Wednesday, 17 March 2010 05:15
Numbed with the effects of a novocain-like spell. It must've been the easy-to-use user interface or perhaps the intuitive administrator interface. Maybe it was the search engine optimized capabilities or maybe even its overall extensibility.
Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:57
It's late. It's me. And I'm tired. I have another site that generally serves to host all my off-road racing photos. It used to turn a profit on them and retail e-commerce sales. That is why I was long deserting the idea of hosting a photo gallery here. Why do so when the photos were contributing to my bottom line and double up on the work for nothing.
Friday, 19 February 2010 18:25
It was inevitable. I called it out the day I left. I understood full well, as managing editor (or "Managing Partner" =), who was taking reigns and how little they understood the dynamics of the industry and the core lifestyle of its community. It may have taken two years longer than I and many others had anticipated but it's official. Advastar Communications gave up Off-Road.com, selling it to (perhaps) a more formidably savvy web publisher, which appears geared to make gains on its investment straight way after squeezing the trigger. Off-Road.com, the once off-road industry mega site that was rumored to shut down its doors and even its web servers, sold to VerticalScope.
Thursday, 18 February 2010 09:36
I rarely donate any time to my personal websites. I am not one who has been too zealous on self promotion. I don't promote many of the projects I have worked on or am actively working on and don't Tweet too many of my own blog posts. I'm trying to break the mold but still haven't gone full bore on the endeavor. This could change. One sign is that after the late evening's work, which consisted of strategizing a marketing effort and weighing its web presence against available search engine trends, I scrolled over the various Google Analytics accounts and landed onto the DIRT FORGE.com search engine analytics report.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 23:55
Sunday, 14 February 2010 00:03
I have long touted the principle of self-sufficiency and regularly integrate it into my work ethic as well as the work itself. From an editorial standpoint, this translated into articles that identified the lifestyle of self-reliance. This played well, as most of my life after newspapers has existed in the outdoors or automotive world, specifically the off-road and powersports industries. Therein, my passion was for the real life application and core lifestyle aspect of the industry and not the overplayed editorial advertising puff pieces orchestrated through the overzealous marketing department. I loved the down home how-to articles on the techniques and methods that would make one effectively self-sufficient when embarking upon adventure.
Thursday, 17 September 2009 22:06
Since the days of Google's now renamed Froogle product search platform, which is now simply referred to as Google Products, I have made habit of dutifully exporting product data to product search websites through the use of CSV, RSS or through an API. This method of extending the e-commerce shopping cart's reach and the retail business brand has proven quite profitable. And to think that other than the cost of manual export or syndication configuration, such product syndication services are predominantly free or charge. But what about the your copyright? This morning, I was performing some Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for an e-commerce shopping cart and began drifting down the inbound link list. Further down the list of links, I landed upon TheFind. Now this is an interesting product search platform - perhaps one of the best. I was alerted to it a while back when I was asked by an enraged client why their products were listed upon TheFind's product pages.