Web Design Update: Landing Pages, Website Goals, Advertising Sucks, SEO, and Flipboard

We're at the end of the year and will be seeing new developments in the new year, I'm sure. So this edition will close out 2016, and hopefully give you some things to think about for the coming year. Thanks for reading!

  • Why Flipboard Won't Help Publishing's Smoldering Model
  • 4 Ways to Transform Your Landing Pages for More Impact
  • 10 Ways To Gain Quick Conversions Through Web Design
  • Create the Right Goals for Your Website
  • How your old content can help with SEO
  • Advertising Sucks Long Live The Web
  • How the Web Became Unreadable
December 8, 2016

Web Design Update: Advertising, optimization, myths, rankings, training, ROI and more

How many times have I said it? Advertising sucks on the web? Some people are starting to agree. This edition of WebUpdate seems to reinforce that concept. This week we'll also see some warnings about your rankings and publishing good, content is good SEO. Let's dig in :

  • Web Advertising Sucks... Affiliate Fees Are Going To Take Over!
  • 5 Traffic-Growing On-Page Optimization Tips for Publishers
  • 5 SEO Myths that Can Seriously Hurt Your Search Rankings
  • The Importance of SEO Training for Editorial Teams
  • MultiBrief: How to measure social media ROI
  • 5 Rules for Publishing Accessible Content
  • Why Content Marketing is the New SEO
December 1, 2016

Web Design Update: SEO, Linkbuilding, Responsive design, Google, UX Design and more

Actually it's been quite a time since our last update, and we've got a bunch of pent-up articles to get out here before the end of the year! So there will be three updates pretty fast in a row. If you're a web designer, not just a template jockey, let us know!

  • 5 Web Design Techniques to Make Your Website Search Engine Friendly
  • Three simple resolutions on how to do better SEO in 2016
  • 9 responsive design mistakes you don’t want to make
  • 6 Advanced Google Analytics Tricks You Should Know
  • 8 responsive web design trends that defined 2015
  • How to Do Unintentional Link Building
  • How to be a Problem Solving SEO
November 28, 2016

60-Seconds #313 : Google Link Removal schemes raise a lot of questions

Ever since the bottom dropped out of the Google AdSense revenue I've searched and puzzled for an answer without success. Then I began getting Link-Removal requests from sites I had vetted long ago. Then one day Chuck Green, owner of the Jumpola web site asked a question on Facebook. The comments to that question inspired me to share my experiences with Amazon affiliates, Google, Panda, Penguin, SEO, searches, link removal requests, and the cybercrime industry. July 26, 2014

My apology to all our readers

My apologies to all DTG readers who have enjoyed the Publishers's Warehouse and the treasure trove of resources and links there -- but who have found broken links, or links that send them off someplace they didn't expect to go. Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do about other online resources, and we have no real control over other sites that seem legit, but are not. July 27, 2012

Creative Tidbits: Art is where you find it

I realized there were several designing women who did not make it into the March and April newsletters, so I'll share them with you here -- Lisa Congdon, Kathy Erteman; along with : * Designers are rebelling against technology * Seeing Things: Handmade for Japan * Diana draws in ceramics April 15, 2011

Creative: Design inspiration for April

This issue of Creative Tidbits brings more Designing Women, and even the Fashion Color report for fall... along with * Why I Draw * Will Crowdsourcing Replace Graphic Designers? * Rethink your design thinking * Royal Couple Wedding Monogram Contest * A Little Culture With Your Beer? * the "Enfant Terrible" of Graphic Design * ... and more! March 29, 2011

Creative Tidbits 1103-23

This Creative Tidbits brings more Designing Women, and some real design inspiration ... including : * Design locked in time * New book examines the Group of Seven * Passion into photography * If You Pay Peanuts, You Get Monkeys * Will Cotton: Butcher, Baker, Candyland Maker * Charlotte Strick, Book Jacket Designer * The 10 Greatest Movie Title Sequences by Saul Bass * Core77 Launches Design Awards Program ... and more! March 23, 2011

First Friday Creative Tidbits

Okay ... for all creatives involved in visual communications, our First Friday creative tidbits this issue includes : * World class typography projects * What makes an enticing poster? * 7 Predictions for the Creative Community * Gent: Scheppende Stad * Hand-drawn Monograms * and several others. February 4, 2011

Creative Tidbits: February

Greetings February ... our 'Creative Tidbits' this time looks at some fun items in the visual communications world, including another look at Comic Sans! OH NO! But there's some other really good stuff too ... ten fresh idea-starters in all! January 28, 2011