Google Levels the Playing Field?

Robert Seidman guest-blogs on social media guru Louis Gray’s blog on the topic of how the Goog has made the playing field of web publishing much more accessible for anyone (rather than just an arena for A-Listers): louisgray.com: Google Has Leveled the Internet Playing Field: ” I know a lot in the tech blogging circles……

Buying Links: Good or Bad?

At the https://www.fusionquest.com/cgi-bin/main/hotlinks.cgi?aflt=afc1&client=affsumAffiliate Summit West this year, one of the most talked about moments was the back-and-forth between SEO expert Wil Reynolds and Jason Calacanis during Wil’s session. Here’s Wil’s take: Well the BIG topic – buying links to help boost your SEO rankings, let me say again…if you properly analyze your landscape you can……

Google Gears and Delicious Now Support Firefox 3

Thanks to Content Robot’s @danarockel for the tip that Google Gears now works with Firefox 3. If you’re a big user of Google Docs, Google Reader, Zoho or RememberTheMilk, the Gears integration allows you to work in these apps while offline. Hopefully, we’ll see GMail and Google Calendar integrated with Gears very soon. When that……

GeekCast 22: Won’t Get Fooled Again

[display_podcast] We (Shawn Collins, Lisa Picarille, Jim Kukral and myself) recorded GeekCast this afternoon and it’s a great show… GeekCast 22: iPhone 2.0 and It’s Still Useless : GeekCast.fm: “The show kicked off with talk of the iPhone 2.0, and the virtues like 3G speed, as well as the negatives, such as the keyboard, lack……

FriendFeed + GTalk = Twitter Alternative?

So, I’m goofing around with possible Twitter clones and decided to leverage FriendFeed’s aggregation of GTalk’s status update messages and see if that would work. Here’s what it looks like: Pretty nifty if you are using FriendFeed’s web service or using Twhirl to watch FriendFeed. Plus, there are comments and groupings ftw.

10 Steps to Tracking Your Social Reputation

After my whuffie post last week, I had a number of people ask me how to keep track of their social reputation beyond just doing Google searches on yourself or your company’s name. First of all (and perhaps most importantly), you have to get an RSS reader (aka feed reader). You don’t have the time……

Twhirl and FriendFeed Room Sharing Coming Soon?

Twhirl (recently acquired by Seesmic) is the most interesting of the Twitter desktop apps. I’ve never been a big fan as I relied heavily on Twitter’s GTalk integration to get real time updates and use Track via XMPP. However, for FriendFeed, Twhirl rocks. So, I found this note from Seesmic’s Loic Le Meur interesting… I’ve……

What’s Your Whuffie?

One of the things I put at the top of the priorities list during my first week at Motive Interactive was to make sure we owned our online reputation in terms of subscribing to the various vanity feeds (Technorati, Twitter Track (still down at the moment), Google Alerts, Yahoo Pipes for YouTube and Flickr tags,……

Google’s Friend Connect and Long Tail Marketing

This is interesting. Basically, sometime tonight you’ll be able to grab a snippet of code and install it on your site/blog allowing you to combine that site with your activities in various social networks… Google Press Center: News Announcement: “Websites that are not social networks may still want to be social — and now they……

AdSense for Custom Search

Interesting news from Mountain View today regarding AdSense and Custom Search: Inside AdSense: AdSense for search now powered by Custom Search: “We’re happy to let you know that AdSense for search is now powered by Custom Search. If you’ve used Custom Search Engine (CSE) before, you know that Custom Search offers advanced customization options to……

Marketing to Little Brothers and Sisters

Ever get scared that the marketing paradigm we operate within is just feeding a much bigger machine that isn’t a fan of human freedom? I do. Looking forward to reading Cory Doctorow’s new book: Little Brother: “If you love freedom, if you think the human condition is dignified by privacy, by the right to be……

Cloud Computing IS the Future (Not the Web OS)

I talk a good deal about cloud computing. If you listen to the GeekCast podcast, you might here me arguing with Shawn Collins over our cloud-based future and how it will be a reality as soon as variables, such as ubiquitous highspeed internet connections are available and accessible here in the US as well as……