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Add a Photo to Your Twitter Post to Increase Engagement

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San Francisco, I Fu*king Love You!

If you've ever lived in San Francisco/Silicon Valley, you might’ve observed the same thing I have since moving there about 18 months ago. Since this is home to many of the world’s largest technology and venture capital companies, it would make sense that there'd be a large amount of motivated, intelligent and hardworking people. So you did notice that too, huh?

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UX Best Practices for Designing Mobile Apps

After designing user experiences for mobile applications for a couple years, I’ve learned to pay close attention to the details. I’ve seen amazing apps, and way to many bad apps. I’ve compiled a list of “low hanging fruit” to enhance the UX on mobile apps.

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50 Business Models Built on Free (Download the Audio Book - Free)

In his latest book Free: The Future of a Radical Price Chris Anderson lists fifty examples on free business models organized into three groups, Direct Cross-Subsidies, Two-sided markets, and Freemium.

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Metric Hacking Is Not Growth Hacking

Metric hacking is not growth hacking. Before it became "Growth Hacking", it was just creative, low-cost marketing with growth cycles (e.g. viral loops, etc.). At its core, it should move the needle in a positive, non-inflated way and as a result uncover profitable and sustainable strategies for growth. Period.

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On Gaining Traction and/or Beta Users for your iPhone App

Recently had an entrepreneur ask me about how they can gain traction and/or beta users for their new iPhone app. Here's what I had to say.

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When competitive advantages become the standard

When competitive advantages become the standard, are tech companies that solve the real problems the only ones that prevail?

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Where Startups Are Headed: Rapid, Lean and Micro

Whether you help run a web-based startup, are a member of an online production team, or earn your living in part by understanding how things get done on the web, it's important to get a sense of how the most innovative Internet companies create their products and build their businesses today.

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How Messaging and Design Affect Conversion Rates

The examples presented in the infographic below should be used to inspire thought, but more importantly to remind you of the importance of testing, and that you should employ a process for conversion rate optimization.

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Mark Cuban- The Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do

Make a boatload of money. Pay your taxes. Lots of taxes. Hire people. Train people. Pay people. Spend money on rent, equipment, services. Pay more taxes.

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Why finding your brand advocates is important and the app I wish I had.

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How to find a domain name that will be easy to optimize for search.

When researching a domain name for a new vertical i am entering, I like to use Adwords to check the local search volume for the main keywords. I prefer to select a term that is a main keyword in the market this will give the SEO an automatic boost.

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Executing Ideas

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Interstitial Advertising (update)

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Interstitial Advertising

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Last night I checked 10k domain names...Nouns make money

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