SEOmoz’s New Look and Feel
Woke up this morning to a new SEOmoz:
I think the SEOmoz team really nailed the design, taking user action into account. The site is set up to funnel users into the site and have them perform goals, whereas the old design left the user aimless and wandering (so to speak).
SEOmoz Did A Great Job. What Can Small Business Learn From This?
Great job to the SEOmoz team. Small and medium-sized businesses can take a tip from SEOmoz: every so often, it’s necessary to makeover yourself. You still have the same values and services, just a new look and feel. It’s a way to spice up the everyday, give your loyal customers something to appreciate, while broadening your reach to a new segment.
Firefox 3: Data Behind the Deletes
For the past month, I have continually tried to re-install the Firefox 3 browser, and found that it continually crashed or tweaked out so badly I had to uninstall it. FF3 offers a survey upon deletion, and once completed allows for the download of the data. I did some quick compiling and here’s the results:
Reasons Why Users Removed FF3:
(SAMPLE based on 35,276 responses) As you can see, the overwhelming majority, 57%, deleted the browser expecting to replace their current browser, suggesting that FF3 just wasn’t up to snuff and that users would rather revert back to their old browser (IE, Opera, FF2, etc).
- 19% deleted it to use as an additional browser along with their primary browser
- 15% just wanted to “try it out”
- 9% deleted for reasons not covered by FireFox
There is still a mixed bag of responses. Plenty of people that uninstalled Firefox 3 were happy with it’s performance (most of these responses came from the “try it out” section) and plenty of people were quite unhappy at the new upgrade.
FF3 is still in test but I thought it was good… gonna stick with the 2 version for a while… liked it better as it is… I do not enjoy the guess what page you want based on how you frequent feature… and you shouldnt take the go button from the address bar like Iexplorer… its very annoying. Great browser though. -#617082
Total failure it doesn’t work at all I’m running Windows XP Pro & successfully using Firefox 220.127.116.11; Internet Explorer; Safari 3.1.1 This Firefox release is fucking useless. -#617175
I am very impressed with firefox, its really damn cool appli..which i hav never seen before. I mean i hav tried all the browsers and till now its d damn coolest…I m a programmer n i knw what im talking about. I luv firefox ,trust me. Keep rockin firefox team, luv uuuuuuuu. -#619559
If You’ve Had Trouble Integrating Firefox 3:
Here’s a way to get it to successfully integrate and to stave off crashes (at least it worked for me).
Completely delete (uninstall) your add-ons.
I know. It sucks. But, you’ll have less trouble running it without all your incompatible add-ons and extensions. You start with a clean slate. Most of the add-ons are now compatible with FF3 (at least from an SEM/SEO standpoint), so unless you highly customized each add-on, it’ll take about 5 minutes to put them back on.
2. Completely remove FF2 browser
I’ve found this to be the key to success. Most of us have integrated FF3 through FF2, and therein lies the problem. There’s something quirky when you upgrade through Firefox, that causes the browser to crash and tweak. I completely uninstalled it (through Add/Remove Programs), then used IE (Internet Explorer) to download FF3. I’ve done it twice now, it works like a charm. No hiccups, no issues. Smooth sailing.
What This Data Suggests for Chrome:
It also suggests that when Chrome releases a full version, there will be community and user lash back. Moreover, the full, sanctioned version will have to offer the user something they cannot get through any other browser. It’ll have to be as adaptable and customizable as FireFox, it’ll have to be as sleek as Opera, and have to insert itself the way IE has in the marketplace.
Google Chrome: The New Open Source Browser
Google, yet again, is going to attempt another hostile takeover of the internet marketplace with Google Chrome
Heck, Google even released a comic book illustrating how they want this new browser to work, piecing the best parts from Firefox, Safari, Opera, and a bunch of other browsers, to compile this open-source monster. Right now a Beta version of the browser exists only for Windows, but the G-Men are hard at work making it compatible for Mac and Linux.