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The magical wand to better web design performance

7 January 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 43 Comments

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James Chartrand – a friend of mine who does small business web design– and myself were having a chat today about a mutual acquaintance of ours. We were both “done” with him because his site sucks and he keeps complaining he’s getting no clients. The literal quote he gave is the beginning of a guest »

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“Design by” footer links…

14 September 2010 by Joost de Valk »

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When you’ve had someone build a website for you, it turns out to be common practice for that “someone”, usually a web developer or a web designer, to add a “design by” or “website developed by” footer link to your site. Let me make my point clearly: if they haven’t given you a discount to »

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Just because I suck at PPC doesn’t mean you have to!

12 July 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 18 Comments

I’ll openly admit to not liking PPC. I’ll even go as far as saying that, while I do understand its uses, I loathe, yes, hate it. The fact of the matter is that the part of SEO I like and excel at is the technical side of things, and the structure side. The keywords? I »

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Happy Birthday BuySellAds!

4 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 11 Comments

I’ve posted about them before, and will probably be telling everybody I can about them for a while to come: BuySellAds. It’s their second birthday today, and they made a pretty darn cool video to celebrate: A very happy “birthday” to Todd and the crew at BuySellAds, thanks for helping me and those other great »

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Facebook & (the lack of) Privacy

14 May 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 50 Comments

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Two weeks back, while speaking at SAScon, I said in a panel there that “Facebook is the scariest shit I’ve seen in years”, related to their latest updates. I also said it was a lawsuit waiting to happen, coming from the European Union. I was right. Well, not entirely, it’s not a lawsuit yet. I »

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Google & Microformats: Drive More Traffic

18 February 2010 by Frederick Townes » - 78 Comments


Interview with Todd Garland of BuySellAds

30 January 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

I’ve recently switched from selling my ads directly to having BuySellAds take care of it, and it’s been an absolutely awesome experience. As a result of that experience, I do not agree with Chris Brogan yet that advertising is completely broken, but it does need a good level of reinvention. So, to introduce you to »

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Amazon Universal Wish List

23 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

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This is one of the cooler ideas I’ve seen recently on actually using the Wisdom of the Crowds to improve your knowledge about products. Don’t know exactly how long this has been live, but Amazon has a cool new feature for their wish lists: you can now add items from other sites.  I’ll show you »

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Detect ad-blocking software

15 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

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 »

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Online Reputation Management e-book

7 May 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 6 Comments

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 »

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