Digg Quits Policing Illegal DVD Rip-off Code

DVD Hack on Mainstream Site It’s just 32 tiny little numbers but for the average teenage valley tech kid it’s the key to unlock copy protected DVDs at the expense of big American intellectual property corporations. In the wrong hands this code (in tandem with black hat software) beats protective mechanisms on commercial High definition Blu-ray […]


Pew Research Categorizes Web 2.0 Users

The Pew Internet and American Life Project has released research results in which 4001 adults in the United States were segmented into groups categorized by attitudes and usage of mobile phones and the Internet. I was somewhat surprised at the results which revealed that the Web 2.0 user crowd is actually quite small. The survey, […]


Google Analytics Upgrade, the Latest Authority Blog Buzz Posts

When Google’s makeover of Google Analytics was unveiled on Tuesday we received quite a bit of traffic from Technorati for our early review. Understandably there is a huge amount of commotion in the blog world regarding the enhancements. Here are the latest buzz posts from “authority” SEM publications in case you need a little light […]


Cable TV Internet Convergence

NAB 1997 It was about 10 years ago or so that I was walking the floor at NAB. Everywhere the word “convergence” was being tossed around faster than the poker chips over at Caesars. Back then, no one was fully aware of what it meant. Somehow, technologies were going to seamlessly merge and create a […]

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The Collision of Television and SEM

I am pleased to announce a new series of articles regarding the convergence and consolidation of media channels. Since traditional channels like broadcast, print, and cable are folding into the Internet at an ever increasing rate this topic has become incredibly relevant. Like everyone else in my age group (don’t ask don’t tell) most of […]

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aimClear Speaks Today at Minneapolis Music Business College

Today I am scheduled to guest lecture at the Institute of Production of Recording in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The audience will be comprised of teachers and students in the “Associate in Applied Science Degree Program Music and Entertainment Business” program with discussion centering around content management systems, SEM, SEO, Blogging and social media.


Google Analytics Upgrade, an Early Review

Today in a client meeting I logged into a Google Analytics account to discuss their site metrics and I was greeted to an unexpected wow-surprise. (I think I might have actually said “wow” 4 times.) The Google Analytics interface has been completely made over. This is the second time in 24 hours I’ve said yippy […]

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15 Time-Tested Blogging Tips

With so many of our clients blogging now (and asking lots of good questions) the subject of blogs comes up often in our “how-to” conversations. Obviously I’m a big fan of blogs. I love to write and I love search marketing. Blogging is a wonderful pastime and satisfying personal endeavor that can pay returns on […]


iGoogle is Here!

Welcome to your shiny new personalized Google homepage. Depending on one’s perspective this is somewhere between interesting and earth shaking. Last night while logged into Gmail account from an IP address in Duluth, Minnesota, I was greeted by iGoogle (the new and much ballyhooed personalized Gogle homepage) for the first time. Yippy Skippy iGoogle is here! […]