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Is The Butt-Brush Effect Killing Your Online Business?

Is The Butt-Brush Effect Killing Your Online Business?

No one likes being hassled when they’re shopping. You know the drill: from the moment you wander innocently into a store to browse the wares, eager salespeople are immediately hounding you. Sure, they’re just trying to do their job, but…

How Blog Commenting Can Drive Traffic To Your Doorstep

If success is the primary goal for your online business (it’s really a Catch 22 – you can’t have one without the other), then driving traffic to your website is an absolute necessity. Period. Commenting on other peoples blogs is…

Smarter Searching: Semantic VS Literal

Smarter Searching: Semantic VS Literal

There’s a lot of talk floating around these days wondering if SEO’s days might be numbered, with the question phrased specifically as such: Is SEO dead? No it’s not dead, and more than likely it won’t be anytime soon, but…

Common Myths About Blogs

In the spirit of the ‘chicken vs. egg’ question that has plagued Humankind for eons (okay, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement), I’ve got a different one to posit: which came first, the website or the blog? This one’s…

Mapinnovations.com – A Mapping Tool Made Easier

Tools – It’s widely agreed throughout the field of Anthropology that Humankind’s unique ability to create, manipulate, and utilize the technology of tools is what propelled our species from living in trees millions of years ago to riding on spaceships…

955 Dreams: The Future Of App Design?

In a recent post, I made a passing remark about the running tally of apps currently available on the market from just Apple alone. The exact figure escapes me at the moment, but it’s somewhere in the 750,000 neighborhood. That’s…

Being Clever > Being Powerful

Last month NASA launched the world’s biggest extraterrestrial explorer, a car-sized rover aptly named: Curiosity. The 1-ton vehicle, complete with drills, jackhammers and even lasers, will take 8 1/2 months to reach the planet Mars after having completed a journey…

Common Facebook Faux Pas

Ah, Facebook. After spending admittedly too much time perusing my ‘friend’s’ status updates, I’ve come to the conclusion that, generally speaking, there’s 3 main types who frequent the ‘good book’: 1. Those who share silly things; 2. Those who do…

Pitch Strikes Every Time . . .

With an over-saturation of blogs crowding cyberspace, finding new and creative ways to stand out within the blog-o-sphere is tough. That’s why one of the most trusted methods is still one of the best and surest ways to gain notice…

When Less is More

The minimalist design technique is well suited to artist portfolios and text heavy websites because it sets a calm environment for users to concentrate on content. Spare pleasing aesthetics… gracefully carved-out ample white space… logical navigation… uncluttered layout… are virtues…