I came across a funny cartoon put together by that I thought I’d share here. While I don’t want to give away the whole plot before you see the video, I will say that at the point in the cartoon when it seems as all hell is breaking lose, I have to admit I get the same feeling when our Internet connection is interrupted.
Stumpedia, a global democratic search engine powered by the people, for the people is launching a new internet advertising model. “Pay Per Chat” allows consumers to post short text messages in the form of questions or needs which are then sent to advertisers who can respond to those requests.
With over 15,000 historic files in their archives and nearly 25 hours of fresh content added each week, WebmasterRadio.FM is the voice of the online advertising and B2B industries. Recently, WebmasterRadio.FM (WMR) has made a few significant changes to their website and business model. In the process they have been able to vastly expand the number of tools used to communicate with and serve their audience, advertisers and supporters.
Twitter has definitely hit the mainstream. That includes the Jon Stewart Show where Jon makes a feeble but humorous attempt to describe what Twitter actually is. While the video segment itself reveals Jon’s understand (or lack thereof), I especially like when he is speaking to his tech correspondent, or at least trying to speak with her as she is distracted by, what else… Twitter.
On March 10th, I will be in Portland speaking at SearchFest 2009 conference put on by SEMpdx, an association of search marketers based in or around the Portland area. It will be my first time speaking for SearchFest for which I am honored and actually my first time in Portland as well. I’ll be speaking on a panel related to Wordpress… a favorite topic of mine.
We began to migrate this blog from Movable Type to Wordpress back in September I believe. What should had been an relatively easy switch turned out to be a nightmare. Now, some six months later, we have completed that migration (well almost) and along with a brand new blog design all sitting pretty under the Wordpress platform, we have a new site to boot!
I am a very busy search marketer. Besides running a full service search marketing agency, I write for 7 blogs on a regular basis, manage 3 directories, follow a little over 100 blogs in my RSS reader, am very active on Twitter, am active discovering and bookmarking content on StumbleUpon, Reddit, Mixx, Sphinn and various other social news and bookmarking sites, respond to all RFPs and am still the liaison for all our clients (a full time job in and of itself). So how do I maintain this rigorous daily schedule while not losing my sanity in the process? Here are a few tips that help me to stay productive.
While I am one who firmly believes that tools can never replace human ingenuity, they can make the job a human does a whole lot easier. With that thought, I thought I share some of the tools we use for SEO/SEM projects followed by some cool plug-ins to compliment SEO efforts with Wordpress blogs.
SponsoredReviews.com, a service that connects advertisers with bloggers willing to write honest reviews about their products and services, has added a new feature to their program – LinkSets.
LinkSets allow you to create an unlimited number of URL/Link Text combinations inside of your opportunities. The LinkSets system will then automatically handle assigning those links to bloggers as you purchase reviews.
GetListed.org is a fantastic new tool for small business owners that will help them learn more about the way their business is listed in local search engines. Their goal is “to help small businesses claim and enhance their listings at major search engines.”
SMX West is just around the corner, a premier search and social media marketing conference takes place February 10-12, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California and will feature three days of sessions, keynotes, networking activities, special educational presentations and meals for which SMX events are famous. I am privileged to be able to speak in two separate sessions – “Tools, Glorious Tools” and “Productivity Tips For The Busy Search Marketer.”
Time for a round up of the best posts put out here in 2008. Posts were selected from a combination of those that received the highest number of backlinks, those that went popular on Sphinn & Digg and this author’s personal favorites.