Yearly Archives: 2008

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Ian Lurie31 Oct, 2008

Find Me Online

Every now and then I let folks know the various places you can follow or connect with me online. I’m working on consolidating a bit, so here are the current online places I hang out: Facebook Follow/connect and I’ll follow back. I’m always up for a good conversation.

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Jarrod Medrano31 Oct, 2008

Quick Photoshop Tip: Make your product images shine.

When designing a website for a business, it’s easy to overlook the little things. A lot of time is spent on design, layout, and development. Other, less glamorous things like image file size and product images are often overlooked. Attention to the little details in a website can make all the difference in the world… Read More


Tom Schmitz31 Oct, 2008

Google Outbids Barack Obama for Obama’s Own Name

I was about to run this morning’s keyword chart on John McCain when I noticed that Google is outbidding Barack Obama for his own name in AdWords. The advertisement is for Google Maps Election ’08 Map Gallery and goes to a timeline of Barack Obama’s life. BTW, if you are ever in this neighborhood be… Read More


Ian Lurie31 Oct, 2008

Do Pumpkins Float?

Happy Halloween everyone.


Tom Schmitz30 Oct, 2008

Barack Obama Keyword Chart & Google Ranking Report

With the 2008 Presidential Election only a few days away it’s time for a little end of campaign fun. Today I present you with Barack Obama’s keyword chart and Google ranking report. Tomorrow I will present John McCain’s keyword Chart and Google ranking report. On Monday I will run both ranking reports then compare them… Read More

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Ian Lurie30 Oct, 2008

Stop Plagiarism in 3 Easy Steps

I recommend the death penalty for plagiarism. Until that happy day arrives, I’ll share a technique that at least makes life harder for thieving scumbags. Step One: Trap Your Post First, you need to add a trap to your blog post. Usually that means an invisible GIF image. Use your image editing software to create… Read More

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Ian Lurie29 Oct, 2008

My Company’s Hiring

Portent Interactive is now hiring: Portent’s Seeking SEO Interns Don’t know who the smartass was that wrote that post…


Ian Lurie29 Oct, 2008

Portent’s Seeking SEO Interns

Portent is now hiring slave labor interns. If you are: Smart; A capable communicator and a good writer (meaning you can write a sentence that doesn’t make our copywriting team cringe); Want to learn the wild and wacky world of Search Engine Optimization; Looking to do real, honest-to-goodness work that generates real, honest-to-goodness value; have… Read More


Ian Lurie28 Oct, 2008

A Copywriter’s Practical Guide To Smart Internal Linking

Yo, copywriters. If you freak out about semantic markup, then you have varying degrees of apoplexy over links. But linking is a critical part of smart online copy. Links are why it’s called the world wide web, and not the world wide collection of random disconnected bits and pieces. So you need to learn. Here’s… Read More


Elizabeth Marsten27 Oct, 2008

Winning In the Wedding Industry with PPC

We’re all familiar with the wedding industry’s spending power, no matter what the economic climate, the lavish wedding will always prevail. The industry is highly competitive with high barriers to entry, so how do you generate a positive ROI in a sector that can bleed your budget dry within an hour? Build Up & Be… Read More

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