February 2008

Twitter Trivia – New Happy Fun Game!

February 25, 2008

Twitter Trivia is a game I thought of while riding home from work. I was listening to the radio, and heard a song, and could not think of the artist. I thought “I wish I could Twitter the lyrics to my friends”, and the light bulb went off. Why not use Twitter as a platform […]

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Search Engine Marketing Job Boards

February 21, 2008

Search Engine Journal launched their job board today. I’ve always been a “collector” of sorts, and every time I come across a job board for the search industry, I’ll add it to my list. Well, here it is, in no particular order. There aren’t any of the usual suspects (Monster, CB, HotJobs, etc.); these are […]

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My Mobile Phone Set-up, and Why You Should Personalize Yours

February 20, 2008

As I was riding into work today, I was trying to figure out why mobile hasn’t caught on in the US. It seems at the beginning of every year we hear the same old line: “This will be the year for mobile”, but it never really seems to happen. Why not? It just doesn’t make […]

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Amazon Tags are Ripe for Spam

February 19, 2008

I’ve noticed that a lot of “amazon.com/tag” URL’s are appearing in the SERP’s for some brand-specific terms. From an SEO standpoint, it’s a heck of an idea. Maximizing the strength of your domain is always good. Specifically, if you do a site:www.amazon.com/tag/ search in Google, you end up with 3,730,000 results. Basically, every term that […]

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Increasing the Value of Conference Moderator’s

February 16, 2008

A month ago, I wrote an article titled “How to Keep An SEO Conference from Clipping the Iceberg”. The post was specific to the Pubcon event in December, 2007. I posted it on Gooruze, and Brett Tabke was kind enough to respond with some great insight, and with something I was hoping for. He ended […]

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Obamas Marketing Video

February 12, 2008

Easily the best YouTube video I’ve seen from a candidate to date. Almost 3.5 Million views in less than a week. I’m still not impressed with any of the candidates overall online marketing efforts, but imagine what political online marketing will become in 4, 8, or 12 years. The NY Times put it very succinctly: […]

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Another reason why Twitter is so great

February 7, 2008

I have TwitterFox installed on my computer, so when someone I’m following sends a tweet, I get an (almost) instant update. Steve Rubel tweeted (or is it twitted?) about his love of Instapaper.com. Within minutes, venemouskate tweeted the following: @steverubel Sweet site. Thanks! Firefox has an addon that does the same thing http://tinyurl.com/2hwb4y which leads […]

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The Value of Leaving Comments on Blogs

February 5, 2008

I’ve read many experts say that when you first get get into blogging, you should spend time on other blogs leaving comments. Although this is very labor-intensive, it’s already paid off for me. Here’s a perfect example of the value of commenting on blogs. Recently at Small Business Trends, they had a post titled “Top […]

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ChicagoToArizona.com – A great idea

February 4, 2008

Was watching the news this morning, and saw an ad for the Arizona Office of Tourism, and the domain was ChicagoToArizona.com. What a great idea; think of the possibilities: Local TV buys, with the ad tailored to the Chicago market (Get out of the Windy City, and come to the Grand Canyon State, etc.) Local […]

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What does this say about the SEO Industry?

February 1, 2008

I was rifling through some fliers I collected at a conference recently, and ran across one that reminded me just how far we have to go as an industry. The company in question is Max Benjamin (maxbenjamin.com), who manufactures a “Mini Cigar Bar”, which holds a bottle of booze and a humidor, and all necessary […]

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