Saturday, December 30, 2006

MySpace Surveys

Here are some Myspace Surveys to spice up your site from a fellow warrior. Hope these surveys can help you. There are no charge so you can use them.

Tell me what you think. :)

Friday, December 29, 2006

Currency Tracking

There is a web site called that has a list of dollar bills and where they have been.

Why is this important you might ask? Because if you have a land based "brick store" most of your customers will be from within 10 miles of your store. Few if any will travel more than 50 miles to go to a store. They may commute 50 miles to work, but when it comes time to buy they will typically choose a store that is near their house. Notice the pattern of dollar bill movement in the wheresgeorge currency tracking tool, the bill will circulate in a small town.

In contrast, with an internet based "click store" most of your customers will be from other states hundreds of miles away, but even here you will find that your small town is the US of A. More than 90% of your sales will be to the US. Yes a few sales to Canada and Europe, but few sales elsewhere.

India with 1 billion people and China with 1.3 billion will account for less than 1% of total sales. It seems that the internet turns the US into your "small town" area.

We can now optimize our website for selling to the US, by running Google adwords from 5PM EST - 11PM EST. We do not want any clicks from Midnight - 5AM as most of our customers are sleeping.

Also you can target the geographic ares from where you get your clicks. And finally we can place ads in websites that get a high percentage of their traffic from the US.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Long Tail Keyword Strategy

To do well in the area of long tail keywords yopu need for each web page to have:

Page Title with long tail keywords in it

Page Name contains the long tail key-words

Headline with long tail key phrases in H1 tag

Subheads with long tail keyword in H2 / H3 tag

Meta tags - Desc & Keywords

Keyword Density of long tail key phrases should be 2% - 6% of body copy

Pictures (many) on page with [i]long tail keys[/i] in ALT TAG, picture name and desc

Podcast of page for visually impaired

Site Map points to each page

Page has links to other pages in the site - link cloud

RSS FEED on page points to additional content

Anchor Text on page has [i]long tail keyword [i] in it and points to other sites with more information

LINKS from blogs and other websites to the the page and have [i]long tail key phrase[i] in the anchor text

Monday, December 25, 2006

More SEO in 2007

I plan to post more SEO stuff in 2007.

Maile Ohye offers XLent Google SEO advice

Dude, this advice is so straight, this ain't no mirl with a manbag. :)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Incredible but true

I took a chance today and filled my lawnmower with Ethanol instead of Gasoline. It was a nervous moment as I pulled the starter cord. Would my mower sputter and die? Or worse yet give off sparks and catch fire?

None of these things happened. It worked fine. It started like regular and I mowed the whole back yard. There were no unusual noises or thick smoke. Although I did notice that power was about 80% of normal gasoline and that there was a smell like a brewery coming out!

It was 95% grain alcohol and 5% water that I used for fuel All my life chemistry teachers told me that you could mix no more than 10% alcohol with gasoline or the engine would not work. That you needed a special carburator to burn alcohol, well, guess what, all lies...

The mower, a troybuilt with a honda engine worked fine with alcohol. In fact, you could barely tell the difference. I was amazed.

All these years I could have been using alcohol made from plant waste, but I believed that grain alcohol might somehow harm the engine. That it would not work.

Well, my next victim will be my scooter -- it is a standard four cycle engine, and then if all goes well my pickup truck.

The lesson for today is don't believe everything you are told.

In all the year I have been on the internet not a single person has said "Guess what, you can run your mower on Ethanol - ITS EZ!"

They all act like you have to be a rocket scientist to make your own fuel.