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Search Engine Friendly Information Design, Combining Facebook and Twitter

Search and Social has an in-depth article about search engine friendly information design. It is quite detailed and worth a read.

A new site has launched, combining the technologies of Facebook and Twitter. According to WordPress:

On first glance, this combination of implicit lifecasting and activity streams and explicit contextual business intelligence seems a natural but vulnerable addition to corporate information systems. But as with the proliferation of “consumer” technologies including the iPhone and social graph data in prfessional networks such as LinkedIn, the innate training of a user population in micromessaging fundamentals suggests the underlying techniques will prove popular as companies merge and are acquired in challenging economic times.

What are you reading today?

Technorati State of the Blogosphere: Intro and Day One

It is that time of year again. Technorati has begun the five-day release of their State of the Blogosphere report.

Welcome to Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2008 report, which will be released in five consecutive daily segments. Since 2004, our annual study has unearthed and analyzed the trends and themes of blogging, but for the 2008 study, we resolved to go beyond the numbers of the Technorati Index to deliver even deeper insights into the blogging mind.

This report has been extremely valuable to me in the past. I’ll be following it for the next several days.

Here are some of the more interesting items in the first two sections in the report.

In August 2008, blogs had 77.7 million unique visitors in the United States.

There are 76,000 blogs with a technorati authority greater than 50. This means that at least 50 other blogs have linked to them in the past six months.

Here are is some information on the demographics of the blogosphere:

Trusting Strangers and Facebook Meets Digg

Universal McCann has just released a new report, When Did We Start Trusting Strangers? How the Internet Turned Us All Into Influences (pdf). Here is the money quote from the introduction:

The result is an influence economy that is forcing everyone in the public realm including the owners of products and in the public realm including the owners of products and brands to become more transparent, open, conversational brands to become more transparent, open, conversational and honest. They have to rethink the way that influence is and honest. They have to rethink the way that influence is distributed and the role of marketing communications in an information landscape dictated by consumers.

In other news, Jay Adelson Hints That Facebook Connect Is the Future of Digg.

What are you reading today?

Viral Seeding, Dwigger, CNN Uses Twitter and Social Media Marketing

What is on your screen this morning?

Link Building and Taking a Blog to the Next Level

Five SEO experts have just attempted to demystify link building for SEO purposes. I think they did a pretty good job.

Chris Brogan has a great list of 50 ways to take your blog to the next level.

Reading anything interesting today?