Posts from December, 2009

December 17th, 2009

Browser size

An interesting graphic showing you how much viewport area (where the web content is, between the scrollbars, toolbars, and so on) web users see. Made useful because you can load your own websites in for comparison.

It’s worth remembering there is no page fold because every web browser is capable of scrolling and every web user knows how to scroll. Google has provided a guide for where to put the most important information and action elements on the page, not a guide for how short and narrow to make your web pages.

December 14th, 2009

Five reasons why this is the only online SEO marketing blog entry you will ever need to read

Today’s guest author is a prolific columnist and consultant about SEO strategies and author of the e-book Nine Thousand, Eight Hundred Seventy Six Ways To Put Your Site In Front Of People Who Have No Use Of Your Services, available soon from Churnumout Press.

It happens to the best of us: We get stuck in the marketing doldrums. To break yourself out of your marketing doldrums, you should do some kind of search engine optimization that you haven’t done before. Search engine optimization is the process of optimizing your site for the benefit of being found through search engines. One of the best ways of learning about breaking out of marketing doldrums through search engine optimization (or SEO, as the experts call it – and now you can be one too!) is to read a numbered list, for which there is an example below.

  1. Read a numbered list of SEO strategies, of which this is one.
  2. Break yourself out of your marketing doldrums, for example by doing some kind of SEO you haven’t done before.
  3. Try a new SEO strategy, because it may break you out of your marketing doldrums.
  4. There may be things you haven’t tried before in the realm of SEO, so study numbered lists of them for ideas. For example, this one. Many people find this useful for breaking themselves out of their marketing doldrums.
  5. Many SEO experts recommend experimenting with new SEO strategies. Such things are available online, helpfully itemized in numbered lists.

Do you often find, after skimming to the end of a blog about online marketing full of useless factoids gleaned through lazy research from Wikipedia, a pointless and awkwardly-phrased leading question meant to invite conversation in a hollow attempt at fostering traffic and precious advertising revenue? Tell us about it by using the commenting form to comment!

December 8th, 2009

Panic Blog

Aside from the geek-awesome alternate universe Atari 2600 game packages, I’m just plain grooving on the site’s design. Usually page designs with multiple motifs look like bad ideas executed badly but this is wonderful in all kinds of ways. (edit: Use the Safari or Chrome web browser for added grooviness.)