Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Search Challenge: Evolve from "Result" to "Response"

Great article. It brings up a point that has been bugging me for a long while now.

Most current SEO people are former geeks who were the webmasters for certain websites. Their knowledge is steeped in pagerank reverse engineering and server side redirects but ask them a marketing questions and you get the deer in headlights look.

There are not enough experienced marketing people in the SEO industry yet. With a few notable exceptions, most people who can "optimize your site for search engines" know all about the technology and nothing about marketing plans and people.

Monday, June 07, 2004


Its amazing to think that someone so young can have it but I would say that Nathan surely has it already. He is almost 5 months old and he has more personality that some adults I know.

He will smile at you, sometimes just because you are looking at him. He will give you this shy guy type smile sometimes that is just wonderful to see.

He grunts when he doesnt like what you are doing.

Nathan is starting to be really fun to be around. I hope that lasts forever. :)

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Spam Rules Require Effective Spam Police

Why aren't the search engines doing this? It baffles my mind. But I guess since the compaints are coming more strongly from the SEO community rather than users at large then the SE's are likely not to care as much.

A whole bunch of pissed off users is worth more in lost revenue to a SE than a whole bunch of pissed off SEO geeks :)

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Holy crap am I just plain tired! I haven't posted in a while and I started asking myself, why? Why am I not keeping this thing up to date?

Its pretty simple. I have the idea in my head that no one is actually reading this. There is no one coming to my site and blog so therefore I am doing essentially what most crazy people do, talk to myself.

That may be the case as this blog is concerned but that same mentality holds true for many businesses with regard to their websites. The difference there is that there actually are people on the site and that can be proven just by looking at some simple web stats. So why are they ignored?

People tend to focus on bringing in more people to their site. We need to rank high and promote the site better! But what about the people that are already there? What are you telling them? Do they get there and find your content crappy?

What if more of the people already finding your site actually made contact with you? Well most businesses don't understand this basic web concept. Give people a reason to contact you on your site and pay some attention to them!

Ok I have to rest my head again...