Famster embraces social media
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Famster embraces social media

This is a great story about Famster interacting with the Digg community. When the site was launched a couple of weeks ago someone put it up on Digg and it ended up getting dugg to the homepage. Ok, so nothing new there. The story got a couple thousand diggs after it was all said and done.

When venture capitalists compete, you win
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When venture capitalists compete, you win

I can’t tell if this video is a joke or not but I found it rather amusing, but regardless, I guarantee it’s going to create some buzz, it is too controversial not to. The concept behind this video is that this company is tired of companies competing with each other for VC money, so he’s inviting VC’s to compete with each other to see whose money they’ll take.

8/23/2006 Comments Off
My thoughts on school & marketing
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My thoughts on school & marketing

[Guy Kawasaki](http://blog.guykawasaki.com) recently wrote, “[Ten Things to Learn This School Year](http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/08/ten_things_to_l.html)”, and as a college student what he said really holds true for me. I am currently a senior in college and my major is marketing, so far it has not prepared me for the real world.

What's your marketing plan?
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What's your marketing plan?

You could put up a pretty strong argument that marketing is one of the most important factors of a company’s success. It is definitely up there, but these days the actual product or service is probably most important. Okay, so why are there so many companies being launched right now that have no marketing plans at all?

Getting Links 5 of 5
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Getting Links 5 of 5

Some people do not believe in link building, are not concerned with it, or do not know about it, and in these cases link popularity is achieved naturally over time. So how do these people increase their link popularity naturally?

Getting Links 4 of 5
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Getting Links 4 of 5

Linkbaiting is word that has been getting some attention recently. It is getting so popular that Aaron Pratt created an award for linkbaiting. So what is linkbaiting and why is everyone talking about?

8/19/2006 Comments Off
Getting Links 3 of 5
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Getting Links 3 of 5

Text links have become a hot commodity in the last couple of years. Website owners have realized that they can earn money by selling links and businesses have realized that they can increase their search engine rankings by buying links.

8/18/2006 Comments Off
Catchup – 8/18/06
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Catchup – 8/18/06

Internet search giant Google is reportedly planning to set up a server farm in India. This would be the second attempt by the Mountain View, California-based company, after infrastructure-related problems forced it to cancel an earlier plan which was scheduled for March this year. The company went on to set up that server farm in Taiwan.

8/18/2006 Comments Off
Stupid marketing
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Stupid marketing

Stupidity is something that we all see on a regular basis. It could be others around you doing stupid things or it even stupid things that you, yourself do. Companies such as Vonage have used stupidity in their TV commercials …

8/18/2006 Comments Off
Getting Links 2 of 5
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Getting Links 2 of 5

Reciprocal linking in its most common form is when website A links to website B and website B links back to website A. This link building tactic has been used throughout the web for many years and its main purpose is to help websites increase their search engine rankings.

Getting Links 1 of 5
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Getting Links 1 of 5

One subject that I seem to get asked a lot about is links. Is it better to buy links, reciprocate links, or to just try to create linkbait? Is a paid link better than a natural link? Are reciprocal links dead? Is this link stronger than that link?

10 things you should be monitoring
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10 things you should be monitoring

Tracking your buzz is really something that is becoming more and more important over and will continue to increase in importance as time goes on. Everything is going social right now and messages fly around the web at a million miles by hour. In order to manage your reputation you need to track the right things, so here’s a list of 10 things that you absolutely need to be monitoring.

Choosing between short or long URLs
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Choosing between short or long URLs

Today I was posed with a question on URL structure, “is better to go with a short URL or a long URL?” Many websites/blogs have specific goals that they are trying to reach, and depending on your goals you can go with one option or the other.

8/16/2006 Comments Off
Catchup – 8/12/06
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Catchup – 8/12/06

Google and Yahoo have been quietly agreeing to deals that compensate some of the country’s top news organizations for their content and help drive more traffic to their Web sites and that a major shift might be ahead in the relationship between old media and new Internet gatekeepers.

8/12/2006 Comments Off
Avoiding bad traffic
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Avoiding bad traffic

When people think about search engine optimization they think about increasing their traffic from search engines. Most people see it as a good source of relevant traffic and a potential way to increase revenue but there is one major downside of search engine optimization, bad traffic.