Matt is the co-founder of SitePoint, 99designs and Flippa. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Matt's articles

  1. Google Allows Bidding on Print Ads

    In case you haven’t heard – Google is now allowing AdWords clients to bid on ad space in major automatove, lifestyle and technology magazines including PC World, PC Magazine, Martha Steward Living, and Motor Trend Magazine. Each publication has three months worth of advertising up for grabs, in quarter page, half-page, and full-page increments. The […]

  2. AOL Converts Better Than Google

    WebSideStory has released data breaking down the conversion rates for the top four search engines: AOL, MSN, Yahoo! and Google. For the month of January, AOL Search generated the best conversion rate at business-to consumer e-commerce sites (6.17 percent), followed by MSN (6.03 percent), Yahoo (4.07 percent) and Google (3.83 percent), according to the WebSideStory […]

  3. Search Engine Marketing Magazine

    How do you know an industry is maturing? It gets its own trade magazine. Such is the case with the Search Engine Marketing Industry, which this year is getting its very own “Search Engine Marketing Standard” magazine which will be published on a quarterly basis. Right now, residents of the USA can get a free […]

  4. Google’s Insider View As a Domain Registrar

    Nick Wilsdon has posted an interesting blog post about just what Google knows as a Domain Name Registrar (which it became in Feb 2005): believe Google has built or is building a tool to analyse domain names. The API access they were given as a Registrar allows them to carry out the level of automated […]

  5. Google’s ‘bigdaddy’ datacenter

    Matt Cutt’s, Google’s infamous Blogger, has written about “bigdaddy“, Google’s new datacenter which will become the default in the next 1-2 months: Q: What’s new and different in Bigdaddy? A: It has some new infrastructure, not just better algorithms or different data. Most of the changes are under the hood, enough so that an average […]

  6. Attention all PPC Marketers

    Business 2.0 Magazine has an in-depth article about the domainers – the people who hold thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of them, and then resell their traffic to Google and Yahoo, and ultimately you – the PPC Advertiser. Why is this important? Simply put, of the hundreds of thousands of advertisers on Google and Yahoo, […]

  7. Newsweek on SEO

    Newsweek Magazine has a write-up in the December issue about the world of SEO (talk about mainstream coverage!). Quote: [Search engines] deplore the so-called black-hat SEOs who use unsavory techniques, like spamming the Web with dummy pages full of links, in an effort to make their sites appear popular. But they are increasingly tolerant of […]

  8. Landing Pages Now Influence AdWords Quality Scores

    It’s no secret that the ranking order for AdWords advertisers has been determined by a combination of both factors that combine into a total Quality Score. However, Google has now announced that landing page quality will be another factor: Today, we started incorporating a new factor into the Quality Score — the landing page — […]

  9. Google Offers Click-To-Call Service

    Google, always innovative, is now testing a “Click-to-Call” service as part of their AdWords offering. Under certain keywords, some people will now see a phone icon alongside AdWords listings (for screenshots, see Greg’s Blog Posts). The Click-To-Call FAQ explains how this new service works: When you click the phone icon, you can enter your phone […]

  10. You Have to Try This on Google.

    Google is now offering a new glimpse at exactly how their spider views your Website. Try this: 1. Login to your Google account (AdWords, Gmail or Analytics) 2. Enter your Website URL at the bottom of this page. 3. Verify your Website by creating a uniquely-named, but empty HTML file and uploading it to your […]