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Lame – The PPC and SEO Debate

In yesterday’s interview with Andy Beal, I made reference to comments in a DM News article that cited SEO as on the way out and that SEO is “simple”, positioning PPC as “better” etc.

eCommerce Site Design: What do you Really Think?

Site design is a primary determinant in online shopping.

Maybe Alexa Stats Can Be Trusted

Well look what the Alexa folks shared on their blog. They took the publicly available Sitemeter stats for a couple of web sites and matched them against the Alexa traffic history graphs.

Think Firefox For International Sales

An American-based online entrepreneur may be willing and capable of handling sales to European destinations, but their websites need to be able to properly handle visits from those prospective customers who may likely arrive via the Firefox browser.

Problems With Screen Sharing

Last week, Jon Udell wrote a column for InfoWorld where he bemoaned the lack of a “Simple, single-purpose screen sharing” tool.

Americans With Disabilities Act: For The Web?

It’s a huge question: Should the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to online businesses as much as it should to brick-and-mortar stores?

Vista vs. Leopard Poker Showdown

So Apple has given us a taste of Leopard while almost certainly withholding some features to hit Microsoft with later this year or early next.

Comcast Cohen-cidence? I Think Not
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Comcast veep and “uber-lobbyist” David Cohen provided a saber-rattling editorial to The Mercury News reminding the pro-Net Neutrality ilk that the sky’s not really falling without regulation. But if there is legislation passed to protect it, they can expect people to die, kids to be exposed to porn, the Internet industry to crash, and Bill Murray’s prophecy of cats and dogs living together to be fulfilled.

Enterprise 2.0 Think Tank Session

Participating today in a think tank session on Enterprise 2.0 hosted by SAP. When I asked if the event was [ x ] bloggable, they agreed, but also gave the ability for someone to say something is explicitly Not Bloggable.

Should I Learn Python or Ruby Next?

I’ve been programming (when I do program) mainly in Perl for the last 10 years or so. But I’ve been itching to learn a new language for a while now, and the two near the top of the list are Ruby and Python.

Thinking Ruby? Think ColdFusion Instead

Now that “From Java To Ruby,” the most recent book from author Bruce Tate, has debuted, one observer thinks it could be read as “From Java To ColdFusion” instead.

Think Of Virtualization Like A Mutual Fund

John McKnight gave me this analogy, and I can’t be happier about it. It really helps people understand what this “virtualization” thing is all about.

Think Rethinks IceRocket

Marketing company Think Partnership Inc. has let its letter of intent to acquire struggling blog search engine Ice Rocket expire and, says MarketingPilgrim’s Andy Beal, the company will not be moving forward with the acquisition.

Think Partnership to Acquire IceRocket.com

Think Partnership (parent company of my old employer) has today announced a letter of intent to acquire IceRocket.com, a search engine specializing in indexing blog content.

Think About This: IceRocket Is Being Sold

Think Partnership will acquire the blog search engine IceRocket from Mark Cuban and IceRocket CEO Blake Rhodes.

Cuban Thinks About Selling IceRocket

Think Partnership will acquire the blog search engine IceRocket from billionaire NBA owner Mark Cuban.

Bloggers Should Think Coo-petition, Not Competition

Jason Calacanis chastises the WSJ for not directly linking to bloggers. He wants the WSJ to give blogs the credit of a direct link rather than hiding behind Javascript code. That’s touching.

Blogger Relations and Full Transparency

Shel and I had quite a robust discussion about the Wal-Mart and Edelman blogger relations campaign yesterday in show #119 of FIR: The Hobson & Holtz Report.

Google Logo Causing Stock Hit

The Onion ran one of their faux “man on the street” pieces last Thursday, asking “Google recently suffered a 13% percent drop in stock price, the sharpest drop in the history of the company.

The Beautiful People On Search
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Noted online pundits Matt Cutts from Google, Robert Scoble from Microsoft, and Jeremy Zawodny from Yahoo took part in the Pundits On Search panel during day two of SES 2006 New York.

30Boxes First Look

I’ve been following the growing blogosphere buzz during the past week about 30 Boxes, a new online calendar application that some are saying is the killer calendar application.