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41: new post   Vast Ideas, Still In Need of Completion!
"Lately I have talked to some independent webmasters who are serious underachievers. The business ambitions they talk about and the real-life actions they have taken are wayyyy out of synch. They have big dreams and great ideas, but not much that is actually up and running, ready to promote."
Dec 19, 2008
42: new post   Attorney General Sues Washington SEO Firm
"The Washington Attorney General's Office is suing a Redmond-based seller of e-commerce services whose failed promises to rev up Web traffic for small businesses drove many customers to file complaints."
Nov 17, 2008
43: new post   The Beginning of the End for User Generated Content?
"At some level, you can control the public discourse from Wikipedia," Byrne says. "No matter what journalists say about the reliability of Wikipedia, they still use it as a resource."
Oct 6, 2008
44: new post   How to Go About Funding a Business Idea
WebmasterWorld members discuss ideas and ways to go about raising funds for a business idea.
Sept 30, 2008
45: new post   How to Cold Call Effectively
June 8, 2008
46: new post   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
47: new post   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
48: new post   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
49: new post   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
50: new post   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
51: new post   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
52: new post   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
53: new post   Survey: "Webmaster" is hottest IT Job
According to Business 2.0, webmasters are experiencing the fastest salary growth among IT positions.
Apr 30, 2007
54: new post   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
55: new post   Email Response Times
"What is your current policy on email response times?"
Feb 26, 2007
56: new post   Brick and Mortar Stores vs Online Discounters: Survival Of The Fittest?
Nov 10, 2006
57: new post   Hiring Help And Retaining Your Secrets
Oct 31, 2006
58: new post   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
59: new post   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
60: new post   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
61: new post   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
62: new post   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
63: new post   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
64: new post   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
65: new post   Billable Hous vs Hours Worked
"...how many billable hours do you get out of your staff?"
Feb 28, 2005
66: new post   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
67: new post   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
68: new post   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
69: new post   When it comes to quoting prices and billing
Considerations for creating a billing model.
Apr 8, 2004
70: new post   What is The Best Way to Leave My Day Job?
Jan 12, 2004
71: new post   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
72: new post   The "Bold, Yet Ethereal" Client
Clients from Hell - What makes a bad client? Can they be reformed?
Feb 15, 2003
73: new post   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
74: new post   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
75: new post   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
76: new post   Working for Your ISP
Interesting conflict-of-interest questions when you get hired by the local ISP for web work.
Jan 27, 2003
77: new post   Hanging Up A Shingle
How did you get started?
Jan 15, 2003
78: new post   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
79: new post   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
80: new post   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
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