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September 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Social media is free…but I’m not
Marc Meyer says:


It’s been one of those days… so I’m going to allow myself just a wee bit of time before I snap out of it.  I’m going to vent. It started this morning when I heard back from a prospective client who liked the 5 page social media strategy overview document but…

The “but” was they wanted more specific details on what I was going to do. I told them that I would give them the specific

Thomas Christopher says: It’s the common folklore, almost certainly true, that you will lose a lot of affiliate sales if you don’t hide the fact that a link is an affiliate link, that people will go out of their way to remove your affiliate information from the link before they use it.
Another Media Giant Says Paid Content on the Way
Frank Reed says:

Diller 2Remember not so long ago whenRupert Murdoch was espousing the future of paid content? It is unavoidable was the cry but there has been not much said since. That is, until Barry Diller stated his version of the story at the Goldman Communacopia conference as reported by theBusiness Insider. Diller has never been one to pull punches so his assessment of the situation comes as no surprise.

He says &#8

Facebook Declares Profitability, Reaches 300 Million Users says:

Facebook has reached profitability quicker than it expected, according to the social network’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.Writing on the firm’s blog yesterday, Zuckerberg said, “Earlier this year, we said we expected to be cash flow positive sometime in 2010, and I’m pleased to share that we achieved this milestone last quarter.”

Facebook has struggled to monetize its platform as easily as it

The Google Shuffle?
Jonathan Anthony and Kyle Krenbrink says:

Has your website recently sunk to “Davy Google Jones Jr’s Locker”?

Webmasters and SEO gurus have been scratching our heads for a few weeks now trying to figure out what has been happening to Google’s SERP rankings. After scouring blogs and forums for the last few days, it would seem that there is no real consensus. In fact, it seems that no one is willing to even speculate much as to what

Social Media and The Reality of Control
Amber Naslund says:

tugofwarHokey dokey. Let’s talk for a minute about this whole “control” thing.

We social media nerds are fond of talking about not “controlling” the message. And companies are freaking out about the idea of “losing control” of their brands and their stuff because the rolling tide that is the social media whateveritis is going to come and take that away from them somehow.

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Meredith Liepelt says: Everyone these days is using social media, the question is; “Is It Worth It?” Networking, when done online or offline is worth it. In this article you will visit five key reasons to take the time to learn the benefits of social media. Social media is the wave of the future so if you want to make it a goal for 2009 to reach more potential clients nationally, internationally, or even globa
A Billion Reasons for Twitter to be Happy
Frank Reed says:

twitter-logoSo it looks like Twitter has entered some rarefied air for sure. According toReadWriteWebandTechCrunchthe micro-blogging juggernaut is moving into an exclusive club by securing a new round of funding ($50 million) based on a valuation of $1 billion (yup, it’s a b). No doubt, this will begin to stir the supporters and detractors alike. Unless we have ridiculously short memories or just think that

Rumor: Google in Talks to Acquire Brightcove says:

Is Google trying to buy Brightcove? Mark Glaser of PBS MediaShift tweeted a rumor to that effectthis afternoon, saying a source with knowledge of the negotiations pegged the acquisition at between $500 and $700 million.

Such a transaction might make sense for Google on a number of levels. For one, it could help it convince big media companies to trust it with their premium content. Brightcove’s med

What To Do When Your Site Drops
Dave Davies says:

It’s happened to all of us. You wake up one morning feeling like a million bucks, you stretch and if you’re like me, you notice the eye-rolling as once again your significant other catches you with a toothbrush dangling from your mouth and a laptop or iPhone in front of you while you check rankings and emails. And then it happens – you start your browser with a search phrase already set to display

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