Google is Watching Me
It’s easy to post something to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ and never think about it again. Though you may have forgotten about that message you wrote to Pasquelena Weems back in highschool, the internet didn’t. By participating in social media, you are agreeing to have your personal information on the internet for anyone to see. Privacy settings only go so far. I Googled my name...
Random and Irrelevant
Yes! I finally got a hit for dog humping cat! Really though, I have never posted a photo or link of anything remotely close to interspecies love-making. But clearly this is what my public wants. So.. Is that one Michael Lohan dressed as a sheep??
Genius. I came across an article today stating that the marketing software platform HubSpot had released a statement aplologizing for the recent Unicorn shortage in the United States. If you’re like me, you immediately thought WTF. You also could not continue on with your day without learning more about this absurd news alert. Apparently, HubSpot recently bought all available Unicorns...
How many SEOs does it take to change a light bulb, lightbulb, light bulbs,...
New Mainstreethost Site is BIG PIMPIN
Mainstreethost is unveiling its new site today. Complete with real-time tweets and blog feeds (ahem, you’re welcome.), this majestic web beast is probably the most glorious site you’re ever going to see. I almost want to warn you not to look directly at it—or no website will ever be impressive again. To commiserate commemorate this historial event, I brought in a bottle of...
[Insert Titillating Title Here]
When you’re posting online, take a moment to scheme up a clever title. You can submit your post to 420 different social bookmarking sites; but if the title doesn’t make people want to click your link, you will get no hits. Take a moment to browse through reddit. The majority of popular links have anchor text that intrigues you. Such as: Just my sister’s pet squirrel riding...
StumbleUpon Ganks 1/2 of Social Media Traffic
StumbleUpon, the “discovery engine” to the stars, has beaten out Facebook for the title of most popular social media website in the United States. As of mid-June, StumbleUpon stole 49% of all social media site traffic, while Facebook was only pulling 37%, according to StatCounter. Clearly my Aunt Sue took a vacation day in June. Either that, or America is finally bored with the internet. ...
Obama Joins FourSquare; I Search for the Best Cafe...
President Obama is now on FourSquare. The motivation behind this move is probably to help young people follow the President as he campaigns for reelection. Below is the hypothetical Oval Office scenario I invented regarding FourSquare. Obama’s political advisor: We’ve got to reach those youngins in their own language. What about that FourScore my grandkids are doing? ...
If MySpace were a celebrity, it’d be appearing on Dancing With the Stars.– Seth Meyers
Google+ to Become a Sausage Fest in 2012
A new survey by YouGov (er.. who?) says that Google+ is scheduled to surpass LinkedIn and Twitter to become the 2nd most popular social media network in 2012. The survey also reveals that Google+ users are more active than LinkedIn or Twitter users. Of these active users: 60% are male 43% are in their 20s 59% have a college degree 48% are single So while Facebook originally targeted college...
Gauging SMM Success: Vitally Important or...
There is some debate as to the ability to measure the effectiveness of your social media campaign. There are now programs to measure certain stats.. like how many people are clicking on your Twitter links or visiting your LinkedIn page. But these programs don’t show you the conversion rate of this traffic. Is all this time and effort in social media making you any money? There are a...
Social Media is Here to Stay
Can Birds Really Speed Up the Web Design Process?
Does your website blow chunks? Is it uglier than your new nephew? Are there spinning graphics that have been present since 1991? If you answered yes to any of these questions or have dealt with similar scenarios, the wireframe tool from Mockingbird (@gomockingbird) can save you some serious time and headaches. Who is Mockingbird and what are wireframes? Glad you asked. A wireframe is a...
Bullet Party today. I feel as though today’s post should be short and to the point. Why, you ask? Here is why. It’s Tuesday. My lunch consisted of only melty cheese. There was bacon in the melty cheese. So, let’s get right to it. hey you guys, watch me do this sweet jackknife. YouTube Marketing It has been a while since I’ve written about YouTube marketing, and...
I have fallen in love with Prezi. Prezi is a web-based presentation tool that navigates in a non-linear manner by way of zooming and panning. The company states that while slides used to be an interesting addition to a presentation, they are now tacky and dull. Whether you are currently imagining outdated graphics, faulty technology, sweaty speakers, ugly PowerPoint slides, or under-sprinkled...
Facebook: Making You a Better Friend Since 2004
Who Need Love? Bees In Love.
This morning, I checked Google Webmaster Tools see what percentage of my posts were being indexed by Google. However, I got a nug distracted when I noticed the list of key phrases that had been searched to reveal my blog. As a special treat, I provided each and every one for you here. I also personally starred the ones that I found most amusing. Mangia! (or something, I don’t speak...
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Then and Now
There Will Be Sassy Rebuttals
Instead of a Question and Answer post, I chose a more fitting approach; Pithy Excuses and Sassy Rebuttals. I will play the Smart-Yet-Sassy Rebuttalist. Aanndd.. action. Pithy Excuse: The people who buy my products aren’t Facebook users. Sassy Rebuttal: Everyone uses Facebook! 600 MILLION people! Do it. Pithy Excuse: I can’t afford to expand my marketing efforts. Sassy Rebuttal: Most...