BitPass Closes Its Doors

I wasn’t surprised — but I was disappointed to hear that BitPass is going out of business. Why wasn’t I surprised? Because I think BitPass made a couple of key errors in their business. 1. Their customer service sucked: On one occasion while attempting to resolve a payment problem with their accountant, she hung up…

Free Podcast Hosting

Podcasting has really exploded my lovability factor.  It has attracted hundreds of new subscribers. The problem? Hosting can be expensive for many people.  Here is a solution courtesy of Lynn Terry…   One of the main issues that website owners run into is disk space and bandwidth restrictions. That, and the technical side of creating…

Overture Keyword Tools Dies

Brad Fallon is reporting on the death of the Overture keyword tool.  THE tool all of us have been using to determine virtual real-estate (VRE)… As many of you are by now aware, Overture’s “keyword suggestion tool” has gone dead this week after about a month of sporadic behavior. I seem to recall reading that…

Click Fraud 14.2% Of Clicks

SearchEngineLand is reporting that marketers continue to get fleeced when advertising on Google and other search engines in this entry… Click Forensics has updated its Click Fraud Index with data from the fourth quarter of 2006, reporting an overall industry average click fraud rate of 14.2 percent Can you afford to lose 14.2% a quarter?

The King Of Cars

I am addicted to watching The King Of Cars. A reality show that revolves around the Las Vegas Dodge dealership belonging to “Chop” a 30 year-old entrepreneur that went from salesman to used-car manager to owning his own dealership. And what seems to be the driving force? The numbers. The metrics. I urge you to…

Boosting Adsense Profits With Background Images

It seems that enterprising bloggers are finding a way get their ads noticed using background images. Smart. Very smart. There is a problem though.  It seems that Google has a problem with images being used.  We ask that publishers not line up images and ads in a way that suggests a relationship between the images…

Al Qaeda Terrorist Groups Profiting From Google Adsense?

As if click fraud isn’t bad enough, it seems now Islamic terrorist groups are profiting from Google Adsense. What really pisses me off is that Google doesn’t police it’s properties! At the Search Engine Strategies Conference in Chicago, Webmaster Radio’s Jim Hedger is currently holding a press conference which is making public the investigative report…

The Great White North!

I have finally arrived in Canada and traveled the 2263 miles in just 42 hours. I narrowly avoided a nasty ice storm that smashed into Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. This week I will be slowly ramping things back up to normal and getting a lot of administrative tasks done. Yes, I will be blogging and…

Packing, Packing, More Packing…

Blogging, newsletters and work over the next two weeks is going to be limited. I am driving to Canada next Monday (Nov 27th) and taking much of my personal belongings with me. Tell you more next week!

Jason Calacanis Quits AOL

Jason Calacanis, the now former CEO of Weblogs, Inc has announced that he is quitting AOL. I hope he wasn’t forced out. I hope he decided to take the money he made from the sale of his company to AOL and live the good life. God knows I would have left a long time ago,…