Creative job hunting techniques for social media fans.

Published: March 27, 2011

Sometimes you come across marketing creativity that really makes you sit up and take notice. When faced with the unenviable task of searching for a job,  and marketing yourself,  the web and social media provides a variety of opportunities that wouldn’t work with other mediums. This collection of creative job hunters have thought outside the …

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How to promote a band online

Published: March 26, 2011

It’s no secret that today’s music chart is largely influenced by the web, and that musicians worldwide have never been better equipped to launch careers, improve their reach, and market their music and gigs all via the web. Here are a collection of some of the best resources and websites to help you take your band from zero to guitar hero in a couple of easy steps.

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Control YouTube with your Android phone.

Published: March 22, 2011

I’ve just stumbled upon something for those of you running Android phones, which lets you control YouTube directly from your phone.

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Trendspottr – Social trends Engine.

Published: March 20, 2011

TrendSpottr is a real time search and curation tool, which attempts to bring together the buzz and activity across a number of channels in one place, via custom software which algorithmically determines relevance, categorisation and usefulness for particular searches.

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35+ tips and tricks for sexier Google analytics reports.

Published: March 20, 2011

Google Analytics is a fantastic product and I use it personally on a daily basis without fail. There is however a wealth of data hidden behind its reporting tools if you can just manipulate it the right way. This collection of tips, tricks and reports should hopefully get you off to a flying start in that regard, and should showcase just how flexible and powerful Google Analytics can be

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The app is dead, long live the web app.

Published: March 18, 2011

The recent gold rush of companies implementing native mobile applications largely reminds me of the desktop application market about 10 years ago. History, it seems, is in the current process of repeating itself, and the benefits and lessons we’ve learned from the growth and adoption of the humble web  application seem to be largely forgotten. …

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Pen.IO – no frills content publishing

Published: March 15, 2011

There are loads of times when you may need to share a large piece of text content online via a link, but don’t want to have to setup a blog or publishing platform to do it. Whether you are a coder needing to share your stacktrace or a tortured artist needing some poetic release on Twitter, Pen.io steps into the breach with a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin approach to web publishing.

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Google roll out ‘something different’

Published: March 15, 2011

Just noticed that Google are now showing a new “something different” section in the SERPs when using high profile brands and site names. This is likely coming from traffic patterns of users between sites, and hopefully will filter down to the lower traffic’d sites before long. It’s long been recognised that Google can profile and …

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Mobile Devices – how we get local news.

Published: March 14, 2011

Ex-Googler Vanessa Fox, and the team at NineByBlue have produced this great infographic using data collated from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Project for Excellence in Journalism. More information available here @ State of the Media 2011. Click to see it full size.

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Rethink your Permalinks and win.

Published: March 12, 2011

Permalinks are a hotly contested subject in the search world. Here’s why my own permalink structure works for me.

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