With another SXSW well behind us and the inevitable cries that the conference has lost something since it has failed again to discover the next Twitter or Facebook, I find myself considering bigger picture questions: Why are so many moving to Austin? Why did I move to Austin? Is it finding the next Unicorn that
Think about the last time you spent in a coffee shop working. Perhaps you had a quick meeting with a friend or potential partner, perhaps you haven’t made the leap to coworking and call Starbucks your office; regardless of why you were there, picture the laptops around you. When I arrived in Austin, TX, I
Having been in Austin for about 6 months now, there’s one irrefutable fact that everyone in Austin acknowledges with a cock-eyed smile; Californians love Austin, perhaps too much. More than that, Steiner Ranch (the neighborhood in which we settled) seems to be the magnet for relocations from the Sunshine State. One of those transplants myself,
One of these days, Marketers are going to learn. It will be a new dawn for marketing! A shining era in which everyone recognizes how interwoven search is with everything a business does. Until then, we’ll continue to plod along… Joe Devine, CEO of The Search Engine Guys in Austin, Texas knows this all too
I was torn on how to title this post; this is either Further proof of the depths to which Google’s bot will go to crawl your content or An alternative to Akismet Have I lost you? Let me start from the beginning. I have an unhealthy interest in comment spam. It sits in a different
Things arenâ€™t looking good for social networks. The bandwagon web platform which has everyone starting a new company has proven effective in attracting an audience yet, to add insult to injury (I think it is safe to say Friendster and MySpace have proven retention a challenge – the injury), it seems monetization is still out
Yes, it is my new best friend. A digg-like news and resource aggregator that filters based on the popularity of content. At its peak, I had over 100 search and marketing related blogs on my reader before turning to Yahoo Pipes to mash them up in hopes of finding the gems among so much content.