Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Are The Search Engines Really Indexing Flash?

Mar 26, 2009 at 8:00am ET by Jill Whalen
It seems that once a year for the past five years or so, a search engine representative will stand up at a conference and announce that they are now indexing Flash. Website designers jump with glee, and SEOs lament that all the work they did educating their clients on why they need to curb their use of Flash will be for naught.

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Finally - Wikipedia traffic statistics!

Great tool for finding out how many page views a specific Wikipedia page is getting. The only catch is that you cannot filter out yourself. Keep this tool in the back of your mind!

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Internet Marketing Partnership Programs

Do you feel that it is advantageous for traditional marketing/public relations companies to partner with Internet marketing companies? Should they create their own internal capabilities or out-source?

We at Tork Marketing feel that our Internet marketing partnership programs allow agencies to fully serve their clients in both traditional marketing aspects as well as marketing on the Internet. We offer two types of partnerships: silent partner or ostensible partner. Your clients can know who we are or we can be behind the scenes.

Why bother adding shared items to Google Reader?

I am having a great time using the share feature in Google Reader. I "share" the articles that I find interesting and then I copy the code into the bottom of my blog so other people can follow what I've shared. It also allows me to update the content without having to go to two different places.

Your shared items are available publicly at this web page. You can choose people to share with in Sharing settings.

Other things you can do with your shared items:
Email the link to your friends.
Add a clip to your web site or blog.

Google Reader Shared Items from kandi111777
How do I add a clip to my website or blog?
To create a clip that you can post on your blog or website, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Settings link.
  2. Click Tags.
  3. Use the check boxes to select the tag you want to share, or to select your shared or starred items.
  4. From the Change Sharing... menu, select Public.
  5. Click the add a clip to your site link.
  6. You'll see a preview of your clip. Customize the title, color, and number settings as much as you like.
  7. Copy the code provided, and paste it into your website or blog. (Note: If you use Blogger, you can click the Add to Blogger button to add it directly to your blog's layout.)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

How to easily add interactive Google Maps to your Blogger po

Very important info on adding a google map to your posts

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What is Internet Marketing?

According to Wikipedia, the definition of Internet Marketing is "the marketing of products or services over the Internet. It can also be referred to as i-marketing, web marketing, online marketing, or eMarketing."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

i-Stuff

A collection of interesting stuff that matters ...

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Friday, March 27, 2009

The America I Believe In

The America I Believe InI jut saw this poem for the first time in a Law & Order episode titled "Take-Out". The episode aired 18 March 2009 (Season 19, Episode 16). You can find the information on IMDB here. The full poem is:

The America we believe in
does not torture people.

The America we believe in
does not run secret prisons.

The America we believe in
would shut down Guantanamo Bay.

The America we believe in
leads the world on human rights.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thank you to Bruce Clay, Inc.

Thank you to Bruceclay.com - Usability Archives - Search Engine Optimization SEO Blog for posting a link to one of my SMX West 09 blog posts, Just finished the Meet & Greet at SMX West 09. I appreciate the gesture from one of the top authorities in the field!

Here is what Bruce has to say about Pixelsilk:
"It helps you validate the content of each page and prepare it for SEO, and it does it for every page you create or revise. With high-quality SEO-ready content, Pixelsilk is going to make SEO just that much easier for you; it is terrific."

PixelsilkWhat is Pixelsilk?
Pixelsilk is a web-based content management system (CMS) built from the ground up with search engine optimization (SEO) requirements at its core. The SEO CMS allows full access and control of the HTML to implement a branded design, custom development, e-commerce cart or search strategy – while still being easy for those editing content. Combined with real-time SEO advice, building awareness and traffic to your website and ultimately converting your consumers is at your fingertips.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pixelsilk - Web-Based Content Management System with SEO

Pixelsilk is a web-based content management system (CMS) built from the ground up with search engine optimization (SEO) baked in. The CMS allows full access and control of the HTML to implement a branded design, custom development, e-commerce cart or search strategy - while still being easy to the content editor.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

FEMA Recovery Blog

When navigating the FEMA public assistance grant program, following a major disaster, eligible government entities and organizations can face hurdles that can delay and limit their financial recovery. Disaster Recovery Today, an informative publication, is an excellent resource that can prepare them for and then guide them through the FEMA process.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Polar Bear Rug For Sale

Polar Bear Rug For Sale – $16,000
RARE OPPORTUNITY! Authentic 1920's polar bear skin rug in great shape and available to ship anywhere within the United States. From tail to nose the bear is 9' long. Front paw to font paw the bear is 8' 7" wide. Claws are completely intact, hide is flexible and all fur is intact. There are no worn patches of fur.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Google’s Matt Cutts On Keywords In The URL

The question asked, does the order of the words in the URL make an impact on one’s ranking at Google? Matt Cutts said one should not obsess about the order of the words but he said keywords in the URL “does help a little bit.”

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Aardvark is Social Search

* Ask any question via IM or email
* Live answers from your friends and their friends

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Introducing the Google Friend Connect API

While it's always been easy to add social features to your site with Google Friend Connect, it just got a little more flexible with the introduction of the Friend Connect API. This API lets you access the core features of Friend Connect to use them on your site in interesting ways.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rules Of Linking Engagement As The Web Turns Twenty

After working in a profession for many years you might logically assume you don’t need to spend as much time learning still more about it. Take bowling. If you’ve been bowling for twenty years, do you still need lessons, or are you close to being as good a bowler as you’re ever going to be? You can practice every day, sure, but odds are you are at a point of diminishing returns.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A New Policy for Internet Use in the Workplace

I don't care what you do on the internet. (O.K. no porn, fundraising for terrorists, and online scams.) I'm not a babysitter, and we're all responsible adults, for the most part. Plus, nothing will kill creative energy and a spirit of collaboration faster than distrust and paranoia. My message to all of my colleagues is this: Please don't hide...

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Intersection of Search and Social Media

Live blog about the Intersection of Search and Social Media.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

WeFollow - Kevin Rose Launches New Twitter Directory

Can't find who to follow on Twitter? Digg's own Kevin Rose has launched a new service called WeFollow that makes it easy to locate who is popular and to list yourself.

WeFollow for Twitter

One of the problems with Twitter is knowing who to follow in particular areas. Now Kevin Rose has launched WeFollow, a nice directory of people organized into categories. It’s not perfect, but it’s a great start and well worth visiting.

At the site, you’ll see the top five people in popular categories such as celebrity, music and news. You can also drill-down into any category to see all the people listed in them. On the right-hand side of the home page, there’s also a list of more popular categories:

Popular Categories for WeFollow

That list of popular categories (or tags) is dynamic and has already changed since the site first launched. For example, socialmedia and marketing weren’t on it originally, but then they rose up.

What happened? The top categories are based on the total number of followers that everyone in a particular category has. For example, at the time I wrote this, the "marketing" category had 76 people who have placed themselves into that category. Those people collectively had 60,236 followers. Just above marketing was the apple category. It had 93 people who had 73,617 followers collectively. The more followers a category has collectively, the higher it comes on the list.

Adding yourself is easy. Simple send a Twitter reply to the WeFollow twitter account with the areas you’d like to be listed under, up to three of them, with each area starting with a # sign. For example, if you wanted to be listed under wine, design and awesome, you’d do it like this:
@wefollow #wine #design #awesome
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Saturday, March 14, 2009

DJ at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Utica, NY

DJ at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Utica, NYDJ, Amanda and Bill were at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Utica, NY on Saturday, March 14, 2009. Nancy L. Ford from UticaDailyNews.com took great shots and they were included (check out slide 28!)

Amanda is a great mother who makes sure that DJ gets to experience all kinds of activities. He may not remember them when he gets older but we've got the pictures!

Friday, March 13, 2009

What Kind of a Father will Ryan be?

This commercial made me think of the kind of father Ryan Mortensen will be to his daughter, Zoe.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Want To Hire An SEM Agency? Check Its Site First

You probably don't want to hire a doctor who's obviously unhealthy or a lawyer who's just been released from jail. Similarly, you should look askance at any SEM agency whose online property is in a shambles. While it's true that most agency sites are fairly decent, a surprising number of them contain enough flaws to give prospective clients pause.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Importance Of SEO Makes Front Page Of Los Angeles Times

What a nice surprise to see on the front page of the Los Angeles Times today a story that features how important SEO is to web sites.It’s Web 101 for this experienced intern covers how a former magazine editor, Lois Draegin, has entered a new life of online editing after losing her job with TV Guide.

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Six Companies Google Should Buy Right Now

Google wants to organize all the world's information. That's the official line, at least, but what it really wants to do is organize all the world's information and stick ads on it. It's the king of web search and search advertising, but what about the other things we do online?

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Check User Names - Social Networking Username Availability

CheckUserNames is an online username checker that lets type in any username and check it’s availability across top 45 social networking sites. This comes in handy if you want to make sure you have registered your preferred username on popular social networking sites.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Google Confirms Algorithm "Change" But Down Plays Brand Push

About a week and a half ago, there was the start of discussion around Google's brand push in the algorithm. Some people started noticing that for some queries (mostly generic queries), more "big brands" were showing up in the search results.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Cool Webmaster Tool: Bulk domain name availability checker

Enter several words, and it gives you all the available combinations of domain names.

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