Archive for the 'socialmedia' Category

White-Hat SEO tactics

May 2, 2009

Here’s an SEO article I can actually get behind:
How I Got Our Web Site from Page 5 to Page 1 Using ‘White-Hat’ SEO

SEO in general makes me nauseous – the web equivalent of spam. The tactics in the article above, however, are exactly what a reputable web professional should do. Favorite part: item #1 is “Write Compelling Content”.

For an abbreviated version of the above (and my all-time favorite SEO blog post), read Aaron Mentele’s “Humans first, please


MSP dev project on Google App Engine

February 3, 2009

Followed a link from Joe Gregorio’s blog to a video of about an interesting online wishlist app built on Google App Engine. A minute or so into the video, I thought, “That sure looks like the DJEdna guy.” Sure enough, it’s Thomas Bohmbach (Jr).

I enjoyed Thomas’ Django (& DJEdna) presentation at MinneBar 08. I’m geeked to see a perfect overlap of: MSP guys make a splash, a real-world cloud computing application and Python.

I want to keep my eye on Giftag. I don’t quite grok BestBuy’s angle on the project but the notion of a cross-website wishlist is cool. I can’t put my finger on it but something in the way Giftag works feels properly weblike: Browser plugin + social features + Atom/RSS feeds

Participation rates in social media

December 30, 2008

Stumbled across this site: 90-9-1

Very slick for a couple reasons:

  1. Provides a nice framework to use when thinking about sites with user contributed content. Speaks to who is contributing, what they’re doing and how you might encourage others to participate
  2. Very nice design and web2.0 execution: the side-scrolling “pages” are a nice interface for the limited content on the site. Note that the “pages” are directly linkable (links can be pasted into email).