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23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies. Effective Outsourcing Tips. Growing your business means hiring employees.

Effective Outsourcing Tips

It is part of the game. I was a big supporter for outsourcing for many years. I ran into issues with many of the outsourced staff lying, padding their hours, working on other projects when they were supposed to be working on mine, etc. So I fired nearly my entire outsourced staff and hired everyone locally. My reason? Having people in the same office would allow for “synergy” to take place and more would get accomplished in less time. I was wrong again. Watching movies at work, IMing friends all day or working on a personal MySpace page wasn’t exactly in the job description I laid out.

Key Point: The whole purpose of outsourcing/hiring employees is to move your stress onto someone else. 27 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community. Do you like learning about magic tricks?

27 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community

To me, the best magicians are the ones who share what they know. Penn and Teller are like that. Passion Pimps : Tim Rowe. How You Can Start A Business in 2009, With Pa. Darbaroud : Marathon Des Sables & Desert cup. Tracking Weight and What You Eat with Twitter. I'm sure this will come as no surprise to all of you, but personal data collection fascinates me.

Tracking Weight and What You Eat with Twitter

I love playing with data and when it's about me, all the better. Daytum and mycrocosm are two applications that let you do this; although each have somewhat different goals. Daytum is sort of like a financial report for your life (ala Feltron) while mycrocosm is more of an experiment in communication and social media. They do both, however, have an underlying goal, whether implicit or explicit, of understanding yourself better. Welcome to Plum. Agence Pashmina. Finding New Ubiquity Commands with the Herd. Mindmapping, concept mapping and information organisation softwa. Loic Le Meur Blog: How Do Geeks Get In Shape & 13 Tips To Ge. I like to share my runs on Twitter and some of my friends reply often.

Loic Le Meur Blog: How Do Geeks Get In Shape & 13 Tips To Ge

Wine Library TV: Gary Vaynerchuk's daily wine video blog. Nine Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts. You’re writing and podcasting and videoblogging your face off and it’s starting to feel like no one’s paying attention.

Nine Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts

You want to get the right comments, and meaningful conversations started, or you want your peers to come and start a lively discourse. How do you get your best posts out there in such a way that people will come by and add to the body of work? (Note first that I’ve said “best posts” and not “every post.” If you abuse any of this, it goes poorly for you pretty quickly.) I have nine ideas to share your best posts in ways that aren’t heavy-handed, and aren’t likely to get you tuned out by the people of your various communities. Nine Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts Bookmark your best posts on Delicious.

10 Future Web Trends. We're well into the current era of the Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0.

10 Future Web Trends

Features of this phase of the Web include search, social networks, online media (music, video, etc), content aggregation and syndication (RSS), mashups (APIs), and much more. Currently the Web is still mostly accessed via a PC, but we're starting to see more Web excitement from mobile devices (e.g. iPhone) and television sets (e.g. How to Write Powerful Bullet Points. By Dave Paradi, MBA, author of "The Visual Slide Revolution" If you have sat through too many presentations where the presenter read the full text of their slides, you have probably wondered, "How can I avoid droning on and on and focus on just the key information that my audience needs?

" One part of the answer is to create bullet points that you can expand upon. When using bullet points on a presentation slide, there are some key ideas that you should keep in mind. {*style:<b>A Bullet Point is Not a Sentence </b>*}Too many times a presenter puts an entire sentence as a bullet point. A Complete List of the Many Forms of Web Marketing for 2008. Maria Reyes-McDavis Internet Marketing Online Entrepreneur Junki.

Top 5 Tips for Hosting a Customer Community. Brian Oberkirch of Small Good Thing moderated a wide-ranging exploration of customer service communities at yesterday's Customer Service is the New Marketing summit.

Top 5 Tips for Hosting a Customer Community

(Flickr photo by dougfl07.) Matt Mullenweg of Automattic summed up the panel's threads well with a single metaphor: If everyone showed up to your house for a party, would you stay away? Probably not. You'd stay at home, make sure that everyone had a drink, keep weirdos from doing strange things off in the corner, and herd guests into the right room given their numbers and general mood. How does this simple concept apply to hosting a customer community? 1. Tara Hunt of Citizen Agency works with clients (including both Timbuk2 and Get Satisfaction) to navigate community creation or engagement.

The bag company Timbuk2 is a great example of this practice in action. By following her community's lead in creating company engagement, Roll has had an extremely successful experience in creating customer relationships. 2. 3. 4. 5. Alex Frankel on How Employees Create Brand. How are brands defined by their internal culture? How are customer-facing employees defining and marketing their company's brand? Alex Frankel, author of Punching In, came to Customer Service is the New Marketing to share his undercover experiences as a corporate culture chameleon. Ideas worth spreading. Loic Le Meur blog [FR]: Le meilleur outil de SEO est... votre co.

Ce matin je parle à 9h au SES en keynote.

Loic Le Meur blog [FR]: Le meilleur outil de SEO est... votre co

Pas de powerpoint. Juste cette note. Je ne suis pas un expert du SEO, loin de la, pour autant je suis assez facile à trouver en ligne et j’ai un page rank variable de 6 a 7 en fonction des danses de Google. Je vais donc expliquer ce qui pour moi est la meilleure maniere d’optimiser sa presence dans les moteurs de recherche et plus generalement en ligne: sa communaute. Pas d’outils compliques, pas de sciences secretes ni de bidouilles, meme si je sais que certains sont incroyablement efficaces a demultiplier leur trafic en utilisant ces methodes. La communaute En essayant de jouer avec les algorythmes changeants des outils de recherche, les marques et editeurs de sites oublient souvent que le plus important est d’avoir une communaute soudee autour de votre site ou de votre marque.

Ergophile _ analyse de l’ergonomie web. Développer un projet innovant par Marc Dana. Etre capable d’innover dans son projet d’entreprise n’est pas chose facile. La bonne connaissance de son marché ne suffit plus. Innover nécessite une réelle capacité à s’extraire de son environnement quotidien. Explications. Élaboration du projet. 12 idées pour le footer. Decoding email signature pearl. All Foodbuzz - Foodbuzz. Foodies finding Foodies.