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Are You Also Confused with the Increasing Social Media Sites?

July 25, 2011

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Everyday, new and new social media websites come up to market your products, and your friends invite you to join them. I personally keep getting several mails from my friends asking me to join their network on websites whose names I have never heard. So, how do you go about screening the websites and using ones that are relevant to your interest.

Some sites are good in SEO and some are not. One of the most important indicator is the frequency of update of that website and how quickly it is being indexed by Google. Some of the tools that can come handy are Google Alerts, Yahoo Search Explorer and Google Webmaster Tools. Usually if your blog is good, the post would be picked by Google within 5-10 minutes of publishing. For instance, my blog is crawled almost instantly and I get an alert on Google alerts for my search terms i.e. “future digital marketing”.

So, if you have signed up for a social media website and it does not come up in Google alerts for few days, then it is not good for your SEO. Moreover, if the anchor links from those social media sites are not showing up in your Yahoo search explorer backlinks for 30 days, then you can be sure that the links from those websites will not count towards SEO and you can avoid spending your time on them unless you have a lot of it.

Sometimes the social networking sites would claim to give a boost to your networking circle. To test their potential, try to post some content on those website and see the comments and responses that you are getting. Put a dedicated email ID in that profile and track how many people are actually communicating with you through that website. If the response is low or of no quality then you can leave that website and make efforts on some other websites that would actually give you some benefit.

So good luck in the social media web space. If any of you marketers or webmaster have had experiences of getting invite from annoying social media sites, then do share those in the comments. Thanks for reading…

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Jerry Seinfeld’s New Personal Website Launching on Friday

May 5, 2011

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The Internet has proved to be a promising medium for stand-up comedians looking to preserve their legacy or create a channel to keep their comedy alive.

Yet, there are very few comedians who has been able to truly capture the power of Internet. Twitter and blogs have become common, but still not many of them have their very own portal to put up their acts online.

Jerry Seinfeld has also planned to enter the Internet world to reach his fans, by launching his own personal website – Jerryseinfeld.com. This website aims to be a repository for almost all the videos of the comedy performances given by him.

“I really thought, ‘Where’s my stuff going to be when I’m dead?” Seinfeld said Tuesday in an interview with the New York Times. “Is it just gone for all time? Who could sift through it? I thought, I should filter this out and be the judge of what I thought was good.”

Here is a man curating his own comedy legend to the benefit of his fans.

For the site Mr. Seinfeld has opened his vault and come back with more than 1,000 clips of his stand-up act and comedic interviews. One segment dates to 1977, when Mr. Seinfeld, wearing glasses and wide lapels and speaking with a distinct Noo Yawk accent, made his television debut on “Celebrity Cabaret.” The others range from his first network television appearance, on a 1981 broadcast of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” (an occasion whose 30th anniversary coincides with the site’s opening day) to the present.

But each day the Web page will offer only three of these videos, chosen by Mr. Seinfeld, a strategy that reflects his theories about online content as well as his concerns about what he called “portion control.”

“I don’t want everything,” he said. “Burger King now has a burger where you decide how many patties. How disgusting is that? That’s the problem right there. That’s the cultural moment that I am repudiating here.”

If this becomes a success, we could soon see many others comedians following his trail.

So till Friday comes, we bring  you some of the famous clips from his comedy acts.

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