Various forms of web metrics and keyword research are one of the cornerstones of internet marketing, and I have decided that some reviews of such services could develop into some good “cornerstone” content.
In some way it is a shame as I believe PayPerPost could have steered metrics into something exceptional.
I will still most likely use it more, but only if I can host the open source application myself without providing it as a service. I wouldn’t want to use a service that is hosted by a “bunch of SEOs” i.e. potential competitors.
Lots of people snub Alexa for providing statistics that are easily gamed, or lack relevance for the global market. As an example Jason Calacanis was recently proposing to test different ways Alexa can be gamed..
Sherman Hu’s WordPress Tutorials site has just received a massive facelift.
It might be thought that this facelift was due to recent perceptions of the site.
Unfortunately the timeline just doesn’t reflect on the recent situation.