Juicy Links: February 23 – February 27


Aloha everyone (that should cover both the opening and closing). In this weeks Juicy Links you’ll be diving into the convergence of Twitter and Google, suggestions on how to prioritize your overall business budget, how to yell at Facebook if you so desire and much more. Enjoy!


Rising to the Challenge of Capturing Customers in 2009

Ecommerce Times outlines and prioritizes ways in which eCommerce owners can capture customers and combat the economic downturn in 2009. 

PeC Review: Google Affiliate Network is an Effective Marketing Tool

Practical eCommerce reviews the Google Affiliate Network saying that it offers online stores access to thousands of excellent web publishers on a pay-for-performance basis that can be very cost effective.


The Internet Marketer’s Checklist For Determining If a Business Idea is Worth Pursuing

Have a new business idea that you’re considering moving forward with? This detailed checklist will help with your decision making.

The CMO Survey Results

Results of a survey sent to marketing executives of the top Fortune 1000 / Forbes 200 companies. The responses touch on marketplace dynamics, growth strategies, marketing spending & marketing performance.


New Tool Adds Twitter Search to Google

A new tool takes us one small step closer to bringing real-time search, i.e., Twitter search results, to the Google interface. The tool adds the most recent five tweets for your search query above Google’s regular search results…pretty cool.

Google adds ads to Google News searches

Google has extended its AdWords program to Google News searches, delivering text ads on the right side of the search results page. Learn more here.

Social Networking:

Facebook Goes Open Source–With Its TOS

After last week’s outcry over changes to its Terms of Service, Facebook has decided to address the issue of content ownership on the social networking site by soliciting input from their users.

Facebook, MySpace Become Mainstream Marketing Vehicles

New reports from comScore suggest that over 50% of American Facebook users, and 44% of MySpace users, are actually over 35 years old. With the older generation flocking to online networking, it is increasingly important to consider your social media marketing strategy, especially if you’re in an industry where your competitors are still using traditional media.


Yahoo Official Says Company Isn’t Against Search Deal

Yahoo!, which rejected a Microsoft Corp. buyout offer last year, hasn’t ruled out striking a deal with the company to bolster its Internet search engine

Around the Web:

Comedy Central’s John Stewart Discusses Twitter, Stephen Colbert Discusses Wikipedia

We got a kick out of John Stewart and Stephen Colbert trying to decipher the Twitter & Wikipedia phenomenon.

Back When Google was Just a Gleam Called “Backrub”

A look back when Google was just a Stanford University project called “Backrub”