Friday Recap: Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons and Green Clovers Edition
Let’s hope you got your fill of green beer, green food or whatever type of green thing you indulged in for this St. Patty’s Day. Can I give a quick shout out to my grandma who celebrated her birthday on the day of leprechauns? Love you, grandma! [Happy Birthday Mrs. Jessica’s Grandma! –Susan] OK, enough self-serving content, now let me serve you a delicious dish of Friday Recap.
If you haven’t already, check out the March SEO Newsletter. We’ve packed it to the brim with titillating info that’s sure to satisfy your Internet marketing appetite. On the menu this month is a recap of SMX West 2011 in San Jose; search and social media responses to the Japan earthquake (including what one Bruce Clay Japan employee did to pitch in); and the latest in industry news and hot topics, including a recap of the Google Farmer/Panda algorithm update.
If you’re still recovering from yesterday’s festivities, you’re not alone. Check out how people celebrated St. Patty’s Day across the world. And I bet if you had the following recipe last night, it would have gone great with your green beer: Grilled cheese + potato chips = heaven.
New York hipsters beware. That pile of goodies on the sidewalk containing all your favorite must-haves is a trap! Commenters of the post are not amused.
Many touching stories have come out of the Japan natural disaster, including this one about the loyalty of Man’s Best Friend not only to man, but to its canine friends as well (get a tissue). In related news, a man swept away at sea from the tsunami was found days later, miles out from land, clinging to a piece of rubble. The man is reported to be in good condition.
Do you know how close your home is to a nuclear power plant? Check out the map and find out if you should be taking extra precautions to plan for potential problems. [Spoiler warning: East Coasters, you’re totally hosed. –Susan]
An interview with Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land by TechCrunch discusses quality content and Google’s new algorithm. They also touch on the positives and negatives of the personalization of search results. Speaking of Google, it announced a new version of analytics with a new user interface and, well, a new user interface — oh, and they renamed some reports … ?
And before you book your next hotel room, check out this article on 10 things hotels won’t tell you. Those sneaky lodges.
The New York City Ballet is way too refined and deeply rooted in hundreds of years of ballet culture to ever participate in the lowly and unscrupulous act of social media.
Space! And pranks! What more could you ask for? These astronauts thought of a fun way to pass time (wait, does time exist in space?) aboard a space craft: punking mission control.
[Melty bunny! –Susan]
That’s a wrap. Have a great weekend, everyone!