Tag Archives: Google

Filter Bubble Question: What Do You Get When You Google…

A few days back I was searching for some topic that I have since forgotten. During my search, I typed the terms: “story behind” and was amused by Google’s first auto-suggestion. Advertisements

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Cyber War: Why “Click and Kill” Is the Next Threat to Modern Civilization

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do about It is Richard A. Clarke’s and Robert A. Knake’s all-encompassing tome on current and future cyber security threats. The authors wrote the book in a clear and concise manner so that anyone … Continue reading

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Build a Community: Ten Lessons From Four Months of Blogging (Part XI)

In my first few months of blogging, over 50% of my traffic came from search engines. That said, I suspect that my other sources of traffic will increase over time. A little over 30% of my traffic was from what I … Continue reading

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The Filter Bubble: A Great Book That Exposes an Emerging Trend

“A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.” — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You is Eli Pariser’s fascinating account … Continue reading

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Generate Unique and Interesting Content: Ten Lessons From Four Months of Blogging (Part X)

My previous nine posts focused primarily on how to drive traffic to your site. Once you have been blogging for several months and have built up a small following, the next step is to keep your readers coming back for … Continue reading

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Use Multiple Media to Engage Your Audience: Ten Lessons From Four Months of Blogging (Part IX)

Sometimes viewing nothing but text can get boring. Consequently, you should consider mixing it with other forms of media. The last thing you want is a boring and static blog that readers avoid like cancer.

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Posts Follow Pareto, Not Gaussian, Distribution: Ten Lessons From Four Months of Blogging (Part VIII)

Another important blogging insight is that a very small percentage of your posts will generate a disproportionate number of your page views. In other words, the number of page views per post exhibits the characteristics of a power law (sometimes called … Continue reading

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Leverage Your Personal and Professional Networks: Ten Lessons From Four Months of Blogging (Part VII)

Another way to generate traffic for your blog (and uncover unanticipated opportunities) is to leverage your personal and professional networks. Spread the Word Throughout Your Network Using Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as I have discussed in a prior blog, can be instrumental … Continue reading

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War Experiments Follow-up

Nearly two weeks ago, I tried a brief experiment to test Eli Pariser’s contention from his recent book, that Google’s use of 57 signals to personalize someone’s search results leads to a filter bubble. I also promised to include a second post with … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of the News Cycle: Ten Lessons From Four Months of Blogging (Part VI)

Understanding the news cycle is critical for any blogger because potential readers are more likely to come to a blogger’s site if it offers content on a hot topic. As such, an important part of your blogging strategy should focus on … Continue reading

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