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Technorati Turns 3 and Cleans Up Their Act

Lee Odden on Jul 24th, 2006     Blogging

Today marks Technorati’s 3rd birthday and they have come out with a bunch of new updates.

The first thing you’ll notice is an all new design. Less cluttered and much nicer. That was one thing that was really bothering me and I’m glad it’s been updated. Not only that, but you are able to personalize it.

Technorati also has more speedy and accurate results. A quick few searches and it appears to be true. Nice!

Check out the new Technorati and rejoice as you see and use an upgraded blog search engine.

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Lee Odden

Major Update at Technorati

Lee Odden on Jul 24th, 2006     Blogging, Blogging News, Online Marketing

Technorati has turned three says Dave Sifry and has rolled out a major update. Below is a screenshot and here’s the rundown from Sifry’s Alerts blog.

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PRWeb Tags it Up

Lee Odden on Jul 1st, 2006     Marketing Industry News, Online Marketing, Online PR, Press Release Optimization, Social Bookmarking

PRWeb is at it again with a new announcement on the addition of Technorati and PRWeb tags to the PRWeb news wire and press release distribution service. The press release, “Holy SHIFT! PRWeb Plays Tag with Social Media” comments that the new features will make it easy to add Technorati and PRWeb specific tags to your press releases.

The SHIFT Communications’ social media release was in part a motivator for the new services as the release from PRWeb states:

“If you spend the time to create a press release following the template
outlined by SHIFT Communications, all you have is an electronic
document unless you have a distribution platform that supports its
features. PRWeb is that platform,” said David McInnis, CEO and Founder
of PRWeb.

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Defining Tagging

TopRank Online Marketing on May 24th, 2006     Blog Marketing, Blog Optimization, Blogging, Online Marketing, SEO, Social Bookmarking

This is a re-post, with minor edits, from my blog, Blog on a Stick. I felt that it was worthy of posting here too.
-Thanks Thomas

For those that are just jumping into the blog world, or the Web 2.0 world for that matter, there is a new idea out there called tagging. Much like folders or categories, it’s a way of keeping things organized.

Lets start out simple with folders.

On your computer you have folders. Maybe a documents folder for paperwork, pictures folder for pictures and so on. You’ve probably even created your own folders. “Christmas 2005″ or “Work Documents” The idea is to keep your files organized on your hard drive. Simple enough.

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State of the Blogosphere

Lee Odden on Apr 17th, 2006     Blogging, Blogging News, Online Marketing

Dave Sifry has posted his quarterly State of the Blogosphere with these results including the observation that technology product launches attract a significant amount of interest:

  • Technorati now tracks over 35.3 Million blogs
  • The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months
  • It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago
  • On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day
  • 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created
  • Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour

Here are previous reports: February 2006, July 2005, March 2005, October 2004.

Still think blogs are a “passing phase”? Blog marketing is no place for a “herd mentality”, but it’s nothing to procrastinate over either.

Lee Odden

SES NYC Interviews

Lee Odden on Mar 15th, 2006     Blog Marketing, Blogging, Dark Side of SEO, Interviews, Marketing Industry News, Marketing PR Conferences, Online Marketing, Podcast Marketing, Search Engine Strategies, Search Marketing, SEO

Chris Pirillo and Jake hit up Search Engine Strategies New York and did a number of interviews which you can hear at his SES 2006 Archive page. Interviewees include:

  • Copernic on Desktop Search
  • David Sifry on Technorati and Entreprenuership
  • Lee Odden on Blogs and Search Marketing (More “umms” and “ahhs” than you’ve ever heard in one conversation!”
  • Jay Budzik of Intellext on Watson Contextual Search
  • Jim Lanzone of Ask.com on Search
  • Joshua Stylman and Peter Hershberg of Reprise Media on Contextual Advertising
  • Danny Sullivan on SES, Tags and Googlefasting
  • Meet Joe Spammer – Confessions of a Search Marketer
  • Matt Cutts of Google on Search Engine Spam

Some good stuff in there, check it out.

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