I learned a lot about Kickstarter over the past two weeks, and I thought this might interest some of you, plus, I need your help too. With Kickstarter crowd funding, people don’t actually “invest” in a project,  instead they “pledge” an amount, in exchange for something tangible, related to the project being funded. The “rewards” […]

I’ve frequently been asked if I can point to a good example of Twitter marketing, and it’s rare, but I saw one first hand this weekend. Sunday afternoon, I happened to notice that Gary Vaynerchuck twittered that he would offer free shipping for the entire year of 2010, if the New York Jets were to […]

Google, Facebook and Myspace have all made announcements this month that continue to lead us down the road of social convergence. Advertising Age magazine just published an article called, “A Web-Wide social network“, and it’s really worth a read for clients that don’t get it many people that are in “social denial” and still think […]

In January of 2007 I joined StomperNet under the belief that I would get the personal attention of their world-class faculty. I assumed that for the nearly $10,000 I was going to pay for the year, I would not only learn everything I wanted to know, but I would establish some personal relationships that I […]

I get a lot of e-mails asking questions, and I frequently turn my replies into articles. That’s actually how my SEO 101 section came about long ago. Replying can be quite time consuming, but not replying might be seen as rude, so I’ve now come up with a great compromise that adds a sort of […]

At the upcoming SEMpdx sixpack event*, I was supposed to give a 15 minute talk about Blogs and RSS in a generic sort of way that might appeal to the broadest variety of users… Pardon me while I yawn for a minute. Do you really need to be told again that user generated content and […]

When it comes to social media marketing, the very term itself is almost an oxymoron. If you think about the process only as “marketing”, you’re likely going to fail, because you are trying to exploit the very concept that these networks were founded on. These web 2.0 networks don’t exist so that you can sell […]

Tomorrow nights Portland search engine marketing meeting is in a new location for SEMpdx, and although this was announced a while ago, I thought I would point it out again – Tuesday, May 8 2007 Registration & Networking: 6:00 PM Program: 6:30 – 7:30 PM The Portland EcoTrust Building (721 NW 9th Ave. Portland, OR […]

Sitting at a table in the bar after a recent SEMpdx meeting,  a member (Garry Egan) stated that he could get a site indexed by all three search engines in 36 hours, and even ranking for a non-competitive term or two. While everyone at the table was sufficiently impressed, I already knew that this was […]

Today I got notified by a hosting customer that his website had their content and design copied and reposted under another domain name hosted elsewhere. The copied domain is here – www.nim-company.com while the ORIGINAL design and content are here – www.webpositionexpert.com. The original site is a friend with a business in Antigua, while the […]

I’m going to the Webmaster World Pubcon convention next week, and getting pretty stoked. I’m so glad they’re back to a 4 day format now… The session grid has been complete for a while now, and looks really good. Like always though, it’s hard to be two (or more) places at once.  I’m pretty sure […]

Search Engine Marketers of Portland (SEMpdx) has announced officially that its first networking event will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at Portland Oregon’s Hotel Deluxe from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Most of the SEMpdx board members, (including myself), will be on hand to answer questions, and to tell attendees more about varios membership benefits, […]