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So far Brian Ambrozy has created 15 blog entries.

A quick reminder to content creators: You need to disclose your endorsement relationships

Just a quick tip from us here at eBoot Camp: If you receive any sort of material compensation for your blog from any company, whether it be a free sample of a product, a product to review and keep, a product to review and send back, or money, you need to disclose that. As of [...]

By | December 16th, 2010|internet marketing|0 Comments

The dark side of URL shorteners

Bit.ly, is.gd, ow.ly. Many of us have used URL shorteners at some point or another to share a link with someone. They can take an ungainly URL (such as one found on an e-commerce site that contains dozens of characters,) and turn it into a quick and simple link that is small and compact enough [...]

By | December 13th, 2010|internet marketing|0 Comments

It’s never too late to start again

When I was a young teenager, around age 14 or so, I somehow got the movie bug. I got my hands on a VHS camcorder (heh... remember those?) and started taping everything I could. I walked around every day with that big, loud machine on my shoulder. By the time I was 16, I was [...]

By | December 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google wants a spot at the eBook table

Yesterday Google launched their new eBook service called, simply, Google eBookstore. Google is taking a swipe directly at other eBook sellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple, with one crucial difference—eBooks purchased from Google's store will be available on any device. When you buy an eBook from Google, it stays "in the cloud," just [...]

By | December 7th, 2010|barnes and noble, eboot camp, social media|0 Comments

A great source for vector social media icons

Sometimes when I'm doing artwork for my blog posts, I find that I have a need for super high-quality, transparent social media icons that we're all familiar with. Google Image Search is pretty much useless for high quality vector art, and going to each site's press area is too time-consuming and some don't have what [...]

By | December 2nd, 2010|internet marketing, social media|0 Comments

Fill in the gaps that Google Analytics leaves behind with Mint stats

I wrote an article earlier today about tweaking Google Analytics for social media search results, and it made me remember how useful Mint stats has been for my personal site. Mint fills in a lot of gaps that Google Analytics leaves behind. It's a really great way to get a quick glance at how your [...]

By | December 1st, 2010|internet marketing, social media, website evaluation|0 Comments

Online community building: Is a forum a requirement?

We all have heard the mantra: Community is critical. Building a community around your brand is one of the most effective ways to retain customers, build brand recognition, and maintain and foster enthusiasm for your products or services. Building that community can be a huge challenge, however. One of the biggest mistakes that novice community [...]

By | November 29th, 2010|social media|0 Comments

Hey parents, watch your iPhones

If you're even the most casual of iPhone gamers, you've probably heard of the recent crazy Smurfs' Village by Capcom. Smurfs' Village is now the #1 grossing game on the iPhone. The thing is, it's a free game; so how do they make money? By offering in-game items called Smurfberries for a fee. That's all [...]

By | November 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Geo-location services begin to get serious

This week, there were three big announcements in the geo-location space. Let's summarize: Foursquare partners with PepsiCo and Safeway Google launches Hotpot recommendation engine Gowalla partners with Disney Taken together, we can see that some major players are making big moves in the geo-location space. That goes a long way towards legitimizing the platform and [...]

By | November 19th, 2010|internet marketing, social media|0 Comments

An argument against downvotes

The concept of up- and down-voting content has been around for a while, but is it really a good way to have community-moderated content?

By | November 17th, 2010|social media|0 Comments



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