Search Gets Bit by the Real-Time Web Bug

Check it out here (search phrase: SEO), and read the full story here. Executive Summary: Google is displaying real-time data feeds from Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Takeaways 1. Be careful who you bash. 2. The SEO game has just officially gone...

The Simple Difference Between Web Designers and Internet Marketers

The simple difference between a web designer and an internet marketer is this: A Web Designer cares about what the visitor encounters upon interaction. An Internet Marketer cares about what the visitor does upon interaction. The difference is clear and increasingly important. Both parties are useful, but I'd argue that the internet marketer is more important to generating measurable business...

How to Make a Twitter Background

Now that I'm on Twitter, I needed to make a background recently. You'll notice I tried to keep the same style as my personal site.  Where I Started Here is a link to helpful article from Croncast on how to make a Twitter Background. There is one misprint in the article. You have about 200 pixels  to work with for branding, rather 80 pixels as stated in the article. I made mine in Adobe Photoshop (see below), and you can download the free trial here, after creating an account, if you don't have it already.  Reference Files for You for Free As a nice gesture, I've decided to upload my finished image in JPEG and PSD format so you can use mine as reference for creating your own background. Click here to download the zipped folder containing my working files. Looking for Feedback What do you think of my background? Follow me on Twitter:...

Link: Google Caffeine

Google is re-working its search engine with a work-in-progress called Caffeine. You can preview it here. Notice, the preview does not have any AdWords ads, which would surely be included in a launch version.  In my quick tests of Caffeine, the results weren't much different, with LinkedIn pages appearing higher than normal. Other than that, most rankings were changed very little (1 spot), if at all. Tip of the Hat for the Notice: LifeHacker ,...

Now on Twitter

I’ve succumbed to the pressure and joined Twitter. You can follow me @CRentmeester I will try to keep the overlap between my twitter activity and blog content to a...