Another year older, another year wiser?

by Donna Fontenot December 30th, 2005

Well, today is my birthday. Man, the years sure go by quickly. I'm off to go look at some land that I may be interested in buying. With age, comes the desire to get out of the suburbs and into the country. The number one requirement, however, is that the area has high-speed net access […]

New SEO contest coming up

by Donna Fontenot December 29th, 2005

Over at v7n, they are holding a new SEO contest (similar to the nigratude ultramarine one of the past). This one comes with cash prizes. $1000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $100 for third through fifth places. The contest begins January 15, 2006, which is when the keyword phrase to target will […]

Update to Kooky Theory a year later

by Donna Fontenot December 28th, 2005

Back on January 13th, 2005, I created a thread over at SEO Chat, entitled Kooky Theory. In it, I said (paraphrased), I have a handful of seasonal sites. These sites are ones that people generally don't go to unless the time is right – and of course the searches are seasonal too. The odd thing […]

SEO podcasts

by Donna Fontenot December 26th, 2005

So, one of my Christmas presents this year was an IPod Shuffle. I was pretty excited to receive it. But I was even more excited when I realized I could now download the WebmasterRadio podcasts and listen to them whenever I wanted. You see, I always forget to listen in at the scheduled times, so […]

Merry Christmas!

by Donna Fontenot December 25th, 2005

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hope Santa was good to you.

One day only, get a free link tool

by Donna Fontenot December 24th, 2005

Just got an email from the folks over at LinkAssistant, that for TODAY ONLY, you can download a free registered version of their product, LinkAssistant. All you have to do is go to, fill out the form, and get a registration key. Today only, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005. If this is something you want […]

Letting go of cash to make a site

by Donna Fontenot December 23rd, 2005

So, a few days ago I had an idea for a new site. My family hates hearing me say those words. It always elicits a groan from them, because they know that I go into a new site zone and block out everything else. Anyway, as I've mentioned in the past, I'm a cheapskate. I […]

Google answers the AOL deal critics

by Donna Fontenot December 23rd, 2005

So, Google has come out on their blog to discuss the AOL deal, and clarifies many of the issues that everyone has been upset about (such as banner ads cluttering the page, preferential treatment in the organic results, etc.). Check it all out at

A good site backup tool

by Donna Fontenot December 21st, 2005

I assume that many of you, like me, have multiple web sites. If you wear a black hat, you may have hundreds or thousands. However, most of those are throwaway domains, so losing them is probably not a big concern. If you wear a white or gray hat, however, each of your sites is probably […]

Q and A for SE Roundtable Moderators

by Donna Fontenot December 20th, 2005

Barry, of, is implementing a fun new event at his new forum. Basically, he is setting up a moderator roundtable thread, where you get to ask questions. The mods will then debate the answer to that question in a locked down thread. Once the debate is over, the thread will be opened up to […]