Marketing
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A simple introduction to incoming links

JoshCanHelp - November 30, 2010

Incoming links to your website from text, images, or otherwise are a mystery to a lot people who do business on the web. In fact, I’ve talked…

Inside Companies
524 views

3 Questions to Answer Before Building Anything Online

JoshCanHelp - September 22, 2010

I am obsessed with ideas. Ideas by themselves are both incredibly important and totally-overrated. As such, they are completely misunderstood. Simple ideas can transform world but the…

Uncategorized
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5 Reasons Why I Won’t Build That For You (it’s not just because I said so)

JoshCanHelp - August 24, 2010

Turning down projects (or redirecting ones that are on the wrong track) is the only path toward some semblance of sanity in this business. For some people,…

Uncategorized
600 views

What it means to me to be a free agent

JoshCanHelp - June 24, 2010

Seth Godin posed 16 questions for people making a living as a free agent. While the people I currently help and those I might help in the…

Business Intelligence
900 views

A Layman’s Intro to the Semantic Web: Web 3.0, ontology, and RDFa

JoshCanHelp - May 27, 2010

A recent San Diego Refresh meeting found me in a room full of fellow geeks learning about microdata and the semantic web. What I thought was going…

Uncategorized
553 views

Intoxicated by the possibility of making mediocrity hard to sustain (#100ppl)

JoshCanHelp - May 5, 2010

I was asked recently what my favorite Gaping Void piece is. I experienced a brief moment of intense stress, similar to the feeling I’m sure I’d have…

Uncategorized
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Making a commitment to better output: NO MORE F*CKING TYPOS

JoshCanHelp - April 14, 2010

The number-one cause for broken pages, missed messages, mysterious errors, and general frustration is, from where I stand, uncorrected fat-finger errors. I say uncorrected because the problem…

Uncategorized
532 views

Working with Greatness: The Processes Behind the Production

JoshCanHelp - April 8, 2010

Something interesting happens when you let someone into your life to take care of things you’re unable or unwilling to do for yourself. There’s this fascinating level…

Uncategorized
571 views

Make it Simple, Focused, High-Performance, and Polished: My Web Philosophy

JoshCanHelp - March 11, 2010

I was asked recently by a potential client what my “philosophy of the web” is. What seemed like a strange question at first made perfect sense when…

CRM
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Seasonal Web Traffic: The Proverbial Coal in Your Stocking

JoshCanHelp - February 26, 2010

December 2009, I looked back through the analytics of several busy content sites I help manage and saw a serious traffic drop-off. It’s no fun being the…