Wikipedia has installed NOFOLLOW on all its articles/links/what-have-you
What does this mean? Well, you can’t boost your site’s PR with Wiki articles. But at least you can still crank up visibility and traffic.
I suppose I’m split on this issue. I work in an internet marketing firm. So, by default, I am required to look at a website from a marketing perspective and make recommendations and implement marketing strategies for my clients.
Unfortunately, my background is not in marketing. I was trained to look at a website from a purely interactive [strategy] standpoint. I am generally not constrained by one discipline or another in my views. My background is in online PR and usability (I did dabble in information architecture a bit).
So it’s more me looking at a site and thinking ‘what’s pretty, what’s not pretty’ or ‘this site is completely non-user friendly and nothing is intuitive’, rather than ‘how can I get more leads or more sales?’ I have learned internet marketing while I’ve been at this company, and by no means am I an expert at it. I tend to run back to my Seth Godin book more times than I can count for inspiration (while not all of his book deals with marketing — it certainly does make my mind work, which I’m forever grateful for).
There are advantages, when one works for a marketing firm — to look at the site from the POV of a marketer. However, I guess it depends on what the point of your position is. I still can’t help looking at it from a usability perspective — which will ultimately help the consumer in the end.
There are just so many ways to view a site, how do you view it?
I’ve been seeing the rumors on Engadget and Gizmodo… and of all things, I find the post through haha.nu.
I am a total gadget geekette. I currently own a Treo 700p. I love it. I love it better than a Blackberry, even though it happened to cost much more. I used to have a Sanyo flip phone… but I got the Treo because I literally had snapped off the earpiece of the flip phone.
Now… there’s this thing called the iPhone. Sure, my first computer was a rockin Apple IIC. I own an iPod (2nd gen mini in silver, I haven’t traded it off yet. Still works). I love my Treo because of its touchscreen. I am getting to be proficient in little plastic buttons. But the iPhone is ALL touchscreen. Possibly oily and dirty as hell (I’ve only had the Treo for a little over 4 months, but the screen is kinda gross). But it’s three things in one. I love my iPod. I love my texting. I love my mobile internets (yes, I said internets… but I’m totally fangeeking it out right now).
2008 they said? I think I’ll be there. My only problem… what to do with my Sprint account? Unlimited internets (ha. I did it again), unlimited texting, 3000 (I think) shared minutes — I’ve never gone over.
2008. That’s some time from now.
Apple, Inc’s got it down. Microsoft may never be able to catch up. FYI – I have the Palm software installed on the Treo — I do not use Windows Mobile.
terrifyingly at a loss for words. I read the blogs. I absorb the news. And yet, I find myself with nothing to say.