Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.
Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve – certainly isn’t changing.
So what’s new? Simply, Tumblr gets better faster. The work ahead of us remains the same – and we still have a long way to go! – but with more resources to draw from.
Yahoo is the original Internet company, and Marissa and her team share our dream to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas. I couldn’t be more excited to have her help. We also share a vision for Tumblr’s business that doesn’t compromise the community and product we love. Plus both our logos end with punctuation!
As always, everything that Tumblr is, we owe to this unbelievable community. We won’t let you down.
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring the coolest stuff on the Internet, and we’d like to highlight just a few of our favorites from this year’s round of winners. Congratulations to all!
Webby Person of the Year: Frank Ocean “Frank Ocean has had a truly remarkable, impactful year as both a musician and cultural icon, showing a deep understanding of the Internet as a communicative tool for social change.” — Webbys
Webby Artist of the Year: GRIMES “Grimes has used the Internet to spread a unique and compelling mix of cutting edge music, visual art and DIY style that has defined her as one of contemporary music’s most interesting and engaging artists.” — Webbys
Art: The Creators Project An ongoing global arts and technology initiative created by Intel and VICE.
Best Use of Photography: Humans of New York Glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City.
At this year’s Webby Awards, our founder had the pleasure of giving the Lifetime Achievement Award to GIF inventor and legend, Steve Wilhite. Amanda also had the pleasure of accepting awards for Best Community (yes you are), Best User Experience, and Best Tablet App!
My Aunt Hannah loved Pavarotti so when she came to Boston for the second opinion on the leg, he was belting it out on the tape deck in my car parked live outside the diabetes hospital. Live parking is when your body waits in your car the way a soul waits in a body idling in a…
She tells me that the boys all love her now, but of course, I wouldn’t understand because I haven’t seen her for four years and she has fuller hips and fuller lips and a fuller mouth now, and it doesn’t taste like spoiled milk anymore because she talks like a bumble bee with a tongue lapped in honey. She celebrates her birthday giving her lips away to every drunk face that passes by her and tells me that I wouldn’t understand because I haven’t been there in four years, and I’m just not up-to-date with reality (or at least, hers). I do not tell her to stop because she thinks that her body is what determines her worth, and with that, she thinks that she is a jackpot, a lottery ticket where only one wins (but many get to play). All the boys love her now and I do not know why or how but I lay a casket on her path and hope that she finds a way out.
When the ‘masses’ start taking to an idea in large numbers, I start to get suspicious. More and more people are accepting search engine optimization (SEO) as a way of life in business. The phrase is thrown around with reckless abandon amongst business people and there are literally thousands of new articles about the topic emerging on the market every single day (this article being one of them).
But, what difference is SEO really going to make to your business? What kind of results has SEO produced for other businesses? How well does it work for small to medium-sized business?
Well, I decided to find out.
The Biggest Market Ever
The Internet is the biggest market of consumers there ever was.
There are currently two billion Internet users around the world and that number is projected to jump to 2.7 billion by 2015. That’s more people than any other media source and makes up 40% of the world’s population.
That’s a figure that could make even the most self-restrained marketer salivate. All you need is to get the attention 0.000001% of this market and you’re on a major gravy train, right? Well, not exactly. The perils of working in market that big far outweigh the benefits.
There are approximately 634 million websites on the Internet – 51 million of which were added in 2012 alone. How do you stand out with so much competition?
That’s where SEO comes in…
Don’t operate in a vacuum
If your business doesn’t have a website, it doesn’t exist. In 2013, if your business website isn’t search engine optimized, it doesn’t matter either way.
The first thing most people do before they buy anything, even if it’s offline, is search the Internet. Approximately 89% of consumers look to websites like Google, Bing and Yahoo before making a buying decision. Search engines are the number one source of traffic, beating social media by 300%. For these reasons businesses work very hard to make friends with the likes of Google.
But, it’s not enough to be ranked on Google, if you want to have any kind of impact you’ll need to be on the first page because, and although as much as 61% of people look for products online, only 25% ever go beyond the first page of results.
Give The People What They Want
There are two main reasons people use the internet: To check their emails and to get information.
Although email marketing and search engine optimization is linked, the former is a huge field of study in its own right. SEO is more concerned with the second reason – giving people the information that they’re looking for.
Most of your customers go on the Internet to search for information on a certain topic, which is related to your product or service. They aren’t looking for your business, they aren’t even necessarily looking for products and services like the one you offer. However, if you can be the one to give them the information they’re looking for you’ve instantly proven yourself knowledgeable and reliable, which can be a doorway to a very profitable long-term relationship.
To answer the original question I posed in this article – yes, it really is that important. A good SEO marketing plan can mean the difference between a massive business success and operating with a vacuum.
Need help with your SEO marketing plan? Try a few SEO services on Doublelinx.
In Usa - per lo meno nei social media - non si fa che parlare dell’intervento in Tv dell‘“eroe salvatore” delle tre ragazze di Cleveland. Nei tempi dei finti reality e della politica recitata, questo resoconto dei fatti ha dell’incredibile per la sua naturalezza e spontaneità.
Genuino, carismatico e simpatico: in questo video il lava piatti Charles Ramsey incarna inconsapevole lo sterotipo del nero americano di quartiere, che fa barbecue con il vicino ascoltando musica cubana e che parla un inglese pieno di errori.
“He’s got some big testicles to pull this off.”
“I barbecued with this dude, we eat ribs and what not, listen to salsa music.”
“Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway.”
“She homeless or she got problems. Only reason she runnin’ to a black man.”
Non sarà veramente un eroe, ma diventerà presto una leggenda su Internet.
I’m going to show you three quick and dirty ways to make income online, by working as much or as little as you want, from anywhere in the world, whenever you choose.
Online freelance writing jobs are plentiful, if you know where to look and can distinguish the legitimate opportunities from the potential scams.
Most people don’t have a clue about the wide variety of writing opportunities available to them all over the Internet. These include writing simple articles, press releases, and even complete e-books.
Some clients pay upfront for your material, offering a certain amount per word or per assignment. Others will pay you per the hour for other writing and publishing related tasks such as proof-reading and editing web content.
Freelance writing networks such as “The Freelance Writing Jobs Network” are a great place to start looking for writing jobs and advice. And then there are what I call “freelance matchmaking” sites or “job boards” like Elance.com and Freelancer.com.
On these sites, almost every day, thousands of businesses post various types of writing projects, gigs and requests. If you get aggressive in applying for these open spots, then there’s a virtually unlimited supply of writing opportunities that can make you money relatively quickly.
When starting, reply to as many project requests as possible, offer to work at a reasonable rate (but not dirt cheap), and be quick and responsive.
Landing that first gig is always the hardest step, but once you’ve built up a portfolio and some clientèle, you’ll get more and more consistent work.
The key to making money with freelance writing is to quickly produce as many quality pieces as you can for your portfolio, and then use job boards and social networking strategies to promote your writing. The more traffic you get to your online work, the more companies you’ll have approaching you to write for them.
Here are some additional tips when setting up your portfolio:
Set up a professional web page with your resume, contact information, and some writing samples.
Establish yourself as a reputable, talented freelance writer by submitting only your best quality work to potential clients.
Network with other busy writers who may be able to send extra work your way. Participate in writers forums by writing useful comments and including links to your website and online work.
Making Money with eBay
If writing is not your thing, then hop on over to ebay.com and you can start selling almost anything you can imagine within just minutes.
Imagine having access to 100 million cash-spending buyers. That’s exactly the kind of gold mine that’s waiting for you on eBay. It has over 100 million registered users, all of whom are out there shopping for great deals.
To become a successful eBay seller, first you must first figure out what to sell. You can sell your own items, check out trade shows in your local area, or search online directories like Doba.com and Alibaba.com to find hot products.
Here’s how to get the most out of your ebay listings and auctions:
Create good titles and descriptions, and include quality photos of the items. Write descriptions that stand out, but do not make them obnoxious by using all capital letters or excessive punctuation. Also, be honest about any defects in the items you have for sale.
Consider starting your own eBay store for selling large quantities, since they have a longer run time than typical auctions. Participate in the eBay community and read the forums to stay involved.
Other ways to get traffic to your auctions and items for sale include creating an page on eBay and linking to your auctions from other sites. You also could register a domain name dedicated solely to promoting your own auctions.
Once you find a hot product, keep selling it, and then gradually find more and more products you can promote. Over time, your income will grow exponentially.
How to Make Money with Your Own Blog
Blogging is another easy way to make money online. The secret to profitable blogging is to focus on a particular that is, your area of expertise or a very specific subject that is popular in the search engines.
Here’s how to get started blogging:
Like freelance writing, you should approach blogging with the intent to write unique, quality content. Offering useful information and establishing yourself as a trustworthy resource to your readers will quickly lead to lots of word-of-mouth traffic to your blog. Readers can tell if you do not know what you are talking about, so do your research and focus on producing quality content.
Starting a blog is as simple as getting a free account at WordPress.com, Blogger.com, or another blog hosting site. You can also pay for a domain name and hosting services if you want to personalize your blog even more. I suggest you start with the free options.
Once you have established your blog, then you can focus on monetizing it by incorporating relevant ads through advertising networks like Google AdSense or Chitika. Affiliate programs such as Amazon also are becoming increasingly popular ways to earn extra revenue. In addition, you could sell private ads or review products on your blog.
you’ll find endless opportunities to promote your blog throughout these social communities.
Freelance writing, selling on eBay, and blogging are only three of the many ways to make money online. They might require an initial investment of time and effort, but you are likely to see some quick income and even huge profits in the long run if you follow these hints.
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