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Archive for February 2008

February 29th, 2008

Split Testing Made Easy For WordPress Bloggers/Marketers

Andrew Hansen introduces his custom, split testing plugin for WordPress;
“TESTIT gives you the ability to split test different posts within wordpress. You can write two different variations for any post, and be able to see from within the WP Admin, which post generated more clicks.
And not just links from within the post either.
You can see […]

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February 28th, 2008

Basic Rules For Success

These rules were written by Terry Corbell, founder of CMS Associates LLC in Federal Way, Wash., and author of a column called “The Biz Coach” that appears on the Web sites of an all-news radio and television station in Seattle.
They appeared in The New York Times Tues., Feb., 26th, 2008 under the title “Been There… […]

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February 27th, 2008

International Chargeback Reports Agency

If you’re selling anything, anywhere, online, this has the potential to be a valuable resource for you…
International Chargeback Reports Agency
“International Chargeback Reports Agency is a non-profit organization designed to help sellers around the globe report illegal chargebacks and fraudulent Internet sales. It is 100% free to report and to search. For the first time, international […]

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February 27th, 2008

Record Internet Advertising Revenues In 2007

Internet Advertising Revenues Again Reach New Highs, Estimated to Pass $21 Billion in 2007 and Hit Nearly $6 Billion in Q4 2007
Full-Year 2007 and Q4 Results Continue Industry’s Record-Breaking Year-on-Year and Quarter-on-Quarter Growth, According to IAB and PwC
NEW YORK, NY (February 25, 2008) – The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) today announced that […]

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February 26th, 2008

Starting A Small Business

Stephanie AuWerter asks you a couple of start-up questions then offers a few basic suggestions to help get your new small business started.
Do you have what it takes?
Is your idea any good?
Figure Out Your Financing
Write Your Business Plan
Get Out There!
Stephanie is an editor at SmartMoney.com. Check out our Business Plan Hints while you’re here.

Tags: Angel […]

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February 25th, 2008

Follow The Yellow Brick Road

If you’ll indulge me a bit I believe I can help you follow the yellow trail of cowardice, deception, fear and lies to a place that affects our efforts to achieve success online. This, by nature, will be largely political though it’s about to begin with a man who expresses exactly how I feel about […]

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February 23rd, 2008

Google’s Technology Playground

It’s no doubt old news to many but it’s the first time I’ve seen it…
Labs.google.com, Google’s technology playground.
“Google labs showcases a few of our favorite ideas that aren’t quite ready for prime time. Your feedback can help us improve them. Please play with these prototypes and send your comments directly to the Googlers who developed […]

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February 21st, 2008

eBay Listings Down, No, Up, No… Oh Who Knows?

Depends on who you’re reading or listening to I suppose.
This is one chart from Powersellersunite.com;

And it’s only for one day - today. There was a point, around 10am, that they had fallen about 900,000 for the day.
I think this graphic might be a bit more telling. Its from Tues., Feb. 19th;

This tells us […]

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February 21st, 2008

Microsoft adExcellence Launched For UK Advertisers

All of the three major search engines now have an accreditation program which, once completed, allows an individual or advertising agency to bow their chest out to prospective clients and rightfully so…
The latest addition to these offerings is Microsoft’s adExcellence becoming available in the UK. [H/T to Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land.]
As Brad Geddes […]

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February 20th, 2008

From “eBay Bans Sellers from Leaving Negative Feedback for Buyers” at Auctionbytes;
“eBay said the current system prevents buyers from leaving honest Feedback as they fear retaliation from the sellers if they leave a negative. ‘This makes it hard for buyers to distinguish between sellers while making bidding or buying decisions. In addition, when buyers receive […]

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February 19th, 2008

eBay’s Actions Evoke Strong Emotional Angry Reactions

And something new arises…
Sellers’ Union & Buyers’ Association Together

“We’ve had enough of eBay, Inc! With the recent fee hikes, we no longer believe that the corporate-run eBay site serves the needs of its users, we who made that site in the first place. However, the eBay Community now has a massive userbase. We must secure […]

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February 18th, 2008

eBay Boycott Began Today

This appears to be a lesson in how to pi** off the most folks in the shortest period of time… outside of politics :)
I say this because something piqued my interest (a phone call from Auction Success Group which is now another topic for another time) so I decided to do some research and wound […]

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February 18th, 2008

Are You A Whistleblower?

Last Friday I offered information about QuadrantOne wherein an extremely large advertising network had come together through the agreement of four major US newspaper publishers.
I’ve received a very lengthy comment, one that is as long as two of my long posts, accusing one of these publishers of some underhanded practices relating to college newspapers. Thankfully […]

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February 16th, 2008

ContentNext Media Job Boards

If you’re in the job market and your field is either digital media or mobile related, ContentNext has supplied you with a number of job boards to browse with global coverage.
“ContentNext is an independent media and information company based in Santa Monica, California, covering the business of digital media.”
PaidContent.org Job Listings;
“The digital world’s most […]

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February 15th, 2008

QuadrantOne - Major US Newspaper Online Ad Partnership

Four major U.S. newspaper chains, publishing papers including The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times, launched an online advertising network today offering advertisers the means to book national campaigns through one portal, that will have a reach of as many as 50 million people a month across the […]

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