Wednesday, February 28, 2007

There are several ways you can tell how "fresh" your site is with the search engines. Details can be found below.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Hope you had a great weekend.

Want to check out your ad quaility score for your Google Ad - find information here -

Small Business SEO / SEM - good info -

Google Update / Refresh?

Friday, February 23, 2007

Fun Friday ---

I have been playing World of Warcraft quite a bit lately. Here's a Link. I had quit for a while but when there new expansion came out (The Burning Crusade) came out... the fever struck again. I usually just goof off soloing and was really happy to see that the loot you get is pretty awesome. Seems like every quest reward I was using to upgrade my gear. Anyway would definitely recommend it. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Check out One Ups pdf with buying trends from Christmas 2006

It's a .pdf so remember to "Save As" if you want to keep / read it later.

Here it Is

Some Good info from the SES Strategies / Matt Cutts

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A way to find out your quality score for Ad Words - note I don't necessarily recommend the product they are promoting but some good information none the less.

Getting out of the supplemental index -

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

Finally got more snow than a skiff - about 2 or 3 inches. Not enough to really go sleigh riding but enough to throw some snowballs. This week it is supposed to be 60.... go figure.

Some good notes on your meta tag title and branding. One thing I believe that sometimes folks overlook is the fact that once you get your site listed well - you will actually want / need them to click on your link.

A success story -

Local advertising after Panaman (for Yahoo).

Enjoy your "holiday" / Monday.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Happy Fun Friday - we got a skiff of snow this morning. One thing (to me anyway) to remember about having fun is that it all doesn't have to be active. One of my favorite activities is bird watching. During the winter we set up some seed outside of our sliding glass doors. It takes a few hours but the birds will find it. If you find a relaxing chair and don't move about too much then they want fly away. Below are a couple of pictures we got last week. Till next time take some time to enjoy the little things.

This Cardinal Looks a bit like Santa Clause :o)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Hopefully everyone is warm and dry. We don't have much snow here - just a skiff. I spoke with my Aunt last night who lives in Northern Indiana - she had snow "over her mail box" so three feet of drifting snow..... hmmm.

Something useful for you to check out today - some mistakes PPC marketers make.

Click Here.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Yahoo has plans to remove the "free" search tool. Here is a tool that you can use in the meantime.

Three tips for getting past the personalized search -

A huge - and I do mean huge list of articles on linkbaiting.

Friday, February 09, 2007

I enjoy watching good TV - a favorite I have mentioned here is 24, another favorite of mine is Lost. I am not a crazy Lost fan - you know the one's that watch an episode 10 times and freeze frames things and then goes crazy with the really small things, but I do think it is a good show. One recommendation I would have for you if you enjoy it is to make sure you have season one and season two on DVD. Also if you want to watch the really crazy folks disect an episode then you can go here.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A pretty good story about a guy that wanted to propose to his girl friend on the big game.

The "science" of rankings -

Think like a search engineer.

Tomorrow is Fun Friday so stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Yahoo starts there "Improved" ranking system today so make sure to keep tabs on your PPC campaigns for the next bit.

Google has added a new link reporting tool.

Searches will be getting more "personal" with Google as well.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl - I thought the ads were a little worse than usual although the viewer created ads I enjoyed quite a bit. I think we'll be seeing more and more of these as ad agencies loose their creativity.

Some ideas for Local after Yahoo Panama.

Enjoy your week.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Wow... it's been a busy week. But busy is good. The Tama Flu worked for Haley so she is feeling better. Today is her B-day and it snowed so she has no school and is a bit disappointed because she will miss getting the presnets delivered to her while she's in school. Last weekend we had her party and that was fun... she really racked up the cash.

This weekend is the superbowl and I do love football, more lately than ever before for some reason. I have a DVD Recorder ( Panasonic DMR-EH55) that I really enjoy putting through it's paces. I do enjoy the commercials - maybe if I have a chance I'll get creative and put them all on a DVD. The plan when I got the DVD recorder was to take videos we have and transfer them to DVD, I haven't done that but that is on a long range to-do list. I do like the recorder although in my area the TV Guide doesn't work for some reason. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, February 01, 2007