Monday, 25 January 2010
The Machine

This presentation is an amazing look at the world wide web. He not only makes some phenomenal predictions, he has a unique view of where the web and internet came from and how they’re growing.

This will take you well outside of the box, if you will allow this tired cliché.

Warm regards,
Rusty Campbell

Monday, 25 January 2010 16:32:42 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  general | internet news | web businesses

 Thursday, 11 September 2008
Google Chrome

From everything I'm reading about Google Chrome, their new web browser, it's best to stay away for now. It looks like it will be an excellent platform, but they need to get some bugs and security holes worked out first.

Security researchers have found a buffer overflow vulnerability that could allow hackers to take control of your computer. They have found a half dozen other problems, and it's only been out a week. It's to be expected though as this is a new product that has to go through some growing pains.

I looks like it will be quite the contender in the browser wars, but for now it's probably best to stay with your old standby.

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Thursday, 11 September 2008 16:58:02 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news

 Monday, 28 July 2008
THE Internet Business Opportunity

I call this THE internet business opportunity because it is so effective. In fact, the company is growing so fast that they won't allow me to mention their name in a website or blog.

Check this out, and take your time. This will be an enjoyable experience. I can't get into the system here, just go to and watch the video. You can use this to market the opportunity, or if you have an existing business, you can use it to market your existing business, and improve your customer retention to boot.

Just like I was six months ago, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. If you like what you see, give me a call at 419-424-3896, or email me at, and we'll go over the whole system.

Monday, 28 July 2008 11:47:21 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news

 Thursday, 10 April 2008
Yahoo is Testing Google ads to Monetize their Search Results

Since I'm using Yahoo ads, this is of particular concern to me. Yahoo's search results will contain Google's Adsense ads alongside Yahoo's results. I assume this will bounce Yahoo's ads on the pages that will be server. The test will include 3% of search results and will apply to US traffic, and the extended network will not be affected.

One thought that occurs to me is that Yahoo may be poking a stick in Microsoft's eye, perhaps to get them to raise their bid.

Learn about it here. The war continues.

Thursday, 10 April 2008 14:07:03 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news

 Thursday, 03 April 2008
Google is Selling Performics

Part of the Google purchase of DoubleClick was the Performics division. Performics provides Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization services (SEO), and also runs the third largest affiliate network on the internet.

Google didn't want to get into a conflict of interest situation with a company working on SEM and SEO. Google announced they are splitting the company into two pieces. They are selling the SEM/SEO part, and keeping the affiliate marketing part.

Looks like Commission Junction, Pepperjam, etal. have reason for concern.

Thursday, 03 April 2008 07:47:07 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news

 Thursday, 13 March 2008
Google introduces Ad Manager

Google just purchased DoubleClick who has 60% of the display ad market. Now they've released Ad Manager. Ad Manager is a free tool that will help target ads, manage inventory, and optimize yield. You can sell direct ads and hook them to any network you want.

Thursday, 13 March 2008 17:06:08 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news

 Thursday, 14 February 2008
Net Neutrality

You may want to contact your congressman over this bill that was introduced in congress.   It is designed to stop ISP's from playing internet traffic cop.

Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass. who is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on telecommunications and the Internet, introduced a bill to promote the principle, known as "Net neutrality," of treating all Internet traffic equally. He introduced similar legislation in 2006, and he says the bill doesn't regulate the internet, it makes sure that the rules are the same for everyone.


Thursday, 14 February 2008 11:38:37 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news

 Sunday, 27 January 2008

Well I joined Twitter today.  I'm reading quite a few blog entries recommending using social media in our internet marketing efforts. I'm not sure if it's valuable or not at this point. Your welcome to check out my Twitter account. I hope to find out what the fuss is all about. More to come.

Sunday, 27 January 2008 17:44:55 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news

 Saturday, 26 January 2008
Domain Tasting May Sour

Domains are eligible for a refund for 5 days after their purchase.  Domain tasting is the practice of placing Google Adsense on the newly registered sites.

Google announced yesterday that it will begin blocking Adsense ads from the domains that are repeatedly refunded and repurchased.

Apparently the practice is endemic.  According to Wikipedia, "In April 2006, out of 35 million registrations, only a little more than 2 million were permanent or actually purchased. By February 2007, the CEO of Go Daddy reported that of 55.1 million domain names registered, 51.5 million were canceled and refunded just before the 5 day grace period expired and only 3.6 million domain names were actually kept."

We have to welcome cleaning up some of the spammy practices on the web.

Saturday, 26 January 2008 12:24:49 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news

 Friday, 25 January 2008
Email viruses

I received a Hallmark ecard today.  It was html & had links back to the hallmark site.  Everything looked real, except the link to get the card was an IP to card.exe. An obvious virus. One would think that large companies like this would track these people down.  It has to be destroying the online card business.

I know I very seldom click on these unless I absolutely know the sender, but many people must, or they wouldn't bother sending these things.

I'll take my greeting cars in the mail thank you.

Friday, 25 January 2008 13:42:13 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news

 Wednesday, 23 January 2008
The Affiliate File Cabinet

We are releasing the beta of The Affiliate File Cabinet.  It's software to store the information you collect as an affiliate marketer.

You can store...

  • Affiliate merchant information
  • Website information
  • Domain names
  • Web hosting company information
  • Domain registrar information

All the information will be in one place. Easy to find and use. It uses simple copy & paste to enter data. Best of all it will only take a few minutes to learn how to use The Affiliate File Cabinet.

Download it for free at:

Wednesday, 23 January 2008 08:27:27 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news | web businesses

 Thursday, 10 January 2008
Network Solutions Newest Ploy

Network Solutions has developed another way to ripoff internet users.  It's called "front running". It's the practice of registering a domain name when somebody does a search to see if it's available. It turns them into the exclusive holder of the domain so they can charge more for it.

They have changed the policy. Now they only front run the domain if the search is done on their home page. What a seedy company.

Thursday, 10 January 2008 13:25:16 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  internet news