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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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Kevin Ryan & Jeff Ferguson of Napster

26 October 2007 by Joost de Valk »

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Jeff is quite an interesting guy, he worked as an SEO and later worked as online marketing manager for Hilton before becoming the director of online marketing for Napster. He talked a bit about how it was to set up the online marketing strategy for Hilton, including an affiliate program, it turns out he had »

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Favicons and your online brand

15 November 2006 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

One of the nicer things to have changed with the release of IE7, which is now in automatic updates, is the way it handles favicons. In the IE6 past it would show them in the location bar only when you had the site bookmarked. Now it always shows them, and in the tab bar as »

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Why pay for web design?

7 August 2006 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

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The intention of most people who decide to create a new website is to create a steady source of income for themselves. So some people may wonder why they should spend some of their budget on paying someone else to design and create their websites. The truth is that there are many reasons why having »

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