Smart businesses recognize economic slowdowns as opportunity to move forward relative to competition. As any house painter will tell you, rainy weather is the time to clean brushes, repair ladders and secure the shop.
How is web marketing changing as communities organize themselves, and how do consultants help clients become aware of the leverage available to them without seeming like troublemakers.
A great website cannot save a poor/ordinary/boring product or idea. And great SEO/SEM cannot save a poorly done website. If you have an ordinary commodity product, stop.
We are all busy, but most of us love blogs. Finding, filtering, and selecting blogs is something that must be done by hand. because it requires that we personally evaluate an author’s efforts and give them enough time to show their stuff. It’s my blog audition, borne from necessity.
At one point I had 1400 blogs in Google Reader, haphazardly picked. Even with nicely developed folders, filters, and so on, I found myself wasting far too much time. So one day I got fed up. I did the equivalent of “touch bloglist.opml” and started over.
And, what evolved afterward was a very simple and effective method for narrowing down the thousands of blogs without impacting your daily flow.
I wonder if the blur between “hidden” SPAM filters, such as those offered by ISPs causes people to hold off on genuinely good spam filtering (yes, that you buy) because they think they “already have a filter” and are just resigning themselves to cleaning the crap out of their in-box each day?
Since my blog has a mix of seo and non seo posts, and I still want to post the Sphinn plug in button on them, I did a quick mod that only shows the “Sphinn It” button in the case where you’ve put the tag “Sphinn” in your Wordpress 2.3+ tags list. Feedback welcome.