I was recently talking with Matt Garton of Travel Connexxions about Search Engine Marketing and usability. We discussed niche search engines and the push toward improved usability with Ask leading the way. Currently when you search on an item the results will bring back sites, blogs, images, videos and news. This is more thorough for …

I heard on the radio yesterday that Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails was releasing an all instrumental album/cd/8 Track/whatever you call it now, entitled Ghosts I-IV. I was very excited to hear this even though, I haven’t been an active fan since The Downward Spiral. I’ve always wanted him to release an instrumental collection …

I recently had the good fortune to sit down with Eric Lyon, one of the founders of Scapegoat to talk about their goals, their brand and their desire to return to niche. Eric along with Jason Olden have been consultants under the name Sid Factor Seven since 2002 and have worked with companies such as …

With the advent of the Internet becoming the platform for on-demand video entertainment, I’m beginning to wonder what TiVo is going to do long-term. If I can go to the Internet and watch the show that I want to watch, when I want to watch it, why do I need TiVo? I’m sure this is …

I went snowboarding yesterday. It was awesome. The temperature in Denver was 75 degrees and the temp on the hill was mid 40s. I ended up having a conversation on the lift with a 20 year old from Florida who had come out here to work. Somehow the subject of TV came up and he …

I have been looking through the metrics for this site in Google Analytics and I’m seeing some worrisome things in regards to the amount of time spent on the site when someone arrives via specific searches. For example, when someone searched for the Bellandi Group and ended up at my site. They stayed less than …

I have been thinking about the social graph concept quite a bit lately and decided to find out exactly what a social graph is. What I finally settled on was the “official definition”: Social Graph is the network of connections that exist through which people communicate and share information. Applications like photos and events are …

I am not loyal to brands. I like to experience the product or service and the thought of the brand is secondary. When I shop, I look for shirts with no logo on the front. I have always declared that I don’t want to be apart of the” shopping army”. Not sure how I got …

Dear Sir Richard Branson, I recently had the good fortune of flying on Virgin America and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The airplane was clean and the lighting was cool and I loved the in-flight entertainment system. I loved it because I and an associate of mine, Jody Heyroth, thought it …

The last CD I bought was Wolfmother’s debut in 06. The last album I bought was Jane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking in 1989; just to have it on vinyl. My question is; what would I be buying now? This question makes me feel old. It’s not a CD. Is it an album? It’s a download but …