Blog archives for Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

The Story of the Banana

I’ve had a few occasions where I’ve been asked about the gent on my consulting contact image on my site. The image is a not so subtle homage to the monkey looking for a banana in SG’s “Big Red Fez”. It’s a book I think …Read More =>

Rant – Stock Photography of People Sucks

Stock people on a website decreases your credibility. No, I haven’t done extensive studies on this, but I can spot stock photos of people from a mile off, and sites with it are much less likely to get my dollar than a site with a …Read More =>

Finally Switched to FeedBurner

I’m giving Feedburner a whirl, as it always seems like there is some cool functionality with it. I’m not sure if I got it all right or not yet, so if you see anything weird, please let me know. Thanks to Michael for his tip …Read More =>

What’s Your Link Worth? Link Calculator from Text Link Ads

The guys over at Text Link Ads got a cool new little tool called the Link Calculator to give you an estimate of what your links might be worth. More info on it over at the Link building blog. It’s pretty handy as a baseline …Read More =>

The 5 minute Link Value Test – 6 Link Quality Indicators

Getting links is hard work. It’s very difficult to solicit links with no value proposition. It’s difficult to develop a value proposition if you have no sense of what you’re negotiating for. This is one of the key reasons why understanding the value of links …Read More =>

How to Get the Links You Need – Doing the Math on Link Building

I had a recent e-mail conversation that I felt was worth publishing publicly (with permission of course), due to the frequency I receive this type of question. Link development is highly important, and quality link development is a valuable skill. That being said, it is …Read More =>

Custom 404′s – Don’t Make Your Users Feel Stupid

Don’t make your users feel stupid. Make them laugh. Check your 404 page today and make sure it’s not the same old default techie drivel that sites lose users to every day. Preserve your web traffic with a few easy changes. Just in case – …Read More =>

Just in Case…Read the Cluetrain Manifesto

I’m not real sure why I waited so long…perhaps because I was afraid it was overhyped…but the point is, I’m finally reading it. I didn’t want to wait to post until I finished a review, since I will probably drink the knowledge of the book …Read More =>