Sphinn – SEM Attention Wars

Sphinn Error

Having just come back from a week in Florida, striving to improve not only my own powers of concentration and focus, but how to grab and maintain the attention of readers and customers, for the last few days I have been thinking a little about Sphinn… some of those thoughts haven’t been pleasant, and to be perfectly honest, the good thoughts had very selfish motives.

The Acceleration 2 Seminar: Introduction & Disclosure

Acceleration 2 Seminar

Acceleration 2 SeminarMy father was a 40 year veteran at The Daily Telegraph, head proof reader for a number of those years until proof readers were phased out in favour of computer jockeys with spell checkers, though you would never guess that based upon my own spelling and frequent typing mistakes.

Split Testing With WordPress

So you want to build your website with with WordPress rather than a static HTML page, but you also want the benefits of being able to split test your copy and use it with Google Website Optimizer.
That sounds like a job for lots of custom programming…

Google Personalized Results – Ego Search Conundrum

Personal Search For Andy

I frequently use Google to search for results on my own site, so you would expect that when using Google Personalized Search, pages on my own domain would rank higher for very obvious specific search results.
You would be wrong…

BlogCatalog Updates

Blogcatalog Broadcast

Blogcatalog announced on their blog yesterday some fairly major changes and I just spent an hour or so looking around to get a feel for what has changed.

The first thing I suggest you do is pop over to Blogcatalog and grab a free 7 day trial of their supporters service, so you can actually try out some of these new features (today may be the last day this is available)

Typepad Trackback & Pingback

I have never used Typepad, I have never felt the need. I started with Blogger a couple of years ago, quickly progressed to using predominantly WordPress and never looked back.

When I link to a Wordperss blog, most of the time I can just use pingback which autodiscovers the trackback URL for any blog I link to within a post and sends a trackback to the blog owner.

You Have The Attention Span of a Gnat

I promised a review of “The Attention Age Doctrine” but I thought instead I would play around with some appetisers to encourage people to take a look.
The amount of time I have been able to allocate to this has been extremely limited, as a more urgent need for my time arose on Sunday and took up a large chunk of it over the last few days.