Category: Ecommerce

A post about being sexy. Dedicated to Rebecca and Lisa, because Rebecca likes sexy writing and Lisa is just hysterical, and that’s sexy. And, because I have to bump “sexy goddess” back up in rank, so that I come up in those searches again. Long story. I missed the boat. But, he tossed in a fish and even kept his famous mile-long blog roll. Check out Bill Slawski’s SEO by the Sea new blog template. People are talking. It’s timeRead more…

The first website I ever made was hosted by AOL, had a terribly long URL that made no sense and was not for anyone’s eyes but mine. I was a hunter-gatherer of all things search engine or web design related and constantly on information overload. The first website, called “Dancing Thunder’s Playground” was titled after my nickname, which was “Dancing Thunder” or “DT”. It was where I stockpiled links and chunks of educational information. Eventually I sorted some of itRead more…

Free or affordable education is readily available for anyone who wants to build a website. It’s been this way since the Internet began delivering websites. Yet, if the instruction manuals are only a click away, why do we continue to see new websites that look ridiculous? Desperation makes some people do unethical things like stealing content, brandnames, images and source code. Just as stealing from retail stores raises the costs for all of us, so too does the practice ofRead more…

This caught my eye. A global web design company in a city near me has advertised a job opening for a Search Engine Optimization Engineer. The requirements are listed for the position. Of the 15 expected duties and responsiblities listed, the third one is this: Consult with clients on website usability, to improve the end-users’ experience, and conversion rates to true customers of the client. I was surprised at the request for knowledge of website usability. The other duties wereRead more…

Judging from the articles I’m seeing on usability lately, I think it’s safe to say most people finally understand it has a lot more to do than just what color your active links are. Designers are understanding how people use things and how they find them. Everyday products are designed with usage in mind, and how cool it is to use them. Some products make you feel good because they grab you somehow, and everytime you use them, you haveRead more…

I was reading the extraordinary piece called 18 Questions Your CEO Forgot to Ask When Building Your Website compiled and written by Todd Malicoat. He asks, “Why are you always retrofitting and re-optimizing?” The question that I’m asked the most is, “Why isn’t my site working the way I want it to?” The most common scenerio I work with are those people and companies who have a finished site and are in the “retrofitting and re-optimizing” stage. They’re frustrated. EveryoneRead more…

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