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2 Days Left to Save on TriggerNote + Delayed Hover Opt-in Form Demo Video 23 Nov 2015 at 3:39pm
I've made another video for you. But first, I wanted to let you know that the finishing touches on TriggerNote version 1.0 are nearly complete, so on Wednesday, the pre-release discount on version 0.9 will end, and we'll switch to regular pricing. If you buy now, you'll get version 1.0 as a free upgrade. Today's...
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Must-See #3: Use TriggerNote Selectors to Keep Holiday/Seasonal Content Current 20 Nov 2015 at 8:34am
If you have seasonal or holiday ads or content on your website, you know how important it is to remember to keep it all up-to-date. You don't want to be promoting Halloween masks at Valentines Day. This video demonstrates how TriggerNote's Selectors can be used to update date-sensitive content automatically. There are many other things...
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[Video] Show Content Sequences on Your Website Using TriggerNote 19 Nov 2015 at 2:26pm
As a visitor travels through your website, you don't necessarily want to show them the same ads on every page. This video shows how to use TriggerNote to display ads or content sequentially on each page and how you might do that to capture interest and increase clicks. This is just one example of how...
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[Video] Are You Wasting the Most Valuable Space on Your Website? 18 Nov 2015 at 12:04pm
Many webmasters routinely do something that wastes some of the most valuable space on their sites. This video shows you what it is and how TriggerNote can help you fix it. (Remember, there's still time to get the pre-1.0 introductory discount.)
[Video] Must-See Interaction Engine Feature #1: Exit Interstitial 17 Nov 2015 at 2:22pm
If you have outbound links on your website, you know that once a visitor clicks, they may never come back. If you'd like one more chance after they click to put an offer in front of them, then today's TriggerNote demo video might be just what you're looking for. TriggerNote's Exit Interstitial Recipe gives you...
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[Video] Making TriggerNote Easy (and Powerful) Using Recipes 16 Nov 2015 at 12:43pm
Watching the last video, you may have gotten the impression that TriggerNote was hard to use. This video shows how a feature called Recipes makes it easy to set up powerful Trigger Sets to make your website more interactive.
[Video] First Look at TriggerNote – Web Interaction Engine 14 Nov 2015 at 8:36am
Here's a video I posted last night that will give you a first look at how you can use TriggerNote to add interactive elements to your website. This is more of an intro to how things work than a particularly useful example. But I think it will give you an idea of what you could...
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Give Your Website an Interaction Engine (With a Pre-Release Discount) 12 Nov 2015 at 2:09pm
What if your website could do more than just sit there waiting to get clicked? What if it interacted with each unique visitor in just the right way, at just the right time? What if it could guide your visitors' attention and actions right where you want them to go? I'm putting the finishing touches...
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CaRP Evolution 4.1.1 Fixes Caching Bug 1 Oct 2015 at 11:43am
CaRP Evolution version 4.1.1 is ready for download. This version fixes a bug introduced in version 4.1 that, under some circumstances, prevented cache files from being created. To upgrade from version 4.0.25 or 4.1, upload carp.php and carpinc.php, overwriting the old files.
Grouper Evolution 1.7.2 Adds JSON, YouTube, HTTPS Support 3 Jun 2015 at 4:29pm
Grouper Evolution version 1.7.2 is available for download. This version was created to address changes to YouTube's search API. Earlier versions of CaRP Evolution used a YouTube plugin to embed videos in webpages by loading RSS feeds directly from YouTube. YouTube's API now generates JSON documents instead of RSS feeds, so CaRP is no longer...
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Should You Care About Your Website’s Bounce Rate? #BlogRiff 2 of 20 16 Dec 2014 at 11:28am
I came across a slightly older post this morning from Ricky Dawn discussing the importance (or lack thereof) of website bounce rates. For anyone who isn't familiar with the term, your bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your site who only view one page. Presumably, once they've seen it, they bounce back to...
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The 4 ‘N’s of Selling Through Twitter 18 Feb 2013 at 3:11pm
A while back, I wrote about how to craft an auto-DM for Twitter that isn't spam. In that post, I promised to elaborate on my "4 'N's of Twitter" strategy in a future post. This is that future post. The First 'N' of Twitter: Engage Okay, so the first 'N' doesn't actually start with the...
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I’m an Idiot. Don’t You Be Too. 11 Feb 2013 at 2:04pm
Hi. My name is Antone, and I have a problem. I am an idiot. (But please, no comments saying "I agree with everything in this post!" :-) This morning, I took a look at the opt-in stats for my mailing lists, and discovered something disturbing. Two of my most important opt-in forms weren't getting any...
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SEO Tip for Apache + WordPress: Use Lowercase Domain Names 7 Jan 2013 at 3:24pm
A few days ago, I was surprised to see that, according to Google Webmaster Tools, a lot of the pages on several of my sites were marked as “Not Selected” for indexing. Usually, that would indicate duplicate content, or that there are multiple URLs that can be used to access the same pages on your […]
White Hat Crew Blog Gets a Major Makeover 7 Dec 2012 at 11:34am
As I mentioned in my last post, this blog was in need of a facelift. And today, it's here. (You can see what it used to look like in a screenshot at the end of the previous post.) The goal of the new theme is to reduce distractions, so that you can get right to...
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Say It With White Space 27 Nov 2012 at 3:25pm
It's been said a million times - your website needs more white space. Judging from how most websites look (including this one! More on that below), it needs to be said a million and one times. I've been thinking a lot recently about how to use white space and related design elements to communicate more...
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Why You Have To Be On Facebook, YouTube, Etc. Or Not. 12 Nov 2012 at 9:56am
You've heard the argument before: "Facebook is the biggest site on the internet. They get 70 gajillion hits a day. If you're not marketing on Facebook, you're missing out on the biggest traffic opportunity on the internet." You'll hear the same thing about YouTube -- it's the third biggest site on the internet. Therefore, only...
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Are Business Ethics Profitable? 6 Nov 2012 at 4:43pm
Last July, I posted an article, inspired by Seth Godin, entitled Do Only Cheaters Prosper? Something one of my Twitter followers, Robert Medak, wrote recently brought the question back to mind yesterday. He said: Treating customers ethically and honestly is good for your bottom line, customer retention, and word of mouth advertising. What you are...
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The Secret to Using Auto-DMs on Twitter 22 Oct 2012 at 3:47pm
The verdict is in on auto-DMs -- those direct messages you receive shortly after following somebody on Twitter. The judge and jury agree: everybody hates 'em. Some people unfollow anyone who sends one. Don't use 'em. But wait...breaking news! The decision has been overturned on appeal! That is, if you know how to write an...
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Thou Shalt Know Thy Customer #BlogRiff 1 of 20 8 Oct 2012 at 10:29am
If marketing had 10 commandments, one of them would be "thou shalt know thy customer". It's not difficult to get a general idea of why this is important. For example, you have to know your customer to know what kind of sales pitch will appeal to them. If your product has two benefits, and most...
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How to Get Your Blog Featured Here 4 Oct 2012 at 10:44pm
I was thinking today that I'd like to do something for my subscribers -- something to benefit you, and to build some relationships. Those are themes that keep popping up in different ways in a lot of the things I'm doing and reading recently: do a favor, work together, build relationships. Nice ideals. But without...
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Confession: I’m a Flip-Flopping Fauxlower 29 Sep 2012 at 10:41am
One of my more recent posts on Twitter was “Show me a politician who hasn’t flip-flopped, and I’ll show you a politician who’s still wrong.” Yes, the easiest way to ensure that you’re not always right is to always insist that you’re right. To really be right, you’ve got to be willing to admit that […]
Droplet (Mac OS) for Launching KindleGen 28 Jun 2012 at 4:22pm
If you use Amazon’s KindleGen program to generate Kindle eBooks on the Mac, I’ve got a little script for you that will enable you to drag-and-drop your source material and run KindleGen automatically, rather than having to open a Terminal window and type filenames and paths on the command line. Copy the following code and […]
What I Don't Like About Mac OS X Lion 21 Jun 2012 at 11:42am
I recently got a new Mac Mini. I love having so much computer in such a small, quiet package. But I do have a few gripes about changes between Leopard and Lion, mostly having to do with differences between Spaces and Mission Control. First, when I switch between apps (using cmd-tab or by clicking an […]
What I’m Working On: Machine Vision Software 29 Dec 2011 at 12:07pm
A few months ago, I shifted gears to focus on a few major projects, some of which are outside of the webmaster and marketing tools space that I’d focused primarily on for quite a while. One of those projects is a new website to sell a machine vision software package that I’d done some contracting […]
The Problem With Firefox App Tabs 7 Sep 2011 at 11:28am
What I like about Firefox’s App Tabs is how narrow they are — just the width of an icon, plus a little padding. What I don’t like about Firefox’s App Tabs is how narrow they are… I use an App Tab for Google+. I’d also be using them for GMail and SEO Content Factory if […]
How to Embed One XML Format in Another 25 Jul 2011 at 2:33pm
I’ve got an idea I’d like to suggest, but don’t feel inclined to champion right now. So I post it here and either come back to it later, or let someone else run with it. First, a little background. While working on the Atom feed format, one issue we ran into was how to embed […]
Are You a Twitter Dater? 13 May 2011 at 11:34am
What kind of Twitterer are you? Today, @RyanHealy asked: If somebody isn’t following back, does that influence whether you unfollow them or not? My first reaction was, “no, I follow people to read their tweets, not for the follow back.” I’ve always felt that unfollowing someone just because they don’t follow you back proves that […]
Is There Room in Internet Marketing for an Honest Guru? 11 Jan 2011 at 1:51pm
Yesterday, Joel Comm published a post titled Where is the Integrity in Internet Marketing on his blog. I feel compelled to respond. Joel recently announced that he’s stepping back a bit from the “guru” role. I sense some of his reason for reduced involvement in this post. He writes: It wasn’t until a couple years […]
Bad Form, eBay! Bad Form! 2 Dec 2010 at 9:27pm
I got an email from eBay today. The subject line was “don’t disappoint them – get the hottest toys”. I understand that marketers want to tap into emotions to motivate people to buy. And that’s okay. Up to a point. Let’s make eBay’s message a little more explicit: “If you don’t buy everything your kids […]
How Very Ironic of You, SpamArrest… 2 Dec 2010 at 1:30pm
I got another of those emails from SpamArrest today asking me to verify that one of the emails to my mailing list wasn’t spam. This time, something on SpamArrest’s website struck me as ironic, if not downright hypocritical. SpamArrest is a whitelisting service — they block email from anyone who the recipient hasn’t opted in […]
How To Become An Authority In Your Field 12 Oct 2010 at 11:47am
I read an excellent article on How to Become an Authority In Your Field today. It’s a guest post by Leigh Peele on Yaro Starak’s blog. Here are my comments on the 6 keys she mentions (I won’t cover all of them — click the link above to get the rest): 1. Go the extra […]
GAP Logo Flip-Flop Inspires Kneejerk Reporting 12 Oct 2010 at 8:25am
Last week, the GAP unveiled a new logo to a fairly negative reception. Personally, I think they deserved the backlash — the new logo was generic and unmemorable. Yesterday, they abandoned the new logo and reverted to the old one. This morning, Econsultancy reported the news: But did Gap make the right decision by ditching […]
The Danger of Following Anti-Gurus 8 Oct 2010 at 10:11am
A few days ago, I posted about the Danger of Following Gurus. Today, I need to expand on that a little. A firestorm has been brewing around a group of the Old Gurus who call themselves “The Syndicate”. Jason Jones, a.k.a. The Salty Droid got his hands on a recording of two of them discussing […]
The Danger of Following Gurus 5 Oct 2010 at 2:21pm
The big gurus of internet marketing have amassed large fortunes and learned a lot along the way. So how could it be dangerous to follow them? Let’s ignore the question of whether they’re stringing you along, giving you just enough information to keep you coming back for more each time they launch a new product, […]
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