Here are links to a bunch of resources I recently found interesting.
- Bruce Sterling talk at 2006 SXSW - well worth a listen if you like techy and political talks
- Bid Stats - get Overture bid stats for up to 15 keyword phrases at a time
- Seth Godin at Google - I don't think I linked at this yet. His speech is similar to the one he gave back in the days of the launch of Purple Cow.
- 1972 ARPAnet video - link from Boing Boing
- Danah Boyd @ O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
- What I learned from Monte Cahn - how to make infomercials appealing (also radio show here and a bonus interview here)
- Forbes.com Gets a Handjob? - looks like the special ULTRA HIGH PROFILE advert sections might start offering a lower ROI. AussieWebmaster also noted high profile adverts at Stanford again. As more people do this sort of activity (and abusing subdomains) Google is going to have to change their algorithms to place less weight on the root domain trust.
- DMCA advice
- trying to overtly control language can backfire: "let's never use the term "super-hero" to describe a Marvel character. Let's call them "underwear perverts"
- press release spam - always worth a laugh
- Similicious - find similar sites via tag co citation - very useful for marketers
- Delicious URL History - useful as another method to see if your site (or a competing site) is trending up or down.
- Blog Influence - good link building idea ... anything that puts an arbitrary value on a set of social sites gets links.
- I totally looted those last 3 links from Rand. He also posted about how MSN can be used to look at link co-citation data. It is pretty cool, but I still like Hub Finder more...although maybe I should let Hub Finder users filter domain extensions. After that the only features that would make it more useful would be hub ratings based on things like site age and perhaps PageRank. Jim Boykin also recently had a great post on co-citation.
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