Besides its new people search functionality Wink seems to be a pretty run of the mill social search […]
We’ve seen companies publicly document their startups before, most notably on Bare Naked App, from Carson Systems who by the way is now documenting the sale of one of their businesses, DropSend. The latest one that I’ve been paying attention to is MojoPages. I’ve been reading their blog ever since I came across their videos on Veoh and it is very addicting.
There are thousands of blogging related resources on the Internet which can create an overwhelming experience for anyone looking to get into blogging. Because of this I created a list of blogging resources that I use on a regular basis. Here is a list of 50 blogging resources that can be helpful to any individual and corporation looking to get into blogging or wanting to learn more about it.
[Riya](http://www.riya.com), a visual search company just launched a new visual image search engine called [Like.com](http://www.like.com). A few months ago I did a post on [Riya](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/riya-photo-search-can-be-simpler.html) and how they were making a lot of usability and search engine optimization mistakes. The CEO acknowledged my blog post and said that they were working on fixing these issues with Riya.
Neil and I will be heading to Pubcon in Las Vegas on Monday. Neil is going to be participating in the Ad and Landing Page Site Reviews session on Tuesday so if you’re coming to the conference make sure you check out the panel. Besides that, we’ll be checking out some of the other conference sessions and hanging out at the parties at night. Maybe even sneak in a game of poker or two.
One of the greatest things about political elections is the TV commercials each party plays. You always see one party slandering the other by exposing dark and dirty secrets in hopes of winning the election. …
Blogging looks simple and many people think there is not much to it, but thousands of bloggers are making dumb mistakes everyday. Some of these mistakes seem obvious while others are not so obvious; if you are starting a new blog or even if you have been blogging for 3 years, here are 5 deadly mistakes to watch out for.
If you have ever felt like you had to dig around the Internet for good content, you might want to look at something called Digg ([digg.com](http://www.digg.com)). Digg is a site that will help you avoid the process of digging and instead, get exactly what others have dug up so you can see some of the great sites/stories/things out there on the Internet. …
Not only are social networks starting to fill little niches but we are also starting to see a lot of creative uses with them. Take for example this one that is setup for Affiliate Summit. It’s great because it was setup so that attendees can network before attending the actual conference. Building relationships before the conference even starts is really going to take networking at conferences to a whole new level. This is good news for anyone that is planning on attending.
People try to be perfect throughout their whole life, but chances are they are going to make some [mistakes](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/mistaken-marketing.html) along the way. They might have bought the wrong car, picked the wrong house or even married the wrong person. Whatever the mistake may be, marketers love reminding you throughout their advertising campaigns.
Greg Hartnett is one of the few individuals who has been in the online marketing space for quite some time. He is well known in the industry as a [blogger](http://greghartnett.com/), [speaker](http://www.pubcon.com/sessions.cgi?action=view&record=60) and [entrepreneur](http://www.botw.org). Due to the experience he has gained from running many successful companies I decided to do an interview with him.
Wow, there are some great stats that come from a MarketingSherpa Poll that shows viral marketing is bigger than we initially thought. I can’t believe that 80% of people are using tell-a-friend links as marketing techniques. That is obviously a pretty good indicator that it’s working well too. This is also a good indicator that SMO works as a whole. Look at some of the other numbers too.
Today [Digg](http://www.digg.com) made a major modification to their algorithm. With [thousands of stories](http://www.digg.com/view/all/upcoming/most) being listed on Digg everyday it seemed like too many mediocre ones were making the front page, so it appears that Digg modified their algorithm (or the algorithm automatically modified itself) for stories to require more diggs before they hit the front page.
[Gerber](http://www.gerber.com), [Huggies](http://www.huggiesbabynetwork.com/na/index.aspx), and [Cheerios](http://www.cheerios.com/) are all popular brands with 1 thing in common. They use cute little kids in their commercials. Many people take the impact of children in advertising for granted but cute kids are very memorable which is why they are used in TV commercials. If you want to create a memorable advertising campaign you might want to think about using some cute kids.
I recently did an email interview with [Chris Pirillo](http://chris.pirillo.com/) who is a well known blogger and entrepreneur. I asked him a few questions regarding linkbait, blogging, his [conference](http://www.gnomedex.com/) and the web. He had some very interesting things to say and I am sure everyone will enjoy the interview.
Yahoo has been on the social media track for over a year now, with Flick & del.icio.us acquisitions […]
A lot of people consider digg traffic as being [useless](http://sonspring.com/journal/deflecting-digg) because they think most digg visitors will never come back to your blog. This is not necessarily true, especially if you do a few tweaks to your blog so you can actually get some benefit from the traffic. These tweaks will not only help you retain visitors from [digg](http://www.digg.com), but also will help retain regular visitors as well.
Chances are you spend hours everyday watching TV shows, which means you watch hundreds of new commercials on a daily basis. The worst part about watching all those commercials is that most of them are dull and humorless which is why they are not memorable or effective, but every once in a while a few companies take the time to come up with creative commercials that are worth watching.
Everyday thousands of websites are being created based on the needs of website owners and not the needs of their visitors. Visitors are being ignored which is the biggest reason most websites are not successful; here are 5 ways to optimize your design…
Beer companies are in a competitive space filled with hundreds of competitors. If you walk to into a bar or a liquor store you have tons of brands to choose from, so how do beer companies try to convince you to buy their product instead of their competition’s product? They use humor. …