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This is the latest in my series sharing observations and insights from the recent SES (Search Engine Strategies) Conference in New York. One of my favorite sessions was entitled: SEO Tools of the Trade: What’s in Your Toolbox? The speakers included CEO’s from Searchmetrics, Creativity in Action and Bruce Clay Inc as well as other [...]
Designing and promoting your website usually includes discussions about imagery, textual content, SEO, sitemaps, home pages and internal and external linking. Conversion, of course, is discussed usually in terms of a “call to action.” However, precious little time is given to the real basics of selling. The internet and web sites haven’t changed anything about the way real people think, act, react and make decisions.
If Microsoft has walked away from Yahoo for good, and I think they should, it will be a blessing. Over 40 billion dollars for a name brand is what it amounts to. Yahoo had the world by the tail at the beginning of the decade. The clear leader in all things internet and they just plain blew it! What can be a better testament to inept, egocentric and out-of-touch management than Jerry Yang’s playing hardball with Microsoft without an ounce of justification; he just gave away as much as 50% of the value of the deal for no reason that anyone can muster. In fact, his actions over the past 3 months are downright irresponsible as he actually and willfully destroyed share holder value with the sole objective of thwarting Microsoft’s takeover.