All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Blogs’
Search Engine Optimization is something that makes many blogger’s heads spin – I know this because every time I write an SEO article I get comments from bloggers telling me that its too big a topic and that they’d rather just write quality content’.
Forrester Research has released a new study that finds that Blog and RSS technology may not be used by as many people as some would like to believe.
Technorati just released a report detailing the growth of the blogosphere. They found that a new web log was created every second, totaling 80,000 new blogs every day. Even more interesting was the rise of moblogging (blogging from your phone). Let’s just hope a moblogger isn’t behind you when you’re sitting at a red light.
Blog search site Technorati has just released a version of its site dedicated to viewing on mobile browsers such as handheld computers and mobile phones.
I just stumbled upon PixelPass – a method of adding an income stream to your blog where your readers pay a small monthly fee to subscribe to your content.
I’ve been following a meme lately on the value of press releases. Amy Gahran suggests, from the standpoint of their value as a PR mechanism, that they need to be put out of their misery.
Have you read the Catalyst Group study about blog usability call Net Rage? If not, you should. Those of us who spend inordinate amounts of time using these things, evangelizing, and otherwise doting over them seem to forget (at least I do) that most people still don’t have a clue as to what a blog is or how they should react to it. In fact, most people probably could care less. They just want information.
I’ve gotta say, Bloglines Citations is — by far — the best way to see what bloggers are saying about a specific post or web site.
In yesterday’s “For Immediate Release,” I noted that Joseph Edward Duncan had maintained a blog. Duncan, in case you’re not following the story, was found in a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho restaurant with a young girl who, along with her brother, had been missing for about six weeks following the disocvery of the bludgeoned bodies ofher mother, her mother’s boyfriend, and an older brother.
The many conversations in recent weeks about blog censorship in China won’t lead to any meaningful conclusions, I reckon.
PR Week published a pretty good piece about policies and guidelines for employee blogging last week.
Fredrik Wacka posted a great snapshot report on internal blogging at IBM: Through the central blog dashboard at the intranet W3, IBMers now can find more than 3,600 blogs written by their co-workers. As of June 13 there were 3,612 internal blogs with 30,429 posts.
I was reading the press release issued yesterday by Ketchum Public Relations announcing their new service offering called Ketchum Personalized Media: “a global service that advises organizations to know how, why and when to integrate the growing roster of online and wireless media – from blogs and podcasts to mobile marketing – into their overall communications strategy,” according to the announcement.
I was all set this morning to write about something totally different in this issue … but thanks to the power of blogs, I’m here to deliver a totally different message. Namely the ascendance of blogs over ezines.
Blogging continues to move out of the realm of personal diarists and into the hands of business professionals and marketers. The transition isn’t always smooth, especially as creative marketers use blogs in new ways to promote products, businesses and business strategies.
Blogs are interesting tools of business and business communications. There are a lot of useful things you can do with a blog. Interestingly, they’re lacking in the one benefit most touted – customer communication.
GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical company headquartered in the UK, is blogging. More specifically it’s GSK Laboratory in France (of course) that has started Avenir de la Sant.
Research out of Forrester is showing a growing interest to place advertisements on blogs and/or in RSS feeds. This should be no surprise, given the mainstream business coverage of blogs that has issued recently.
It is a “whodathunkit” kind of thing, isn’t it? A web log, with its straightforward elegance, its honest and reciprocal dialogue, its inexpensiveness (though time is money), has become the next darling of marketing and public relations-a real time, two-way walkie-talkie, a bulletin board of instant feedback.
Neville and I were copied on an email from Steve O’Keefe over at the IAOC in which he said he tried sending out the association’s newsletter but it kept bouncing back.
ALEXA WEIGHS IN…
For those who are unaware of Alexa, it offers an interesting tool to webmasters. The service is designed to value websites based on the number of people who visit those sites and the activities of those people while they are on a site.
Mainstream print and broadcast media (newspapers, news magazines, trade journals, radio, TV) are rapidly losing their role as the privileged gatekeepers of news and entertainment.
An interesting perspective on corporate blogging from gapingvoid: Every market has an internal and external conversation.
Interesting feature by Reuters today into Blogs and advertising with some hopeful news for entrepreneurial bloggers who are good/lucky/workaholic/well-connected enough to generate large levels of traffic…