When I started blogging in the summer of 2005, I wrote a few rubbish posts and gave up. And then, one year later, I looked at my visitor stats and saw that people were reading my rubbish posts, I was astounded. Not being completely stupid, I continued. I soon had hundreds of visitors a day […]
Imagine being caught on a hamster wheel of life and thinking that was all there was. Imagine you’d failed at work-related stuff and all you cared about was sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll … and you were in your thirties. That’s where I was in 2002. By “hamster wheel” I’m referring to working for […]
Interview with Steven Snell of Vandelay Design Blog Steven Snell is an inspiration to me and many other blogging designers who run businesses. Vandelay Design Blog, which he started with little design experience about 7 years ago, is now one of the best known design blogs and has an Alexa Rank of 6,000. The six […]
Split testing or A/B testing just got a whole lot easier! The agony that was Google’s Website Optimizer has been transformed into Google’s Experiments and integrated into Google Analytics. Have a look at the video above to see how to split test a web page in less than five minutes. All you need is three […]
Blogging is without doubt the most effective marketing tool for a business. It is easy, cheap and powerful. And yet there is resistance to it. One of the major frustrations of the last few years has been my inability to persuade my clients to blog consistently. Here are the most common “excuses” against blogging and […]
There are many reasons for having a website: You may want to push a message, sell a product or help people do something. But, unless the people who come to your site like the site, you may as well not bother. Every website on the internet wants one thing: engaged visitors. Tweet this. I’m always […]
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