Designs That Produce Clicks

Online Sales Are More Likely With Simplicity As The Design Scheme As the Internet has evolved, the use of websites for commerce has become so common, we hardly muse about its implications any longer. The idea of a website without some form of payment gateway, particularly for websites selling products and services, seems almost laughable. This was not necessarily the case even five years ago. Today, people have become so web savvy, as they say,…

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Much Like a Good Government, Good SEO Is Quite Inefficient

The Requirement for Plenty of Content Forces One Page to Multiply Genuine search optimization is a very inefficient process, because it means spreading quality content across multiple pages, rather than concentrating data on a single page that can extract information from a database. That is not to say a single page can’t still be created, but the more pages a search engine can index, with relevant content, the better. The other facet of SEO that…

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Facebook Versus Google

Our prediction about Facebook overtaking Google this year, in terms of overall visitor traffic, may have been off just a bit. We predicted it would happen during Summer or sometime in early Autumn. The Race is On With a Statistical Dead Heat! Experian Hitwise is reporting, however, Google’s overall market share in the United States was actually just below Facebook’s overall market share for the week ending March 13. This is not a surprise for us,…

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Chasing Facebook

J P Morgan Chase Polling Consumers About Facebook Apps In a move that signals the possibility of an alliance, Chase.com is asking consumers to participate in a survey about how they use Facebook and how the banking behemoth may fit into that mix. Questions range from the mundane, about whether a person has a personal or business Facebook account, to the ethereal, such as whether a person would feel secure storing credit card information to…

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Step Right Up! Social Media Here!

The Soap Box is Digital, But The Scam Remains The Same Everybody has something to sell, but almost nobody has anything that is worth anything to sell. That’s the problem. There is a group of executives on LinkedIn.com that has been discussing the value of social media, and there are mixed reviews about whether sites like Twitter really provide a good marketing boost to companies. It really depends upon the company and the legitimacy of…

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Dangerous Domain Name Trends

One Year Later: The Day a Hospital Won a Geo – Two of Them The is a follow-up to the ICANN article on the UDRP Wall Of Shame survey, taken during January’s T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference. To review: On March 11, 2009, the World Intellectual Property Organization ruled in favor of the transfer of LomaLinda.net and LomaLinda.org to a university hospital, just because the hospital is tied to Loma Linda University. The problem, however, is that Loma Linda…

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Semantic Networks Versus Semantic Web

The Difference In Driving Traffic With Content Versus Metacrap We love Cory Doctorow’s description of the potential irrelevance of meta tags. He calls it metacrap, primarily because the tags, which are read by search engines and algoriths, are prone to falsification, they become outdated, and they are often simply not included. Considering the ability of machines to read tags is a critical facet of Semantic Web, or Web 3.0, one has to consider the implications of metacrap…

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Internet Censorship Becomes Focus of France

HADOPI was first, and now Loppsi 2 threatens users’ freedoms online Not to overstate the implications of French laws and their impact on other nations, but it seems France is fairly hell bent on using fear of child pornography as the launching point of a series of new restrictive Internet proposals now rocketing their way through the French parliament. It is difficult to get a clear translation of the new proposals, but a translation of…

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The Social Media Strategy Consultant

With New Internet Trends, It Is Ridiculously Easy To Call Oneself an Expert Having developed websites for the past ten years, I have seen very significant changes in the way the development game works. It is worlds away from how it all started. That being said, I was most amused to read a blog today from a person who called themselves a “Social Media Strategy Consultant”. Here’s another one I saw on a message board…

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Content and Search Presence

Busting More Myths About Keyword Search The way things work online is very interesting. If I ask you to tell me the most widely-used operating systems in computers today, how would you answer? Windows? Mac OS? Linux? Unix? DOS? Of course, you probably wouldn’t answer with DOS. It’s a necessary shell, but no longer the interface. If you were to google “operating system”, what do you think the result would be? Windows at the top…

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