The other day, I posted a list of the Top Ten Posts on this blog. I used Google Analytics’ measure of “top content” to create that list. Top Content according to Google Analytics is page views. But does that really equate to popularity? Aside: Postrank tried to change our perceptions of “top” content, looking at[…]
I’m online; I come across an interesting site on a topic I’m passionate about. I fire up another browser window, and submit the site. Title, link, brief description, save. There! Now I can refer back to it, as can others who are interested in this topic. Quick: what site did I save to? Delicious? StumbleUpon?[…]
I’m not a web designer, by any means. Sure, I have a graphic design certificate, but my design skills pretty well peaked in 2003 when I completed the online program (although my portfolio is still featured on the sessions.edu site!) But as someone who’s been taking amazing designs and making them functional for close to[…]
So opine the teen girls on the SxSW panel “What Teens & Tweens Want In A Web Site/Application”. When high schoolers bemoan that social networking sites like mySpace and Facebook are too much like high school, does social networking have a future?
We hear it again and again: “I want a widget”, “we need to be on facebook”. A development team will say “ok”. A good strategic partner will ask “why”.
When the New York Times infers that social networking helped Barack Obama get the most powerful job in the world, you know there is a serious paradigm shift underway. So when you decide your organization needs some of this “social stuff” for your own, how do you know what to ask for?
For many, the difference between a blog and a webpage is the ability for site visitors to leave comments. The major blog platforms (wordpress, typepad, blogspot, livejournal) all come with commenting enabled, to stimulate engagement and help build community. Commenting is a big discussion point (no pun intended) – who owns comment content, and where[…]
Sometime last Spring I fell in love with the term “buzz metrics monitoring”. As a developer at Resource, my role was to build, not to validate the effectiveness of our campaigns, but it was interesting to see how our work was being seen by others. Many of us haphazardly set up google alerts or monitored[…]
Yesterday at the Thin Air Summit, I attended a panel entitled “Search Engine Optimization with New Media.” Panelists were Brett Borders, Elizabeth Yarnell and John Fischer, and the session was moderated by Micah Baldwin. The presentation consisted of a slide overview by Brett, some general recommendations by the other panelists, and then a few brave[…]
At the Mile High Social Media Club meeting tonight, speaker Brett Borders mentioned that the google webmaster guidelines had been recently updated to remove a recommendation to submit to “relevant directories such as the Open Directory Project and Yahoo!, as well as to other industry-specific expert sites.” I tweeted this nugget of information, and @theguigirl[…]