Tag Archives: ‘Seo

Derrick’s Rants: Build & Market Your Brand Via Instagram

Have you gotten a collage of photos fill up your Facebook or Twitter feed, seen one of those funny pictures with someone you know with a crazy filter well guess what we all have.  Guess what again? It probably came from Instagram.

Instagram’s developers describe it as a “quirky,” “fun” and “beautiful” way to share photos: You can snap a picture on your mobile device, apply a vintage-inspired filter, and then instantly push that content out to multiple social media channels simultaneously.

Beneath the app’s playful appeal is a powerful way to market your services and connect with customers. Using Instagram, small business owners can instantly put a face to their business and watch their customer relationships and sales flourish as a result.

The visual web has taken over, with Instagram helping to lead the trend. Now part of Facebook and with over 100 million users, the popular photo-sharing app … Read the rest

Derrick’s Rants: Holy Smokes, Batman, It’s HTML5 (Part 2)

There are reasons to celebrate HTML 5, but there are also reasons to cringe about it.  It’s like this year’s elections. Which side of the 47% does your allegiance belong to? For many, HTML 5 was heralded as the best thing since sliced bread. However, it’s failing to live up to all the praise in other people’s eyes.  Many designers, developers and unsuspecting end users have fallen victim to HTML 5.  This has caused many to steer clear of HTML 5 and urge others to do the same.

Despite its tremendous capabilities, HTML5 isn’t the solution for every problem. Its features are compelling and will help make Web apps formidable competitors for native apps, but security issues, limitations of local data storage, synchronization challenges, and politics should have us all re thinking our expectations.  Let’s get into a few reasons why HTML 5 is falling short, why I praised it … Read the rest

Search Engine Watch Link Roundup

Need up-to-the-minute news and tips from people who know the difference between a Penguin and a Panda? Don’t miss out on Search Engine Watch, a site that’s stocked with daily updates on things like algorithm changes, analytics tips, and online marketing best practices. Here’s a few great links they’ve posted over the last month:

7 Stages Of “Do Not Track” Grief: A Survival Guide For Analysts & Marketers

Top 5 Micro-Conversions To Measure

Big Data: An Introduction For Search Marketers

Integrated Marketing Checklist: Tying Together Your Promotions Across Platforms

Top 10 Web Analytics Segmentation TipsRead the rest

SEOMoz Whiteboard Friday Videos Worth Checking Out

The SEOMoz blog Whiteboard Friday video series is focused towards increasing your knowledge about all things related to SEO. Here’s a few videos from the last 2 months worth checking out:

8 Link Building Tips:

Smarter Internal Linking

4 Tips For Your Mobile & SEO Strategy

Agile Marketing
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