DazzlinDonna now has a personal blog

by Donna Fontenot December 16th, 2006

Back on November 29th, I told you all that I had a site that was undergoing a radical change. I can now give some details about that site. I've owned donnafontenot.com for a while now, and it was mainly used to house my ColdFusion products that I had for sale, but it also consisted of [...]

5 Things You Did Not Know About DazzlinDonna

by Donna Fontenot December 15th, 2006

Kim Krause Berg tagged me in the Blog Tag meme, so here are: 5 Things You Didn't Know About DazzlinDonna 1. I didn't know my real first name until it was time for me to attend high school. Until that time, I had been known by my nickname. Even my medical records and school records [...]

SEM for emerging markets

by Donna Fontenot December 15th, 2006

Over the years, I've occasionally wondered what it would be like to do search marketing in other countries – especially those that aren't on the cutting edge. Today, I got that question answered by an SEM firm based out of Portugal. What follows is their story. Thanks for sending it to me, btw. Why invest [...]

Search Engine Glossary

by Donna Fontenot December 14th, 2006

We in the SEO world often take the lingo for granted, and we sometimes forget that the terms and acronyms we use aren't understood by all. Wouldn't it be great to have an extensive Search Engine Glossary at our fingertips? Aaron Wall, of SEO Book, gives us just that. This glossary contains detailed definitions of [...]

Link development from a creative point of view

by Donna Fontenot December 14th, 2006

Sometimes, even the most talked about topic can be presented in a new, fresh way. I just noticed Sun Tzu's Art of Link Development and had to link to it. Much of SEO, especially link development, can often be a dry topic. Reading about getting links is almost as boring to me as getting the [...]

SEO Christmas Cartoon

by Donna Fontenot December 13th, 2006

TOONrefugee always has great cartoons, but this new SEO Christmas cartoon is one of my favorites.

Avatar advertising gone wild

by Donna Fontenot December 13th, 2006

Have you looked at DP (Digitalpoint) threads lately? If so, you may have gotten confused about why so many avatars all look the same. Why are there nearly 250,000 posts showing SiteSift avatars? Well, that's because Stuart McHenry had the ingenious idea of using avatars as an advertising medium. He rented the avatars of some [...]

Trickle down effect of a dying DMOZ?

by Donna Fontenot December 13th, 2006

A friend pointed out a scenario that could be coincidental or not, so let's discuss. DMOZ, as you all know, has been having its share of problems for a while now. At times, hitting the site causes it to be redirected to a subdomain of aol.com (and other times not). On some datacenters, there are [...]

Google Webmaster Tools Sitemap Verification Troubles

by Donna Fontenot December 13th, 2006

Suddenly, all my verification statuses have reverted to Pending and attempting to reverify just results in a message that "We are experiencing a large number of requests for verification. We'll process your verification request as soon as possible. Check back later for the status of the request." This recently happened to others, and it eventually [...]

Google completely copies Yahoo design

by Donna Fontenot December 11th, 2006

Oh this is just too rich. Check out Jeremy Zawodny's latest post showing Google copying a page from Yahoo. I'm starting to think someone put something in the water over at the Googleplex.