Ian Lurie // 3 Aug, 2006
Dreamhost is a web site hosting provider. We’ve used them, and I like them. They’ve some major, WaMu-type problems lately, partly because they’re trying to secure their power infrastructure, and partly because Los Angeles has been having brown- and blackouts. They show the right way to deal with it: Publicly. On the web. Honestly. And… Read More
Ian Lurie // 3 Aug, 2006
Kudos to WaMu for demonstrating, graphically, how not to launch new features on a web site. A story on CNET points out that their online bill payment and banking system has been down since last Saturday. In the mean time, they apparently didn’t really admit to anyone that there was a problem. And Gary Kishner’s… Read More
Ian Lurie // 1 Aug, 2006
Book Review: Tested Advertising Methods by John Caples was the first book I ever read about advertising. I re-read it about every six months.
Ian Lurie // 31 Jul, 2006
A further explanation of my link between Getting Things Done and successful internet marketing.
Ian Lurie // 28 Jul, 2006
I’ve been working on a small e-book, The Guide to Blogging, for about 3 weeks now. It should be ready in about 2 more weeks, I hope. I want to provide a brief, step-by-step guide to launching and then promoting a blog. This guide will be for regular folk like you and me, not veteran blogging geeks who actually know what an RSS file looks like (well, OK, I do know what an RSS file looks like, but that’s memory space I’d just as soon get back).
In the mean time, I thought I’d ask: If you have any questions about blogging, getting attention on a blog, or otherwise getting your thoughts on the web, please send them to me, IAN AT Portentinteractive.com.
The AT is instead of an @ to stop evil spam bots blah blah blah. Please replace it with a real @ symbol.
Ian Lurie // 27 Jul, 2006
Seth Godin has a great post today about intuition and analysis. Rely on your gut and you’ll go far. Depend too much on analysis, though, and you’ll stagnate.
Ian Lurie // 25 Jul, 2006
David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done, has some great lessons for marketing…
Ian Lurie // 19 Jul, 2006
It’s not a bad thing when marketing writers push content to tagging sites like Digg.com. In fact, just the opposite. I’m a ‘craven seeker of hits’, and proud of it. Read on to learn why.
Ian Lurie // 13 Jul, 2006
If the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s web site is any indication, the Democratic Party learned nothing about online campaigning since 2004. Which is a bad sign, if you’re a Democrat. Read on…
Ian Lurie // 12 Jul, 2006
ClickTale is an about-to-be-released tool that will let you basically create movies of visitors’ use of your site. I don’t know much about it (just applied for the beta program) but have a look. It’s definitely got huge potential. What’s better than knowing exactly how, and when, people clicked?