DazzlinDonna's Guide to Gambling

by Donna Fontenot November 14th, 2006

I'm frugal. No, that's putting it too nicely. I'm a cheapskate. So that means I'm not much of a gambler. The few times I've gone to a casino, I've allocated $20-$40 as the most I was willing to lose. I'd play that money until it was all gone and go home. If I didn't want [...]

First impressions of Pubcon Vegas

by Donna Fontenot November 14th, 2006

Having a great time so far. Just taking a quick break to get the session I covered for seroundtable up on their site. Have met a few people that I've wanted to meet in person for quite a while. Picked up a few tips along the way. No matter how much you think you know [...]

Made it to Vegas

by Donna Fontenot November 13th, 2006

Whew, got up at 5 a.m. this morning to get ready, get to the airport, and fly out to Vegas. It was a long day and I'm tired. I remember when traveling used to be fun. Now it's just a drag. But I'm looking forward to the start of the conference tomorrow. I brought my [...]

Search Marketing Standard Winter issue coming soon

by Donna Fontenot November 10th, 2006

Search Marketing Standard, the print magazine that debuted this year, will be sending out its Winter issue next week. It is going to include articles by some well-known names, including Garrett French, Eric Ward, Kevin Gold, and Rand Fishkin, and it will be covering major new trends, such as Social Search, Mobile Search as well [...]

Recycling ideas can still pay off

by Donna Fontenot November 10th, 2006

Even though I'm a big fan of being the first person to do something, there's still something to be said for copying another's successful business model, and adding your own twist to it. A young man, Brandon Rowe, hoping to support his goal of making it to the Olympics, has taken the million pixel concept [...]

A Review of ReviewMe

by Donna Fontenot November 9th, 2006

There's no way I could resist trying out the new ReviewMe blog advertising platform created by none other than Aaron Wall and Andy Hagans. The idea behind it is to allow advertisers to contact bloggers to ask for reviews of their products or services. Unlike some similar services, ReviewMe has a few aspects that make [...]

Most of us know by now that using RSS feeds helps connect our sites to our users – keeping us in the forefront of their minds. Some are using RSS feeds for more than just blog posts however, including getting relevant information such as new product announcements out to their subscribers. Offertrax now has a [...]

Please do not miss Ms. Dewey

by Donna Fontenot November 8th, 2006

Ok, MSN's new Ms. Dewey search engine has been largely ignored by most, but I really have to beg you to check it out. I'm talking total entertainment here, folks. Funny, funny stuff. Ms. Dewey totally cracks me up. I may never use another search engine again, just because of the entertainment value. Go to [...]

Adam Lasnik says…

by Donna Fontenot November 8th, 2006

Just wanted to point out a few tidbits of info that Adam Lasnik (Googler) says in a WMW thread (msg # 3146826). See the post for full comments…just supplying some tidbits here. Regarding reinclusion requests… if you feel that your site has been penalized (not just naturally re-ranked due to ongoing algorithm changes) due to [...]

PubCon Vegas just a few days away

by Donna Fontenot November 8th, 2006

I'll be in Vegas next week attending PubCon. I'll be helping Barry (RustyBrick) and the gang at SERoundtable cover sessions, and I'll be posting my impressions here as well, of course. If you're attending, look for me (in my DazzlinDonna tshirt) and say hi. If you can't attend, SERoundtable and SEO Scoop will let you [...]