:: Problem Reviews
Shareware Promotions has an interesting
blog post in their Software
Marketing section, the post discusses reviews.
All of us are most likely familiar with product
reviews, as debatable as it is whether or not
they are useful. However, most of us agree that
we dislike reviews that rip our product to shreds,
and like the ones which praise them.
Read the full Software
:: Twitters Value?
The micro-blogging social media
phenomenon called Twitter is raising cash via
one or more venture capital firms that places
the companys value at $250 million.
I just do not get it, Twitter does not make
ANY money.... how can it be worth $250 million.
:: Resource for Webmasters
Check out this resource for online
Elements contains everything from: SEO
Blog List to Do
Follow Forum Lists and Webmaster
Scripts. Lots of great resources in a single
:: Blog Reviews
Create a Website will review blogs. Simply
send an email request in order to be considered.
:: Huge List of RSS Tools
Check out this categorized list
of RSS tools. This is a great collection
of RSS tools.
:: Software Industry
Conference Call for Speakers
The 2009 Call for Speakers for the
Industry Conference scheduled for Boston,
MA July 16-18, 2009 has been posted. The sessions
cover a wide variety of marketing topics from
AdWords avertising to Advanced Search Engine
Optimization. If you are interested in speaking
an abstract for the Software Industry Cofnerence.
:: Where Do You Find Content
You should not have to look far to
find content or new ideas for your podcast show.
Look to your daily sources to find fodder and
ideas for new podcasting segments.
do you find content for podcasts?
:: Press Release
In addition to sending out press releases
to editors via email, they can also be posted
to many free press release sites. We found this
of Press Submission Sites that had quite
a few! Hopefully others will find it helpful.
:: Get Ready for Valentines
In the winter cold are you looking
for something to warm you up? Consider adding
Logos or Valentines
Web Template to your website for the approaching
:: Cool New Tool
Factor is a new Internet tool. Exact
Factor will check your site position in search
engines and compare the ranking to competitors.
:: 2009 Marketing Resolutions
I have a plan for marketing that I
intend to take forward. If I become distracted
I can always take a look back and refocus my
efforts where they need to be.
:: Update Copyrights
and Prune Feeds
New Years is a great time to update
and refresh the copyright notices on your website.
Additionally, take a few moments to clean up
your RSS feeds by pruning them and trimming
old items from the feeds.
:: Search Engine Optimization
Search engine optimization is a process,
one that must always be revisited and adapted
as search algorithms are changed by the search
engines. Because SEO is a constant process,
it is often pushed to the bottom of the to
do list of marketers. Be that as it
may, resolve not to ignore search engine optimization
as it cycles its way through your task list.
Give search engine optimization the attention
that it deserves.
Engine Optimization Resolutions
:: Updated Article
For a number of years we have been
publishing articles for small businesses, the
articles are available for syndication and can
be found in the Free
Website Content section of our website.
Hopefully the new format of the article list
will load quicker and make articles easier to
:: What is Hot What is Not
Based on this years reflections, I
have made some predictions for 2009.
Top 10 Winners for 2009
1. Personal Responsibility
2. Financial Diversification
3. Mobile Malware
4. Weight Loss
5. Going Green
7. Cloud Computing
8. Virtual Collaboration
Top 10 Losers for 2009
1. Global Economy
2. Republicans and Conservatives
5. Somali Pirates
6. Financial Services Industry
7. Corrupted Politicians
8. Security or Securities
Details of 2009
What is Hot and What is Not
Or take a look back in time and compare the
list to the last few years What is Hot and What
is Not Lists
What is Hot What is Not List
What is Hot What is Not List
for 2008, Predictions for 2009
2008 was a year filled with great triumphs
and a year scarred by deep sorrow. What 2008
was not, was a peaceful year, and whether the
world is a better place, for having endured
Russia's invasion of Georgia has chilled Russia's
relations with the West, a resurgence of the
Cold War may be on the horizon. The Tibetan
monk's protests being crushed in the streets
demonstrate that freedom of speech, is not a
God given right for all. The continued unrest
in Middle East is no longer news, but simply
part of daily life in the region.
Close calls with Hurricane Gustav in New Orleans
and the water lapping at the edge of overburdened
levies caused concern that the lessons of Katrina
have still not yet been fully learned. The heartbreaking
destruction of Hurricane Ike in Galveston and
the Texas coast shows that while the US has
made progress, she is still no match for mother
nature. Nature's wrath still wields a heavy
hand. As horrific as the despair in Galveston,
it paled in comparison to the cyclone that hit
Burma/Mynamar, taking the lives of more than
100,000 people in the region. China, widely
thought to be a rising world power, was no match
for the 8.0 earthquake that collapsed buildings
like tinker toys.
Through leadership change, we often see policy
change. Unfortunately Fidel Castro's retirement
in 2008 did nothing to free Cuba from the constrains
of dictatorship with Raul Castro stepping into
the leadership role on the tiny island.
for 2008 and Predictions for 2009