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If you read the tech news this morning, you‘ll find a recurrent theme that is underwriting all of 2010’s successes: people don’t want to have to exist for one minute without having access to the Web anymore. Two major trends that have been around for a while took off this year: gains in the smart phone market and in the tablet market.
Could we be witnessing the beginning of the end for Yahoo? This morning search engine Yahoo announced that it is slashing eight of its products, including the social bookmarking site Delicious (formerly Del.icio.us). The full eight are: Delicious, Yahoo! Buzz, Yahoo! Bookmarks, MyBlogLog, AltaVista, Yahoo! Picks—which will all be shut down, while Yahoo People Search and Fire Eagle will be merged, and Yahoo! Alerts and Yahoo Calendar will become features.
Like him, love him, or hate him, but TIME Magazine has named Mark Zuckerberg the Person of the Year for changing the way we all live our daily lives. Not so long ago, TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year was…well…all of us, because of the impact that YouTube had on the culture. Now, by naming Zuckerberg 2010’s Person of the Year, they are recognizing the incredible achievement he actually accomplished. As TIME Magazine writer Lev Grossman put it, Zuckerberg was able to “wire together a twelfth of humanity,” signaling our entrance into “The Facebook Age”.
The new smart phone to be released by Finnish giant Nokia Corp, the E7, will be delayed until after the holiday season. It seems a pretty risky economic move for the world’s largest handset manufacturer to make, especially since many retailers depend on the season to make their yearend budget targets. But Nokia is sticking to quality over the potential or sales this year.
The effectiveness of a search engine takes on a whole new meaning for online business owners. Their indexing process is responsible for driving traffic to sites and as such can have a direct impact on the success of an online enterprise. Courting search engines through the process of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has become an industry itself, with companies, freelancers and DIY guides popping up everywhere. Google still reigns supreme, but the recent rebranding of MSN Live Search and changes to the Yahoo search platform, optimization specialists must now consider which of the search engines to primarily focus on. While there is some indication from tracking firms that Bing is beating Yahoo in search, perhaps what optimization specialist and online business owners should be focusing on is a joining of forces between Bing and Yahoo.
SEO experts and consultants agree that social media should make up a large portion of any company’s internet marketing plan. Developing a strong presence on major social media outlets like FaceBook, MySpace, StumbleUpon, Digg, and Twitter will target traffic to a parent and increase web presence. The critical factor is first finding traffic that matches your sales demographic. Many online businesses search for tools like Stalker Tracker on FaceBook, which is said to show businesses which users are visiting any given social media profile.
If you are posting videos and content on YouTube you must learn all that you can about YouTube Adsense. This simple tool could be earning you extra income on your down time. As you submit unique content for your visitors to review and critique, you will gain revenues through just a few clever ad placements. Google Adsense is easy to understand whether you are a novice, or internet marketing guru, and there are many blogs, forums and informational sites available to answer any questions you may have about getting started.
Twitter has only been around since May of 2007 and is now practically considered a common household word. You would be hard pressed to come upon someone that didn’t know what Twitter is, but what you may not know about is that there is now ‘Twitter en español’. Since September of 2009, Spanish has become a fully supported language on Twitter. Spanish now joins the Japanese and English languages as the only three languages that Twitter currently supports. Twitter has recently announced that they are in the process of accommodating the “FIGS” languages one the site which are French, Italian, German and Spanish; one down and three to go.
The top book marking sites are an essential tool for anyone looking to gain traction in the Social Media world. Social bookmarking allows you to categorize your chosen web content by openly tagging it, resulting in an information map of the web chronicled by the people who have visited the site before. Now every one who surfs the web can become a potential editor, and can recommend all types of interesting web sites within web directories. Social Marketing see this as a way to reach new consumers.
According to an e-marketing website, Facebook now boasts over 500 million users. With those impressive numbers, who can deny the power social media advertising on the internet plays in this competitive and highly technical market? Even small business owners realize the power and the importance of having a website, or blog, some kind of presence on the web. In today's professional world your business can potentially lose a level of credibility if you are asked for your website address, Facebook page or Twitter address and you do not have one. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a central tenant of internet marketing, which effectively serves to establish a brand; those actively engaging in onsite and offsite SEO processes are actually also engaging in Social Media Advertising.