds like a long ways away but within a few weeks it is only 3 years out. Currently nearly 18% of all real estate ad spending is on the web — representing about $2B according to a recent Borrell Associates report. By 2010 real estate spending on web advertising will have surpassed newspapers [...]

Email Marketing 5,725% ROI

Heidi Cohen, over at Clickz, brought a recent Direct Marketing Association report to my attention through her blog.  According to the DMA report, email marketing returns on average $57.25 for every $1 spent.  This represents the largest return on investment for any form of communication. According to the DMA “Commercial e-mail generated $16.5 billion in [...]

Yahoo Bookmarks Review

A couple of weeks ago, Yahoo! announced a new bookmarking service.  For those of you, like me, who have been searching for a better bookmarking solution, Yahoo! Bookmarks may be the answer. The service, now in Beta, presents a very intuitive interface which allows you to quickly add links and categorize them.  When searching for [...]

How to Get Comments on Your Blog

Darren Rowse posted “10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog” The only thing I can add right now is 11. Write about politics It might fall under “#8 Be controversial” but its definitely will draw comments.  Not the type of comments I am looking for but comments anyhow. Tweet This Post

10+ Deadly Sins of Blogging

If you haven’t ready them, the first 10 are below. Ok, I’m guilty of number 9 (Not having a best posts page) but I’ll be fixing that shortly. 11. Posting for the sake of posting without any reason or content. 12. Not posting at least once a month.  If you don’t have something to say [...]

Lee Odden Interviews Adam Lasnik of Google

Lee Odden, from TopRank, recently interviewed Adam Lasnik of Google.  Adam works as webmaster liaison with Matt Cutts. Excellent interview Lee! Tweet This Post

Eurekster Swicki

So what’s a swicki? From http://swickihome.eurekster.com/faqs.htm “A swicki is new kind of search engine that allows anyone to create deep, focused searches on topics you care about. Unlike other search engines, you and your community have total control over the results and it uses the wisdom of crowds to improve search results. This search engine, [...]

Eric Schmidt at Web 2.0 on YouTube

Good article over at SearchEngineWatch about John Battelle’s interview with Eric Schmidt, CEO Google.  Worth a read. What I found most interesting was: “Google’s office products are “casual” and not aimed at Microsoft.” Maybe they aren’t aimed at Microsoft now but what about a couple years from now as they gain more features? Tweet This [...]