Archive for February, 2007

A story about User X: User X subscribes to TechSite on Bloglines Google Reader v2 is released, tech people say how awesome it is User X imports feeds into Google Reader Bloglines and Google Reader both report User X as a subscriber to TechSite TechSite boasts large increase in readership Repeat above * 500+ users […]

If there is one weakness I have, it is my ability to ramble. I ramble on like no one I have ever met – ideas and thoughts and what not just spew out, often times incoherently. I’m sure regular readers know what I’m talking about So amidst the recent surge in ‘copywriting’ posts, its been […]

I hate affiliate programs. Not the actual concept, or what happens when you make a sale. Oh no – I hate the actual programs. Many of them are setup in a rather sneaky way that do nothing but try to extract money from your traffic without giving up a dime. And then you have the […]

Digg & Focus Groups

26, Feb 2007

No ‘niche’ gets as nasty and personal as politics. It seems as time drags on, more and more people are convinced that the only way to co-exist with someone else is to hammer in your beliefs and ideals into them, whether they believe it or not. The idea of intellectual discourse seems almost dead. So […]

I like Google’s webmaster tools. Definitely the best ‘out-reach’ system from any of the major search engines, it is an awesome way to get a quick snapshot on your sites (as Google sees it). One thing that has recently annoyed me is how it deals with sitemaps. Why can a sitemap only link to 1,000 […]

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Not that it has gone nuts or anything … just that I am waiting on things that are out of my control. Is it ready? Yep. Is it live? Newp. Go on over to iBegin Source and be sure to pop in your email. It may just be worth it … or not. I am […]

I remember a time when Blog Networks were the it thing. Everyone and their mother was setting up blog networks. People actually cared when a name was changed from ‘Pajama Media’ to ‘Open Source Media’ (though I do agree OSM doesn’t sound very good). Blogs were the path to easy riches. About time reality set […]

I read the Technosailor no-sale-happened post with a bit of interest. We had taken a quick look, but had decided to pass (more on that later). We’ve been involved with selling blog resources (but never blogs) and also been involved in acquiring blogs ourselves. And while Jacob does all the heavylifting in finding great bloggers […]

When it comes to the US, Yahoo! Local is by far the best site. As I outlined in my previous post about scrubbing local data, they have taken extra steps to make sure their data is accurate and clean. They have a ton of data and information – from local reviews to web-results to even […]