I know this from my experience with Google’s search results but I am sure you have encountered the same: searching for a specific keyword, clicking on the first result and being confronted with an overly “AdSense optimized” website that was purely created for generating AdSense clicks. You might have a gut feel the website you’re… Continue reading Spam Or Ham? BISH Index Analyses (Over-) Monetization Of Websites
Yesterday Google announced a major(!) upgrade to its search ranking algorithm which will drastically change the way designers and more importantly online marketeers will think about their website layouts. In Google’s ongoing effort to help users find more high-quality websites in search results, the company will introduce an improved algorithm. From then on Google will… Continue reading Google Now Analyzes Ad Placements – Improves Search Ranking Algorithm
Google’s got a creative and tricky search result once again. After “tilt” or “do a barrel roll” it’s now “let it snow”. People who aren’t celebrating christmas can type in “hannukah”. Google started with those tricks some time ago but since new web technologies emerged and still continue to do so they not only pimp… Continue reading Let It Snow, Google
After countless hours of development everybody is happy when pushing a website or application live. What people usually forget is to a create meaning-, helpful or at least creative “404 Error Not Found” page. This is not something developers often pay attention to but should. Most sites have a banal message like “Not found” and… Continue reading 20 Creative 404 Error “Not Found” Page Examples
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qqDy5BmYKE Twitter on Thursday introduced a new look for Twitter.com and TweetDeck that it hopes will simplify the user experience. One major difference on the homepage is that tweets appear on the right side and take up less real estate than they used to. What you can see from the video the redesign looks really… Continue reading Twitter’s Redesign Looks Nice
Once in a while everybody working for clients on the web needs to create an e-mail newsletter and we all know how cumbersome, terrifying and time-consuming this task is. Not anymore!…well, at least you get a head start with this free e-mail html boilerplate. It’s a good basis and a template of sorts that will… Continue reading E-Mail Newsletter HTML Boilerplate Makes Development Easier
I just tweeted this with my private twitter account @nadr: I’m shocked about a helicopter from liberty tours crashing into a plane, then falling into Hudson river. First of all it is always a tragedy when people get killed, secondly it’s completely absurd I got this twitter reply one minute later. What will twitter do… Continue reading Twitter Spam Is Rarely Targeted, Sometimes Just Absurd
Simon Owens told me about a non-traditional branding project he’s been working on for Tropicana: an abstract visualization of the aggregate conversation on Twitter showing frequency and context of election-related words.
Ok, this has nothing to do with brands, marketing or advertising but it would still be a great viral if it were from an agency promoting a music product. A little bit of masochism is needed to actually do this: Daito Manabe uses electricity to power his face make his face vibrate synchronously to electronic… Continue reading Electric Face Disco
This post is for the bloggers out there using WordPress. I was searching for a wordpress plugin that shows posts with the most comments but couldn’t find any that has enough options, so I developed one myself. Now that it’s ready I decided to publish it for free.