Category: Usability Publications

I’m not sure what to make of the new intimate mini-conferences popping up around the world in the search engine marketing industry. No sooner does Danny Sullivan re-tool and re-invent the conference approach, as he fades away from Search Engine Strategies, but in the wake of his departure from Incisive Media, there are lots of smaller choices and new ideas being tried out. One example is the customizable China Search Marketing Tour, which mixes travel with Search Engine Strategies. NicheRead more…

If so, you’re not alone. Three of the current top discussions at Cre8asiteforums are on the topic of web page resolution. It’s hard to ignore a vibe that strong. Browser resolution remains a web designer’s dilemma. How do you know what the right choice to make is? Explore: 1152×864 On 17″ Monitor Going Too Far? “I know w3schools.com says a lot of people are on this resolution but it does not specify the correlation to monitor size.” 800×600 Resolution –Read more…

Today I feel like being Ms. Dewey. Wait a minute, while I load first … Education, or Not Still no word from SEMPO or Human Factors Inc. on their having received money from Cre8asiteforums to support a student in financial need for their educational programs. We’re not sure what to make of this. SEMPO, which represents the search engine marketing industry, has launched an educational program. HFI has had a Human Factors certification program for years. SEMPO’s website requires aRead more…

On top of everything else going on this week, I have to compete with a well-known search engine marketer in an industry I technically don’t even do any SEO work for anymore. I cover the search engine marketing industry and I run a forums for it. I drink girlie drinks with its top experts and gurus at their search engine marketing conferences. I used to teach SEO online with my old Cre8pc Website Promotion website and Yahoo! club, but youRead more…

Ah, the raw, unyielding power of Web 2.0. My friend, Lee Odden, learned his Top Rank blog site was banned from Digg. He discovered this unceremoniously and is justifiably angry. Lee writes, The site or blog owner has little control over whether other people submit stories and/or vote on them, bury them or report them as spam. Even if they’re not. Sites can be banned from having their stories submitted to digg based on the activities of others having nothingRead more…

If you voted in the Search Engine Journal’s 2006 Search Blogs Awards contest, you may need to return and do a little a bit of deja vu. Turns out the original blog post, with what may have been 80 comments with nominations, was accidently lost. Google’s cache helped rescue the original blog post, but without a few days worth of votes. 2006 SEJ Search Blogs Awards — Check Your Votes! explains what happened. That means there’s still time to voteRead more…

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