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Throwback Thursday: iWon Search Engine, Circa 2001

Bill Hartzer

Today’s Throwback Thursday search engine is, circa 2001. Back in 2001, did you make your default home page in your web browser? Today is Thursday July 3, 2014, and that means that it’s Throwback Thursday.

Eleven years now…

Sherrilynne Starkie

Featured Headline Uncategorized writing Pentagon September 11 2001 September 11 attacks Terrorism United States Virginia Washington DC World Trade CenterHere’s a post I wrote on September 11, 2006. It still sums up this day in history for me. Five years on. Just looking at today’s date immediately sends me back five years. We were living in Virginia and I was working in Washington DC.

AOL Newsroom: A Model for the Future or Shades of 2001?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk AOL Newsroom: A Model for the Future or Shades of 2001?

When I Was Hired Sight Unseen

Ari Herzog

Considering the multiple steps of job searching today — telephone screenings followed by multiple levels of in-person interviews followed by an offer or rejection — I think back to the spring of 2001 before the end of the dot-com bubble.

No One Cares About Your News Release

Spin Sucks

In 2001, I joined an advertising agency to help build their PR department. A few weeks ago, a Facebook fan asked on our page, “Is it OK to post our news releases on our blog?” ” Dear Facebook fan, see image to the left.

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How a Cardboard Box Pays Tribute to 9/11

Ari Herzog

The archive contains 3,000 hours of domestic and international news coverage from 20 channels over seven days beginning on September 11, 2001. Six days after my 26th birthday, and 14 years ago tomorrow, Mom awoke me at 8:49 a.m. and said to turn on the TV.

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I remember the day that my first pay-per-click (PPC) campaign yielded the first batch of leads for the company I was working for.

How to Create High-Quality Content

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich In 2001, I trained for and ran my very first marathon. I had just moved to Chicago from Kansas City and didn’t know a soul. The people I worked with were great colleagues, but I didn’t have a lot in common with them outside of the office.

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Scott Baradell

Spin Sucks

He co-founded Brightpod, a venture-funded technology consulting company, which was acquired by inPhonic in 2001. By Gini Dietrich I first met Scott Baradell in a private Facebook group, of all places.

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4 Lessons from Responsive Design for CMOs

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Related posts: Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I. Posted in Advertising Content Marketing Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Design Innovation Interactive Marketing Internet Optimization Web Design.

How a Cardboard Box Pays Tribute to 9/11

Ari Herzog

The internet archive at that link contains 3,000 hours of domestic and international news coverage from 20 channels over the seven days beginning on September 11, 2001. Six days after my 26th birthday, and precisely 10 years ago tomorrow, Mom awoke me at 8:49 a.m.

34 Speakers to See at SMX West 2015

Bill Hartzer

Whenever I attend great marketing conferences, and I have been doing so since 2001, I try to hand pick a list of speakers that you absolutely must see speak.

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Editorial SEO Tactics for the Newsroom

Adam Sherk

Related posts: AOL Newsroom: A Model for the Future or Shades of 2001? By now most editorial sites are employing basic SEO best practices in the newsroom but how many are taking full advantage of every opportunity?

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Eight of the Worst News Release Mistakes

Spin Sucks

Likewise, in 2001 we were with a client in the middle of Nebraska, with 20 trade journalists at the Caterpillar plant, when terrorists attacked our country.

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Overcome Writer’s Block Forever

Spin Sucks

Ray Bradbury , in his keynote address to the Writer’s Symposium by the Sea in 2001 , had another take on overcoming writer’s block. Today’s guest post is written by Andy Crestodina. Take a nap. Eat a sandwich. Call a friend. Take a hot shower.

Beyond Your Borders: Promoting Your Business Internationally Using Social Media

SocMed Sean

Lingo24 has been helping some of the world’s biggest global brands with their localization campaigns since 2001. Today’s guest post comes from Christian Arno, the founder of Lingo24 , a global translation company specializing in website localization and optimization. I appreciate Christian taking the time to share his thoughts on the international aspects of social media and some tips on taking your content beyond your own borders.

Marketing In the Round

Spin Sucks

It was early 2001 and integration was all the rage. This post is co-written by G Squared ( Geoff Livingston and Gini Dietrich ). Guess what?!? We finally get to talk about our new book!

Who are the Millennials?


In terms of birth years, is it: 1976 to 2001 (25 years). If you’re like me, you’ve been seeing a lot written about the Millenials lately. It’s understandable, since by most accounts they are the biggest generation in U.S. history.

Why All Social Media Marketing Programs Should Be Agile (and How to Get Started)

Simply Measured

Agile marketing is an outgrowth of agile software development that gained popularity after the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was introduced in 2001. Those who work in social media are all too aware of how this field is constantly evolving.

#FollowFriday: Ted Weismann

Spin Sucks

But then the tech bubble burst and the 9/11 tragedy enveloped our country and then our economy became almost as bad as the Great Depression and suddenly those of us in the profession realized nothing would ever be the same as it was before 2001.

Getting to the Heart of Association Success


I’ve been consulting to associations since 2001 and even did a stint at an association management company for a few years where (in addition to my consulting) I served as an Executive Director for a couple of different associations.

How Pabst Blue Ribbon Dominated the Millennial Marketing World

Spin Sucks

For example, in 2001, their sales sank to less than a million barrels, creating a seemingly-unrecoverable dip in both the finances and the morale of the company.

Women Can’t Have it All? Change the Conversation!

Spin Sucks

I remember when I started working for a Chicago-based ad agency in 2001, the receptionist clocked us in every morning…but was never there at 8 p.m. The number of self-employed women has been on a steady increase during the past 30 years.

#FollowFriday: Deb Dobson

Spin Sucks

When we first connected on Twitter, she was living in Kansas City, which (as some of you may know) was my stomping ground right out of college and until I moved to Chicago in 2001. I have this amazing friend. Her name is Deb Dobson.

WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?


Drupal, released in 2001, is like the Linux of CMSes. Most websites these days have massive amounts of content that must be managed for the smooth functioning of the site. The role of this falls to content management systems, or CMSes.

The Power Of Dealstorming

Twist Image

By 2001, he rose to the position of Chief Solutions Officer and later, the company's Leadership Coach. Episode #511 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Tim Sanders spends his career on the cutting edge. He was an early stage member of Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner 's , which had the largest opening day IPO in history.

How 9/11 Changed My Life Forever

Waxing UnLyrical

11, 2001, that I knew I would change my nationality from Indian – of which heritage I remain immensely proud – to American. Eleven years ago today, I had little notion that my life would be changed forever. At the time, we lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Future Of Facebook

Small Business Mavericks

In 2001, no one knew that blogging would be as popular as it has become. If there is anything the Web has taught us it’s that you can’t really predict what trends will be the leading trends in five or ten years. In 1995, for instance, no one knew that search would become the most important method for finding information online. Google didn’t come along until 1998. No one knew that a service like YouTube would grow to become the second largest search engine.

CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I.

What A Three Billion Dollar Company Looks Like

Twist Image

Prior to January 14th, 2003 most people knew Fadell as the person that Apple called in 2001 to help design a MP3 player that would work with their iTunes platform, because the company felt that most of the other players on the market were too complicated. Who is Tony Fadell ?

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In 2001 when Google AdWords was just announced – I was buying and converting potential prospects into leads for pennies on the dollar with keywords like Globalization, eCommerce, Interactive Marketing (I was in a consulting firm at the time).

Why Hashtags are Spam #hashtags

Bill Hartzer

But, by 2001, the meta keywords tag became so abused that it wasn’t really that helpful anymore. Hashtags are spam that need to go away. According to reports that have hit the mainstream media lately, Facebook has just (finally) gotten #hashtags.

Why I am glad social media wasn’t around 9/11/01

Jeff Esposito

A lot has changed in my life, and in the world since the morning of September 11, 2001. While I love social media, I am very happy that it was not around back in 2001. Back then I was in college working in the mail room trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.

How the “Disrupted Generation” Responds to Marketing

Convince & Convert

Since 2001, he has taught as an adjunct professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. In the summer of 2012, as I sat around with my colleagues in our conference room one afternoon, we were jolted by an “aha” moment.

Boutique PR Agency vs. Large PR Agency: The Pros and Cons

Spin Sucks

From there I went to work at Rhea & Kaiser to help build their PR department, which didn’t exist in 2001. Most of you know I spent the early days of my career at Fleishman-Hillard. I loved that job. It was where I learned all about PR, but also where I came out of my shell.

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A Review of Google Social Media Tools


Büyükkökten started tinkering with social media networks as early as 2000 and he introduced his first social network, Club Nexus, at Stanford University in the fall of 2001.

How the Web Helped Me Buy a New Car

Ari Herzog

I recently said goodbye to my 2001 Subaru Forester and purchased a 2013 Subaru Impreza. Have a look… I’d bought the Forester 12 years ago — and it was the first vehicle I owned all by myself.

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Using social media across cultures

Janet Fouts

Launched in 2001, Lingo24 now has over 150 employees spanning three continents and clients in over sixty countries. Today I’ve got a guest post from Christian Arno. Read below for more info. Most businesses are now well aware of the benefits that using social media can bring, such as driving sales, getting customer feedback, building brand awareness and more. However, the majority are still only focusing on major social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Before starting VerticalResponse in 2001, Janine worked with NBC Internet, and FileMaker. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter.

Are You Keeping Up with the Digital Journalists?

Proactive Report

Yet even back then (2001) we rated only a “D” from usability expert Jakob Nielsen. In their 2011 State of the Media report Pew Research highlights the fact that the media landscape is still in flux – consumers decide what news they want to get and how they want to get it.