Aaron Wall thinks so and I tend to agree.
The type of people who subscribe to sites are also the type of people who write about that topic. If you have built up trust and a following your ideas spread faster than the competition.
Now I’m not sure if Aaron’s got the numbers right. Links differ a lot in value and if you let me hand pick those 1000 links I think I could place 1000 of them on sites that would end up leading to more than one new RSS subscriber. Not all RSS subscribers are equal either. I know I’m subscribed to some blogs where my last visit was the one where I subscribed. Aaron may be off in the math, but he’s dead on with his main point.
Sometimes you come across an article that just makes you laugh. Such was the case when I came across Thieves steal Herman Munster’s identity, which mentioned how someone was caught trying to sell credit card information in a chat room for the fictional tv character. The story made me laugh, but it also brought to mind an important concept in marketing.
My apologies for a slower than usual posting week. As I mentioned last Friday I had family in town this week and only worked part time. I skipped a couple of posts in order to spend more time collecting stories for today. This week sees the debut of a new category for design and development. I’ve gotten away from posting about both over the last few months and would like to bring back more posts related to design and development issues. Now on with the show.
I was having a problem with Google Analytics a week or so ago and yesterday Michael Gray was having the same problem. I thought more people might end up sharing our issue with Analytics and figured posting the solution was in order.
Yesterday while waiting in line I caught a t-shirt with the U.S. Marine Corps emblem and the following quote
Pain is weakness leaving the body
There’s a lot of wisdom in that quote and I wanted to relate it to business. I didn’t come up with a nice compact quote, but here’s the idea.