Detect ad-blocking software

Ad blockers are among those features of browsers like Firefox and Opera that most online marketeers don’t really like. Although you could also try to be in the business of serving ads that people actually asked for (like, search ads?) but if you’re not, this ad-blocking detection software might be a very nice thing for you… It…

Conversion Rate Optimization?

I’m pretty excited about conversion rate optimization, and all of that got started by two gentlemen who’ve become very good friends of mine: Ben Jesson and Karl Blanks. These two guys introduced me to the concept of conversion rate optimization in the beginning of 2007 at Dave Naylor’s SEOdays. Their “handle” online is Conversion Rate…

Cloaking for AdWords

A post by Barry on SEL discusses cloaking AdWords URL’s to get around the display URL policy from Google (displayed domain in the ad has to exactly match the destination domain for the ad). The source for the “news” is a post by Stephen, who shows a good example of it, on which Matt commented…

Heroes coming to Holland

In the coming few weeks, a couple of my friends and heroes are coming to Holland! First, Kris Jones from (founder of Pepperjam, currently CEO of ReferLocal) is coming to do the keynote at Affiliate Dag 2008, the very first Dutch affiliate conference with over 500 people registered already!

Online Reputation Management e-book

Glen Allsopp from ViperChill released an e-book this weekend on Online Reputation Management, and I have to say, it’s an incredibly good read. We do quite some reputation management at Onetomarket, but I’d have a hard time writing it down as good as Glen has done, keeping it a fun and good read. Donna, who…

SES NY 2008

So I’m in the big Apple, my first trip ever to the States, to speak at the Search Engine Strategies 2008 conference here, and it’s a blast so far! I spoke yesterday on the Search Around the World – Europe session, and it was fun, getting a lot of good feedback. Today I walked around…

Co-host at the Shoemoney show

I co-hosted the Shoemoney show on WebmasterRadio with Jeremy Schoemaker yesterday evening, and it was fun! This time, instead of calling in, I Skyped in, and it all worked flawlessly. We spoke to Richard Zwicky of Enquisite, who’s an intelligent guy and a pleasure to talk with, and then rattled on a bit about nothing…

Sociable update

I’ve updated Sociable last night, it now includes a few more social sites, mostly small ones, but also two big Spanish sites: Menéame and BarraPunto, the Spanish version of Digg and SlashDot. The best new addition is terribly simple but fun though, it’s the forward by email button you now see below this post too.…

SES New York: who should I meet?

So when I announced my conference schedule a while back, I didn’t know for sure yet that I was going to be at SES New York, my first ever American conference. And the best part of it: I’m going as a speaker! I’ll be speaking on the Search Around the World Track on monday, going…