Posted by rebecca
Stories, news, and other notable items from the past week:
- Compete has rolled out a bunch of changes, adding user generated tags, a new interface, dynamic graphs, and more.
- Pete Meyers has hired a new intern, Yoozer, and he’s here to answer your toughest questions about usability.
- Are you a small business and scratching your head about this newfangled Twitter thing? Check out this Twitter guide for small businesses and hop on the 140 character bandwagon.
- Man, Twitter is all over the place lately. Is it bad for journalism? Marc Gunther seems to think so…
- Last Twitter link (for now): Brent Payne is all…well, atwitter (sorry) over the fact that Alyssa Milano responded to his tweets. [insert lame Who’s the Boss joke here]
- Tony Adam counters Darren Slatten’s theme winning post about reputation management with a post saying online reputation management does matter. I smell a feud!
- 10e20 offers up some basic tips for online and offline social networking. PROTIP: Befriend Chris Winfield. He and his hair are among the most powerful social media marketers in the biz.
- Researchers have used a brain interface to post to Twitter (check out a video of the brain computer interface in action). I for one welcome our new tweeting computer overlords.
- My amigo Greg wrote an informative post on getting to know Mixx, a digg-esque social media site. He includes some good tips on how to use the site and get maximum benefit from it.
- Matt McGee is mad as hell about Google Maps, and he’s not gonna take it anymore!
- Danny Sullivan recently wrote a great post about expired domains and whether their links still count. Check it out–hopefully it’ll address your burning questions about buying and redirecting old domains.
- KnowEm.com is a cool new service that allows you to check the availability of a user name across 120 social media sites.
- What Are Your Thoughts on Optimizing for Product Variations? Sahota talks about options for ranking for long tail product keyphrases and product variations.
- SEO Checklist in a Hurry – Audit List. Filipe Santos provides us with 5 items to check when doing a site audit.
- Dear Spammers Sending Out Emails to SEOmoz Members. Kenneth Dreyer lays the smackdown on recent spammers blasting SEOmoz members with emails.
- The Google Gods Strike Again… Fizzarotti experiences some issues with how Google is classifying his URLs.
- ‘Putting Out’ to ‘Score’ on Social Media. MTurek talks about privacy issues and concerns with social media and social networking accounts.
- Google Adwords Optimisation and Account Limits. Hannahm23 shows us how to submit more keywords and ad groups to Adwords.
Best of YOUmoz:
- A Better Web Development Process Based On the Concept of Link Bait. John McElborough talks about the standard web development process and thinks it should start with content strategy and link building.
- Small Business SEO: Starting with the Right Success Metrics. Rishi continues his small business SEO blogging series by talking about success indicators and metrics.
- Link Building from A to Z. Wiep.net shares 26 great link building tips starting from A to Z.
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