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Web Hosting Service: 7 Questions To Ask

A good quality web hosting service can be difficult to find. There are a million companies all essentially offering the same thing, what criteria can you use to distinguish the competent from the pretenders? In this article I present my top seven questions that have to be answered correctly before I will sign up with [...]

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Fear of Girls & WordPress Here I Come

by SMD · 2 Comments 

I’ve finally made my decision to let go of this site, essentially to cut my losses [the most valuable investor's skill by the way] and to get a new domain and set up a shiny new wordpress blog. The primary reason is the growing sense of limitation with my home made concoction of code. As [...]

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Title Tag or Headline – SEO for Humans?

If you head over to SEOMoz.org you can check out their article on Search Engine Ranking factors. You’ll notice that the title tag is the highest rated factor [by an impressive panel of SEO gurus]. Based on my own experience this is probably a fact, although # of backlinks is certainly a biggie too. But [...]

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Why Google SEO is Hard

by SMD · 1 Comment 

This post is mostly about me just storing some SEO and keyword links so I can find them and refer back, but I’ll add some comments too. Here’s a useful mash up that allows you to see the overture bid prices and the overture [over-inflated] search counts side by side for a given search. I’d [...]

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Smart Money Daily Turns One!

by SMD · 1 Comment 

Smart Money Daily went live 1 year ago today. That was a fast year! I figured it would be fun to think back to last January and to remember what I was thinking and feeling as I launched this site… Change of Direction I was, of course, full of Rich Dad revelations and this site [...]

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That’s Sooooo True

by SMD · 2 Comments 

Quadzilla has very funny mini-rant over on SEO Black Hat [yes, I'm reluctant to admit, since I've always considered my self a white-hat kind of guy, that his site has become one of my fav. reads lately]. The story is poking fun at people who go to the point of turning themselves and their websites [...]

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Google Images Tip

by SMD · 3 Comments 

For the last couple weeks I’ve been meaning to write a story about Google Image search. The reason is that I have been getting a lot of traffic from their lately. My tip was to be something about the importance of naming your images properly: for example “russian-keyboard.jpg” rather than “1233229DN.jpg” [although I suspect that [...]

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Zero Dollar Home Page

Of course you knew there would be spin-offs from an idea as clever as the Million Dollar Home Page that I wrote about earlier this week. And you would be right. One that I like is the Zero Dollar Home Page [despite the obvious lack of a profit motive]. Basically the owner has decided to [...]

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AdSense Picture Testing Results

by SMD · 5 Comments 

You may have noticed that I’ve been running little pictures next to the AdSense ads on my pages for the past couple months. I’ve actually been conducting a test of which ads perform [convert] better based on a few factors. There have been six different variables in the test, essentially six different variations that are [...]

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Keyword Popularity Research

Today’s topic: keyword popularity research. I’ve been using Wordtracker for a couple months now and, just in case there are some that don’t know about it, or haven’t explored it completely I thought I would do an introduction [Wordtracker has an affiliate program so the links are all affiliate links, but there is a free [...]

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