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Charlie Sheen: Is He Really Crazy?

Mar 3, 2011   //   by FreshTraffic   //   Charlie Sheen, social network, social networking, twitter, viral marketing  //  Comments Off
Charlie Sheen Sets World Record on Twitter

Charlie Sheen Sets World Record on Twitter

When you’re a self-proclaimed “rock star from Mars” with “goddesses” living at your “Sober Valley Lodge,” it only makes one wonder are you a raving lunatic or a marketing genius?  While many are writing Charlie off as having a mental meltdown and suffering career suicide, what he really is actually asking for is a 50% pay increase.

Sound crazy?  Maybe, maybe not.  Charlie’s hit show “Two and a Half Men” is the most-watched comedy in prime time averaging 15.2 million viewers.  It pulls $207,000 per ad.  Last season, it generated $155.1 million in CBS ad revenue according to Kantar Media.

Raving Lunatic or Marketing Genius?

Social Networking in Plain English

Some people & business owners are still not sure what social networking is all about and how it works. The guys over at commoncraft.com came up a few years ago with a really simple explanation by video. Enjoy.

If you are ready to attract more qualified traffic or if you have questions about social networking, please contact us for more details and a free quote.
 
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Since 1996, Fresh Traffic founder Jerry Booth  has provided business solutions to local companies and national brands alike. With foundations in marketing & web development, Fresh owns both marketing and technical knowledge, allowing us to create comprehensive solutions and communicate with every member on your team.

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Practicing Safe Search

Nov 18, 2010   //   by FreshTraffic   //   Google, internet news, online, seo, seo strategies, viral marketing  //  369 Comments

In the world of SEO, there’s the good guys and the bad guys. It’s discussed in great detail on a lot of websites, blogs and forums. So to contribute to the trend, I’ll briefly touch on the subject as well.

The big news as of late to hit the news reel is the royal engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton, it’s been in print, online, I’m certain it’s been on television and the radio by now as well. But before you run off and hit the web to find all the latest gossip about the couple, follow a few simple rules first.

1) Know full well, that with news which floods the web like this engagement, it’s a prime target for black hat SEO. What black hat is usually associated with are all of the wonderful malware infections which keep computer repairmen in business, and shady companies in cash. What happens is the black hatters pick a hot, fast rising trend, and “poison” the search results. With hundreds of millions of people using search daily, it’s easy to pull in a few unsuspecting curiousity seekers.

2) Don’t click a link, if you don’t recognize the url. When you perform a search in Google, you’ll have the blue link headline, the black description text, and a green url. If that green text is not a website you recognize easily (such as cnn.com or bbc.com for example) take a pass on the link! It doesn’t matter if the description says it has the latest on the wedding, your hard drive and OS will thank you later.

3) The easiest way to gather information via search is built right in now thankfully. All of the major search engines return relevant real time results as well as part of a search. If a topic is trending well, and people are posting about it, there’ll be social and real time search listings.

Do yourself a very big favor when it comes to search, just because the websites which rank in the top 5 say they have the dish on all of the secrets, think first and click later. Malware has larger implications than just slowing down your computer and providing nagging pop ups. It can start there, and go all the way up the ladder to identity theft, password stealing and/or keylogging.

Associated Press Looks to SEO to Boost Fortunes

Aug 14, 2009   //   by FreshTraffic   //   associated press, seo, viral marketing  //  4 Comments

International news agency The Associated Press (AP) has adopted search engine optimisation (SEO) as a means to revamp its online readership, according to a report from brafton.com.

A report from the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University revealed that AP is placing its faith in SEO to restore its readership to the massive levels enjoyed during the golden age of print. The research centre said that it had got hold of a seven-page AP consultation document setting out the group’s plan to better adapt their global coverage to the online world of viral marketing and social networking.

The document, entitled Protect, Point, Pay – An Associated Press Plan for Reclaiming News Content Online, discusses how best to protect the agency’s universal output – used in syndication by news providers around the world – while maintaining its own income stream from unique content. The problem is, as the Nieman Lab points out, that syndicated copy is not particularly useful when it comes to SEO. To deal with this, AP is planning to deny its client news organisations some of its content and keep it instead on a single, centralised AP website.

AP general counsel Srinandan Kasi told Nieman Lab: “We have unique pieces of data, maybe, or we have a unique visual narrative, a graphic. We have unique photos, a photo gallery, and so on.”

“How can you use some pieces of content to drive traffic to other pieces of content? That’s really what’s being addressed here.”

WebProNews recently reported that international news agency Reuters has enjoyed a 500per cent increase in online traffic since 2004 thanks to SEO.