Archive for June, 2005

 

Three Myths on Boosting Search-Engine Rankings

By Yaro Starak
June 30th, 2005

StartupJournal: Small online proprietors often spend lots of time and money trying to improve their search-engine rankings, getting only poor results for their effort.

To avoid costly errors, make note of these common myths:

Myth 1. You can be guaranteed consistently high rankings.

Myth 2. I need to submit my Web site to every search engine out there.

Myth

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By Yaro Starak
Jun 30th, 2005

Book Review: The Perfect Store – Inside eBay by Adam Cohen

By Yaro Starak
June 29th, 2005

The Perfect Store – Inside eBay
by Adam Cohen

Amazon: From its beginnings as a hobby site on a Silicon Valley PC, to its maturation as a real company under the burgeoning fiscal pressures of cyberspace, to its present status as one of the few original e-business practitioners to survive the dot.com implosion, eBay has always been part of

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By Yaro Starak
Jun 29th, 2005

Free Traffic From Free Directories

By Yaro Starak
June 29th, 2005

The jury is still out on whether listing your site in free directories is good for your site’s search engine optimisation. Same people say Google ignores directories for rankings, some say that a few of the authority directories, especially DMOZ – The Open Directory Project, are important. There is even rumours that Google will penalise sites with a lot … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Jun 29th, 2005

How to Get Free Original Content for Your Site Without Writing it Yourself

By Yaro Starak
June 28th, 2005

As a web business owner you will be well aware that content for your website is good. The more content the better, but of course it must be relevant and of high quality. If you know anything about search engine optimisation you know that Google loves content. The problem most webmasters face is how to get the content without writing … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Jun 28th, 2005

Audio: Using Site Maps for Better Search Engine Results

By Yaro Starak
June 27th, 2005

Here is another search engine optimisation (SEO) podcast for you today. In this one I talk about using site maps to ensure search engines fully spider your entire website so every page will show up in search results. There are a couple of simple things to learn about using site maps:

By Yaro Starak
Jun 27th, 2005

Roadtrip Nation – Interviews with Famous Business People

By Yaro Starak
June 27th, 2005

Fresh out of college and not sure what to do with your life? Neither were these guys so they hit the road and started interviewing people around the USA to find out what they did in their 20s and how they got to where they are today. Included in the interviews are Howard Schultz from Starbucks, Jeff Taylor from Monster.com, … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Jun 27th, 2005

Google as a SpellChecker

By Yaro Starak
June 26th, 2005

I just downloaded the latest version of the Google Toolbar plug-in for my browser (I.E. only at this stage unfortunately). Among the few additional features is the new SpellCheck function that checks the spellings of entries you make into forms on web pages. This is a damn handy feature for me considering I run an editing and proofreading business. My … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Jun 26th, 2005

Book Review: Google And The Mission To Map Meaning And Make Money

By Yaro Starak
June 24th, 2005

Google And The Mission To Map Meaning And Make Money
by Bart Milner

Amazon: This book is a brief history of Cyberspace and Google’s fundamental contribution – a new search method that gives almost immediate access to the contents of billions of web pages.

It covers the rivalry with Yahoo! – once their closest partners, the competition with Microsoft

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By Yaro Starak
Jun 24th, 2005

Skype @ 30,000 Feet

By Yaro Starak
June 24th, 2005

It’s only a matter of time before Internet connections become standard on airplanes. When that happens expect Skype to become one of the favourite APs to be used while high in the sky. I like the idea of calling my family on the way to Canada and letting them know I’m just over the Rockies and will see them soon!… Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Jun 24th, 2005

You’ve got to find what you love

By Yaro Starak
June 21st, 2005

This is an excerpt from the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

It’s well worth a read.

Stanford Report: No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is

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By Yaro Starak
Jun 21st, 2005

You’ve got to find what you love

By Yaro Starak
June 21st, 2005

This is an excerpt from the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

It’s well worth a read.

Stanford Report: No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is

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By Yaro Starak
Jun 21st, 2005

Google Plans Online Payment Service to Compete with Paypal

By Yaro Starak
June 20th, 2005

I came across a report by Dane Carlson from the Business Opportunities Weblog that Google could be entering the online payments industry. I was very, very pleased to read this news. I’d love to see some really serious competition for Paypal emerge and judging by past innovations and the solid reputation of Google they could go a long way and … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Jun 20th, 2005

How Skype and Kazaa changed the net

By Yaro Starak
June 19th, 2005

BBCNews: Skype makes money because a small fraction of users is buying additional services, such as the capability to call from Skype to the telephone network or vice versa.

Not having to make money from every user is not a new idea, Zennström emphasises.

“It is very similar to companies like Google and other internet companies. When you go

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By Yaro Starak
Jun 19th, 2005

Should you use subdomains for your e-business website?

By Yaro Starak
June 19th, 2005

Although the Google Toolbar currently does not show PageRank I feel confident in saying that PageRank is still playing it’s important role in the Google Search Engine ranking process. You probably know that the higher your PageRank the better because it means your site will appear before other sites with lower PageRank that are competing for your key terms. In … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Jun 19th, 2005

The Long Tail in the blogosphere

By Yaro Starak
June 19th, 2005

Media Guerrilla: The way I see it, most marketers (and PR folk for that matter) are used to dealing with dozens of markets of millions verses millions of markets of dozens. Meaning they’re used to going where they can get the biggest bang for the buck. In the broadcast world it’s CNN. In the print media world it’s the

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By Yaro Starak
Jun 19th, 2005

What Does the New Internet Mean for Business?

By Yaro Starak
June 17th, 2005

Over at Ross Mayfield’s blog there is a great post including a podcast interview with three people that are heavily involved with cutting edge Internet technologies. In particular it talks about the excitement surrounding Wikis, Weblogs and RSS and how they are impacting business.

In particular I appreciated the point in this interview that while the technology behind these initiatives … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak
Jun 17th, 2005

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