Interesting articles 2008-11-12

Here are some of the things I have read this week …..

Social Media
This article is spelling out a few home truths about Social Media and some mis comprehensiions.  My personal take on the diggs, stumbles, yahoo buzz and their ilke are good for creating a buzz, to get your page spread wide and put in front a lot of active internet people.  My personal experiences show that if you make your tipping point you can get blog and even main stream coverage.  Its about spreading your idea!

See the original Is social media a waste of time? on SEOBook >>

A picture of the physical internet
Not really sure how I have this on my screen, but thought it was interesting to see the physcial connections of the internet. Anyway check it out. 

See the picture here >> 

How many searches are done?
This article is on an American site citing American data but still interesting to see that overall all searches are actually up.  From the UK perpsective and specifically in travel, we have been told that the volume of searches are generally down!  So, I wonder what sectors or vertical are booming?

See the article on PropelMedia >>

SMX Round ups
There have been many this week, some good, some bad and some alright!  Anyway here is a link to just one.

See this post on SEO Gadget >>

And this one for Day 2 >>

Internet usage stats
Its always good to know your potential opportunity.  The first hurdle we sweep past is that your audience is online and believe it or not, some people in some locations arent even online !  There is some good tabular data on  There are some internet stats and it breaks down in to individual countries.  I didnt realise that just over a quarter of online people are Europe.   And in Europe we are not even at 50% usage penetration in the UK.  

See the article on Internet World Stats >>





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