Archive for August, 2010

Google vs Facebook

August 31, 2010

“Shit just got real!”
Who says Google isn’t serious about building it’s own social network? Google has bought up Slide social media for a cool $182 million. After it’s epic failure of Google Wave the bigwigs decided they needed help and promptly looked into acquiring another company. Google’s social network looks like it will be centered around social gaming, Android apps, and other integrated Google services. Add this to the growing list of recent purchases by Google. (Techcrunch was the first to report on the news)

Tips for the content challenged

August 24, 2010

Snappy headlines – will probably amount to your most clicks. Outrageous words and fantastical trends will get clicks just for the hell of it. Time for an exercise in creativity.

Short and sweet – don’t beat around the bush, get to the point. People are busy and there are so many other things that can easily distract your readers. Don’t ramble, stay on topic.

Tags and meta – useful for when you aren’t ranking. Keywords and search terms will get the rest of the traffic to your site. Stay awhile, click on a few links.

Images – a nice picture always helps to brighten the look of your site. Just make sure it is related to what you are writing about. Use your own photos whenever possible. You don’t want someone sending you a bill at some point.

Content matters – in the end keeping them coming back will always be content. Compelling stories, unique writing style, opinionated perspective will help to attract and keep readers. While it’s hard to write original posts you can always put your own spin on trending topics. Good luck!