9 Questions To Ask After A Site Links To You

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Inbound links increase the value of your website in the eyes of Google and the other search engines. And, they help more people find your website and all you have to offer. Each inbound link is like your website just got another vote of confidence. So, once the link has been set up, your job is done. Or is it? …

Here’s an Email Marketing Checklist

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Email remains an important channel in reaching consumers through the Internet. Its popularity is certainly above Facebook’s. But a busy digital marketer could miss some points when rolling out his or her email campaign. Worry not as we have a checklist below to make sure you don’t miss a thing in your email campaign. Besides […] Related posts: Social Enabled …

CityVille Poised To Pass FarmVille As Top Facebook Game

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In the tech community, a lot of people profess to dislike Facebook games such as FarmVille and CityVille.  They’re snubbed due to requiring little thought or skill, and viewed with suspicion since users are encouraged to spend real money.  But there’s no denying their popularity, and it looks like CityVille is about to take the crown. A few days ago, …

CityVille Poised To Pass FarmVille As Top Facebook Game

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In the tech community, a lot of people profess to dislike Facebook games such as FarmVille and CityVille.  They’re snubbed due to requiring little thought or skill, and viewed with suspicion since users are encouraged to spend real money.  But there’s no denying their popularity, and it looks like CityVille is about to take the crown. A few days ago, …

A New Way to Advertise: Ambient Point of Action

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There is a new breed of online ads out there, and they are gaining in popularity and usage. Ambient Point of Action advertisments (APA) cover the entire Web page where a user is set to accomplish a specific task – such as logging into a website or conducting a search. But unlike an interstitial ad where the user must wait …

Location-Based Services Too New to Know How They'll Be Abused

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Last week, Symantec’s MessageLabs Intelligence Sr. Analyst Paul Wood shared some predictions for online threats in the coming year with us. With the increasing emergence of location-based services, we wondered what kind of threats (beyond the obvious) come with this new territory.  "One attack that may be predicted is for malware faking location information in order to boost ranking or …

Location-Based Services See Light Use

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Four percent of online adults use a service such as Foursquare or Gowalla that allows them to share their location with friends and to find others who are in their area, according to a new report form the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Location-based services such as Foursquare or Gowalla are significantly more popular with younger internet users; eight …

Manga Castle Revolutionizes Manga Through Social Gaming

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Penn Olson features start-ups. Find out more here. If the U.S has Zynga and Playfish, Singapore has Manga Castle, a manga-styled social game maker. Despite just 1 year into the business, Manga Castle has achieved considerable success with investors and users. With over 15,000 likes on Facebook, Manga Castle’s product has proven to be well liked among manga […] Related posts: …

Foursquare Tries to Show You More Relevant “Places”

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Foursquare is moving to make the list of “Places” one sees when they load their mobile app of choice more relevant. The company announced this morning that they’ve recently made changes to improve their algorithms for serving up this data, taking into account things like time of day, proximity, and popularity of the venue in determining which places to show …

5 Ways to Get Free Stuff On Twitter

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Erin Gifford writes at Coupon Cravings where she shares coupons, daily deals, and of course, freebies. You can find Coupon Cravings on Facebook or follow along on Twitter at @eringifford. I love it when I can get free stuff. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a free sample of hand lotion, a free soft pretzel, or a free magazine subscription. I …

Tweet #RefreshMashable to Support New Location App to Change Your Community

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Here in Austin, I just finished introducing SparkHelp, the project Mashable has decided to support for the Pepsi Refresh SxSW Challenge. We’re competing against two other teams over the next few days to help get our idea $50,000 in funding, which will help make it a reality. The Project After lots of great submissions from our readers, we settled on …