Stale Tweets — And How to Avoid Them

So you’ve been reading all about the magical things that Twitter can do for your business and you keep running across articles on “how to increase your twitter followers.” Of course, increasing followers and KEEPING followers are actually two different things — and most sites that are trying to sell you a “how to” don’t…

Google Analytics — Is It Worth It?

I’ve seen a lot of posts both pro and con about Google Analytics — the tool from google that is aimed at marketers and shows detailed statistics of a site.  Some people swear by it, some swear at it, and most don’t seem to know it exists.  After reading a number of posts and blogs…

Wider Content — more blog traffic?

There’s been some recent discussions on Internet entrepreneur boards about whether or not writing articles for other blogs (or article directories) that link to your blog is really that effective in the wake of Panda, Google’s latest algorithm. Does it make better sense to write a wide variety of articles (such as “general entrepreneurship topics”)…

Pretty Websites are More Trustworthy?

Here’s the latest brain-bending alert:  Content may not exactly be king on the Internet   Yep. All those hard written words probably aren’t as effective as you thought because the new Evil Usurper sneaking in to topple Content off its throne is “Pretty Pictures.” Images are strongly attractive to people. As a species we are…

Building Time Blocks

The trouble with us is that we’re being trained to be easily fascinated.  You know, the “oooh!  shiny!” reaction where you’re walking along thinking about one thing and suddenly something bright and interesting (or new) catches your attention.  Suddenly, all your well-intentioned plans go out the window as you go over to look at (and…

This Week’s Fabulous Five Websites

I’ve been prowling around the Internet this week wasting time looking for the best advice on how to update the Friends In Business website. There’s a lotta distractions out there, let me tell you — and a lot of information. Sadly, much of it is pure garbage and some of the sites for people interested…

In The Reviews: a few useful websites

Do you have advertising burn out?   I do!   In 2006, CBS news estimate that we’re bombarded with 5,000 ads per day and these days it seems like that number must have doubled!  If you’re looking for advice on how to fix up your website or perhaps increase some traffic to your blog, it…

And the winner is…? Really???

Well, how about them apples? My husband convinced me to switch to Firefox after YEARS of being a diehard Internet Explorer user.  It wasn’t laziness– I like the layout better and liked some of the functions.  But Firefox was loading faster than IE and I switched. So it surprised me when an independent test lab…