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I was recently asked what the difference is between an organic listing and a sponsored listing. These sort of questions don’t happen too often but when they do, I’m humbly reminded of how far I’ve come since I started in the search engine world. Since pictures are are worth a thousand words I present, The Anatomy of a SERP: Read more
A few weeks ago I was asked to do an interview for the kind folks over at Raven Tools. You can read more about it here and while you’re there, if you haven’t had a chance to take their SEO and Social Media tools for a test drive then be sure to do so. These guys are absolutely amazing people!
When it comes to twitter, is there a such thing as too much information? And if so, when is too much, too much? I asked this very question earlier, via Twitter and received an amazing pool of thoughts and opinions. 140 characters limited me from explaining my question in real detail so I’m going to elaborate here for you in hopes to continue this great spark of conversation. Read more
This whole retweet feature recently implemented by twitter has turned my twitter experience into a family reunion style meeting full of strangers and awkward thoughts of “Umm… who invited you again?” I guess I see my little stream of those I follow as my own little dysfunctional family. It’s weird seeing strange people that I’m not sure I like, in my family stream. And now, its even managed to invade my iphone apps.
The good news? There’s a way to turn it off. How? Well… let me show you. My example is brought to you by my friend Steve Plunkett who was wonderful enough to play along. Lisa Barone brings her own personal flare to MandaOtto.com (thanks Lisa). Read more
Twitter has recently launched it’s newest “improvement” (in beta mode to a select few) to help aid the invaluable power of retweeting. After playing with the new lists feature twitter had launched not too long ago, I was kind of excited to see what other shinny new buttons twitter had added. It didn’t take long for me to see that this new retweet feature was something I didn’t much care for. My 3 biggest complaints:
You can’t edit the tweets: I’ve never been one to simply copy, past, and throw a “RT” in front of it all. Many of my close peers know that I’m not big on retweeting things simply because I’m asked me to. If it’s not valuable content then it needs to disappear. Having the ability to add my own thoughts or even a “LOL” lets my followers know why and sometimes what, I am retweeting.
It steals my thunder: It’s not 100% clear who’s retweeting what anymore. The power of peer to peer review and approval has gone out the window. I think. The usability on it is a bit confusing. My initial attraction to twitter was how simple it was; allowing me to me communicate with a large group of friends and peers without a whole lot of “noise”. Does this sound at all familiar? Anyone remember how myspace started out?
And now the feature I despise the most…
So twitter recently released the new lists feature and already it’s the buzz of the internets. This list feature has proven to be very entertaining & I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who sees the potential. Humm…
Where do I fit in in all the list making madness? Well… apparently, I am an SEO. Oh, I’m also a cramtinesential. WHO KNEW!?
I just received my tickets for PubCon and the excitement has officially set in. Yes, I had to schedule excitement in my life. I work. What’s it to YOU?! Excuse me. I’ve been a little on edge as of late and my crazy has been leaking out into the public. Do you know how hard it is to hide my level of crazy? I need an award. I’ll settle for a banana, thanks. Anyhow, where was I? OH YES! PubCon!
So I am going to be attending PubCon. It’ll be my first conference attendance since this time last year so I am really excited to get out and hug some of my favorite people. I am even more excited about meeting new people! Ok, that’s a lie. I am awkwardly trembling in fetal position while singing Jesus Loves The Little Children at the very thought of NEW PEOPLE.
Yes. My name Manda Otto and I…. I am socially retarded. Once I’ve arrived at my hotel room, the first thing I do is draw the shades and then I strategically place all my belongings in places where they can easily be doubled as weapons and then I begin to run hot water from every faucet available to me, creating a nice damp, dark cave littered with boobie traps and shoes. If I can somehow manage to actually get out of my cave, I then have to battle with word vomit. You know… that thing most people start doing when they drink to much? Except, I’m totally sober. I swear. I tend to say the first thing that comes to mind, I trip over air, I stutter, I ramble, I go total A.D.D on folks. All sober. I wish I was lying. So YEAH!!! Come say hi to me! “Really lady? After all that? I’d rather go play escort service playing-card bingo.” Oh, that actually sounds like fun! Mind if I join?!
No really. I am really nice and I am house broken. I occasionally even say something funny but don’t laugh. It only encourage more horrible jokes. You’ve been warned. I’ve listed the session I intend to go to in case you want to try to avoid meet up with me and say hello. See you there!
Please do not assume my posting means I’m still alive. Please DO assume it’s because I have a new job and I’m insanely busy.
This is for my new design homie, Noel who happens to be one amazing graphic artist (and a very talented D.J might I add).
You Know You’re A Graphic Designer When… Read more