Lee Odden

Online PR Research Using Tags

Lee Odden     Online Marketing

Here’s an excellent screencast by a prominent tech journalist John Udell on how he uses tag powered del.icio.us to research a topic he might do a story on. Read: If you want to get in front of important journalists, consider writing niche articles and bookmark them with tags in del.icio.us along with articles and resources from other relevant sources.

This factors in to good online public relations research as well as online marketing/promotion for clients as “tagging” becomes more popular.

Chris Pirillo offers a search tool entirely reliant on sources that organize their content with tags, called gada.be.

On a similar note, Information Today highlights how Yahoo’s recent offering of podcast search and displaying blogs in news search results can be useful in mining expert information as an alternative to traditional means.

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.