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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Facebook Wants Companies To Ditch Websites And Hence Domain Names - DomainPulse.com - The Beat on the Domain Name Industry

Facebook Wants Companies To Ditch Websites And Hence Domain Names - DomainPulse.com - The Beat on the Domain Name Industry: "Stephen Haines, commercial director of Facebook’s U.K. operation, essentially said while speaking today at the Technology for Marketing and Advertising conference that “companies’ interactions with their customers could take place so often on Facebook that company Web sites would fall by the wayside,” according to a CNET report.
“To bolster his argument, Haines showed statistics comparing how many times Facebook users have clicked a company’s ‘like’ button with how many times per month people visited that company’s Web site. For Starbucks, a top Facebook advertiser, the ratio was 21.1 million likes to 1.8 million site visitors. For Coca-Cola, it’s 20.5 million compared with 270,000"

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blogger: About Us

Blogger: About Us: "three friends, funded by doing annoying contract web projects for big companies, trying to make our own grand entrance onto the Internet landscape. What we were originally trying to do doesn't matter so much now. But while doing it, we created Blogger, more or less on a whim, and thought — Hmmm... that's kinda interesting.

Blogger took off, in a small way, and eventually a bigger way, over a couple years. We raised a little money (but stayed small). And then the bust happened, and we ran out of money, and our fun little journey got less fun. We narrowly survived"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

From zero visitors to 25000 in 15 months

From zero visitors to 25000 in 15 months: "Sarah is one of those amazing people who when they have an original great idea actually do the research , the hard graft and cajoling which make things happen.

Sarah created Birds on the Blog and invited several friends to join her in the enterprise. In the beginning friends pitched in with regular blogs on set days , blogging on topics from their own viewpoint.

As Birds became known for original and quality content , the sites reputation grew and more of Sarah’s friends joined in to contribute blogs ."