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Mar062012By Jani Seneviratne
So, I stumbled across an article last week in The Washington Post titled Addicted to a Web site called Pinterest: Digital crack for women. The title alone was enough to grab my attention. My colleagues then suggested that I write an article on Pinterest and Photoshop an image of myself with a crack pipe and [...]
One of the primary processes of exceptional SEO (Search Engine Optimization) involves utilizing social media. As an integral part of any SEO program, social media sites like Twitter, FaceBook, Delicious, Stumble, YouTube and Myspace are closely linked to content syndication as well as back link building. Many online business owners are emphasizing their social media campaigns in order to fully capitalize on their SEO work. MySpace, a social media site popular with younger professionals, is often used to target specific demographics. Coupled with the highly customizable nature of MySpace and the ability to add unique widgets to profile pages, a Myspace-centered social media campaign can quickly increase the visibility of a parent site.
Too much of anything is never good—and that goes double for those that have become addicted to one of the hottest social media sites on the internet—Twitter. Anyone who finds themselves obsessed or even just overly distressed by Twitter may want to consider the official ‘diagnosis,’ Twitter Rage. The guilt, anger and frustration many people experience when it comes to their Twitter account is more than just a little bit concerning. In fact, it may be a good idea for everyone to study Twitter Rage 101. After all, knowing the signs and the symptoms is the first step towards a complete recovery.
After months of anticipation, Twitter is ready to announce the addition of ads to their site. The popular site expects to bring in a steady stream of revenue from the ads. The advertisements will be placed in search results and there is some indication they maybe eventually added to users’ timelines. While not unexpected, the fact that Twitter adds ads isn’t making everyone happy.
I once had a friend who met a very nice man. She dated him for several weeks before Googling him late one night. She found out that he had been in a good deal of trouble with the law and ended the relationship the next day. It makes you think – what sort of information is sitting out there in the digital world about you. Even worse, what if there is inaccurate information? Learning how to perform a complete search for yourself with Google just makes sense in a world where everything is digital.
I personally did not watch the complete memorial event but with all of the information on the web via social sites, social media sites, and social news sites, I feel like I was somewhat there. Apparently, unlike most of the world, I had to work that day. The gloved one has taken over the internet since his death and the buzz has not seemed to have slowed down as of yet.
The growth of Twitter in the past two years is remarkable. Who would have thought that the universe could fit into 140 characters and the online social society would embrace such a questionable approach to communication? While nobody can really give specific answers to these questions, Twitter keeps growing. It’s still adding 10 million unique browsers a month. Twitter has now surpassed Digg, LinkedIn, NYTimes and even Bebo. Those stats do not even take into account those who are tweeting by cell phone. So, where is all this growth headed?
Being active on social media sites including news submitting and bookmarking sites have many benefits for a Search Engine Marketer. One of the nice bonus benefits to being active in these sites is that you are always being informed. Logging on to Digg or Reddit can help you catch up on the latest events and also the oddest happenings that are interesting which you otherwise might have missed if you only watch the six o’clock news on your local news station. I noticed that I’m usually aware and more informed on a lot of topics than my friends who are not in the internet marketing industry. They’re always puzzled about how I know so much about daily events. I can’t say I mind that. Knowledge is power.