Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Official Google Website Optimizer Blog: 7 Deadly Sins of Landing Page Design webinar ready for viewing

Official Google Website Optimizer Blog: 7 Deadly Sins of Landing Page Design webinar ready for viewing: "Tim Ash, one of our Website Optimizer Authorized Consultants, gave a webinar on the 7 Deadly Sins of Landing Page Design. In this webinar he exposes common errors in landing page design that might be holding back your conversion rate and shows you how you can fix them. If you missed it, or if you just want to review your sins, you'll be happy to know the webinar is now on the Website Optimizer YouTube channel."

*Automation* FAQ suggestion thread - The 4-Hour Work Week and Timothy Ferriss

*Automation* FAQ suggestion thread - The 4-Hour Work Week and Timothy Ferriss

How to Measure the CTR of Your E-mail Permission Marketing Campaign with Google Analytics « idaconcpts

Google Analytics URL Builder Tool (via How Do I Integrate Google Analytics with AWeber? :: AWeber Knowledge Base) & How to Measure the CTR of Your E-mail Permission Marketing Campaign with Google Analytics « idaconcpts

Essential Drupal Modules | Eric's Drupal Blog

Essential Drupal Modules | Eric's Drupal Blog
MailChimp Vs. Aweber: "Advantages of Aweber as Compared to MailChimp" & MailChimp Vs Aweber – A Comparison Of Two Email Marketing Providers | MyWifeQuitHerJob.com: "However, once I switched over to Aweber, I realized how much more powerful their tracking and email management features were compared to Mailchimp. You only have to design your forms once but tracking is something you’ll be doing all the time. In addition, having phone support is priceless. That and getting suspended without warning by MailChimp left a really bad taste in my mouth. If they simply gave me an early heads up, it would have made my life much easier. Trust me. There’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to get someone on the phone when something goes wrong." & Aweber vs. MailChimp vs. ConstantContact - The 4-Hour Work Week and Timothy Ferriss: "I've been using Mailchimp for about a month now (after using Constant Contact for over a year) and have found it to be 1) much more versatile than CC, 2) much better looking overall (the emails themselves and the UI of the site are much more modern-looking and appealing...like comparing Keynote to Powerpoint), and 3) it's quite cheap for what you get. I know the pricing is comparable to Aweber.com (which I haven't used, but looked into for comparison purposes), and I went with Mailchimp and have been very happy with my choice." & Constant Contact versus Aweber : LeeRaito.com: "Update (May 2010): I am now exclusively recommending AWEBER & not Constant Contact. I had an unfortunate run in with a Constant Contact representative & as a result prefer to affiliate myself with a company that appreciates those who send them business." & which do u use, prosender or aweber - Black Hat Forum Black Hat SEO: "Used both GetResponse and AWeber. I dropped GR but I'm still in at AWeber because I consider it a far superior service. I too got in under the old pricing. I have no experince with ProSender (Mike Filsaime's private label of Aweber)." & Aweber vs iContact vs Mailchimp & Email Marketing Services Review 2010 - ignores AWeber for some reason.

I've been researching for months on what to choose... Top choices today seem to be AWeber (simplicity, usability, top marketers use it), Mailchimp (great integration with CMS-es like Drupal & WordPress) & iContact (based on older research and popularity in this part of the world) & GetResponse (tons of users and info about in my niche - real estate)

Service Trace Viewer Tool (SvcTraceViewer.exe)

Service Trace Viewer Tool (SvcTraceViewer.exe): "Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Service Trace Viewer Tool helps you analyze diagnostic traces that are generated by WCF. Service Trace Viewer provides a way to easily merge, view, and filter trace messages in the log so that you can diagnose, repair, and verify WCF service issues."
Amazon Web Services Building Blocks for Drupal Applications and Hosting | Acquia & Challenges of hosting Drupal on AWS | DrupalCon San Francisco 2010

Great Real Estate » Great Real Estate plugin for WordPress

Great Real Estate » Great Real Estate plugin for WordPress: "Integration with FPP-Pano plugin for 360 VR photos."

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Duncan Wierman's BlogSay Goodbye To The Squeeze Page – Death of Hype Web 2.0 System – Google Slap: "I have therefore decided NOT to endorse the new Sims 2.0 by Greg Glement. The sites as I have seen look terrible, lack the ability to rank in the search engines and do not bring significant web2.0 technology to the table. I believe its just another over hyped website that is being promoted for fast income only to line their pockets." & Duncan Wierman's BlogWill Google Slap You For Squeeze Pages - Overview of landing page quality
How To Interrupt Blog Visitors - very nice summary of add-ons

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Comparison of screen readers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Drupal Voices 99: Katherine Lynch on Accessibility Tips for Websites | Lullabot: "Lynch provides some basic tips for how to bring your website up to the standards set forth by the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and Section 508 law. She also provides from tips for how to test your site through the open source screen reader called Thunder or the demo version of the most popular screen reader of JAWS. Lynch briefly describes how a screen reader will parse and communicate the content on a web page... Lynch also recommends using a couple of FireFox extensions of the Firefox Accessibility Extension and Fangs, which will help you verify the accessibility of your site. In her DrupalCon presentation slides, she also mentions VisCheck to see your site as a colorblind person would perceive it." & Drupal Voices 98: Everett Zufelt on Accessibility in Drupal | Lullabot & excerpt from Everett's email to me: "If you will be doing the testing in house I would recommend that you use NVDA, an open source screen-reader for Windows. NVDA can be downloaded from http://nvda-project.org. You can also test the page with the WAVE evaluation tool from WebAIM. Testing with a screen-reader and using automated tools like WAVE are useful steps in assessing the accessibility of a site, however, nothing compares to having someone with experience and expertise perform a thorough evaluation."

Friday, July 09, 2010