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Here are 3 Tips to Improve Blog Titles and Increase Traffic for small and midsize companies just getting into blogging and social media. Writing good blog titles is vital to building interest in your blog, getting it ranked by search engines, and getting people to repeatedly come back ...
Social media is touching all of our lives. Even in the early stages of social media development, it is hard to talk with any network or tech-savvy person without having a conversation that is fairly intelligent on the topic.
There are more than 20 typhoons each year in the Philippines, on average. But Ondoy broke all records for the amount of rainfall in a short period of time. Hundreds of people were killed, hundreds of thousands made homeless, and millions directly affected. I was lucky that Typhoon Ondo...
We have many typhoons in the Philippines, and they always cause trouble. Thank-you for your help with this one. I want to let everyone know again that this is not the only time that we have trouble in the Philippines. We have so many typhoons every year. Many people die each time we ha...
Ok, so, here are my thoughts on Ulitzer... As a blogger, I focus on traffic and I spend quite a lot of time optimizing my SEO. Since the target audience of my articles is much greater than the reach of my blog, Ulitzer is actually helping me increase my content reach. Moreover, Ulitzer...
The round of applause that greeted the suggestion that Ken Cron be promoted from Interim CEO to full CEO of Computer Associates International (renamed as CA as one of the first action items by John Swainson) left a smile on the face of Chairman Lewis Ranieri at the company's annual sha...
This is part three of a five part series on the importance of personal branding in garnering positive word of mouth. In our hyper-connected society, word of mouth has become “world of mouth” and recommendations truly craft your online and...
Keeping your brand alive and well on the Web isn't as easy as it looks. There are few things as important as your reputation, and in the Web 2.0 economy, your reputation is increasingly tied to your web presence. So keeping the website up, available, and responding quickly is critical ...

Launching a brand new company at such a prestigious event as Offshore Europe would fear even experienced business men, but for Aberdeenshire man, Kevin Forbes, it was the ideal launching platform for his new venture www.o...

Most companies pay a lot of attention to their homepage. But, with search results driving a majority of click through, what happens when your website visitors come in through the back door via an internal page? All of your web pages must establish context to keep your visitors from bou...
It will take you twenty times to learn this move – New students come into class and see all of the Hapkido techniques on sheets on the wall. The list is intimidating to say the least. Korean terminology, foundational moves, nuanced techniques and sometimes small notes written in pen on...
That's the word from veteran SEO expert Heather Lloyd-Martin SEO is not about creating a website sausage overstuffed with key words and phrases. It’s all about creating relevant and compelling content that transforms you into a thought leader who can become a trusted provider. You can...
Are marketing and sales sending email messages relevant to your prospect's interests? Find out how messaging misses the mark and how you can change it to create higher levels of prospect engagement.
Game theory is applied mathematics enabling an evaluation of strategic decisions. Win loose or Win Win: its a choice based on our beliefs and the perceived nature of our relationships. As the networks of interdependence within and beyond communities and nations get more complex, the...
Bernie Borges' new book: Marketing 2.0: Bridging the Gap between Seller and Buyers through Social Media Marketing. Bernie's book aims to give a macro view of social media marketing with a focus on "what it is" and "how" small and medium size businesses (SMB) can develop a strategy, imp...
“That its not enough to focus on social alone. That nurturing the conversations in the social realm are the starting point not the end game. That it is indeed about getting customers to influence each other to make positive purchasing and brand affinity decisions. That the core philoso...
Wikipedia sucks. Why do I say this?  Obviously I’ve just had yet another bad experience with the self-professed Gods who “manage” the encyclopaedia.  But before I bore you with the Data as a Service controversy (ooh, that sounds exciting, doesn’t it!?), let̵...
Google's announcement about ChromeOS last week caused some technology pundits to hyperventilate about impending doom for Microsoft and put another notch in Google's product launch belt.While speculation runs rampant about the two giants as they battle it out for dominance in the OS and...
We've all experience "mosquito marketing." You know what I mean - those hit and run messages you ignore because they're more irritating than valuable. Becoming a trusted expert is now the prerequisite for catching your leads' attention. Email marketing takes more than hitting send. Fin...
LIGATT's Hacker for Hire service is now using Twitter, a popular social networking service, to answer cyber crime questions and concerns around-the-clock regarding all aspects of cyber crime. Through the use of Twitter, consumers have the ability to receive feedback at any time of the ...

Google didn’t kill HTTP. Neither did Colonel Mustard or Professor Plum. In fact, HTTP is still very much alive.

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I'm excited about Google Wave, based on TechCrunch's description of it, and my own fervid projections of what I'd like it to be. If I'm understanding it correctly — and the likelihood is that I'm not ... take that as a serious warning — this could be bigger than Facebook ...
Within the “Start It Up” section of the magazine, Sara Wilson craftily titled the article “Get Thee to a PR Firm.” We’ll provide a link to the article when it comes up online for those of you who don’t subscribe to one of our favorite pubs. Sara tells some interesting stories of busi...
Although Google Wave is not open for public yet but after a preview at the features just introduced by Google I think Google Wave is much better, interactive, fun and less-hectic than some of today's top social media tools.
They call it public relations for a reason. Although PR methodology has focused primarily on getting the traditional media to write about your company or your client’s company, the goal has always been to influence ‘the public', that is those members of the population that you want to...
Monday evening I'm giving a lecture at the Jerusalem Technical Writers Group on The Secrets of Corporate Blogging to a room full of technical and marketing writers, many of whom have a passing but probably incomplete knowledge of blogging. If you're interested in attending, see the abo...
Remember how the media leapt on the study that showed that being on Facebook lowered your grades in school? The study was, shall we say, flawed. But it was a media-seeking rocket. Now, 2.5 weeks later, Josh Pasek, eian more, and Eszter Hargittai have published "Facebook and academic p...
Even with these impressive first stats, Ulitzer users for the next 12 to 24 months will only be a fraction of the early adopters of tomorrow's "new media" tools. Ulitzer offers quality content under a managed environment. Google News keyword alerts are already contaminated with meaning...
There’s an old adage that says you have to spend money to make money. In the data center these days this is more true than ever. You have to invest in technology capable of making your data center more efficient in order to make (save) money. A recent Robert Half Technology survey of 1...
This whole Web 2.0-sucking-the-life-out-of-servers problem? Yeah, it’s nothing new if you’ve been paying attention. I am not one prone to fits of smug arrogance. I don’t generally ever say “I told you so” (even if I did) or tsk-tsk when you failed to listen to some nugget of wisdom...
I am thinking that I was wrong about Twitter. When I first came across it -- I couldn't see the point. Who really cares what me or anyone else is doing? It reminds of those co-workers that are at your desk talking all day while your actually trying to be productive. As reality would se...
Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Technology Officer and Founding Partner of Blue State Digital, will be presenting "Lessons from the Obama Online Campaign" as a special lunchtime Keynote Address on March 27 at 12:45 PM at the Philadelphia Marriott West. Blue State Digital specializes in wi...
There has been a movement of late and a buzz about the Chief Networking Officer, I have jumped on the bandwagon. Smaller companies and start-ups can get the biggest immediate impact by adding a CNO. The Chief Networking Officer (CNO) has gained much interest as more companies and execu...
More is better, right? Wrong. In "The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less," Barry Schwartz explains how too many options actually cause more psychological distress. And nowhere is the overabundance of choice more prevalent than the Internet, where any given website can present us with ...
More than a thousand sites are using Facebook Connect, says Mike Vernal, a member of the Facebook Platform engineering team, in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's Web 2.0 Journal. Some prominent examples Vernal mentions include Citysearch for local reviews, Joost and Vimeo for video sha...
Chat rooms and live peer-to-peer chat on the web are high on the list of stunning rich application features that can still drop jaws. Facebook recently launched an integrated web chat implementation to much fanfare. Their impressive Erlang and C++ chat infrastructure showcases real-tim...
A happy day! I voted for Obama! Right next to the slightly scary, life-size cardboard cut-out my daughter gave me! Happy, happy day!! Happy, happy day!! PS: I tagged the photos "ivotedforobama" at flickr. [Tags: obama ivotedforobama ]
As we build services/APIs for use within the enterprise or cloud computing, there seem to be two clear trends for those who are consuming the services/APIs: they want to leverage APIs that drive social networking, such as Twitter and Facebook, and they want to leverage complex, busines...
This Session will demonstrate why social networking is more than just marketing buzz; it is a relational model that has been used for years to define the way human beings interact, and it is the next step in the natural evolution of the web.
Internap Network Services Corporation announced its Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Managed Server solutions are helping to scale the rising demand of social Web collaboration and interactivity by powering Slingpage. Currently in open beta for the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Moz...