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The dark side of URL shorteners

Bit.ly, is.gd, ow.ly. Many of us have used URL shorteners at some point or another to share a link with someone. They can take an ungainly URL (such as one found on an e-commerce site that contains dozens of characters,) and turn it into a quick and simple link that is small and compact enough [...]

By | December 13th, 2010|internet marketing|0 Comments

A great source for vector social media icons

Sometimes when I'm doing artwork for my blog posts, I find that I have a need for super high-quality, transparent social media icons that we're all familiar with. Google Image Search is pretty much useless for high quality vector art, and going to each site's press area is too time-consuming and some don't have what [...]

By | December 2nd, 2010|internet marketing, social media|0 Comments

Fill in the gaps that Google Analytics leaves behind with Mint stats

I wrote an article earlier today about tweaking Google Analytics for social media search results, and it made me remember how useful Mint stats has been for my personal site. Mint fills in a lot of gaps that Google Analytics leaves behind. It's a really great way to get a quick glance at how your [...]

By | December 1st, 2010|internet marketing, social media, website evaluation|0 Comments

Geo-location services begin to get serious

This week, there were three big announcements in the geo-location space. Let's summarize: Foursquare partners with PepsiCo and Safeway Google launches Hotpot recommendation engine Gowalla partners with Disney Taken together, we can see that some major players are making big moves in the geo-location space. That goes a long way towards legitimizing the platform and [...]

By | November 19th, 2010|internet marketing, social media|0 Comments

Social media marketing and the power of urgency

I can be impatient and impetuous – which makes me the perfect buyer on sites like Living Social and Groupon. I see those daily deals and with a click or two I've got to have them. Half off at a American Apparel today? Yes, thank you. I'm sure I could use a new hoodie or [...]

By | November 18th, 2010|internet marketing, social media|0 Comments

Is Facebook out to kill Gmail? You decide

The big announcement is out – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg is out to modernize email. It's too cumbersome, he claims. Who needs a subject line and a greeting and a closing – every time? The man who has us all saying the phrase "Facebook me" just revamped that very phrase once again. And we're all [...]

By | November 16th, 2010|internet marketing, social media|0 Comments

Facebook expected to release ‘Gmail killer’ on Monday

Tech Crunch is reporting that a “Gmail killer” will be unveiled on Monday, courtesy of the social networking giant Facebook. Dubbed “Project Titan,” it will be a web-based e-mail client, which will give users a personal @facebook.com e-mail address. Tech Crunch goes on to say: "Facebook has the world’s most popular photos product, the most [...]

By | November 12th, 2010|corey perlman, eboot camp, internet marketing, social media|0 Comments

Why QR codes are useful

I've been doing a lot of research on QR codes lately, and I'm excited by the possibilities of them for mobile marketing. Today I sent out a Tweet about how I love QR codes. I quickly got a response from @michaelbeaton: To be honest, I don't understand the attraction. A bar code with more info? [...]

By | November 11th, 2010|internet marketing|0 Comments

TBD Enterprises credits part of success to ‘eBoot Camp’ book

When you write a book, besides hoping you sell a lot of copies of said back, the biggest thing you hope for is that people will actually take what you’ve written, apply it in the real world and find success with it. Well, we’re pleased to announce that Bernie Ritchey and Tom Washburn did just [...]

Location services continue to become more relevant

Despite an article on the New York Times blog today about how geo-location services haven't caught on, recent announcements from Facebook and Yelp highlight the fact that businesses and marketers are paying close attention to this space. Geo-location services, if you're not familiar, allow people to "check in" with their smart phones to physical locations [...]

By | November 4th, 2010|internet marketing, social media|0 Comments