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For the tight fisted cynics

Internet, Moans

My Amazon shopping history is probably the least feminine1 around, accurately suggesting a single male household. Still that didn’t stop this bit of cynicism:

I did like that the best seller is £11.54, some lucky ladies are going to feel very loved on valentines day.

1 at least how feminine is generally considered, I get that some women do like SF, Cricket and can understand the offside rule

Phippen’s Law

Internet, Moans

This is my chance to be a less famous Godwin.

Phippen’s Law: As an online discussion, that is directly or indirectly about Ricky Gervais, grows longer, the probability of someone saying “Am I the only person who doesn’t find Ricky Gervais funny?” approaches 1.

He’s a miracle, Saviour of the universe, King of the impossible – Cash Gordon

Internet, Moans, Web Design

Any number of things are wrong with the tory’s comically bad attempts to smear Gordon Brown, here’s a list:

The internet is great
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Question

Internet, Short

When a spam tweet has ‘cum’ written in it, is it because ‘cum’ spells ‘cum’ or because the message was 141 characters?

Facebok Login

Internet, Web Design
Username
Password

Obviously this doesn’t do anything, I just thought it’d be funny with the recent login kerfuffle, especially with the intentional misspelling of Facebook I might get a few hits on Google. I’m aware that I’m a bastard.

A guide to Search Engine Optimisation for clients of web design companies

Internet, Moans, Web Design

A lot of clients who hire some designers to design & build their website will pay a third party for SEO, often too much relative to what their paying for the design and development. Here are the steps you need to follow for budgeting.

  1. Take the number of sales you make to Search Engine’s spiders (which is 0)
  2. Prefix it with your local currency’s symbol (for UK visitors £0)
  3. Spend that much on SEO
  4. Take the money you were going to spend on SEO and hire a copywriter.

Because good content is important, maybe if it was called Potential Customer Experience Optimisation (PCEO™) clients would pay silly money for it.