What Bounce Rate Means to Your Advertising

•October 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

If your bounce rate is unreasonably high, you’re paying for clicks that are never ever going to convert. If you have 0 probability of obtaining a conversion, this is a complete and utter waste of your money for a big portion of your traffic.

The blue line represents the total amount of traffic.  The orange line represents the bounce rate.  The yellow area between the orange & blue line is the only traffic you have that’s sticking around long enough to do any thing like fill out a form or make a purchase.

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•March 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment
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HootSuite http://ow.ly/1atD1 If you have

•February 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment

HootSuite http://ow.ly/1atD1 If you haven’t tried Hootsuite, I have to say that I highly recommend it. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn,

Old Roy Canned Dog Food

•October 23, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Ok, I admit that I’m a dog food snob. Nothing is too good for my puppies… But Penny, our 14 year old girl, has finally gone toothless. She’s more bark than bite now :/ That means no more dry food for her. In shopping for canned food, I was hoping to find the pasty deviled ham looking stuff for her. Thinking that surely the uber-cheap Wal-Mart brand would fall into this category, I happily came home with 2 weeks worth canned doggy-spam for her to try.

Much to my surprise when I opened the can, it looked more like Dinty Moore Beef Stew and less like dog food. There were large, identifiable chunks of meat, gravy, rice grains, and it didn’t smell weird either. Almost enough to be tempting… I almost didn’t put it in her bowl because I was afraid she might not be able to eat it. Still, it looked easier for her to get down than the dry stuff, so I went ahead and tumped it into her bowl. Much to my amazement, she snarfed it right down. I’d say that this one gets a thumbs up for frugal pet owner.

Found the Best Dog Toy Ever

•October 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I found the best dog toy ever. It’s from a company called Dogtronics. You can get them at Wal-Mart and they are amazing. They have these balls called “Pitch Perfect”. The ball itself is made out of Kong-style rubber and has held up amazing well to my aggressive chewer. Inside the ball, though, is where the magic lives. There is a bit of electronics inside that makes kooky noises that will absolutely entrance your dog. I know mine had to be enticed to put it down and stop playing with it so that we could go to sleep. These things come in several shapes so you’re sure to find one that your dog likes

New Web Site

•June 14, 2009 • 1 Comment

I’ve started working on another web site about curly hair. http://www.curltalk.net:8080.  I’m working on a wiki about organic curl care.  It’s hard enough having curly hair when no one knows how to tell you to care for it properly.  The conventional answer is to straighten it so you can care for it like everyone else.

I have to tell you all that’s BS.  Those of us with kinky and curly hair have hair that is physically different and chemcially different than straight haired people.  If your hair is not pin straight, you should not be using sulfate based shampoos on your hair, among other things.  That means about 99% of conventional shampoos – things that you can buy at the grocery or drug store – will cause severe damage to your hair.

I’m not going to recap the whole thing here, because that’s sort of pointless, but as I continue to gather information, I can add it to the the curltalk web site so that my fellow curlies have a resource.

God is not a Female and I can prove it

•October 23, 2004 • Leave a Comment

All the feminists can say God is a woman if they want to, but I’m not buying it. Average lifespan for a woman is years longer than man’s but so what. Look at what we get saddled with in exchange. Since the average age to start is 12 and the average age for menopause is 51, that means we spend more years cramping than not. NO woman thought this up. God is definitely a man. You want further proof – ok, childbirth. No female all-powerful deity would have created our current system. You women, you have a clue. Men, go to the supermarket and buy the biggest watermelon you can find. Since you men are so fond of duct tape, go find your roll. Duct tape the watermelon to your belly and wear it 24×7 for 9 months. If it starts getting mushy, go get another watermelon.

Now for the second part – the discomforts of pregnancy. Find someone, preferably someone who doesn’t like you, and arrange for them to kick you in the nuts once a day. This will substitute nicely for the extra painful (fill in the body part ‘o the day). Now go out in to the garage and find that 5HP air compressor that you just HAD to have even though the most important thing you’ve aired up in past year is some kid’s soccer ball. Shove the air hose up your butt and fire up the compressor. Now you’re beginning to get an idea of the digestive discomforts of the “expectant mother”.

Phase 3 mood swings and other lovely things – Find a local vet and go there once a day. Make sure they use the largest needle they can find, or special order something just for you, when they do this to simulate all the crap that the OB/GYN does. Have them shoot you up with some random hormone every day for 9 months. It doesn’t matter which one and for the most realistic effect, there shouldn’t be any pattern to it. Fact is, its the only way you men will ever find out what it’s like short of a head injury and this isn’t about doing permanenet damage to yourself.