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2009-02-04

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From Our Writers
Brian Cooper

Google Street View Continues to Raise Privacy Concerns

by Brian Cooper

Google Street View, a Google Maps feature that lets users see images of streets and the surrounding areas, continues to generate controversy. Since its launch in May 2007, the feature has prompted questions about whether it constitutes an invasion of privacy, complaints about inappropriate images, and even a lawsuit.

Eric Brown

SOCIAL MEDIA FAIL

by Eric Brown

If you think your customers aren't talking about you, better rethink your position. You can no longer bury your head in the sand without suffering the consequences. The story reported in the New York Times last week is a classic example of what Not To Do. It outraged folks and drew over eighty comments. Every company, small medium or large should be listening, and taking action. The world is different today, take heed, grasp and embrace this space we call Social Media.

Manoj Jasra

5 Questions with Dave Naylor

by Manoj Jasra

Search Engine Strategies London is less than a month away and is host to a number of great speakers. This includes SEO Veteran Dave Naylor, Owner of Bronco Internet, a highly talented and successful web development and SEO agency. I had a chance to catch up with Dave Naylor to get insight on his sessions related to Blogging & SEO, Reputation Management and Affiliate Marketing...

Jennifer Laycock

What My Kids Taught Me About Blogging

by Jennifer Laycock

So far this week I've written about the Search Engine Optimization and Social Media lessons I've learned from watching my kids grow up. Today I'll be looking at what my two year old and four year old have taught me about creating content, building a community and increasing engagement rates for your blog.

Mack Collier

New Tools Add to Twitter's Networking Potential

by Mack Collier

Twitter itself is pretty simple, but as the site continues to boom in popularity, 3rd party sites/tools are popping up like kudzu in the South. And many offer a great deal of potential for helping you tap into the networking ability of Twitter.

Wordtracker

Top 500 Search Engine Keywords Of The Week - February 4, 2009

by Wordtracker

This week's list of the top 500 most frequently searched keywords....

Jennifer Laycock

Cast Your Vote for the Best Online Marketing Articles

by Jennifer Laycock

It's that time of year again. Matt McGee and a team of volunteer judges have put together one of the most comprehensive lists of great online marketing articles around. Matt divided the articles up into topical categories earlier this month and the judges have just finished narrowing them down to the final contenders. Now it's up to the online community to cast their vote and determine who goes home with a 2009 SEMMY award.

Jennifer Laycock

What My Kids Taught Me About Search Engine Optimization

by Jennifer Laycock

Yesterday I wrote about the Social Media lessons I've learned from watching my kids grow up. Today, I'm going to put the search engine optimization spin on it. After all, no matter how well we learn the basics of good search engine optimization, there's always something to be said for a reminder of why those basics are so important.

Mack Collier

Don't Be Blinded By Social Media and Social Networking

by Mack Collier

EMarketer recently reported about a study on how small businesses would be spending their online marketing dollars in 2009, and the results were interesting at times, and downright scary at others.

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Sage Lewis

Sage Lewis

Some Sage Wisdom Amidst A Winter Wonderland

by Sage Lewis

While poking fun at himself and where he lives, Sage makes a valuable point about the importance of listening to your surroundings.  Sometimes, we focus so strongly on just one thing we want that we forget to be aware of and act upon what's currently around us, which might actually lead to something better than that one thing....

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Readers Respond

In response to... SOCIAL MEDIA FAIL

I think Eric's point hits on SEO in a tangential way. Doing a search on any terms related to this company will eventually contain blog postings,discussions, and other social media conversations that will likely be negative. If this company doesn't smarten up, they'll be in a situation where their "official" web site and "official" take on this whole incident is pushed to the fourth, fifth or sixth page of search engine results.

In other words, these conversations affect SEO very much.

Tom Myer
tdog.blog
scratch that niche!



In response to... Google Street View Continues to Raise Privacy Concerns

It's the realization that "big brother' has been watching us and for quite some time. It's not the fear of this program and it's limited capabilities, but the whole idea in general that this program even exists and the realization that it may not be the only tool the government is using to quote "track" us.

Don't worry! I'm not some crazy "conspiracy theorist", I'm just a "realist" and I don't live with my head under the sand and think that if it's not happening to me, then it's not happening. I'm far from saying everyone else lives in a bubble; I'm just saying that for me, I can't live that way. I want to be connected to everyone and try my best to care about everything and not turn a blind eye to things.

I know! At what cost do we keep our selves connected is the real idea in question here.

Take care,
Stay sane!

BelueMyst



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