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Tell A Story To Define Knowledge Management
Most of the folks out there who know me, and have been following this blog for a while, have probably realised by now how much I dislike definitions, and putting labels on things, in general. Funny enough, that has been like that for quite a while, having gotten started around 2001, when I was first getting exposed to Knowledge Management (KM or Knowledge Sharing, whatever you would prefer) as time and time again I kept bumping into multiple knowledge managers wanting to define it. I am sure that would sound very familiar to plenty of people out there.
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Date: 2009-09-30
 
Independent Study Shows People Do Not Like Ad Tracking
Professors at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkeley just conducted one of the largest independent studies on privacy and advertising tracking-and you may want take note of the findings. Of 1,000 adult internet users:
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Date: 2009-09-30
 
Study Shows Tracking Ads Are Not Welcomed By Users
Professors at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkeley just conducted one of the largest independent studies on privacy and advertising tracking-and you may want take note of the findings. Of 1,000 adult internet users:
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Date: 2009-09-30
 
Why Most Developers Will Not Use Office 2010
I really like Office 10. Looks great, doesn't it? Lots of new features. And it even works well on the web. But it is doomed to be kept out of my toolbag.
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Date: 2009-09-30
 
Learning The Secret Key To Search Marketing Success
Sometimes I can tell just by the way they sidle up to me at a conference. They look around to make sure no one is watching, and then they half-whisper to me out of the side of their mouths, "Just between you and me, what is the trick to search marketing?"
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Date: 2009-09-30
 
Where Is SEO Leading Us To?
SEO came about soon after the advent of the web crawler. The commercial imperative was obvious - where there was web traffic, there was money to be made. Positioning a page first in the engines was pretty much a licence to print money.
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Date: 2009-09-29
 
Taking Social Media Ques From The Downing Street
The social media case I'm writing about today, UK-sponsored 10 Downing Street, is unique among the others in our series of 26 Social Media Marketing Examples In Detail.  Unlike the other list-members who use social media as a means to convince people to buy/utilize a separate product or service, the sole purpose of the UK Government's social media efforts is to promote use of the UK Government's social media efforts.
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Date: 2009-09-29
 
Developing Stronger Information Architecture For Enterprise 2.0
This is the third in a series of interviews with Samuel Driessen, Information Architect at Océ, about their Enterprise 2.0 implementation and adoption experiences. Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. Earlier, I wrote out their micro-messaging and wiki experiences (see Implementing Enterprise Micro-messaging with Yammer at Océ and Implementing Wikis in the Age of Enterprise 2.0 at Océ).
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Date: 2009-09-29
 
Perl Packaging Discussed, Altered
A new argument relating to the definition of Perl has arisen, and, perhaps surprisingly, the involved parties didn't arrive at some sort of impasse (even one of the casual "you say tomay-to, I say say tomah-to" variety). Instead, the subpackages in the Fedora 13 (and RHEL 6) release timelines are due for a reworking.
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Date: 2009-09-29
 
IBM Leads In The Unix Server Market
Revenue in the global server market declined 30.1 percent year-over-year to $9.8 billion in the second quarter of 2009 (2Q09), according to a new report from IDC.
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Date: 2009-09-29
 
New Google Chrome Frame To Put Developers At Ease
Google announced on tuesday 22nd of September 2009 the test release of Google Chrome Frame which is a plugin for IE that will make it HTML5 compliant.  The need came out of their effort to build the next communication tools (google wave) and they wanted to make life easier for their developers to accommodate IE that still has the lion share of the internet users.
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Date: 2009-09-28
 
Web Developers Rejoice Over Google's Chrome Frame For IE
Google announced on tuesday 22nd of September 2009 the test release of Google Chrome Frame which is a plugin for IE that will make it HTML5 compliant.  The need came out of their effort to build the next communication tools (google wave) and they wanted to make life easier for their developers to accommodate IE that still has the lion share of the internet users.
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Date: 2009-09-28
 
Checking Conversion Rate Optimization Through Google Adwords
If you have a Google Adwords account, you have access to the Website Optimizer tool that is a very nifty application to get a great idea of the Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO). PPC campaigns nowadays do not come cheap and the crucial factor is to keep track of the conversion rate of your sales funnel.
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Date: 2009-09-28
 
Adding Conversion Rate Optimization To Your PPC Campaign
If you have a Google Adwords account, you have access to the Website Optimizer tool that is a very nifty application to get a great idea of the Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO). PPC campaigns nowadays do not come cheap and the crucial factor is to keep track of the conversion rate of your sales funnel.
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Date: 2009-09-28
 
Important CIO Lessons Revealed At CDM Media's Finance Summit
Brian Babineau recently attended CDM Media's CIO Finance Summit and moderated a few different panels. He had some excellent observations, some of which I will share here.
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Date: 2009-09-28
 
Social Media Customer Reviews Can Help Or Hurt Your Brand
These days, I don't spend my money anywhere until I've read customer reviews. From a new apartment to skincare products, if I have a choice between my total lack of knowledge and someone else's experience, I'm going to take their opinion into heavy consideration.
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Date: 2009-09-28
 
Xen Continues To Fight For Their Server Virtualization Market Position
While VMware is the market leader in desktop and server virtualization, open source Xen has enjoyed a similar position in the Cloud service provider market.
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Date: 2009-09-28
 
Microsoft Aims To Help Web Developers With Their Spark Program
Microsoft announced a new "Spark" program targeted at small web development shops with fewer than 10 employees. WebsiteSpark provides the following Microsoft development and production software licenses:
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Date: 2009-09-25
 
Microsoft Adds New Financing Options For Web Developer Licensing
Microsoft announced a new "Spark" program targeted at small web development shops with fewer than 10 employees. WebsiteSpark provides the following Microsoft development and production software licenses:
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Date: 2009-09-25
 
Twitter Users May Represent Ecommerce Goldmine
There have been lots of little hints that Twitter is a good place for businesses to establish a presence: the low barrier to entry, the rapid adoption rate, and so on. Now here's another: a new study indicates that Twitter users are more receptive to advertising than people who use other social networks.
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Date: 2009-09-25
 
Panda Security Improves VAR Program
Panda Security has improved its channel program and now offers a range of protection, rewards, training and promotions for value-added resellers, and managed service providers.
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Date: 2009-09-25
 
Google Wins The EU Protected Keywords Hearing
Google has won the EU protected keywords hearing against its long time nemesis, LVMH Luis Vuitton Moet Hennessy that had filed a case about Google infringing on European trade mark. Google still continues its advertisers to allow the use of "protected keywords."
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Date: 2009-09-24
 
What To Do With A Site That Breaks The Rules And Still Succeeds?
Sometimes we come across a site that gets great rankings in spite of itself. It might have a terrible title tag, poor content, a lousy navigational structure, or abysmally formatted URLs. Nonetheless, the site is holding top spots on Google and other engines for some very competitive terms, and holds its own against sites that obviously put a lot of time into building a solid SEO profile.
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Date: 2009-09-24
 
High Ranking Sites With Bad SEO Require A Lot Of Thought
Sometimes we come across a site that gets great rankings in spite of itself. It might have a terrible title tag, poor content, a lousy navigational structure, or abysmally formatted URLs. Nonetheless, the site is holding top spots on Google and other engines for some very competitive terms, and holds its own against sites that obviously put a lot of time into building a solid SEO profile.
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Date: 2009-09-24
 
Is It Necessary To Have Your Staff Contribute White Papers?
Let's say the idea vault is looking pretty empty. No one at your company has really contributed any new thoughts in ages. Does it ever make sense to ask your key players to contribute white papers, outlining new ideas for corporate growth?
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Date: 2009-09-24
 
Which Internet Activity Has Grown The Most?
The Online Publishers Association has released the results of another study-a six year analysis of its Internet Activity Index. Can you guess which of the five areas (Commerce, Communications, Community, Content and Search) has grown the most-and which has shrunk?
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Date: 2009-09-24
 
Building Your Start Up In The Cloud
Now that the wireframe is done for the startup, we are looking at the backend architecture for what we want to accomplish. The idea of using the cloud to cut down on costs is nothing new, and my new startup will be heavily leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to keep costs down, but provide a robust service to people who will be coming to visit the web site.
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Date: 2009-09-24
 
Adding A Wiki Based Messaging System To Your Enterprise
Here is another in a series of interviews with Samuel Driessen, Information Architect at Océ, about their Enterprise 2.0 implementation and adoption experiences. In this post I will cover their experiences with wikis and lessons learned.
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Date: 2009-09-24
 
Your Success Online Is Determined By Your SEO Strategy
When performing SEO on a site there are literally an endless number tactics, strategies, changes and combinations that can be implemented to help you achieve search engine rankings. Google alone analyzes hundreds of different factors, all to varying degrees, when determining how it ranks pages in the SERPs. Once you get outside the realm of looking only at achieving search engine rankings, a near infinity of factors come into play as you look for ways to improve traffic, draw targeted visitors and improve conversion rates.
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Date: 2009-09-23
 
Using SEO To Its Fullest Potential
When performing SEO on a site there are literally an endless number tactics, strategies, changes and combinations that can be implemented to help you achieve search engine rankings. Google alone analyzes hundreds of different factors, all to varying degrees, when determining how it ranks pages in the SERPs. Once you get outside the realm of looking only at achieving search engine rankings, a near infinity of factors come into play as you look for ways to improve traffic, draw targeted visitors and improve conversion rates.
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Date: 2009-09-23
 
Social Media Will Change How We Do Business Forever
Thursday was a great day for me as I spent some time at the digiday:SOCIAL conference in New York City. I listened to speaker after speaker and panelist after panelist talk about what companies are doing in social media. And during the breaks, I heard from attendees, too. What came through loud and clear is that social media is changing businesses. It's not some new thing coming in the future. It's here now and it's changing the way we think about our businesses.
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Date: 2009-09-23
 
Splashtop Creator Joins Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation has announced that DeviceVM has become its newest member. DeviceVM is the creator of the Splashtop instant-on platform, which is powered by Linux.
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Date: 2009-09-23
 
Google Faces An Up Hill Battle With A Chrome Plug-in For IE
I just read that Google is set to release and open source an Internet Explorer (IE) plug-in that allows IE to use Google Chrome's HTML rendering and JavaScript engine. Ars Technica writes:
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Date: 2009-09-23
 
Optimizing Your Site For Mutiple Local Locations
A recent question from an SEO forum asking about if you have a local business with multiple location. How do you optimize for those separate locations? The best approach is to have separate pages within the same domain. An example would be www.yoursite.com:
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Date: 2009-09-22
 
Why Are Mobile Apps More Successful Then Mobile Search?
What is the state of mobile search and mobile apps? At this time Google search on mobile has the biggest stake, but mobile apps, Apple owns 70% of the market. With Apple apps online store recently opened up beginning of 2009, they have had over a billion downloads for mobile apps.
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Date: 2009-09-22
 
Optimizing Your Site While Under The Weather
Okay, in all honestly, if you are actually in bed with the swine flu, you are probably better off sleeping, but if you are nurturing the tail end of a flu, or even just the common cold, you may be able and willing to get a few things done.
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Date: 2009-09-22
 
How To Optimize Your Site Using Little Brain Power
Okay, in all honestly, if you are actually in bed with the swine flu, you are probably better off sleeping, but if you are nurturing the tail end of a flu, or even just the common cold, you may be able and willing to get a few things done.
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Date: 2009-09-22
 
A Successful BPM Initiative Needs Both Decisions And Processes
Last week I wrote a piece on the risks of pursuing BPM without decisioning. As promised, here are some thoughts on how to get started.
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Date: 2009-09-22
 
The Truth About Entrepreneurs
I have a picture in my head of what the average entrepreneur is like. I'd guess pretty young (think Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.) living the red beans and rice lifestyle and working 80+ hours a week and sleeping under their desk.
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Date: 2009-09-22
 
Adding IT Service Value With The New Dell Purchase
Services get a bad name in the financial world, which is mystifying to me. On Friday of last week, I was speaking with a VC about a great small IT services firm doing a round of financing - the company is self-funded, is cash flow break-even, and will most likely end the year profitable, doing about $7M in sales.
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Date: 2009-09-22
 
Manage And Deliver A Broad Set Of Content Information To Users
Open Text is a relatively old player in the enterprise content management and collaboration space. It recently announced Open Text Web Solutions 10, the latest release of Open Text╒s Web Content Management (WCM) software.
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Date: 2009-09-22
 
Bluewolf Gets Spotlight, Talks CRM
Things are going well for Bluewolf, which deals in consulting and remote database administration. Over the past month or so, the company's been recognized three different times, with one award coming from what may be a familiar publication: CRM magazine.
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Date: 2009-09-22
 
Increasing Your Site Usability By Using Browser Scaling
Last week a colleague and I gave a talk about scalable architecture and where my colleague talked about databases and application layer scaling, I talked about scaling websites. More precisely, we talked about the upcoming ZYB/Vodafone project.
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Date: 2009-09-22
 
How To Correct 404 Errors On Your Sites
This is search engine optimization tip number twenty nine in our continuing series of search engine optimization tips. All of our search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific, they should not take too much time to implement, and are meant to be directly to the point. In fact, this search engine optimization tip is pretty simple: check your 404 error pages on your website.
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Date: 2009-09-21
 
404 Errors Could Be Killing Your Site's SEO
This is search engine optimization tip number twenty nine in our continuing series of search engine optimization tips. All of our search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific, they should not take too much time to implement, and are meant to be directly to the point. In fact, this search engine optimization tip is pretty simple: check your 404 error pages on your website.
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Date: 2009-09-21
 
Reducing The Complexity Of Implementing CRM Within Your Enterprise
Here's an interesting post by Michael Vizard about businesses' lack of acceptance and use of Business Intelligence applications, Trying to Get Smarter about Business Intelligence:
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Date: 2009-09-21
 
Pros and Cons to Link Buying
Online Marketing is Complex - One thing I believe about online marketing (and SEO in particular) is that the more rigid the advice the lower its value, particularly when it is cast out to a general audience. Why? Online marketing incorporates psychology, sociology, game theory, etc. The human mind is complex. Understanding how many of them work together (or against each other) is even more complex.
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Date: 2009-09-18
 
Creating Living URL's
If you watched any of the congressional hearings about the newspaper industry where Marissa Mayer testified one of the concepts she brought up is Living URL's.
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Date: 2009-09-18
 
Living URL's and How To Do It
If you watched any of the congressional hearings about the newspaper industry where Marissa Mayer testified one of the concepts she brought up is Living URL's.
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Date: 2009-09-18
 
Web Hosts Hijacking Your 404 Pages
Some web hosting companies have now taken it to a new low: they are monetizing (making money) from your web site without your knowledge. Web hosts are now hijacking their customers' 404 error pages and putting up a slew of paid ads: advertisements, when clicked, make the company money. And most web site owners don't even know that this is happening to them.
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Date: 2009-09-18
 
Sage Launches CRM Cloud Computing Pilot
Sage CRM Solutions, a division of The Sage Group, has announced it is piloting a cloud-computing edition of its Sage SalesLogix CRM suite for commercial availability in early 2010.
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Date: 2009-09-18
 
CodePlex Foundation, MySpace's Qizmt
MySpace announced that they're open sourcing Qizmt, a MapReduce framework used by the MySpace Data Mining team. Unlike other leading MapReduce frameworks that are typically implemented in C++ or Java, Qizmt was developed using C#.NET. MySpace's Chief Operating Officer, Mike Jones writes:
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Date: 2009-09-17
 
Personal Knowledge Management Tools - Can Twitter Be One?
I have been using Twitter now for over two and a half years and, all along, if you have been following some of my recent twitterings, you would know how I seem to keep having a love / hate relationship with it. It still remains one of my favourite Web 2.0 tools out there on the Internet, but I must admit that some times it drives me just nuts!
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Date: 2009-09-17
 
Choosing a Permalink Structure
For this post we're going to be taking look at the optimal permalink and URL structures for wordpress. There are a lot of different options, and there isn't a one size fits all answer, however there are definitely better and worse choices you can make.
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Date: 2009-09-17
 
Permalink Structures and How to Choose
For this post we're going to be taking look at the optimal permalink and URL structures for wordpress. There are a lot of different options, and there isn't a one size fits all answer, however there are definitely better and worse choices you can make.
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Date: 2009-09-17
 
Helpful Java Q&A
If You are appearing for any technical job's interview specially for software and system development you must know the language Java it is considered as the strongest language present in recent times.To make you aware of Java Util class and Thread class there are few frequently asked questions just go through.
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Date: 2009-09-17
 
Oracle Reports Drop In Database Sales
A worrisome bit of news pertaining to the database industry was released yesterday. Oracle reported some iffy revenue figures for its first fiscal quarter of 2010 (no, that's not a typo - Oracle just runs on an odd calendar), and lack of interest in the corporation's database offerings seemed to be a key reason for the fall.
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Date: 2009-09-17
 
SEO and Wordpress Security
In recent weeks wordpress security, or more correctly the lack of wordpress security has been getting a lot of attention. While most people consider this a site maintenance issue, it has implications that affect your SEO efforts, in this post I'll explain why, and look at some things you can do to protect yourself, and reduce the damage.
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Date: 2009-09-16
 
Investing in Social Media Training
The sector of online marketing that will see the fastest growth in the next five years is social media, says Forrester Research. It's expected to grow at an annual rate of 34%.
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Date: 2009-09-16
 
Adobe Web Analytics with Omniture
Adobe is now moving into another area of the Internet space with its purchase of web analytics company Omniture. Adobe's suite of products is well known but has been losing its traction over the recent past. In the Internet world, Adobe is probably best known for it's anti-search product Flash that has been a favorite of web designers and the bane of the SEO's existence for quite some time.
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Date: 2009-09-16
 
Build Links with Scrapers and RSS in Wordpress
When you run wordpress or any other blog for that matter, chances are your blog is getting scraped, and re-used without your permission. In this post I'll show you how you can use this to your advantage to build links with the anchor text of your choice.
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Date: 2009-09-16
 
Scrapers and RSS to Build Links in Wordpress
When you run wordpress or any other blog for that matter, chances are your blog is getting scraped, and re-used without your permission. In this post I'll show you how you can use this to your advantage to build links with the anchor text of your choice.
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Date: 2009-09-16
 
Open-Source Group Secures Linux-Related Patents
Thanks to the Open Invention Network and one other party, there are now at least 22 fewer potential lawsuits against members of the open source community lurking around out there. OIN bought 22 patents that used to be owned by Microsoft, and will make them available for free to companies that won't take action against the Linux System.
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Date: 2009-09-16
 
See What Your Competition is Doing
Every year companies spend millions of dollars on market research, focus groups, surveys, and special studies to find out how to better serve their customers and gain increased market share. If you're working in the online sector, and are in a David vs. Goliath position, you can use your competitor's formidable research skills to your own advantage.
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Date: 2009-09-15
 
Keep a Close Eye on Your Competition
Every year companies spend millions of dollars on market research, focus groups, surveys, and special studies to find out how to better serve their customers and gain increased market share. If you're working in the online sector, and are in a David vs. Goliath position, you can use your competitor's formidable research skills to your own advantage.
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Date: 2009-09-15
 
No MySQL Mentioned in WSJ Ad
Matt Asay and Marten Micknos both tweeted about Oracle's ad targeted at Sun customers that ran in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal. It's also on Oracle's website:
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Date: 2009-09-15
 
Hitachi, Netcordia Help With Network Management
Aside from all of the obvious exterior stuff - spoilers, wide wheels, dual or quad exhausts - high performance cars tend to have more gauges than the average Honda. These readouts help drivers keep the complicated machines in tiptop shape. And now, Netcordia and Hitachi Data Systems are doing something similar with regards to network management.
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Date: 2009-09-15
 
Maximizing Your Wordpress Internal Link Strategy
While there are hundreds of thousands of posts on maximizing external links for your blog, like a red headed step child no one pays much attention to internal links. Internal links can be very powerful in helping you distribute the link equity that those external links bring, and they can decrease your bounce rate and increase your page views per visitor by sending your visitors to other pages.
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Date: 2009-09-14
 
Wordpress and How to Maximize Your Internal Link Strategy
While there are hundreds of thousands of posts on maximizing external links for your blog, like a red headed step child no one pays much attention to internal links. Internal links can be very powerful in helping you distribute the link equity that those external links bring, and they can decrease your bounce rate and increase your page views per visitor by sending your visitors to other pages.
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Date: 2009-09-14
 
Insights on SaaS Startups
If you're building a SaaS (Software as a Service) startup you're in great company. Most software entrepreneurs today are taking this approach -- including me. Below are some simple insights that I've learned in the process of being in the trenches with my own startup.
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Date: 2009-09-14
 
Storage Software Market Set For Recovery
The global storage software market experienced another decline in year-over-year growth in the second quarter of 2009 with revenues of $2.8 billion, representing -9.8 percent growth over the same quarter one year ago.
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Date: 2009-09-14
 
Customers Will Reshape Social CRM
Here is an excellent post by Bob Warfield that really helps to put the emergence of Social CRM into perspective, The Customer, as Social CRM, is the Fourth Pillar of CRM:
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Date: 2009-09-11
 
Forums Are Still Relevant To The World Of SEO
In the past, having an online forum was a great way to get SEO traffic to your site. Search engines would index new forum entries as their own pages, and a lively debate between contributors would generate good online content with lots of potential long-tail keyword traffic. Forums regarding common questions and problems in a particular field often created their own SEO niche, so a person seeking information on an arcane topic could see several different posts in the top 10 Google results.
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Date: 2009-09-11
 
Forums Still Have Relevance In SEO Strategies
In the past, having an online forum was a great way to get SEO traffic to your site. Search engines would index new forum entries as their own pages, and a lively debate between contributors would generate good online content with lots of potential long-tail keyword traffic. Forums regarding common questions and problems in a particular field often created their own SEO niche, so a person seeking information on an arcane topic could see several different posts in the top 10 Google results.
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Date: 2009-09-11
 
AIS Rolls Out Rugged Atom Tablet PC
American Industrial Systems (AIS) has introduced a 10.4-inch Rugged Tablet PC featuring an Intel Atom N270 Processor for longer battery life and industrial reliability.
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Date: 2009-09-11
 
More Secure Blogging In The Clouds
What would you rather have? A safe, secure WordPress platform that doesn't require a half-dozen plugins in order to run effectively, or, faster distribution of your RSS feed?
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Date: 2009-09-10
 
How To Weigh The Risks Of Buying Backlinks
What are the pros and cons of buying links? What risks and rewards should I consider in a cost-benefit analysis of a strategy of paying for backlinks?
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Date: 2009-09-10
 
Do The Rewards Of Paid Backlinks Really Out Weigh The Risks?
What are the pros and cons of buying links? What risks and rewards should I consider in a cost-benefit analysis of a strategy of paying for backlinks?
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Date: 2009-09-10
 
Professional Marketing For Your Small Site
I was recently talking with an aspiring copywriter friend of mine who's struggling to get his first clients. He thinks he keeps hitting the wall of not having a portfolio of writing samples in hand. But really, he doesn't need a big portfolio of client work…He just needs to get his own marketing act together.
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Date: 2009-09-10
 
Using Business Rules To Integrate Personal Customer Preferences
I was talking to an interesting company today - TOA Technologies (review tomorrow) - and as we were talking we touched on something I think it both a great idea and underrated - the use of business rules to integrate customer preferences. We all know that giving customers an ability to influence our interactions with them results in happier customers and more successful interactions.
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Date: 2009-09-10
 
When To Post (Or Link To) White Papers On Facebook
In the last WhitePaperNews article, Michael A. Stelzner suggested promoting white papers on Facebook, and that's a good idea. This time around, we'll get even more specific, with info regarding the best time to make a post.
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Date: 2009-09-10
 
How To Better Market Your Website
In my previous posts about How to build a Successful Website you would have noticed that how important users are for your website and how important it is to retain them and so today I would take some Marketing methods and laid down steps you should follow to market your website better. I would use my forums and blogs as an example but this can be applied to any website.
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Date: 2009-09-09
 
Don't Make These Common Blogger Errors
Few mistakes that I see new bloggers make ( including me ) and if you recognize them try to avoid them from now on.
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Date: 2009-09-09
 
What Value Are You Getting From SEO?
I know you're thinking, "What does a castle have to do with measuring value from search engine optimization?". Nothing really, but I'm in England for the next week or two and didn't need much of an excuse to post a photo of Hever Castle, which I visited recently. Actually, I do have a metaphor, so read on.
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Date: 2009-09-09
 
Measuring The Effects And Results Of SEO
I know you're thinking, "What does a castle have to do with measuring value from search engine optimization?". Nothing really, but I'm in England for the next week or two and didn't need much of an excuse to post a photo of Hever Castle, which I visited recently. Actually, I do have a metaphor, so read on.
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Date: 2009-09-09
 
Preparing Your Business For Bing
By now, you're probably well aware that Yahoo! and Microsoft have entered into a search deal which will see Bing become the default search engine on Yahoo.com. While it might take over a year for the switch to actually take place, there are a number of things you can do now to prepare your business for the changeover. One of these would be to setup a Bing local listing.
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Date: 2009-09-09
 
SCO Squeaks By On Unix Appeal
Somehow, SCO just keeps on ticking. Critics will be glad to hear that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals recently backed a decision that should have SCO paying Novell about $3 million, but unfortunately, a decision that Novell owns the Unix code was overturned at the same time.
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Date: 2009-09-09
 
Successful Retailers Focused On CRM
Better performing retailers are more likely to use CRM as more than a marketing initiative, according to a new report from RSR Research.
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Date: 2009-09-09
 
Keeping Your Content Management System Updated
If you do nothing else today hackers have been busy coming up with a new Wordpress hack that is making the rounds this week. While Wordpress hacks are nothing new, Lorelle on Wordpress says that this attack is going to be bad, and is bad right now.
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Date: 2009-09-08
 
Spotify Released Free App For Premium Subscribers
We learned just 10 days ago that Apple had approved the Spotify iPhone and iPod Touch app. Now it's arrived and is available free at the Apple's App store. But to use the app you'll have to be a Spotify paid premium sunscriber in the UK, Sweden, Spotify iPhoneSpain, France, Norway and Finland.
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Date: 2009-09-08
 
Keeping Your WordPress Blog Secure From Hackers
If you use self-hosted WordPress for your blog and you're not using the latest version, 2.8.4, you're running a severe risk of your site security being compromised and even hacked. So do these three things right now:
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Date: 2009-09-08
 
How To Correct Malformed WordPress Links
I checked my blog and the URLs looked malformed, with the following structure: http://www.whoisandrewwee.com/2009/09/03/unlocking-unconventional-traffic-sources-for-affiliate-campaigns/%&(%7B$%7Beval(base64_decode($_SERVER%5BHTTP_REFERER%5D))%7D%7D|.+)&%/#comment-506929. If you notice something similar or weird with your Wordpress blog, you might want to take the following steps:
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Date: 2009-09-08
 
Fixing Broken Links In WordPress
I checked my blog and the URLs looked malformed, with the following structure: http://www.whoisandrewwee.com/2009/09/03/unlocking-unconventional-traffic-sources-for-affiliate-campaigns/%&(%7B$%7Beval(base64_decode($_SERVER%5BHTTP_REFERER%5D))%7D%7D|.+)&%/#comment-506929. If you notice something similar or weird with your Wordpress blog, you might want to take the following steps:
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Date: 2009-09-08
 
Where Is The Enterprise Engagement In RSS And Twitter?
Quite a bit of buzz today over the news from Matt Mullenweg that WordPress.com supports RSS Cloud, a new development in the evolution of RSS. Created by Dave Winer, RSS Cloud basically involves the push-notification to subscribers of your RSS feed that there's new content available.
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Date: 2009-09-08
 
Mac OS Is Gaining More Flexibility For Business Environments
I am a long time Mac user so I was pleased to see 10 Reasons Snow Leopard Is Ready For Business. Now I started using Lisa before it was announced to help develop some of the training for it. Then I used the early desktop Mac. After a long break forced by several employers, I am now back with a Mac as I make the buying decisions for my enterprise of one.
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Date: 2009-09-08
 
Three Cheers For Two-Day Perl Conference In Italy
Italy is one of those places that almost everyone wants to visit. It's hard to just drop everything and fly to another country for the heck of it, however, so if you're in need of an excuse, the fifth edition of the Italian Perl Workshop may provide exactly that.
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Date: 2009-09-08
 
If Your Site Is Not Optimized You Are Losing Potential Traffic
A popular bumper sticker among college professors reads "if you think education is expensive, try ignorance." A similar analogy can be used for SEO. If it is done right, it is worth every penny. If it isn't correctly executed, then the same money would have been better spent on some other form of marketing. In fact, we have had to turn away potential clients who spent tens of thousands of dollars on black hat SEO techniques that got them banned in Google.
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Date: 2009-09-04
 
With ISPs Tracking Bittorrents Has Pirate Bay Finally Lost?
After losing the court case, after the multiple attacks against the site, after the buyer for the site waffling, and now with the loss of its primary ISP, is it time for the Pirate Bay to simply fade into Bittorrent lore? I know this will upset many who use Bittorrent, but it is a question worth asking, is the fight still worth fighting.
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Date: 2009-09-04
 
Openbravo Helps Take ERP In New Direction
Openbravo, the specialist in Web-based, open source ERP and POS solutions, is having a good week. Things started out (on Tuesday, technically) with the launch of a new application aimed at small businesses. This morning, the company received an award from InfoWorld.
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Date: 2009-09-04
 
Supply Chain Firms Focusing On Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization (IO) is now among the top three priorities for many supply chain organizations as they look to create increased efficiencies during the global downturn, according to a recent report from IDC Manufacturing Insights.
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Date: 2009-09-04
 
Boost Profitability By Tapping Niche Areas
With the number of courses and affiliates entering the PPC, SEO and social media fray, it can be tougher for new affiliates to get traction with their new campaigns, considering unconventional sources of traffic can turn on the profitable taps.
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Date: 2009-09-03
 
Tapping Unconventional Sources Of Web Traffic To Boost Profitability
With the number of courses and affiliates entering the PPC, SEO and social media fray, it can be tougher for new affiliates to get traction with their new campaigns, considering unconventional sources of traffic can turn on the profitable taps.
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Date: 2009-09-03
 
Become More Successful By Adding A Social Side To Your Business
What does ‘social business' mean? I've been wondering this since reading about the acquisition of Headshift by US agency Dachis Group announced this morning UK time.
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Date: 2009-09-03
 
Adding Needed Security To SMS And PayPal
I bought my early-bird ticket for Reading Twestival this morning,  paying for it via PayPal. The simple purchase transaction I completed in a couple of minutes reminded me how much I place trust in PayPal, partly because of its neat one-time code by SMS message security procedure - what it calls its SMS Security Key - that I find reassuring.
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Date: 2009-09-03
 
Customer Retention Is The Key Focus OF CRM
Here's several excerpts from a post by Christopher Musico who is reporting from the CRM Evolution 2009 Conference being held in NYC, Get Salespeople Back to Selling:
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Date: 2009-09-03
 
August TIOBE Index Indicates Growth
The C, C++, and C# programming languages all performed well in the latest TIOBE Programming Community Index. One of them held its ground in terms of overall rankings, while the other two managed to become even more popular.
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Date: 2009-09-03
 
Getting Better Website Feedback Through Audits
In the past I have expressed some skepticism about the free website reviews that are available. Another aspect of this topic came to mind when I took part in a website audit online chat hosted by David Harry via his Huomah SEO Blog.  I suddenly realized that there is a world of difference between the words review and audit.
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Date: 2009-09-02
 
Using Website Audits Can Provide Better Ranking Focus
In the past I have expressed some skepticism about the free website reviews that are available. Another aspect of this topic came to mind when I took part in a website audit online chat hosted by David Harry via his Huomah SEO Blog.  I suddenly realized that there is a world of difference between the words review and audit.
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Date: 2009-09-02
 
KVM Dirvers Bring More Stability To Linux OS Inside Windows
News that paravirtual drivers for Windows on KVM have been released by Red Hat isn't, and shouldn't be a big deal. In the virtualization wars, it is clear that every hypervisor will strive to support Windows and Linux guest operating systems at the very least.
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Date: 2009-09-02
 
New Sony Computers Now Come With Chrome Installed
Sony and Google would like to confirm that, "it's not what you know, but who you know" is alive and well.
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Date: 2009-09-02
 
Salesforce Targets Small Businesses With Contact Manager
Customer relationship management firm Salesforce.com, has introduced Contact Manager Edition, an application aimed at businesses with one or two employees.
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Date: 2009-09-02
 
Besting Your Competitors With Daily SEO Tactics
There are three primary things that factor into search engine ranking changes. 1) Your site changes, 2) a competitor's site changes, or 3) a search engine algorithm changes. I've already provided information on the first and third (see links above) so in this final installment of the series I'll talk about changes made to your competitor's site and how to deal with the ranking changes they cause.
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Date: 2009-09-01
 
How To Keep Your SEO Up With Your Competitors
There are three primary things that factor into search engine ranking changes. 1) Your site changes, 2) a competitor's site changes, or 3) a search engine algorithm changes. I've already provided information on the first and third (see links above) so in this final installment of the series I'll talk about changes made to your competitor's site and how to deal with the ranking changes they cause.
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Date: 2009-09-01
 
Profitable Investing In Local Lead Generation
If you've embarked on the affiliate marketer route, you might already be very successful with pay-per-sale, pay-per-lead/pay-per-action, and maybe even the new-fangled pay-per-call business model for a network or merchant-direct program. But are you awesome of the awesome profit potential of lead generation for local businesses?
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Date: 2009-09-01
 
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