Don't forget the fun
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Don't forget the fun

Before I started this blog in January I read 10 Tips to Better Blogging, which I try to follow to some extent. Since then, I have learned a lot about blogging and one important thing that is not on that list.

6/12/2006 Comments Off
Should your business have a blog?
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Should your business have a blog?

There’s a lot of good reasons your business should have a blog if it
doesn’t already have one. In fact, I’m going to go as far as to say that you cannot afford not to have one. Big business or small, it doesn’t matter, they are simply to powerful of a communication tool that you can’t ignore them.

6/9/2006 Comments Off
VW terrorist ad
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VW terrorist ad

There a lot of things that people hate in the world. Some people hate specific things, while others may hate certain types of people. People are passionate about what they hate, using hate and passion in your marketing campaign can help promote your product or service.

Catchup – 6/9/06
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Catchup – 6/9/06

New stats from Hitwise has put Google at 60% of the total search queries performed in the US. They put Yahoo at 22% and MSN at 12%. Google’s share continues to climb while Yahoo and MSN are heading down the slope.

6/9/2006 Comments Off
Just Google It
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Just Google It

Some of the most popular phrases that are searched on the Internet are celebrity names. If you are a celebrity the freaky part about it is you don’t know why people are searching for you.

6/9/2006 Comments Off
Are you tracking your company buzz?
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Are you tracking your company buzz?

Word spreads like wildfire within the social media scene. In just a matter of minutes your company’s reputation can be damaged. If criticism or nasty rumors about your company gets out in the blogosphere and you’re not paying attention, forget about it. Your brand will suffer a devastating blow.

6/7/2006 Comments Off
Don't forget your bookmarks
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Don't forget your bookmarks

Blogging is becoming more popular and more mainstream. As a result, there is a ton of opportunity to enter the fray and leverage it for one reason or another. New social mediums are emerging in response to the increasing popularity of blogging and the key to blowing up your blog (company, personal etc.) is to figure out how to use these social mediums effectively.

6/5/2006 Comments Off
Catchup – 6/2/06
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Catchup – 6/2/06

By leveraging the AdSense API, sites can now allow members to create AdSense accounts and earn cash for content contributions. Members will even be able to track earning through the sites. Giant step forward for the social web.

Hardcore gay runs around Yahoo
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Hardcore gay runs around Yahoo

There are a lot of trademark infringements that happen on the web and a lot of people get away with them. This hardcore gay claims that Yahoo used his “hoo” without asking. People deal with infringements in many different ways, watch this hardcore gay go into Yahoo and tear the place up.

6/2/2006 Comments Off
FeedBurner's count goes crazy
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FeedBurner's count goes crazy

Today I noticed what looks to be yet another glitch from FeedBurner. There was a serious overnight jump in the number of RSS subscribers on some popular blogs, and I do mean a serious jump. At least that’s what we’re seeing on the feed count chicklets, can’t say for sure if the back end stats are matching this.

Usability and SEO
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Usability and SEO

A good rule to keep in mind these days is that nothing stands alone. When it comes to website optimization, a lot of people conduct effective SEO campaigns but don’t bother to put time and effort into the usability side of their website.

6/1/2006 Comments Off
Leveraging links
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Leveraging links

Link popularity should not be underestimated as a way to increase your search engine ranking. There are many different ways to increase your link popularity including purchasing text links, people naturally linking to you, directories, and creating buzz.

5/31/2006 Comments Off
Web Analytics: Blogs
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Web Analytics: Blogs

Not all blogs are created equal. Blogs can be for personal use, business, and others somewhere in-between. Depending on the purpose of your blog you may require different types of stats.

5/30/2006 Comments Off
Blog comments and SEO
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Blog comments and SEO

Blogging has come to the point where my mother actually heard of it. That means that it is not only popular but becoming somewhat mainstream. As a result, people are really starting to voice their opinions by blogging and commenting on blogs.

Catchup – 5/25/06
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Catchup – 5/25/06

del.icio.us redesigned their homepage and added some new features. The homepage features a hotlist which is updated every hour to show the three most popular links at the moment. They will never show you the same link twice. So everytime you visit the homepage will see something new that’s popular.

The Kevin Rose Story
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The Kevin Rose Story

Copycats are all over the place and Kevin Rose (founder of digg) is no stranger to them. We have seen tons of digg wannabies crawl out of the woodwork but none of them were able to duplicate the digg success story. Probably because when it comes to ideas like that, there just isn’t room for one more at the top.

5/24/2006 Comments Off
Google Maps Ad
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Google Maps Ad

We’ve done a couple of posts that go into detail on what videos like these can accomplish. We saw this and just had to share. Enjoy the viral promotion!

5/24/2006 Comments Off