Super Size Me Googlebomb

I have been using Digital Point’s the co-op ad network for the past few monthes. I am readily impressed, it has helped exposure to my various websites in many different ways, and has greatly improved some of my search engine positioning. So when I saw an ad appear on BarFly that simply said “McDonalds” I […]

Portland Relocation

My good friend Carla Muss Jacobs recently started a real estate blog. I’ve worked with Carla for over a year now, and can verfiably say that she is one kick ass lady who knows the real estate biz. She stands out amongst the hordes of real estate agents by declaring herself as “an exclusive buyer’s […]

New Projects I am working on

After a fruitful holiday season, I’m back into to overdrive work mode. I’ve been working on quite a few new little projects, including two for Flying Rhinoceros and I helped a friend do some optimization work for this Portland Condominium website. The BarFly Directory has essentially been put on hold, I’ve been dealing with preventing […]

The BarFly Directory

I created a simple BarFly style directory of all bars across the US. It is far simpler than BarFly, as in it allows users to write reviews, but little else. It is more an excercise of seeing what will be indexed and what won’t, seeing as there is very little in the way of content […]

AOL Dropping Google and Switching to MSN

AOL Time Warner is dropping Google’s search and advertising services, according to this article The Journal said that, under negotiations between Time Warner and Microsoft, AOL would drop Google as its main Internet search provider and switch to Microsoft’s MSN service This will mean a major directional shift for many web publishers. AOL users are […]

Cashing in off things that suck

Seems people really like to search for “__________ sucks”. A few weeks ago, I posted an article written by a contributor entitle “Why Hipsters Suck“. I’m curious to see what kind of hipster and anti hipster traffic such an article might bring, and what kind of goods they could be sold on.

Importing Old LiveJournal Posts

I was screwing around today looking at ways I could bring in old posts I made on my livejournal account, and came across this great utility that exported xml files that I could then use with WordPress. I wasn’t to hip to the livejournal thing, but it was a great way to stay in touch […]

MSN Search Update

What a wild weekend. Most of my sites enjoy some very good rankings in MSN search, and I recieve good traffic from it. However, it looks like they were doing some algo tweaks over the weekend. I was nowhere to be found in the SERPs, while previously unlisted sites were appearing at the top. I […]