Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Build your brand

Part of SEO is build our brand. Make sure that you have a powerful product that defines what you are. Your new brands are the life of your company. It is important to make sure you have put effort into creating products that are the leaders in their field, and as always make them top quality and good value for the money.

Weak brands will destroy your company. Get rid of products that do not produce profit. All products have to add to your bottom line.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Marketing on the web

You have to know your numbers to attain success on the web. It is important to keep track of your PPC campaign and have up to date information on your rankings. Also to dive into your analytics to see who is buying your products. It is great to get a lot of traffic via PPC, but you must check the conversion ratios to see if you are making money.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Does DIGG hate SEO?

Why is it that diggers hate people doing SEO? Well, one problem is spam. Please do not spam the social bookmarking sites. Most social sites hate SEO because they are tired of advertorials that pretend to be news. Make sure your article contain valuable content that people want to read.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Where are SEO jobs?

Here is a map of SEO jobs. Surprise, surprise, most are in California. That would not have anything to do with Google or the Silicon Valley would it? Hey no, it would be great to see what the great state of California is doing now.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

recession getting worse

As advertising is cut, even Google is affected. More emphasis on SEO, as money gets tight. The mortgage meltdown led to an economic crisis that affected many large US financial institutions. While big banks can weather the storm, many small businesses cannot handle the financial catastrophe.Their customers cannot buy as much as before. These customers hold their cash close to their chest, and stop spending. As more layoffs cause more customers to stop spending we go from a severe recession to a deep depression.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Make you blog media friendly

Do people really DIGG your blog? Making your content "media friendly" will help you get more exposure in the social bookmarking sites. Most of the hints are obvious like create short, but memorable headlines, add movies that people can share with embed, add flash animation to make your site more interactive.

However, making your blog social media friendly can also involve using controversial topics to draw readers and getting friends to comment about your blog. You become like a movie star with fans.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

more SEO in the future

As retail stores strive to cust costs and survive in a severe recession, SEO looks like a great way to get customers. In fact, many stores are going online to trim their expenses. I find many "internet only" deals now.

Last minute shoppers cannot save what is turning into a very dismal Christmas, but firms can move from brick to click. They can cut costs by moving their business online. The high cost of rents, electricity, and clerks is one reason that I see many malls closing in the future. In fact, the future is clicks not clerks.

Finding Friends on Digg

My inDIGGnation at having so few friends on DIGG is because without an army of friends you never get on the frontpage. In fact, it is rare that my digs get more than a few hits. Here are the unwritten rules to making friends on digg.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Getting on top of the tube

Dominating the tube, youtube that is, should be on your list of things to do. Here are ten tips to succeed on youtube. Go from movies that are boring to hot content that will go viral all over the net.

My main tip is to post controversial content with a catchy title like "How to go from success to suxass!"

Monday, December 22, 2008

Google Trends

I use Google Trends to look at what is hot. It is easy to spot new areas that are opening up. The key is to zig where the other people zag. To guess correctly what new items will takes off and become the latest fad.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

SEO for Youtube

Not only should you put your videos on your blog, but you should optimize them for high placement. Believe it or not Youtube is the second biggest search engine after Google, so ranking high on Youtube is max plus. To do SEO tips for your Youtube video place emphasis on a catchy title with your main keywords in to. Also, make sure that keyword is in the desc. Include the keyword in the tags, and last but not least, link from your blog using that keyword inside your anchor text. This will help you rank high for that keyword.

Second largest search engine on web is Youtube

Yes folks, Google is number one and Youtube is number two. This just in, Youtube is getting one quarter of all searches. I find that exciting as the web moves toward more movies and less text we might be seeing the beginning of a new paradigm. Youtube is number two search engine by traffic, but one day might be number one.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Online search ads

Online search advertising has taken a hit as we move from recession into a deep depression. Many companies are looking at using social networking for a free buzz on their product. Other feel that organic SEO is the best way to survive in an economic crisis.

Still, those that still spend money on online ads are cutting back and being far more picky about the keywords that they target - trying to get the most bang for the buck in their marketing efforts with the financial chaos is even now thinning the herd.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Getting more people to click

So how to you get more people to click your Google listings. It is called Google window dressing.

Try for a catchy headline that grabs reader attention. Make you description end in the middle of a sentence like "find out how to save big money on -

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Genetic Algorithms for SEO

As science advances the formerly impossible becomes quite possible. Google uses algorithms to determine ranking, but what about using Genetic Algorithms for SEO testing. Is it possible? Well, I believe it is, in fact, artificial intelligence and neural networks could be used to improve a web sites search engine optimization.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Search is King

Getting to the top in the search engines is the most important. That is why we must look at search analytics for top ranking. Few people would argue with the premise that higher rankings equals more traffic, but we also also know that getting to the top is hard work. First we need quality content, then lots of links to it.

Here is something that few focus on - search analytics. This folks is very important because we need to know why people are clicking and why they are leaving our site. Going thru the data will help us understand the mind of the users so we can improve their browsing experience on our site.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Getting more links for SEO

Most, if not all of us, know that we need more links for SEO. However, what is the secret for link building and SEO? This secret is best described as the bond between links and rankings in the search engines.

Add your links slowly and make sure that they add value to your audience. When you add links make sure that your readers will benefit.

relevant sites

When you create a link it must be relevant to your web site/blog. Do not add links that are off topic and of limited value to your readers.

Social media sites are a great way to get relevant links for your site. If you link to others, then often they will link back to your web site/blog.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Driving Traffic to your Blog

Most retail merchants know that traffic is essential to their business. The road to riches is not paved with good intentions; no it is paved with hard work. Twitter is one way to get more people to visit your blog. People use Twitter to keep readers in the loop on what they are doing.

Do you dig DIGG?

Well, many of us use DIGG in different ways, such as getting the latest on breaking news, find out what is hot, creating buzz for a new band, etc. However, what are some of the rules for using this service? Here is a set of ten rules for DIGG success.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Getting more traffic to your blog

Let's face it, we are moving into a digital era. In fact, two major metropolitan newspapers the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Times are cutting home delivery and expanding stories online. This is more than the high price of pulp. It is much faster and easier to update stuff on the web. It is a lot less expensive to distribute information over the internet.

Basically, a blog is like a small newspaper. You need to increase readership. There are many methods. One great way to increase your blog traffic is to upload a movie on Youtube. This will increase your exposure as well as add to your buzz.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Social Media Guidelines

When you participate in online chats, forums, blogs, SMS and other forms of communication, please be polite. It is important to implement your own Social Media Guidelines. There are many suggestions we cab use to help make our online experience more productive.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Downloading Youtube Video

Here is a great utility to download Youtube video called flashgot. Personally, I like Youtube because I can learn new ways to interact with the web. The problem is that many movies get taken out and then you have nothing, so this is a way to store them on your hard drive.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Typo SEO

Believe it or not, some people will intentionally use word choice errors and poor spelling to create a certain "feel" to a web site, but we are talking about typo SEO, a way to rank high for alternative spellings of a common search term. Yes, keywords are often quite competitive, but a miz-spelled keyword will often have plenty of traffic, but little competition. That is because important authority sites wish to appear professional. They react to miz-spelling like main stream journalism does to a UFO report.

They fear it so much that it provides an opportunity to those who can muster the courage to tread on the thin ice of the sensational. This is but one more tool in your chest to win traffic.

car czar?

The gov wants a car czar to oversee the bailout of the the big three automakers. The key phrase "car czar" has many possibilities from the stand point of an SEO campaign. From my research Google says via our keyword research tool that car czar gets 590 clicks per month. Keyword Discovery gives us 11 for the whole year, but as people focus on the big three this number should increase.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Keyword Cannibalization

This is similar to duplicate content. If you target hundreds of pages after the same keyword then Google will find the most relevant page and tend to ignore your other pages. This leads to a suboptimal result.

Keyword Cannibalization like duplicate content is something that you should avoid. Try to make all your pages unique and target each after a different keyword. True, there will be some overlap, but do not have hundreds of pages all going after one keyword.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Getting Authority Links

Most people know that links are an important part of SEO and one very interesting development is the hill climbing algo; we need to determine authority. Getting high value authority links will help propel your site to the top. It is important to create content that people want to link to.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Why I dig DIGG

When many other social networking sites go the nofollow route, DIGG has stayed a dofollow company. It is a great way to get news and find out what is hot in the market place. Digg can and should stay independent.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Comment Spam

I made this blog dofollow as so far no comment spam, but others are not so lucky. Comment spamming is that main reason that so many blogs are nofollow. People are tired of the advertorials that push product.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Creating hot content

They say that content is king. Most website could use more content. Creating no fail hot content is not easy, but is doable. First ask your members what they want, then start to work on it. The key is to create keyword rich content that answers the needs of your viewers.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Buying articles for the content

Many people want to get links, but you also need content for your web site. I bought 50 articles about blogging on the warrior forum for approx five dollars. That is a real steal of a deal. I plan to put them up on my web site soon.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Who gets pagerank?

In our SEO work we try to send PR or page rank to our most important pages, like, our home page. Most people alsi try to send link love to product pages and restrict the juice from going to the contact page.

Pagerank is passed via anchor text that causes keyword to be tagged to pages. This is how the algorithm works.

Do pages that are not indexed pass page rank to other pages. It turns out that even pages that are not indexed pass pagerank.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Google layoffs

The search engine giant is going thru a rough spot. Well, say it ain't so Joe, but we could see massive llayoffs. Analysts are predicting 10,000 layoffs due to Google not doing well.,

Friday, November 21, 2008

BREAKING Citigroup for sale

Just when you thought things could not get worse for financial markets, Citigroup is for sale. How will this affect us? Well, less spending on pay per click and more on SEO. Still, seeing the biggest bank go under will send shock waves thru our industry and make the economic crisis worse.

Site Usability

With all this talk of increasing SEO, we find out that many people do not worry about being of value to visitors. Make sure that you have a well crafted web site that will not break with an odd browser. What is your site usability score?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Boosting your SEO

Well, many of you know the importance of Title Tags and stuff them full of important keywords, but another important metric is the Heading Tag. Actually, you should always try to get at least one H1 tag on your page.

Heading Tags are a great SEO booster because they tell the search engine that this is important chapter title or column title in the case of an H2 tag. OK, so get cracking and add a few H1 tags to your pages. The results will make you a believer.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Google Keyword Tool

There are new changes to the Google Search Keyword Tool. You should check this tool out. It has many powerful new features and is free.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Google's list for SEO

Here is a list of 30 things to avoid in SEO. Most of the items are commons sense, but a few may surprise you. I am happy that Google created this list for us, and hope that people will begin to use it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Trends in SEO

What are the trends in SEO? I see a move toward social networks and new kinds of directories that pass link juice on to the web sites/blogs.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dont link to bad neighborhoods

The bad neighborhood link checker tool is a great program to keep you out of site blight. I use the link checker to test the waters and see who is who. Search engines will penalize links to a bad neighborhood so the link checker tool will save you from troubles.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

SEO-scoop

SEO-scoop got scooped up by Search Engine People. This is a very interesting development. We should stay tuned to what is happening in the world of SEO. With the bad economy I see more consolidations as companies move to dominate the field.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Malware and SEO

Linking to malware sites can damage SEO and your rankings. Google has a safe browsing tool to detect malware sites. Please check to see if a site distributes malware before you link to it as this will put you in a bad neighborhood.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Why SEO ranking?

It is because you get more clicks in position one than two. A SEO sheet can spell out the strategy. SEO is able to help us survive in an ecomonic crisis.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Very Long Tail

Over 90% of traffic is long tail. In fact, the top 10,000 terms account for only 18.5% of traffic. That means that you should put more effort into getting those very long tail searches. For one thing, it is easier to rank for long tail, and for another it is the bulk of internet traffic.

Many people pay top dollar to the SEO firms to rank high for a few terms when they should focus on going after the very long trail.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Are some subdomains dead?

Well, in SEO it is important to have keywords in the domain name. That said, some subdomains appear to be near death. The reason is that people will target a tight group of articles around a niche domain. Today people want focus, gone are the days of the generalist web site. Also, search engines look to see the flavor of the domain.

Digg friendly content to boost SEO

One method of getting links and exposure is to create Digg friendly content to drive traffic to your website. It is a strategy that consists of making a general audience article that is highly relevant and appeals to the users of social communities.

Most Diggers are looking for fresh content. If you can provide this it makes your article a possible new source of information for your crowd, which may find you later using search engines. The key is to grab their attention and hold it with an exciting article.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Christmas crisis

The global economic meltdown is causing a Christmas crisis as people are spending less over the web. There are fewer clicks and the percentage of click that convert into sales is down.

Well, now is a good time to step up you SEO effort because you will need a lot more clicks to have the same amount of sales as last year. The few shoppers tend to be hunting for bargains as people cut back on expenses.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Future of SEO is?

Many of us wonder how search engines will operate in the days to come. Well, the future of SEO can be seen as a combination of AI (artificial intelligence) and natural language. People will search from a cellular telephone using voice commands.

Many may see this as scifi, but consider how powerful computers are today and how they keep getting more powerful and less expensive all the time. If a person from the 1958 were to time travel to today 50 years in the future they would be amaze at the power we have. Imagine the next 50 years.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

blogging about SEO

When you blog about SEO, are you happy? Also, is it worth your time? Perhaps some may say that it would be better to hog all the resources and not share, but as for me, I believe in sharing information about the best new methods and strategies.

SEO is not a game. It is a way to get people to see what you have to offer. A way to get people to see your web site.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blogging Mistakes

Many bloggers make mistakes that cause them to lose readers. Here is a list of 12 common blogging mistakes that you can avoid. Lets start with wordy and professorial tomes that bore readers. The content must be short and to the point if you want to hold interest. Try to make your posts relevant to your audience. Oh, and avoid rewriting a new source, provide fresh new content.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blueprint of seo success

What makes SEO successful, a blueprint. Following a plan will help keep everybody on track. Help make sure all are pulling in the same direction by monitoring performance metrics.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Lower Bouncer Rate

There are many ways to lower your bouncer rate and increase conversion rate for more sales. Mot important is that if you have a high bounce rate you lose many of the visitors that you pay good money for so by making them stay on your site and read your content you increase sales.

First, you break up large clumps of text into small bite size pieces. Bold column titles and sub headings. Also place pictures to draw customers to your product. Adding video chunks from Youtube can make your site sticky.

You should try to keep visitors on you site for at least one minute. They need to read your content so use arrows and bullet points to direct your audience to purchase your product.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The new Google Analytics

Google has made a great product GA, even greater. The new Google Analytics contains seven major features. I check out Google Analytics, an awesome tool.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Boosting CTR

Ways to boost your CTR or click thru ratio. To get more clicks from your organic rankings. Using your current search engine strategy you should begin to write powerful headlines as your title tags.

Use Google Analytics to find out which keywords convert the best into sales and focus on optimizing those. It is a waste of time to try to get higher CTR on keywords that do not generate a profit for you. After you increase the click thru ratio work on increasing your conversion rate.

There first paragraph on your page must be compelling content to pull in the reader and hopefully convert them into a buyer. This is important because if you lose the reader, you lose the sale.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How Search engine crawl and index web

Most search engines are on the look out for new content. Search engines crawl and index the web with spiders. The job is to then categorize the content and find out if the links are valid.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

SEO image search

Using search engines for finding images online is a great idea. The traffic I get from images in some instances is greater than text search. People can relate to an image in less than a second. The problem is to make your images memorable and inspiring.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Importance of high rankings

One of the reason, and probably the most important for SEO, is to get a high ranking in the search engines. That said, we may wonder why all the fuss. Is high ranking in the search engines that important? Well, if you are not on the top ten of a search result chances are that you will get little or no clicks. Without any traffic your web page building is all for nothing.

If you are a business you may have no choice but to close and fire all your workers, as well as look for other employment yourself, not motivated enough?

Imagine that each visitor is a potential buyer to your store, your location of the search results determines the store traffic and your income.

Friday, October 17, 2008

SEO101

SEO101 - search engine optimization goals helps neophytes learn the way to get a better rank. The techniques are simple, but do require a bit of work. Mostly, I feel SEO is link building, but on page optimization is also important.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What if - there were no Google?

Imagine if you can a world without Google. Well, this blog would not exist, but what would it be like. My guess is that it would be a war between microsoft and yahoo. Perhaps a big player like amazon would jump in, or even an ebay, or IBM would create a search. Hard to tell, but another possibility would be a spammy Altavista clone with millions of trashy splashy pages of junk.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Google / Yahoo merger?

Under a new president a Google / Yahoo merger could affect search. Most SEO work now is based on these two companies. Adwords rates for search ad will go up.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

SEO Theory

Learning SEO Theory is an important step in ranking high in the search engines. There are many point to learn. First, off page optimization is very important. Well, some call this link building, but it is more like PR building.

1) Adding links
2) Optimizing content
3) Creating fresh new content.

Friday, September 26, 2008

more SEO tools

Here are more SEO tools that you can use. Most are free, some are low cost. I would add Nichebot to that list.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Free SEO tool

Here is a free SEO link checker tool. I use to to check my links. This tool is free and easy for you to use.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Digg bans members

To prevent abuse of its system Digg did ban about fifty members, who it claims were spamming the system. I was looking forward to all the "SEE ALICE SPAM" which clogs the blogs and now digg. You will have to digg deeper to get to the ROOTT!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Copy and SEO

Writing good copy and SEO work together. Many people stuff articles full of keywords without seeing the effect it has on readibility. Target your customers with a combination 0of good copy optimized for high ranking in the search engines.

Make sure your main keyword is not repeated again and again. Make sure to mention it in the first 100 characters, but do not be using it over and over again, because that will turn off the users of your web page.

Add compelling content that will energize and motivate your users without sounding wordy. Get to the point quickly. Your users have little time and need to make decisions fast.

Finally, add more content every week to your web site to keep it new and fresh.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Get you on adwords for only a nickel a click?

First, get a good quality score so that you only pay a nickel a click, put your keyword in the title, the header H1 tag, also subheads, and body copy (density > 2%). Make sure to bold it at least once. Place keyword in the anchor text both incoming and outgoing with at least three out links containing it. Place the keyword in pictures and the ALT TEXT tag. Also in metatags.

Now you are almost done. Go to Google Adwords and see what keywords it suggests for your webpage. The keyword you want to pay only five cents a click for, should be in the list. BTW I have keywords that I pay only a penny a click. :D

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Great new social media site

Bebo is one of the best new social media sites. It is a great place to meet new people and find out what is going down. So get into the mix and find out what all the buzz is about at Bebo.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Yahoo Open?

Yahoo is trying to compete with Google. Its latest product is Yahoo Open and it will attempt to bring its search engine to developers. The promise is to make its system more accessible.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

SEO Link Building

Link building is the root of SEO and without it you will not get far. Search engines look at anchor text to decide which keywords are important to your site. Think of each link as a vote.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Google heat map

There are many differences between a heatmap of Google in 2008 versus in 2005. Now it is more important to rank in the top three in Google. People pay less attention to lower ranking links. Perhaps this is because people are pressed for time ands cannot scan every link.

The result is that SEO is more important than ever as fewer firms can afford to simply be in the top ten. To compete you must now be in the first four results because those capture about 80% of sales, versus position five and below must fight for the remaining 20%. Well, so now more than ever you must be trying for position one.

The new Google heatmap reveals that users now do not look at the bottom of the page as much, but concentrate on the first few links. Also gone are the days when users would go to page two or three of results.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

How Google Chrome changes the game

Well, we see that SEO in the future is about being in the first three rather than top ten like before. People no longer click on position five like before. Google Chrome changes the game by combining the search bar and address bar into a combo box.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Use Drupal for SEO

Drupal is SEO friendly. This open source content management system is great for people that need an inexpensive program to create their web. Drupal comes bundled with Fantastico on most web hosting packages. The code is W3C complaint and you can create content on the fly. Search engines can quickly find a drupal web site.

I worked for a CMS site and their program costs lot of money. So, rather than spend big bucks use drupal, make it your pal.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

SEO links

Here is a raft of SEO links for you. These links will help make your page more interesting. Learn while you go with these links about SEO. All major category types are included as well as some tutorials on how to make your content better. It is a fun read. There are more ways to rank high in the search engines.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Chrome

There's a new browser in town, Google Chrome is his name. This is to allow Google to compete with Internet Explorer version 8 from Microsoft. Personally, I like Chrome much better than IE8, but I also prefer XP to Vista.

Google Chrome is friendly like Mozilla Firefox and has a lot of potential. It is optimized for javascript so I need to test it against some web pages that are heavy on javascript and find out how it performs. Stay Tuned!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Big Search

Meta search engines, like quintura, clusty, and mamma help you find things fast. Many people only look at google, but there are many engines in the land of search. Find out what you nave been missing.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Digg Spam

There are people who are spamming the social networks with stories of quuestionable content. Digg spam is getting worse with the typical "rorex repreica" ads and the usual V{&#$GRA spam. Perhaps we can get the people at Digg to clamp down on the spammers who destroy destinations with their mercantile mentality.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Importance of SEO

I feel that few thingd are more important to your website than SEO. If people cannot find you they cannot benefit from your content and they cannot purchase your products. An empty mall means bankruptcy for the store, likewise a website without traffic means failure for its founder.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

seoeng

I use SEOENG or Search Engine Optimization Engine, a bit redundant eh? For SEO and you should too. It is free and gives you a detailed report about the weak points of your web site. So give it a spin.

Monday, August 25, 2008

SEO to help your business

All firms need to become visible to customers. Using SEO to help your business involves tactics to gain exposure and new ways to get ranked in Google. In addition to text search there is Youtube for your videos and Google images for pictures you may have.

It is wise to use multiple methods to get exposure to clients because you increase the chances that your firm might make a sale. The more customers see your business the greater the opportunity to make a connection.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Google adwords qual score now in real time

They are using CTR to calc the qual score for ads on adwords. Google quality score is now real time and super fast. This might be XLent news for some. I still wonder how it is sum up. The qual score determines how much you have to pay for clicks.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Jobs disappearing?


They say there is much unemployment, but a better reason is that our jobs are disappearing. We see outsourcing to India as a major reason that there are fewer jobs in the US. Many media jobs such as creating graphics, programming shopping carts, developing web sites are being sent to India. You can replace a $35,000/yr US job with a person making $3,000/yr and thats not all. The company saves even more money because they do not have to pay medical insurance, workmans comp, employment tax, and an office or cubicle.

It does not take a genius to see that we will soon have soaring unemployment rates as more work is sent to low wage venues.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Joining Blogs2c

I am joining blogs2c a service to find blogs by their zip code so you can locate bloggers in your area. How to meet more people close to where I live.



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Monday, August 18, 2008

Fixing your pictures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and you will find that quality images will help you sell product. Here is a list of photo editing tools that you can use. Mostly I use the community edition of the Noiseware tool to remove noise from my photos and prepare them for the internet. Most photos on web pages are heavily enhanced and photoshopped.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Simpy

I found a new social bookmarking site called SIMPY.
This site is like finding a gem. It has few users,
but still sends pr to you page.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Free SEO tools

Here are 12 free SEO t9ols to help you rank well in the search engines. These tools are based on the idea that the more information you have about your web site, the better. It is time to improve the position of your web pages.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Time to join zimbio

I am now a member of zimbio and encourage others to check it out. It will help send more users to your website, blog, etc so you can add more readers to your code & content.

My Zimbio
Top Stories

Monday, August 11, 2008

Seobro is now a dofollow blog

I went into the HTML and took out all the nofollow code and replaced it with dofollow. Please remember to expand widgets if you want this feature in your blog. Well, now all the comments pass page rank to the visitor that posted them. Share and enjoy the link love.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Permalinks

Using permalinks can help people find your content if you like to move it around a bunch. Try to find long names that give people a clue about what your article is describing so they can locate you.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Outbrain

I signed up and registered today for the outbrain blog popularity rating widget. We shall see how it plays. This widget has a rating system of five stars for excellent.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Here are some SEO tips

Look at Aaron Wall from seobook video on SEO Tips to get ideas for your web sites.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Using image tags for SEO

Image tags help visually impaired people understand your web site. They also assist search engines in categorizing your content. For this reason it is wise to use image tags in your web pages.

Typically I will have about three images per page and 200-300 words of content. If there are many more words of content the user is forced to scroll and can get bored with dry text. Adding pictures and videos will not only spice up your content, but image tags help the search engines find it.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Getting to the top of the search engines

My view is that you should concentrate on the very long tail keywords that most ignore. As the saying goes - one mans trash is another mans treasure. If you go after the big high traffic keywords you will end up on position 257 or something and get very little traffic.

Another saying goes like this - it is better to be a big frog in a small pond than a small frog in a big pond. This becomes very true on the internet. Aaron Wall has tips to get new web sites to rank quickly. When you are new you have few back links and getting ranked by the search engines if difficult; this is one more reason to stay away from the big high traffic keywords that are hard to do well in.

Once you are doing well with low traffic words and have mastered them you can expand to higher traffic keywords (more competitive) and move up the food chain of the net.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Is it OK to use fake avatars?

Well, some people think it is not OK to use fake avatars in social media and want a real person behind the profile. Personally, I feel that people should be able to "cosplay" an avatar and pretend to have an alter ego. This is just me, but are handles a way to become another individual or not?

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sphinn is in

Check out a new website for SEO social networking called Sphinn which can give you the lates tips on how to optimize your web site for high ranking on the search engines.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Being an Intrapreneur: The Fallacy of Expertise

Being an Intrapreneur: The Fallacy of Expertise is a great book because it points out the short coming of believing authority figures.

We must no depend on SEO expert to tell us what to do, but think for ourselves.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Youtube is your ally

You can use youtube to get a top ranking on Google. See how easy it is!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cuill takes on Google

Former Google employees are creating Cuil to take on the search engine giant. This is an exciting time for the internet as new technology is being created. Cuill does not use Pagerank, but instead of links it looks at content, and uses that to decide with page is most relevant.

I went on cuil and found a lot of spam and old sites that have not been updated in a while. It is good to find content that is buried deep in the internet, but many of the pages it digs up contain outdated sources.

Friday, July 25, 2008

New Google Keyword Tool

The Google Keyword Tool now has numbers so you can better calculate your spend on adwords. This is a great improvement, as before we only had bars to detect keyword strength. It is possible to sort through the keyword list to find a gem.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Walnut Tree Video

Let's get away from SEO and keywords today with a video about a black walnut tree. Enjoy...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Do search engines ignore your web pages?

There are many reasons why search engines could ignore your web pages. One of these is using the tags NOINDEX or NOFOLLOW as these tell the search engine to ignore the we page. Be very careful when you use these tags as you could be telling a search engine to not index your we site.

Finding high traffic keywords

This keyword is for the book "Philosophy of Time Travel" by Robert Sparrow from the movie Donnie Darko.




















keywordcompetitionsearchKEI
philosophy roberta sparrow time travel132002308308
donnie darko2c the philosophy of
time travel
128380089



Getting a KEI score above 400 is considered excellent and these super high scores with almost no competition are like a gift.

If you check you will see that none of these websites is a list of time travel books, but instead most are spam sites with lots of unrelated keywords.

So called "serious" websites shy away from controversial subjects like ghosts, UFO, bigfoot, and time travel. It is therefore possible to find high KEI keywords in controversial subjects.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

What to do if your blog sux

Having a popular blog is hard work, and here are some suggestion on writing blogs that don't suck. Well, according to the author you should have good writing skills and knowledge of your subject matter. That said, I suggest posting on major social media sites where you can get feedback from the audience about your articles.

Ways make your blog more popular

1) Add pictures
2) Add video
3) Add widgets

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Is your blog useful?

Bruce Clay takes about popular vs useful, about being a class clown or being a teacher. He feels that blogs should have useful information in them. Their purpose is to instruct, not entertain. We should focus on adding value to our blog.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Advertisers switch from TV to web

Many advertisers are switching from TV and newspapers to web. Newspapers I can understand because news print is expensive, but why TV is fading out is not so obvious. Perhaps we see that new media is changing our world.

Friday, July 11, 2008

How is your SEO doing?

Weak SEO - Search Engine Optimization is a problem for many people. Instead of creating quality content they try to trick the SE into giving them top position.

Still, as our friends at the main search engine warn us that unethical techniques can cause a site to be delisted or drop in the rankings. Well, enough of sad stories.

On the plus side we can have fun with a throwable camera that captures pictures in flight.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Microsoft vs Yahoo

Leaving the merger aside, what about pay per click? Both Microsoft AdCenter and Yahoo Panama are fighting to position two, that is because Yahoo Search Marketing / Overture has been on a downhill spin.

At one time overture was ahead of Google Adwords, but that seems to have occur in the distant past as Yahoo is now a sick old man with a death rattle in his voice.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Google Outsourcing Copywriting to India?

Read it and weep. Google is joining many other firms and sending high tech jobs to low wage countries. In fact, Google is outsourcing copywriting to India and that's not all. It seems we are seeing a rise in the number of firms that expect PhD work at the low rate of fifty cents an hour.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

SEO guru tools

There are many SEO Guru Tools that you could use. Most are free and easy to deploy. One tool that I use and it is not on the list is Nichebot. It should be part of your tool chest.

Nichebot allows me to easily find keywords and the old classic version is free.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Avoid SEO Malpractise

Many SEO techniques can get your web site banned from search engines and cause you headaches. It is important to understand that certain strategies will land you in hot water. Most people do not use tiny text or stuff keywords into meta tags anymore, but did you know that Google has an Over Optimization Penalty?

The OOP could strike you if your keyword density is too high. Pages too rich in keywords are a red flag. Try to keep keyword density below 5% and do not over stuff the content.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Keyword Research Tactics

I look for keywords with low competition and big traffic. My keyword research strategy is based on using the following search engines -

Quintura
Clusty
Kartoo

From them I can create a list of keywords that will send traffic to the web site.

To narrow the list I use -

Keyword discovery
Wordtracker
Microsoft adcenter

Friday, June 20, 2008

Digger Tips

To get an SEO boost, many are using Digg as a social networking site. Here are some tips for diggers. Submits lots of stories, make sure they are interesting, and make sure they are relevant.

This should get you links and hopefully more respect from the search engines, and start digging today.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

SEO PR techniques

SEO page rank sculpting is a new idea. Still, we can benefit from PR if we understand how it works. Try to send PR to your most important pages and set no follow to unimportant pages.

For example, legal and FAQ are types of pages that you can deny sending PR to and instead we can send it to selling pages so they rank higher.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Improve tour blog

Google looks to authority sites when ranking keywords. There are ways to increase your blogging authority and your ranking on the search engines. One way is to get links from high PR blogs to your blogs this transfers some links juice to your. Writing quality content is a way to do that.

Another method is to make frequent posts to social networks. This will raise your profile and make you know, as well as getting you more links. The important thing is getting links to your blog.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Problems with SEO

One problem firms face is negative SEO. Customers place complaints about the product and search engines pick it up. This can ruin your business so keep an eye out for any new stories about your company.

If you see a pice of damaging information, try to work with the customers. It may be that they will pull the story after they get a refund for a defective product. There are other more aggressive measures such as lawsuits that can be used as well.

Your online reputation is important.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

McCain & Obama in web war

The two presidential candidates Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain are in a web war. Well, some say that the internet savvy Obama will win. I feel that each candidate has strengths. McCain is a war hero and Obama is a good speaker.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Is onsite SEO going away?

With all the talk about getting one way link and creating linkbait, it seems some have forgetten the importance of great articles to get readers and search engines interested in what you have to say.

I have found that most people put all their effort into getting links and yet there is little emphasis on the content. Perhaps onsite SEO is history, but I feel that content is still king.

Most web pages that are low on content let us say flash heavy and filled with picture have a hard time ranking high in the search engines because there is little text to search. Perhaps in the future AI will make sense of picture, but for now TEXT is it.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Social Networking

Social Networking is now mainstream. Much like the Apple Ipod replaced the Sony Walkman, internetworking has replaced hangouts for teens, and the internet is becoming more interpersonal everyday.

The big shift is that now websites like digg help to drive traffic to other sites. An army of diggers helps filter out the good story from the junk spam. It is the dawn of a new day in technology.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

What to do when rankings fall

We can often panic when we tumble from position one down to five or even get booted off the first page, but the key is to prepare not scare. I often will rewrite the content to engage emphasis on the main keyword and add links that contain the main keyword as an anchor, but it takes time to build back up to position one.

Often an algorithm change will kick you out, and you better be quick to make changes. Still, some SEO experts say that you should not change anything, and spend that time promoting your page to get links. Well, I know that Google will penalize stale content. They want you to refresh your content on a regular basis.

Think of a store display, when the rain clouds pass and the sun comes out, you get rid of that black umbrella and put some happy colorful beachware on display. Keep the content fresh.

Friday, June 06, 2008

SEO good for the economy?

Is search engine optimization and marketing good for economic growth? Well, I feel that if we buy more over the internet that will save gasoline and well as remove congestion from roads.

Also, if more people work at home, this will improve society because you save time and more, as well as fuel. Bosses can check up using a webcam. The internet is now becoming more social and face to face meeting can talk place over the web.

I see the growth of the web page as well as doing business over the wire as a net gain.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Keyword Research

There are many SEO keyword research tools to help you improve conversion. Many of the most popular are Keyword Discovery, Wordtracker, and Nichebot. Still, it helps to look for new tools that help you find more phrases that are low in competition, yet high in visitor traffic.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

How does Google look at anchor text?

Some say that with Google only the first link counts, but other say that they have debunked the first anchor text only theory. I feel that all link count, but that those near the top and above the fold count more than links at the bottom of the page.

One reason is that most footers contain {contact us, legal, copyright, address, etc} that those not relate to page content and is repearted in page after page of the site. Thus it is more interested in top of page content and anchor text when ranking links.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Comcast limits web use

We were all jumping into web 2.0 and video, but now Comcast wants to limit web use. To many people watching videos on the internet have made Comcast want to throttle web use. This reminds me of an airline that wanted to charge fat people extra.

Perhaps they want use to go back to the 90's and use tiny gifs and lots of stale text to make our web sites load faster.

The future is web 2.0 and Comcast needs to upgrade their aging infrastructure. There are not fantastic, they are complaincastic!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Make your website SEO easy

There able many ways to make your website SEO friendly and easy to use. Try to not use a lot of computer code mix with HTML. The search engines have problems finding your keywords if they are buried inside the code. Eliminate frames and flash as engine can choke on it. Try to limit javascript as mush as possible. Straight HTML is the easiest for all engines.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Tracking your links

Well, people are talking about you, but that's a good thing. Using tools like Google Alerts you can see how links are added. Mostly use this tool for blog conversations. Social alerter can help you keep track of forums. There are many tools to see you is linking to your site.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Blog insurance?

James Duthie asks the question - Do you have blog insurance? This is interesting as I never thought of blog insurance as something I might need, perhaps he made me aware of an area that I am lacking in.

Perhaps this new area of blog insurance is the new wave of the internet. Thank you James and all the best to you.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Learning SEO basics

According to Jessica Bowman even if you outsource your SEO, it is a good idea to learn SEO basics so you can better administer what is going on. I agree totally, because if we do not understand what is happening we will be in a world of hurt.

One of her ideas of bringign an SEO consultant in house to teach SEO to your people is excellent because it allows you to gain competent designers and programmers to help push forward your SEO drive.

The future belong to innovative companies that learn new skill and move in new directions.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Social Media

I still remember when CompuServ charged me $6/hr to use their service over a 300 baud modem, that was back in the 80's. I was using a terminal, talk about "thin client", and made friends over cyberspace.

Social media marketing
has been around even before we had computers. In fact, I believe it probably began around a fire in a dark cave. Still, the internet has made it easier to communicate with the world via, text, sound, and video.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Problem with linkbait

We all want links to our website, but one problem with linkbait is that you have no control over what anchor text will be used to link to your web page and Google will penalize you if too many links have the same exact tag. Remember that most people are not creative and they will you your title as anchor text so this may trigger an avalanche of similar links to your web page.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Buy domains for SEO help?

The right domain name can help you get a boost to you business. Perhaps you have heard about the sandbox and how it works. An aged domain with aged links can boost your stand. To avoid making mistakes flipsquare has a domain buying mistakes list.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Google says no to paying users to click

Google grew market share in April while Yahoo, AOL, Ask, and Microsoft lost. Anxious to get back in the game, MSN will now pay users. This is a desperate attempt to gain back market share. Google says it will concentrate on the relevance of search and it has "no plan to pay users."

Friday, May 23, 2008

Get the edge with SEO

SEO can give you the edge in competition with other businesses. Each firm looks at the net to generate new sales, but few uinderstand the power of search engine optimization. Each brand should try to carve out a niche for itself.

The key is to dominate a small portion of the internet. Then you can expand into new areas.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Social Media as a source of traffic

Target social media for posts to get traffic. You need more exposure for your web site and blog. Making people aware of what you have to offer will increase the number of visitors you get as well as links and bookmarks. If you get on the front page of a major social media web site you will build brand awareness for your name. This will help increase the number of active members you have.

For example, I just signed up for Technorati to get more exposure for my blog.
Add to Technorati Favorites

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Community powered local search

Lets face it, most search is local. You do not want to go to a store one hundred miles away. Also, if you are a business, most customers live within the five mile radius of your store. As gasoline prices go up this becomes more true every day.

So community powered local search is great for both the customers and the stores. This is the future of search engines.

Google controls search quality.

Google works hard every day to improve its search algorithm that determines which pages get top rankings on the search engine. The dynamic duo of Larry Page and Sergey Brin came up with the page rank algorithm that assigns a score to each page on the internet.

Basically Google has a spam prevention team to control search quality.
The see who is abusing the system and how it is done. Black hat hackers are contrsntly changing their methods so Google must constantly be changing their algorithm to make search relevant.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Are alt image tags important?

It is one more way that Google looks at your page. I feel that the ALT IMAGE TAGS tell the search engine what the picture is about. Also the popup tool tip helps the user identify the picture.

The title tag also helps as does the name of the picture so call your pic something like BABY_DUCK.JPG instead of xtw172v.jpg, and have an ALT IMAGE TAG of {a baby duck} to go which it.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Keyword Relevance

Finding relevant keywords is essential to SEO and marketing. As Christine Churchull says "Many CEOs of big biz outsource SEO to people in poor countries that do not have command of the English language." Executives are always saying 'cut costs', 'gotta outsource', and 'reduce headcount' when in fact, many inhouse people are the best for finding relevant keywords.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Future SEO trends

AS we look out into the far future no doubt technology will be far different than now, but what are the near term investor marketing trends telling us? Basically we see that Google is taking over. Yahoo and Microsoft have lost the search engine war. The merger of the two failure might have postponed the inevitable demise of Microsoft, but only by prolonging the agony.

Small search engines like ASK.COM will slowly fade away. They cannot compete with the giants. Take a look at all the small car companies of the 1920's. Truth is that the internet will look very different in the future with HD video and broadband being common, but the main player are already at the table.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Online Reputation

People can trash your online rep so be careful out there. By planting false stories competition can do serious damage to you. They can make baseless claims and attack you with fake photos and planted stories.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Finding Keywords

Number one in my arsenal is Keyword Discovery, and two is Word Tracker, but both of these are expensive. There are many free tools out there for keyword brainstorming.

Some of my favorite tools are Quintura, Kartoo, and Mooter.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Myspace beats spammers

Myspace won a court judgement against spammers for 230 million dollars. Spam is choking the mail, it is twisting up guestbook, filling up forums. Don't clog the blog with spam. Most people get a few emails, but I get thousands each day from spammers.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Riding the cluetrain is a pain

Get the free text to the Cluetrain and read it for yourself. It is nothing short of a revolution in new think. Perhaps you do not see the future. It is getting closer everyday.

Still, the book is a hard read as you will find out. It is not as simple as many would imagine to ride the train.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Ways to boost your rank

Linking to BBC will boost your rank on Google and help you get to the top. This is old news to most SEOs, but it may help people who fail to link to others learn that linking to authority sites helps both parties.

Actually I think that some form of PR is passed back to your site. How this works is still a bit cloudy, but linking to bad neighborhoods hurts you also.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Best SEO blogs

Best bloogers in the biz parade their best blogs. Learn what tech is like now. SEO is changing and we must change with it. Most of these blogs should be common knowledge, but a few will surprise you.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Future of search

What will future search engines be like? Should we use 3D goggles or pictures? Microsoft has a patent for Queryline Tracking. Is this the road ahead for finding information? Time will tell.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Is blogging worth it?

Shari Voigt has an excellent article called "What Makes Blogging Worth It For You?" that talks about the investment in time and power that it takes to make your blog a success. This very excellent topic is described in a logic based manner. The ROI is high for blogs.

A good read for all bloggers.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Wind Power

Green Tech is the future and wind power will make it possible. Wind generated electricity is quite inexpensive. It is going to help us create power without greenhouse gas.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Blog comments for traffic & SEO?

Adding good comments to blogs is a great way to gain PR and traffic. Simply avoid spammy SEO comments that annoy blog owners and concentrate on adding value to the blog. Most readers will appreciate good comments.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Homes facing foreclosure double

The number of homes facing foreclosure have double over a year ago. 2008 is now more than ever a recession year as people lose jobs and cannot pay for homes. This situation is getting worse as real estate price declines in Feb 2008 were at a record 13.6% for a ten city survey.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Lucky Oliver isn't

The microstock photo agency known as Lucky Oliver is shutting down. It was a great little place to get photos for blogs. Sadly, the economy is so bad that people cannot even afford a dollar per picture. I hope that other bigger microstock agencies survive the recession.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

US consumer confidence at 26 year low

Due to a falling dollar and rising oil prices, consumer confidence is at a 26 year low. Things keep getting worse. The mortgage meltdown and subprime slippover are only part of a grim picture. The economic crisis is now hitting home.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Danica Patrick wins Indy 300

Damica Patrick, the first woman, wins the Indy 300 race. This is a history making event. I believe that one day a woman will win the Indianapolis 500 mile race. It would be a joy to see Danica Patrick win at Speedway with the checkered flag.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Google Algo Change

Google changed its algorithm in an effort to stop search engine spammers. This new update is known as Dewey and I hope it reduces the number of MFA pages on the web. We also need more pages that are not link farms.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Low cost HD cameras

I was chomping at the bit to get an HD camera, but they were all sooo sooo expensive. Well, now Kodak has an HD camera for only $169 and it is a winner! The Kodak z1275 shoots 720p movies (1280 X 720) and also takes 12MP pictures (3000 X 4000) and it can do low light at 3200 iso. A great combo that comes with a 5X zoom lens. HD is here! It's time to jump on the HD video bandwagon and start to upload movies.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Record high oil



Record high oil prices are creating hardship for many people. It can cost over $100 to fill the fuel tank. The fuel prices are so high that senator McCain has proposed a tax holiday this summer for travellers. It is sure to get some noticed as most people are worried about high fuel bills.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

blended search

A lot of my traffic comes from youtube and images. Blended search by google is changing the game. Many people now hit an image to learn more about a product, or go to a youtube video to see it in action.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Foreclosures up 178% in Youngstown, OH

They call it the incredible shrinking city as jobs and people leave Ohio to move west. A city that once had 150,000 inhabitants is now a shadow of its former self. It is slowly shrinking away.

Is this the future for america?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bot breaks captcha in six seconds

Captcha broken with pattern recog robot. Spammers like to break the captcha so the can create emails on hotmail to spam people with ads for "rorex rap licats" and other such. The problem is growing an microsoft is taking steps to stop spam.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Home sales down and now car sales down

Automobile manufacturers are seeing a drop in sales due to an economy in ruins as well as banks unwilling to make loans. For now we see a problem that extends far beyond the sub prime and into the very core of the economy. The problems of Wall street are affecting main street america.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Yahoo talks merger with Microsoft

Yahoo is exploring a merger with Microsoft as one path it might take. The Software giant has seen its share of search decline and is desperate to unite with Yahoo to fight Google.

Another option is to oputsource ads to Google and try to exit search. This would be sad as Yahoo created search and is an internet pioneer.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Yahoo to run Google ads

Mighty Yahoo has bowed to the mightier Google. It is now a day that will live in internet history as Yahoo will start running Google adwords ads on its many pages. And you think it is over, but no the plot thickens as AOL and Rupert Murdock talk about a possible merger with Yahoo. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Is ethanol the answer?

Lets have an ethanol reality check, are corn power cars the answer? If we use corn to make grain alcohol and pour that down the tank, we have less food and more fuel. It becomes a food vs fuel.

In the future we might have solar powered scooters as transportation, but buring biomass is not the solution. In fact, our world need more food, not less, so turing food into fuel is not a solution.


The future use of fuel is well - fuelish...

Monday, April 07, 2008

Lawn mower on ethanol?

The question is - can I run my lawn mower on ethanol?
Well, let's see what happens when grain alcohol is fed to a lawn mower.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Are Hybrids the greenest?

With sky high fuel bills many people are thinking of getting a hydrid car. Still, I believe that a small car can be just as good in regular driving. Here we compare two small cars the Toyota Prius Hybrid and a BMW.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Is the recession good for SEO?

LuckyOliver: Chain Links On White
Yes, that sounds strange, but as companies cut back on their PPC campaign the emphasis is on organic traffic which although less target driven is less expensive. In fact, a recession can be good for SEO and link building is always a great strategy.

Check out free versions of Nichebot, Keyword Discovery, Wordtracker, Microsoft Adlab, and Google Trends.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Future Rulers

Times they be a changing, as we look at the world around us. Many wonder what future rulers will be like. Other know that any ruler good or bad will attempt to maintain power. This is a given in any society, so we see that the ruler cannot be good.

Look at taxes, in Indiana in the 70's the sales tax was 2% and now it is 7%. Why is the tax not still 2%? Well, rulers are greedy. I mean inflation causes more money to go to the state, look at how prices keep going up, but why has the percentage of taxes gone up?

Your salary in inflation adjusted dollars is less, but you pay a bigger portion in taxes. The big bite keeps getting bigger as the appetite of the ruler increases.

Do you think that if you ask the citizens they would vote to increase sales tax from 2% to 7%?

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Super Fast Internet for HD movies

Say goodbye to going to Blockbuster to rent your bluray movie. Comcast is rolling out a new internet service that is blazingly fast. At 50mb/sec you can stream HD video over the new connection. It is so fast that my current DSL service seems like a turtle. Comcast will charge $150/mo for this new super fast internet connection that is able to handle HD movies.

Wikipedia?

I went to wiki to check out Coach Tom Green who starts today at IU and found that somebody deleted the entery. What is going on at wiki?

This XLent resource is being trashed...

Monday, March 31, 2008

Mac Attack

At one time Apple's Mac computer was virtually virus free. How things have changed. Now there is a Trojan horse called Imunizator that claimsyou are infected. It is a snooper that can grab information from you.

Yes, it pays to be careful as the new Mac Attack allows users to be at risk. Got to be careful these days as comuter viruses are all around us.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Magnetic Vortex

A magnetic vortex or grid point is created where two magnetic grid lines cross. The grid lines run magnetic north - south and east - west. They are called the Hartmann grd and spaced about 5-8 feet apart.

The Sedona vortex in Arizona is supposed to generate healing energies. However, Ernst Hartmann claims that sleeping over a grid point is bad for you. They are called geopathic zones. It is a good idea not to sleep over a magnetic vortex. Move your bed.

Old bullets?

A US firm was selling the Afghans military old Chinese munitions that were corroded and bad. It is against regulations to sell any weapons or ammunition from a Chinese military. An investigation is on going. The firm sold more than 200 million dollars worth of supplies to the Afghan Peoples National Army.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Housing in Trouble

The housing slump continued to be a drag on economic activity. Prices of existing homes is still in decline as more and more houses fall into foreclosure and banks are unable to sell them. Las Vegas and Miami has the worst decline, an almost 20% fall from last year.

Scalar Waves

Caduceus coil generates scalar waves. This is important in the fuure because scalar waves have many unusual properties. They are not like radio waves, but can pass thru many miles of solid lead. This allow us to communicate with people underground.

It is scalar waves that are used in electrogravitic propulsion devices. Also many overunity devices use them. There is no free energy, by the power is pulled from the quantum vacuum.

Most of the new technology of the future depends on this breakthrough, much like the industrial revolution depended on coal and steam engines. I am not sure why a caduceus coil will generate scalar waves, but it appears that this is a big breakthrough. Much like a Tesla coil can send electricity without wires. This is the famous experiment where a person hold up a light tube near a Tesla coil and it lights up.

In this case a coil can generate a special electricity that moves without wires. The cad coil is similar in that it generates a special energy also.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Improving Page Rank

The PR score have become more important in recent weeks. Improving your page rank is so important that many people will not buy from low PR web sites. So, howdo we do it?

Getting links is important, but not just any links, they must be relevant to your subject material. In fact, links that are not relevant could hurt you if they seem to be not organic.

If a search engine detech many links that are not rlevant it can start to discount all your links and lower your page rank.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

seoproject.com for sale

One of my favorite web sites seoproject is for sale at the price of $25,000 on DNforums. The site has a lot of content and a PR of 6. It seems that the owner is selling it.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Tata Nano is the antihummer a small inexpensive automobile that has high mpg and low cost of ownership. Most people are worried about high gasoline prices and want fuel efficient transportation.

In the future scooters and small cars will allow people to travel long distances using little fuel. Eventually electric cars will replace gasoline driven vehicles and make transportation more affordable. Scooters are not much fun when it rains, so microcars are the future.

Friday, March 21, 2008

SEO for Firefox

This tool will help you do SEO. It helps you rank - check out the tutorial.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

DOW down nearly 300 points

Today the dow fell 293 points in heavy trading and wall street is stunned. The news is terrible, I expected a rally after the fed rates. The DOW tried to rally, but fell hard. This added to a dollar at historic low against the euro, oil at over $100/barrel, and gold which a few days ago broke the $1000/oz mark adds up to a grim future.

Investors express concern about the US economy and the financial health of credit markets. It is believed that further declines in the real estate market could cause more banks to fail. The recession is getting a lot worse.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Gold Predictions

Back in 2001 gold was $250/oz and gasoline was $1/gallon, now we see gold is $1000/oz and gas is nearly $4/gal. I can assure you that salaries are not four times as much. You are not making enough to have the same lifestyle as before.

My gold prediction is that it will continue to go up and up and up. Go for the gold!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Friend Feed

Friendfeed is a social networking aggregator that lets you mashup the major services. This tool lets you grab content from youtube, blogger, digg, amazon, etc. We are on the brink of a big sea change!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Google Ad Manager

Google Ad Manager is a free tool from the internet giant to help you manage your sales. The tool is part of a project from double click. It seems that the giant Google is trying to enter more areas.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Here is a sermon by Barak Obama's minister. An eye opening experience.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Fuel Efficient Cars

The Toyota Yaris is a very fuel efficient automobile. However we need to make an even smaller more efficient SPV (SinglePassenger Vehicle) The Yaris sits four people and only gets 32 mpg. What we need is a 200mpg SPV.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ferrarro says Obama would not be there if he was white

In a dramatic twist the former VP Geraldine Ferrarro said the Obama would not be there if he was white or a woman. This is a very strange remark. I do believe however that being a woman has made it harder for Hillary Clinton to become president. Perhaps she can clarify what she means. It does seem a bit off.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Importance of Title Tags for Search Engines

This video will show you how to improve your title tags to make your pages more relevant to your users. All major search engines use title tags for keywords to find pages.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Fear of recession rise on economic data

The economy is falling into a recession as we have predicted. Weak figures and job cuts point to further drops in the dow as we sink further into the sand. Our president does continue to say that we can avoid a recession but the steep downturn cannot be avoided. The dismal employment report points to a general slowdown in economic activity. As more investors shirt their holdings away from the stock market and into precious metals we will see the rise in gold continue as well as a drop in the dollar.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Stocks fall to lowest level in 18 months

The dow dove today to a record low. It has been faliing for some time now. The decline in the dollar as well as the record high price of oil helped damage the dow. However, the worst problem is that financial institutions are now falling. Lending giant Thornburg may soon declare bankruptcy.

The Very Wild Thornburgs

It seems like the end of the road for the very wild Thornburgs. In fact, Thornburg Survival of the Banking Giant is at Stake After a Big Margin Call by a certain financial institution. We may well see the end of this high end lender to buyers of luxury homes.

Thornburgs failure to meet a margin call from JPMorgan Chase may trigger a default and cause the company to file for bankruptcy protection. It is now that we see our economy causing the collapse of lending institutions. The decline in the DOW is in part causinga fanancial panic as people try to cash out.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Oil hits $106 record high

The world situation was tense today with an explosion in Times Square NYC, oil hit a record high of $106/b and gold is near $1000/oz. We do live in troubled times and must get ready for the difficult days that lie ahead. I see a dramatic drop in the dow ahead as people stop buying and the recession gets worse.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Singing Urinal?

Japanese sense of humour is a bit strange say I. They have a crazy singing clown uninal - yes you pee in the mouth. The video is a bit disturbing. I will never understand a few things.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

That was then

I still remember thirty years ago going overseas and seeing the extreme poverty and then returning to the US and seeing the vast wealth we had. It was amazing that we had so much when the world had so little. There were huge neighborhoods - blocks and blocks of multimillion dollar houses. Where do all these people work?

Now these houses are in a "bad neighborhood" and falling apart. Gone is the bouyant US economy. The engines of our manufacturing sector are rusting away in an old junkyard, turned into scrap metal for a Chinese factory. The so called probiz crowd have relocateds their factories to Red China.

All execs talks about is that they have to downsize, outsource, gotta cut costs! Well, I never see them "downsize" their palatial house, or sell their luxury vehicle and get a Tata Nano, or instead of fine wine, cheap buy rot gut at the grocery store.

It appears that all the cuts are done by the workers, meanwhile the executives live in the lap of luxury. The workers are forced to live with less, while the salaries for executives go up and up. All this talk of cuts is one way.

Monday, March 03, 2008

M$ views saas

Microsoft is talking about Software As A Service. This is the future. We use the browser as an operating system.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Record High Oil Prices Shock Nation


Even though we are in a recession, record high oil prices are hitting us in the pocketbook like never before. The price for crude shot above $102/barrel even though fuel consumption is down. It is likely that we will see $4/gal gas soon. Analysts forecast that by this spring we will be paying over four dollars for each gallon of gasoline and the price may hit five by 2009.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Economists see recession

Well, as our economy plunges ever downward we see that it is unstoppable. Economists see recession this year and forecast that the recovery will be weak; actually I forecast a one two punch of recession and inflation known as stagflation will hit us this year. The high price of oil and grain will affect food and fuel.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oil protest in Mexico

They are out in the streets marching the proposed privatization of Pemex. The mexican oil protest is but one more problem affecting the flow of oil to the US. With Venzuela threatening to cut off oil and now Mexico things could get a bit hairy.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The student loan crunch


The same banks that stopped loaning money to buy houses are now cutting back on cars, and guess what - no loans for students. It is that we are out of money and we see a student loan crunch as one more indication of a faltering economy. Well, you have not long to wait because soon you will see a lot of banks fail.

Future Fuels


People point to the growing use of ethanol derived from corn as an example of what is to come. Other see biodiesel from soy as the answer. Yet, this has driven up the price of food and we still depend on Saudi Arabia for oil.

Most cars burn gasoline not ethanol, the flexfuel initiative has been a disaster. We need a real solution to our transportation problem. It appears that future fuels are not the answer we once thought they would be.

Another alternative we see is using electricity. The United States has a 500 year supply of coal. Still, the amount of CO2 created to power this fleet of electric cars would be staggering. Out coal supply would soon be burnt up.

The solution is to move to wind power and solar to replace fossil fuels. To create a post carbon future without greenhouse gas, otherwise God's green earth will be turned into a polluted wasteland.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

economy in trouble

Well, our economy is slowing down faster than expected, it was another down day for the DOW. The price of oil near a record high means less money in the pockets of consumers. Economic slowdown is the forecast for this summer. The next few weeks will show us.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

House of the Future

In 1957, over fifty years ago, Walt Disney built the house of the future in Disneyland. It was all made of plastic. The house had inside a functional microwave and a wall size flat screen TV. The house of the future would soon be torn down because it looked to "dated".

Back then the future was seen as fun, but now we see the future in a very distinct way. It is our plastic paradise that has polluted our envioronment with the waste of petroleum products. The future looks grim indeed. I wonder, will there be birds in the future?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Collapse of Crapple

If you bet big on the iphone you are now in a world of hurt. The coming recession is killing sales and crapple stock is going down.



Monday, February 18, 2008

Oil Refinery Blast

This morning huge clouds of acrid black smoke greeted the citizens of a small Texas town. The Texas oil refinery blast is one of the biggest. The impact will be felt in Texas an nearby locations as petroleum products become scarce.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Iran Launches Rocket

The People's Islamic Republic of Iran had success with a new rocket today. Iran launched the space rocket and collected data. This is a bold new step for a country that is working on producing WMD. Last week they stepped up production of enriched uranium.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Veal is a Cruel Meal

Those sad little creatures. They moo for their mothers that they will never see. Kept in confined crates they cry out. Each calf isolated in a wooden crate so small they cannot even turn around.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Decline in the dollar

Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffet says that the dollar should continue to decline for the next 5 - 10 years. This is important because foreign banks are reluctant to lend money to americans. They are afraid that our money will be worthless 20 years out. This makes things more difficult for us. The decline in the US dollar hurts us. Our current trade deficit with China is hurting the US economy.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Real Estate - what is the forecast?

Well, it is the opposite of sunny; there is a gale force wind with a massive thunderstorm. Banks will fail, prices will fall. Actually, things are good now compared to the near future. Get ready for a wild ride as the economy implodes.

Future of Real Estate is very grim indeed as we see now more than ever signs of a coming economic collapse the the perfect storm caused by a declining dollar and investors pulling money out of US banks creates chaos for the markets.

Expect to see property prices plummet and then slowly go up, but first you could see prices crash when banks attempt to unload the huge number of forclosed properties they have on the book... It's scary...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Dr. Ron Mallette's new book

Dr. Ron Mallette has a new book about time travel. He is building a time machine using a rotating laser. This device should allow communication across time. The device is different from inventor Steven Gibbs Hyper Dimensional Resonator which uses an electromagnet and technology similar to that of the Philadephia Experiment.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

HD video for free - vimeo

You can for free download and upload HD video at vimeo. It is supersharp and streams well This place is ace. Check out HD video vimeo. You may need a more powerful machine to display it, but it rules.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

What will happen to the sea?

Well, what we see is that much pollution is pumped into the vast oceans. At one time it seemed that the sea was so big that it could never be destroyed. Its very vastness diluted the contamination to a tolerable lever. Still, with the passage of time we see a very grim future for the ocean. It is sad to see that we are not doing more to control our giant industry. We cannot allow our planet to be destroyed by greedy people who want to make profit. Unless we act now, our oceans will die in the future, and so will we.