Threadwatch, SEO Angels & The Day The Music Died

Threadwatch To Close Friday

Aaron Wall announced that Threadwatch will be closing down as of Friday, citing a number of different reasons for his decision. My favorite is when he blames it on the girlfriend he "got". Got. Like a dog. Or some kind of flesh eating disease.

Though I’ve always been slightly fearful of Threadwatch (can you blame me?), it’s very sad to see it, and its unique style of humor, go. Where else are search marketers going to go to discuss all that is controversial in the industry? I nominate Michael Gray’s kitchen.

Perhaps in honor of Threadwatch’s closing (and perhaps not), BFF Tamar Weinberg reminded me to pay homage to the three SEO Angels today. Doesn’t Greg Boser look pretty? :)

Yahoo Celebrates A Day of Silence

Are you enjoying the quiet? Of course you’re not, it totally sucks!

Today, June 26, is the day the music died. Yahoo and Web radio broadcasters throughout the United States have turned off the music in protest of the proposed 300 percent boost in royalty fees facing Internet radio. The SaveNetRadio coalition organized the day, arguing that the fees scheduled to go into effect July 15 would jeopardize the future of Internet radio completely. True that.

As a result, instead of my headphones being filled with boppy ’80s teen pop (shut up) there was silence. Everywhere. Instead, Internet radio listeners were directed to which instructed listeners on how to contact their congressional representatives to protest the exorbitant fees. If you haven’t made your voice heard yet, do it. I can’t go another day without my New Kids On The Block (I already told you to shut up).

We’re, Like, Totally Social

Just a heads up in case you’re accustomed to reading the blog through a feed reader and you don’t actually click through to the site (shame on you), but we’re upping the socialness here at Bruce Clay. Personally, I wanted to do it by getting rid of Susan, but Bruce thought it would be easier to just add friendly (and fun!) Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit and buttons to the entry pages of the blog. We hope the touch of clutter makes you feel more at home and puts you in the mood to share! Go ahead. Bookmark something. I dare you.

Fun Finds

Have you been to Mashable lately? Take a look at the screenshot. Looks like someone is trying to steal my BFF. I’m watching you, Dennis Rakhamimov.

ClickZ offers Ten Great Marketing Insights From [Their] Summer Intern that are worth a read.

SEO Blokes wants to know who’s the nicest bloke in SEO. Todd Malicoat must be totally rigging this thing because he’s somehow in the lead. I’m sorry but Todd Malicoat is NOT a nice guy. ;) I voted for Matt Cutts because he’s super nice and I heart him.

[I know I promised you wedding pictures but someone, I won’t name names *coughSUSANcough*, has yet to deliver them. As soon as the person who shall remain nameless *coughSUSANcough* produces what she they promised, I will share them with you. It’s not my fault and I haven’t forgotten about you. Susan has.]

Lisa Barone is a writer, content marketer & VP of strategy at Overit Media. She's also a very active Twitterer, much to the dismay of the rest of the world.

See Lisa's author page for links to connect on social media.

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5 Replies to “Threadwatch, SEO Angels & The Day The Music Died”

Thanks for the plug Lisa – looks like Todd didn’t spend enough – it’s pretty much neck & neck between Rand & Dave Naylor now…



Seriously Lisa, you have got to be the most entertaining search blogger out there!

I did write my congressman about the internet radio issue. I gotta have my online music to get me through the day as well. Nice to hear that others are supporting it. Kudos.

Aaron smiles with his pretty girl, pretty Lisa, who is soooo judgemental.
There are many nice uses of got but I will stick with Ella Fitzgerald…
“Days can be sunny with never a sigh
Don’t need what money can buy
Birds in the trees sing their dayful of songs
Why shouldn’t we sing along?
I’m chipper all the day
Happy with my life
How do I get that way?
Look at what I’ve got:
I got rhythm, I got music, I got my man
Who could ask for anything more?
I’ve got daisies in green pastures
I’ve got my man
Who could ask for anything more?”
[Lyrics edited because Susan was afraid we would be sued. She worries a lot. — Lisa]
Yeah that Ella, she is mean, cold and bad, it is like she caught a flesh eating disease or something…

I’m working on it! Geez, woman. Have a little patience. There will be plenty of embarrassing pictures.


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