- Troubling Rise of Facebook's Top Gaming Company
If you enjoyed this article, I would ask that you visit an older post that I wrote on the topic of free, "The Internet, Welfare and the Age of Entitlement" and share your thoughts on the subject of free.
- Measuring Engagement of the Social Web: '07-'09
Ilya Grigorik blogs about Postrank's analysis of the engagement of blog readers on the worldwide web. The study's findings include statistics that find conversations about content happening "off property" on popular social sharing communities and networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Digg. The popularity of social sharing allows a blogger's content to have a more substantial shelf life than back in '07.
It is clear that a blogger should syndicate and leverage the communities that exist online in order to gain traffic and readership. When you syndicate your blog's content it's important to make an effort to become actively involved in the conversation that ensues.
Postrank has a great slideshare presentation that summarizes the study's findings and that I have included here.
- Anxiety Index Quartertly: The Best Brand Responses to the Recession
JWT Anxiety Index "Brand Answers for an Anxious World" reports the findings of a year long survey on consumer responses to various brands' marketing campaigns during the recession. Fill out a simple form and you will have access to their third Anxiety Index Quarterly Report that lists the top 10 brand findings with explanations on why the brands they've chosen are remarkable in their actions, offerings, and response via marketing during the recession.
One company mentioned is AMEX and the popularity of their social network,OpenForum and their Shine A Light competition aimed to help small business owners.This is a great read and well worth the few minutes you will spend filling out the form to gain access to the study. It might spark some inspiring thoughts on how you can generate responsible and thoughtful marketing campaigns and online offerings for your real estate business during tough economic times.
- The Most Useful Marketing Posts About Facebook November 2009
A really impressive list of blog posts about Facebook gathered from Who's Blogging What. If you are marketing your services on Facebook this is a must read. Who's Blogging What has gathered posts on topics covering enhancements to your Facebook Fan Page, drawing a community to your Facebook Fan Page, and how to configure your Facebook Fan Page among many others.
While there are standard resources in the list like Mashable, All About Facebook, and DuctTape Marketing, I found a few new resources to bookmark and add to my RSS Reader.
What Small Business Website Owners Need to Know About Page Speed
A great post from SearchEngineWatch.com's Carrie Hill on Google's new upcoming Ranking Factor.Hill discusses her findings after using Google's Speed Checking tool. She emphasizes the and the importance of having a webmaster tweak and test your website and make the necessary adjustments for speedy website surfing.
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