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Local Search vs Local

5, Aug 2009

I’ve changed my tune before – particularly that reviews are overrated and recommendations are the future. But even more importantly – I’m realizing that the problem is that we are focusing too much on local ‘search’ and too little on ‘local’ itself. A while ago I was at the GeoDomain Expo 2009 in San Diego. […]

So in my previous post I talked about one of my favorite companies – LDC. Next up is Yipit. But this isn’t just about how awesome Yipit is. No no – today they launched profile pages, and in the process, further convoluted their home page. So this post is about how I would look over […]

Maybe it is some kind of implicit trust in humans, but I am amazed by how easy it is to order food online. Pizza, ice cream, wine, organic fruit and vegetables, and everything in between – it is amazingly easy to order this stuff online. Literally in the span of 30 seconds I can order […]

I started dabbling in websites way back in 1997, but the first one to make me over four figures was a topsites. And at 18, that catches your attention. Anyhoo – one of my topsites (which I sold for a quarter million … to help jumpstart iBegin) was doing roughly 100,000 unique visitors when I […]

LeadsCon 2008

4, Apr 2008

So I’m at the tail end of LeadsCon, getting ready to go home. To me, the best two sessions were ‘Keynote Address: Lessons From the Leaders’ and ‘Uncovering Local Lead Generation’ The first was an interesting story – how things were done, how much cost (hand regged!), and so forth. Personal stories of success […]

Just some anecdotal evidence. We released a site some three years ago. It sat on our oldest server for the first 18 months, and it didn’t do so well in the search engines. Did around 8000 pageviews a day, with revenue at a partly $25-35 a day. Nothing impressive. Then when we finally got our […]

Its taken me roughly four months to get here, but three days ago my notebook finally arrived. I looked for a long time for a notebook with the following: 1. SSD 2. 13.3″ max screen / < 4 lb (basically not too bulky). 3. Docking station 4. A powerful enough gfx card that wouldn’t choke […]

Simplicity Works …

10, Mar 2008

I always found Brand Power ads to be super-cheesy, but always intriguing. I pride myself on ‘turning off’ of ads, but I actually respond to those ads. Turns out I’m not the only one. Just like sites like Craigslist and 37signals do well due to their emphasis on When required. Instead phgh rx where to […]

We would have failed. Miserably. As I emailed our in-house designer (the amazingly talented Elena of Design Disease) the fifth design for iBegin Source (since incarnation), it hit how much we had evolved since our launch. I had the original idea for iBegin in October 2005 (while showering of course). The entire idea behind iBegin […]