Just discovered Twellow, a new kind of online yellow pages that uses Twitter profiles to populate business listings. I haven’t spent much time poring through it but it sparked some initial thoughts: This is an interesting strategy to aggregate business listings, particularly of those small businesses that would not show up in a standard yellow […]
My good friend Chris Bennett over at 97th floor just launched a public beta of his cool new web analytics tool, BLVD Status. Here’s his blog post about it. I have checked it out a little and it’s got some pretty interesting reporting, particularly for those interested in social media performance. It’s sort of like […]
I am heading up to Seattle this afternoon for SMX Advanced. One of the main reasons I am going is because a lot of the SEO/SEM social network is converging there. When I started this blog, these guys were the ones who helped me get it off the ground by welcoming me into the 24/7/365 […]
Twitter’s value just went up ever so slighty – I just installed their widget on the right-hand column. After much encouragement by Brian Wallace I have decided to try and make Twitter a regular part of my routine. I have been trying to think about how Twitter could be of use to local businesses and […]
Tim Nash has a great post on social media image optimization. He has figured out the image sizes that produce the best results on social media sites. This makes a huge amount of sense. If you are trying to maximize your posts’ power you could do worse than follow Tim’s lead.
I just discovered a new social media blog, Social Media Influence. You would think I would have known about it because it was started by my friend, Matthew Yeomans of Custom Communication. Maybe Matthew needs to work on his social media marketing skills. The blog is full of interesting stuff. This post about the top […]
I was having a conversation today about the importance of social media marketing with a guy who has a very big social network. He’s all over Twitter, Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon, etc. And it occurred to me that the size of your online/wireless social network and the influence you hold over it is and will continue […]
Under the “Why Didn’t I Think of That Category” check this out: These guys deserve a link for this one. Check out their social media marketing blog.
Dan Goodman of Loladex, a recently launched local search service on Facebook, tells me that the company has launched an update today improving the UI and adding a bunch of local search filters (category, distance, etc.). The service is focused on the Washington, DC area for now but clearly has national intentions. The new UI […]