Category: SEM Poetry Slam

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Twitter Haiku: Rich Lesson of Imposed Brevity

Twitter and cell phone text messaging (<= 140 characters) have us expressing ourselves in sound bytes, sharpening our writing chops and communicating more whilst using many less words. It’s nothing short of cultural revolution, as our increasingly plugged-in populace evolves to more succinct communication.  In  my opinion this efficiency serves to counter ever-escalating online cacophony.

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On Giving Thanks, Reflections, Duluth & Mumbai

Happy Thanksgiving morning from snowy Duluth, Minnesota.  Greetings to our search marketing friends. The sun is barely risen, looming golden on the distant Lake Superior horizon. Steam wafts off the harbor, for temperature differential between warm water and frigid air. The contrast is stark and representative of our world, terribly conflicted in awesome beauty and […]

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PubCon: Post BBS Pioneers Take Over the World

They don’t talk about butterflies, candy ass theories and granola bars here. You get the impression that these used-to-be geeks are delightfully modest, after systematically bringing the known marketing-universe to its knees over the last 10 years. Having sprung forth from IRC, NewsGroups, Pine, BBSs and nightly modem buzz–PubCon is all about science, social […]

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Math & Buddha: Predicting The Value Of SEO

Traditional marketers new to SEO, usually seek to understand the probable return on proposed optimization jobs prior to taking the leap. “Faith or math” they ask. “Tell us how to predict success and measure results.” The questions keep coming. Why does this SEO matter? How high will our site “rank” for keywords essential to survival. […]

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The Social Media Friendship Bill of Rights (and Other Sticky Wickets)

Anyone active in social media knows, with certainly, the compounding annoyances of those who utilize mainstream social communities to network inappropriately. In a rapidly expanding universe where procuring a few influential “authority” players’ support can deliver oodles of traffic, valuable links and scads of motivated customers to the door, it’s clear why sites like Facebook, […]

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Vote Which Charity Gets the Money @ IM-NY SES Party sponsored by BOTW

If you’re attending Search Engine Strategies New York or you happen to be in the area, you won’t want to miss this special annual event. All are welcome. The third Internet Marketers of NY Charity Party takes place the evening of March 18th. But WAIT, Best of the Web (gracious sponsor) has invited community members […]


A Gift of Music: The Prayer Song

Download link Friends, Family, & Associates, thank you for making this year so meaningful in the richness of your friendship and collaboration. May this season bring you and your loved ones blessed peace, joy, happiness, heart, passion, and longevity. “The Prayer Song” is attached along with the lyrics Download link. I was fortunate enough to […]

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Why Sphinn Matters So Much to Me

It’s been a remarkable year in the search marketing community, none the least of which has been the amazing organic aggregation of SEM types into the Sphinn community. Sphinn’s focused blend of essential search news, commentary, editorial prowess, humor, style, ranting, and skillful moderation provides perspective and camaraderie that transcends “job” and “career.”

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From Living in Isolation We Come

From an anthropological standpoint, humans lived in relatively small isolated pockets in the early days. In this millennium the social media revolution is deep, like the bible, and has changed the pathology of human interactions forever. The pathway to Facebook wound from extremely humble beginnings and now we’re all connected, biting each other with avatar-Zombies. […]

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