We’ve put together a rather instructive group of articles this week. This round of The Buzz consists of instructional videos for you to watch, articles to ponder, industry controversy to argue over and even some step-by-step instructions to make your life that much easier. Enjoy!
If you enjoy your 52 inch 3D TV, you’re going to love this. Todd Ogasawara at Social Times wrote up an article discussing the potential of Apple releasing an iPhone with a 3D camera! How cool is that!
This new service from the Roche brothers has an interesting hook from a social/user perspective, but it could be a duplicate content nightmare for any SEO.
Did you know Yahoo shut down Buzz? It wouldn’t surprise me if you said no. In fact, Yahoo’s announcement on April 4th didn’t raise many eyebrows at all. Is this a sign of the industry writing Yahoo off altogether? I don’t think so, but it’s definitely not a good sign.
Rand Fishkin wrote a very interesting article on the SEOmoz blog this week concerning the impact of social media’s influence on organic search. I’m not going to spoil the surprise but there were definitely some findings in their tests that I did not expect. Leave it to Dr. Pete to throw us a curve ball!
Everyone knows 301′s are any SEO’s friend. This article does a great job of laying out a process for generating them in bulk. ‘Nuff said.
Video is a great way to gain insight on what is going on in the industry. Niall Harbison did an excellent job of putting together this list of 5 videos you should watch. I like number 4.
I would really like to hear your thoughts on this one. Rohn Jay Miller shares his point of view on why we as an industry should stop calling it “Social Media”. This isn’t really a new argument, but I can see both point of views. What do you think?
If you’ve ever been asked by a client, a co-worker, or anyone else what the ROI of Social Media is… read this article. Then, go read Olivier Blanchard’s new book on the subject.
Digby, which helps retailers design, deploy and manage mobile commerce web sites and rich applications optimized for Smartphones, has raised $8 million in Series C funding led by Battery Ventures with RIM’s BlackBerry Partners Fund, S3 Ventures and Daylight Partners participating in the round. This brings the startup’s total funding to $16 million.
That’s a wrap for this week!