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A Couple Cool Sites

Here’s a couple other links that I have been meaning to pass along: Net Vibes is an Ajax based do-it-yourself portal where you can search 4 major search engines, add flicker modules, your favorite RSS feeds etc. What I also really like about it is the little notepads [I use them as to-do lists] and [...]

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How To Carve a Niche

by SMD · 4 Comments 

Site Reference has a pretty good article on Niche Marketing SEO that was featured in their newsletter. I know from experience that many of his tips are right on target and what I like about the article is that he backs it up with some of his actual keyword research notes [you'll find a classic [...]

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Marketing to Women Rampage Continued

by SMD · 2 Comments 

I found an excellent resource site in my study [continued from my last story Is it Worth Trying to Market Electronics to Women?] of maketing electronics to women in the form of a blog by Holly Buchanan called Marketing To Women Online – How To Shatter Stereotypes and Understand what She Really Wants. The story [...]

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Is it Worth Trying to Market Electronics to Women?

I’m doing a bit of research for an upcoming project and since my posting has been a little bit light lately [too many other projects] and since what I’m finding is kind of interesting, I thought I’d gather my notes here online. The question I’m trying to answer is, “Is it worth it to try [...]

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How the Google Cache can Save Your A$$

by SMD · 2 Comments 

A couple weeks ago I was doing a little “maintenance” on one of my sites and accidentally deleted my entire database of about 30 articles. After I finished berating myself for being so stupid, I realized that my hosting company would have a backup, so I sent an  email asking them to restore the database. [...]

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Chitika eMiniMalls Guide

by JS · 1 Comment 

I’ve been testing the new [still in Beta] Chitika eMiniMalls banner ad system and the results have been pretty good so far. I wouldn’t call them a serious threat to Google’s Adsense, but the real beauty of these ads is that, if you configure them correctly, they can be used on the same page as [...]

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Protect Your Assets by Incorporating

I’ve never really been one for getting advice. I guess I’m the stereotypical male who, no matter how lost, won’t ask for directions. But I’ve read a lot of Rich Dad material at this point and he is constantly emphasizing the need to have a team of experts to guide your money making endeavors. So, [...]

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Domains $2.99 at Yahoo

by SMD · 5 Comments 

Just a quick heads up post, domain names are on sale at Yahoo! for $2.99. I have all my domains registered there and they do a fine job. They don’t have a transfer service so new registrations only. The other great thing is that it’s not one of these first year is $2.99 and every [...]

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Online Marketing Perils

by SMD · 2 Comments 

A common strategy for online businesses is to optimize pages to capture search engine traffic on specific keyword phrases. On another one of my sites I have done that, optimizing for the name of most of the major car rental companies. Last week I received the following in my inbox: To Whom It May Concern: [...]

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When It’s Best To Give Stuff Away

by SMD · 6 Comments 

Finally someone gets it! I’m talking about Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi has been [is] one of the holy grails of computing. Essentially it is wireless internet access. You go to your local cafe fire up you laptop and you’re listening to your favorite internet radio and surfing the web while you sip your $4 coffee. Wi-Fi, has [...]

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