What the Internet Means to Business

Big Business

Big Business

If you were to tell someone 20 years ago that the average Joe would be able to one day compete with Wallmart, K-Mart, Target and any other retail giant on a item by item basis from the privacy of their own home you would most likely have ended up in the loony bin. No offense to those in the loony bin, I’d be there if they could just catch me. But anyway…

This is what the internet means internet brings.¬† It gives people like me and you direct access to the buyers, and it does it for free. Continue reading …

Webmasters Don’t Waste Your Time

Wasting Time

Wasting Time

Don’t waste your time doing something you hate. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the past 12 years is that it is not worth your time to create a site about something you don’t like, just because “thats where the money is”. Example site topics include;¬† ringtones, credit cards, attorneys, doctors, loans, housing, drugs (the legal kinds), and anything else at the top on the top adsense keywords list. Continue reading …

How accurate is Alexa Rank?

How accurate is Alexa?

How accurate is Alexa?

How accurate is Alexa?

Alexa.com is web information company that provides  statistics on millions of websites worldwide.

Many webmasters use it as a means of evaluating a website traffic and worth. For the most part alexa rank is accurate once you get below the 100,000 mark. Sites with an alexa rank of over 100,000 are in the “error for margin area” meaning the result are not that accurate. The site may get 1,000 people a day, or 8,000 people a day. There really is no way to tell. The closer the site gets to absolute zero (not -277 degrees) the more accurate the results become. Continue reading …

.COM .NET or .ORG

Choosing a TLD

Choosing a TLD

.COM .NET or .ORG a simple enough question that has plagued many a webmaster.

When choosing a TLD (top level domain) you always want to own the .Com if at all possible.

If you are running a non-profit site and want the .org extension because you like the way it makes you feel, then buy the .com as well and redirect it to the .org version. It’s a simple decision that will save your users from having to remember your extension. Let’s be realistic everyone types in .com after a domain. Continue reading …