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The Significance of SEO in Web Design

Duct Tape Marketing

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Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: how to review portfolios

Design Staff

Hiring a designer: how to review portfolios. It’s easy to spot a beautiful portfolio. Look at the portfolio design itself.

Ten Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Do Smarter Web Data Analysis!

Occam's Razor

The 80/20 rule applies to our use of web analytics tools as well. There are Search Engine Optimization tools (try Analytics Portfolio ).

Hiring a designer: how to review portfolios

Google Ventures

It’s easy to spot a beautiful portfolio. You likely have experience reading résumés and interviewing candidates, but how should you judge a design portfolio? portfolio isn’t a collection of pictures. Writers have entire portfolios without a single image.) A portfolio is just a collection of past work.

How to be your VC’s favorite portfolio company

The Next Web

But good portfolio companies should get more, because VCs have a lot more to give – especially to companies that deserve it.

Turn Your Web Design Talent Into Freelance Success


With so much demand and opportunity, now seems like a great time to tap into the market for quality freelance web designers, but what can you expect?

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BigDoor Cracks The Code On Web Site Engagement

Feld Thoughts

Yet when you look at loyalty rates on the rest of the web, they look downright abysmal. They want to get their loyalty score lift even higher.

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Be Real-World Smart: A Beginner's Advanced Google Analytics Guide

Occam's Razor

This is all the way from Aug 2009: Web Analytics Career Advice: Play In The Real World! Being book smart is good. Merci!) Awesome, right? Seven.

Beginner's Guide To Web Data Analysis: Ten Steps To Love & Success

Occam's Razor

It was called: Secret To Winning With Web Analytics? " How would I start the process of web data analysis right? Web Analytics

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4 steps to starting a Web business without knowing a thing about coding

The Next Web

So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. Step 1: Test your demand.

Mobile is eating the web

Version One Ventures

Now it looks like mobile is eating the web. For example, as of January 2013 Facebook has more mobile users than web users – as more and more people are checking their Facebook updates on their mobile device and skipping the desktop version entirely. Likewise Many still think that mobile is simply an extension of the Web.

16 Things to Look for in Your Next Web Developer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Most people think they need the best Web developer to get their project done. Don''t just depend on a portfolio! Tim Jahn , matchist.

Great Storytelling With Data: Visualize Simply And Focus Obsessively

Occam's Razor

Companies should optimize for the portfolio of visits (multiple!) The difference between a Reporting Squirrel and Analysis Ninja? Insights.

The Future of Web Startups

Its so cheap to start web startups that orders of magnitudes more will be started. Lots of Startups So my first prediction about the future of web startups is pretty straightforward: there will be a lot of them. When founders can do lots of startups, they can start to look at the world in the same portfolio-optimizing way as investors.

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Video Of The Week: Kim-Mai Cutler and Sam Altman

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This past week YC announced a $700mm Continuity Fund to allow YC to continue to invest in its portfolio companies. VC & Technology Web/Tec

Video Of The Week: Andy Weissman at Figure 1

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

My partner Andy Weissman did a fireside chat in Toronto a few weeks ago at the offices of our portfolio company Figure 1.

What Has Changed

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

As I read this post in the WSJ about the changing nature of VC funding of consumer web companies , I thought that we may be looking at the symptoms and not the disease. As the WSJ notes, VC funding of consumer web and mobile companies is down 42% in this first nine months of 2012 (vs the first nine months of 2011).

7 Data Presentation Tips: Think, Focus, Simplify, Calibrate, Visualize++

Occam's Razor

Hence all the insights-free data visualizations floating around the web that are totally value-deficient, even as they are pretty. Then down.

How Top Venture Capitalists Create (and Sometimes Destroy) Portfolio Company Value

David Teten

Panelists. Christopher Fralic, Managing Partner, First Round Capital. Dave Tisch, Founder & Managing Director, TechStars NYC. Moderator.

Measuring Incrementality: Controlled Experiments to the Rescue!

Occam's Razor

Smart Marketers work hard to ensure that their digital marketing and advertising efforts are focused on the most impactful portfolio of channels.

Data Analytics for the Mobile Web

Peter Levine

Until now, the best that mobile application developers could do was use older PC-based technology, which has been completely inappropriate for the mobile web. Portfolio CompaniesWhen I first met Suhail Doshi, the CEO of Mixpanel , I was blown away by his passion, focus and vision for his company.  Simply amazing. It’s all about time.

Web Analytics Career Guide: From Zero To Hero In Five Steps!

Occam's Razor

I got an email the other day with this simple question: "How do break into the world of web analytics?" Look at web analytics vendors.

Best Metrics For Digital Marketing: Rock Your Own And Rent Strategies

Occam's Razor

If you want to win on the web, you have to do both Own and Rent really well. And all standard metrics in any decent web analytics tool.

Excellent Analytics Tip #24: Obsess About Real Business Profitability

Occam's Razor

Digital advertising and marketing is a key part of ZQI's multi-channel acquisition portfolio. Sounds like fun? It is. They do everything.

Data Visualization Inspiration: Analysis To Insights To Action, Faster!

Occam's Razor

For four of the examples, I'll also share how the visualization inspired me to apply the lessons to my web analytics data. Better. Faster.

And now for something a little different: First Round portfolio company chloe + isabel launches [#frc]

This is going to be BIG.

What's exciting about chloe + isabel is that they're working on a modern version of a proven direct model "for today's social web"--but they have both the jewelry and direct selling DNA to build it off of a solid base. Tweet. Yet, I wondered whether or not she had accidently met with the wrong VC. She saw the sneakers, right?

Excellent Analytics Tip #26: Every Critical Metric Should Have A BFF!

Occam's Razor

Now you have excellent context for making smarter decisions about the full-value of each acquisition channel in your portfolio. Simple. gaac ).

Auth0: Solving the Identity Crisis

K9 Ventures

You can start by visiting them on the web at [link]. K9 Portfolio Company Auth0 Authentication Developers Identity Identity Crisis Login Twili

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Multi-Channel Attribution Modeling: The Good, Bad and Ugly Models

Occam's Razor

The outcome in either scenario is a restructuring of the organization that is exquisitely geared towards taking advantage of portfolio optimization.

Torbit Insight – Real User Measurement of Web Performance

K9 Ventures

Over a decade ago, the big bottlenecks for web performance were server load and network bandwidth. Lots of companies sprung up in the Web 1.0

Torbit Insight – Real User Measurement of Web Performance

K9 Ventures

Over a decade ago, the big bottlenecks for web performance were server load and network bandwidth. Lots of companies sprung up in the Web 1.0

Dear Avinash: Your Digital Marketing + Analytics Challenges Answered

Occam's Razor

Best Web Metrics / KPIs for a Small, Medium or Large Sized Business. Bonus: Web Analytics Data Sampling 411. Webbing Yourway.

Devices vs Cloud

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Yesterday, on stage at an event hosted by our portfolio company Disqus , it was suggested that I was “trolling Apple” with the comments I made at TechCrunch Disrupt. mobile stocks VC & Technology Web/Tech Many interpreted my comments as anti-Apple and pro-Google and I guess they were.

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Disqus2012 Launches

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The speedy new commenting system built from the ground up by our portfolio company Disqus is generally available today.

Mobile Is Where The Growth Is

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

If you look at any of the top web properties on comScore, Quantcast, Alexa or any other third party reporting service you will see that they all have been fairly flat over the first half of the year. You might think that all these big web services are flatlining. We have seen this in our portfolio too. Web is flattish.

In-Text Links Are Just The Tip Of The Iceberg In Web Publishing

Feld Thoughts

Today one of our portfolio companies,  LinkSmart , has come out of stealth mode and unveiled its product,  Total Link Management  and  $4.7M in financing  led by Foundry Group. My partner  Seth Levine sits on the board and wrote about his view of LinkSmart. The Internet was founded on our ability to link between things. We clicked.

Selecting a Web Development Company


I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. What do they do after the web site is launched? Graphic design?

Six Visual Solutions To Complex Digital Marketing/Analytics Challenges

Occam's Razor

Teach your company to optimize their digital strategy for a portfolio of outcomes, macro plus micro. Two things I love a lot: 1. It should be.

The Twitter "Patent Hack"

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

And we will recommend to our existing portfolio companies that they adopt it as well. Fast forward ten years or so and Nielsen sued two of my portfolio companies, comScore and TACODA, and a bunch of other companies too, on the basis of the Thinking Media patents. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechRelated articles.


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

With all the talk of massive amounts of cash sloshing around the web/mobile startup ecosystem (including things I've said recently), you would think that nobody bootstraps anymore. Behance isn't the only recent USV portfolio company to bootstrap its way into our portfolio. Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech