Month: October 2008

Friday Links – Week One » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

Just some daft stuff I’ve found funny this week: Shave the Beaver Chocolate Bar Mashups – now we know what happens when you cross breed a Galaxy with a Milky Bar Lauren Laverne Season – I was going to link but can’t remember the URL but the concept of us now entering Lauren Laverne season …


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Legality of Using Stock Photography on a Website » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

I’ve been messing about with a couple of sites for my own amusement recently. Build up something just to see if I can. I know there are far more pressing things I should be doing but I’ve been in the mood for taking it a bit easier for a couple of weeks. The main thing …


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3 reasons why your PPC traffic isn’t converting » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

I could never do PPC for a living – the whole idea of bidding up & bidding down to earn a crust would drive me not only to distraction but also mad. One thing with PPC you can do with great accuracy, that its very difficult to do with other Internet Marketing channels, is predict …


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When on earth will web developers start using search engine friendly redirects? » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

Once again, for about the tenth time in as many weeks, I’ve found redirects on websites made by supposedly good web companies using the wrong kind of redirects and F**king up my clients results when they launch a new website. All the way through any redesign/development project the most important thing to be aware of …


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My Monday Morning RSS Digest » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

Like almost everyone going to work on a Monday morning I’m filled with a sense of mild despair. For two days I’ve donw what I want and all of a sudden I’m placed back into the office. But I’ve found that having a great RSS digest helps me kick start the morning – that and …


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What to do if WordPress blog pings are not working? » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

Last week I posted about the problems I was having with wordpress and how it wasn’t pinging. Richie asked in the comments how you can get it working and in an effort to be useful I’ve put together a quick tips list of things to check for and do to get everything working (aswell as …


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Flash Tween Library » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

I don’t know a lot about Flash – probably as for a long time it was more of a help than a hinderance on websites (mostly due to Flash developers than Flash itself). But during a chat with Paddy from Equator – he’s their main flash monkey that said he’s not responsible for their current …


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LinkLove Plugin for WordPress » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

One of the things about blogs is the use of the ‘nofollow’ attribute on links. Supposedly this was to help cut down the numbers of spam comments that blogs receive. However it can be a real pain in the ass. People who contribute to communities dont get the link love that they deserve. I was …


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How to Check that Your WordPress Blog is Pinging » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

This is the last post in the series we’ve been doing about WordPress and pinging blog aggregation services. I’ve been scouting around really desperately testing various pieces of kit to be able to prove, mainly to myself, that my clients blogs are pinging effectively – this has been ok on servers we run but on …


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Direct Response (Behaviourally Adaptive) Websites » Mercury Thread Internet Marketing Blog

What if your website could talk directly to your consumers? I don’t mean just simply be relevant but be able to intuit from their actions what they really wanted from your website and then return tyhe appropriate messages? It would deliver better conversion rates and drive up your profitability. Irrelevant of how much it cost …


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