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Orkut: Not as Popular as Myspace or Facebook, but Still Worth Your Time

Orkut: Not as Popular as Myspace or Facebook, but Still Worth Your Time

The name “Orkut” sounds like some kind of mysterious JK Rowling creature…but when you get down to it, so does “Google.” Orkut.com happens to be Google’s original Social Networking site named after its creator, and employee of Google – Orkut Büyükkökten. The three top countries that use Orkut are Brazil, India and the United States, with Brazilian members making up more than half of the user base.

Competing with the big heavy sites like MySpace and Facebook has limited Orkut’s impact within the US market, but Google has continued to add exciting new features to stimulate user satisfaction, activity and new applications. Throughout 2008, some new features that have been added range from chatting (via Google Talk), to mobile, to enabling private forums.

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Whitepaper on E-mail Marketing for SMBs Now Available

whitepapercover_imgIt’s no surprise that more and more companies are turning to the Internet to get the word out about their services.

Tough economic times have taken its toll on small- and medium-sized businesses, forcing them to make more informed, cost-effective decisions regarding their marketing efforts.

Kelsey Group, a Princeton, N.J., local search and directory research firm, estimates that the percentage of small and midsize home- and trade-services businesses with Web sites will increase to 60% by 2010, up from just 33% today.

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Take Our 2008 Online Marketing Survey

Red pencil and questionnaireRecently we conducted an in-person survey at the 2008 NY XPO, where we asked passersby – mostly SMB owners – about how Internet marketing is helping them meet their business objectives. The results were varied, but the survey itself was such a success that we decided to open it up to a larger audience.

So – before we analyze the acquired data and publish it in an upcoming e-newsletter, we hope you’ll take 30 seconds to complete this survey too. We’d love to hear how entrepreneurs from all over America approach Internet marketing. The survey is quick, easy and – if we do say so ourselves – sort of fun … if you’re into this sort of thing.

P.S. The results of this survey will be 100% anonymous. Your secrets are safe with us.

Style.com Adds Juice to Apple's iPhone With Couture and More

Invitation to New York Fashion Week get lost in the mail? Ours too. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your fishtail-train fix.

Thanks to Style.com, the Spring ’09 ready-to-wear collections of Charles Nolan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Preen and 14 other designers are now available via an application made exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch. According to a recent New York Times article, the app offers pics and vids from last July’s couture collections as well as daily updates from many of this week’s runway shows.

Hot on the heels of design demigods Ralph Lauren and Chanel, both of which recently launched mobile apps, Style.com’s app isn’t one of Apple’s forgettable third-party throwaways; to fashionphiles, it’s the equivalent of Gianni Versace rising from the dead to revive what lil’ sis Donatella destroyed. It’s also as comprehensive as apps in this category come, with show listings, blog items, and images that when tapped reveal a model’s name and a short review of the show in which he or she appeared.

So what does all this mean for you, ye of double-breasted Diors and Hervé Léger handbags?

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Style.com Adds Juice to Apple's iPhone With Couture and More

Invitation to New York Fashion Week get lost in the mail? Ours too. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your fishtail-train fix.

Thanks to Style.com, the Spring ’09 ready-to-wear collections of Charles Nolan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Preen and 14 other designers are now available via an application made exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch. According to a recent New York Times article, the app offers pics and vids from last July’s couture collections as well as daily updates from many of this week’s runway shows.

Hot on the heels of design demigods Ralph Lauren and Chanel, both of which recently launched mobile apps, Style.com’s app isn’t one of Apple’s forgettable third-party throwaways; to fashionphiles, it’s the equivalent of Gianni Versace rising from the dead to revive what lil’ sis Donatella destroyed. It’s also as comprehensive as apps in this category come, with show listings, blog items, and images that when tapped reveal a model’s name and a short review of the show in which he or she appeared.

So what does all this mean for you, ye of double-breasted Diors and Hervé Léger handbags?

Continue reading ‘Style.com Adds Juice to Apple's iPhone With Couture and More’

It's the first post

Blogging is hard. we’re feeling it right now as we start our own corporate blog (this one) in our new campaign to educate the nation’s executives on how to better use the Internet to improve business. We’re calling it “Hiring the Internet” and we have every intention of making serious Internet Marketing part of the conversation at small businesses everywhere.

You’ll find industry news, explanations, tips, techniques, and ideas here. This is not the Do-It-Yourself blog for marketing… it’s the Business blog for marketing. It’s time to get down to business, and when it comes to Internet Marketing we’re going to help you do it.

It’s the first post

Blogging is hard. we’re feeling it right now as we start our own corporate blog (this one) in our new campaign to educate the nation’s executives on how to better use the Internet to improve business. We’re calling it “Hiring the Internet” and we have every intention of making serious Internet Marketing part of the conversation at small businesses everywhere.

You’ll find industry news, explanations, tips, techniques, and ideas here. This is not the Do-It-Yourself blog for marketing… it’s the Business blog for marketing. It’s time to get down to business, and when it comes to Internet Marketing we’re going to help you do it.


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