Sunday, October 25, 2009

Facebook Gets Quarter of US Pageviews

What are then the pages on Facebook that have the eyeballs? And where can you sign up to advertise on them?

Facebook is a sizzling hot ad platform now and bound to get hotter.

(via MarketingPilgrim via Frank Reed via Henry Blodgett via Perry Drake at Drake Direct, a New York-based database marketing consultancy).

Friday, October 23, 2009

Real time search coming to the spammer near you

You are going to love the polution that will come to Twitter as it begins to be indexed in Bing (joking), GOOGLE.

Will the links count? Links via URL shorteners? @ mentions? RTs?

Will there be a TweetRank score? Measuring the number and quality of your followers or tweets?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Can you replicate this: a man wants to try every pizza in New York

A 26-years old, 5 feet 10, 160-pound man is making the rounds in New York, trying to taste a slice of plain pizza at every pizzeria in the city, the Daily News reports.

He publishes his findings weekly at along with photos. Most recent entries cover Basement Pizza & Restaurant on Amsterdam and Presidential Pizza on 125th St.

The man finds the pizza joints using Google Maps. He DJ's too:

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

5 reasons GUINNESS is Way Overrated

Can of Guinness Original, plus the beer in a glassImage via Wikipedia
1. "Guinness to me is like the Dave Matthews Band, They'd both be ok if it weren't for their fans," says Beercraft.

2. "Anyone else like beer but dislike this vile drink?" asks bigcc on bodybuilding.

3. "I'm irish and I don't drink that.. only if im doing car bombs, " replies birdman2.

4. Disapointed wrote on "Guiness beer is a McDonald's burger in terms of beer...very unballanced with an overwhelmingly bitter finish."

5. What is your reason?

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Google's Chief Economist Hal Varian Explains the Economics of CPC

Professor Varian explains when to raise or lower you cost per click.
Generally, if your value per click is higher than your incremental cost per click you should increase your bid and vice versa.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pizza SEO is darned important

Unusual IllusionImage by WOBBLYMOL (FLICKR DOING MY HEAD IN, SO SLOW) via Flickr

Pizza SEO is now even more important than before since search marketing is Domino's Pizza's most powerful acquisition channel in Europe. Robin Auld, Domino's marketing director in the UK tells Marketing Direct (via
In terms of acquisition I would have to say search marketing online – we do pay-per-click (PPC) and also search engine optimisation as well. People go to Google and search for pizza so it’s important that Domino’s is up there.
Moreover, he says Domino's has been cruising unscathed through the recession so far as people trade down to pizza delivery (with their own wine, presumably) from meals out at restaurants.

Although he does not say explicitly, he points to how meaningful "day-parting" can be in all of Domino's marketing channels: TV and door-dropped menus heavy towards the end of the week, when people are at home "thinking pizza".

Domino's segments customers by behaviour (e.g. hardcore loyals) rather than by "artificial" criteria such as age or location. They track ordering behaviour by phone number.
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Monday, September 7, 2009

A house in Europe for $10,000

The Danube on the Road to ViennaImage by bill barber (very sporadic) via Flickr

Can you get a house in Europe for under $10k??? Sure you can! In much of former Soviet Union, former Yugoslavia and the rest of east and central Europe can you find houses for double-digit dollar figures.

This is true in many rural areas.

Can Pizza SEO help find a property in Europe?
Sorry, no. At least not at this time (as of time of writing).

Can you assist with real estate and legal aspects?
Again, no.

How much can I expect real estate value in Central Europe and Eastern Europe to increase in the next year or two?
Hard to tell at this stage. Past returns do not guarantee future performance and vice versa.

Is there a contact person for North America?
We value the Slovak communities and their friends in both the USA and Canada. We extend our greetings across the ocean. At the moment we do not have a dedicated contact but feel free to contact us at our regular coordinates.

How often is this information updated?
Only ocasionally. Last updated less than 2 weeks ago.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pizza SEO will SEO for pizza

The crisis is here and members of Pizza SEO team will do SEO for a pizza, we overheard recently. If this fact is true or it is a joke, we can't really tell.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

British TV Watchdog Slams Pizza in Simpsons

Domino Pizza's sponsorship of the TV show The Simpsons violates UK rules regarding promoting high fat, salt and sugar foods, Ofcom watchdog was reported as saying.

Although pizza is not presented on the show, it shows preparation, packaging, waiting for delivery, etc. This sidesteps the regulations but is clearly in violation of their spirit.

Domino's reportedly ended it sponsorship of the Simpsons in late 2008.

They should put Pizza makes you fat warning on boxes.

Monday, January 5, 2009

You need not apply to fly American Airlines!

Only residents of about 40 nations qualify to use the American Airlines site: I landed on this flashpage and was asked to enter a country of residence. Except my country was not there. Now what? Major #fail.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Calculus and Pizza: a calculus intro textbook to consider

Cover of "Calculus and Pizza: A Cookbook ...Cover via Amazon

For the hungry mind, by the amazing Clifford Pickover (HT 37), Calculus and Pizza. This is a guide to calculus that even left brained people can understand.

Of course, the connection between calculus and SEO is tenuous, at best. Effectively, though, the notion of omptimisation features prominently in both.
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URL Shortening Metaservice - a random idea for 2009

How about someone make this app? A URL Shortening services meta site with some of the 100+ existing free services (this is a good start but there are probably many more). Perhaps with a unified interface (i.e. a scraper site).

You feed in a url and 100+ variations appear:
Would you like to visit or does sound better? We even scored a http://½.ws/7 (29 more and 37 can sign up for his).

You could even create looong shortened URL chains - not sure whether there would be any real use may be artistic value.

If you have a crazy idea like this, it's cheaper to make it happen in 2009 so you should really look into it. You can then mash it up with twitter or whatever the application de jour will be, make it send out SMS (before they cancel the 160 character limit).
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