Monthly Archives: February 2005

Wasted Money for Bad Keywords Matching

Seth has a legitimate gripe about an AdWords ad that falsely promised to help him get replacement keys for his car. But in fairness to the company behind the ad, Google actually makes it awfully hard for you to know … Continue reading

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King Orders Tide Not to Come In, Film at 11

Maybe this will work, though I suspect it would work better with upside incentives. Think how much people would pay for accurate predictions of big powder days at the ski resorts?

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The Spelling Bee

When I was 10 years old I won my school spelling bee. I was supposed to go to the county championship bee, but on the morning of the big event I woke up with chicken pox. An alternate went in … Continue reading

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Google Movie Reviews

I love this. Frequently I hear about a good movie and write it down on a “movies to see” list. However, first I usually check it out on IMDB. But IMDB is really geared more toward “inside baseball” stuff like … Continue reading

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ISO Chinese Marketing Wonk

A friend of mine is exploring a business opportunity in China. He does not speak Mandarin and plans to stay in the US, so he’s looking for someone in China (preferably Shanghai) who:   Is experienced in marketing to Chinese consumers  … Continue reading

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He hate me, She love me

Here’s an interesting little test. Chris Richardson posted the results of some Google searches he did on various big-name brands. Just for fun, I started typing in “I hate (brand)” in Google to see what comes up. I then got … Continue reading

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Meme Watch: Blarketing

Brad Feld may be on to something. What do you think of Blarketing?

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The Sweet Spot

From Hugh at Gaping Void:

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Finding Passion

Career and business advice columnists often tell us to “find your passion in life and success will follow.” The lucky ones find it when they are young. Newt Gingrich has said that he knew when he was a young boy … Continue reading

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Thhhhhhbbbt!

In reference to Seth’s snarky reponse to my snarky response: Thhhhhhbbbt

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