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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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No sooner do I join the Twitter revolution then Sebastien P. comes out with this.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Loladex - Facebook Local App

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 […]

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