5 November 2008

The online race for the white house

Americans went to the polling stations yesterday to vote for a new president. Its common knowledge and no real surprise that the internet has had a significant impact on what many believe to be the most important elections the U.S. has ever seen. The elections will go down as the most expensive ever with $1bn dollars being raised between the …

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5 November 2008

Worst post linking SEO to Barack Obama – Sorry!

Tenuous isn’t even close… One of the most inspiring things for me about the victory of Barack Obama in the US Presidential race was the fact that despite conventional wisdom being that white America would not elect a black man to the position of US president he was not deterred. So he fought the fight and he won. Which in …

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5 November 2008

Increasing output by avoiding conflict of objectives

Years ago I read an article, in Reader’s Digest, about how two workmates started learning tennis. And one of them almost always won. The winner (author of that article) pointed out his winning was not because of any better skills but because of his clarity of objective “to win”.  Not that his workmate did not want to win, however there …

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4 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 1 Session 2

After the excitement of session 1, we moved on to the world of the ‘Global Search Universe’ for session 2. If I’m perfectly honest, this session wasn’t half as interesting as the keynote speech, but I still got a fair bit out of it. However, my notes are more of a stream-of-consciousness than any useful text, so I’m simply going …

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4 November 2008

VoxOx, the new skype

It’s been a while since I’ve seen something that could do what Skype does, that was until I found VoxOx. VoxOx could possibly be the next gen of Skype, you can do so much more with this application and once you sign up you get 2 hours free talk time. They boast a great list of services that I’ve not …

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4 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 1 Session 1

Well it’s that time of year again and SMX London has rolled in to town, complete with most of the usual familiar faces (Chris Sherman is chairing, the lovely Vanessa Fox is in attendance – sadly no sign of Danny Sullivan…) and all the usual gubbins. I’ve been taking copious notes in the sessions I’ve been to so far, so …

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4 November 2008

And the winner of the US Elections is

… the internet! For the first time in my life on the evening of a major UK or US election I’m going out for the evening and I haven’t bothered to check whether there will be a TV nearby to keep me up-to-date with the voting. As long as I’ve got my BlackBerry with my RSS news feeds and access …

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3 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.22

First up is an art-related one: Deviantart. I’ve been a member of Deviantart since 2006, and find it an excellent place to catch up on what my art friends are doing and to view their latest pieces of work. It also encourages me to find time to pursue my own artistic interests, particularly as my gallery only contains 36 pieces …

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3 November 2008

Is Local Search Replacing Word of Mouth?

“I must join a gym this week”, this is one of my favourite daily sayings and has been for quite some time, today is no different, or is it? Ok so I may not be moving at the speed of a thousand gazelles to actually join however I have begun my pre-gym-joining research – human’s vs. search. Like most people …

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3 November 2008

Copywriting 102

One way in which SEO’s can maximise their clients rankings, is by submitting press releases to various news and press release sites on behalf of these websites. Optimised press releases, that is. This means that every press release of between 300 and 500 words must have the relevant, optimised keyword in the body of the text as often as naturally …

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