Archives for November 2005

Top PR Firms in Minneapolis – Misukanis Odden

This weekend a local business publication called the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal came out with a ranking of public relations firms in their print version and I’m proud to say that our PR firm, Misukanis & Odden Public Relations was named one of the top Twin Cities Public Relations firms. Hats off to my partner Susan Misukanis, who is a PR guru by any definition, and her team.

Founded in 2001 with just a few staff and fewer clients, Misukanis & Odden has grown into a reputable and trusted public relations agency serving companies in high tech, medical tech and professional services nationwide.

Misukanis & Odden is unique in it’s innovative use of both online and offline public relations tactics and a keen emphasis on accountability for results.

Pubcon 10 Las Vegas

Monday I leave for Las Vegas to attend Pubcon 10, WebmasterWorld’s Search Engine Marketing Conference. I interviewed Brett Tabke on Pubcon last week. Here’s a classic, must-read from Brett: 26 steps to 15k a Day.

Am very much looking forward to this conference for both the content and the networking. Conferences are a great way to connect with old friends and make new friends from all over the world.

A few interesting notes about this conference:

Keynote: Robert X. Cringely

Webmaster World Luncheon – Hosted by Google
“Don’t miss Google’s presentation of an exciting new service that you can register for at the show! Lunch will be provided, so come early to get good seats and free schwag.”
Lots of speculation on what this might be.

Brett Tabke Interview on Pubcon & WebmasterWorld

One of the hottest topics in marketing is search marketing and many webmasters, company marketers and agencies are scrambling to acquire the knowledge necessary to serve their clients.

Next week the search marketing conference, Pubcon 10, kicks off in Las Vegas. Founded by Brett Tabke, who also founded WebmasterWorld, the Pubcon conference has grown significantly in recent years and has served as an excellent resource for search marketers world-wide.

With an audience that started initially with independent webmasters and mom-pop company online marketers, the Pubcon conference now includes a broad range of search marketers and companies including corporate online marketing staff, search marketing and interactive agencies from all over the world.

Google to Pay $1 for every Firefox Download

But who cares about that, when Google will pay $100 once you sign up a publisher on AdSense that makes their own $100.

Google is certainly bumping up it’s referral program. If you have an AdSense account, login and click on the referrals tab, you get code for Google AdWords and FireFox with Google Toolbar referrals.

Google AdWords Referral Ads
AdSense Referral Ads

FireFox with Google Toolbar
Firefox Referral Ad

Online Marketing Resources Blog

Just a reminder/announcement that I am posting links to very interesting news bits, stories and blog posts over at Online Marketing Resources Blog, when I do not have time to write a complete review here.

Today there are goodies ranging from a new Google patent that will make personalized search standard for everyone to the new and very cool Yahoo Maps beta. Check it out.

Tags: Online Marketing

Monster Blog Directory List

So you’ve started a blog and you are looking for traffic. One way is to add your blog and RSS feed to blog/RSS search engines and directories. But where do you submit?

TopRank recently published a list of blog and RSS feed search engines and directories with the submit urls at: Monster Blog Directory Submit List. Considering the name, I guess this post would have been more relevant yesterday. Oh well, better now than never.

This is not the comprehensive list we use for blog marketing clients, but it’s certainly a useful starting point of over 80 blog and RSS directories. We’ll be adding to this list as we hear of new RSS blog directories and search engines that allow submissions.