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Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at 9:38 am

TheGrok’s Not-To-Miss Links for the Week 10/31/08

By Bryan Eisenberg
October 31st, 2008

not to miss linksWenda Harris Millard “Flat is the new up.” quoted at the recent EconWomen conference. She touches on some of the consumer trends this 2008 holiday season.

25 Web Form Optimization Tips – Covers most of the basics, a good reminder.

Usability of Toilet Paper – who could resist this analysis, especially as my friend David Dalka reminded me – P&G said at a search conference, no one would ever blog about toilet paper. Should it be bottom up or top down?

If you are so inclined you can read the review on the new book “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.”

Does your blogging move people? My buddy Mitch Joel explores the BuzzLogic/JupiterResearch study finds blogs influence purchase behavior. I had the pleasure of meeting Sandra Ponce de León, Senior Director of Marketing of BuzzLogic, right before she presented this at the recent eMetrics Summit.

Google Notes – a new plugin to add business data to Google Analytics data. I did add it to The Ultimate Google Analytics Plugins, Hacks & Tricks Collection.

Happy Halloween! Feel free to share some very interesting posts below in the comments (but please be considerate of our readers).

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Comments (7)

  1. I just wanted to add this, saw it on hackernews the other day and it looks really good to me.

    A new type of signup form :

  2. Thanks for the Toilet paper entrepeneur link (by Michalowicz), it’s a great read.

  3. I’m really surprised you’re recommending this plugin given that it’s appears to be an enormous security risk.

    ANYONE can see your notes, they just have to type in your ID. For example, see for yourself:

    XML version:

    CSV version:

    They claim it’s “secured so only you can see” and “encrypted”, but it’s obviously not.

    I posted this concern on their blog and the comment was deleted.

  4. futurenow Website, grok Blog and your Books are super…I’d like to put a feed to Grok on my blog because your information is so interesting and valuable…ok?

  5. the toilet paper link is great. I saw an in depth physics write-up about the same. Over is inherently easier to use.

  6. Thank for the toilet paper.

  7. I thought about this concept very interesting.

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Bryan Eisenberg, founder of FutureNow, is a professional marketing speaker and the co-author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books Call to Action and Waiting For Your Cat to Bark and Always Be Testing. You can friend him on Facebook or Twitter.

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