Category Archives: Web Sites

Change Is Hard

I haven’t made a blog posting in over 2 years because I haven’t really had anything interesting to write about. Or at least nothing I could show people, until now. A few weeks ago, I launched a new site, which is the culmination of many of the different things I have been working on: BoredHumans.com.… Read More »

Beware of Black Hat SEO

I come to you today with a warning: Beware of SEO companies. Not all SEO companies are bad, but many employ tactics that are considered “black hat,” where they promote your site by doing things that violate the rules of the internet. The likelihood is they will be, but ask just so you have peace… Read More »

Thinking Big

Damn that Elon Musk! I create a site solving the mystery of why some women’s shirts get tiny holes in them (ShirtHoles.com); he builds the world’s largest electric car company (Tesla). I create The Fart Name List; he sends rockets into space. And, in his spare time, he is designing Hyperloop (the fastest, most ambitious… Read More »

Are All The Good Domains Taken?

Surprisingly, this is a very controversial question. It plays a central part right now in a big lawsuit, where Verisign (they run the .com domain system) is suing XYZ.com (they run the .xyz domain system) and its CEO Daniel Negari for among other things talking badly about .com domains. Verisign specifically takes issue with the… Read More »

The Online Music Business Sucks

A year ago I wrote about how I started outsourcing my song performances, because I had written over 100 songs but don’t sing or play any musical instruments. Since then, I have actually made a lot of progress, but as with most things in life, it is a mixed bag. As I described in that… Read More »

Bitcoin 2.0 – Making Money

I have recently been getting more involved in the wild and wonderful world of cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin), and now that I am more of an expert on the topic, I can share some of my experiences. The vast majority of the general public is still just trying to wrap their heads around the idea… Read More »

2012 – A Year of Failures

As 2012 draws to a close, I though I would list how each of my business ventures did in 2012: The Bad Things of 2012: * I setup a bunch of new sites, but none of them have made any money: BigCelebrities.com – Social media rankings for over 15,000 celebrities using a proprietary formula that… Read More »

The Website Content Controversy

Google’s recent changes to their search rankings (see details here) to reduce spammy content (mainly from “content farms”) has led to a lot of talk about the importance of having good, unique content. It got me thinking about the topic of adding new content to my own sites. The reason I bring this up is… Read More »

SantaBot.com is coming to town

In two of my previous postings, I wrote about my attempts to create viral videos: http://www.impulsecorp.com/viral-videos-the-story-of-pimp-my-sleigh and http://www.impulsecorp.com/viral-videos-part-2. Mainly, I tried making holiday music videos such as Pimp My Sleigh, and although they were popular, I never made any money from them. So, unlike with holiday videos, it is interesting that one of my holiday… Read More »

Bone of the Month Club

Many of my blog postings are stories about sites that I created. This one is about a site I wanted to start, but never did: BoneoftheMonth.com . I registered the domain in 2003 and the the concept was to create a site where people could buy their pet a luxurious gift, which would a gourmet… Read More »

Web Hosting Sucks

I have been running websites since 1995, and I can easily say the biggest headache I have had over the years is web hosting. For the first few years I used shared web hosting, but eventually my sites got big enough so I needed a dedicated server. Ever since then, it has been one problem… Read More »

Fake Passwords

I have a webmaster secret that I will reveal here for the first time. As far as I know, I am the only webmaster to have ever done this. Here it is: Almost everybody has used a site where you get a username and password, but you probably don’t know what a pain in the… Read More »

How I Bought A Flower Store

One of my crazier business ventures was buying a florist even though I had never owned a store before, never worked in a store before, and knew nothing about flowers. On top of that, I bought the store through a business broker over the Internet without ever seeing it (the store was in California and… Read More »