Am I the only one to get annoyed at negative blog post and article headlines? What Not To Do… Why Your …. is Failing The Ten Don’ts of … You get the idea and have seen plenty yourself, I’m sure. Such titles put me off, they annoy me, and they do not persuade me to […]
Someone asked me how long I’d been blogging for, and I had to first think of what would actually count as blogging before I could answer. While I would often join in with, and even start, a number of forum posts to the degree that could almost be considered blogging, I would say my first […]
Oh, the temptation to title this “Who loves you?” just so I could add “baby” at the end – but realise most of you are too young to have any idea what that would be on about. Aren’t you? So in part 1 we had a good look and think about what we want to […]
‘Tis time to dust off my ancient (in Internet terms) Internet marketing questionnaire from 2008. Not least because in that time we’ve leapt forward with various social media tools and devices, so they all need to be brought into the mix, if only to understand whether they are useful for us or not. Every business […]
Many of us do it, or know a friend who does (much to our frustration on their behalf) – help people we know and like if we can – give a bootstrapping business a hand to get going. But when you’ve been in business for a while and have a skill that people see as […]
As it is kind of my job to know what works and what does not, I did join Klout to see what all the fuss was about, some time ago. And rapidly realised it was not a system reliably informing anyone of anything, quite frankly. It’s nonsense. And anyone that considers your worth by your […]
Awake at silly o’clock this morning thanks to a child’s nightmare, and having given up trying to get back to sleep, I spot a tweet from Google’s Matt Cutts about the new Page Speed Online service that analyses a web page’s performance and then offers suggestions to make it faster. Google announced this yesterday on their Webmaster Central Blog – always worth keeping an eye on.
BarbaraSaul.com gets a reasonable 73 out of 100 but there are few plugins and graphics to slow it all down (don’t ask about the Blogmistress – that wants a little attention ).
We all know that how fast a website loads makes a difference, not only to how Google considers the worthiness of your site, but more importantly in whether your visitor will bother hanging around for it to load. This may be less of a problem, generally, with faster broadband speeds all the time (well perhaps not for us rural folk) but still needs to be considered as a priority.
Now I’m not sure that the title above will have worked quite as well as it did in my head (think Queen…) but anyway – you’ll be getting used to my odd ways by now! For many years Flash has been a pain in the behind for many sensible Internet marketers. Just this week a […]
This week I was asked about the “value” of a link on the home page compared to being on the links list (where included on a blog’s sidebar, for instance). And of course I replied that a link from a home page will always be considered more important than a link elsewhere, but such questions […]