Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fish NY - The Most Popular Sport Fishing Directory

FishNY.com has developed the most current, informative website dedicated to sport-fishing in New York State. From Montauk to Lake Erie, freshwater to saltwater, no other State can match the diversity of New York State.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What I Learned About Google Blog Search at SMX West

At SMX West a couple weeks ago, I moderated a unique session titled “Up Close with Google Blog Search.” I call it unique because there was only one speaker on the panel: Chris Pennock, Senior Software Engineer for Google Blog Search. As moderator, I also gave a brief, unscripted presentation of some things I researched in the days leading up to the

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Google Changes Display URL Policy: One Domain Per Ad Group

The Google AdWords blog has finally announced that the new display URL policy will go into effect the week of February 24th. The new policy, which was I reported at the Search Engine Roundtable about a month ago, and was confirmed by AdWordsAdvisor (an official Google representative in WebmasterWorld), will disallow multiple display domains per ad

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Best and Worst Practices Social Media Marketing

Social media is hot. Along with all that “hotness”, there’s good and bad when it comes to the way companies are beginning to engage social media.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SMX West 09

Don't forget to keep an eye on me while I'm at SMX West 09 in Santa Clara, California.

www.kandiandkeith.com/smxwest09/blog/index.html

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It’s official, and we had a party to prove it! « Pale Musing

Last night (Feb 9th, 2009) down in Santa Clara, my company hosted the Meet & Greet party for the SMX West 09 conference. This was the kick-off party for the conference where we were officially announced our new product, Pixelsilk. The product is the evolution of our current CMS system, metamorphosed with so revolutionary concepts regarding search

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Monday, February 9, 2009

I made it to SMX West 09

Hi Everybody!

I made it to SMX West 09 here in Santa Clara, California. I flew across the country all by myself (not the only one on the plane but you know what I mean). The Hyatt Regency is a beautiful hotel but some things caught me off guard. It cost almost $30 to take a cab from the Airport to the hotel (less than 10 minutes)!! And it cost an additional $51.80 for hardwired Internet access the four days that I'm here. The room is already almost $250 per night. I definitely need to learn how to travel for business.

And, yes, I was able to get everything in my carry-on!!



Here are some great pictures of my hotel room!



















Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Google's AJAX Experiment Breaks Google's Own Products

Google has been experimenting with an AJAXy interface for its search results. Problem is: this will kill a lot web analytics programs including Google's own Google Analytics. No doubt this will frustrate all webmasters and cause a backlash.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Google tries location-based social networking with Latitude

Google has leveraged the social networking aspects from some of its products and introduced Latitude, a location-based service built on Google Maps. Friends can share their general or specific location with others, and all you need is a Gmail address or Google Account to sign up. Somewhere on a map, Facebook and MySpace are eating their hearts out.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ad Networks - "Partners" Hoarding Publisher Data For Profit

Are the big networks trying to lock up their data?It would appear that some big players are trying to muscle in between the user and the webmaster by limiting the webmasters access is to valuable statistical data.The excellent SmackDown blog has a post about Google reportedly testing Ajax results in the main SERPs.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

List of Social Media and Social Networking Sites

Social Media and Social Networking Sites categorized for you:

ARTS:
ArtSlant
deviantART
Humble Voice
imeem
MyArtInfo
PhotographyVoter
Virb

BOOKMARKING:
AllMyFavorites
Backflip
Blinkbits
Blinklist
Blogmarks
Blummy
BuddyMarks
BookmarkTracker
ChangeToLink
Chipmark
Connectedy
del.icio.us
De.lirio.us
Diigo
Dogear
Favoritoo
Feedmarker
FeedMeLinks
Foxmarks
FreeLink
Fungow
Furl
GetBoo
GiveALink
Hyperlinkomatic
iKeepBookmarks
Lilisto
LinkaGoGo
Linkatopia
Linkroll
List Mixer
Livemarks
LookLater
Lycos iQ
Ma.gnolia
MarkaBoo
Mobilicio.us
MyBookmarks
MyHq
Mylinkvault
MyPip
My Stuff
MyVmarks
Namakkal
Netvouz
Online Bookmark Manager
OnlyWire
Oyax
Shadows
Simpy
SiteBar
SiteJot
Snipit
Socializer
StartAid
Stufflinker
Sync2it
SyncOne
Turboclip
Windows Live Favorites
WireFan
Zurpy

CARS AND AUTO:
AutoSpies
Boompa
CarDomain
Motorpulse

CONNECTING WITH FRIENDS:
Classmates
ConnectU
Dodgeball
Friends Reunited
Graduates
Meetup
MyYearbook
Reunion
SKOUT

CONSUMER REVIEWS:
Cork’d
Chowhound
Epinions
RateItAll
Yelp

COOKING/FOOD
All Recipes
Barmano
FohBoh
Foods.tv
Kitchen Bug
WineLifeToday

DATING:
Chemistry Crush or Flush
Cupid’s Lab
Flirtomatic
LoveandFriends
OkCupid
SpeedDate
WooMe

EDUCATION/BOOKS:
Book Tribes
BookCrossing
Bookins
BookMooch
BookSwim
Carmun
Citeulike
Connect via Books
Good Reads
Hitflip
LibraryThing
PaperBackSwap
qoolsqool
Read It Swap It
Shelfari
Wordsy

EVENT PLANNING
Socializr
Zoji

FAMILY:
Amiglia
Babbiz
CafeMom
Eons
Family 2.0
Family Den
Famiva
Geni
Genoom
GreatSchools
Kinzin
MomJunction
MothersClick
Moxie Moms
MyFamily.com
Parentography
TheFamilyPost
WebBiographies

FASHION/CLOTHING:
Chictini
Stylehive
Threadless

FINANCE:
Tip’d

GAMES:
Gaia
Game Diggity
GuildCafe
WeeWorld

GENERAL NETWORKING:
AIM Pages
Badoo
Bebo
CyWorld
Everyone’s Connected
EarthFrisk
Facebook
Faves
Friendster
Grono
Hi5
LiveJournal
Lovento
Multiply
MySpace
NetFriendships
Netlog
Orkut
Passado
ProfileLush
Skyrock
Tagged
Tribe
Trig
Windows Live Spaces
Yahoo! 360
Zaadz

HEALTH/MEDICAL:
DailyStrength
Health Ranker
icarecafe
healthranker
MyPharmaNote
Sermo
Walker Tracker
Who is Sick?

KIDS:
imbee
KidLinks

INTERNET MARKETING:
PlugIM
Sphinn

LINK/WEBSITE SHARING:
Blue Dot
Ensiting
StumbleUpon
TagTooga
Trailfire

MICROBLOGGING/IM/MOBILE:
BeeMood
FlickIM
IMified
Jaiku
loopt
mbuzzy
Pownce
Radar
Rummble
Twitter
Zannel

MOVIES:
Filmcrave

MUSIC:
10Tune
Buzznet
Fuzz
JamNow
Jango
Indistr
Last.fm
MOG
Purevolume
Soundpedia
thesixtyone
WoozyFly

NEWS:
Blog Engage
Blogg-Buzz
BloggingZoom
BlogsVine
BuzzFlash
Content Pop
Digg
Fark
Hubdub
Mixx
NewsCloud
NewsHeat
Newsvine
NowPublic
Plime
Propeller
RawSugar
Reddit
Shoutwire
Stirr’d Up
Tagza
Thuhm
Wobblog
Ximmy

PETS:
Catster
Dogster
Fuzzster
MyCatSpace
MyDogSpace
PetSide
PetZume
Pikapet
UnitedDogs

PHOTO SHARING:
Flickr
Fotki
Fotolog
Linkinn
My Opera
Photbucket
Picli
Tagmee
Text America
Zoomr

POLITICS:
Carnival of Politics

POP CULTURE:
Lipstick
Showhype

PROFESSIONAL:
APSense
Biznik
Cofoundr
CompanyLoop
DoMyStuff
Doostang
Ecademy
Fast Pitch
JASEzone
KillerStartups
Konnects
Lawyrs
LinkedIn
MeetIn
NetHooks
PairUp
Ryze
Small Business Brief
StartupNation
Startupping
Synergy Street
Tapped In
Upspring
Xing
Ziggs

REAL ESTATE:
Puurple
Trulia
Zillow
Zolve

RELIGIOUS:
Blessedit
Blogs4God
GodTube
GospelShout
MyChurch
Xianz

SHOPPING:
AgentB
BiddingBuddies
Deal Comet
Dealigg
Iliketotallyloveit
Judy’s Book
OSoYou
ThisNext
Yub
Zebo

SOCIAL ACTION:
Care2
Hugg
Planet Change
TakingITGlobal

SPORTS:
Armchair GM
Ballhype
eFans
FanNation
Fanspot
GymMeet
Joga
ScoreGuru
SportsFlip
Sportsvite
Takkle
SportsCast

TECHNOLOGY:
Carnival of Making Money Online
Design Bump
Design Float
DesignRelated
DevelopersNiche
DNHour
DotNetKicks
Dzone
Earner’s Club
Hacker News
Hosting Bookmarks
Leet Daily
Pixel Groovy
Slashdot
Tweako
SWiK
WPscoop

TEEN:
eCRUSH
eSpintheBottle
Piczo
Profile Heaven
Sconex
Student.com
Stardoll
Teenwag

TRAVEL:
Couch Surfing
EveryTrail
GeckoGo
Groople
Gusto
TravBuddy
Travellerspoint
Trip Advisor
TripUp
WAYN
Woophy

VIDEO SHARING:
Broadcaster
Friction.tv
Panjea
Revver
Tubearoo
Viddler
Video Bomb
Video Sift
Vimby
Xillian TV
YouTube

WOMEN:
Kirtsy
PNN
PrettySocial
SurgarLoving

MISCELLANEOUS:
9rules
43 Things
Beautiful Society
Clip Clip
Brijit
ChickAdvisor
Clipmarks
Clipstar
Consumating
Dandelife
Dawdle
Daytipper
Digglicious
DigStock
DontStayIn
EnergyPeopleConnect
Experience Project
Faceparty
Fazed
Faqqly
Ficlets
Flixster
Gather
Global Voices
GoLark
Hypediss
I Am Bored
Jambo
JetEye
LinkFilter
Listible
Neighborrow
Ning
Outside.in
Product Clash
Prosper
Searchles
SEO Tagg
Shared Confession
Spout
Squidoo
StoryLink
Tipstrs
Tribe
Truemors
Value Investing News
Vampire Freaks
WeGame
Wists


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Monday, February 2, 2009

Label Placement in Forms :: UXmatters

In using eyetracking to evaluate the usability of search forms for my previous article for UXmatters, “Evaluating the Usability of Search Forms Using Eyetracking: A Practical Approach,” we discovered much interesting data. I’ll provide an in-depth analysis of that data here.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Porn interrupts Super Bowl TV coverage

Arizona fans tuning in for climax of American football season get 30-second view of Club Jenna (Jenna Jameson's) cable channel.

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