Jul 19 2011

Jimmy Page Official Website Launches

On July 14th, 2001, Jimmy Page launched his brand new website to the world at www.jimmypage.com. I had been waiting for this moment for a long while, being the Led Zeppelin fan that I am. Although sparse, it does not disappoint. I especially like the daily changing of the homepage and it’s correspondence to what happened in Jimmy’s career on this date…. it adds allure to the site and certainly will keep people like myself coming back daily to see what’s new.

Jimmy-page-guide

The Website comes complete with a guide, pictured above. Within this guide, a map is lain out out on how to navigate the site:

The site is broken down into 5 distinct sections, ‘On This Day‘, ‘News‘, ‘Live‘, ‘Photos‘, and ‘Discography‘. The ‘Live‘ section allows one to click a button to tell everyone visiting this section whether they were there at the concert. It’s a great run-down of Jimmy’s extensive career and illustrates how much he’s performed live over the years. In the ‘Discography‘ section, all of Jimmy’s recordings are listed and you can favorite them. Here’s how my account looks now:

Account

Notice the live dates I’ve attended over the years and some of my favorite albums! :)

Here are a few collaborations Jimmy has done with Roy Harper (Roy Harper Official website), one of my favorite singer / songwriters / guitarists:

I believe they actually had some earlier material they did together, but it’s not listed here as of yet. My favorite is ‘Jugula‘ from the mid 1980s, just before Jimmy joined The Firm with Paul Rodgers (of Bad Company and Free fame). In fact, Roy’s bass player, Tony Franklin went on to become the Firm’s bass player!

I really enjoyed the ‘Photos’ section, as I am a photography enthusiast. Here are some images shared within this section… some from The Firm, some from the Welsh cottage of Bron-Yr-Aur, some of Jimmy’s guitar collection, some of Jimmy in the studio, and some from a 1975 Madison Square Garden concert:

Jimmy is even on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Jimmy Page on Twitter or give a like to Jimmy on Facebook.

There are even credits given out on the site and some notable mentioned include the great rock and roll photographer, Ross Halfin and Jimmy’s own daughter, Scarlet Page on some of the photo credits. Jimmy is listed as the executive producer:

Credits

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Jul 30 2010

Twitter Suggests Who You Should Follow

You may have missed this new feature in Twitter. Read about the New Discovering Who to Follow on Twitter feature on the Twitter Blog. Or see it for yourself in Twitter by going to ‘Find People’ from the top of the page, then select the ‘Suggestions for You’ tab. Once there, you should see a list of people suggested to you based on:

The suggestions are based on several factors, including people you follow and the people they follow.

Screen Capture:

Chris J. Politzki

Studio 119 Degrees Web Design & Development Studio

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Mar 19 2010

Studio 119 Degrees on Twitter

We’ve been on Twitter for some time, but I thought I’d add a screen capture of how we added our own brand identity to our Twitter account. Granted, you can’t manipulated the code on the left-hand side and add links, etc. However, you can create the illusion of having added those. It also stays true to our current web site design.


Oct 19 2009

Twitter For Beginners – Useful Steps

Signed Up and Not Sure What to Do Now?

I recently posted something of an introduction to Twitter. In it, I introduced people to Twitter and asked a few questions to the SEO community. I still think people are struggling with where to start when they sign up though. I constantly get questions from friends and family on what Twitter is really about. It’s all about joining the ‘real-time conversation’ on any and everything that interests you. Such a vast collection of information may intimidate many people and I think this is why I’m asked the same question over and over, “What can I do with Twitter, what is it good for?”

Let’s Take a Look at Some of the Things You Can Do With Twitter

Try finding friends you already know first of all. There’s a great built-in tool that’s in Twitter called, Find Friends on Other Networks tool. If you have a AOL, Yahoo!, or Gmail account, Twitter can scan your contacts list and see if anyone you know is on Twitter that
you haven’t yet started following.

See a screenshot below:

There’s also an application online that helps you find who’s tweeting. It’s called Tweepz. There’s another one called Twellow and they both are very similar to a Yellow Pages site for Twitter. With either one, you can type in a topic you’re interested in and see who’s tweeting about that subject in your area and beyond.

The Tweepz.com search feature with 'SEO Denver' search entered.

The Twellow.com search feature shown above.

Yet another method of finding friends on Twitter is through Facebook. The Twitter Facebook App can inform you of which one of your friends is on Twitter and which ones aren’t.

Another great and often overlooked tool to find like-minded people to follow on Twitter is to use Twitter Search. See what people are saying in real time about a certain topic that interests you and begin following these people if you find their tweets interesting.

So as you can see, there are many different ways to find people to follow on Twitter. There’s also a few that I haven’t mentioned or tried yet, but feel free to do so if you so desire. These are WeFollow, Twubble and Twitterel.

This is how the Twitter for Facebook App looks like.

This is how the Twitter for Facebook App looks like.

Find Local Twitter People You Can Network With

I found Twitter great for networking. Along with all of the fore-mentioned methods of finding people, there’s a few other methods to really find worth while people to follow and possibly network with. Twitter Advanced Search allows one to limit results to a nearby location. There’s also other 3rd party apps, such as TwellowHood and Localtweeps.

Connect and Stay In Touch With People on Twitter

Now that you know how to find friends and other people who may share interests similar to yours, try downloading a free Desktop or Mobile Client. Keeping up with your ‘mentions’ and ‘direct messages’ within Twitter is somewhat cumbersome and that’s why I personally use TweetDeck. It helps you keep track of everything going on with your Twitter account even if you have multiple account to take into consideration. They’ve even built in a nice MySpace and Facebook feature to track things going on there as well.

This is how TweetDeck looks for managing Twitter, Facebook and MySpace

This is how TweetDeck looks for managing Twitter, Facebook and MySpace

Other alternatives are Seesmic, and others you can research further in a 19 Twitter Desktop Apps Compared.

People who are on mobile devices such as the iPhone or iPod Touch can check out many of the iPhone Twitter Apps. There’s also web-based Twitter clients available that make Twitter easier to use on other Mobile devices such as Mixero and PeopleBrowsr.

Learn How to use Twitter Like a Pro

Twitter Help is a great place to start. Or there’s the Twitter Support Forum. Mashable.com also has a great Guide Book for Twitter. There’s also the Twitter App Directory where you can see some of the cool things you can do with Twitter. Most of all, enjoy tweeting and make it work for you.

Chris J. Politzki
Studio 119 Degrees Web Design & Development Studio


Apr 11 2009

Into the Twittersphere?

I recently found this hilarious clip on YouTube on Twitter and it’s effect on people and thought I’d share.

Enjoy!

Chris J. Politzki
Studio 119 Degrees


Apr 4 2009

New to Twitter and still figuring it out?

Twitter Logo

I recently joined Twitter to see what the fuss was all about. I’m pretty sure I’m in the same boat as many of you out there when I ask, “What can I use Twitter for?”

So What is Twitter?

In a nutshell, it’s micro-blogging. You are allowed only 140 characters per post. You can add hypertext links. Anything that exceeds 140 characters will be cut off with ellipsis (…) to denote that something has been omitted.

Wikipedia describes Twitter as:

… a social networking and micro-blogging service created by then Cornell student Jack Dorsey that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them.

If people like what you have to share, they ‘follow’ you or can also add your RSS feed to their favorite RSS aggregator. You can easily see how popular a particular ‘Tweeter’ is by seeing how many people are following them.

What Can You Use Twitter For?

First of all, I like to think twitter is like a river.

I like what Nate Angell had to say in a recent comment in a blog about ‘Learning to Like Twitter‘:

I think of twitter like a river, always flowing by. When you feel like a dip, you can dive in, otherwise, let it flow on by. If it makes sense, you can use http://search.twitter.com to build some search query feeds (or other techniques) to consume at your leisure—sort of like putting out some crab pots in the flow.

This is a great way to approach Twitter, in my opinion. It’s also been thought of as a useful tool to perform light-weight Reputation Management for your business, company or even yourself. Just go to http://search.twitter.com, and enter in a search term to see how hot the topic is. For example, I work for DexKnows.com. If I enter in ‘dexknows.com’, I’ll get a list of what’s been said about dexknows.com. Some of it can be positive and some negative, so be prepared. It can also be used as a QA tool to see what issues might be occurring with the site, product, etc. A nifty little tool!

If you sign up for Twitter, ‘Trending Topics’ are also displayed on your home page. This allows you to easily see what is popular in realtime.

Can Twitter Be Used for SEO?

This is the big question and if their are any of you who have ideas around this, please leave a comment here and share it with the rest of us. I’d love to know if there are any methods people are using to gain a SEO advantage with Twitter.

So far, I’ve only seen minimal traffic building possibilities via posting URLs to particular pages. A mention of RSS playing a SEO factor in Twitter here: Twitter for SEO Blog. I’d love for people the share more on this topic.

I’m CJPolitzki at Twitter if you’d like to follow me.

Thanks and happy tweeting!

Chris J. Politzki
Studio 119 Degrees