Friday, July 28, 2006

10 things I hate about my SEO clients

10) When they start the conversation off with we are just starting out and don't have much money (this really motivates me)
9) Meet Brian our web designer
8) I have a gambling web site or I have a porn web site
7) What do you mean we are under penalty?
6) But we only pay $3.95 per month for web hosting and we are quite happy
5) I've already spent $5000, why should I trust you?
4) We get like a million hits per month, (but how many unique visitors do you get?) I don't know we get like a million hits per month
3) What do you mean I have to have my site re-done and the site won't index?
2) But we really like flash, it's so pretty
1) The owners son does the web site

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Froogle for Mobile

If this becomes widely adopted, this could change the way we shop.

Google Accessible Search

I kind of freaked out at 1st about this, my serps were higher here and I thought that maybe some filters were not applied on this version. I read and little more and realized that because I have picture and use alt text for them that was why I am ranking higher is this version of Google.

BlogPatrol� - Free Blog Counter | Free Blog Stats | Free Hit Counters

One of the things that bugs me about blogspot is no stats and I guess that's where these guys come in. Seems like a pretty cool free service. I'm curios because I am seeing pageview via adsense stats. It will be interesting to see how people end up here.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Article Submission is comming soon

I'm going to being adding article submissions to the directory site later this week. Updates to follow...

CreaScripts - CreaDirectory - CreaName - ASP, ASP.NET Scripts

This is where I got the script for the web directory, the support is excellent. My questions were answered right away.

Internet Web Directory - Fast PC Networks

I'm starting a new paid web directory. I've found a great asp script for a developer in France. I was going to do this on a linux server until I found this script. I like linux but my admin skill are pretty weak. This script automate most of the process and works great with iis.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Visual Page Rank Update in Progress

Looks like Google is updating page rank and backlinks. My main site did ok and stayed the same but this blog seems to have take a hit. The blog is now a pr0 and none of the backlinks show. I've added some since the last update to no avail. I wonder what I did to mess myself up, maybe to many links back to the main site. The blog was a pr3 and I was hoping to get a pr5, oh well back to square 1.

Download VMware Server

Download VMware Server
I've been meaning to get back into messing around with VMWARE. I'd like to find a way to make money with it.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Google AdSense

Google AdSense
Some day when I have more time, I'm going to try to make real money with AdSense. For now I make about enough to pay for my Verizon wireless for my laptop. I'm pretty suprised at how much I get per click which tells me the bids are getting pretty high. I'm also seeing an increase in page views here on the blog, it is amazing what posting every few days plus a few good incomming links will do.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics
I'm really starting to like google analytics, I don't think I'll ever come close to using all of its features but I do like the insight I gain and it is becomming my favorite over web trends.

New York Colocation, Data Center, Disaster Recovery Facility New York City

I can almost kick myself for not going into the New York market sooner. I've had the page up for almost two weeks and I'm seeing good traffic and conversion from the page even though I'm not ranked that high for my main keyword phrases. The content again is saving my butt and I'm getting good results for very specific keyword phrase searches. The same is true for Atlanta but since it is a smaller market I do not get as much traffic. I'm going to be going into more markets, that is going to be the best way to pick up traffic. I've found that is easier to get more traffic with more pages rather than to try to squeeze more out of one page. Content really seems to be king these days. I am still finding links, I try to keep a steady pace, I don't think it look very natural if all the sudden you start to slow down or stop. I did just put up a new ezine article for disaster recovery, I'll post a link once the article is approved.

Monday, July 10, 2006

will I ever stop upgrading?

One of the joys/pains of owning a colocation company is the constant upgrading. It is very hard to get ahead, it seems like I'm always buying a new server, firewall, switch or something. I would love 6 months on not having to buy an expensive piece of hardware, YEAH right!
On my list of upgrades for the next few months- another spam applicane, firewalls, layer3 switches, exchange infrastructure, ssl vpn gateway(waiting for the price to come down a bit and to find one with all the feature I want either way it's going to cost me)
I'm also moving into a new office next month, that will be some more shopping I'm sure.

Add more pages to get more traffic

I'm finding it very hard to get more traffic on the site. If I want more traffic the best way is to add another page. I've been adding some pages for services in different cities and that seem to be slowly pick things up. I have no faith in the keyword inventory tools any longer. I find that specific keyword phrases are the ones that pay off.

My new firewall

I'm in the process of getting a new firewall. I'm gonig to try the Juniper netscreen. I'm frustrated with alot of the firewalls on the market, I like what I'm hearing about the netscreen I'm curious to see if it does all that they say it will.

Adding Ezine RSS

I'm adding my ezine rss feed, these are article that I've written this year, it kind of mucks up the template a bit but it seemed like a fun thing to do. Not sure if I'll do this with the main site, not reall sure the best way to add it since I do cover a vaiety of topics.
As for the update, not much ever became of it, I was hoping to see a backlink update. I curious to see what Google will count.