Category: Today’s Finds

I leaned over yesterday to pick up something and a sudden searing pain shot down down my back, followed by what felt like an electrical shock. I haven’t let it stiffen up and will be heading to my doctor later today, but in the meantime, while resting and trying to keep my muscles relaxed, I’ve been trying out BeFunky.com. This is an awesome, playful online application! What surprises me is that it’s so easy to figure out how to useRead more…

I was talking to some folks at an art gallery last weekend where I knew one of the artists being featured. The topic of what I do came up and how long I’ve been doing it. When I mentioned Cre8asiteforums, its being a global community and the huge membership, it sounded really impressive and cool. I saw their eyebrows go up. There was that familiar, “Wow, she must be famous” look on their faces. I explained that while I’ve beenRead more…

Shari Thurow wrote a two-part articles series called What SEO/SEM Professionals Should Know About Website Usability. In part two, she devotes the entire piece to comments by myself and Jakob Nielsen. Rather than give her own opinions and perspective on the merging together of search engine optimization and marketing techniques with user experience and usability design, of which she is a speaker, writer, business owner, book author and trained practitioner of both, she let’s others do the talking. Nielsen isRead more…

There are countless reasons why someone from the search engine marketing industry operates a blog. It can be to share news, promote one’s services, create community, converse with clients and the public or raise awareness of issues. I seek out positive thinking people and those who, in the face of negativity or peer pressure, continue to do their thing with class and integrity. Their reasons for doing whatever they do are often deeply personal and self fulfilling to them. ForRead more…

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…

As a volunteer reporter for Barry Schwartz’s Search Engine Roundtable blog, I’m often asked, “Why do you do it?” My consulting work is focused on usability and Internet application testing. Why am I out chasing sessions at search engine marketing conferences? To begin with, my work began in web design and consulting/online teaching search engine optimization in the 1990′s. Therefore, I know many “long-timers” in the SEO/M industry. It remains an area of strong interest for me, which is whyRead more…

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