As I mentioned in my previous post, Search Engine Market Share by Country, I am following up with a similar analysis for Social Media / Social Networking. If you follow SEO and Social, you already realize that social is becoming a major factor in search. Both Google and Bing have emphasized it. Research continues to surface that further proves this… read more →
Top content curated and shared on my Twitter stream (@tommy_landry) in the past month. Content about anchor text for SEO, trackbacks, what to tweet, and how linking to other content can help you get links to your own materials.
So today you are looking at the first edition of “Return On News”. My goal is to share a similar set of recommended articles and blog posts at least once monthly. If there is enough volume, I might even do it more often.
Commentary on why you MUST be yourself on Social Media, inspired by a conversation with Wesley Faulkner of Austin, TX.
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Everyone out there is talking about social media, the new opportunities and risks, and how to best use it. In response, your peers have begun an aggressive push to figure out what the various tools, sites, and techniques can offer their business. This is a great thing, one that I’ve been cheering on since the start.
In reality, we’ve only taken baby steps toward really getting this all figured out in both a personal and business context. With so much left to learn and so many different opinions about this fast-changing area, it’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of mastering some new tricks.
Today, I finally took a moment to go through my list of followers on Twitter, hoping to uncover some great new tweeps with whom I could engage. When I started going through the list, I noticed a slew of new followers who had jumped on board in the past 48 hours. Great news, right?
Twitter is, as many of you already know, one of my favorite social media toys available today. For those of us who are active on Twitter, we are all aware of a little tradition called Follow Friday. In case you don’t use Twitter or somehow managed to miss it, Follow Friday is a tradition where, every Friday, folks tweet about… read more →
It finally happened to me. I never thought it would, but it sure did.
What am I talking about? Information Overload
The news sort of came out a bit under the radar, but Twitter announced a very interesting change they are implementing on their blog (March 9, 2010). Positioned as a response to phishing, they will be changing URLs in Direct Messages to their own twt.tl shortened redirects. Essentially, they can then track for bad behavior and block the URL altogether if the target web page is found to be malicious.