Author: Kane

Amazon Payments – Better than PayPal?

I just discovered this: https://payments.amazon.com/sdui/sdui/personal/money Amazon offers this service called “Amazon Payments” where you can send and receive money to/from anyone else with an Amazon account.  You hook up your credit card or bank account and there’s no fees for sending or receiving.  I imagine they don’t charge fees because some people will use the money for shopping on Amazon. Anyways,…

A case study on increasing conversion rate by 311%

I found this case study quite interesting and thought I’d share it: http://blog.statuspage.io/how-we-increased-our-conversion-rate-by-311-percent Coles Notes: Better social proof Demonstration videos and screenshots Customer quotes for each feature Create a better first experience Hopefully you’ll learn something to help your own conversions!

A couple interesting SEO developments

Both of these really intrigued me, so I thought I’d share with my followers… How I Hijacked Rand Fishkin’s Blog When there are two identical documents on the web, Google will pick the one with higher PageRank and use it in results. It will also forward any links from any perceived ’duplicate’ towards the selected ‘main’ document. This idea first came to…

How do I remove spammy links from my site?

I hear this question now more than ever before.  The reason why?   Since the beginning of the year, hundreds of thousands of webmasters (heck, maybe even millions) have received a warning similar to this:  Google Webmaster Tools notice of detected unnatural links to http://example.com/ Dear site owner or webmaster of http://example.com/, We’ve detected that some of your site’s pages…

I’m scared of Google Analytics

Recently, I’ve began the laborious process of migrating away from Google Analytics on most of my sites.   Why?  Because it is frankly starting to scare the hell out of me. Here’s why: Bounce rate is believed to be a factor used in determining your Google search rankings.  This is a measure of the percentage of visitors the leave your site…

Social Media Myths Debunked

As an owner of SocialAdr, a social media marketing web service, I get the opportunity to hear what people think about different SEO techniques on a daily basis.  Occasionally I learn a thing or two.  But most of the time it’s just plain wrong. Social media involves many people from around the world “talking” about a webpage from many different…

Life after the Google Panda update

Google’s latest major algorithm change, rolled out in Feb 2011, is called “Panda” and was big news for anyone doing internet market or SEO.  Many marketers reported huge SERP drops while a lesser number noticed gains. Rumor has it that the Panda update came about from a focus group that Google held.  They had real humans evaluating actual websites and…

Get Traffic for Free

I stumbled across this site recently and thought it was a pretty clever idea.   YouLikeHits.com allows you to: Get Twitter followers Get Facebook likes Get MySpace followers Get StumbleUpon followers Get Digg followers Get visitors to ANY website And you can do all of this for FREE, it just takes time.  Here’s how it works, using Twitter as an example: Enter…