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How News Organizations Can Get My Money

Tweet Alternate title:Yet Another Solution to Newspapers’ Problems Media moguls, feel free to take this idea and run with it–I have neither the capital nor the initiative to implement it. Media pundits, feel free to bash this idea. I haven’t seen an idea out there yet that someone hasn’t hated. So the basic idea is […]

How Much Is Twitter Worth?

Tweet From TechCrunch: Would Google pay more than $1 billion for Twitter? No idea. But there’s no way Microsoft lets a deal be negotiated without putting its bid in, too. And if these two giants see Twitter as the future of search, $1 billion is peanuts. It seems to me that “user driven” search (search […]

If The Internet Came Before Newspapers

Tweet Very entertaining post by Romenesko. To top it all off, you don’t need a long-term warranty or service protection program. If you’re not happy with this product on any day, we’ll redesign it and bring you a new one the next day That’s just the conclusion.  The whole thing is a great read.

Get The Most From Google Analytics

Tweet Here’s a great list of Analytics tutorials, including topics like linking your AdWords and Analytics together, setting up goal tracking, creating profiles, etc. The Missing Google Analytics Manual Just about anything you’d want to do with Google Analytics is covered here somewhere.  A great resource!

At Least The Idea Was Good

Tweet No real tips here, just something I was thinking about tonight that sort of made me chuckle.  Back at the turn of the millennium (isn’t it cool that we can say that?) I was working with a couple of guys on a system to measure and track a web site’s popularity.  What we were […]

Everything I Need to Know About AdSense

Tweet …I learned from this FAQ. Ok, not everything.  A few things that aren’t covered here are topics like ad placement and blending.  Still, this is a great guide if you are just getting started with AdSense and want to make sure your bases are covered as far as complying with Google’s Terms of Service.  […]

Interesting Case for NOT Having a Sitemap

Tweet A while back I wrote a post about the need for having a sitemap to let search engines, especially Google, know that you exist and the contents of your site. I mentioned there one of the biggest advantages was that sitemaps are a great way to get crawled before you’ve actually built up any […]

More on Google Analytics — Traffic Quality

Tweet The other day I posted a short introduction to Google Analytics along with a couple of ideas about how the information compiled there could be used specifically by journalists. One of the other really cool features (it’s new) in Analytics is the ability to create custom reports. One that I’ve created for some sites […]

Getting Started With Google Analytics

Tweet There are many, MANY packages out there to help you analyze your web traffic.  Google Analytics is one of the most popular and easy to use. It’s also priced right (free!) and integrates really well with Google Adwords to help you measure how well your marketing strategy is working. Why use web analytics? Without […]

You’re Having Problems With Feedburner This Week Too?

Tweet You are not alone… Google is in the process of making all FeedBurner users migrate over to its servers. One can only hope that will end these recurring issues, but there’s little reason to believe that will be the case. After all, the migration process itself created an error the other day, one that […]


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