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This blog was created to share the experiences of an inexperienced marketer (ME) trying to navigate the crazy world of internet marketing. I've got zero experience in the industry, but I'm here to figure it out and reveal to the world what I learn.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Web Design Trend?

There seems to be a weird trend among website designs for company websites to have the same look and feel of a blog.  If you've visited some Wordpress or Blogger blogs you know there are several design templates, but once you've seen a couple pages of them, it's pretty easy to spot a feel or look you prefer.  Most designs have a large header for the title (some have room for a nice big pic or About Me section) with sometimes cartoon-like fonts and the page is divided into 2 or 3 columns with one column containing the main body text and another with links or rss feeds.  I like blog templates because they have clean lines, are very organized and easy to read/use. 

I like blog templates, but I'm not sure how I feel about company websites trying to copycat a blog's look.  Simplicity is good, but I feel like companies should step it up a notch and differentiate themselves with a sleeker design model.  To give you an idea of what I'm talking about check out TMX Communications or Kick Apps 

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cyber Monday

If only I knew about Cyber Monday! I didn't have a clue this day existed or that there was an official day named after Christmas shopping at work.

Monday, December 17, 2007

The 12 SEO Days of Christmas



On the 1st day of Christmas my client asked of me ....Better online visibility (1st time)
For his online visibility (2nd + time)

On the 2nd day of Christmas my client asked of me - 2 new domains

On the 3rd day of Christmas my client asked of me 3 301s

On the 4th day of Christmas my client asked of me 4 textual menus

On the 5th day of Christmas my client asked of me 5 one way links

On the 6th day of Christmas my client asked of me 6 static pages

On the 7th day of Christmas my client asked of me 7 spidered news feeds

On the 8th day of Christmas my client asked of me 8 engaging titles

On the 9th day of Christmas my client asked of me 9 new blog posts

On the 10th day of Christmas my client asked of me 10 tags on Digg

On the 11th day of Christmas my client asked of me 11 well written Meta Tags

On the 12th day of Christmas my client asked of me 12 top 10 rankings