Category: Usability Publications

This morning, Rebecca Lieb announced the newly redesigned Clickz site. This rollout honors ten years of loyal service to the web design community. The look is clean and organized better. Avoid mousing around the header, however, unless you want to view a show or be pounced on with unannounced PDF files. I found the new site while following a feed that led to a scraped version of Mike Grehan‘s latest Clickz article. Since the splog didn’t bother to link backRead more…

While there are bugs in the Beta version of Sphinn, that doesn’t seem to be stopping search engine marketers from racing over to try Danny Sullivan’s Sphinn.com I visited twice and haven’t joined because I’m disappointed there’s no place for me there. The focus is strictly on search engines, search optimization and marketing, and social media. There is no welcome mat for people in the industry, such as myself, who support SEO/M efforts by taking web sites and Internet applicationsRead more…

Self starters, self learners and anyone seeking free ways to stay on top of the search engine marketing may find this offer handy. For free, you can grab a copy of the 163 page, The Marketing Pilgrim Essays. The essays are the work produced by entrants in two contests sponsored by Marketing Pilgrim who were asked to write about PPC, SEO, SEM and related topics such as social media. Compiled and edited by Andy Beal and Jordan McCollum, this freeRead more…

You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. One way to know for sure you live on the Internet is to launch a site and then take it down. The moment you announce that you’re moving on is when you suddenly learn that what you had going was appreciated and even loved. That’s the Internet Way. We think we communicate better online, but I disagree. I think we bitch easier and with greater freedom. I think we create dramaRead more…

Not really, but when Aaron Wall closes down Threadwatch and I saw this, I paused to wonder… Sites that were traditionally mainstream started writing about stories they never would have touched, using titles they never would have in the past. Okay. It’s not me. I’m too tame. An occasional romp in the hay with headlines containing “sexy women” does not make me a threat to anybody. Aaron takes Threadwatch down on Friday. He lists his reasons for doing it. JustRead more…

As a judge for this contest, I couldn’t wait to see who won. Andy Beal has just released the results and standings of winning entrants for the SEM Scholarship Contest, worth $10,000 in prizes and cash. The winner is Jeff Horsager who wrote an article called Increase Conversion Rates with the Google Website Optimizer? I can vouch that deciding was tough because I was tough on the entries. Andy’s announcement includes how each article ranked as far as traffic andRead more…

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