Reddit AMA, Ripoff Report, Klout, and Duane Forrester Leaves Bing.
I have a few interesting updates this week. I did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Ripoff Report’s home page was removed from Google, I don’t trust Klout, and Duane Forrester has left Bing as their Webmaster Liaiason.
Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)
Last week I had the honor of doing a Reddit AMA, where people can go onto Reddit and literally ask me anything they want. I got a lot of good questions, and did my best to answer. Here’s a link to the Reddit AMA, you may want to read it:
RipoffReport.com is a site that a lot of people don’t like, to put it mildly. When their site’s home page was removed from Google for a period of time last week because of a legal proceeding, many cheered. But it’s back.
I Can’t Trust Klout
Klout is a site where you can get your “Klout Score”, of how influential you are on the web. Turns out that their system isn’t reliable, and it can be spammed or manipulated. I showed a case of clear spamming by their users.
Duane Forrester Leaves Bing
A long-time friend of mine, Duane Forrester, was “reorganized” out of a job last week, which was totally unexpected. He’s no longer Bing’s webmaster liaison. I’m sure he’ll find something else that’s even better.
By the way, Globe Runner was the first company to post (I wrote the post) about Duane, and offered up 28 reasons why he should join Globe Runner in Dallas:
SocialCentive Twitter Marketing Software Free Trial
SocialCentiv is some new Twitter marketing software (it’s really a dashboard) that feeds you Tweets by people. You give it a list of keywords (and a location if you want) and anyone talking about that particular keyword from that location pops up on your dashboard. You can then easily reply to them.
Let’s take, for example, a car dealership. If they entered “new car” or “new car dealer” and “Dallas, Texas”, they’d see people talking about new cars. And if someone tweeted to their friends, asking them who they recommend, that tweet would come up. Then, the new car dealer could respond to them, giving them, let’s say, an offer code for $1,000 off a new car.
As you continue to use SocialCentiv, it learns what you like and what you don’t like— and gives you more tweets of what you like so you can respond to those people. Cool part of this is that it’s $49 a month for all-you-can-use of it.
I’ve arranged for a free trail, as a reader of my weekly updates. No commitment, you can cancel at any time. Here’s a link to try it out:
and here’s the post that I wrote about it:
That’s it for this week. I usually send an update weekly, unless there is some sort of “big news” or issue that comes up that warrants an update.