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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 at 12:53 pm

We’re Not Worthy…We’re Not Worthy…

August 5th, 2008

There is a world of difference between the disciplined study of copywriting/persuasion, and the laughable royal road to riches pitched by most internet marketing “gurus.” The following website satirizes this “I’m-too-sexy” approach so well that it practically begs for a mock Wayne’s World-style “we’re not worthy.”

Go ahead, treat yourself to a well-deserved belly laugh:

http://www.thecopygod.com/

[Hat tip to Bob Bly]

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Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 at 6:24 am

An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube

August 4th, 2008

Hat tip to Sam Decker for pointing out this anthropological introduction to YouTube by Prof. Mike Wesch who presented this lecture at the Library of Congress on June 23rd, 2008. This is fascinating for those interested in understanding why people do the things they do.

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Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at 5:42 am

Google Reveals What People Are Buying Online

January 11th, 2008

google checkout trendsWouldn’t it be great if we could get insights as to which products people preferred. We could get research into which products we should merchandise more prominently. Google just released a new trending tool for those of us curious what people are buying and selling online. From the official Google Checkout Blog:

Many of you are aware of Google Trends, the handy tool that enables you to track and compare what Google users are searching for. Now imagine a similar tool…

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at 6:16 pm

This Year in Blogs: The Definitive Marketing Posts of 2007

December 12th, 2007

2007 was the year “blog” became an everyday word. Only twelve months ago, blogs was seen as a fad that maybe, in a few more years, might be seen as credible by the masses.

Oh, how quickly things change. Blogs have taken over, creating a feedback loop between journalists and readers, businesses and customers, you name it — conversation has officially changed the game.

While this may not represent all of the year’s best marketing bloggery, it’s a start. Are there posts…

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Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 at 10:04 am

Which Interface Do You Prefer?

November 27th, 2007
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Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2007 at 9:33 am

Confessions of a Screenshot Addict

September 18th, 2007

snagit banner my yahooIf you’ve ever seen any of my screencasts, or seen one of my presentation, you may have noticed I collect screenshots of just about anything I consider relevant.

Where does this obsession come from?

The other day, one of our newer staff members asked me why I’m such a screenshot addict. What’s the benefit to collecting all these images, many of which I may never use?

It was only when I opened my Yahoo! page yesterday that it hit me. The banner was…

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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at 10:05 am

Is there a Dating Profile Doctor in the House?

August 14th, 2007

The doctor is in...Let’s see, um, well. . . I’m thirty. . . Make that twenty-nine. . . I enjoy sushi. Except octopus; the suction cups freak me out. I love long walks on the beach, especially with my dogs — which is fun since Natasha loves to terrorize Yorkies and Boris likes to roll in seagull poop.

My idea of a good time is curling up with a soy protein shake and reading about neurology, quantum physics, or Harry Potter. I think I’m…

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Thursday, Jun. 21, 2007 at 7:01 am

Links I Forgot To Share

June 21st, 2007

This thing of ours–you know, this “online” thing–is fun. Where else could I find a bunch of cool friends who are up to such interesting stuff?

Dylan Lewis launched the Web Analytics Wiki. His goal with your help is to have 300 articles in 3 months. Will you help?

Jason Ciment, Future Now’s first client, has launched a new site based on his success with search engines. Check out SEO Timetable, a 120-day plan to get great rankings.

Mike Moran, co-author of Search…

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Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 at 8:57 am

Have Lots of Domains You Monitor?

February 28th, 2007

A convenient service courtesy of XBlog: Domain Log Book is a place for you to track all of your domains. All you do is add them to your log book and it shows you their Google page rank and Alexa traffic rank all on one page, as well as a link to WhoIs information. Supposedly there are more stats coming in the next few weeks.

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