For Fun Archive

10 Questions from Distilled SearchLove

No. 1557 • August 12th, 2012 • 4 Comments

As you’ll see in a future post this week, I’ll be speaking at two Distilled events this coming fall–SearchLove London and SearchLove Boston.  As a unique part of their “initiation process,” they had a pretty extensive questionnaire.  Given how sparse my posting has been this summer & the fact that there aren’t any tremendous secrets […]

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Google’s 8-Bit Maps for NES

No. 1398 • March 31st, 2012 • 4 Comments

Has Google's Traditional April Fool's Joke Come a Day Early? While messing around with Google Maps I happened to come across a pop-up linking to a little video explaining 8-bit Google Maps. I applaud Google for its creativity and light-hearted nature. But I can't help but think of the (wo)man hours it must have taken to pull this off, and how those surely would have been better spent in the Places Help Forums, or on refinements to the clustering algorithm, where they would have a real-world, and not a fantasy-world, impact?

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How to Read Unlimited Articles

No. 980 • May 12th, 2011 • 10 Comments

Obviously the New York Times' current pay wall is something I'm incredibly opposed to. Here's a fast solution for readers looking to get around it.

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Some Thoughts on Smartphones

No. 975 • May 8th, 2011 • 8 Comments

Pretty much the only thing that's gone less than perfectly on my two-month trip overseas is that my iPhone was stolen here in Birmingham on Friday evening. Obviously, after the initial shock and incredible disappointment, I've had some time to think about the situation & felt like writing my thoughts publicly.

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Who Is Choosing the Graphics for Supermedia?

No. 649 • August 16th, 2010 • 10 Comments

I suggest they may want to reconsider this one...

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Buy the Limited Edition SMX East 2009 T-Shirt

No. 526 • October 5th, 2009 • No Comments

The always-enterprising Mike Blumenthal has started a campaign (of which I had no prior knowledge and am more than a little embarrassed by) to raise money for a Google Maps customer service team. Of course, in the more-than-likely event that Google eschews our generosity, all funds will be donated to a very worthy cause: a […]

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The Ultimate Local SEO Vanity Search

No. 507 • September 24th, 2009 • 23 Comments

With all due respect to Andrew Shotland, whose great writing and insightful tips (along with a keyword-rich domain name) have earned him not only a #1 ranking for all kinds of Local-related searches including this one…I believe that what I am about to share with you is more impressive than even his dominance of search engine […]

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The *Apparent* Death of Journalism

No. 267 • May 7th, 2009 • 10 Comments

I've wanted to write this post for a long time. In it, I tackle the hot topic of where journalism and traditional media stand in the internet era. N.B. You’re probably not going to have time to read this post all in one sitting, so feel free to read it in chunks (which I’ve tried to create with headlines scattered throughout the post). It’ll still be here if you decide to come back later.

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SEO Looking for Work in Portland

No. 148 • November 21st, 2008 • 2 Comments

Fear not, dear readers, 'tis not I in need of employment. But a colleague on the SEMpdx Board, Scott Orth, has felt the pain of this economic downturn--earlier this week he was laid off by his employer.

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SEOs and SEMs Mobilize for Great Causes

No. 98 • May 29th, 2008 • 2 Comments

A couple of my favorite SEO firms, Distilled UK, of London, England and NetConcepts of Madison, WI have announced efforts in recent days that will help make the world a better place, using SEO and SEM. Here are a couple of brief summaries of those efforts, with an idea of how you can get involved: […]

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