Archive: 2007

It’s the time of year when awards are handed out for jobs well done. The search engine marketing industry likes to recognize people and web sites in this way. It’s easy to suggest nominees when the category their work or web site falls into fits neatly into a niche. Not so easy when the person straddles several industries, or the work they do is exceptional for perhaps their own company or local community, rather than being globally recognized. For theRead more…

Wishing my friends, subscribers and loyal readers a peaceful, laughter-filled holiday season. I may have some time next week to drop in here, but if not, stay tuned. I’ll show up, sooner or later… In the meantime, there are lots of end of year blog awards events going on. My blog never fits into a category, so I sleep during the all ruckus. Or hide in my Christmas stocking. Much sexier.

Every day my blog posts are ripped off, cannibalized, reposted and credit is not given to me as the original writer. It’s done by “scraping” content, scripts that insert keywords and a new form of my post is spit out, either in full or in part. In many cases credit to this blog, the original source, is not given. Not my name, not my domain. No link. But my sentences are there on their blog. A fellow blogger has inquiredRead more…

I was young the day John F. Kennedy was killed but I knew the world had changed. I remember my college house mates and I huddled in shock the day John Lennon was shot and killed. Maybe it was the influence of those two tragic events because on the very day I first saw the Internet I thought to myself, “This can help create peace (cre8pc).” Next year Cre8asiteforums will be 10 years old for me. For most everyone elseRead more…

I’ve been tracking recent news and following discussions pertaining to web site planning, user experience design, and usability testing that are good reminders that there’s no such thing as a cozy, orderly, agreed upon approach to any of those things. Not only this, there are grumblings about why user centered design is probable at all. Pure Baloney Conglomerate Tests? offers one man’s opinions that usability testing is a crap shoot. To his way of thinking, the only way to getRead more…

Apologies in advance to my friends who are “working” in Las Vegas and Chicago at the two popular search engine marketing conferences and one user experience show – all going on this week. I’m at home, all warm and cozy and haven’t yet had to race to a press room or freak out over a dead laptop battery. Sheer heaven. For those of us who stayed home… Donna has an excellent how-to on creating social site profiles – Using SocialRead more…

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