Category: Ecommerce

The present generation of search engine marketers have increased their educational opportunities for the next generation during the past several months. In addition to seminars, conferences, an online college and various books, each of which have been solid staples for learning search engine optimization and marketing skills, now there are internships and scholarships available. The latest offer comes from Andy Beal, Internet Marketing Consultant for Marketing Pilgrim. A scholarship, worth at least $5000, is offered via a contest. Open toRead more…

I decided to rebuild two of my websites into table-less CSS ones. As it happens, whenever I choose self-torture, I’m teaching myself how to do it rather than hire help. One of the more popular Cre8asiteforums forums is the one on CSS. It’s got beginners there, and gurus who help them, and everyone in between. In this post, I wanted to point to a thread I started, that’s turned into a goldmine of information. When that happens, I think youRead more…

A recent topic picked up by some of the blogs I read is on mentors. Specifically, for the search engine marketing industry, the question was asked How can I get started and learn what you know? in a blog post by an SEOMoz blog staff writer. This prompted Ammon Johns to write about it in Mentors, Inspirations, and Tuition. I’ve had several mentors. They were all men, and the one woman who gave me my start in usability. The menRead more…

Two discussions are taking place that, if taken together, illustrate the struggle to not only create something, such as a blog, product, website, etc., but to create it with “right thinking”. The first topic is The Do’s and Don’ts of Blogging. The question is about discipline and integrity, if you read between the lines. How can a blogger prevent bringing on the wrath of someone they’ve written about or whose content they’ve tapped into? What makes a “good” blog? WhatRead more…

The conversation, Who REALLY cares about your site validating, reminds me of the “Why bother with usability?” ones that pop up every once in awhile. The way I view it, is that every step we take towards presenting a user centered web site, with user centered web pages, is a step towards customer satiisfaction. Even if you’re not selling anything, you’re “selling” your worth as a site that merits a link, referral, social bookmark, visit, any bookmark, etc. Validating codeRead more…

I caught a new interview with Jill Whalen, by Stepforth’s Jim Hedger, that I consider to be the best one yet. She’s been in the forefront of the organic search engine marketing industry for years and interviewed countless times. What I liked about Jim Hedger’s Jill Whalen Interview is that he immediately starts out by offering insight into what Jill’s really like. She’s approachable. If you’ve ever been to an industry related conference or trade show, and met someone whoseRead more…

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