Actually no need to explore so there really is not any true discovery. Yahoo, for example, makes finding their trending image searches as simple as visiting Yahoo! Trending Image Searches. Not difficult at all. Now to capitalize on those, of course, is where skill and science come together so that you are still acquiring site relevant traffic without offending the person who is actually doing the search. If you are Harvey from over at TMZ no worries – everything is site relevant. If you are Nicco’s Plumbing and Dog Grooming, however, maybe not so much!
Speaking of images do you know there are at least two good ways to find if someone may be using your images without your permission? There are other ways I am certain and I know you will be happy to share them but these are the two I know and use:
… and how to ride a coat-tail. (If you only came for the pictures, here.)
Riding a coat-tail, of course, means profiting from someone else’s efforts. Some people think this is a “sleazy” way to take advantage of a trend and capitalize on it while others think it’s the easiest way to get closer to the top. In reality it may be neither but in both ways it’s the height of capitalism.
Mega Millions Winning Numbers
I’ve got a golden ticket. The nice part about this golden ticket, especially for search engine marketers, is the predictability it presents. Natural disasters, natural events like the death of a super-star, terrible accidents like the Challenger disaster, and similar events turn Google into a massive flurry of searches on those key words.
What search engine marketers should be looking for are ways to take hot search topics like those types of current events and leverage the results to their client’s benefits. Some say this is a disgusting approach when it involves human tragedy but the reality of it is this is simply a business technique that can be used to help the people personally affected by the tragedy. One example of so doing would be to place a donation link to a well recognized charity on the landing page. I digress, this is about leveraging something a little more capitalistic in nature: the Mega Millions lottery.
Okay so I’m not a member of the convinced. I am also not a member of the unconvinced. I saw a “ghost” once and, though I know I saw something almost right in my face, I’m still not convinced of what I saw. Bigfoot, however, should have been captured by now. Seriously. I have my doubts about this footage because it doesn’t “look like Bigfoot”. Whatever that means.
The big question of the day is, “does Bigfoot have a Facebook page?” And the answer is, “Yes. Several.”
I find it interesting that in the minutes following the earthquake, even before the tsunami had made much progress on its journey, the news of the devastation in Japan was all over the social network. In fact one almost could not follow Twitter if the search term Japan were included. Now, just a couple of weeks later, a devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake has rocked Myanmar and the tweets can be counted by just watching them refresh.
There are 127,000,000 people (approximately) in Japan. In Myanmar there are roughly 52,000 – less than half. The number of US citizens in Japan compared to the number in Myanmar (the State Department still refers to it as “Burma”) is very lopsided. One, without too much research, can only imagine that is mirrored with other countries. Still, you would think at least a few thousand tweets would have been sent.
Don’t think for one second that geeks don’t like NASCAR or that some auto racing fans may not have a geek streak deep within. The technology for following races like those at today’s Bristol Motor Speedway has improved greatly over the last few years.
Until just a few short years ago NASCAR drivers couldn’t even communicate with their crew. It was up to the crew members to communicate with the drivers through decades or even centuries old technology like hand signals and chalk boards. It is said the noise is so loud in the pit area at Bristol crew members still have to use notes and chalkboards to communicate with one another but the crew chief, seated above the action in his vantage stand, has the distinct opportunity of communicating directly with his driver through digital voice communications.
Get prepared – NCAA fans will rule the tweets and Facebooks this weekend and beyond. With Round 1 of the NCAA Basketball Tournament well under way you’ll probably learn more about your jocular connections than you ever really cared! In the event you actually care about basketball and the NCAA event here are some tools and tips to help keep you “squared up” on the progress:
On Twitter you can follow the NCAA Tournament News Tweets search results.
You can also follow the March Madness hashtag #MarchMadness for a flurry of results.
People looking for information about the Japan reactor story, just as anyone looking for breaking information on events, have taken to the internet. Something our parents and grandparents did not have in their arsenal of media research is now a center point of everyday life in virtually every nation.
With the ever growing, even called encroachment, of social media and citizen journalism major catastrophes and events of global significance very quickly dominate searches at the giants like Google. In fact for most of the day today the search terms “japan reactor” have been at the top of the Google search list.
LeAnn Rimes Weight Loss Success Story
Unless you live under a rock, and even then, you have heard of LeAnn Rimes. The American country music star rose to prominence at an early age and has never looked back on success.
Though she has been featured in many news stories on shows like TMZ and Access Hollywood it was not until recently LeAnn was blasted for her weight control issues.