Blake Newman

CEO, CTO, Co-Founder, Entrepreneur. Lean startup advocate, agile project manager, Certified Scrum Master. Founded Photographer.com in 1995, inQbation in 2007, Agileana.com in 2015.
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Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Omniture acquires HBX

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Omniture acquires HBX

        Filed under: Startups

Omniture > Visual Sciences > Web Side Story > HBX™ October 25, 2007 – Omniture, a leading website analytics company agreed to acquire Visual Sciences, formerly known as Web Side Story, creator of web analytics software Hit Box (HBX) for $394 million. HBX™ Analytics provides data analysis and metrics to consumer-oriented companies. HBX Analytics also … Continued


Solar Powered Products, Eco-Friendly Lighting

Solar Powered Products, Eco-Friendly Lighting

        Filed under: Technology

Fifteen Degrees Corporation inQbation™ is pleased to announce the launch of eco-friendly startup company, Fifteen Degrees Corporation. Fifteen Degrees ambitiously plans to drive the solar powered market as a new concept. Their fundamentals requires us to scrap the dark and unreliable solar powered products in the market today, and bring to light a brighter and … Continued



New England Patriots’ Adalius Thomas

New England Patriots’ Adalius Thomas

        Filed under: Web Design

Official Website: New England Patriots’ Adalius Thomas www.Adalius96.com inQbation™ is pleased to announce the launch of Adalius96.com, the official website for Adalius Thomas. The site features: Scrabook (Photo Album) SLASH (Sportsmen Lifting Academics & Sponsoring Hope) News (Adalius Thomas updates) Humble Pie Cafe (Adalius Thomas blog) Humble Pie T-Shirt Store (Be Humble or Get Humble … Continued


Accent Reduction Coach – Kelly Reiter

Accent Reduction Coach – Kelly Reiter

        Filed under: Web Design

inQbation™ announces another great launch inQbation™ and Kelly Reiter are thrilled to announce the launch of Reel English Coach, a marketing website to help reinforce Kelly’s brand of personalized accent reduction training. home – Los Angeles Accent Reduction Los Angeles bio – Kelly Reiter, Accent Reduction Coach Los Angeles actors courses – Los Angeles Audition … Continued


Wayne Wilson, African American Author

Wayne Wilson, African American Author

        Filed under: Web Design

inQbation™ is thrilled to announce the launch of Wayne Wilson’s new website. www.waynelwilson.net Wayne commissioned inQbation™ to take his previous website to a new level. Our goal was to shift the focus from Wayne’s books to Wayne. We wanted to establish Wayne Wilson as a brand and a multi-talented author and writer. Working with Wayne … Continued


Focus on conversions, not page rank

Focus on conversions, not page rank

        Filed under: Marketing, SEO

Study the analytics Recently, I worked with a client and the first thing I did was set up website analytics to start collecting good data. After a period of 9 months, we looked back at the data and made some startling discoveries: The site received 30,000 visitors 23,000 of the visitors were unique Over 13,000 … Continued

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Optimizing a new website for SEO

Optimizing a new website for SEO

        Filed under: SEO

How to Prepare Website Content for Google Many of my clients ask me for a little guidance on writing content, preparing website content, and optimizing their site for Google and other search engines. So, I put together a little bit of guidance for them and you… 5 Rules for Preparing Website Content Determine what laymen … Continued

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Google buys this, eBay buys that…

Google buys this, eBay buys that…

        Filed under: SEO, Startups

Google Earth – Google buys ImageAmerica July 22, 2007 – Google buys ImageAmerica Google buys DoubleClick for $3.1billion April 14, 2007 – Google acquires online advertising company, DoubleClick, for $3.1 billion. HP buys LogoWorks April 24, 2007 – Palo Alto, CA. Hewlett Packard (HP) purchases Arteis, operator of LogoWorks. Google buys YouTube for $1.65 billion … Continued

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Affiliate Marketing Programs

Affiliate Marketing Programs

        Filed under: Marketing

Executive Summary Popularized by Affiliate Marketing is a method of sales, marketing, and lead generation enabled by the Internet whereby an independent blogger or webmaster promotes or delivers links to third party retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers; and in exchange for successful sales conversions receives compensation in the form of a commission on the sale or … Continued


Business Startup 101

Business Startup 101

        Filed under: Startups

Guy Kawasaki wrote an outstanding book, “The Art of the Start,” on seeking venture capital and launching a business. In it is great advice that goes above and beyond simply raising money or starting a business. It applies to many things. But, one of the most important concepts that I walked away with, that has … Continued





The Importance of Creating a Niche

The Importance of Creating a Niche

        Filed under: Marketing, Startups

Every entrepreneur starts out with stars in the eyes, aiming for the sky and wanting the biggest slice of the pie. Positive thinking has its place – provided you have done your homework, figured out the lay of the land and most important of all, know which gap in the market to fill with your … Continued