Catchup – 8/12/06
Social Media

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
Social Media

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.

Reputation monitoring 101
Social Media

Reputation monitoring 101

Over the last couple of years social media has really taken off and participation is growing at a super fast rate. At any given time there are millions of people writing blog posts or content to put on the web. The minute these people write something and post it, an audience is already there and waiting to read it.

Can your company dedicate?
Social Media

Can your company dedicate?

Have you ever heard the saying “dedication is the key to success”? Well, in many cases it is true, if you can show your customers that you are dedicated to all of their needs then there is a good chance that they will keep on paying you.

Mistaken marketing
Social Media

Mistaken marketing

Has there ever been a time when you made a funny mistake in public? It could have been walking into the women’s restroom instead of the men’s restroom or perhaps confusing a woman for a man.

8/4/2006 Comments Off
Taking a trip up north
Social Media

Taking a trip up north

For the next 7 days, you will probably see light posting on Pronet because Cameron and I are on the road again to San Jose, California. We are going up to northern California for the Search Engine Strategies conference and Wordcamp.

8/4/2006 Comments Off
My FeedBurner options
Social Media

My FeedBurner options

I have been using FeedBurner on this blog and several others for some time now. One thing that FeedBurner has is a lot of options, they do well at explaining what each option does but I wanted to point out some of the ones that I use and think are important.

How to keep your buzz warm
Social Media

How to keep your buzz warm

Staying warm with buzz is as important as the buzz itself. If you can keep it going the effect will keep snowballing. In addition to having a solid product in the first place, you need to also manage your buzz. Managing your buzz well will also help keep it going. One company that’s been red hot with buzz lately is YouTube, let’s take a look at how they are keeping their buzz going.

8/2/2006 Comments Off
Yahoo launches Yodel Anecdotal
Social Media

Yahoo launches Yodel Anecdotal

Lately, more and more companies have been starting blogs because they now know how much it can potentially help their business. It is a great way for a company to communicate with their customers and also respond to and get feedback from them.

8/2/2006 Comments Off
What is in store for YouTube?
Social Media

What is in store for YouTube?

YouTube happens to be one of the most popular sites on the net, yet they haven’t figured out how to make money and no one seems to be interested in purchasing them. With a burn rate of over $1 million per month and no real signs of revenue I can see why not that many parties would be interested.

Top 100 brands
Social Media

Top 100 brands

BusinessWeek recently published an article on “The Worlds Best Brands”. They made a profile of the top 100 global brands and included some brief information on each brand as well as their value.

7/31/2006 Comments Off
Catchup – 7/28/2006
Social Media

Catchup – 7/28/2006

Google Maps has rolled out a new mobile version offering real-time traffic information in 30 US cities. The service also offers directions designed for those who are walking, in addition to driving.

7/28/2006 Comments Off
Chrysler makes their cars memorable
Social Media

Chrysler makes their cars memorable

Most car commercials talk about the new and exciting features that the car has. They usually end up being dull and boring which is why we usually have a hard time remembering them. Every once in a while you will see a unique car commercial that is funny and memorable.