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Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 at 8:32 am

TheGrok’s Not-To-Miss Links for the Week 12/29/08

By Bryan Eisenberg
December 29th, 2008

not to miss links Don’t miss the 15 year old and still current Calvin & Hobbes on the financial crisis http://bit.ly/RqdH.

Don’t miss my interview with David Szetela on PPC Rockstars today. You’ll hear us discuss the top page and ad elements that every PPC advertiser should test.

What do you think – Is Twitter the Next Second Life? http://tinyurl.com/8nof7j. You may also want to read The State Of The Twittersphere? http://tinyurl.com/6upklq. GigaOm claims Followers Aren’t Really Friends on Twitter. This leads to some of the challenge of measuring influence on Twitter. http://snipurl.com/90lob.

If you are looking for more smart people to follow, here are the Twitter IDs for The Top 100 Most Influential Online Marketers http://tinyurl.com/4owzd4. Thanks for voting me #21.

Sex Sells, but a Commitment Can Help.

Multichannel Analytics: Tracking Online Impact Of Offline Campaigns.

Has anyone played with http://www.wordvision.com/. It uses an algorithm to recommend the hot topics and keywords for SEO writers. Thoughts?

40 Inspirational speeches in 2 minutes:

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Comments (15)

  1. Off topic, but I’ve never heard of snipurl.com, but when I go there it takes me to another domain. Is that the same as tinyurl.com?

  2. I don’t know why, but Calvin and Hobbs never gets old. Thanks for the post Grok.

  3. Loved the Calvin and Hobbes!

  4. After playing with Wordvision for a while, I found some things lacking. Keyword Cloud didn’t work for any of the phrases I put in. And the page strength tool missed keywords in page titles for my site and some other sites I put in. Seems it got confused by dashes in the titles.

  5. on the “Followers aren’t really friends on Twitter”

    Interesting discussion about Twitter and “authority” – I think it all depends on what you really want to gain by using Twitter.

    Commenter Peter B put it best, I think, that the measure of “influence” could be number of re-tweets and @ replies – shows you actually got a physical response to what you wrote – it connected or touched a nerve.

    In my experience, Twitter feels more like a one-sided monologue than an actual conversation.

    Bert Decker is a master at making it more of a two-way dialogue, he responds often to others – I suspect he’s doing a better job than most of building relationships.

  6. The Calvin and Hobbs is very relevant right now.

    If you wonder why we are where we are today, look no further than the unconstitutional Federal Reserve and their endless Monopoly Money printing.

    Did you know the Federal Reserve is neither “Federal” nor does it have any “reserves”.

  7. messed around with worldvision tool and I honestly think that it would better to take the time and come up with your own great and keyword rich content rather than depending on this tool to help you as it seems to not be that accurate

  8. Thanks for the interest in WordVision Brian. Look forward to speaking with you this week about the tool. Also great to hear any feedback from your fans.

    FYI–We’re in the final stage of launching our second version, due out by the end of this week, which is much more robust. To make a long story short, we’ve been using WordVision internally with hundreds of writers and clients at LifeTips.com and WriterAccessPlus for years. Our internal staff and freelance writers know how to use the features of WordVision. But passing on that knowledge to new subscribers has been a challenge.

    Having said that… we’ll see how people respond to the new version. Our writers and clients have helped us get the kinks out and better explain how to put WordVision to work in powerful ways not seen before on the web.

    Look forward to more comments on your blog from readers interested in tools that help them get ahead of the pack.

  9. I was just wondering if there was a specific reason why you provided the links in their shortened formats.. Also, why did you use a different shortening site for each one..

    Just curious.

  10. Scary how many of those movies i’ve seen!

  11. Well if you ask me , Is Twitter the Next Second Life ? The answer would be not really. Because in here you are just expressing your thougts or informations having conversations, you are not forced to focus on anything or buy anything or design anything.In my experience, Twitter feels more like a one-sided monologue than an actual conversation.

  12. I also agree with you but at present twitter has a great impact on internet marketing , and even if it is one-sided monologue than an actual conversation , it’s an easiest way to keep in touch with your regular customers/audiences.

  13. Keyword Cloud didn’t work for any of the phrases I put in. And the page strength tool missed keywords in page titles for my site and some other sites I put in.

  14. I really enjoyed reading this post, big fan. Keep up the good work and
    please tell me when can you publish more articles or where can I read
    more on the subject?

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Bryan Eisenberg, founder of FutureNow, is a professional marketing speaker and the co-author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books Call to Action and Waiting For Your Cat to Bark and Always Be Testing. You can friend him on Facebook or Twitter.

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