Posts Tagged ‘Search’

WikiWine Bottle!

January 16, 2008

                      Wine bottle

Traveling around San Francisco with my friend Liz, we decided to get a California specialty, Two-buck Chuck (really cheap wine) from Trader Joes. Being a really cheap wine, I thought it would be a “twist-off”. However, when we got back to the hotel room (to read our feeds, and catch on up Social News <cough-geek-cough>) we discovered that this gross-cheap-wine has corks!

I instantly remembered this happening to me before, and giving up. Being that my only option would be to go downstairs from the hotel and maybe ask a seedy bar if they could help out, I thought … “Duh! There must be a way to open this bottle without a corkscrew”.

two buck chuck

I instantly did a Google search, and thought about the SERPS. This was an interesting search I was doing, and I would’ve changed the wording around but I wanted this specific phrase. I wanted to go with LifeHack because I have trusted their content in the past, at the #4 position. And strangely there was a Metacafe (not a Youtube) video. But the most helpful link was the WikiHow results. Having never used Wikihow, I was skeptical as usual but this site gave me 6 different ways to open my wine bottle. The page was simple, the content I was looking for and 6 Ads by Google. Just how I like it 🙂 Might be a community I will be joining in the near future.
Now I am happy drinking my wine!liz

However, The only thing WikiHow didn’t mention is how much the process of opening the wine bottle without a corkscrew would hurt my friend’s poor finger.

SEO Book Does it Again!

December 14, 2007

Aaron Wall and the people at Wordtracker got together to make the SEO Book Keyword Research Tool.

picture-3.pngAn Awesome new feature: Export to CSV option.

In addition, you can filter out adult keywords, which is definitely helpful for some.

Research through dictionaries, local, blogs, adwords, directories, etc. Great new tool!

Check it out!

Search and Blogging Reporters Forum

December 7, 2007

This live forum was pretty cool and extremely entertaining.

Speakers: Andy Beal, Rand Fishkin, Michael McDonald, Lee Odden

Some great things I learned from this forum:

  1. Advertising money is going away from print and towards online ads.
  2.  More than 7,000 journalists have lost their jobs in the past year due to blogging popularity.
  3. The NYTimes print sales are going way down, but their online ad sales are very expensive.
  4. It is best to pick a niche to blog about.  When you are passionate about a topic, it makes you more of an expert in your field and easier to monetize.
  5. SEO blogging needs to be done timely and carefully because it is so saturated and dangerous.
  6. Look for opportunities to write similar posts to your most successful posts.
  7. Contests are a great way to pull rank,
  8. Multimedia is great for branding but does not improve readership.  Many people choose not to watch videos because they are at work (sound) or they are mobile browsing.
  9. People in the SEM/SMM/SEO industry do not click on ads, blogging more in a niche opens up these ads to a different vertical.

There is more on the Search Engine Round Table.

There is also a really in depth coverage of the forum done by GrayWolf. 

There is also a great recap of the whole day , as well as this one by Lisa Barone @ Bruce Clay.