Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Good information on "the long tail"
http://www.marketposition.com/blog/archives/2007/01/understanding_a.html

How is your ROI Doing?
http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3624808

Is MSN penalizing for linking?
http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/007333.html

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Some good info for you to digest today -

Index and Ranking
http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3624618

Short term Vs. Long term results
http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3624736

100 Alternative search engines - use this list to expand your reach.
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/top_100_alternative_search_engines.php

Will Google create a virtual world?
http://play.tm/story/9065

Monday, January 29, 2007

Hopefully you enjoyed your weekend.

Some ways to use your competition for links.
http://searchengineland.com/070125-143409.php

Google has some incentives for using there checkout... is it fair or not. Some discussion can be found here.
http://searchengineland.com/070126-143148.php

Friday, January 26, 2007

Fun Friday is here. I'm a big Lost fan - I've watched the show since day one. For Christmas one of the things I got was the DVD for season 1. I actually figured that I would remember everything... I was very very wrong. I've noticed / seen things that I know I missed in the first run through. My goal is to finish the shows before it returns.

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

My daughter has the flu and it's snowing outside... should be an interesting day. The doc recommended Tama Flu so we'll see if all the advertising does what it says :o)

Things we can learn from outdoor advertising - some excellent info.
http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3624640

and some good information on pre-quailifying clicks.
http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3624668

Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The chicken or the egg... index and ranking - which one comes first - details are here.

http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3624618

Are you in the link circle of trust?

http://searchengineland.com/070122-065132.php

Monday, January 22, 2007

A good site to visit if you're looking to find some round corners for your site.

http://www.roundedcornr.com/

Friday, January 19, 2007

Fun Friday is here. Looks like we may have some wild weather here - I can handle about anything except for ice and the power outages that follow - they are talking about some ice so here's hoping and praying that we get either snow or rain.

We are definitely still enjoying our Wii - I would also like to recommend an additional game for you - Excite Truck. You drive a 4 wheel drive truck by holding the controller sideways and then "steering" it like you would a steering wheel. Sounds a little complicated but my 9 year old a 14 year old and yours truly got the hang of it pretty quickly. You drive in different environments and tracks and as you progress you unlock new things. I would definitely rank this a 5/5.

Click the movie - thumbs down. My daughter wanted it and it was definitely not age appropriate for a nine year old. The last part of the movie was ok, the first part stunk. Recommend using the DVD as a coaster.

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

If you've enjoyed the paradoy of 5 golden rings - check out the latest edition.

http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3624552

And some information on Google - are they giving special consideration to folks that use Google Checkout?

http://searchengineland.com/070116-142503.php

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Friday, January 12, 2007

Another Fun Friday....

We continue to enjoy the wii - one thing that you're able to do is take a test that estimates your age. You do several different tasks, hit a baseball, bowl different setups of pins etc. Based on how well you do. When I started my estimated age was 70. A week or so later my estimated age is now 30 or so. My goal is to become a teen ager again.

I am a huge fan of 24 and got the Season 5 dvd set as a Christmas present. I've almost managed to make it through them and definitely have enjoyed it almost as much as the first time through. The 24 season starts again on Sunday... this season I think I'm going to track things like how many times Jack gets knocked down. I haven't sneaked a peak at the Season 6 prequel yet, but I've heard it is good.

We're going to get socked here with lots of rain over the weekend so it may be a good time to start a good book. Till Monday take some time to play this weekend.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

An excellent article - Merchandising Calendar 2007

Click here

And more in the debate over SEO as rocket science or not.

http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3624467

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007

Some good tips for local search optimization.

http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3624384

Google gets a new patent on duplicate content.

Click Here

A list of 100 search engines -
http://battellemedia.com/archives/003236.php

Part two of the rocket science article
http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3624388

Friday, January 05, 2007

We're going to start a new tradition - on Fridays we'll talk some about some ways we have fun... after all I'm a strong believer in all work and no play makes Jack (or Jill) a dull boy (or girl).

One of the really great things that we got in December was the Wii (I pronounce it about 14 different ways but I think it is like a french yes). So far we have enjoyed it tremendously. It comes with a sports game that has bowling, baseball, boxing, and tennis. The unique thing about the game is that you control the game by moving your arms, not just clicking a button. An example if you bowl, then you stand up and move your arms like your bowling, for baseball you swing the controller and that swings the bat. It is the only video game I've ever played that I actually worked up a sweat when playing. We'll talk some more about this later but we are definitely enjoying it now.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday - now it's time to get back to work. These came in over the break ... enjoy.

Targetting the Long Tail
http://www.wordtracker.com/academy/target_long_tail_keywords/

Some more info on the maybe Google update.
http://searchengineland.com/061229-133230.php

How to identify legitimate bots / spiders.
http://www.marketposition.com/blog/archives/2006/12/how_to_authenti.html

A new study says that some websites may stress you.
http://www.bitaplanet.com/business/article.php/3650881

That's all for today - time to start digging out.