Free Dr. Pepper for everyone!

I was just made aware that Dr. Pepper will be giving away a free 20-ounce soda to anyone that wants one. This according to their promise to give a free soda to everyone in America if the Guns N’ Roses album, “Chinese Democracy” was released in 2008. The album goes on sale Sunday. Beginning Sunday… Continue reading Free Dr. Pepper for everyone!

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Search box inside SERP?

I just stumbled across this. It’s a search box inside one of the search results. I’m not sure who’s privileged enough to get these, but it’s an interesting usability idea.

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Quit Your Day Job forums now open (and free)

My good friend Jeremy just opened up his forums so that anybody may now participate.  Previously, you had to buy his ebook to gain access to the forums.  There is so much information in there about affiliate marketing, networks, advertising and SEO that it’s definitely worth your time to go check things out. You can… Continue reading Quit Your Day Job forums now open (and free)

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Link building Spam

I’ve been getting a ton of scam spam recently. You know the kind, “Let us transfer millions to your account and you can keep a percentage” Today, I started getting new spam (in my view) from someone trying to buy advertising on my sites. At first I thought the email was legit, but when I… Continue reading Link building Spam

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Credit Card – Declined

I recently made a laptop purchase from Circuit City online. During the checkout process, my business American Express (AmEx) card was declined. I tried my personal AmEx card and got the same result. I actually tried each of them a few times just to be sure I didn’t make a mistake when I entered the… Continue reading Credit Card – Declined

Cyber Monday – B.S.

B.S., Marketing B.S. That’s what comes to mind when I hear mention of Cyber Monday. When I hear that term, it makes my stomach churn because it’s all made up. Marketing hype says this is the biggest day of the year for online shopping. Lies, all lies I tell ya. Let me share my experience-based… Continue reading Cyber Monday – B.S.

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Why you won’t see a “more” link in my posts anymore

In the past, I’ve put a brief teaser in my posts followed by a “more” link. I did this so that my main page (htttp://alt-j.com) wouldn’t be a mile long and also so that the search engines wouldn’t see a ton of duplicate content on my blog. Now I say, “To heck with search engines.”… Continue reading Why you won’t see a “more” link in my posts anymore

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Vonage call quality

Well, I’ve got to vent a little about the Vonage commercials. I first must admit that overall, I have enjoyed their service. But I found it funny when in one of their commercials a guy says, referring to their quality, “I’ve never had anybody ask, ‘are you using V-O-I-P?’” (I really chuckle that the actor… Continue reading Vonage call quality

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www or no www in your URL?

Here’s a quick howto on sending visitors to your preferred hostname. The primary reason for this is so that the search engines don’t see www.domainname.com and domainname.com as two identical sites. If they do, one of them will be “penalized” as containing duplicate content. The penalty is that one of the sites will be moved… Continue reading www or no www in your URL?

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