More on Not Being the Customer

I wrote a while ago about not using services with no business model, but I’m even more wary of sites and services where I am not the customer. That’s any ad based site like say, Facebook. Yes I am a begrudging user of Facebook, but I’m not their customer. I give them no money to […]

Can We Get by with Web Apps?

Web apps have been heralded as the solution to our online and offline lives. We do not have to install software on our machines. Things are backed up online and, in theory, we can edit offline with Google Gears (or other solution). So looking at this promised land I decided to move my blog writing […]

Yahoo’s New Homepage and Some Problems

The big story today seems to be the roll out of Yahoo’s new homepage. While this is very cool for Yahoo to do I still think that there are some problems with the idea. Is This What People Really Want? I’ve recently read Getting Real and while I do not agree with all of the […]

Google Conversion Optimizer

I attended a webinar on Google Conversion Optimizerrecently and had to write a summary for work that I thought I would share with everyone. I don’t profess to be an expert (that’s why I went) so if there are things I am missing let me know. What is the Conversion Optimizer? At it’s core the […]

The Daily News: Google custom search and getting more clients

How many of us have used the built in search for a site and found it to be horrid? I know that a site I am currently working on has what I feel is an unusable search function. In fact the results are so bad I think it’s better if they aren’t even there. So […]