Blog archives for Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Readability Test – Dark Text on White Background

I like to read about usability and accessiblity when I get the opportunity, but I pretty much suck at most of it. After receiving a few inquiries from folks about changing the light on dark text, I decided to give it a shot. There are …Read More =>

SEO Makes You Smart Part I: Abundance Mentality and the “Progressive Effect”

Everyone these days wants to be smarter or sexier. I can’t really help you much on the latter, but if you’re reading this site, you’re probably interested in SEO…in which case, I have good news for you…SEO makes you smart! When I started the original …Read More =>

The SEO Algorithm – Best Practices and Quality Indicators

I tend to have pretty much an abundance attitude with sharing information about SEO in most regards. I really don’t try to create smoke and mirrors around my work like it is some insanely difficult task. It’s not EASY, so I’ll be happy to give …Read More =>

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Tool List – Volume XXIX – Project Management Tools

SEO/SEM has really become project management. While their are certainly still tips and tricks that work in the short term, the overall longterm strategy of a site and its search engine rankings is very dependant on good project management – doing the right things at …Read More =>

Query Specific Search Engine Ranking Variables

I would say at least 3 out of 10 valid SEO theories evolve from sheer stark raving lunacy, so I’m gonna take a bit of a stab at a decent discussion on one. Perhaps this is already common knowledge, but I haven’t heard it discussed …Read More =>

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Tool List – Volume XXVIII – Contextual Advertising Tools

Google Adsense spawned a whole new cottage industry. Raising CTR (click through rate) and CPC (cost per click) soon became important for publishers. Making money based around creating content is not a new idea, but adsense was the first of many tools that made it …Read More =>

The Big Moo and Why Squidoo Will Work

I had a conference friend and colleuge instant message me last week, and among our brief conversation he asked about what I thought of Seth Godin’s new “Squidoo” project knowing I was a fan of his work. I’m guessing he had taken a look at …Read More =>

12 Step Program for Blog and Forum Addiction

It’s time to get back to work. Hello…my name is Todd, and I’m helplessly addicted to blogs and forums. I thought I would start a 12 step program for those who have become information junkies with blogs and forums, and any other trendy new variations …Read More =>

Hiring an SEO Company or Consultant

I really don’t envy people doing their due dilligence in choosing an SEO company or consultant. It is a TOUGH job. There is SO much information available on the web that it is difficult to sift through the BS. In a recent sales seminar I …Read More =>

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Tool List – Volume XXVII – Bookmarklet Tools

SEO’s have to deal with an overwhelming amount of information everday. Tools that aid in the speed of gathering and disseminating that information more quickly are essential. It’s all about saving those nanoseconds each day so that you can have more time for aimless chatter …Read More =>