Tag Archives: tools


Ian Lurie //  20 May, 2010

Using fuzzy logic to redirect broken links: Geekery

One of the easiest ways to improve your link popularity is to fix old, busted links from other sites. For example: Say I have an online store. One product page is www.mysite.com/bike-tire/tubeless. A nice webmaster decides to link to that page, but uses www.mysite.com/bike/tubless. Because that link is incorrect, anyone going to the ‘tubless’ page… Read More


Elizabeth Marsten //  6 May, 2010

22 Free Keyword Tools for PPC and SEO

It happens to the best of us, one day you’re plugging along and you realize, you need to expand your keyword list, you need more niches, you need to spend more or you need to make more. So what do you do? Try any one of these free keyword tools or create your own methods… Read More

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Ian Lurie //  12 Nov, 2009

Using eBay as a keyword research tool

Quick post tonight: I’ve been using eBay’s keyword research tool for a while now. It may just beat the more established toolsets when it comes to commercial keyword research. Here’s how you use it: First, go to http://labs.ebay.com/raghavgupta/demoto/to?. Type in your query: When you click ‘submit’ you’ll get a report like this: The ‘Popularity’ column… Read More

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Ian Lurie //  27 Oct, 2009

RFPs Suck – Don’t take my word for it…

Update: RFPs Suck now out in paperback 11.30.09: RFPs Suck is now out in paperback, folks. Recent events have only proven to me that Tom’s formula really works. If nothing else, you can read his book to screen for RFPs you should – or shouldn’t – respond to. RFPs are like a colonoscopy: Someone you… Read More


Ian Lurie //  14 Sep, 2009

5 Image Editing and Screen Capture Tools For Bloggers

If you’re serious about blogging, then at some point you’ll have to grab an image of your screen. And, in true Give-a-Pig-a-Pancake fashion, once you do that you’ll want to edit it. Then you’ll realize that video would be really cool. And so on. Screen capture: Snapz Pro X I’m probably old-fashioned here, but Snapz… Read More

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Ian Lurie //  1 Jun, 2009

New Tool: Twitter Trends Analysis

I’m a hypocrite. Yes, a year ago I heaped scorn on the idea of me writing about Twitter. Now, I’ve not only written about it, but I just spent 3 days building a tool that analyzes trending topics. Check it out at HighTweets.com. How HighTweets works Every 5 minutes, HighTweets grabs the latest trending topics… Read More


Ian Lurie //  7 Jan, 2009

9 Tools I’m Using Every Day

Hard to believe, but I’m not much of a tools guy. I tend to use a text editor, an image editor, an outlining tool and a Moleskine. So, when I use a new tool more than four times, it’s worth writing about. To all the folks who send me tools for reviews and stuff, please,… Read More


Ian Lurie //  3 Dec, 2008

The Developer’s Guide to Internet Marketing

I’m a developer. There, I’ve said it. I’m out of the closet. It’s a little known fact, but I’ve been coding web applications since 1995. I used the very first version of ColdFusion (on 1,000 floppy disks), learned PHP while building Prius Mileage and have even (gasp) muddled through Ruby. While object-oriented programming still makes… Read More

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Ian Lurie //  6 Nov, 2008

Marketing Foot-In-Mouth Syndrome: Dino Rossi Swallows Entire Leg

I’m sure Dino Rossi is sitting somewhere right now, wondering why he lost this election. After all, he was up against some dang tax-and-spend liberal. It might have something to do with his marketing strategy. He used these signs quite a bit during the campaign: Photo from Hal Mueller It’s a clever message: Teach all… Read More


Ian Lurie //  14 Jul, 2008

B-to-B Lead Generation Handbook: Book Review

Warning: Affiliate plug ahead. I wasn’t paid to do this post, but MarketingSherpa will give me lovely dollars and cents if you buy a book by clicking on the links in this review. However, I do really like the book. And if you’ve read my blog before you know I don’t hesitate to point out… Read More