Thursday, May 29, 2008

A clever viral video idea

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Social sites

This article is interesting both because of the problem it discusses, as well as the list of social sites it contains:

How to Detect the Social Sites Your Visitors Use

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Oon many websites, headlines can be the difference between success and failure. Good, clickable headlines are key. Here are some ideas:

8 Different Types Of Headlines Which Sell

Thursday, May 22, 2008

10 Lessons learned from our (almost) failed startup

10 Lessons learned from our (almost) failed startup

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

One way to fund your web site

Here is how got started:

Building corporate culture as you expand

Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit—And You Should Too

Monday, May 19, 2008

10 years later you have $25 million

The blog Ars Technica recently sold for $25 million:

Condé Nast/Wired Acquires Ars Technica

From the article:
    Comscore says Ars Technica has just 1.5 million monthly unique visitors and 4 million page views, but our understanding is that the actual number of unique visitors to the site is around 4.5 million. The audience demographic is very similar to Wired, although our sources say the overlap is relatively small.

This article points out that Ars began in 1998: "Back in 1998, when I first began covering hardware at the newly launched Ars Technica, much of my writing focused on issues raised by the raging Mac vs. PC flame wars that took place in computing forums across the Internet..."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How web spam works

Here is a discussion of web spam so you can avoid it:

Saturday, May 10, 2008

13 Tips for creating a successful new online product

13 Tips for creating a successful new online product

From the article: "There is much talk these days about building a product for a niche and making a lifestyle business out of it. Much of the online literature about starting up is focused on how to create some fantastic product which will gather millions of visitors and make you a billionaire, and the “new wave”, so to speak, proposes that rather than taking a 1 in 10’000 bet that you can make billions, it is better to take a 1 in 10 bet that you can make millions.

Since I have started two such businesses already, here are thirteen tips from my own experience."

Thursday, May 08, 2008

50 More Excellent Blog Designs

50 More Excellent Blog Designs

From the article: "Designing blogs is easy. Designing blogs in a unique way is hard. Whatever blog engine you are using, there are literally thousands of templates available which you can apply directly, without any significant code modifications. That’s efficient, but it’s not creative, because using a default blog-template you risk to end up with some wide-spread look which has actually nothing to do with you. To convey your personality effectively, you need a design which reflects who you are and what you are doing. That’s why important is not just what you post, but also how you post it."

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Making money with Facebook apps

This article from Time magazine:

Google's Art of War — With Facebook

Contains this paragraph: "Facebook rocked Google's world last summer when it opened up its network to software developers and invited them to launch tiny applications there. The apps (also known elsewhere as widgets and gadgets) were fun and allowed people to communicate better or just horse around. Because there was more to do there, people started joining Facebook in big numbers, to play Scrabulous, write on walls and fling stuff at each other. The population quickly surpassed 50 million users — and that, in turn, created a great and wonderful market for software developers to build even more apps. With minimal work, developers could write apps that, if successful, could make them money via advertising. The more people who installed their apps, the more money they made. (A friend in that business recently told me about guys who routinely haul in as much $25,000 a day while their apps are hot.)"