A piece of commentary by Li Evans, pointing out that Newsvine beat Digg in reporting the VA Tech shooting made the rounds yesterday. While people have largely been discussing the merits of socially driven news sites based on the speed with which they report the news, one thing is glaringly missing: an emphasis on the completeness and the accuracy of the news.
Joe Whyte pinged me this morning to tell me that StumbleUpon has removed the audience rank feature. For those of you who don’t know, the audience rank was a way to tell how many people stumble upon your favorite sites.
Back in November 2006, uTube.com (Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation) sued YouTube, demanding that the popular video-sharing site stop using the similar ‘sounding’ name. What’s more interesting is how the first company’s site tried and is still trying to leverage the popularity of the latter to make money (all the while compromising their own integrity).
When website visitors are tracked, either for the purpose of calculating audience size or to keep track of the number of advertisements you are serving, one of the most interesting metrics to look at (at least traditionally) is the number of unique monthly visitors to your content. According to a study released by ComScore today, however, your unique visitors may not be unique at all.
Ufem, is a newly-launched blogging platform exclusively for women. After spending 15 minutes on the site, here’s what I think: an interesting idea without the proper implementation is just the same as a bad idea.
This past week I spent some time setting up a site using the micro-blogging (or tumblelogging) tool Tumblr. The service is extremely easy to use and definitely worth checking out if you are either looking to get into blogging but don’t relish the idea of writing long posts or are simply looking to create another site as an outlet for smaller bits of information.
Understanding the audience demographic of a media outlet when wanting to utilize it to get exposure for your content or when wanting to advertise a product or service through it, is extremely important.
Phillipp Lenssen over at Google Blogoscoped published a fake press release that is dated a bit over 10 […]
A few days ago, Facebook unveiled changes on their site meant to improve usability and also enhance interactivity. What once was a student-only site has turned into a full-featured social site that offers you a multitude of networking options. MySpace may have more users, but Facebook has more options in terms of how they can help you spread your content to a wide variety of people.
It is debatable whether this is more important for new bloggers or for established industry blogs, but one things for certain, every second of downtime costs you more than uptime would if you were on a more reliable host. Here’s a look at what you lose from downtime and how to prevent it.
Why is it that we care about Google so much? I don’t mean caring about the company and what it does, rather I mean optimizing websites specifically for Google, trying to get ranked on Google more than any other search engine, and above all, advertising exclusively on Google.
Riding on the coatails of their recently launched Political Vlog, YouTube has gone one step further by allowing […]
There was a time when it was a recommended practice to submit a sitemap of your site to search engines to help them better crawl your site. After today’s announcement at SES, manual sitemap submission has become a thing of the past.
I received an email from Text Link Ads Publisher Support yesterday regarding a new product they have released – Post Level Text Link Ads. The idea is quite exceptional, and looking at it from a social media perspective, considering the importance of social media today, one has to wonder why no one thought of this before.
In an effort to improve the user experience all across the internet, Google has been releasing tools for website owners to improve their content. One of these tools is Google’s Website Optimizer (free to AdWords advertisers).
The CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother has scored big wins on MySpace and YouTube by weaving […]
While we are all trying to get our content or service featured on the front-page of Digg, most of us have managed to over look the simplest way of getting there: Advertisements. So how much does it cost, and is it worth the price?