Congratulations, Steve Olsen, for winning the ultimate job interview with the adidas Golf Wear in the World Adventure. Check out the website to see the final days and how Steve put it all together in the end.
Monthly Archives: August 2010
The subject line said “New improved website design. Room ideas, expert advice and more.” The newsletter inside invited me to “Meet the new improved crateandbarrel.com : New design. More ideas. Easier and more fun to shop than ever.” So I clicked, and was greeted with the nice scene. Rad. Those bookcases would be great for our condo. I should tell Arlene… … that they apparently cost $700 a piece. And the grand total of everything C&B wants you to buy to recreate that room? Just $541 shy of $10k. Yea. At least they got my 2 minute pageview that accompanied the Bounce rate +1. READ MORE
If you’ve noticed something different about Google Images, but can’t quite put your finger on it, relax, you’re not crazy; for the first time since its launch in 2001, the service has been completely revamped. In addition to major interface features, a new product known as Image Search Ads has been implemented, allowing marketers to advertise in an enhanced, more visual way, alongside image search results.
We’d like to officially reintroduce everyone to Pencils.com! After months of planning, design and development, the new and improved site is up and running. I sat down with Matt Stallings, the lead designer on the project to find out a little bit more about the inspiration behind the redesign. Here is what was focused on:
A couple year’s back, my old buddy Sean asked if I could design some graphics for a beach cruiser called the “Booze Cruz” he’s going to be producing through his BMX company Revenge Industries. The Booze Cruz is all about pedaling to the local bar or liquor store and letting the good times roll. He wanted a collage of beer bottles, six packs, 40′s, etc. I even threw in a beer bong just for the heck of it. It was definitely a fun little project for me – and I was happily paid with 2 Booze Cruz beach cruisers to call my own. So as I’ve been proudly pedaling one around the last few years, I’ve had the other one in storage. So, over the weekend, I took some fresh pictures of the bike before it goes on Craigslist and thought I’d share this project.
Although some are easier to implement than others, there are a number of tips that most anyone can do in order to make their website more appealing to search engines. Although there are 55 Quick SEO Tips to read about, we are just going to highlight a couple of the most important and least technical factors to keep in mind.
I got an email blast from ShareThis this AM that they are proud to announce an update, whereby they are rolling out an implementation of a new Tweet Button. The update allows easier Tweeting / Facebook sharing with buttons, as well as clean display of # of Tweets / Facebook posts (likes?) , right on the forefront. READ MORE
We just helped launch a new website www.neerlife.com, a website that supports the new Android App “Neer”. The “Neer” app allows you to stay connected to those family members and friends that are closest to you.
Check it out and let us know what you think…www.neerlife.com, you can visit the site to download the Android app, or just search “Neer” on the Android Market.
The most important factor in determining the success your site will have in terms of SEO and getting ranked in search engines is the keywords you decide to use. It’s an absolute necessity to focus on the words that your target audience is searching for; otherwise there is no way you’ll ever be found, no matter how great or useful your site may be.
If not, you aren’t getting the most out of your website and chances are your competitors, those who are actively involved in SEO and other Search Engine Marketing tactics are taking advantage. According to compete.com, in June of 2010 alone, Google had close to 149 million unique visitors, while Yahoo! had 134.3 million, followed by Bing with just under 60 million.