Category: Today’s Finds

I have a meeting to get to but wanted to share my latest article for Search Engine Land, called The Impact Of The Internet On Human Behavior. Are we worn out with social media? Do we really suffer from Internet fatigue? I think the answers depend on several factors, such as your age, where you live, personality, income, work life and personal values. To be sure, Internet marketers are having a blast and can’t quite figure out what all theRead more…

Sliding into Monday, but wishing it was Friday, here is a roundup of articles and news that caught my eye. Nice writeup from Jim Hedger on SES Chicago 2008, written from the perspective of someone who was there every day, interviewing many people and making folks feel welcome. If you want to see what I spoke on there, read Creating Momentum With Organic SEO and Persuasive Usability Heuristics. News Kalena Jordan announced that Search Engine College is now on FacebookRead more…

I leave for Chicago SES next week to join the Usability and SEO panel. I’m very excited about this panel because after a conference call, it’s clear we will all compliment one another very well. The topics each of us will discuss focus on SEO and User Experience Sesign, the reasons why this powerful relationship works and how to implement practices that will provide long term successful results. Our panel is moderated by Anne Kennedy, Managing Partner & Founder, BeyondRead more…

The following are some of my reading finds that caught my eyes recently from the world of web design and user experience…. Daniel Kuo’s The secret life of elevators made me remember the elevators at the Broadway Marriott hotel in NYC. Their elevators are a series of glass tubes that shoot up and down the center of the hotel. A computer assigns you the elevator after you tell it what floor your room is on.  It was interesting to watchRead more…

Here is an example of what happens around the world over and over again.  The Marketing Department for a big company buys up ad space and pay per click ads in search engines, spending about $250,000, to advertise the launch of a new online product . The product is still in QA, not signed off on, not even ready for Production. It’s literally not working, not passing performance testing and has had no user or usability testing whatsoever. Management demandsRead more…

There’s so much going on that I don’t know where to begin, so I’ll just dive in with what I have and what I tucked away to show you. Search Engine Strategies in San Jose is next week and no, I’m not going this year. Last year’s felt like it just happened yesterday and to be honest, I had a such helluva time getting there that I’ve remained on the East coast ever since. I’ll be teaching at Search CampRead more…

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