|Forum: Professional Webmaster Business Issues|
|Displaying Topics 41 - 80 (94 total) Sorted by: Date-Last-Post, Direction: reverse|
|41:|| How to Cold Call Effectively||June 8, 2008|
|42:|| ordb.org Spam Blocker Rises from the Dead|
"Administrators of email systems should have stopped querying the database (relays.ordb.org) in December 2006 when it shut down, but some failed to do so. That was no problem until today, queries were simply rejected, but now the address of any email server presented is being returned as an open relay."
|Mar 27, 2008|
|43:|| Website Complete - Client Does Not Want to Pay.|
"A friend asked me to develop a website for his sister who is a realtor. I developed a proposal and she signed it. I developed the site which works perfectly and includes everything in the proposal. She has been using the site for 4 months now."
|Mar 6, 2008|
|44:|| Forecast: Tech Spending Won't Collapse; Cuts, But No Bubble Burst|
"That would be in sharp contrast to the experience of the 2001 recession, when technology spending fell 11 percent over two years in the aftermath of the dot-com collapse."
|Jan 26, 2008|
|45:|| The Decreasing Real Estate of Content|
"But lately I'm finding that actual content is so crowded out it's a fraction of a site's real estate. Just today I was on a site, in frames, surrounded by affiliate ads, adSense, buy now's, and all sorts of other gizmos, with the actual content reduced to a meager 4" X 6" space scrolling in a frameset."
|Nov 15, 2007|
|46:|| 7 More Years No Internet Tax, Says US Senate|
"The Senate on Thursday night approved a seven-year extension of a moratorium on state and local taxes on Internet access."
|Oct 26, 2007|
|47:|| How much is my website worth?|
"Apparently a website's value ranges from 0 to 5 times yearly earnings (...) What's the latest on this?"
|Sept 10, 2007|
|48:|| Independent Real Estate Agents: Greenspan... Endorsement of Subprime?|
"So, for those of you who are in the Real Estate SEO sectors (Independents), what are your plans for the future? If I'm not mistaken, this is the biggest news to hit the Real Estate industry in quite some time."
|Aug 13, 2007|
|49:|| Survey: "Webmaster" is hottest IT Job|
According to Business 2.0, webmasters are experiencing the fastest salary growth among IT positions.
|Apr 30, 2007|
|50:|| Brain Suckers 101 : When Co-workers Ask an Absurd Amount of Questions|
"I've been having an increasingly difficult time getting my work done because I am constantly bombarded with technical questions all day long.
|Mar 18, 2007|
|51:|| Email Response Times|
"What is your current policy on email response times?"
|Feb 26, 2007|
|52:|| Brick and Mortar Stores vs Online Discounters: Survival Of The Fittest?||Nov 10, 2006|
|53:|| Hiring Help And Retaining Your Secrets||Oct 31, 2006|
|54:|| Internet Archive Suit Settled|
"The high profile suit involving two health care companies and the Internet Archive have been settled out of court. Terms were not disclosed."
|Aug 30, 2006|
|55:|| WebmasterWorld Classic: The Mighty (Neglected) Change Order|
"My definition: A Change Order - (CO) is a written document signed by authorised persons, directing a contractor to make a change under the Changes clause of a valid contract."
|June 2, 2006|
|56:|| FCC Approves Net-Wiretapping Taxes|
"Broadband providers and Internet phone companies will have to pick up the tab for the cost of building in mandatory wiretap access for police surveillance..."
|May 8, 2006|
|57:|| Proposed US Patent Reform Favors Microsoft, Says Robert Cringely|
Robert Cringely of PBS tackles recently proposed patent reform in the US. His take is that the bill tilts toward Microsoft and other giant corporations, and puts the screws to the little guy.
|Aug 19, 2005|
|58:|| Amazon Pays $40 Million for Ecommerce Patent Settlement|
"We entered the settlement for the purposes of ending the litigation and avoiding the expenses of continuing the litigation," said Patricia Smith, a spokeswoman for Amazon.com. "We continue to deny any wrongdoing."
|Aug 12, 2005|
|59:|| Internet Archive Named in Suit|
"Last week Healthcare Advocates sued both the Harding Earley firm and the Internet Archive, saying the access to its old Web pages, stored in the Internet Archive's database, was unauthorized and illegal"
|July 13, 2005|
|60:|| A Guide to Basic Variables That Add To Site Value|
Nice checklist of items to cover before buying or selling a site.
|Mar 17, 2005|
|61:|| Billable Hous vs Hours Worked|
"...how many billable hours do you get out of your staff?"
|Feb 28, 2005|
|62:|| The Mighty and Neglected Change Order|
" A Change Order - (CO) is a written document signed by authorised persons, directing a contractor to make a change under the Changes clause of a valid contract."
|Jan 20, 2005|
|63:|| SEO and Web Design Sales|
"A good sales pitch is a foundation of a successful business. No matter how good your marketing is, if you can't seal the deal, you are in trouble. As with Ecom...conversion is king!"
|June 29, 2004|
|64:|| Corporate Email Address Formats|
"While there is no standard for the formatting of email addresses, there are suggested e-mail name formats that are more professional in presentation. I'm going to list a few of those here along with the pros and cons of each one."
|June 13, 2004|
|65:|| When it comes to quoting prices and billing|
Considerations for creating a billing model.
|Apr 8, 2004|
|66:|| What is The Best Way to Leave My Day Job?||Jan 12, 2004|
|67:|| Alexa Site Review Issues|
The Alexa site open review system has led to more than one webmaster waking up to a negative review left by their competition.
|Feb 20, 2003|
|68:|| The "Bold, Yet Ethereal" Client|
Clients from Hell - What makes a bad client? Can they be reformed?
|Feb 15, 2003|
|69:|| What do I Charge My Clients For?|
"I am now being approched by businesses who would like me to work on their websites as an independent worker. So where do I start to count how much I charge."
|Feb 8, 2003|
|70:|| Sales Tax Pact Between Several States and Ecom Firms|
"Some of the nation's largest retailers this week started voluntarily collecting taxes on all of their online sales."
|Feb 7, 2003|
|71:|| Sun Sounds Java Extinction Warning|
"..the impact of being excluded from Windows is so great that Java is facing extinction unless it gets immediate relief..."
|Feb 4, 2003|
|72:|| Working for Your ISP|
Interesting conflict-of-interest questions when you get hired by the local ISP for web work.
|Jan 27, 2003|
|73:|| Hanging Up A Shingle|
How did you get started?
|Jan 15, 2003|
|74:|| Three Inseparable Friends Want to Start a Business|
Old schoolers know that money and friendship go together like oil and water. So how do you write it up when three good friends want to go into business?
|Jan 14, 2003|
|75:|| How to go About Charging by the Hour|
"I usually charge my customers a one time fee and they can purchase an additional management package for website updates, but I am curious as to how you go about charging a customer by the hour for web site creation and management..."
|Jan 14, 2003|
|76:|| Business Plan Ideas|
Never done a business plan? 90% of the small business that fail in the first five years never bother to write a simple business plan. There is no better time spent in those critical early years than writing a strategic business plan.
|Jan 13, 2003|
|77:|| Optimizers Becoming Webmasters|
We have quietly watched the trend take place for over two years - Search Engine Promotion and Optimizers are dumping clients and setting up shop for themselves. This has mostly been a response to the decreased importance of SEO and the increased importance of checkbook promotion via PPCs and paid inclusion programs.
|Jan 13, 2003|
|78:|| What Do You Call Yourself?|
Here we go yet again - SEO vs SEM vs SEP vs WebMaster vs Designer vs etal.
|Jan 7, 2003|
|79:|| Doing the Deed - Dealing with Web Hosting Companies|
There is a never ending river of horror stories that flow from webmasters based upon their dealings with incompetent or over zealous web hosting support staff.
|Dec 25, 2002|
|80:|| Pushing Along the Bogged Down Project|
The consultant is always at the mercy of someone elses time table. When a project is bogged down, how can we push water up hill and speed up the process to bring it in on time?
|Dec 24, 2002|