Real Time Developments in Real Time….

August 11, 2009

When MySpace developed aspects of FaceBook, then FB bought friend feed; and now there’s the idea that Google is going to buy Twitter while Bing rewrites the landscape of competition….

There’s a new sheriff in town – and we don’t know if it’s social or not…. But, if it is, you can find it with the new FaceBook feature of real time searching.

Social Networking

Facebook Rolls Out Real-Time Search

So according to the Facebook blog, we can now search up to the last 30 days of our Facebook News Feed containing status updates, photos, links, videos and notes shared by our Facebook friends.

via Facebook Rolls Out Real-Time Search.

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Social SEO: LinkedIn.com

August 27, 2008
Many an optimizer has recommended LinkedIn for visibility purposes, but I don’t see many of them comment on LinkedIn’s Answer section.

By asking thought-provoking questions and delivering answers to confusing questions with clarity, you can very easily build your ‘webutation’ and become ‘someone to consider’ on topics of your industry and expertise.

Just take a look at what Hillel did. I’m sure you can do the same!

As always, your visit is very appreciated!

Chat Man

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Learn how to use LinkedIn.com to get more targeted traffic to your website
by Hillel Porath
August 27, 2008
Here are two simple things that I did
1] Where it says to edit your professional “headline” under your name I put instead of “internet entrepreneur” – “iyazam.com founder and developer”. That immediately catches people’s eye. So let’s say someone is browsing through profiles and they see it – they will check out what is iyazam.com.
2] The next tool is something similar to Yahoo answers – it’s called:

LinkedIn – Answers

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But I Don’t Have Time to Podcast!

August 27, 2008
Are you sure that podcasting isn’t something you have time for? Are you really, really sure? 

With Kim’s quick tip, below, you might just rethink how much time you do have in your day.

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turn your blog posts into podcasts without having to do any extra work? Well, I can’t see why you wouldn’t because doing this offers your readers a new and unique way to absorb your content, not to mention a ton of new link opportunities. 

One of my favorite tools, Odiogo.com, will instantly give your blog a voice. Odiogo will automatically convert your RSS feeds, text articles and blog posts to iPod-ready audio files. Once you’ve installed their free service, you can then submit your new podcast to all of the podcast directories, generating tons of new backlinks to your site. If you sell software, you can generate 1,000s of links by distributing demos of your software to directories across the Web. All you have to do is convert your demo software into what’s called a PAD file . You can create your PAD file using a free PAD generation tool known as PADGen.

You can then submit your PAD file to over 1,000 download websites.

If you want, you can automate this process at SubmitMySoft.

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The Social Groove of W2.0

August 26, 2008

Web 2.0, obviously, isn’t going anywhere. Writing Tweets, posting Blogs, publishing podcasts, offering RSS feeds (aww, RSS is a granddaddy, now, huh?), user reviews, YouTube videos, MySpace comments, and FaceBook networks – and I don’t even think that I’ve included all the *major* players. Yeah, it’s a lot now (remember how many search engines we went through to get to Google?) but things will die down and some will end-up being ‘staples’ of the web.

But, if you’re not doing anything about it, you may get left in the dust.

No matter the size of your site, you can engage your visitors socially:

– Start a blog!

A small, niche site can only talk about snowbabies figurines for so long – Boooring. Instead, move up one topic (either snowbabies or figurines) and laterally move to a relevant topic (snowbabies history, figurine manufacturing techniques, experts in sculpture, etc.). Now, you have a million topics related to snowbabies figurines that you can ramble endlessly on about. And there are plenty of tips, tricks, and recommendations on how to write a compelling ‘Binary LOG’ (or ‘BLOG’). Just search for them.

– Institute reviews/comments within your site

Are you in real estate? Can visitors on your site see what other people are saying about real estate, neighborhoods, developers?

Are you offering a new product? Can visitors see a customer’s recommendation go from a comment on your site to a feature of your product?

– Get to Profilin’!

How many profiles on how many networks have you set-up? Which forums are you a part of? Forums can do wonders at brand recognition and consistent profiles from one forum to the next will help build credibility. Coming into a single forum late makes you look, well, late. Arriving in several forums at once makes you look like you’ve been around and you are knowledgeable about the topics of discussion. (And, if you’re not knowledgeable, just watch, listen, and ask *pertinent* questions- you’ll get burned if you speak without the experience to justify it, and quickly!) The point here is to establish yourself as ‘someone to be considered’ lending you, and your site, credibility and authority.

Web 2.0 is giving a ‘human feel’ to the web; how would you feel walking into Bed, Bath, and Beyond and there was no one there, yet you were expected to shop? Or finding the exact item you want, only the salesperson has no clue what kind of experiences other customers have had with that specific product? That’s deal breaking, not deal making!

So, checkout OpenSocial on Wikipedia, FaceBook yourself, build your nest of Tweeps. But do it before your competition does…


Another Player in Web 2.0 Search

August 21, 2008
Web 2.0. It’s been interesting to watch how social marketing, viral campaigns, and my own personal opinion (yours, too, of course!) shift and shape the flow of information.

But, we now have a bigger problem: How to index all this “shtuff.” It seems that Youlicit might have the right angle. Incorporating user’s natural searching patterns goes far beyond a search engine’s click tracking from a SERP and this should be quite effective at weeding out excess info, especially malware/spam and other web-negative operations, because not only popularity but also quality, will be figured into the final results.

I wonder if I’ll post about Youlicit again in a year….

(For anyone that installs their toolbar, drop me a note on how much memory it consumes and any other thoughts you have.)

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Youlicit Invites Us to Rediscover Search

Youlicit uses something called collaborative filtering to reduce information overload. They focus specifically on user-annotated web data. Some examples of sites they collect information from include Del.icio.us, a social bookmarking site; Digg; Amazon; and similar kinds of sites. They also collect data from their own users. And while the company maintains a web site with a search box, they seem keen to promote their RSS feed, widget, and web browser toolbar (all of which are free, of course).

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