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Business Blogging

  1. Netflix RSS

    I’ve noticed recently that Netflix is using RSS feeds for a number of things. Most interestingly, the company is allowing customers to subscribe to new release announcements. It makes it easier for customers to stay active with their accounts–a sure issue for customer retention. Many tend to assume that RSS is just for blogs. It’s…

  2. Common Question

    I get a very common question (or variance thereof) when I talk to people–especially businesspeople–about blogs: ‘why does anyone care about blogs’? Restated, ‘why would anyone want to read about some stranger’s vacation’? Restated again, ‘why would anyone ever care enough to read a blog about someone’s sick cat’? My answer, in short, is another…

  3. Walking through the Blogosphere

    Having trouble keeping up with my RSS feed-reading lately, but coming across some really great posts… Liz Dunn from Technorati makes a good point about why you should read both mainstream news and the blogosphere. Rob talks about the first mover versus copiers Josh tells us about all things RSS at Yahoo!

  4. Central Florida / Sustainability

    A few of us from WebSolvers had the opportunity to attend today’s ‘Champions of Sustainability’ community luncheon put on by our area’s Healthy Communities Initiative and presented by our client, MSCW. The luncheon honored those persons and entities that are promoting smart growth and community development in our area. Honorees included Orange County Mayor Rich…

  5. Big/Small Company Blogging

    The St. Pete Times has a pretty interesting (and accurate) article about the different ways that small and large companies are approaching corporate blogging. Small companies seem to be embracing the medium faster than larger companies who seem to be taking more of a wait-and-see approach. It seems natural, though, in that larger companies have…

  6. Google goes Chinese

    In a strange coincidence, it has officially been announced today that Google is going to self-censor certain aspects of its index in China as it moves to officially enter the unstoppable force that is China’s economy. What makes it so eerie for me is as I was reading The Search, which discusses Google’s impact on…

  7. Daily Maintenance

    Matt Cutts is a senior engineer over at Google working on the core product from Google, search. I read his blog nearly every day as you just can’t get much more direct with Google than this. His blog is an attempt by Google to open up and be more communicative with webmasters. On Friday Matt…

  8. Don’t SEO your blog, market it

    In my research to become a better SEO, I came across an article about the relationship between search engine optimization (SEO) and blogging. The article argues that SEO advice for a traditional Web site is useless. I agree. Search engines such as Google want quality, original content. A good blog will be updated regularly so…