Friday Tea Time – 3/23/07

by TheMadHat on March 23, 2007

Another week, another Tea Time. Here were the interesting posts from wonderland this week:

* To start off, I found this last week from Jakob Nielsen. 10 High-Profit Redesign Priorities from the usability master of the world. From creating passionate users we have a post on eliminating fear for profit. Good read from Kathy Sierra. Finally from the persuasion architect himself: Pencil Twirling & Navigation. Just so you know, I can twirl my writing utensils.

* Andy is apparently going to be reading non-stop for the next two weeks. Make sure he gets your RSS feed. Suggestion for the bloggers: make sure your post titles kick ass.

* I really hate MySpace, but I guess you can’t deny the immediate power they have in driving traffic. Since we’re on the video topic now, check out the YouTube Case Study from Startup Review. It’s an interesting read.

* Advanced SEO topics now. Want to know how to spam social networking sites? Have at it. Actually that’s not very advanced, but I already wrote it so it’s staying.

* Advanced SEO topics for real this time: Bill had a couple of posts that caught my attention this week. The first is on clustering users for personalized search which is something I really think Google is going to move towards. Secondly, Yahoo research posted a paper on detecting templates inside a web page. I went through this because it could also give you a little better idea on how they detect paid link footprints and so forth.

* A lot from the affiliate front this week. First, Jon is on a mission to destroy crappy ebooks. I’ve never actually purchased a ebook (or actually finished reading on of those damn 40 page sales things). I give him props. If your product sucks ass, that’s what you get.

* ShoeMoney outlines some ways to make passive income and gives pros and cons of each. He also tells us when you should build landing pages for your affiliate program. Finally CPA Affiliates gives some tips on selecting your affiliate network that has some excellent info for getting started in affiliate marketing.

* Blog time! Here is an interesting test comparing WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla from an SEO standpoint. There are a lot of outside factors in this so take it with a grain of salt, but WordPress is coming in last. So go watch Michael explain SEO for wordpress with some interesting visual aids, or if you prefer reading check out the complete WordPress SEO guide from Jim Westergren.

* Rebecca over at SEOmoz has a good summary of the latest A-list blogger nonsense and proclaims that Calcanis is a tool. She’s a feisty one…

* Interweb Gold – Just click here!

I had to leave some out this week, too many good posts and I don’t want you to get bored. Time to go find out what’s on the other side of the mirror!

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Andy Beal March 23, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Kick ass titles is good advice if you want to stand out in a total of 250 RSS feeds. :-)

TheMadHat March 23, 2007 at 2:30 pm

250 feeds!?! Time for “Why Paris Hilton Wants You” or “10 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Jessica Alba In Bed”

Andy Beal March 23, 2007 at 2:44 pm

“Why Paris Hilton Wants Andy Beal” might just do it. ;-)

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