MailChimp posted some interesting numbers on their blog about how their free mailing lists worked out. The answer is – VERY well – 650% increased profit! They do add some thoughts on why that might not work for a start-up – the ratio between free and paid users seems to be around 10:1 for the […]
As I prepare to e-mail the newsletter to my users (yes, it has been quite a while…), I logged in on MailChimp – which I’m going to use instead of PHPList, which is nice and free but very limited – and I learned that since the last time I went there a whole lot of […]
I’ve just released version 3.78 of STG FolderPrint Plus – my main product. This release contains a fix to an AV that was added by a subtle change on of the components I use. Unfortunately, I rarely turn Preview on and only caught it from user bug reports. A big thanks for all users that […]
Just read an interesting post from Software Promotions about Google Instant and AdWords. Looks like currently, if the user stops typing for 3 seconds, any displayed AdWords ads count as impressions. Obviously that can really change the CTR and Quality score of AdWords advertisers… Hopefully Google will change this in the future.
Thought I should have a quick mention of the latest release. It just includes a simple new command-line option: -relative , and uses a new version of the protection system. If you are not aware already, FPP has a lot of command-line options that you can use to automate reports of folders. Great for the […]
I’ve just finished another Wordtracker book, this time it was Link Building:How to build links for your site for SEO, Traffic and Response by Ken McGaffin and Mark Nunney. On a funny note, I was quite pleased with the purchase of the book, as I had tried to purchase it for full price before. Wordtracker’s […]
Blogging for Business, by Chris Garret, is the latest book I’ve read from WordTracker. It proposes to be a How-to for business blogging, and I’d say it covers that pretty well. Chapter 1 – Why Blog? One interesting part in the beginning is the comparison with various others vehicles for communication – newsletters: – Blogs […]
After reading the excelent Web Site Recipes, I bought another Wordtracker book, Writing Kick-ass Website Sales Copy. My sales copy is a bit weak, so I thought it could help. It was somewhat helpful, but if it had recipe on the name too, I´d have to say it was a bit bland. The book is […]
Interesting article on the ASP site about site optimization. Several tips on the best way to do so, as well as reminders about why – not only does a faster loading site means your potential customers are less likely to leave, Google recently added some ranking based on site speed, so you might get better […]
Having mentioned the content-aware fill for Adobe CS5, I just had to mention the equivalent feature on the free GIMP. There is a pretty cool video that is similar to the CS5 one: You can see instructions on how to use it on Windows, as well as another demo here (blog post gone, link removed).