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11 Articles worth reading… (Spotted: Week 19-20, 2010)

Free SEO Copywriting Report

Related to my SEO Checklist/SEO Guidelines for content writers Brian Clark has covered similar ground and gives some good advice in his PDF. (although ultimately it’s an advert for their automated product – Scribe)

Blog Title Optimization: 6 Simple Steps for SEO Copywriters

More SEO writing tips, this time Dan Zambonini gives some blog post title tips. No reason why his advice should be limited to blogs, although he’s missed the chance to optimise the <title> seperately – giving the chance to hit a bit of a balance between humans (readability) and machines (findability)

Why use a hierarchical, hyphenated URL structure?

Another good, educational article in LBI’s “FAQ” series. They are good to have in stock to share when someone comes with a “why?”. Full marks this time for the use of cheese in the example.

Google Experts Answer your SEO Questions

A gang of 5 Google experts do some straight talking and provide a few to-the-point answers for web managers.

Intranet content manifesto – 2nd draft

An updated Intranet content manifesto. Nice idea – not guidelines or rules, but a manifesto. It’s been increasingly popular to produce such “manifestos” for varies topics. It’s a good way to build up some common ground and a feeling of inclusion

The Generation Gap in Your Office

The Rise of Gen Y (Millenniums) in the Workplace – Your Company’s Communication is About to Change.. An American infographic; but the pattern is the same in the UK/Sweden (and many other countries)

A Case Study on Enterprise Microblogging (PDF)

A write-up of the launch of enterprise “microblogging” (ie Status updates) within a 150 employee company in September 2008 (the study itself covers a period of March 2008-March 2009”.

Safe landing – a review of the direct deposit banking experience

In-depth article about direct banking, usability & eye tracking. James Breeze takes a look at landing pages & form completion.

7 ways to improve your call to action

We’re seeing time and time again in eye tracking studies just how little time people spend on landing pages before making a decision. This Conversion Room blog post from Google gives a whole load of tips and further reading.

What iPads and Tablets Mean for Web Analytics

Death of the dashboard & the age of segmentation? We interact with the Internet differently though mobile devices and tablets than we do through “traditional” computers – This makes understanding visitor behaviour and statistics a whole lot more complicated. Throw in that people “jump” between devices and we’re doomed!

Google Font API & Interview

At I/O one of the things Google launched was Google Font Directory… It’s Basically @font-face using Google’s resources; it’s nothing revolutionary, but it will be useful from a speed viewpoint.

5 Articles worth reading… (Spotted: Week 18, 2010)

How do you write good copy for your website?

By an interesting co-incidence Econsultancy publish this article the same week as I publish my SEO Checklist for content writers. It’s got some points, but to be honest I think it’s way too technical to be really useful for content writers.

The Role of Culture in Corporate Social Business Strategy

Good tip: Perform a simple, bulleted-list one-page cultural audit as part of your analysis before taking on a social business strategy – applies also to enterprise collaboration initiatives.

Why Social Software Pilot Projects Fail

Some good points – including skipping pilots and jumping straight to full implementation, and – yet again – keep barriers to use to a minimum.

Why Twitter Is the Future of News

Some interesting analysis of Twitter and it’s behaviour as a information distribution medium. Apparently Twitter betters the well-known 6 degrees of separation by 2 hops. Most people on Twtter are only separated by 4 degrees.

Internet Explorer 9: Testing Center

We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto. OK, it’s the IE gang’s own selection of tests, but still – that’s a lot of 100% scores. Is Internet Explorer 9 to be the most standards-compliant of all browsers?

5 Articles worth reading… (Spotted: Week 17, 2010)

Twitteranvändning i Sverige

There has been constant speculation about how many active Twitter users there are here in Sweden. This article (in Swedish) makes public some research that Microsoft has commissioned. That survey states that 8% of Swedes have used Twitter. 5% use twitter monthly, 3% user it Weekly. Clearly being 35-44 and a daily user makes me quite special!

Why We Share Information

We are more willing to share with people with trust, especially mutually. Repeated communication helps build up that trust (doesn’t need to be very frequent or even face to face).

How to Break the Tyranny of E-mail

Oscar Berg writes about how to beat email as the tool of choice within the enterprise organisation. Summarising his post to it’s simplest possible – email is incredibly easy to use and flexible; your collaborative alternatives need to be equally as easy to use, and you need to train and coach people effectively.

Why I don’t like Facebook ‘Likes’

Facebook is a company that needs to make money, and it’s going to do that via fantastic amount of data it has about it’s 400 million users. It’s a marketeer’s wet dream. Biggest risk with Open Graph and “likes” on web pages is that it could tip the balance just a little too far. Remember that social networks always die in the end, just a matter of when.

Six things you can do in-house to improve your SEO

Not necessarily a list of the simplest and easiest things you could do in-house, but it’s a worthwhile read and not at all wrong.

6 Articles worth reading… (Spotted: Week 15, 2010)

Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever – 3 Barriers To Adoption

An article looking at some significant reasons that prevent people from using collaboration tools to collaborate effectively within an organisation. Some further comments on the Beantin facebook page.

Web customers care about tasks, not goals

It’s all task based. When we arrive at a web site we have already decided what we want to achieve. This is a point I have to explain every single week…

Mary Meeker: Mobile Internet Will Soon Overtake Fixed Internet

Some excellent data to back up the claim that the mobile internet is reaching tipping point. One thing that concerns me though is Mary’s encouragement of the walled garden for content. A separate Swedish article reveals that 20% of Swedes surf via their mobiles at least once a week.

Better recipes on the web: Introducing recipe rich snippets

Reviews, people, video, events & now Recipes – where’s ‘products’? It’s only a matter of time before Google lift it out of their labs and start using it for real.

Using site speed in web search ranking

Today Google officially announce that slow site speed with affect your ranking in Google Search results. Let’s hope this brings a new dawn of page-size efficiency to the web-world. There is going to be a short series of Beantin blog posts about page speed very soon.

30 iPad Productivity Problems

Perhaps a bit of link-bait from Steve, but it does highlight really well why the iPad isn’t a capable of being your primary (or only) mobile computing device.

6 Articles worth reading… (Spotted: Week 14, 2010)

Eye Tracking and Web Usability: A Good Fit?

A detailed and soba look into the neurology behind eye tracking studies and specifically it’s application to web usability testing. If you’re in Sweden/Stockholm then you can get a hands on experience of eye tracking at one of these upcoming free eye tracking workshops.

Understanding the Mechanics of SEO as both Art and Science

Some good SEO tips, including: “You are not in competition with a search engine – you are in
competition with your competitors.”

Evaluate Editorial Impact Using Google Analytics

Practical advice about how to evaluate Editorial Impact of web or intranet content using Google Analytics. Measure more people! measure! Fredrik Wackå has written a (Swedish) blog post in response to Lars Johansson’s article I posted the link to here yesterday. Some good practical points.

Micro-blogging behind firewalls – our work on Yammer

A collection of (research) papers about corporate microblogging, including ‘following, ‘acceptance’, and ‘incentives’ produced during a year of studying by Jun Zhang.

How Consumer Attitudes and Behaviors are Shaped in Social Media: 10 Essential Rules You’ve Never Heard – But Need to Know

A refreshingly different “do this in social media to succeed” article by Taddy Hall. Itching to know more about the empirical data he mentions and that backs up some of his advice.

Adding image information to a Sitemap

Earlier this week Google announced the addition of image data to sitemap entries, including
title and caption. This is going to be another piece of your SEO jigsaw in times of blended search…

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