Thursday, October 25, 2007

Watch The Video: Social Networking Meets Reality?

Moving along in the social networking craze, and offer a way to get to know your real neighbors in your apartment building or your neighborhood. WebProNews’ spoke with Chief Operating Officer for LifeAt, Matthew Goldstein and Creator of MeetTheNeighbors, Jared Nissim about the two companies. For more information on the two social networking sites, keep watching WebProNews.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

SMX Social Media, NYC 2007: Watch Video of Stephan Spencer of Netconcepts

Founder and President of Netconcepts, Stephan Spencer gave WebProNews an insight into Wikipedia before his session at SMX Social Media 2007 in New York City. His session, titled Wikipedia, Yahoo Answers and Answer Sharing gave the audience the opportunity to learn a few things about how to use Wikipedia to edit information and so on. Spencer discusses what direction he thinks Wikipedia is moving towards. For all of this and more from SMX Social Media 2007, keep watching WebProNews.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Helpful Firefox Add-ons for Web Marketing and SEO...

I Highly Recommended You Check out the Following SEO Firefox Add-ons:

SeoQuake 2.0.10
Seoquake is a Mozilla Firefox extension aimed primarily at helping web masters who deal with search engine optimization and internet promotion of web sites. Seoquake allows to obtain and investigate many important SEO parameters of the internet...

The add-on is used as an extension for the site It activates when the working area of the site in the location bar. The area gives to user opportunity to identify Google ranking for his sites. This operation does this add-on.

This sidebar displays page meta-information (metatags, links, etc.) Has automated search engine submission menu. Features include: Watches currently loaded Web page and automatically updates the sidebar. Displays metatags, links, language, base...

SEOpen 0.8
Provides some basic tools to help with search engine optimization. Including google backlinks, yahoo backlinks, PageRank check, http header viewer, and more. All features are available by right-clicking on an open area of a web page, or by using...

LinkedIn Companion for Firefox 3.0.1
LinkedIn is an online network of more than 10.5 million experienced professionals. LinkedIn helps you be more effective in your daily work and opens doors to opportunities by helping you develop and manage your network of business...

Monday, October 01, 2007

Barry Diller's IAC Revamps

As Seen On The Associated Press...

NEW YORK (AP) — IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet company controlled by media mogul Barry Diller, plans to relaunch its Web site Monday with new games, more prizes and plans to add social networking functions.

The site also now incorporates a search toolbar that links iWon users to the company's search engine. Diller has made growing Ask a priority and pledged to use the search engine as "the glue" to bring together IAC's myriad Internet businesses, which include LendingTree, Citysearch, Evite, Zwinktopia and others.

IWon's relaunch brings a relic of the dot-com era into the era of social networking, as the popularity of MySpace and Facebook have changed the way people use the Internet.

The site will eventually offer social networking features such as the ability to build personal profiles, chat and use Facebook widgets, iWon Vice President Tim Allen said.

After its 1999 launch, iWon was bought by AskJeeves, then based in Emeryville, Calif., which was taken up by IAC. It has since developed into a portal, trying to draw visitors with a wide-ranging set of features outside of online games, such as news, TV and movie listings and sports scores.

The new site design will focus primarily on casual games, a growing area that Allen says is now the third most popular reason people go online. The site will still offer its $1 million annual sweepstakes and will start to give away $10,000 a day during the week and $1,000 a day on weekends.

He said too few users were winning prizes on the old site, so the new version is designed to give away millions of dollars each year to thousands of users.

"It's like being in Vegas, only without the risk," he said.

Beginning Monday, visitors can play games such as mah jong, blackjack, poker and solitaire as well as instant win games such as Spin2Win. The new site has more than 70 games, up from 10, and there are plans for a total of more than 150 games by the end of the year. iWon estimates there are now 217 million people who play casual games online.

Since its 1999 launch, iWon has given away more than $70 million in cash and prizes, with its biggest draw the $1 million yearly sweepstakes.

IAC also recently relaunched its shopping Web site with an eye toward capitalizing on social networking. Its new tagline is "shopping gone social."