UPDATE: I AM AN IDIOT. APPARENTLY TWITTER FIXED THE PERIOD PROBLEM LAST YEAR AND I DID NOT GET THE MEMO. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GROW UP WITH UHF. Wherever you see “period”, please substitute threaded conversations with multiple people, bots, nazis, lists, and anything else you want to complain about Growing up, we […]

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One of the more popular questions right? While I am sure the Googlers have been trying to figure out how Tweets can be a proxy for links, even though Matt Cutts claims Google is “leery” of social signals, I thought the social media reactions to yesterday’s post about Groupon SEO could illustrate Twitter’s SEO effect nicely. […]

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image liberally appropriated from Roger Hollander Thanks to Vanessa Fox as always for eliciting grains of truth from Google.  At last week’s Google I/O conference Matt Cutts confirmed that there was an algo change at the beginning of May that will likely be affecting sites that generate a lot of long-tail traffic:  ”this is an […]

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I had a lot of fun with using embedded Tweets to extract some useful tips from last weeks LocalU conference in Minneapolis.  Here’s a sample: Mike Blumenthal @AaronWeich leading search ranking is like BigFoot….very blurry @Mary Bowling There is no trick to SEO. It’s a process. Make your website unblurry.  @Aaron Weiche Oh BOY! @marybowling […]

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There are some great posts out there about how businesses can use Twitter, but I just stumbled across this LATimes article about a company that’s trying to get business by encouraging customers to stop using Twitter. A boutique hotel chain, Broughton Hospitality, is promoting a “digital detox” called “Retweet With Broughton”.  They’ll give you 30% […]

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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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Apparently Twitter has acquired Summize, which has figured out how to search Twitter and deliver some interesting results.  They also have this “Realtime Twitter Sentiment” search which sounds kind of cool, but like Twitter, needs some serious tweaking (tweeking?). Check out these results: for “Obama” for “McCain” For “oil prices” I guess 2 out of […]

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@chiropractic just tweeted that this was the last day to save $100 on registration for Pubcon.  I would not have known this if not for Twitter (with a little bit of Mike’s help). So for those of you wondering what the value of Twitter is, I say Twitter >= $100.

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A little late to this one but I just checked out Chris Winfield’s Twitter: Ultimate Time Waster or Great Tool? presentation from SES Toronto.  It’s a great intro to the service, really well put together and fun to read.  Highly recommended for those who still don’t get it. Check out Chris’s Twitter profile.

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