"Content is now the main focus of SEO .” -- Paraphrasing Marcus Tober of
"Content is now the main focus of SEO .” -- Paraphrasing Marcus Tober of
I'm using all of these best practices from Marketing Land in my email blasts. Are you?
That languid ballet I think of when I see astronauts on the Space Station? Actually zipping 10x faster than a rifle bullet...
To keep from falling out of the sky.
FizzBuzz: How to weed out poor/inexperienced programmers and find the best.
I took a coding class this weekend. Apples new Swift language. At the brand new and very cool Eleven Fifty Coding Academy: https://elevenfifty.com/
While I haven't programmed much in 8 years, it annoyed me that I ran out of time and failed Fizz Buzz. On the good side, it's actually such a tough nut that hiring managers use it to weed out a lot of the noise.
If you are looking for a programming job, you ought to be able to solve this deceptively challenging task in your language of choice:
Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print 'Fizz' instead of the number and for the multiples of five print 'Buzz'. For numbers which are multiples of both three and five print 'FizzBuzz'.
Know what would be interesting? A social app focused on Lonely People with few friends. Not for dating, but for sharing. Information, advice, comfort, whatever.
A social app that works without a social graph (Facebook, Snapchat). A social app that needs no start up interest graph (Google+). A social app that doesnt start with a megaphone (Twitter).
Anonymous Apps (Secret and Whisper) start to get there, but they focus on the outrageous, rather than the follow on conversations. Where is the community?
It's an all too common ritual: A product in the kitchen passes its "best before" date, so you toss it. Trouble is, it was probably perfectly safe to eat -- and you just wasted good food. This is a problem that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about "expired" foods — and how to make sure you're eating safely.
Should you be augmenting your content with markup? Maybe not if your goal was a rich snippet...
Superb analysis by .
Is your content promiscuous? Does it get around town? Or sit and wait for a gentleman caller?
If advertisers are going native, you better bet your butt you should be too. Design your content for specific platforms rather than just your blog or website. And make it easy for your customers to traverse from one to another, share from one to another.
Summary: Media companies like BuzzFeed, NowThis News and Fusion are increasingly creating content that is designed to live on other apps and services rather than just including links to their websites. This promiscuous approach to media is a smart strategy in an increasingly crowded environment
Google noticed growth of the Knowledge Graph was stalling... So it is not waiting for slow humans, turning instead to fast bots to harvest all human knowledge in the form of facts.
and I were talking about doing this 5 years ago, by recognizing named entities & attributes & sentence structures, and then pulling data out into tuples.
You can get interesting data both defined and open:
Bob Dylan was born on: May 24, 1941
Bob Dylan kids names: Jakob Dylan, Jesse Dylan, Anna Dylan, Sam Dylan, Maria Dylan, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan
Bob Dylan is a: genius.
Bob Dylan was: the first rapper.
The search giant is automatically building Knowledge Vault, a massive database that could give us unprecedented access to the world's facts
I love the taste combo.
Planning form for a new venture. This one makes you think hard about interactions, not just ideas.
The word “lean” is everywhere these days. Lean processes, lean startups. While Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, has arguably become the face of this movement, its philosophy is largely based on something called the Business Model Canvas — a tool developed by author and entrepreneur Alexander Osterwalder and Swiss academic Yves Pigneur.
Extremely simple in its design, the Business Model Canvas empowers entrepreneurs to create, visualize and ...
Firms of Endearment: stakeholder-centric firms perform 14X better than the S&P 500.
Here is my friend 's take on it.
Being of Service: The Bridge to Meaning and Mission in Business
Being of service means becoming bigger than our normal selves and turning our focus to others - and it works the same way in business.
Kashmir Hill at Forbes puts it really well: 'Narcissism is often part of philanthropy; we give because we want to make the world a better place and to be known as a person who helps the world become a better place.'
Viral opportunities abound for fund-raising.
I'm about to push all my CDs to the cloud using Murfie, a Midwest startup to do the hard part.
highlights some other exceptional new Midwest businesses here:
These behemoths undoubtedly made a worldwide impact, but some of the biggest game changers aren't happening on a global scale. They aren't even happening in Silicon Valley. Midwestern entrepreneurs are proving a knack for finding niches and solving p...
Makes me want to learn guitar. But seriously, access to sheet music is a problem and this is a polished and potentially viral solution.
Summary: Chromatik wants to help you learn how to play pop songs on the instrument of your choice — and then share the best moments of your practice sessions with friends.
Did you know? Ebola kills up to 90% of people infected and has no known cure - many people are completely unaware of the virus and are now at risk.
Right to be Forgotten not enough. Google expected to cleanse autocomplete (a reflection of search popularity) for complainers.
Luckily, this is just Hong Kong for now.
HONG KONG (AP) — A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime.
In a judgment released Wednesday, the court dismissed the Internet search giant's...
Convergence: strong content + social channels * public relations = SEO for your brand.
Social media isn’t social until it provokes human interaction in real life - be it convergence, a purchase or someone asking, “Hey! Did you see this?”
In industries becoming connected, Porter's Differentiation, Cost, and Focus are not mutually exclusive. They can reinforce the creation and capture value.
Paraphrasing Gordon Hui on
One simple example: "making money in the connected space is not limited to physical product sales; other revenue streams become possible after the initial product sale, including value-added services, subscriptions, and apps, which can easily exceed the initial purchase price"
Value creation is no longer one-and-done.
I knew Americans were in debt. I didn't know they were in collections. Why are Red States most red?
An estimated 77 million adults have become so delinquent on their non-mortgage debts that their accounts have been put in collections. The average amount owed: $5,200.
3D printing is going to change our economy. But you don't have tons own one, you can 3D print in the Cloud!
It's Google and Netflix that should be regulated, not us, say crybaby cable monopolies.
Internet service providers are urging the FCC to regulate popular websites.
Interactive content doesn't have to be hard.
When's the last time you engaged with a whitepaper? Five reasons that interactive content can take your marketing to the next level.
'Canvas Fingerprinting' means wiping your cookies and blocking ads is no longer enough.
[It] works by instructing the visitor’s Web browser to draw a hidden image. Because each computer draws the image slightly differently, the images can be used to assign each user’s device a number that uniquely identifies it.
But fingerprints are unusually hard to block: They can’t be prevented by using standard Web browser privacy settings or using anti-tracking tools such as AdBlock Plus.
The researchers found canvas fingerprinting computer code, primarily written by a company called AddThis, on 5 percent of the top 100,000 websites.
A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.
Stripe talks (very intelligently) about the future of money and Bitcoin. Hint: Banks shouldn't own all the layers.
Want to dig deeper? has a dynamite post smart contracts and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations https://plus.google.com/u/0/105103058358743760661/posts/UT6KXosVCCF
Many people have remarked that Bitcoin resembles the internet in the early 90s: we haven't yet built the Googles that will make it accessible or the Facebooks and Netflixes that will make it broadly useful. So it's an open question: what might a Bitcoin that's useful for the mainstream look like ...
Emotional complexity plays a role in virality. Not only b/c it causes debate in comments, but b/c it makes you debate yourself.
This is an interesting new angle I have not seen researched. Personally I am a fan of Jonah Berger's STEPPS framework. http://jonahberger.com/member-content/
But this new research from on the Blog is pretty simple and compelling: http://blog.bufferapp.com/viral-content-emotions-ages-genders
I'm taking a creativity and innovation course. Try to optimize for t where t = cm high / # of shoes.
What if money didn't have a fixed value, but changed based on reputation?
I told you that your reputation was going to be worth something someday :)
Instead of using pure mathematics to prevent things like the same person spending the same money twice, Document Coin will rely on personal reputation to keep all transactions in order. And each unit of currency created using Document Coin could have different values in different situations. If you use a coin in one place, it might be worth more then if you use it in another.
This is more of a fun concept than an idea ready for prime time, but it make you think.
Instead of using pure mathematics to prevent things like the same person spending the same money twice, Document Coin will rely on personal reputation to keep all transactions in order.