Ed: For those still practising the dark arts of Search Engine Optimisation this platform is probably about 5 years too late. While Google is the only game in town at least in US & Australia, manipulating your pages to achieve SEO rankings just doesn’t seem to have the juice it did 5 years ago.
I can hear SEO people screaming. While I acknowledge there are some things you can do to really break your search engine visibility, I think the days of playing SEO games are going away.
Only this morning I received a message from Google Webmaster telling me that they couldn’t crawl all my CSS and JS files due to a Theme upgrade and robots.txt rules. They know [...]
Ed: Made me laugh, will probably sell a million, also to those who haven’t experienced the pain of building hardware possibly have no appreciation for how hard this would have been to build.Startup Name DIRO the bear What problem are you solving? Brand new smart toy for children, acting as a best friend What is your solution? Internet connected teddy-bear robot. He can hear, he can speak and he can answer. Target Market Children 3-12 How will you make money? Subscription/Advertisement Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity? Programmer, engineer and entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience Founders Names Dmitry What type [...]
A couple of weeks back, on the occasion of my daughter’s impending birthday, I was wandering through Westfield Plaza in the city on a shopping expedition. Already dulled senseless by Zara, Seed, & Bardot Junior I was greatly relieved to find a Tesla Motors’ Model S on display right in the middle of the mall. I sent my daughter on her way to the next shop and told her where to find me when she was done.
Sitting in the Tesla I was immediately impressed with the user interface and classy interior of the car. So when asked by the marketing budgie if I wanted to book a test drive, I of course answered in the affirmative.
Now I don’t drive much these [...]
Ed: This looks very interesting but the pitch was a little different to the website when I visited it. I couldn’t quite work out if the app was meant for an employer to use or a jobseeker.
I got the impression from the pitch that this would find me jobs based on an AI powered backend which in theory sounds great but when you register it just seems to be a sophisticated landing site.
After going through the signup process (which was powered by another startup called typeform.com) it now occurs to me that I was just part of someones user validation test.
Hypothesis was can you get someone to signup to your form on the pretext of signing into an application. [...]
Ed: I implemented my first CRM about 15 years ago, at the time ACT was a very popular single contact manager (that’s what we called it before CRM was a thing).
As the business grew we needed to network the CRM so moved to a Goldmine network license.
There is probably a good case study about what happened to Goldmine, how they didn’t become Salesforce, Goldmine owned the CRM market 15 years ago, looking at their website my guess is that they have stayed with the old school office server based software licensing model and are being swamped by rabid cloud based competitors, but at least they are still in business 15 years later which is an unusual [...]
Ed: Back when I was a young naive newbie entrepreneur who had no clue about Trademarks and IP I was trying to launch a company that happened to sell Google Enterprise products.
So I purchased a bunch of domain names that had Google in them. ie GoogleMini.com.au.
Funnily enough Google didn’t make a fuss about it locally, but I suspect they would have if their US attorneys ever found out, in the end I decided to give them away to Google as I figured it was more effort than it was worth.
If AppleSocial get even a small amount of traction the Apple lizards will be on them in a flash tearing them limb from limb.
Building a social network (which is so [...]
Ed: What a great idea, crowdfunding via supply of skills.Job Title Marketing Expert Startup Name Spark Ideas Location (city or remote) Remote- Boston Based Job Description We are looking for a marketing expert with skills that can drive traffic to the site and increase the user base to join the team and take a piece of equity in the company.
Please email or call What do you really need this person to deliver? Drive traffic and users to the site What Skills & Experience are Non Negotiable? – Your Website www.sparkideas.co What does your Startup Do? (Elevator Pitch) Hello,My partner and I are looking for a marketing expert to join our startup [...]