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Newsletter Archive: 2006

Microsoft Wants Laptops Back
Marshall Kirkpatrick - Now Microsoft Wants Its Laptop Back - Yesterday I wrote about Microsoft and Edelman handing out spiffy new laptops to bloggers after Scott Beale announced that he got one over at Laughing Squid.

Date: 2006-12-28

Small Business: More Zen
Always have quality control over your own work or the work of your employees before going to the client. While you might trust your employees and want them to have a good time at work, always have a review session of the work before it goes to the client.

Date: 2006-12-14

Web Analytics Tool Evaluation
Tracking People not Behaviors. The language of web analytics is driven, to a large extent, by the tool vendors. When you use a tool, you are naturally going to adopt the language of the tool - to do anything else would be cumbersome and probably ridiculous.

Date: 2006-11-30

Black Friday Ads Get Advance Look Online
Several websites have cropped up over time, featuring scans of advertisements big retailers like Wal-Mart and Target plan to put out for the day-after Thanksgiving. Those retailers, and one in particular, are not especially thrilled with this.

Date: 2006-11-16

Holiday Mailings Made Easy
Send all your mail & packages straight from your office this holiday season with the mailstation™ digital postage meter. With the accuracy of the built-in scale, mailstation™ can save you up to 20% a year in postage costs!

Date: 2006-11-15

Is Bigger Always Better?
Should your company upgrade to grande? The monetary value of larger flat screen monitors is well worth the return in employee productivity, as proven in a recent study conducted by Apple Computers.

Date: 2006-11-09

Be Careful When Writing Online
Because it could cost you your job and it's definitely true. These days, Google and the rest of the search engines (eg. Live, Yahoo!, Ask and so on) have become the central location where everyone can find information about anyone or anything...

Date: 2006-11-01

The Virtually Taxable Imaginary Economy
If you thought your virtual assets were safe from government pick pocketing, think again. You know that pretend sword you sold for $500? The US government wants its cut.

Date: 2006-10-20

Get Visibility in Google, Yahoo and More in Just 48 Hours, Guaranteed.
In 48 hours or less (many times the same business day!), your site will begin to show up in the sponsored links of Google, Yahoo!, AOL, AltaVista, Excite, InfoSpace and many other search engines. No other service is able to match this claim.

Date: 2006-10-19

Purchase a Managed Hosting Solution, Get 2 Products for Free
Purchase a managed hosting solution and you get to choose the two products that work best for your hosting needs — not the two that work best for Rackspace. And it's just the beginning of how we will go to extraordinary lengths to make you a happy customer and a successful one, too. We call this "whatever it takes" attitude Fanatical Support™, and it will change the way you work from day one.

Date: 2006-10-12

Calendar Sharing Becoming New Social Phenomenon
Online calendars have been available for many years now but the calendar-sharing feature that Google has included in Google Calendar has opened the door to a great a form of social marketing that is bound to make waves and possibly increase your bottom line.

Date: 2006-10-05

Business Simulations For Corporate Training
Business simulations - the next generation of computer games, or the next generation of corporate training? Well, perhaps they are both.

Date: 2006-09-28

Really Know What's Going on with Your Website
The capabilities of Rackwatch™ Platinum Monitoring and Urchin Web Analytics Software come together to form an easy, but extensive means of monitoring your sites from two perspectives.

Date: 2006-09-21

SEO Rip Offs - If It Seems Too Good To Be True...
Have you ever gotten an e-mail or stumbled across a website that made SEO claims which seemed way too good to be true? There are companies out there that...

Date: 2006-09-20

SEM Services: Trends And Predictions
The search engine marketing industry is consistently evolving, sometimes at a pace that makes it hard to believe that search engine marketing services can stay on top of all the latest developments.

Date: 2006-09-07

10 Tips For Long Term Client Retention
Rackspace has partnered with Cisco for years to provide you with unprecedented security, performance and reliability. With advanced security within your reach, you can start keeping your data out of people's reach.

Date: 2006-08-24

Free VPN: Secure and extend your network
Rackspace has partnered with Cisco for years to provide you with unprecedented security, performance and reliability. With advanced security within your reach, you can start keeping your data out of people's reach.

Date: 2006-08-17

Blogging Report: The State Of Blogs
The blogosphere is doubling in size every six months and is now 60 times larger than it was three years ago, according to the latest quarterly installment of David Sifry's "State of the Blogosphere" report.

Date: 2006-08-10

Meet Online With WebEx!
Just $49 per month lets you conduct unlimited meetings online. Connect with prospects, customers, clients and partners, on-demand. Make presentations, demonstrations - even share your entire desktop- all right from your PC.

Date: 2006-08-03

Business Ethics And Unethical Practices
The study of business ethics and its implications for different stakeholders have seen tremendous growth in the past few decades.

Date: 2006-07-27

Blog Address: Directory Or Domain?
Recently I fielded an emailed question from a reader as to which is better home for a blog: as part of the company web site ( or as a separate domain (

Date: 2006-07-14

Industry leading management tools for your server
We're a service company that supports you, not just the technology we provide you — your devices, operating systems, data centers and network. It's a distinction that will change the way you do business every day. Our willingness to go above and beyond your expectations makes our SLAs, contracts and promises actually worth something. We call this kind of commitment Fanatical Support, and it's why our customers trust us to manage more than 20,000 servers.

Date: 2006-07-13

RSS Vs. Email: The First Phase Of New Technology
On Monday, Micro Persuasion blogger Steve Rubel posted "35 ways you can use RSS today."

Date: 2006-06-22

Web Payments Could Surpass Checks Soon
By the end of this year, the number of bills paid online could surpass the number paid by checks. If you've got a credit or debit card, a computer and an Internet hookup, you're ready to go...

Date: 2006-06-01

Save Time and Money: Meet, Present or Train Online
BLive's web-based collaboration tool gives you the power to get the job doneŚno matter where people are.

Date: 2006-05-23

Don't overpay for postage
Eliminate the need to ever have to go to the Post Office again - and help your business look more professional at the same time. The mailstation™ weighs your mail and calculates the exact amount of postage needed with just one touch of a button.

Date: 2006-05-18

Richard Edelman Speaks At Syndicate
Though bloggers may know him best as "Steve Rubel's boss," the president and CEO of the world's largest independent PR firm carries an impressive reputation, which was in full force during his remarks at the Syndicate Conference...

Date: 2006-05-16

Business Ideas: Bloggers As Partners
Blogs are a powerful tool for initiating and developing interpersonal relationships. Most discussions of business blogs...

Date: 2006-05-11

Save Time and Money: Meet, Present or Train Online
BLive's web-based collaboration tool gives you the power to get the job doneŚno matter where people are.

Date: 2006-05-01

Customer Referrals: Viral Marketing Goes Old School
Getting referral business and new customers, through recommendations by satisfied customers and clients, is a dream of most business owners and managers...

Date: 2006-04-27

YPN Party - Boston Pubcon
Yahoo threw an invite party at "Saint" in Boston last night and it proved to be a good time.

Date: 2006-04-19

Employee Performance Reviews Ś Dealing With Disagreements
What do you do when an employee disagrees with something you've written on their performance review? How can you prepare for this and deal with it effectively?

Date: 2006-04-13

AjaxWrite Wants To Take On Microsoft Word
What if there were an alternative for Microsoft Word that would install and open in 6 seconds, read and write Microsoft Word .doc files and run on Macintosh, Microsoft Windows or Linux computers?

Date: 2006-03-30

Podcasting - Is Anybody Really Listening?
Is it me, or is everyone podcasting these days?

Date: 2006-03-23

The More Things Change...
Edelman's Phil Gomes offers a thoughtful piece (from Steve Rubel but posted to Phil's blog) on blogger relations, suggesting that it's better to build relationships with bloggers than it is to just hurl pitches at them.

Date: 2006-03-16

Four Steps To Overcome Collaboration Obstacles
A thoughtful feature in the Financial Times discusses the question of why in-house collaboration in organizations is so difficult, with the consequent impact on effective working.

Date: 2006-03-09

Tips For Corporate Blogging
Backbone Media has published a list of tips for corporate blogging. They are:

Date: 2006-03-02

Comments Are Integral Parts Of The Conversation
While I'm still having a bit of difficulty figuring out whether the 30Boxes calendaring service is worth spending any time with or not, I'm having no such difficulty in seeing the value of a service like coComment. The concept of this is brilliantly simple...

Date: 2006-02-09

Filling The Market Gap For Offline Blog Editors

Some readers of this blog have left some great comments to my post last week about offline blog editors.

Date: 2006-01-19

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