New Website: The Menendez Murders by Robert Rand

We launched this website yesterday:

THE MENENDEZ MURDERS by Robert Rand.

Journalist Robert Rand has been covering the Menendez brothers murders since the 1990s and is consulting on NBC’s new Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders miniseries.

He’s also finishing a book — full of previously undisclosed secrets that will shock the nation. The Menendez Murders is due out next Spring.

He needed a site to serve as his base for promoting the book and growing his own brand.

I built a one-page WordPress site that features the book blurb and his bio, a link to preorder from Amazon, and embedded his Twitter timeline to keep it current.

A video of an interview with Rand and a screencap of a phone call from imprisoned brother Lyle Menendez highlight the author’s unique access.

  • Web geekery: The site is built entirely with free WP themes and plugins! 🙂

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This mobile-first website just went live

My TruWheel.com website just went live  — a mobile-first. one-page site for a small company that repairs and restores damaged alloy wheels/rims.

TruWheel has been in business since 1993, and their old website looked like the last millennium.

What they needed was a new site that looked good on mobile since ~75% of site’s visitors will find TruWheel on their phones.

What we wanted to focus on was

  • Reasons to choose TruWheel: We show five slides with TruWheel’s “unique value proposition” and links to their YELP reviews
  • Location: Map and address in multiple locations written and directions (“…west of the freeway”)
  • Contact: Call, email: Dial right from the website or send email

Pretty cool, I think!

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The spam, mainly, pushes products or services and typically follows a pattern. It looks like a real comment — something a comment-sparse new blogger might want to approve — but has a payload — the URL for the website of whatever they are trying to sell.

Sometimes a novice spammer configures his spam machine incorrectly, and spews his entire repertoire of seemingly informal comments all at once.

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