Wednesday, April 27, 2011
  • Laurie Sullivan, April 27, 2011, 2:12 PM
  • Tips To Attract Web Site SignupsKISSmetrics

    Cameron Chapman serves up five tips to increase the number of people signing up for newsletters or information on the site. For starters, Chapman shows us through screen shots and descriptions how to make the call to action obvious. It is too easy for it to blend into the background by making it look identical to other buttons on the page. Pop-ups and freebies are also attention-grabbers.Read the whole story...

  • Dale Carnegie's Social SignalsSearch Engine Watch

    Lisa Buyer compares Dale Carnegie's 1937 book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" with an SEO's "timeless" quest to gain rank, authority, and popularity through Likes, votes, shares, links and retweets. A heightened focus from Google and Bing to pull in social signals makes it more relevant now than ever before. Buyer presents six ways to win friends and influence search, and provides Carnegie's six keys to success.Read the whole story...

  • Demand Falls 40 PercentPCMag.com

    Experian Hitwise notes that Demand Media traffic has fallen 40% since Google implemented its Panda algorithm, also known as Farmer -- which is intended to weed out low-quality or unoriginal content. Demand Media recently denied the allegations, but the reports keep coming. Leslie Horn writes that the decline also hit Demand Media in the wallet. The company's stock fell to an all-time low of $14.05 per share Tuesday.Read the whole story...