Riya is one of those sites that impressed me with their idea and at the same time has been devastating me with their execution. They make photo organizing simple and photo searching seamless.
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.
There are a lot of statistic solutions out there and they can be used for a lot of different type of websites. Statistics solutions used to be basic, but nowadays these solutions have grown to become robust products.
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.
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.
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.
Yahoo Video is getting a lot of hype right now. Everyone is talking about how great it is and all of the good features, but no one is really talking about how they messed up. They are Yahoo, a big search giant, so you would think they know what they are doing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Do you remember when you heard from your friend, or that notorious “somewhere”, that Google gave better search results? Next thing you know, you are going to Google.com to look for things on the Internet. Now, people are telling each other to just “Google it” when trying to find some information on the web.
There are a lot of new toys out there for your website that can do a variety of different things. RSS feeds are one thing you can implement that are great for notifying subscribers that there has been new content added to your website. This can help keep you visitors “hooked” and coming back for more, or just make your website more valuable to them.
People are notorious for following the leader. Doing what other people do is one of the easiest decisions to make, especially if those people are leaders or respected figures. As a company, you should always have some focus on getting people to follow the leader when it comes to buying your products.
Google Notebook officially launched this week. With Notebook you can clip text, images, and links from the web. Notes are easily organized by creating multiple notebooks and dividing them into sections. Like most of the other services Google has launched lately, I personally think this one’s a dud. I am however a big fan of Google Trends…
Using humor in advertising is probably the most universal way to reach people. Everybody loves to laugh, everybody loves to smile, and everybody loves to share the funny stuff. These days we are all getting emails from friends with links to funny videos, anticipating Superbowl commercials, and getting busted for forwarding a borderline joke to colleagues.